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Center Parcs Whinfell Forest
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

We've stayed here several times over the years but never in Severn Pines. Looking at the map it's at the bottom of the park near the car park. What a great location! A 3 minute cycle to the park centre (up the hill) or a 2 minute cycle to the car park. The pub is about 4 minutes whilst the sports centre about 6 minutes by cycle. Clean, friendly, safe and secure. A family with small children will find this venue to be first class as there's plenty to entertain. My daughter is 7 and my son 2, both lived the pool and we're free to stroll around the entire park with only a very, very small chance of encountering any vehicles other than cycles. Some people, often people who have never visited a centerparcs, state that it's very expensive but it's as expensive as you want to make it! Shopping is best done at either Morrisons or Sainsburys in Penrith using the on site market for minor odds and ends. The restaurants are fairly average prices and the toy shop openly states that they attempt to sell at high street prices and if found to be overpriced will refund the difference. The activities are all priced in my opinion about 10% over non centerparcs attractions. My wife, mother in law and daughter all did the go ape tree trekking which cost £22 for adults and £18 for children which is fairly average. Will be definitely looking to visit again soon.

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Reviewed 21 June 2014

We booked an original executive lodge and was disappointed with poor outdoor furniture and tired looking interior.
Our children are 2 4 & 6 and they enjoyed every second. Hucks was extortionate for what you got but Bella Italia was good value and staff couldn't have been nicer.
As lodge was on outskirts we hired cycles which cost almost £100!

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1  Thank Alfie2903
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

We had a mid week break early June and it was our first Centre Parcs experience. Our party consisted of Myself, My wife & our little girl aged 4 and our little boy aged 1. Also My Brother and my Mum & Dad. We stayed in 44 Three Oaks.

Accommodation: We were pleasantly surprised compact and clean and only a little bit worn in places but bedding / towels both crisp and clean. Kitchen was again compact but perfectly formed with nothing missing. The outside area was not overlooked by anyone so it had a nice private feel. Bathroom / shower room was excellent

Location of Lodge: Perfect for us - an easy 10 minute stroll to the village centre / 5 minutes on bikes.

The complex: Wonderfully clean, never saw any litter - staff are very efficient in keeping the place looking tidy. There was a guy in the village centre that looked like Moe from the simpsons and he was there everyday with his dustpan and brush keeping the place sparkling - he deserves a special mention

Facilities: Pool was fantastic - Kids loved it (and we did) there's also a new kids park / adventure playground that was stocked with loads for them to do. Because my kids are still quite young we didn't do many of the other activities but we did have see others doing the various activities and thought the looked very well planned and taught

Eating out: We ate out twice - Bella Italia was great - nice food and great service same prices as Bella Italia back home. we had lunch at the Lakeside in and it was ok just typical pub grub but it was nice enough and the setting by the lake is very good.

All in all we had a great time and there was enough for everybody enjoy their stay - we would definitely go back

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Thank NOFFIN
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Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

Stayed in the Lakeside Apartments - absolutely beautiful. Great location and a five minute walk from anything we needed to go. Rooms were spacious and very clean. Cleaners did a fabulous job. Staff were always helpful and lovely. Park was litter free. Weather was wonderful. Done quad biking, bowling and swimming. All experiences were great & thoroughly recommend swimming as there are so many different things to do.

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Thank Gemma H
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

First time to center parcs, stayed at seven pines which was a short walk to the village centre, stayed in a detached four bedroom lodge which I thought was extremely clean, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs and downstairs.plenty to do there but the activities are quite expensive, also food and drink quite dear as well so you need quite a bit of money unless you eat in. We ate out every night and all the food was very good, tried all the restaurants. The swimming area is very nice with a number of slides and a Jacuzzi in there,had a very pleasant stay in relaxing surroundings and would recommend it to anyone.

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Reviewed 20 June 2014

Returned home today after our eighth visit to Whinfell Forrest since 2006.

We love the place, having been there both with friends before we had a family, and now with our two young children.

We find that the vast majority of activities are worth the price paid, the staff are always really friendly, and we simply love the atmosphere. This year we paid a little extra to guarantee accommodation which was near to the village centre, as last year we were in the outskirts and it was too far to walk with kids.

Overall we couldn't recommend Whinfell more highly, we love it. Only two points I would make:

1) our lodge (7 foresters lane) had a shower, however I am 6'3" and it was too low for me to use :)

2) as we visit so often, it's disappointing that there isn't some kind of loyalty scheme in place.

Thanks once again for a brilliant holiday.

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Reviewed 20 June 2014

Best by far. We have booked again. Best holiday resort! We have three small children and it had everything we could have asked for. Get a cabana it's fab. The staff exceed expectations and we would recommend without a doubt

Room Tip: Get one close to bike centre it's great so peaceful
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Additional Information about Center Parcs Whinfell Forest

Address: Whinfell Forest, Penrith CA10 2DW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Eden District > Penrith
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 23 Speciality Lodging in Penrith
Hotel Class:5 star — Center Parcs Whinfell Forest 5*
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Center Parcs Whinfell Forest Hotel Penrith
Center Parcs Whinfell Forest Penrith, Cumbria

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