Your summer at Center Parcs to-do list

10 March 2022

Your summer at Center Parcs to-do list

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The Center Parcs forests are spectacular all year round, but we can’t deny that some of our activities really shine in the height of summer. There is nothing quite like cruising around the lake while the water sparkles or building and defending your own fortress in the forest in the glorious sunshine.

So here are our top picks for activities so you can make the most of your summer family break this year – plus a few wet weather ideas in case it all doesn’t go to plan.


Take to the lake

When the sun is out, without a doubt the lake is the place to be. With something for everyone, you can have hours of fun in the sun. If you fancy something adrenaline-fuelled, gather your friends and family for AquaParc. An obstacle course on water, jump, slash and climb your way through beams, bubbles, and slides to find your way to the end. Available at Longleat Forest, Elveden Forest and Longford Forest.

If you still want a bit of action but prefer watersports with less of a chance of taking a dip, hire a Kayak and take in laps of the lake at your own pace. Or if action-packed isn’t your style, hire one of our Electric Boats for a more leisurely pace. With all the hard work taken away, sail in comfort and take in the best views of the village.


Summer adventures

Summer means longer days and more sunshine, and our wildlife loves this too. Take a trip to the Rangers Lodge to see what animals you can find hiding in the forest on a Daytime Nature Walk.  Provide a haven for the birds, butterflies, or ladybirds in your garden by taking part in the Build a Nature House activity, that you get to take home and watch the wildlife flourish.

With up to 400 acres of the forest to explore, we have a range of activities to be immersed in nature. Take part in our Den Building and Decorating activity, using only natural resources and your creative skills to create your very own woodland hideaway. A great way to enjoy the beautiful forest and perfect activity for the whole family to take part in (minimum age 3 years).

Or for something more exhilarating head to our Outdoor Activity Centre. Deep in the forest, with unique activities, why not try out the Quad Bike Safari or Junior Quads for your little ones (ages 6-11). Get to grips with your quad bikes and then test out your new-found skills on our purpose-built track, filled with adrenaline-fuelled and fast-paced adventure.


Save it for a rainy day

When the British weather doesn’t go to plan, it doesn’t mean all the fun has to stop at Center Parcs. Take a trip to the Pottery Painting Studio whatever the weather, choose from a wide range of pottery and let your creativity run wild with the help of our brushes and paints. Once you’re finished, we’ll professionally fire and glaze it for you to take home as a memento.

For something more active head to the Spots Plaza, filled with fun activities for the whole family. Battle head-to-head in a game of Bowling and see who will score a strike, team up and try out Badminton, or head to the heights in the Indoor Climbing Adventure.


A bite to eat

Refuel with a bite to eat at our range of restaurants. Sit in the sunshine and eat alfresco while taking in the forest and lakeside views. Or craving a sweet treat between activities, treat your little ones (and yourself) to an ice cream from Treats, which flavour will you try?

Pop to ParcMarket and buy all the delicious ingredients you need to have the perfect BBQ. Sit on your lodge patio with the smell of BBQ filling the summer air and gaze into the forest, all from the comfort of your own lodge.


Got your family summer break booked or still need to get a date booked in the diary? Discover more about your next summer adventure today.


Sophie Borrill

Sophie Borrill

As Marketing Assistant at Center Parcs, I love seeing and hearing all the amazing moments from your break. I love sharing exciting updates and helping our guest get back to nature.