Mumsnet were invited to Thorpe Forest by Forest Holidays for the purpose of a review.
Although we had a bit of trouble finding Thorpe Forest at first (a combination of our poor navigation and a small sign), as soon as we arrived at reception everything was blissful. Our cabin was wonderfully cosy and snug, and we took great delight in exploring the equipped kitchen. The feature we had more been looking forward to was the hot tub, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Sitting under the stars in the bubbling water with a cold glass of wine was the perfect start to our break.
The next day we rented bikes and explored Thorpe Forest. The staff at reception were very helpful in pointing out routes we could take, and getting us fitted out on our bikes. The trails were well marked and easy enough that two slightly-unfit city dwellers could enjoy themselves.
That evening we curled up on the sofa with some local Norfolk ice-cream bought from the Forest Lodge shop and got stuck into the great selection of films available as part of our Entertainment package, which included several titles we’d wanted to see that year but hadn’t had chance to see at the cinema.
In in villa spa service sounds heavenly - therapist come to your room and do your treatment right there, so you don't have to worry about sorting out childcare while you relax.
As well as being the perfect place to unwind - Thorpe Forest also had lots of opportunities for family activities. There are guided walks, Bush Craft excursion especially for kids and a host of other ways to get stuck into the forest. You can chose whether to let your kids go on their own and have some down time, or whether to muck in as well. There's a Go Ape nearby as well, should you decide you need an adrenaline rush.
Our stay at Thorpe Forest was the perfect way to unwind and take some time out. It's a great way to unplug the kids and get back to a more relaxed, natural way of being a family.