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who has been to CENTER PARCS in WINTER

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nailpolish Tue 15-Jul-08 16:02:23

did you do horse riding, cycling etc? or was teh weather just too crap

what did you do

MascaraOHara Tue 15-Jul-08 16:04:14

I always go in winter (never been in summer) as it's cheaoer..

I've always hope for snow but have always had really good weather

Just take water proofs

ShowOfHands Tue 15-Jul-08 16:05:18

Yep I have. We go every year in winter. The pool is super quiet. We have done crazy golf, horse riding, cycled lots and dh did archery one year. They wouldn't let you out on the lake though. It's fine, you just wrap up warm.

nailpolish Tue 15-Jul-08 16:06:12


we are going for christmas smile

HumphreyCushioni Tue 15-Jul-08 16:07:15

January usually.
Tis good fun. smile

Egg Tue 15-Jul-08 16:07:18


We went last month, can't wait to go again.

nailpolish Tue 15-Jul-08 16:08:31

they have a good deal on for the xmas week, 5 nights

santa and his reindeer will be visiting of course

LackaDAISYcal Tue 15-Jul-08 16:12:29

we went to a belgian one in was a bit cold but the weather was dry so we were able to cycle every day.

have been to the Lakes one in February, and it was a bit miserable for the outdoor stuff, although sitting in the hot tub with the snow tinkling down around us was pretty special smile

nailpolish Tue 15-Jul-08 16:13:11

is it better to take your onw bikes? do they even have bikes

MrsBadger Tue 15-Jul-08 16:14:18

it is best in winter IMO as doing outdoor stuff in the cold wears the kids out faster, it gets dark so you go to bed early and you buy those cheesy logs for the fireplace and hole up indoors with the leftover christmas Quality St

Have successfully done crazy golf, petanque, table tennis, archery, bike riding, lots of outside swimming (v exciting to swim in snow/rain/dark)

take warm clothes, waterproofs, slippers, lots of hot chocolate

MrsBadger Tue 15-Jul-08 16:15:31

better to take the bikes if you can but tis a horrible job loading them on the car in the rain.

MingMingtheWonderPet Tue 15-Jul-08 16:15:40

We take our own bikes. Saves spending on bike hire.
We have always been in winter, often Jan/Feb. Have always had a gd time.
We keep thinking we must go in the summer one time!

nailpolish Tue 15-Jul-08 16:16:06

youa re all making it sound super

shall stop worrying now

Fimbo Tue 15-Jul-08 16:18:45

If you book for December do you need to pay it now or only a deposit?

nailpolish Tue 15-Jul-08 16:19:18

i booked it about 5 weeks ago and paid a deposit

i dont think i have to settle balance til october

Fimbo Tue 15-Jul-08 16:22:29

Great NP thanks. Ds has a December party - have just looked at the party place he wants to have his party in and by the time I add up hire charges, cost per child and party bags we could have a weekend at Center Parcs. Just need to break it gently to dh now.

Hope you have a great time at Christmas! grin

RubyRioja Tue 15-Jul-08 16:22:44

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Fimbo Tue 15-Jul-08 16:22:55

bah - December birthday not party!

detoxdiva Tue 15-Jul-08 16:37:58

Went on Jan - fab. Dead cheap between the 2 families, weather cold but dry for cycling. Went to the pool and relaxed. Def recommend smile

Fizzylemonade Thu 17-Jul-08 12:32:05

We used to go October and February and again in June (yes I know we spend way too much time at CP)

When we went in February it snowed twas amazing! Cycled in it and also swam outside so it was snowing on our heads at night.

Waterproofs, wellies and a sense of adventure, that's all you need. Oh and of course chocolate, hot chocolate and the logs for the fire grin

branflake81 Thu 17-Jul-08 14:37:41

I went in January. It was 15 degrees. About the same temperature as it is today in July. I don't think seasons exist any more.

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