Friday, 6 October 2017

Center Parcs, Woburn Forest

I love Center Parcs. Being surrounded by nature, having access to some fabulous places to eat and cycling around a contained village - it's magical. I've been a few times in England before, and once in Holland, but Dan had never been so when we found a deal at the end of September - we knew where we would be heading for a week of R and R! Woburn Forest is the newest of the Center Parcs, I believe it opened in 2014.


We decided to book ourselves a stay in one of the three-bedroom executive lodges which also have a personal sauna. Whilst this may have been a bit extravagant, it was worth it for the week we stayed in the lodge! The lodge was gorgeous, so spacious (even bigger than our own house!), and it meant we were able to properly relax and enjoy some quality time together. We both fell in love with the modern kitchen, and actually cooked some different meals which we have wanted to do forever. As some of the restaurants are very pricey on site, it was so handy to have our own kitchen to make lunches and save a bit of cash.


Most mornings were spent in the lodge; relaxing in the sauna, reading our books and just generally enjoying taking some time out. The massive 'L' shaped sofa got a lot of use, and it was lovely to have trees right outside our door. We saw squirrels, rabbits, pheasants and even a frog! We went on a couple of walks in the forest, and made the use of our bikes whilst we could.


Center Parcs can be quite expensive if you want to do a lot of the different activities on site, but one of the best things that does come included with your ticket is access to the Subtropical Swimming Paradise. We went every day during our stay, usually in the evenings, and it was so much fun! I even plucked up the courage to go on the Tropical Cyclone ride. I'd definitely recommend going in the evenings though, as most of the families will be back at their lodges and you won't have to queue up for the rides (bearing in mind we didn't go at a weekend, or during the holidays!).




We did decide to pay for adventure golf though, and we were glad we did. Whilst the course isn't massive, it took us around 45 minutes to get round and it was so much fun! With a magical forest theme, it was decorated really nicely too. Dan also persuaded me to play a game of pool in the Sport Cafe which was good!

Our midweek stay at Center Parcs was exactly what we needed it to be, a week of R&R. If you don't fancy heading abroad but really want to escape everyday life, Center Parcs is one of your best bets.

Have you ever been to Center Parcs? Did you go to Woburn?

8 comments:

  1. Centre parcs is one of my favourite places! It’s such a cute place to go stay for a relaxing break. I’m glad you had a fun time xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It was so relaxing! We had a lovely time there together xx

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  2. I've never been to Center Parcs but I'd love to go, it sounds right up mine and G's street!

    It sounds like you had a really relaxing time and that piggyback picture is so cute!xx

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    1. I think you'd love it - especially after seeing where you have been this week, which looked gorgeous by the way! Centre Parcs is the perfect place to relax, haha thanks! The beauty of the self timer xxx

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  3. Aw sounds like a lovely break! I've never been to center parcs but I bet it would be a great place to go with friends! x

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    1. It really would! It's a great place to go for a bit of time away from everything, just to relax and spend quality time together xx

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  4. I've always really wanted to go but I seem to miss out on the good deals everyone else finds! Need to be more on the ball because it looks like such a relaxing place, and right up my street!

    Issy | MissIsGoode
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    1. The last weekend of November, and 2nd/3rd weekends in January are meant to be cheaper! It's a lovely place to visit. Would definitely recommend! XX

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