Center Parcs has announced that LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice will be its new charity partner in Ireland.
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Center Parcs has announced that LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice will be its new charity partner in Ireland.
Center Parcs intends to submit a planning application for a significant investment to further develop its resort in County Longford.
The five UK villages are set to reopen from 12th April.
Center Parcs will temporarily reopen Center Parcs Longford Forest to welcome families for festive short breaks.
The business has had to adapt its seasonal plans in line with national guidance around the coronavirus pandemic.
The awards are a yearly highlight in Ireland's beauty awards calendar and recognise the best of the industry.
Center Parcs has opened four luxury Treehouses at its Whinfell Forest village in Cumbria, offering breathtaking views of the forest surroundings.
The beverage packs have been distributed to children's hospices, food banks, NHS trusts and local emergency services.
The seven-figure sum is the largest amount Center Parcs has ever raised for a charity partner.
Since opening its doors in July 2019, Center Parcs has welcomed more than 140,000 guests, with 14% of guests having already booked to return.
In line with updated government guidance, the Subtropical Swimming Paradise will reopen with new safety measures in place.
The announcement comes after all five UK villages closed their doors on Friday 20th March in response to the global coronavirus pandemic, with Longford Forest in Ireland closing a week earlier.
Longford’s popular new tourist destination wins accolade at Great Place to Work awards.
Aqua Sana Longleat Forest has unveiled its brand-new Forest Spa, bringing together 24 spa experiences to harness the proven benefits of forest bathing.
Aqua Sana Woburn Forest and Aqua Sana Whinfell Forest were also finalists in the Best Day Spa and Best Spa for Customer Service categories.
A festive playground awaits - with 57,600 twinkly lights, three tonnes of snow, 90 Christmas trees and a spectacular light and sound show on the resort's lake, families are certain to feel the magic this Christmas.
Relax and rejuvenate amongst an abundance of spa experiences and treatment rooms at Aqua Sana, Ireland's largest stand-alone spa.
Staverton-based dad and daughter Andy and Ellie De’Ath have shown nerves of steel by taking on a skydive, raising more than £2,500 in aid of a local children’s hospices charity and national charity, Together for Short Lives.
Six-week-old kitten Archie was hand-reared by Center Parcs' Red Squirrel Ranger.
After months of anticipation, Center Parcs Longford Forest has officially launched, offering the nation a glimpse of what families can expect to enjoy and experience at the resort.
An Taoiseach, Mr. Leo Varadkar T.D., officially marked the completion of the landmark €233 million forest resort; Center Parcs Longford Forest. Following an almost two-year construction process Center Parcs Longford Forest has been delivered on schedule and within budget.
The long-awaited forest resort will officially open on Monday 29th July, in time for summer short breaks.
A significant construction milestone has been achieved as the forest resort nears its summer opening.
From Asian to Italian and not to mention the very best of Irish cuisine, Center Parcs Longford Forest will cater to all tastes when it opens this summer
The Tropical Cyclone ride is just one part of a £15m investment project in Sherwood Forest's Subtropical Swimming Paradise, which also includes new family and toddler water play areas.
The five UK sites achieved scores of between 90% and 98%, rating them as 'Excellent' under the VisitEngland criteria.
The final two members of the senior management team have now been appointed.
With family time at the heart of what they do, both organisations are committed to raising money and awareness for the charity and the families they help.
Irish mother and son Lego artist duo unveil the 55,667 brick model that showcases all that Ireland’s largest waterpark will offer Irish families
The Regional Awards went to the most highly-rated spas in each area based on the Spa Spies' reviews, Bubble Ratings and audits.
The Wildlife Trusts' Biodiversity Benchmark is the only standard that certifies management of business landholdings for wildlife.
Thousands of job seekers attended the first of Center Parcs’ recruitment information days in Longford, officially opened by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, T.D.
From Aerial Adventure and Laser Combat to Archery or Indoor Climbing, there is something for even the most adventurous of families, while those with a creative spark can let their imagination take the lead with some Cupcake Decorating or Willow Weaving.
The first lodge has been completed at Center Parcs Longford Forest, marking a key milestone in the resort’s development as it prepares to open its doors to Irish families in summer 2019. The Woodland Lodge is the first of 466 lodges to be completed in the unique and beautiful forest.
The Treehouses, one of which is specially adapted for wheelchair access, have been designed to embrace the forest, which is reflected throughout the interior.
Keelings, Heaney Meats, Lynas Foodservice and Henderson Foodservice have been selected as premium food partners.
The Waterside Lodges are the first type of Center Parcs accommodation to be situated on the water's edge of the main lake.
Center Parcs has announced the awarding of the first tranche of large scale supplier contracts, worth over €1 million, to Irish companies as the development of its’ first Center Parcs forest resort in Ireland continues at pace.
Shepreth Hedgehog Hospital has worked closely with Center Parcs since 2015, when Woburn Forest was recognised as an oficial hedgehog release site due to its well cared for natural environment.
Research has revealed the impact technology is having on family time, with children in Ireland spending an average of three hours per day using technological devices.
Fagan Office Supplies, based in Mullingar, have been chosen as the office furniture supplier for the site.
Research has revealed that 1.5 million British adults only see their immediate family once a year - for Christmas Day.
As construction activity on the much anticipated €233m Center Parcs Longford Forest resort in County Longford ramps up, the company has formally awarded two major construction contracts to Dublin based construction firm John Sisk & Son.
Aqua Sana Sherwood Forest opened its new Forest Spa design to guests in April 2017, showcasing the result of a two year reinvention project and more than £3m investment.
The awards bring together 30 champions to celebrate bee-friendly initiatives, from playgrounds to parks and farms to famous shopping streets.
New research has revealed that red squirrels are becoming a rarer sight for Britons than feared, with over half of children also admitting they have never seen one.
Ellie helped unveil the new water rides Tropical Cyclone and Typhoon.
Andy De'Ath will pedal 575km across tough American terrain over five days to raise money for Together for Short Lives.
Officially confirmed by the Tree Register of the British Isles, the Giant Redwood measures up at 58m.
Martin Dalby, CEO of Center Parcs, was on hand to officially open the new woodland footpath at Newcastle Wood, Ballymahon - another key milestone for Center Parcs in the local community.
Tales that form the backbone of British culture and heritage might never be heard again, as research reveals that nearly a quarter of the nation can't name even one story from folklore.
Center Parcs has signed a contract with Gas Networks Ireland to extend the natural gas network to its new holiday village at Newcastle Wood, Ballymahon, Co. Longford.
Having undergone the biggest refurbishment in the spa's history, it has been completely transformed into a forest escape, inspired by its beautiful natural setting.
Center Parcs has announced the appointment of Daragh Feighery as the first General Manager of Center Parcs Longford Forest, near Ballymahon, County Longford.
Center Parcs has awarded its first major contract to Limerick-based Roadbridge Civil Engineering & Building Contractors. This comes following a competitive tendering process for Center Parcs Longford Forest.
The 'Cult of Busy' has now infiltrated to our children, as primary school aged children are 'working' - either in school or scheduled activities - for up to 46 hours a week, nine hours more than the UK adult average of 37 hours.
Aqua Sana Woburn Forest has been shortlisted for 'Best Spa for a Day', Aqua Sana Longleat Forest for 'Best Spa for Groups' and Aqua Sana Whinfell Forest for 'Best Spa for Value'.
The winning treehouse was built by the Jennings family from Norwich, as a joint project between dad Matthew and his six-year-old-daughter Ruby, with mum Becki acting as assistant.
The company plans to develop a 395 acre site near Ballymahon in County Longford into what will be its sixth village.
The accommodation has been expertly designed to encompass the key elements that are core to the Center Parcs experience: high quality; a sensitivity to the environment and nature; and a stunning base from which to have unforgettable family adventures together.
The exciting new partnership will see these two organisations raising awareness and funds nationally through Center Parcs guest donations, which will be matched by the company, and raising funds locally for hospices close to the villages.
The Professional Beauty Awards are the most prestigious and established awards scheme for the beauty, spa, nails and aesthetics markets, recognising those who make a real difference to the industry.
The stack consisted of 213 pancakes and measured 101.8cm.
Less than two years after the hugely successful opening of its fifth village, Woburn Forest in Bedfordshire, Center Parcs has submitted a formal planning application for a new village in Ireland.
The holiday village will create approximately 750 jobs during construction and employ up to 1,000 people in permanent jobs once operational.
Blackstone (NYSE: BX) and Brookfield Property Partners L.P. (NYSE: BPY; TSX: BPY.UN) announce that a Brookfield-managed fund has agreed to acquire Center Parcs UK for an undisclosed sum from funds managed by Blackstone’s private equity and real estate businesses.
The village has become an important part of the community, with more than 90% of staff living within 15 miles of Woburn Forest and approximately 40 local businesses working with the village as suppliers.
Center Parcs, a leader in the UK family short break market, has announced plans to develop a holiday village at Newcastle Wood, five kilometres from Ballymahon, County Longford, and 21 kilometres from junction 9 (Athlone) of the M6 motorway from Dublin to Galway.
In the 25 years Elveden Forest has been open, the forest has been transformed from a commercial woodland with very little ecological value to a thriving forest with a wide variety of plants and animals.
Longleat Forest has had a significant impact on the local area since arriving 20 years ago, bringing local employment opportunities as well as a £20m boost to the local economy each year.
The new village is set within 362 acres of forest in Bedfordshire and builds on Center Parcs' 27 years of experience and commitment to providing great family breaks.
Offering a truly relaxing experience with six unique, nature-inspired spas to journey through, this new, state-of-the-art spa is the first of its kind in Europe.
More than 6,000 tropical plants will be arriving at Woburn Forest during the spring, with 4,800 of those earmarked for the Subtropical Swimming Paradise in the Village Square.
The recruitment drive started in July 2013 for 1,500 positions, including roles with on-site restaurants and retailers.
As its three year partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity came to a very successful end in May, Center Parcs is now delighted to be supporting two new charity partners, ChildLine and The Wildlife Trusts.
The design showcases the tropical environment and family-friendly experience that the Subtropical Swimming Paradise will offer.
Six Center Parcs Directors cycled 125 miles - from the company Head Office in Nottinghamshire to the new site at Woburn Forest in Bedfordshire - to push Center Parcs' overall fundraising total to £500,000.
Center Parcs Woburn Forest is expected to open in spring 2014. Construction will commence in the coming months and will be one of the largest projects of its type in Britain for many years.
The secret to Center Parcs' 25 years of success has been the evolving facilities, high quality accommodation and variety of family activities to ensure the best experience is provided every time.
This represents final approval of the detailed designs of buildings and landscapes, as well as local sourcing, employment strategies and a green travel plan.