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Which is the best centre parks to go to???

(15 Posts)
CharlotteACavatica Wed 20-Jun-07 12:24:39

Cant decide wich one to try!! any help/advice greatly appreciated!

sweetheart Wed 20-Jun-07 12:26:25

Longleat is great if you are very outdoorsy and like to exert yourself - it's very hilly and everything is far apart.

Elveden is great if you want to try CP but without the long cycle ride to get to all the ammenaties. It's a great little "taster" place as it's all very central.

tiredemma Wed 20-Jun-07 12:33:16

my favourite is Sherwood.

slalomsuki Wed 20-Jun-07 12:43:09

Oasis is my favourite

AngryMob Wed 20-Jun-07 12:43:24

Sherwood

daisyboo Wed 20-Jun-07 12:45:43

I've only been to the Lakes....it was lovely with lots of red squirrels running around.

We're going to one in Belgium in October though

debbiewebweb Wed 20-Jun-07 17:58:14

I like Sherwood and Oasis. How old are your children - what do they/you like doing? Oasis is a bit different to the others, but the other 3 are pretty similar IMO so we decide which on how far we want to drive - often picking Sherwood as its the closest !!

fizzylemonade Wed 27-Jun-07 18:54:48

I've been to both Sherwood and Whinfell (CPs trying sooo hard to lose the "oasis" bit)

Sherwood has more restaurants that are more family based ie Hucks, pancake house etc but Whinfell has more up market restaurants. I prefer Sherwood as it is flatter so good for little legs. Whinfell has nicer accommodation but now they are revamping all the comfort and comfort plus to be the same I think Whinfell will lose this a little bit. Think Alpine Ski Lodge for Whinfell and discreet hidden away villas for everywhere else.

Am going again to Sherwood in a few weeks and venturing down to Elvden next year (We live in Yorkshire so that is more of a trek)

Whinfell does have a lot of things in the centre that are under cover if the weather turns bad as does Elvden.

I'm going to say it again PANCAKE HOUSE -delicious mmmmm making me salivate! Portion sizes are big there so if you have a sweet one go for the "small" children's size

EdieMcredie Wed 04-Jul-07 15:28:15

Which one are you closest to?

ThomCat Wed 04-Jul-07 15:29:11

There's no such thing. Don't do it!

How old are you children and is there really nowhere else in this world you'd rather go, that isn't enclosed with crap restaurants?

EdieMcredie Wed 04-Jul-07 15:30:42

Oh I love it TC!!!

ThomCat Wed 04-Jul-07 15:33:20

Ohhh God!

Rubbish food, badminton, farking biking everywhere.

Give me a car and the open road any day.
I'd like to explore a town and discover restaurants and cute shops. Take a boat ride, pitch a tent, visit a museum, take a stroll along the beach, anything other than bloody Centre Parcs!

ThomCat Wed 04-Jul-07 15:33:42

Sorry

Have a lovely time, don't mind me!

EdieMcredie Wed 04-Jul-07 16:28:25

I like all that stuff too but me and DP went to CP after a particularly horrible event and to just be on our own and have fun together was amazing. We had a good experience with the food, and swimming/badminton and stuff was such a laugh.

It does depend though, it's not for everyone

ThomCat Wed 04-Jul-07 16:31:27

Yes I'm being a bit mean, it wasn't ALLLL bad but just not my cup of tea at the end of the day.

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