We visit Center Parcs as a group of 6 with two 15 year olds, two 18 year olds and parents. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay.
Fantastic atmosphere and setting. The modern style lodge was perfect for us, spotlessly clean and up to date. We booked a few activities such as crazy golf, short tennis and bowling, which were slightly pricey but very enjoyable.
Would recommend taking your own food and preparing your own meals in the lodge as the various restaurants do appear be somewhat overpriced. Sub tropical swimming paradise was great.
Only complaint would be that paying the price we paid, we would expect Center Parcs to employ more staff! We feel they have become a bit greedy in this way. There appeared to be only one employee working at the bowling section when we visited. She was very pleasant but clearly rushed off her feet checking everyone in for bowling, meaning she was unable to clean away the dirty glasses from the bowling alley tables. This took away from the lovely atmosphere and appearance of the village. Similar situation in the pool/arcade area in the sports plaza.
However it must be said all members did thoroughly enjoy the stay and didn't want to leave!
- Also Known As:
- Center Parcs Whinfell Forest Hotel Penrith
- Center Parcs Whinfell Forest Penrith, Cumbria