We are just home from a 7 night stay at Whinfell Forest. We stayed in a new style executive lodge which was nicely decorated and very clean. (On our last visit 10 years ago our stay was spoiled by a basic and unclean lodge). Very different experience this time around. Our lodge had 3 en suites bedrooms and a sauna. Plenty of room for a family of 4 or more. I would have liked to have seen some basic condiments in the lodge to make life a little easier.(sugar/salt/herbs/butter).
The activities on offer are fantastic for the whole family (we have a 7 year old and 11 year old) albeit expensive if everyone gets involved. The online activity booking system works well and the staff running activities are confident and knowledgeable. It is a very child friendly holiday and I really like the no car policy which forces everyone to walk or cycle.
The restaurants we tried were great, our favourites were The Pancake House and Café Rouge. The on site supermarket had everything you could possibly need, but I felt it was overpriced. My advise would be to take a grocery shop with you.
Fantastic family holiday, we will definitely be back! Although we will need to save up first as it isn't a cheap option.
The highlight for the children was the swimming. They LOVED IT!
- Also Known As:
- Center Parcs Whinfell Forest Hotel Penrith
- Center Parcs Whinfell Forest Penrith, Cumbria