Booked a last minute weekend to Center Parcs Whinfell Forest 30th Sept 2011. It was our first time after many friends giving good report. We wanted to do it on the cheap so took all our own food and drink. We took our own bikes also.
The accommodation was an executive 3 Bed traditional lodge, the place was a tad tired and quite far away from the centre. But we can't complain for £350 and we did book late (Meadow View) if we went back we would stay at lakeside or near there.
The activities were quite booked up but our kids enjoyed the pool, rock climbing and roller blading. The pool was very crowded but it is big enough to cope. The arcade and bowling alley was good and the Market was well stocked and not too expensive considering the captive audience!
The Lakeside Inns carvery was superb and the wine was good too.
All in all a great weekend and we all enjoyed it. A few little complaints: bikes too expensive to hire, just charge £10 and they wouldnt have a shed full! Accommodation was tired but newer units are available and I'm sure they will renovate them all in time. A real trek from car park to accommodation, just have park and ride and make it easy!
Enjoy it's good
- Also Known As:
- Center Parcs Whinfell Forest Hotel Penrith
- Center Parcs Whinfell Forest Penrith, Cumbria