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Centre Parcs at Christmas?

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Parkmama Wed 12-Jun-19 15:48:57

Anyone been to Centre Parcs over Christmas? Can I have your experiences please? Was everything open? Well staffed? Festive feeling? Which one did you visit?

itsapirateslifeforme Wed 12-Jun-19 16:04:44

Hi , we went to whinfell last year in December . The winter wonderland was lovely!
Real reindeer's
Horse and carriage rides
Fake snow
A Christmas village with Santa's workshop

Inside the leisure complex there was also giant fake reindeer's which my 2 year old loved !
We didn't really see many staff floating around.
On the walk from our cabin to leisure complex the path was beautifully lit . Ile include some pictures !

itsapirateslifeforme Wed 12-Jun-19 16:07:19


REDCARBLUE Wed 12-Jun-19 16:46:04

Ive been wanting to go but my husband is a boring old shit.

Go and enjoy!

Wooosh Wed 12-Jun-19 19:40:04

Yes it's great, really festive!

twirlypoo Wed 12-Jun-19 19:41:45

We go every year to Whinfell - it’s amazing! All twinkly lights, and festive activities for the kids. There are fireworks too. Go, go, go!

Ricekrispie22 Thu 13-Jun-19 06:55:19

The whole site is decorated with fairy lights, huge Christmas trees, enormous angel statues and sparkling silver reindeers. And it's not uncommon to see an elf strolling by leading a Shetland pony decked out in tinsel.
A designated Santa's Woodland Workshop is set up with Christmas characters in little wooden huts and real reindeers to meet. There was a (free) talk at 12pm about the reindeer which we found interesting.
The Santa visit was lovely. There was a little queue but there were things to look at as we waited.We also did the Little Elves Party Hour – a mini Christmas celebration especially for toddlers with parachute, games, entertainment and sweets.
The Boxing Day party was fantastic with great food, a great magician for the kids and a live band who were fantastic! Don't recommend the panto though, it was painful, say no more!! We ate out in Cafe Rouge Christmas Day which was nice but we were the last sitting so the staff were cleaning up and finishing as we finished, so sadly lacked a little atmosphere, however the staff are all SUPER friendly. It was great to go swimming Boxing day, made a real change and the pools and slides weren't too busy either.
One activity I highly recommend is going for a walk in the dark around the woods especially near the village centre. Everything is lit up, lights are twinkling and there is a lovely, magical feel in the air
You can order a Christmas tree and decorations to be delivered to your door, so make your lodge feel all Christmassy for your stay.

Raffy2019 Thu 13-Jun-19 07:04:30

Please tell me how expensive it is at Christmas??

Hollowvictory Sat 15-Jun-19 19:55:50

Fireworks are phenomenonal.
Raffy would the price not depend on how many of you there are and what accommodation u choose? You'd need to look On the website as they have loads of different accommodation options

thatmustbenigelwiththebrie Wed 19-Jun-19 11:49:03

Ive been wanting to go but my husband is a boring old shit.

Sorry but this made me LOL!

KateFleming Wed 19-Jun-19 11:50:08

It's amazing but so so expensive. We were about £1300 for 2 days

SushiTime Wed 19-Jun-19 11:57:06

We've been a few times and it's so good for kids (and adults too)!

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