Activities you have to try this October half term

09 October 2020

Activities you have to try this October half term

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Before you pack your bags, load the car and head to Center Parcs, check out our guide to activities you must try on your short break this October half term. Whether you are with family or friends, there are many activities which all ages can get involved in on a Center Parcs break and we’re here to give you a glimpse of just a few. If any activities mentioned below take your fancy, don’t forget to pre-book them online from four weeks before you arrive to avoid missing out!

Please note you may be asked to wear a face-covering during the duration of any of these activities, please check your booking for more information.

Aerial Adventure

For who: minimum height: 1.22 metres

Where: all villages

What it’s all about: Prepare for a thrilling adventure as you climb up into the treetop canopy to complete our aerial course. With guidance from our instructors, make your way over a series of obstacles before finally making an exhilarating descent by zip-wire that will have you flying through the trees.

Who’ll love it: daredevils with a head for heights

Adventure Golf

For who: all ages – person over 18 must be present

Where: all villages

What it’s all about: Your putting skills will be tested in this family activity that will have you practising your eye for precision as you keep your cool and battle it out to be the winner of your group. Watch everyone’s competitive side come out as you take to our themed golf course in this fun and family-friendly activity. Will you be the first one in your family to get a hole-in-one?

Who’ll love it: perfect for all ages and abilities if you have a spare afternoon

Indoor Climbing Adventure

For who: minimum height 1.10 metres

Where: all villages

What it’s all about: Have you got a head for heights? Tackle our Indoor Climbing Adventure and see if you can climb and clamber your way to the top. Our colourful climbing walls feature a range of abstract themes and tactile materials to add to the stimulating experience. With various paths you can take to reach the top, all you’ll need is an attitude to beat the altitude.

Who’ll love it: families who want to try something new together

Pottery Painting Studio

For who: all ages – person over 18 must be present

Where: all villages

What it’s all about: All the family can get involved in this creative session that will have you choosing and painting your very own piece of pottery. Pick from a range of pots and then get to work painting, splodging and crafting your masterpiece. Our staff will glaze your pot overnight so remember to collect your creation the very next day.

Who’ll love it: those who are feeling creative or looking for a relaxing afternoon

Aqua Jetting

For who: 8 years +

Where: all villages

What it’s all about: Take to the water and make a splash in this unique activity that will have you embarking on an underwater adventure. Dive to the depths of our pool with the use of a Seadoo and zip through the water in this exciting aquatic adventure. This fun activity is like no other and is one that little ones and older children alike will love.

Who’ll love it: for families who love spending time in the Subtropical Swimming Paradise

Interactive Squash

For who: 12 years +

Where: Whinfell Forest, Elveden Forest

What’s it all about: Get your adrenaline pumping with a game of squash but with an exciting twist. With the help of state-of-the-art technology and your mobile phone, challenge yourself or a competitor to a game of block squash to fun tic tac and see who will come out on top.

Who’ll love it: competitive friends or family

Family Nature Journal

For who: 3 – 7 Years

Where: all villages

What’s it all about: Take your family on a journey through our forests. Head out with our Rangers who will let you discover the nature you’re surrounded by. You can fill in your nature journal and take it home with you.

Who’ll love it: budding explorer’s and nature enthusiasts

For more activities available on your Center Parcs break, discover a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities.


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