A perfect family day at Center Parcs looks like this…

We have been wanting to take the children to Center Parcs for many years now. It suits our family style down to the ground – we love the great outdoors, we love to explore, and we love to get back to nature. With 2 active children, and a baby who will be toddling very soon, I think Center Parcs would offer it all for us.
We watched a video about Center Parcs breaks the other day – An adventure with little ones – and it made us even more determined that one day we will holiday here. The video described our family ideal perfectly, with lots of outdoor fun and experiences, a fabulous swimming pool and even a chance for some parent relaxation too.
On the back of this, we are sharing what our perfect ‘Center Parcs day’ would look like…

I am pretty sure the children would be awake EARLY and bouncing on the bed raring to go. The children decided they would choose pancakes with bacon and ‘squeezy syrup’ (maple syrup to the rest of us) from The Pancake House to set them up for the day, and we would all have a family chat about what we would do that day.
Then it would be time to GO! We would all be on our bikes, with Max cosied up in a trailer, and we would head off for a Treasure Trail. Gemma and Jacob adore things like this, solving clues and finding their way around with a map. We would let them take the lead, and would probably stop off for a picnic along the way. We love eating in the great outdoors!

After lunch we think it would be time for some individual activities. Gemma fancies the pottery painting – she loves creating her own things, and would be more than proud to make something she could bring home to show her friends. Jacob is desperate to have a go on the Quad Bikes. Speedy fun with a high chance of getting muddy – what’s not to like?! And for little Max – well Messy Play is right up his street!
After all that fun, I am pretty sure the children would need re-fuelling, so we would head to Huck’s American Bar and Grill for some hearty tucker. There is even an indoor play area for the children to burn off any leftover energy!
We would round off the day with some entertainment – probably watching a spectacular musical show to get us all singing and dancing along.
It would then be time to drag our reluctant children back to the cabin for a rest. Time for mum and dad to put their feet up with a cheeky glass of wine – and talk about what to do the next day. Maybe an Encounter with Owls? Hmmmm….the possibilities are endless!
This is my entry to the Center Parcs and Tots 100 January challenge. If I’m chosen, I would like to visit Longleat Forest.



  1. January 7, 2014 / 7:17 pm

    Sounds like it would be an amazing day! Certainly looks like a place that great memories are made! Good luck hun! x

    • January 7, 2014 / 7:20 pm

      Certainly sounds a good day to me – there is so much to do there! Definitely a place you need to keep the camera handy! Good luck to you too x

  2. January 7, 2014 / 7:35 pm

    We used to go to centre parcs a lot when my girls were younger.Its such a lovely place.

  3. January 7, 2014 / 8:17 pm

    Sounds like lots of fun, I think our Little Monkey would love it there too. Good Luck 🙂

  4. January 7, 2014 / 9:12 pm

    I have always wanted to go to Center Parcs with the kids but Nathan isn’t bothered 🙁 It looks/sounds fantastic. Good luck with the comp 😀

    Louise x

  5. January 7, 2014 / 10:53 pm

    Sounds perfect.
    I’ve been with kids I’ve looked after and would love to take mine.

    Good luck

  6. January 8, 2014 / 7:01 am

    Looks like great fun, I have never been but have always looked at it as an option when booking!

  7. January 10, 2014 / 8:23 pm

    I have a suggestion for owners of indoor playcenter facility owners. I saw a new trend of having video games within their premises, which deceive kids to get involved in physical activities. I think having a computer of or any device that has video games within indoor play area is not a good technique, because it always attracts children and they tend to loose focus. Indoor playground equipment is an alternative of original indoor playground equipment with a safe environment, which is intended to involve children in physical activity.

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