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    im off to center parks, any tips???

    hi

    im off to center parks (sherwood forest) next week for the first time and jsut wondering if anyone has any tips on what to take, what not to buy when there cos its a rip off etc etc

    any help would be great

    cheers

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    I got back from Center Parcs (Elveden) last week.

    My tip, take lots of money! Center Parcs is very expensive for both activities and food / drink.

    To save money take food (go shopping before you go as the Parc Market on site is quite expensive with not a brilliant range) with you and cook in your villa rather than eat out every night.

    Depending on how much you want to do, it can be a reasonably low cost holiday. However, if you are wanting to do activities, they do cost quite a bit and in my opinion, some of them are overpriced. Such as pedalos are £7 or 8 for 30 minutes and bowling for two people is near on £25. The swimming pool is the only "free" (although most likely included in the cost of the holiday) activity but the pools are brilliant and you can spend ages in them!

    Center Parcs is a brilliant place to go but the price of everything does add up really quickly so be prepared!

    Have a nice holiday!

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    kimbyanne;2365195

    I got back from Center Parcs (Elveden) last week. My tip, take lots of … I got back from Center Parcs (Elveden) last week. My tip, take lots of money! Center Parcs is very expensive for both activities and food / drink.To save money take food (go shopping before you go as the Parc Market on site is quite expensive with not a brilliant range) with you and cook in your villa rather than eat out every night.Depending on how much you want to do, it can be a reasonably low cost holiday. However, if you are wanting to do activities, they do cost quite a bit and in my opinion, some of them are overpriced. Such as pedalos are £7 or 8 for 30 minutes and bowling for two people is near on £25. The swimming pool is the only "free" (although most likely included in the cost of the holiday) activity but the pools are brilliant and you can spend ages in them!Center Parcs is a brilliant place to go but the price of everything does add up really quickly so be prepared!Have a nice holiday!



    cheers for that, dont plan on doing may if any activities as my son is under 2 so as long as there is a park and he can go for a splash in the pool he will be happy.:thumbsup:

    ericc78uk;2365229

    cheers for that, dont plan on doing may if any activities as my son is … cheers for that, dont plan on doing may if any activities as my son is under 2 so as long as there is a park and he can go for a splash in the pool he will be happy.:thumbsup:



    For a two year old it will be great. Loads of parks everywhere.

    The pool also has a baby / toddler pool which looks like good, lots of little slides and toys.

    Have fun!

    I agree to taking food if you have room in the car, although I did think the parc supermarket (Elvedon) had a comprehensive range and the bakers was fab.
    If you plan on having any aqua sana treatments, (expensive but well worth it!) I would book them up before you go, my children loved the kids club, they do 3 hours for £15 which I thought was great and its extreamly secure, we went back 3 times checking on them and the staff were great. It gave us a chance for a game of tennis and some lunch on our own. We planned out our break before we went and booked all activities as the previous year we were dissapointed at not being able to book them when we were there because they were full. I think they do a waterbabies class which is free too, although I think it's really early in the morning. Have a great time

    space for one more>? have a fun trip

    You lucky thing....we love Center Parcs. I agree its best to buy before you go although the shop is not as expensive as some corner/local shops. Have a great time!

    When we go we usually pick a couple of the cheaper activities, badminton, treasure hunt on bikes, then go swimming every day and at least one night. Like said before, definitely take loads of shopping with you, we usually eat out one night and in the rest, their on site supermarket is very overpriced imo.

    Have fun, would say i'm jealous but i'm going to florida in the morning :P
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