Written on: 29/11/2013
My husband and I have just enjoyed a 4 night stay at Sherwood Forest CenterParcs. The setting is beautiful and we were surrounded by wildlife including ducks, swans, rabbits and squirrels all who came to visit us on our patio every day which proved to be a unique experience. The sub-tropical dome was lovely and I will not forget swimming outside in the really warm water and looking up at the stars. We went bowling, had a go on the driving range and my husband really enjoyed Archery target... (read more)
Written on: 06/10/2013
Just come back today , from Sherwood. We were there to celebrate my 70th birthday & my granddaughters 4th birthday. We stayed in ash 903. It was great parking right by our villa. Accmodation was very good. All the staff very nice. Food and drinks, we're a little expensive. Supermarket we'll stocked, best one we have been into. Would I go again ? (Yes) if you need your kids to burn off some energy this is the place to go. (read more)
Written on: 28/08/2013
Having not visited centr parcs before we were pleasantly surprised at the great accommodation, the beds were fantastic. It took a while to get our bearings around the site but we found it was simple to book any event to participate in. We had a takeaway our first night which was cooked to a high standard but we felt a little pricey. The swimming complex was fantastic and a fantastic experience for any age group,we enjoyed the spa baths particularly. We went to Aqua sana for a birthday treat... (read more)
Written on: 22/08/2013 by SeamusF (1 review written)
been going to Centre Parks since I was a kid and I love it. the one a Sherwood forest is the best and its close to where I live and has the best swimming pool and a giant slide with an inflatable donut for 4 people to sit in. the villas are realy good and not too close to each other and there are maps so you dont get lost which is easy becuase its so big. the football pitches are good for 5 a side and the tennis courts are very good and you can go on for free if your cheeky enough. theres a... (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2013
I have just read some of the previous reviews. Center Parcs needs to read these and review. They are only concerned about inflating their swelling profits, and that is your money. As another reviewer commented on the "rip- off, cash generator and obvious greed". This sums up their ethos perfectly, particularly greed. I am totally disgusted at their lack of consideration, but it is their business to make money and they succeed very well. Look elsewhere before you book, but if you do beware... (read more)
Written on: 27/03/2013
We have been to Centre Parcs 2 times now (we have booked another holiday now so it will soon be 3) and it has always been a brilliant experience. The wildlife there is fantastic, all the woodland creatures are friendly and come for visits to your door step daily also the view from your porch is amazing. The subtropical swimming paradise is one of the best things about Centre Parcs. There are plenty of waterslides, including the rapids and grand cascade, also a hot tub to relax in after... (read more)
Written on: 21/12/2012
My 2 daughters aged 5 and 9, together with 4 other children from 2 other families and 2 adults have come down with this bug whilst at the resort between Monday 17th December 2012 and Friday 21st December 2012. All the parties were perfectly healthy when they arrived at the resort on Monday. In addition the swimming pool was shut due to another child vomiting into it. Having spoken to the staff at the resort and the environmental health department, there does not seem to be much being done... (read more)
Written on: 20/12/2012 by brakenoodle (24 reviews written)
I have stayed at Center Parcs, Sherwood Forest about 15 times since 1997. I was really impressed by the forest location, the wildlife and peace, even with the children. The accommodation was basic but clean and comfortable enough. The traffic free environment was great, meaning I did not have to drive and it was safe for the kids to cycle. Eating out was never cheap but as a treat once or twice a visit, it was manageable. This is the reason why I kept going back. However, there has been a... (read more)
Written on: 14/11/2012
We have had the most wonderful time in Sherwood Forest ,they held there first ever Christmas dinner in the pancake house,it was all decorated out just like Christmas Day ,the food was outstanding with a three course lunch, then the fireworks were let off just across the lake,and then Santa came on his boat ,and came into the pancake house, with many happy children getting a gift from Santa. Our accomadation was great as we had my husband who is confined to a wheelchair I myself have... (read more)
Written on: 27/09/2012
Seventh year for a family weekend we all love. My husband and I (Nanny and Grandad) always have a treat in the Aqua Sauna but this year we were very disappointed as the peaceful tranquility has all gone. Groups of mainly ladies chattering nineteen to the dozen in the saunas but not just the odd bit of conversation,full on non stop, chatter. There are notices on the doors asking for quiet inside the rooms but when my husband very politely asked one group of five ladies to keep the chatter to... (read more)
Written on: 19/09/2012
We have been to Center Parc Sherwood Forest for various family reunions since 1989 and the general set up is fine for our purposes and good value in terms of accommodation with swimming facilities included in the price. There is plenty to do on site although that tends to be expensive. However, our last three visits (2012, 2010 and the one before that) were marred by the fact that many of us (among the 31 of us staying in five different villas) discovered we were bitten by fleas (we know the... (read more)
Written on: 04/09/2012
me and my family have been coming to centerparcs sherwood forest for seven years now and have only just got back from our most recent trip, a weekend from the 31st august - 3rd september. we all enjoy every second of the break and i have already been looking at the prices for next year! the subtropical swimming paradise is always a must-go-to for us, with it's hot tubs, wave pool, water slides, outdoor pool, rapids and MUCH more, we spent over three hours in there! in the town center,... (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2012
We have been visiting Sherwood forest for over 21 years. Initially we began going with our children and now we are visiting with our grandchildren. Over the years we have never had a bad holiday. Every year as been just as enjoyable. We have always loved the idea that you can do as much or as little as you like. The accomodation however this time we noted did need a little attention. Is this because we chose to stay in the 1 bed comfort? The rest of the family stayed in a larger 4... (read more)
Written on: 20/08/2012 by AGD88
We stayed before in there comfort for a week, it was lovely and had a lot of charm,waking up with animals at the door and having beautiful views. His time we stayed for a weekend in the new style executive lodges, same price as the week in comfort, I have to be honest,not worth the extra money. The room is lovely and well set out, but right on the car park, small back patio area with a view of the car park, very little wildlife due to this. The room was clean and tidy on arrival however... (read more)
Written on: 27/05/2012 by Holdfast (5 reviews written)
We first visited Centre Parcs, Sherwood a year after it first opened, it was described as a "Yuppy Butlins", we found it to be a revelation. It can be as active or relaxing as you want it to be. Having just returned from a Mid Week Break at Sherwood it still ranks as a Class Act. Centre Parcs have not adopted the view, We Have Built it let's just rake in the cash, it appears to be getting better with age. Some may say it is expensive, if you want quality you have to pay for it, but saying... (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2012
stopped in newly done house 747 which was out of this world which was very clean and even better the maid service made us feel very special left little gifts for children which they loved big thank you to donna for makeing our holiday extra memorable (read more)
Written on: 05/01/2012
We spent Christmas at Sherwood, as we have done many times before. It was magical as always with the beautiful decorations on site and the wonderful woodland to wake up to every morning. We got a villa we had stayed in before so it was like coming home. At night beofre going to sleep we would open the bedroom curtains so we would wake up to the silhouettes of the trees in the morning, then we would watch the sun rise and feed the squirrels, birds and two gorgeous swans which visited... (read more)
Written on: 28/09/2011 by Diane66
Very happy with the weekend villa superb beds sooooo comfortable surroundings so very English-woods lakes squirrels ducks just fab!! The biking was lovely but you still have to have your wits about you as the impression is one of "car free" but it isnt.The swimming pool is also superb but wish they had kept the jaccuzzi's free from children! All in all a great weekend although expensive. (read more)
Written on: 12/08/2011
Centre Parcs in Sherwood Forest was fantastic. Beautiful scenery. Excellent for a long weekend away. Villa was a good size,had everything we needed, bedding was clean, however, I would have expected it to be better cleaned around the windows and patio area and also there were alot of creepy crawlies in the rooms, which frightened the children. Activites were good, the sub-tropical swimming was the only thing that was included in the price, wished a few more things could be included in the... (read more)
Written on: 10/07/2011 by neilb77
Sherwood Forest offers a fantastic experience with nature for those people whose busy life makes them overlook the wonders of it all. The atmosphere of the park is tranquil but a short walk can bring you face to face with lots of exciting events. My children have grown up feeding squirrels and ducks from the age of 8 to now 21 they have prefer to come to Centre Parcs before anywhere else. I can not find a single thing we disliked and we enjoyed a very active pleasant break. The massage i had... (read more)
Written on: 20/06/2011 by EllenJackson (1 review written)
We had a fab time. We have all come home for a rest!! Excellent facilities, staff are friendly and experienced. We did junior tree climbing, quad bikes, horse riding, swimming, boating all a brilliant achivement for a girls who cant wait to go again in October. (read more)
Written on: 18/06/2011
Been to Center Parcs at Sherwood many times over the years and never had a bad holiday! We've been there during all seasons and its always great. It's the best place to take children (of all ages). We're now taking grandchildren and having as much fun as we did when our children were youngsters. The children discribe Center Parcs as their favourite holiday destination! Special needs are catered for brilliantly and what's more everyone is so friendly - some of the staff have been there... (read more)
Written on: 04/06/2011 by Zeya41 (1 review written)
We love Center Parcs and this was our 2nd break. Our first was to Whinfell. The accommodation at Whinfell was superior as was the swimming pool complex. There are loads of activities for the kids to do at both - highly priced though. Our accommodation at Sherwood was the most basic but it had everything we needed. I was concerned at it being terraced but we never heard anything from our neighbours. It was so peaceful being in the forest and quiet even though we were very central. The whole... (read more)
Written on: 29/05/2011
We have stayed in a few different types of accomodation from basic (good value to money) to executive (lots more room - great when the extended family are holidaying with you, and ensuites for all). all types have been well maintained and have helped make our stay enjoyable. the facilities outside of accomodation are great, but other than the pool are additional cost (so the holiday can add up). There are activites for all ages (even babies) and all the children had a great time at the... (read more)
Written on: 24/05/2011
My family and i have just returned from an excellent family break were we could enjoy the outdoors exercise,eating out,sport,cycling,fishing and much more.There is very few holidays that cater for the entire family like centre parks does. We will certainly be returning my children range from under 1 to 13 yrs of age and all enjoyed the break together equally,and with the villa style accomadtion you can relax as though your in your home or you can be as busy as you want the choice is entirly... (read more)
Written on: 23/05/2011
This was our fifth visit to a Centreparcs and second to Sherwood. There is never a shortage of things to do, in fact we never get around to doing everything we want. I highly recommend Centreparcs to everyone, whether you want an active holiday or a lazy one. We combine them both, relaxing with some activities.
Mostly it's all about the food for us. Whether it's a quick burger or an evening meal out the quality is excellent.
As soon as we get home we start planning our next Centreparcs... (read more)
Written on: 20/05/2011
Sherwood Forest Center Parcs, seems very expensive, and indeed it is, both the inital cost and for any thing you want to do or buy, but it is worth it.
It is set within a peaceful forest setting where you often get very tame wild animals walking right up to your door.
The sub-tropical swimming paradise is not to be missed, and the other activities are enjoyable and well organised and managed.
The restaurants on site are not cheap, but the food is good and they are not really much more... (read more)
Written on: 20/05/2011
Just had fabulous weekend at Center Parcs,sherwood Forest for 65th Birthday celebration with family ranging from 1 year old to 38. All had great time, facilities really good and staff everywhere were so friendly and helpful. Food in restaurants great too. We couldn,t fault it. Will certainly be back again, the grandchildren have asked already! (read more)
Written on: 18/05/2011
Great outdoor holiday great for kids riding bikes with no traffic and plenty of ducks, birds and squirrels to feed . Pool is really good with slides and rapids and plenty of changing rooms. Its a bit expensive being a short break but worth it overall. (read more)
Written on: 17/05/2011
Centre Parcs Sherwood Forect is an idyllic location to just chillout or try something a bit different, children and adults alike can take part in various sports you might not think of trying ordinarily, in a safe and friendly environment. Everyone we met had a smile and a welcome hello - especially the staff who made you feel at ease and that everything was taken care of.
We could not have asked for a more sociable, friendly and safe place to enjoy a few days break. Excellent. (read more)
Written on: 16/05/2011
A great way to relax and have some fun for all ages (read more)
Written on: 14/05/2011
Center Parcs, Sherwood...Doesn't matter what the weather is like there's always plenty to do, although some activities are a little expensive. Villas are set out really well but I can't imagine why you'd need any more than an executive villa?! Daily housekeeping means it was always clean, towels included makes it a few less things to pack and cuts down on the washing when you return home. The Aqua Sana was a wonderful treat and a great place to escape from it all! The pool is great and... (read more)
Written on: 13/05/2011
excellent family holiday, we went with our son and his family, only young but a very family friendly place. lots to do but also very relaxing. cant wait for the next time. you must go to the pool it is brilliant and you could spend the whole day there. (read more)
Written on: 10/05/2011
Completely relaxing. Staff amazingly friendly and helpful. Lots to do. Quite expensive, but definitely worth it. (read more)
Written on: 25/04/2011 by shereen dowden (1 review written)
Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday! Only wish it was longer! Centre Parcs is clean and well maintained throughout, The accommodation is well thought out and stocked with everything you need. My only quibble would be that the previous holidaymakers dirty towels amd bedlinen were left outside the accommodation (obviously forgotten by the cleaning staff). We had a minor problem with the bath plug but guest services were very helpful and polite and the problem was sorted within 20... (read more)
Written on: 13/04/2011 by Hepcat (1 review written)
We are a little mixed about Centerparcs these days. We like it, but we prefer the way it used to be! We were at our favourite - Sherwood.
We stayed in Woodland lodge accommodation which was quite nice, though the bathroom suite is a little style over function - a wall hung toilet in accommodation where young boys stay means mopping underneath is important, but difficult.
The staff at the nature centre were fab - enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
We like the country club for a meal or two -... (read more)
Written on: 10/04/2011
It was 11 years since our last visit to sherwood forest and things have changed a bit.We stayed in a 2 bed comfort plus ,the beds were wonderful,but the sofa was old and dropping to bits,it was extremeley uncomfortable.Lots for our 10 year old twins to do,they loved it.very steep path to and from our villa.We had a lovely meal in HUCKS,but the worse meal ever in foresters ,the french waiter was very rude and the food was terrible and it was very expensive.We would definately go to sherwood... (read more)
Written on: 10/04/2011
We stayed at center parcs sherwood in April 2011 in a new style executive lodge. the accomodation was lovely, immaculate though the cleaner did tell us it had been newly refurbished but was lovely. However i would expect more for my money!
I unfortunately got an ear infection on day 2 of the holiday, visited the nurse on site twice who both told me my ear was fine, finally decided to go off site to see a doctor who told me my ear was badly infected and still was a week later! very... (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2011
Center parks was the best holiday I've ever been on(belive me I've been on alot!)The activerties I did with my family and cousines,anties and uncles(I went with my dad's side of the family):
.to a disco(the best one ever!)
we stayed there for a week and went in the summer holidayes(last yerar-May).
There was lots of entertanment for the adultes such as a spa, a pub e.t.c.
Nice entertanment for children such as:
.play arias(inside and... (read more)
Written on: 28/03/2011
Excellent weekend but make sure you take plenty of money because once your in there everything is expensive (read more)
Written on: 25/03/2011
We really enjoyed our stay at Centre parcs , subtropical paradise is brilliant especially the rapids at night.
Its a wonderful place and you can do as much or as little as you want.
One disapointment was on trying to re book for later in the year the buggies are not available to book?
So I have ended up booking direct with Nottingham Activity Centre, its only a short drive away, but before when I booked with Center Parcs they would come and fetch us.
But when alls said and done having to... (read more)
Written on: 18/03/2011
Such a long wait in the restaurants to be served even though it was a quiet period.Food prices extortionate. Quality of Chinese take away appalling and very expensive. Villa was 3 star exec and very tired compared to other Center Parcs. Activities excellent for all the family from aged 5 to 65. Would go again but take own food. Loved the wildlife near the window. (read more)
Written on: 18/03/2011
It is very expensive which is its only down-side, the activities and restaurants too for what they are. The ducks and swans knocking at the patio door were excellent, accommodation was clean and comfortable. There is a lot to do, the subtropical paradise is great, particularly at night although I managed to get a sprained toe down the rapids! It feels very safe with the ban of cars and teenagers can do their own thing if they so wish. All in all, we had a fab time and will definitely be back. (read more)
Written on: 26/02/2011
it was a fantastic time at centre parcs sherwood , and would def go back agian if i had the chance too
My daughter loved every thing and when the swans came knocking on the patio door to be feed she thought that was great even just siting there watching the wild life ,
the food was great and all the activites she loved which she did
if you can go , its great (read more)
Written on: 11/02/2011 by Egoodall (1 review written)
My family and I have just returned back home from our 3rd visit to centre parcs. Nottingham being our favourite as it's so close to home we are on holiday immediately. I could never understand the passionate reviews other families wrote about centre parcs until this visit. We have truly had an amazing holiday to say the least. Our two young children (and another well on the way) have played and laughed all day. Each play ground has been an adventure alone, the swimming pool has given us... (read more)
Written on: 31/01/2011
LOVE CENTERPARCS go twice a year atleast always something to do,and great nature everywhere loads of fresh air,kids love it and adults too!! no mater what accommondation you stay in its fine but its good to compare prices as its usually a small difference between a comfort and a better one always check!!
we go summer and winter as weather doesnt affect indoor activities there are alot to choose from and adults can get time alone too with kids activities where you can leave them and relax at... (read more)
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