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 to try during your summer 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 and Elveden Forest.
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.
With up to 400 acres of the forest to explore on your break get involved in our activities within nature. Get competitive with our Forest Fortress Den Build activity, using only natural resources race against the clock to build a fortress while defending your team flag and attacking the oppositions fortress, and see who can raise their flag first to win. Available at Sherwood Forest and Woburn Forest from the 19 July 2019.
Or for something more exhilarating head to our Outdoor Activity Centre. Deep in the forest, with unique activities, why not try Quad Biking or Junior Quads for your little ones. Get to grips with your quad bikes and then test out your new-found skills on our purpose-built track, not available at Woburn Forest.
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 at Elveden Forest and Whinfell Forest, try your hand at our new games of squash, but with a twist. For your older ones suitable for all abilities, get competitive with Interactive Squash, with a variety of games available from tic tac to block squash and see who comes out on top.
Or bring your little ones to play a game of Family Ball Wall, with softballs kick or throw the targets on our interactive walls to see can get the personal best.