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Center Parcs activity recommendations?

kimbyanne Avatar
8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
I have just booked a break in June at Center Parcs Elveden for me and my boyfriend.

We have been to Center Parcs three or four times but this time we actually want to do some activities! We usually just end up doing the usual, going swimming, biking, etc so this year we want to try something different. There are so many activities to choose from though, can anyone recommend some good activities to do at Center Parcs?
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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
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#2
Not been to elveden, but are regulars (have been for about 12 years) at sherwood and oasis.

I would recommend the action challenge. It is well organised (as is everything at centerparcs!) and is definitely something you will remember! Also good if you have a video camera. I did abseiling and absolutely loved it! Well worth the money. I plan to do some of the other action challenges when we go back.
#3
kelly_o_fanatic
Not been to elveden, but are regulars (have been for about 12 years) at sherwood and oasis.

I would recommend the action challenge. It is well organised (as is everything at centerparcs!) and is definitely something you will remember! Also good if you have a video camera. I did abseiling and absolutely loved it! Well worth the money. I plan to do some of the other action challenges when we go back.


Yea, I took a look at the Action Challenge stuff but some people said that most of it was "instructions" and there was not much of the actual "activity". Did you find this true?
#4
I abseiled about 5 or 6 times, and would have been more but there was someone who went to the top twice and changed her mind, so spent about 30 minutes with her trying but not managing to do it - would of worked out at about 7 or 8 times I think.

You are also able to have someone there watching, so if one of you wanted to try something and the other didnt you could still watch.

I wouldnt recommend the one (cant find it on the website, but should be in the book) where you try jumping from a high platform on to another - was watching them and nobody managed to do it and only got 2 trys each.

All of the others seemed to have everyone trying a few times and everyone seemed to be really enjoying themselves
#5
Indoor Sports & Leisure
Prices are per person unless otherwise stated

Activity Duration Price
American Pool 1 hour £6.00 per table
Art Class 2 hours £18.00
Baby Dolphins 45 minutes free
Badminton 45 mins £7.00 per court
Creative Writing 2 hours £11.00
Fitness Studio 2 hours £5.00
Midweek £11.00
Weekend £8.50

Floral Experience 2 hours £21.00
Golf Simulator 1 hour £17.50 per session
(upto 4 people)
Roller Skating 1 hour adult £3.00 child £2.00
Mini Tennis 45 mins £7.00 per court
Scuba Diving 1 hour £30.00
Silk Painting 2 hours £24.00
Snooker 1 hour £6.00 per table
Squash 45 mins £7.00 per court
Table Tennis 30 mins £4.50 per table
Ten Pin Bowling 45 mins £19.00 per lane
1 hour £22.00

Tournaments

American Pool 2 hours £6.00
Badminton 2 hours adult £6.00
Snooker 2 hours £6.00
Squash 2 hours adult £6.00
Table Tennis 2 hours adult £6.00

In
& Leisure
Restaurants
Prices are guide prices only

Chez Pierre £3.40-£10.95
Crispin’s £1.20-£4.65
Grand Café £3.75-£12.95
Huckleberry’s £1.95-£12.95
Luciano’s £2.55-£10.95
Rajinda Pradesh £3.60-£15.50
La Sapiniere £20.50-£33.50
Pancake House £2.95-£5.55
Sports Café £3.95-£9.50
Lagoon Bar £1.20-£3.45
Outdoor Sports & Leisure
Prices are per person unless otherwise stated
Sports & Leisure
Activity Duration Price

Adventure Golf adult £3.50 child £2.50
Archery (Target) 55min adult £14.00
40mins child £6.00
Bowls (Outdoor) 1 hour £6.00 per rink
Falconry 1 hour £17.50
Horse Riding English Style
1 Hour £20.00
Horse Riding Western Style
1 Hour £20.00
Horse Riding Wranglers Ride/Advanced
1 hour £20.00
Laser Clay Shooting 45 mins £17.00
Mountain Bike Trek 90mins £16.00
Tennis 1 hour outdoor £8.00
Private Lesson £35.00
Treasure Trail 2 hours adult £3.50 child £2.50

Tournaments

Five-a-Side Football 2 hours adult £6.00
Tennis 2 hours adult £6.00

Action Company Challenge

Abseiling 2 hours £18.00
Challenge Course 2 hours £14.00 per person
Climbing 2 hours £17.00
High Ropes 2 hours £20.00
3G Swing £9.00 per swing

Watersports

Canoes – per craft
30 mins £4.50 single £6.00 double
Fishing Permit Day £7.00
Weekend £12.00
Midweek £14.00
Week £25.00
Pedalos 30 mins £7.00 per craft
Sailing Dinghies 1 hour £12.50 per craft
Sailing/ Windsurfing Tuition
1 hour £22.00
Windsurf Hire 1 hour £7.00

Focus on Nature Activities

A Walk with Trees 2 hours adult £7.50 child £5.00

Children’s Activities
Prices are per person unless otherwise stated
Activities
Activity Duration Price

Baby Dolphins 45 mins free
Children’s Entertainment
30 mins free

Disco 2 hours free
Five-a-Side Junior Tournament
1 hour £5.00
Jewellery Making 90 mins £12.00
Mini Motivators 1 hour £5.00
Soccer School 2x90 mins £16.00
3x90mins £21.00
Star Struck 90mins £9.00
Teddy Bears’ Picnic 1 hour £8.00
Tinies’ Tumble Time 30 mins £5.00
Toddler Dance 30 mins £5.00


Time Out Clubs

Bumblebees 2 hours £12.00
(upto 3 years) 3 hours £18.00
Crickets 2 hours £10.00
(upto 5 years) 3 hours £15.00
Dragonflies 2 hours £10.00
(upto 8 years) 3 hours £15.00

Health & Beauty
Sample Tariff – Please refer to Aqua Sana brochure for information on all treatments available.

Absolute Spa Ritual 1 hour 55 £84.00
Serail Mud Treatment(per couple)
55mins £46.00
Dry Foltation 55mins £50.00

Spa Area

1 session(min. age 14 yrs) 3 hours £35.00
(Mon or Fri/1-9pm) £27.00

Other Services

Babysitting
Prices are per sitter and are dependant on number and ages of children

Upto Midnight £5.50* per hour
After Midnight £6.00* per hour

Day Visitors
Prices are per person unless otherwise stated

Full Day From10amadult £17.00 child £11.00
Half Day From 5pm adult £8.00 child £6.00

Towel Hire
Complimentary with Deluxe/VIP Accommodation

1 Hand Towel + £5.00 per pack
1 bath towel


Housekeeping Service(approx. prices only)

Villa Size Day Weekend Midweek Week
2 bed £14.50 £20.50 £31.50 £57.00
3 bed £17.50 £27.50 £39.00 £75.00
4 bed £18.50 £30.50 £44.50 £86.00

Cycle Hire
Prices are per cycle
Day Weekend Midweek Week Deposit
Adult £12.00 £21.00 £21.00 £30.00 -
Child* £6.00 £10.00 £10.00 £15.00 –
Child Seat £4.00 £6.00 £6.00 £9.00 –
Trike £12.00 £21.00 £21.00 £30.00 £30.00
Duet £15.00 £22.50 £22.50 £35.00 £30.00
Cycle Helmet Hire £1.00 £1.00 £1.00 £1.00 £15.00
Fun buggies £5.00 £6.60 £7.60 £12.00 £10.00
Cable Lock £1.50 £1.50 £1.50 £1.50 £3.00
D Lock – – – – £15.00
Wheelchairs (Manual) – – – – £10.00
Mobilty Scooters £25.00 £30.00 £30.00 £50.00 £100.00

*under 14 years & under 1.5m tall

Please Note
All prices stated are inclusive of VAT and all deposits are refundable. Activities may also be subject to additional booking fees.
Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we do advise you to check for any possible alterations. We reserve the right to alter this information without prior notification. Please also refer to the General Terms and Conditions as outlined in our current brochure.

I was thinking of going to Longleat and I requested a price list of activities last mth,I've pasted here so least you can get an idea of prices too but the activities will vary from site to site.
#6
High Ropes was good when I did it. I don't mind heights though, might be a different experience if you do!
#7
Thanks, I am not brilliant with heights but I would like to give something like that a go!
#8
Archery is good...

I'm not good at it, but it was a good laugh.
#9
Browni
Archery is good...

I'm not good at it, but it was a good laugh.


I enjoyed archery :)
#10
Take a sailing boat out on the lake.if not have ago in a pedalo.always good for a laugh
#11
Don't bother with the horse riding!
#12
I agree, dont do horse riding. Not sure what its like at elveden, but sherwood is shocking! We actually complained and got the activity refunded. The place was really grotty, full sheets of fly paper hanging everywhere. The smell was horrible. Not up to centerparcs standards.

I would advise the horse drawn carriage rides though (horses are from a different place) they are really nice going through the woods, and some great photo opportunities.
#13
Find someone who works at CP and marry them, you get most activities free together with mega cheap breaks when available.
#14
dealtaker
Find someone who works at CP and marry them, you get most activities free together with mega cheap breaks when available.

lol Yes, so practical. I'm sure they'd love getting used for a cheap holiday... at the place that they work...
haha
#15
i would do the following badminton, tennis, high ropes , i took my little nephew to the dolphin club, bike rides, squash, archery was lame but still good just look aroud and find what fits you tastes, also i love doing kayaking and i done kayaking there it was emense.

ive been going to center parcs at elveden forest for 14 years now since i was born
and i go around 2-3 times a year,
im only 14 but love centreparcs its just an amazing holiday for all of the family.

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