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Center Parcs announces opening date for first village in Ireland

Press release   •   Jun 14, 2019 10:24 BST

Center Parcs has announced that their sixth village, Center Parcs Longford Forest, will officially open on Monday 29 July 2019. Bookings for breaks can now be made on, allowing families to experience the first Center Parcs village in Ireland. With less than 50 days until guests begin to arrive, finishing touches are now being made to the village.

Set amongst 400 acres of beautiful woodland in County Longford, the village includes 466 self-catering lodges and 30 apartments. In total, the village will welcome up to 2,500 guests during each short break. Each of the fully equipped lodges are designed with families in mind and offer the ultimate in comfort and quality.

The village will offer activities 365 days a year, whatever the weather, with more than 100 indoor and outdoor activities to choose from. The jewel in the crown of any Center Parcs break, the Subtropical Swimming Paradise, is set to be Ireland’s largest indoor water park and will be heated to a tropical 29.5C all year round.

For unparalleled relaxation and luxury, Aqua Sana Spa will be the ultimate escape. The spa will offer 21 hot, cold, herbal and meditative experiences across four zones - Nordic Forest, Hot Springs, Volcanic Forest and Treetop Nesting.

For families visiting from Britain, Center Parcs is working in partnership with Irish Ferries to offer an exclusive discount of 25% off self-drive travel to Ireland. The award-winning ferry company has a fleet of modern ships including the Dublin Swift fast ferry, and a choice of up to 16 crossings a day between the UK and Ireland. 

Notes to Editors

  • Center Parcs UK and Ireland is the leading provider of high-quality family short breaks in the UK, offering weekend (Friday to Monday) or midweek (Monday to Friday) breaks in a secluded and natural woodland setting.
  • Center Parcs currently has five short break destinations across the UK; Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, Elveden Forest in Suffolk, Longleat Forest in Wiltshire, Whinfell Forest in Cumbria and Woburn Forest in Bedfordshire and, as the leader in the UK short break holiday market, welcomes more than 2.1 million guests each year.
  • Center Parcs has invested €233m into the building of Center Parcs Longford Forest – the village has created around 750 jobs during construction and will employ up to 1,000 people in permanent positions once open.