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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.

Center Parcs appoints General Manager to lead Center Parcs Woburn Forest

Center Parcs appoints General Manager to lead Center Parcs Woburn Forest

Press Releases   •   Dec 10, 2012 00:00 GMT

Wayne Matton has been announced as the General Manager for Center Parcs Woburn Forest, due to open in 2014.

Center Parcs Woburn Forest site receives Considerate Constructors' approval

Center Parcs Woburn Forest site receives Considerate Constructors' approval

Press Releases   •   Dec 04, 2012 00:00 GMT

Following a site visit from the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) Monitor in October 2012, the Birse Civils managed Center Parcs Woburn Forest site has been awarded a 90% (36/40), ‘high level beyond compliance’ rating with the Scheme.

Center Parcs Woburn Forest off to a flying start

Center Parcs Woburn Forest off to a flying start

Press Releases   •   Nov 26, 2012 00:00 GMT

Specially designed bird boxes were installed today at the new Center Parcs Woburn Forest site to mark the start of leisure buildings and lodge construction.

Golden girl Ellie Simmonds launches new family water ride, Tropical Cyclone™ at Center Parcs Elveden Forest

Golden girl Ellie Simmonds launches new family water ride, Tropical Cyclone™ at Center Parcs Elveden Forest

Press Releases   •   Nov 22, 2012 00:00 GMT

Fresh from her triumph at the London Paralympic Games, Ellie Simmonds returns to Center Parcs Elveden Forest, where she first learnt to swim, to launch the new Tropical Cyclone™ water ride.

Center Parcs Woburn Forest Exhibition at Flitwick

Center Parcs Woburn Forest Exhibition at Flitwick

Press Releases   •   Sep 17, 2012 00:00 BST

On Tuesday 18th September, Center Parcs will be holding a Woburn Forest Exhibition at The Rufus Centre in Flitwick. Doors will open at 10am and featured at the Exhibition will be progress of the project, the jobs that will be available and details about local supplier opportunities.

A ‘world first’ water ride inspired by the forces of nature launches at Center Parcs

A ‘world first’ water ride inspired by the forces of nature launches at Center Parcs

Press Releases   •   Jul 03, 2012 00:00 BST

Family thrill-seekers will experience the speed, spinning and drop of the greatest rivers on Earth

Center Parcs Sherwood Forest volunteers help out at Bulwell Forest Garden

Center Parcs Sherwood Forest volunteers help out at Bulwell Forest Garden

Press Releases   •   Jun 29, 2012 00:00 BST

On Monday 25th June, 8 members of staff from Center Parcs Sherwood Forest took part in a volunteering project, giving their time and expertise to Bulwell Forest Garden. The day was part of the volunteer programme organised by Center Parcs for colleagues who want to make a difference in their local community.

Aqua Sana nominated for 5 Good Spa Guide Awards

Aqua Sana nominated for 5 Good Spa Guide Awards

Press Releases   •   Jun 25, 2012 00:00 BST

We are pleased to announce that this year Aqua Sana spas have been nominated in the Good Spa Guide Awards regional categories.

Center Parcs launches mobile site

Center Parcs launches mobile site

Press Releases   •   Jun 19, 2012 00:00 BST

Center Parcs launches its first mobile site today, Thursday 14th June, allowing smartphone users to more easily book a short break at Center Parcs on a mobile device.

Whatever the weather, don’t miss out on family fun at Center Parcs

Whatever the weather, don’t miss out on family fun at Center Parcs

Press Releases   •   Jun 14, 2012 00:00 BST

More and more families are enjoying a short break at Center Parcs, as the family fun continues whatever the weather. Despite the rain, it seems that Center Parcs is still just as popular as ever with summer break bookings up 17% compared with the same time last year.

Center Parcs plants 52,000 British Bluebells at Sherwood Forest

Center Parcs plants 52,000 British Bluebells at Sherwood Forest

Press Releases   •   Jun 12, 2012 00:00 BST

52,000 bluebells were delivered to Sherwood Forest this week which are being planted along the entrance drive. Since 8th May, Center Parcs Conservation Rangers at Sherwood Forest have been planting the bluebells which guests will be able to see when arriving for their forest breaks and departing.

Center Parcs awards contract to Birse Civils

Center Parcs awards contract to Birse Civils

Press Releases   •   Jun 08, 2012 00:00 BST

Construction is soon to start at Woburn Forest to build the new Center Parcs; its fifth holiday Village in the UK, due to open in spring 2014. Before construction begins, 3 separate contracts will be awarded for the infrastructure, the lodges and the leisure buildings.

Summer breaks in the UK still popular in 2012

Summer breaks in the UK still popular in 2012

Press Releases   •   May 31, 2012 00:00 BST

With summer just around the corner, families across the UK are eagerly awaiting the exciting array of events and activities taking place on our Great British soil.

Newsplash: a world first for Center Parcs!

Newsplash: a world first for Center Parcs!

Press Releases   •   May 30, 2012 00:00 BST

Center Parcs is set to make even bigger waves this year as a new, unique family water ride takes shape at Elveden Forest. This will be the first of its kind to be created anywhere in the world, costing approximately £4m to build.

Secret elf finishing school revealed as Santa’s little helpers flock to ‘Elf’eden Forest

Secret elf finishing school revealed as Santa’s little helpers flock to ‘Elf’eden Forest

Press Releases   •   May 12, 2012 00:00 BST

Christmas elves take over Center Parcs Elveden Forest in final preparation for the big day Santa teaches pupils essential skills such as gift wrapping and reindeer grooming

Moss family win Red Squirrel Survival Trust Award

Moss family win Red Squirrel Survival Trust Award

Press Releases   •   Apr 05, 2012 00:00 BST

Jerry Moss (Red Squirrel Ranger at Center Parcs) and his family have just won the Red Squirrel Survival Trust Volunteer of the Year Award as ‘Red Squirrel Champions’. The award winners were announced on 30th March with the award ceremony due to take place on 27th June at Alnwick Castle.