Get creative at Center Parcs

30 May 2022

Get creative at Center Parcs

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Woodland wanders, lake backdrops and cosy lodges nestled in the forest – a perfect place to let those creative juices flow. We are celebrating National Creativity Day by sharing our tips on what you can do on a Center Parcs break or at home.

A break in the forest doesn’t have to be fast-paced and full of adrenaline-fuelled adventures. You can tailor your break to include relaxing and tranquil activities. We have plenty of creative activities on offer that the whole family can do together:

Pottery Painting

Spend an hour or so in our Pottery Painting Studio filled with pots galore for you to paint and a rainbow of colours to pick from. Fancy a new plant pot, a personalised mug or unique piggy banks for little ones to save their pocket money in? There’s something for everyone. Choose your pot, pick your colours and lose yourself painting away. It’s also a great souvenir to take home – designed by you!

This is a great activity for the whole family. We provide aprons so no clothes are ruined from paint spills or splats, paint is washable and simply watching the concentration on little ones’ faces is a picture you must capture.

Have you visited our Pottery Painting Studio? Share your masterpieces with us on social using #mycp or email us at


Cupcake Decorating

Spend quality time together whilst testing out your cupcake decorating skills. Master the art of piping, add a touch of sprinkles, and create tasty treats to take away and share with the family. This activity is for 8 – 11 year olds. Our Cupcake Decorating for Little Ones is great for 3 – 7 year olds – let their imagination run free as they get creative (and messy!) decorating their very own cupcakes.


Build a Nature House

Help us protect the wildlife and help your little ones create a nest box they can take home for the garden. A hands-on workshop that allows your child to connect with nature and provide a home for the butterflies, birds or bats. Encourage them to understand the world of nature and provide them with something they can spend hours watching.

You could also take part in our Make a Bird Feeder activity to go alongside your nature house – your garden will become a safe haven for the wildlife (only available at Sherwood and Woburn Forest).


The Forest

Our forests are one big playground. Wander through the woodland paths or hire cycles to ride around the village spotting new creatures, interesting trees or picture-perfect views.

See how many creatures and wildlife you can spot and make a note of everything you find. You could then go back to your lodge on an evening and try and find as much as you can about each discovery. You can also visit our Nature Discovery Area and speak to one of our Rangers who will be more than happy to share their wildlife knowledge.

Why not take some paper and pencil out with you and try frottage – the art of rubbing your pencil over an object such as the bark of a tree or different leaves to create a textured pattern?

See how many family selfies you can take in different locations to pop in an album for a collage of Center Parcs memories – how many silly faces can you pull?


A little bit of Center Parcs at home

Looking for some creative inspiration Center Parcs style? We have put together an activity pack full of creative sheets you can download and print off at home. They are perfect for if it’s a rainy day, need to entertain the little ones on a car journey or for something to do in the lodge whilst on a Center Parcs break.

The pack includes:

·       Design your own Pottery Painting masterpiece

·       Can you help Chestnut find all the acorns?

·       Practice your tree drawings skills

·       Finish the Dragonfly and make it colourful


Mum, dad and little boy giggling at train pot they are painting
Little boy having fun decorating cupcakes
Family in the woods spotting wildlife up in the trees
young girl making a bird feeder
Family taking a selfie in the woods, pulling silly faces
Brother and sister giggling together as they colour in sat outside in the forest

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