Nestled deep in the Nottinghamshire countryside Sherwood Forest may be famously known for Robin Hood, but it is also home to the original UK Center Parcs. Being centrally located, it is an ideal location and an accessible drive from all over the UK.
Center Parcs is well known for offering family friendly UK based holidays, with plenty of activities to fill your days if you so wish. Whether you have toddlers or teens, there is something for everyone. You can pre book activities such as Aerial Tree Trekking, Aqua Jetting, Cupcake Decorating and Den Building. I fancy signing up for the Chocolate Chefs Academy which is great for all ages! But if you want to chill more then you may prefer a leisurely cycle around the forest.
Cycle hire is available at Sherwood Forest Center Parcs if you prefer not to bring your own bikes. There are even balance bikes or children’s trailers for the little ones. The team there will get you measured and fitted to the perfect bike for you and your family and you’ll be ‘on yer bike’ in no time! You can cycle to the beautiful beach and lake and take in the views.
A trip to any Center Parcs would not be complete without a visit to the Subtropical Swimming Paradise Pool, which is heated to a balmy 29.5C year round. There are Wild Water Rapids and the Tropical Cyclone to keep the older kids and adults occupied. Whilst the children’s water play areas with their spray fountains, tipping buckets and smaller slides are sure to keep the younger ones entertained.
Why not rent your very own Family Cabana at the pool and spend your time there in secluded luxury. Here you can experience your own relaxing retreat, complete with comfy chairs, towels, a complimentary ice-cold soft drink and a TV.
When you fancy sneaking in a relaxing time without the kids, then book in a visit to the Aqua Sana Spa. Here you can experience an award winning spa session including the sauna and steam rooms, relaxation beds, and a range of indulgent treatments for you to try.
Whilst you will have a fully fitted kitchen in your lodge with everything you may need to cook up a storm, if you prefer not to cook whilst away on holiday then there are plenty of eateries at Center Parcs Sherwood Forest. There’s the ever popular Huck’s American Bar and Grill, the well known Bella Italia, or enjoy a touch of the Italian at Amalfi, to name but a few.
You can even order online and have a Chinese takeaway delivered fresh to your lodge door. For those of you that do wish to cook or enjoy a BBQ in the comfort of your lodge, then the onsite ParcMarket is the perfect place to grab the essentials and more. With all your favourite brands and a yummy bakery, you can pre order food from here free to your lodge, or just pop in as and when you need them during your stay.
Accommodation wise, the lodges offer a magical experience of being able to wake up in the forest, with wildlife on your doorstep. All lodges come fully equipped and are very family friendly. The Woodland Lodges offer an open plan living area, modern kitchen, your own private patio, as well as a log burner and TV. Or why not treat yourself to an Exclusive Lodge, where you can also have your own sauna, steam room and outdoor hot tub, as well as a games room with your own pool table. For ultimate Center Parcs luxury, opt for one of the Treehouses, where you can enjoy your own private outdoor hot tub, a dedicated treehouse host, a games den and four stylish en-suite bedrooms!
So whether it is a relaxing break away, or fun filled adventure you are after, then Center Parcs Sherwood Forest is sure to provide something for everyone.