UK and Ireland locations

A close up of plants with the lake and the Subtropical Swimming Paradise in the background


With six locations across the UK and Ireland, each one of our villages is beautifully unique for your short break. Every village still has the key features that make for the perfect forest break, including 400 acres of natural forest landscapes, a range of lodges, apartments and activities (something for everyone, whatever the weather), a beach with watersports lake, our Aqua Sana Spa and the Subtropical Swimming Paradise, at a balmy 29.5°C all year round. Find out what people are saying on Instagram and Facebook.



Whinfell Forest, Cumbria

Nestled among a stunning landscape on the edge of the Lake District, a short break holiday at Whinfell Forest is perfect for nature lovers, as you might catch a glimpse of rare red squirrels and the uncommon orchid. Unique lodges, in a range of sizes, are set in the 400-acre forest, with lakes and streams befitting the picturesque breathtaking scenery.

Whinfell lake on a misty morning with lodges and trees in the distance

Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire

Set in the heart of Nottinghamshire, take a UK short break holiday at Sherwood Forest for a perfect fusion of woodland and lakeside. It's the ideal setting for exploring and spending quality time with friends and family. Activities, indoors and outdoors, are spread around the 400 acres of woodland and village life comes together around the leafy terraces of the Village Square, with a range of places to relax, to eat, just watch the world go by, or discover our range of shops.

Sherwood lake with boats on it and trees in the distance

Longleat Forest, Wiltshire

Spectacular scenery and hundred-year-old Giant Redwoods greet you on your relaxing Wiltshire break at Longleat Forest. During your stay you can cycle, walk or catch the land train. Located in the valley is the lake, the perfect place for you and your family to spend some time relaxing on the beach or out on the water trying one of our many activities.

Longleat forest lake

Elveden Forest, Suffolk

For the perfect family break in Suffolk, Elveden Forest - set in 400 acres of stunning woodland - is ideal. Great for all the family, the village offers everything from calm and creative activities to adrenaline-fuelled challenges, both indoors and outdoors. Our watersports lake and sandy beach offer activities including Cable Water Skiing, unique to Elveden Forest, while the Subtropical Swimming Paradise is home to our award-winning, gravity-defying water ride, Tropical Cyclone.

Beach and lake at elveden with water fountain and two men on a canoe

Woburn Forest, Bedfordshire

Just one hour from London and set in 365 acres of woodland, Woburn Forest is the most recent Center Parcs location. A short break at our Bedfordshire village gives you the chance to try our largest Subtropical Swimming Paradise, soak up magical views over the lake and undulating forest and stay in modern lodges, nestled deep within the forest.

Ariel view of the lake at Woburn.

Longford Forest, Ireland

Nestled up to 400 acres of beautiful woodland, our first village in Ireland is here. Longford Forest, just five kilometres from Ballymahon, features 466 self-catering lodges and 30 apartments. There are up to 100 indoor and outdoor family activities, from adrenaline-fuelled adventure, to relaxing and creative pursuits – a perfect place for families to be together. Guests will be able to enjoy a range of restaurants and shops, our superb Aqua Sana Spa and our famous Subtropical Swimming Paradise, the largest water park in Ireland, featuring an array of water rides and activities for all ages at a balmy temperature of 29.5°C all year round.

Longford Forest lake