As this is now our third holiday with our little munchkin, I was not expecting the same feeling as those pre-baby relaxing breaks, but I have to say, I’m pleasantly surprised. We decided on a Center Parcs break just to see what it was like to be honest.
I’m impressed. It’s perfect for small people. The accommodation is spacious and all on one level. It’s modern and has everything you need for a young family, a cot, a high chair and a dishwasher.
The staff are friendly and helpful and the site is immaculate. The price to stay is very reasonable, (in term time)however the extras do add up. If you’re on a budget though, there is plenty to do for free and you can bring your own food. The supermarket here is well stocked but very expensive.
The grounds are lovely and following arrival you’re asked to leave your car in the site car park so there are no dangers from moving vehicles.
You can book lots of activities in advance from pottery painting to climbing, teddy stuffing to badminton. There is a gym and a spa. I enjoyed a lovely massage whilst Daddy took Mollie to feed the ducks and play in the park.
I have to give a special mention to Strada, whose staff were helpful and extremely efficient. They helped with dairy free options the children’s menu throughout and were quick with the orders. It was our first impromptu experience of eating out and I was quite anxious. (Normally, I have a bag full of food for Mollie). They made it a breeze!
The only negative really is the cost of all the extras, pottery painting cost around £35 just to attend then it was another £12.50 per mug to paint. A lovely experience but quite expensive. As long as you plan ahead and decide what you are going to do, it’s possible to budget, but be prepared to flash that card regularly!
Overall though, a relaxing space for a toddler and mummies and daddies alike!