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★★★★★

“Pricey but well worth it!”

Written on: 12/04/2014 by Hubbard18 (1 review written)

Had a super few days with the family.as a wheelchair user family holidays can be quite difficult to plan but our visit to Centre Parcs was so easy......adapted accommodation,plenty of activities for teenagers and parents alike. Be warned Whinfell is fairly hilly so a fit wheelchair pusher needed or an electric wheelchair. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from and a well stocked supermarket for self catering...there is even a takeaway service! What more do you want? All the staff we… Read Full Review

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“We're coming back to Centre Parc in 2015 counting...”

Written on: 23/03/2014 by Lena297 (1 review written)

Before we ever booked our stay at Centre Parc we visited many sites on the Webb we compared prices and dates that suited us , Centre Parc always seemed to be the Webb site we went back to time after time , it had lodges to suit Able And Disabled, it offered us lots of choices were activities were concerned, and nights out , it's a fantastic location, just a short journey away and you would think you were in another time ,and another place , friendly helpful staff, First Class lodge to stay… Read Full Review

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“Disappointed”

Written on: 28/01/2014

Bought a coat in spirit when returned home it is to big, phoned spirit but they won't refund or exchange through post. So I took it to white stuff shop hoping they would refund or give me a credit note but they carnt either so I'm stuck with it now… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“always fix any issues”

Written on: 22/12/2013

great place to stay - staff welcoming and helpful at all times - so many people and places for them to help but able to help speedily and efficiently. great welcome and great service when required… Read Full Review

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“Centr Parcs As a Whole”

Written on: 21/10/2013

Centre Parks is a great place for the whole family, you can be as active or still as you want, in particular we enjoy the bike rides and pool, the Go Ape style activity is fun. We found the shopping side of things rather expensive but you dont need to buy whats on offer. Accomodation is more than adequate and very comfy. Enjoyed the eating out but again on the expensive side. The hosre riding would have been good but felt the horses looked a bit uncared for, and some of the activites would be… Read Full Review

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“Little paradise”

Written on: 19/10/2013 by Williamwallace (1 review written)

Just returned from October break at Whinfell Forest. This is the first time my husband and I have been there, we took our daughter, son in law,and four grandchildren and what a great time was had by everyone. Although my daughter and family have been before and they love it we were a bit apprehensive, we normally jet of to the sun. The whole experience excelled our expectations,there is so much to do and the grandchildren had so many activities that they were sound asleep as soon as their… Read Full Review

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“a lovely break”

Written on: 09/10/2013 by dobbos (1 review written)

A very nice break with my daughter and three grandsons. Our lodge was very clean and comfortable although a little expensive to choose your lodge location, especially for elderly guests with limited mobility. The aqua sana is a worthwhile and relaxing experience and the swimming pool complex excellent. The village was very busy during the weekend of our visit but the sports facilities were readily available for my grandsons. Unfortunately we were not informed of the closure of the Bella Italia… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“forget the rat race”

Written on: 24/08/2013 by karianda (1 review written)

We came to centre parcs for the first time this week and we all just want to go back ! there was 7 of us ages, 7,9,15,17,40,44,and 80 ! we shared a 4 bedroomed new style woodland logde at fell view and we stayed from fri to fri. this lodge was amazing, modern, spacious and very close to all the amenities ( ideal for my 80 years old mum). We tried different activities from horse riding to quads, to roller skating ( hilarious!) and a katacanu ! (again- hilarious!) I would recommend booking a few… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Great for families!”

Written on: 11/07/2013

We had a fantastic stay in a New Style 2 bedroom Lodge. The accommodation was fresh, comfortable, modern and clean. We hired bikes and the boys in the Cycle Centre were very friendly and helpful as we found was the same for all the staff that we spoke to. Food is excellent with loads of variety and choices but expect to pay high prices. The Parcmarket is a great convenience store selling lovely fresh bread each morning (again very expensive). If you are on a budget, there is a Sainsbury's in… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“fantastic”

Written on: 30/06/2013

Great holiday many thanks once again, The Ellwood family keep on coming back to Whinfell every year, on the way home we start talking about the next years hols.the accomondation very comfortable and private, every thing you need for a great holiday, huge amounts of activities for all ages, something for everyone no matter what age. many many thanks… Read Full Review

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“Ok but defiantly book a new stile acomadation ”

Written on: 11/06/2013 by Ben324r (1 review written)

Ok the weekend away was brilliant but if anyone's thinking of going book a new stile room as the old stiles are expensive and dirty we found this out the hard way booking a executive original lodge and booked into it walking into a mess the beds are not very comfy as the pillow cases and do ay case falls off during the night also the chairs down stairs aren't verry comfy to sit on the sting about Center parts is decently the food and activitys as this don't come cheap the food alone is verry… Read Full Review

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“well worth the experience”

Written on: 26/05/2013

there is allways plenty of activities for both the young and old.from a gental mini golf to paint ball and lazor action to outdoor bowls. ther is also plenty of places to eat in a variety of restaurants of all countries. I found that the new caving adventure was not to my liking as i am a large person and found the going difficult. this is more for the younger person .the accomidation is good we up graded this year to a egsecutive lodge and found it very comfortable,with on suit in all bedrooms… Read Full Review

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“First impression”

Written on: 26/05/2013

Waited almost an hour to check in on arrival at Whinfell Forest, Penrith, after 5pm,Which created a very negative first impression. With 2 young children in the car. Seems to be a very antiquated system for checking in. We tried to check in on line as suggested but found this to be problematic too. Can't see the point of this anyway as there is only one entrance and everyone has to queue to check in anyway. The market closes at 4pm on Sundays, activities close at 5pm too. Limited activities on… Read Full Review

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“Feel cheated”

Written on: 03/05/2013

Booked a holiday few weeks ago and now price gone down by more than £ 500. So disappointing… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Great Holiday - Loved it!”

Written on: 04/10/2012 by VikkiH (1 review written)

We have just got home from a mid-week break at Center Parcs Whinfell Forest and thought I must write a review - as I had been scouring the internet review sites before I booked. Myself, husband and son 20months booked a 3 bed new style woodland lodge (as I noticed on one review site and discovered during searching for lodge availablilty) it was cheaper (by £100) to get a 3 bed than a 2 bed, so friends of ours came up for 2 nights with their little boy. (so tip one - check for all rooms types… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“the bst time ever”

Written on: 27/09/2012 by chrissy000 (1 review written)

centre parcs is probably the best place i have been to for a very long time and i go on holiday 4 times a year, the service was brilliant. the only down side is the prices but you do get what you pay for… Read Full Review

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“horrible”

Written on: 17/09/2012 by leanne04 (1 review written)

needs some changes,i didnt enjoy it! the accomodation was good,we spent half of our break in the lodge wouldnt reccomend it to a friend to be honest!… Read Full Review

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“My family and i stayed 16h April to 20th April, My...”

Written on: 04/05/2012 by Barrie1234 (1 review written)

My family and i stayed 16h April to 20th April, My second visit, my daughters unteenth, are party consisted of thirteen people, what a time we had again, the freedom to do what you want go were you want, the staff are obliging but not pushy, you must have a fantastic H R dept' i as the elder statesman of the family was left to fend for my self whilst the family enjoyed your centre, this i did not mind, i chatted with folk and your staff, one particuler staff member Janet is her name i met her… Read Full Review

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“Tired Accomodation, High Prices, Misleading Price Promise”

Written on: 02/11/2011

We have been regular visitors to Center Parcs, Whinfell Forest, for many, many years and have enjoyed some great breaks there. However, things have drifted on a number of levels and they have got overly greedy. It is time Center Parcs had a wake-up call. We went again this year for a 4 night stay at half term (24-28 October) and paid over £900 for a 3 bed semi detached lodge in Badger Wood. Prices have been going through the roof and all you get included is the swimming facility. Center Parcs… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Winfell Centra Parcs”

Written on: 01/08/2011

We have just returned from a short break at Centre Parcs, we were a large group but we found the short break excellent, alright it was quiet expensive but this was because we were a group of 11 and we felt some of the major activities were a lot of money however, once you did the activities and the time you were doing the activities it was good value for money. The accommodation was fab and clean, all the staff were friendly and very helpful. A good family break had by all and the kids loved… Read Full Review

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