Center Parcs reopens today – Sherwood and Longleat welcome holidaymakers for first time in four months


CENTER Parcs has reopened all of their holiday parks from today, after being closed for four months due to coronavirus.

Here is everything you need to know about Center Parcs and their reopening.

All five Center Parcs villages have reopened from today.

This includes Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire; Elveden Forest in Suffolk; Longleat Forest in Wiltshire; Whinfell Forest in Cumbria and Woburn Forest in Bedfordshire.

Having been closed since March 20 due to the pandemic, it is great news for families returning this summer holiday.

The villages will enforce new restrictions and guidelines for guests when they return due to safety concerns.

This includes limited capacity at the parks, while pools and spas will remain closed initially.

In a statement, they explained: “In line with government guidance, you will see some changes to the way we do things once we reopen.

“Our team of experts have reviewed everything we do, right down to the smallest detail, to make sure we’re keeping you and our staff as safe as possible.

“We know many of you are looking forward to some family time away following lockdown and our aim was always to open our forests as soon as we felt prepared to do so.

“As we’re sure you will expect, when we first open, some facilities won’t be available but as soon as we can, we will. We plan to review government guidelines on a regular basis and open additional facilities as and when we know we are ready.”

The Subtropical Swimming Paradise pools and spas will open on July 27.

However, guests on a three or four night holiday will only be able to swim twice on their holiday in new restrictions.

According to the holiday park, families will have to book the two sessions, which will last two hours.

Seven night holidays will see families allowed four two-hour sessions.

Families will also have to have their swimwear on underneath to reduce contact in the changing rooms, and must arrive 15 minutes before the session.

Showers and dryers also won’t be operating but thankfully the rides and slides will still be operating, including the Wild Water Rapids.

Other holiday parks are also introducing new measures as they reopen this month.

Here is what you can expect from other holiday parks which have already opened, including Haven and Pontins.

Timed slots for check-in, one-way paths and ordering food via an app are just a few of the changes waiting for guests at Haven holiday parks this summer.


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