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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Just come back from a 3 day stay over Easter in a standard 4 bed lodge with my wife, daughter, son, daughter in law, and 2 year old grandson. Celebrated our daughters birthday. Arrived in the rain, and after unloading the cars, returned them to the car park and went to Dexters in the Plaza for a snack. Then went to collect our bikes. My wife and I had hired standard road bikes. These arn't supplied with gears at this Parc but we didnt find this a problem. In any case the cycle hire staff said we could swap to mountain bikes (geared) at any time. Our daughter had a tricycle (yes you can hire adult trikes at the Parc), and the others brought their own bikes/child seat. I was a bit surprised at the number of cyclists without helmets as they were very cheap to hire. We had pre-ordered a grocery pack from the Parcmarket which had been delivered and refrigerated items were in the fridge. Our clothes were a bit wet from cycling to the lodge but there were plenty of radiators, hot towel rails, folding towel rack etc so it wasn't long before they were dry.
Our grandson was excited seeing the ducks, squirrels and birds outside the lounge window (we had brought plenty of appropriate food with us from our local pet shop although you can buy it at the Parcmarket). The television in the lodge also had a range of channels including a couple of childrens channels so he was quite happy. Last year we visited in May when a large section of the childrens area at the Swimming Paradise was closed for maintenance. This year it was fully open, and there was something for everyone. They even have a mini flume for toddlers (complete with traffic light safety system) and there was no stopping our grandson. One thing that does concern me about Centerparcs is the fact that they allow cameras in the pool areas which is something that is strictly forbidden at other holiday centres that we have been to. They even sell underwater cameras. Cant say I personally agree. Walked from our lodge to the sports bar Friday evening. The drinks were extremely expensive and the bar was very quiet (because of the prices perhaps?). On the Saturday we all went for an early evening meal at Las Iguanas. We prebooked well in advance as we know from past experience that Las Iguanas and Café Rouge are very popular. The meal was very good and there was also a soft play area for our grandson. Got the landtrain to and from the Plaza as alcohol and bikes don't mix! The landtrains are so useful, especially in the evenings. Due to the weather a lot of the outdoor activities were not running or did not have bookings although the Swimming Paradise and the activities available at the Jardin des Sports ensured there was plenty to do. The best thing about Centre Parcs is that whatever your age, you can have the break that you want - everything from a nice quiet rest, walking/riding through the Parc, or participating in the activities on site. Until next time.........

Room Tip: Book bikes in advance. Decide in advance the sort of activities that you REALLY want to do as the cost can easily rocket!
  • Stayed: April 2018, traveled solo
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2  Thank msimps0n01
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We met with friends from London for a long weekend which was made all the more magical in the pine forests by a heavy snowfall. We had the basic cabins were were perfectly good - nice and clean, modern and well decorated.
Unfortunately, on the Monday morning, there were no less than 3 waterslides closed - the outside rapids, Typhoon and one of the steep fast white slides which meant that the queues for the open rides were enormous which resulting in a lot of standing around. It really felt like we were not getting the experience that we had paid quite a significant amount of money for...

  • Stayed: March 2018, traveled with family
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Thank Will W
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Leisure facilities are still good. Changing rooms can be chaotic and dirty but this is likely more to do with the time of year being easter holidays and being at full capacity. A welcome addition is the wristbands which allow you to get a locker and give access to your lodge. You only get one per bedroom though so if there's 8 of you you might need to pick up another 4 from guest services. They are £2 each but refunded when you return them.

We have been several times before and know that the restaurants and activities are stupid expensive so we planned to eat every meal in the lodge. We stayed in Fir which is about as far away as you can get from the centre and had it not rained all week it would probably have been less of a problem but it meant the land train was rammed all the time. This is the first time we have stayed with 8 of us in a 4 bed property and all i can say is that whoever signed off on the facilities has clearly never stayed there with 8 people. You get one towel each which is frankly ridiculous when it's chucking it down and everyone is needing a shower every day. You get exactly 8 of every cutlery type so nope, sorry, if someone uses a spoon whilst cooking you'll have to wash it up before you can use it to eat dinner. Actually in our case we were one knife short so someone had to eat dinner with a chopping knife until we had it replaced. There are no tongs or potato peeler. I mean who wants to turn bacon on the grill with 2 foot long BBQ tongs? These are fundamental basics that considering how much it cost i would have expected to be provided. Last year we stayed in an amazing house by Natural Retreats which was less than half the price and the kitchen provisions were way better than either of the families had at home.

So whilst we all know that CP hikes the price in the school holidays and it's obviously a lot cheaper to go the week after, and maybe the cheaper price reflects the basic provisions but my review is based on what we paid and what we got for our money and scrimping over another set of cutlery or a few more towels seems miserly.

We had problems getting our car anywhere near our lodge on leaving day due to our lodge being in the corner of a cul de sac (which was full of cars by 07:45 that selfishly didnt leave until gone 10), and then an ambulance blocking the main road in. The cleaners were clearly unhappy but i honestly dont know what we could have done.

  • Stayed: March 2018, traveled with family
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1  Thank glitterbomb4ever
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Although we were only away Friday to Monday it felt like a lot longer. Our cabin in the woods was lovely and we were visited by deer, ducks and squirrels on a regular basis. Th tropical swimming paradise is just that. Kids love the rapids and the raft ride. Tried out silk painting and bowling as well as table tennis and badminton. Lots more we could have done too. Indian restaurant is fantastic and enjoyed the Italian too. We have been back several times and definitely planning to go again.

Stayed: April 2018, traveled with family
2  Thank jonicholl261
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We are just back from our first visit to Longleat. I booked it a year ago and paid it off in instalments so didn’t notice the money we actually spent. We have been to Woburn before and it was amazing . Longleat is a bit more dated but it didn’t impact on our stay. From the minute we arrived the staff were flawless. We brought our elderly Mums with us and the train is a massive bonus. I booked them into the Aqua Sauna for afternoon tea and they absolutely loved it. The whole weekend was just what we wanted. The rain didn’t even stop us getting out and about- it’s about going prepared. We could only get a table in Bella Italia for Easter Sunday and we were so impressed. I didn’t expect it to be what it was. James or Jamie our waiter was so professional and was so helpful when it came to helping my mum pick from the menu. Nothing was too much trouble for him. We never felt rushed. I am already looking at booking to go back. I booked a cabanna for today. We checked out at 10, had a walk and lunch and then went to the pool. The cabanna was worth it for our Mums but other than that I wouldn’t book it again. We hardly saw the kids and myself and my husband love the water and rides so were gone all the time. Everything you need is already there and it’s stress free.

Stayed: April 2018, traveled with family
4  Thank Niamh M
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