Best Centreparcs for a 2 year old?

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starship1999 Wed 27-Jan-21 15:33:29

We are planning on going to Centreparcs for my DH's Birthday in October. We are taking a 2 year old and a 3 month old. Which location is best? smile We live in Brighton.

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Fivemoreminutes1 Wed 27-Jan-21 16:47:39

Elvedon! The roads and paths are pretty flat making it easier cycle / walk, especially with kids in tow! Also, probably because it is more ‘mature,’ it seemed like there were more wild animals around the lodges, many of which are very tame. Venture Cove (the baby / toddler swimming area) is very secure and separate to the main swimming pool, making it easy to keep track of the kids.
Woburn would also be a good option. Because it’s a newer venue, I think the changing facilities may have been thought out with even more care than the other parks. However, it’s a bit more expensive and isn’t quite as flat as Elveden (although it’s smaller) and was definitely tougher to cycle around, especially with kids. I’m not sure if everyone will agree with this but I noticed more vehicles within the park than I remember previously. It’s not a big deal but it did annoy me a little… The beach and lake were the other disappointment. Tiny in size, it almost felt like the architects had forgotten about it until too late and had to squeeze it in at the end!

underneaththeash Wed 27-Jan-21 21:57:43

I'd second elveden too.
Wooburn if you don't want to cycle.

underneaththeash Wed 27-Jan-21 22:02:43

Actually, I've just re-read your post.
I wouldn't bother, when we went in October, they wouldn't allow towels in the water park and you'd end up having two very cold, whingey children.

emmathedilemma Thu 28-Jan-21 13:49:18

I'd be inclined to agree with @underneaththeash as it's expensive for what is it. With children that young who aren't going to particularly benefit from the activities on offer I'd go to any caravan / chalet site that has an indoor pool. Centre parcs was probably the worst quality self catering accommodation I've ever stayed in.

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