We are going to Centre Parcs in Longleat for 4 nights at the beginning of November with our 1 and 3 year old DD's. This will be our first experience of Centre Parcs, but given we live close by, we are hoping that it is something we will want to repeat!
Any tips for a first timer? From the website, we were looking at the Teddy Bears Picnic and Painting for DD1; the Humpty Dumpty show for both DD's and possibly the evening spa for us, courtesy of a baby sitter. Also fancy getting a baby sitter so that we can go out for dinner one evening - any restaurant recommendations?
I would agree that the restaurants are quite uninspiring. Enjoyed Strada, though it did not offer anything spectacular. Spa is lovely though. We have used babysitters in the past at Center Parcs and have been pleased with being able to escape for the evening on our own We actually went swimming once on our own so that we could do the flumes together and escape from the children's area!
We go there 2/3 times a year and we love it there!
We have been twice with our DS now 16 months and it's great. Used the babysitters in the evening to go to spa/pool/dinner and always very professional and had no worries at all.
Also used the bumblebees creche and would highly recommend. Staff were very kind and still remember my DS from one visit to the next!
I think the restaurants are fine TBH. We don't leave DS much so any chance for some adult time is welcomed but I would say they are overpriced.
The spa is lovely with lots of different "experiences" - I often just fall asleep on the water bed thingys! The treatments are great and no more expensive than hotel spas. Can recommend the neck, shoulder and back massage and the treatments for 2 are a nice way to relax together.
The safari park is a nice morning out tho the kids might not enjoy staying in the car for too long but there is a little petting zoo bit with bunnies etc.
Have a lovely time - we are going for Christmas this year or else we'd be going this month!