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

Press release   •   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.

Now teddy tags will be available at Center Parcs arrival lodges, for guests to tie to their teddy’s arm to ensure their bears can be easily reunited with the family, should they get lost.

The scheme will be trialled at Center Parcs’ four Villages - Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, Elveden Forest in Suffolk, Longleat Forest in Wiltshire and Whinfell Forest in Cumbria - this month.

Center Parcs Lost Property Manager, Janice Abram comments: “Center Parcs remains so popular with families because we go the extra mile to make sure they have a great time. ‘Teddy Tagging’ should ensure we can reunite even more teddy bears with their owners, and give families the confidence to bring even the most treasured toys on holiday.”

Contact information

Center Parcs Press Office

Telephone: 01623 821733


Notes to Editors

  1. Center Parcs has five Villages across the UK; Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, Elveden Forest in Suffolk, Longleat Forest in Wiltshire, Whinfell Forest in Cumbria and Woburn Forest in Bedfordshire which opened to guests on 6 June 2014
  2. As the leader in the UK short break holiday market, Center Parcs regularly achieves average annual occupancy in excess of 97%
  3. Center Parcs offers weekend, (Friday to Monday) or midweek (Monday to Friday) breaks and welcomes over 1.7 million guests each year, with 96% of guests expressing an intention to return
  4. The Center Parcs concept is to provide a range of high quality accommodation, shops, restaurants and exceptional leisure facilities, carefully nestled amongst 400 acres of protected forest environment
  5. This concept originated in Holland in 1967, with the first UK Center Parcs opening in 1987. Center Parcs is now a separate entity in the UK, owned by The Blackstone Group
  6. Center Parcs has been awarded the following accolades since 2008: the Green Business Award for Biodiversity Protection, Visit Britain 5 Star Rating, Hospitality Assured, Biodiversity Benchmark - Land Management, Carbon Trust Standard, Good Spa Guide Award, ISO14001, Investors in People
  7. Center Parcs has recently been announced ‘Best Family Holiday Provider’ in the Tommy’s Awards for the eleventh year in a row