A brand new village
July 2019 saw us open our first village in Ireland, Longford Forest. The village has 466 self-catering lodges and 30 apartments to accommodate up to 2,500 guests. Since it’s launch, we have loved seeing guests enjoying their first experience of Center Parcs Longford Forest.
An exciting transformation began earlier this year at Aqua Sana Longleat Forest, to create a brand-new Forest Spa. The newly extended spa has beautiful new experience rooms for you to enjoy as you relax and unwind.
Making a splash at Sherwood Forest
We have seen huge changes at the Subtropical Swimming Paradise at Sherwood Forest. The Grand Cascade ride has had a refresh and we have welcomed brand new water play areas for the little ones: Venture Bay and Venture Harbour. Tropical Cyclone has opened at Sherwood Forest and is a thrilling and gravity-defying ride, perfect for adrenaline junkies.
New activities have arrived
Exciting activities have arrived at all of our UK villages, Spy School is perfect for your little ones, they undergo a variety of challenges which include secret message writing, decoding, dusting for fingerprints and invisible ink. If you have older children, Survival Adventure is perfect for your explorers, as they learn how to use survival instincts to make it to the extraction point successfully.
Forest Fortress Den Build is a brand new competitive activity, great for teams. Race against the clock to beat the opposition in building your very own fortress and raising your team flag first. Available at both Sherwood Forest and Woburn Forest.
Elveden Forest and Whinfell Forest have two new and exciting activities: Interactive Squash and Family Wall Ball. Both are exceptionally popular with guests, as they can enjoy competitive family fun with our state-of-the-art interactive soft ball games.
As the popularity of escape rooms have increased, it was a perfect time to launch ‘Escape the Forest’; ‘Breakaway Cabin’ and ‘Explorer’s Quest’ at Woburn Forest. Designed for collaborative teamwork, the new escape room activities are perfect for testing your puzzle-solving skills.
Whinfell Forest has also updated its Aerial Adventure course. This now includes a 255-metre dual zip wire over the lake and brand new obstacles. It reaches 26 metres high, so is definitely for the thrill-seekers of the family.
New to Woburn Forest, 6 bedroom Woodland Lodges are being built, with large open-plan living space so you really can bring everyone with you. This will also include our first ever 6-bedroom Adapted Woodland Lodge, featuring ramp access to the accommodation as well as an electric bed, walk in/wheel-in showers and a fully-equipped kitchen with lowered worktops. These lodges are now available to book for breaks from May and August 2020.
Whinfell Forest is building four new luxury Treehouses, which are now available to book for breaks from July 2020. Guests with limited mobility can enjoy our Adapted Treehouse. Each will include four en-suite bedrooms, a detached games den and beautifully styled open-plan living – for the perfect hot tub getaway.