The perfect October half term break

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25 October 2018

The perfect October half term break

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It's that time of the year again where the forest is transformed from green to golden and your wellies and woolly hats make an appearance. With plenty of activities to do at Center Parcs, you won’t struggle to keep your little ones entertained. Here is what you could get up to this October half-term to have a memorable break away in the forest.

French-inspired breakfast

Start your day off the right way and head to Café Rouge across all five villages for breakfast the whole family can enjoy. The little ones can enjoy one of the mini cooked breakfasts – the ‘Petite English’ or ‘Petite Veggie’, perfectly portioned for smaller appetites. While the adults can choose from a tasty selection of cooked breakfasts like the classic Rouge Breakfast with free-range eggs, Cumberland sausage, cured bacon, beans, mushroom, tomato and sourdough toast. Perfect fuel for a fun-filled day of activities.

Make a splash

At the centre of every village visit our Subtropical Swimming Paradise and warm up this October half-term in our 29.5C incredible indoor water park. Whatever the weather is up to outside, you can enjoy a slice of summer inside. With child-friendly pools and adventurous slides, from the Wild Water Rapids to our wave pool, your children will be entertained for hours. While you can enjoy some relaxation time in the whirlpool.

Indoor Climbing Adventure

Do you and your little ones have a head for heights? Escape the cold and challenge yourselves as a family to try something new together. For your children who are a minimum of 4 years and have a height of at least 1.1 meters, they can climb their way to the top of our colourful indoor climbing adventure walls. Watch them face their fears and have an adrenaline rush they will never forget.

Dine In

After a long day of family activities sometimes you don’t fancy cooking, but don’t want to dress up and go out either. Don’t worry we have the perfect option! Pop over to our Dining In store across all five villages and our expert chefs can cook you a mouth-watering takeaway from a range of international cuisines, or even make a delivery to your lodge for a small charge. It is the perfect hassle-free way to unwind after a busy day.

Ten Pin Bowling

For an evening activity fun for the whole family, head down to our Ten Pin Bowling lanes and get your competitive streak out. For your little ones we have bumpers and ramps, which they can use to perfect their bowling techniques. Why not book out a lane and have a family bowling tournament while relaxing with some snacks and drinks?

To find out what list of essentials you need to pack, check out our packing for your October half term break post. Or book a last-minute hot tub getaway.


Two girls climb indoor climbing adventure
Subtropical Swimming Paradise
Family bowling
Indian mixed starter
Family walk into the woods

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