Your guide to winter at Center Parcs

Family warm feet by the open fire
22 December 2019

Your guide to winter at Center Parcs

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Here at Center Parcs, we can’t wait for the cold cosy nights, glistening frosty mornings and crisp wintery air. Where better to experience the magic of winter than in the heart of the forest?

Get cosy and warm

Nestled in the heart of the forest, your lodge is the perfect setting to relax at the end of a busy day exploring. Light your own log fire and relax with all your family as the cold night draws in. If it’s just too cold to venture out, why not get food delivered straight to your lodge from our on-village takeaway, Dining In.

Winter walks

The frosty weather is perfect for long brisk walks in the forest. Get your whole family wrapped up warm and experience the glittering forest as you explore through the frost-covered woodlands. Take a pit stop at Starbucks and treat yourself to one of their signature coffees or indulge in a luxury hot chocolate – guaranteed to keep your hands warm as you immerse yourself in forest life. If walking isn’t your thing, then why not explore the village at a faster pace and hire a bicycle from our Cycle Centre, with a large range for children, adults and groups there really is something for everyone.

Get creative

If you want to escape the cold and do something for all the family to enjoy together, we have a fantastic range of indoor activities for you to try. Get creative with our Pottery Painting and create a colourful masterpiece to be proud of from our huge range of pottery. As an added treat, the studio will professionally glaze and fire your creation overnight ready to take home the next day as a wonderful keepsake of your trip.

Subtropical Swimming Paradise

Heated to 29.5C all year round, the Subtropical Swimming Paradise is a perfect way to spend your cold winter days. With unlimited entry included in the cost of your break, there is no better way to keep the whole family entertained. Take a dip in the Wave Pool, make a splash down the Wild Water Rapids or hire your own private Family Cabana to add that bit of luxury to your experience.

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

A Winter Wonderland short break at Center Parcs is our most magical break of the year. With the festive season in full swing, you can soak up the atmosphere in Santa’s Woodland Village,  see your little one’s smile widen as they see Santa for the first time in his Woodland Workshop or try something new with our exciting range of special seasonal activities, from Festive Carriage Rides to Festive Family Cupcake Decorating. The forest takes on a new life this time of year and transforms into a magical winter playground with snow, fireworks and festive twinkling lights.

Make time for you

If your idea of a perfect wintery break is relaxing and unwinding after a busy year, then Aqua Sana needs adding to your itinerary. Our spas are nestled right in the forest and provide the perfect setting for escaping the stress of everyday life. Experience complete indulgence as you connect with nature and leave feeling refreshed and renewed. Choose between a Spa Day or Spa Break for the ultimate treat this winter.

There is so much to do this winter at Center Parcs, so book your short break with us today and discover everything we have to offer at this magical time of year.


Exterior view of lodge accommodation
Woman holding a hot drink
Parents with baby walk near a lake
Father and child in the sunshine in front of a lake
Frosty forest scene
Family warm feet by the open fire
Family walk through forest

Hannah Dooley

As PR Assistant at Center Parcs, I’m here to give you an insight into all that is new and exciting across our villages. For me, there is no better family time than a short break in the forest and I’m lucky enough to be able to share everything I know, from lovely guests stories to top tips, so you can make the most out of your stay with us.

Hannah Parker