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Center Parcs reveals first complete lodge at Woburn Forest

Press release   •   Feb 24, 2014 00:00 GMT

To mark the completion of the first lodge at Woburn Forest, Center Parcs has today revealed a time lapse film of the lodge build and fit out, alongside photographs of the first fully completed lodge.

The time lapse film of the construction of lodges can be seen here:

The film shows the entire construction process, from foundations and wall panel installations, to interior fit out of the recently completed accommodation. 

The Woodland Lodge is the first of 625 lodges at the Village to be completed ahead of the opening of Center Parcs Woburn Forest. During the fit out on the remaining lodges, Center Parcs will be laying out 634 rugs, hanging 625 chalk boards, fluffing 7,348 pillows and 6,356 cushions, as well as placing 1,875 board games in lodges for families to enjoy.

There are four types of accommodation to choose from at Woburn Forest, allowing families to choose accommodation that suits their needs. These include Woodland Lodges, Executive Lodges, Exclusive Lodges and a 75 room hotel.

Guests can now book summer breaks at Woburn Forest. Spring breaks are soon to be released.

Contact information

Jessica Marshall-Pearce, Press Officer

Telephone: 01623 821723


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