Our Family Break At Center Parcs

Last week we spent Monday to Friday at Center Parcs Elveden for a family holiday. This time when I say family though it was more than me, John and Erin though as my Mum, sister and her partner also came away with us. Last year we had a midweek break with just my sister and her partner so it was really nice that we could bring Mum this time as well. When we arrived it was lunch time so we went to the Sports Cafe for some lunch before heading off to our 3 bedroom new woodland lodge which wasn’t ready until 3pm. Erin

Center Parcs 3 Bedroom New Woodland Lodge Review

For our holiday to Center Parcs last year we only needed a 2 bedroom lodge as Erin was still able to sleep in a travel cot, which she did in our room. My sister and her partner shared the other bedroom. This year though, with my Mum coming on holiday with us and Erin sleeping in a proper bed, we had to go for 3 bedrooms and we chose the 3 bedroom new woodland lodge, rather than the regular woodland lodge. This year we stayed in 418 Birch which was a fair bit closer to the Village Square than our

Preparing For A Family Holiday To Center Parcs

Today we are heading off to Center Parcs at Elveden Forest until Friday and this is actually our second visit there now. We only went for the first time last year (the same week) but we quickly fell in love which is why we’re going back this year for a family holiday with my Mum, sister and her partner. Last year I made a couple of pretty big mistakes when it came to packing so this year I have taken a much better approach and written lists for everything. Somehow, I managed to forget my own clothes. I think I

5 Dream Christmas Holiday Destinations

It’s the middle of December and the weather is getting worse and worse. Unfortunately, we don’t get lovely snowy winters here in the UK and instead we tend to get loads of rain and some slush after it snows. I don’t think I can ever remember having a white Christmas here and it’s things like this that make me want to go away for Christmas. So, today I thought I’d bring you my 5 dream Christmas holiday destinations. Lapland Who doesn’t want to go to Lapland? What better place to celebrate the magic of Christmas than to be surrounded by

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

The Perfect Family Holiday: UK Or Abroad?

Up until October of this year, I had never been on a proper holiday in the UK. I think a lot of this is down to not being able to drive as a lot of places I would want to go are not easily accessible by train or the journey would take a VERY long time. For example, I would love to go to places like Cornwall, Brighton, Newquay and to rent a cute little cottage in the middle of nowhere. Without being able to drive, it sometimes seems that holidays abroad are easier and I guess that’s probably why

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