We have been to Sherwood Forest on a number of occasions but thought we would try Whinfell as there's not much difference in distance from where we live and it was cheaper. We stayed in the lakeside apartments which didn't really have any sort of view from ours which was number 20. I have to say that we do prefer the lodges, the apartments just didn't have the same feeling and was definitely noisier!
We went to the twilight spa which we have enjoyed at Sherwood on numerous occasions but to be quite honest found it to be disappointing. Most of the rooms had no music playing and we feel that that's all part of the relaxation. There was also a couple of rooms missing that we really enjoyed at Sherwood.
I did like that everything was all under one roof but the main thing that we both missed was the rapids in the swimming pool. There was some good rides but they are quite rough and I was quite bruised and battered from them.
I also could not believe that we didn't see one squirrel while we was there!
All in all we did have a great time but we both thought it's not the same as Sherwood and we have in fact booked to go to Sherwood again in January as we did kind of feel a bit short changed. I. Would say if it's too far to Sherwood Forest then give Whinfell a try, if there's not much in it then go to Sherwood Forest!
- Also Known As:
- Center Parcs Whinfell Forest Hotel Penrith
- Center Parcs Whinfell Forest Penrith, Cumbria