In focus: Quad Biking at Center Parcs

Everything you've ever needed to know about this heart-racing, adrenalin-fuelled activity.


Name: Quad Bike Safari

Where: Whinfell Forest, Elveden Forest, Longleat Forest, Sherwood Forest.

Who: Anyone over the age of 16 can join in. Not old enough? Try Junior Quad Bikes for ages 6 to 11 years.

Appearance: Blue bikes with handlebars, brakes, and four wheels. Quad riders are decked out in protective clothing and a helmet.

What do I get to do? After getting suited and booted in the highly fashionable protective clothing (don’t worry no one will see your face once the helmet is on!) one of our instructors will show you how to use the quad bike, before taking you for a test spin. You will then ride around our off-road track with a fully qualified group leader.

Awesome. What’s the track like?
The track has a mixture of off-road terrain with hills to climb and descend as well as some hairpin turns. Watch out for the banking of the track, which makes the ride a little more awkward – and a lot more exciting.

But wait a minute, should I have previous experience? While previous experience won’t harm your ability, it certainly isn’t essential. Our instructors are there to teach you how to safely and enjoyably use the quads, no matter whether you’re a complete beginner or a hardened professional.

That’s great. Where do I sign up? To take part in the activity, you can book online. Be sure to book in advance to get the time slot you want and avoid disappointment, as this activity is very popular.

Done! What else might I enjoy at Center Parcs? By the sounds of it, you’re a bit of an adrenaline junkie. Perhaps give Segway Experience a whirl? It’s available at all five Villages and is suitable from 12 years.

Do ask our instructor:
So, which one is the brake again?

Don’t ask:
How high can these babies jump?

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17 Responses to “In focus: Quad Biking at Center Parcs”

  1. Angela Darroch

    I wish there were quad bikes at Woburn Forest. We booked our summer holiday there long before it opened and it was the number one looked forward to activity. We just assumed that a new parc would be bound to have them so we were really disappointed to find there weren’t any. There was even a large photo of people on quad bikes attached to a review of Woburn in a major national newspaper. Shame on you Woburn! We still had a great time but if we want quad bikes, we’ll just have to try another parc next time.

    • Amy Dickson

      Hi Angela, thanks for your comment. We’re really sorry you’re disappointed that there are no quad bikes at Woburn Forest, but unfortunately we were unable to secure this as part of the planning process when building the new Village. I can confirm we did not supply any images of quad biking to the press when reviewing Woburn Forest, there were however lots of photos of segways. Glad you had a great time though; we hope to see you at Center Parcs again soon!

    • Amy Dickson

      Hi Sarah,

      Thanks for your comment. Yes, 14-year-olds can still do Quad Biking. I apologise as I haven’t made it very clear on this post, but there is a bookable Quad Biking session for those aged 12-15.

    • Amy Dickson

      Hi Sarah,

      Thanks for your comment. Yes, 14-year-olds can still do Quad Biking. I apologise as I haven’t made it very clear on this post, but there is a bookable Quad Biking session for those aged 12-15.

    • Amy Dickson
      Amy Dickson

      Hi Alfie, thanks for your question and apologies for the delay in getting back to you. For ages 16+ the quad bikes are up to 250cc and restricted to second gear. For ages under 16, the bikes are 90cc. Hope that helps

  2. Colin Chalmers

    Just come back from Elveden Forest had a go on this. Amazing…thanks to Dave for hooning around in front of me teaching this old boy (51yrs) how to handle these things. I ride road bikes, this is nothing like it! Great fun…shout for Cat too for taking my kids around. Thanks to all the staff at Elveden they cater for all levels and make it fun for all…Have fun!

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Simon Jarratt

I am the Digital Acquisition and Media Manager and have worked at Center Parcs for more than five years. I have a passion for travel in my working and personal life; because of this you’ll find me writing about the latest news in the travel industry and short break market.