Center Parcs Activities: Baby Owls

Our holiday to Center Parcs back in October was our first ever visit there so we were a bit unsure about what we wanted to do and what we wanted to book for Erin to do. There is so much choice for children but a lot of the activities were for ages 3 and up so for babies and under 3’s there isn’t quite as much. We chose not to book too much for Erin because we didn’t know how she would cope with being on holiday but right at the top of our list was Baby Owls. Erin loves

Center Parcs Activities: Subtropical Swimming Paradise

Swimming is one of the only free activities to do at Center Parcs and if you’re looking for a holiday on a budget, this is something you really need to make the most of! The Subtropical Swimming Paradise can be found in the Sports Plaza which is right in the middle of Center Parcs Elveden Forest. This was only a 15 minute walk from our lodge and I think roughly a 30 minute walk from the lodges which were further away. Still, this isn’t a long walk and it can be made a lot easier and quicker if you have hired

Restaurants At Center Parcs Elveden Forest

October saw us go on our first ever real family holiday and we chose Center Parcs, Elveden Forest for that! We booked for a Monday to Friday break and we couldn’t wait. As we had booked quite a few months in advance I had loads of time to look over the activity options and also to decide where we would eat on each day. Center Parcs has quite a few different restaurants to choose from and we were lucky enough to have a fair few meals out during our holiday. While we have reviewed each restaurant in detail, here is

Center Parcs: New Woodland Lodge Review

Our party consisted of 4 adults and 1 toddler so we booked a 2 bedroom New Woodland Lodge. We didn’t pay for early access as that was another £35 and we were trying to do our holiday as cheaply as possible. This meant we were able to get in from 3pm, which was actually a nice time for us. All of us were really pleasantly surprised when we entered the lodge. The living and dining areas are open plan and bigger than what I was expecting. This lodge had a dining table that seated 4, a large corner sofa with

Aqua Sana Spa At Center Parcs Elveden Forest

Something I had been looking forward to since the minute we booked out holiday at Center Parcs was the spa. I had heard so many great things about Aqua Sana and I was desperate to experience it for myself. I’m 31 and I had never actually been to a spa before so I was really excited. My sister was super nice and paid for my spa visit as a very early Christmas present. There are loads of different packages available but we got a 3 hour session and it cost £69, not including treatments. Packages vary depending on the time

Center Parcs Restaurants: Pancake House

During our first trip to America back in 2013 for our wedding both John and I fell in love with the pancakes. There’s nothing better than a real American pancake and a trip to either IHOP or Denny’s. Sometimes I think I would pay to go back just for some strawberry and banana pancakes. Anyway, as soon as I saw that there was a Pancake House at Centre Parcs, I knew I had to eat there. The menu looked amazing and there was so much choice. I found myself drooling over it numerous times before our holiday. Originally, we had

Center Parcs Restaurants: Bella Italia

Planning where we were going to eat during our Center Parcs holiday was really easy because there is a lot of choice for restaurants. Somewhere all of us was looking forward to was Bella Italia as it’s well-known and somewhere we had all been before. We had booked our meal online before we arrived and paid the £5 deposit per person, which we knew would come off our final bill. Me and my sister had a spa session booked which was supposed to finish at 6pm so we booked our table for 6:30. As it turned out, we went to

Center Parcs Restaurants: Huck’s American Bar & Grill

We decided to eat out on each evening of out holiday and our first night we chose Huck’s American Bar & Grill. We wanted to be able to eat a variety of food and not eat at the same place more than once. Huck’s is located in the Village Square and was a quick 10-15 minute walk away from our lodge, depending on whether Erin was walking or in her pushchair. The play areas in Huck’s are pretty amazing. There is a small room with soft play blocks for very young children and a bigger room that was a bit