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CENTRE PARCS - subtropical paradise, parks and activities (( 4 year old ))

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Hellothere96 · 28/07/2021 21:36

Just after anyones experience , which centre parcs has the best subtropical paradise, parks and activities for a four year old / small children ? And which one is more modern. Any others tips appreciated .

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Foxhasbigsocks · 28/07/2021 21:36

I would go for elveden personally

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Foxhasbigsocks · 28/07/2021 21:39

My dd loved the shallow lagoon at that age, also lazy river, wave machine and jacuzzis

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Foxhasbigsocks · 28/07/2021 21:41

Also the pirate cove water play area! With water slide and another shallow area.

Mine was quite fearful at that age but more adventurous kids were also enjoying the tipping buckets of water and water jets in the pirate cove area.

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nutellamagnet · 28/07/2021 21:44

Currently at Elvedon, our favourite is Sherwood but we live down south. Have also been to Longleat and Woburn. Woburn is tiny but modern, Longleat is hilly and difficult with young children on foot. Sherwood is quite flat and has nice walks as well as a big swimming pool.

At the moment access to the pool is limited - pre booked for 2hr slots a set number of times per stay.

My kids are around the same age as yours, and they're enjoying the parks here. We haven't booked them for any paid for activities because the prices are eye watering.

Remember that the wifi isn't good enough for Netflix / Amazon / Disney.

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Shamoo · 29/07/2021 21:38

Agree that Woburn is the most modern. It is small, but the advantage to this is that nothing is very far away. With a child as young as 4 I would go to Woburn personally.

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Nootkah · 29/07/2021 21:47

Honestly they're all much of a muchness. Just fo to the closest. Longleat is steep if you're outside the central area.

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Pinotwoman82 · 29/07/2021 22:38

I would say for a 4 year old definitely Woburn, there are a few hills but nothing like longleat! We have older boys and we struggled with the hills.

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Findahouse21 · 29/07/2021 22:40

Might not be what you're looking for, but we absolutely love the Dutch centerparcs and they're so so much cheaper. Eurostar is easy transport if you're near ish to the south east.

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Foxhasbigsocks · 29/07/2021 23:10

No hills at elveden!

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CoolShoeshine · 30/07/2021 06:28

Been to elveden and sherwood, elveden slightly nicer imo, but not really much between them. I’d go to the nearest like the previous poster says, I think that’s what most people do. With small children though I’d recommend you choose a villa located not too far from the center as some can be a very long walk away and not very convenient if you need to pop back to the villa because your child is tired or because you’ve forgotten something.

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Createdjustforthis · 30/07/2021 07:32

Whinfell has the best pool areas and only one ride a 4 year old can’t do. My not quite 4 year old is in heaven here.

Woburn is fab for little kids though and I’ve never had a bad time there. Sherwood and Elveden I really disliked.

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Jerseygirl12 · 30/07/2021 13:29

I’ve visited all the English centre parcs and I think Woburn is really good if you have young DC. It’s easy to walk around there and the little beach and pancake house area are lovely. It’s the most modern one.

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Waveafterwaveslowlydrifting · 30/07/2021 13:34

Dutch center parcs are 1/3 of the price of the UK version if you go in late August when the local children have gone back to school.

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