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Subtropical Swimming Paradise starts to take shape at Woburn Forest

Subtropical Swimming Paradise starts to take shape at Woburn Forest

Press Releases   •   May 18, 2013 00:00 BST

The iconic Subtropical Swimming Paradise is beginning to take shape at the new Center Parcs Woburn Forest as 46 Glulam pieces (the longest in the UK at 70 metres), start to arrive.

Center Parcs awarded Carbon Trust Standard for reduction in emissions

Center Parcs awarded Carbon Trust Standard for reduction in emissions

Press Releases   •   May 16, 2013 00:00 BST

Center Parcs’ reduction in carbon emissions since 2010 is the equivalent of driving around the world over 600 times[1]

Center Parcs Woburn Forest management team volunteers help prepare natural play area

Center Parcs Woburn Forest management team volunteers help prepare natural play area

Press Releases   •   May 15, 2013 00:00 BST

On Tuesday 14th May, the senior management team of Center Parcs Woburn Forest took time away from the business to volunteer to help prepare a new natural play area in Maulden Wood, just 7 miles from where the new Center Parcs is being built.

Center Parcs judges Redborne Upper School picnic challenge

Center Parcs judges Redborne Upper School picnic challenge

Press Releases   •   May 13, 2013 00:00 BST

On Thursday 9th May, Eddie McAdam Group F&B & Retail Manager visited Redborne Upper School and Community College to judge a picnic challenge set for Year 9 Technology students.

Put a spring in your family’s step this May half-term and embrace the great outdoors at Center Parcs

Put a spring in your family’s step this May half-term and embrace the great outdoors at Center Parcs

Press Releases   •   May 08, 2013 00:00 BST

There’s no better place to enjoy the great outdoors this May half-term than amongst the trees at Center Parcs. With four villages to choose from, each set in 400 acres of beautiful forest, there’s something to get every member of the family outdoors and into the spirit of spring.

Center Parcs crosses the finish line, raising £500,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity

Center Parcs crosses the finish line, raising £500,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity

Press Releases   •   Apr 25, 2013 00:00 BST

Center Parcs Directors pedal 125 miles to bring the company's fundraising total to half a million pounds!

Center Parcs reveals restaurants, cafés and shops for new Village

Center Parcs reveals restaurants, cafés and shops for new Village

Press Releases   •   Apr 16, 2013 00:00 BST

Center Parcs has today revealed the restaurants, cafes and shops that will be bringing family friendly dining and shopping to the new Woburn Forest Village when it opens in spring 2014.

First reveal of Woburn Forest accommodation

First reveal of Woburn Forest accommodation

Press Releases   •   Apr 02, 2013 00:00 BST

A first look into accommodation at the Center Parcs Woburn Forest site reveals upside down lodges and panoramic views across the woodland showing the transition of modern day family living since Center Parcs first opened 25 years ago.

Center Parcs crowned winner of Best UK Family Holiday Provider at Tommy’s Baby-Friendly Awards

Center Parcs crowned winner of Best UK Family Holiday Provider at Tommy’s Baby-Friendly Awards

Press Releases   •   Mar 26, 2013 00:00 GMT

National baby charity Tommy’s announced the winners of its annual Baby-Friendly Awards which took place at the Landmark Hotel, in London on Friday 22nd March.

20,000 trees being planted at Woburn Forest

20,000 trees being planted at Woburn Forest

Press Releases   •   Mar 26, 2013 00:00 GMT

On the 19th March and 20th March, a delivery of 20,000 trees arrived at the new Center Parcs; Woburn Forest in Bedfordshire. The planting of the trees will be overseen by the new Ground Services Manager; Ian Buck from Goldington, Bedford and will help improve the biodiversity of the forest.

Bedfordshire landscaper appointed as Woburn Forest Ground Services Manager

Bedfordshire landscaper appointed as Woburn Forest Ground Services Manager

Press Releases   •   Mar 18, 2013 00:00 GMT

Local landscaper, Ian Buck from Bedfordshire has been announced as the Ground Services Manager for Center Parcs Woburn Forest.

Center Parcs features real family’s memories in online ad campaign

Center Parcs features real family’s memories in online ad campaign

Press Releases   •   Mar 06, 2013 00:00 GMT

This month Center Parcs features personal photos from five family’s breaks at Center Parcs in its online ad campaign; sharing real memories to bring its forest settings to life.

Center Parcs Longleat Forest amongst UK’s best for families in TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards

Center Parcs Longleat Forest amongst UK’s best for families in TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards

Press Releases   •   Mar 06, 2013 00:00 GMT

We’re delighted to announce that Center Parcs Longleat Forest was today awarded fifth best hotel in the UK for families in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards.

£250 million Center Parcs Village on track for spring 2014 opening

£250 million Center Parcs Village on track for spring 2014 opening

Press Releases   •   Feb 19, 2013 00:00 GMT

First glimpse of Woburn Forest revealed in new 3D fly-through film.

How Center Parcs is caring for Woburn Forest

How Center Parcs is caring for Woburn Forest

Press Releases   •   Feb 13, 2013 09:14 GMT

We are Center Parcs, the UK’s leading short break operator. Each year more than 1.6 million guests stay at our four Villages, each set in 400 acres of forest, and it’s not just the guests we look after, we also protect and nurture the forests and all the nature within.

Center Parcs introduces ‘Teddy Tagging’ service to reunite more children with their lost bears

Center Parcs introduces ‘Teddy Tagging’ service to reunite more children with their lost bears

Press Releases   •   Jan 21, 2013 00:00 GMT

Center Parcs is going to new lengths to tackle an age old problem - the lost teddy. On average during 2012, 700 teddy bears were lost at Center Parcs. Of these, 320 were returned back home to their families – a good record, but one that the Center Parcs team thinks can be improved in 2013.

One break booked every minute at Center Parcs

One break booked every minute at Center Parcs

Press Releases   •   Jan 14, 2013 00:00 GMT

Center Parcs, the leading UK family short break provider, reports a surge in bookings with one booking taken every minute on average in January so far. This follows Center Parcs’ best summer on record in 2012 with 98.6% occupancy, proving that families still value a short break within the UK.

Center Parcs retains VisitEngland 5-star status for fifth consecutive year

Center Parcs retains VisitEngland 5-star status for fifth consecutive year

Press Releases   •   Jan 02, 2013 00:00 GMT

Center Parcs is pleased to announce that all four of its Villages have been awarded a 5-star rating in VisitEngland’s quality assurance scheme, with improved scores all-round compared with 2011.

Center Parcs Whinfell Forest celebrates National Red Squirrel Week

Center Parcs Whinfell Forest celebrates National Red Squirrel Week

Press Releases   •   Dec 28, 2012 00:00 GMT

Center Parcs Whinfell Forest is marking National Red Squirrel Week from 2 – 7 October, welcoming the Penrith and District Red Squirrel Group into the heart of the forest with fun ways for families to learn more about the endangered species.

Center Parcs rewards employees for saving energy at home

Center Parcs rewards employees for saving energy at home

Press Releases   •   Dec 12, 2012 00:00 GMT

In an industry first, Center Parcs has today announced the launch of its Home Energy Savers scheme, designed to encourage its employees across the UK to reduce the amount of energy they use at home.