Santa speeding across a lake in a boat, festive fireworks on the beach, real-life reindeers and even a professional photography lesson were just some of the highlights of our recent weekend at Center Parcs. It was our fifth visit to their Sherwood Forest venue and despite living only a short distance away, it always feels like a million miles away from home.
We were thrilled to be offered a complementary three night stay to enjoy their Winter Wonderland this year; especially as we’d never visited during December. For six weeks of the year Center Parcs is decorated with lights, decorations, Christmas trees and even a little fake snow. There’s also Santa’s Woodland Workshop, festive pony rides, carriage rides, a pantomime and lots of Christmas craft activities, so we were keen to see if it would get us into the Christmas spirit.