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Newsplash: a world first for Center Parcs!

Press release   •   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.

A sneak preview of this exciting ride will be revealed at http://www.centerparcs.co.uk/newsplash on Wednesday 30th May. Further details, visuals and tasters will be announced on Tuesday 3rd July to mark Center Parcs’ official 25th birthday. Watch this space...

The water ride, which is due to open in late November 2012 is part of a longer term investment programme in the swimming pools across all four Center Parcs UK villages.

For more information coming soon, visit www.centerparcs.co.uk/newsplash orwww.facebook.com/CenterparcsUK or #newsplash

Contact information

Center Parcs Press Office

Telephone: 01623 821733

Email: press.office@centerparcs.co.uk

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