As a family, we have been going to Center Parcs for many,many years and decided to give Woburn a try. There are not too many things to find fault with but those we have, sadly cannot be rectified. First impression of the site is how pretty it is, and also how HILLY it is. Take heed of previous comments to assess where your villa is before getting bikes. As a family, we always use bikes, so it was quite pleasant walking everywhere. The brilliant weather helped. Aqua Sana was a delightful experience for us all and how nice to use a pool you can actually swim in. Which brings us to the biggest disappointment of all. It was awful. Rather like a concrete paddling pool. completely impossible to enjoy a pleasant swim. Far too shallow and the wave machine was a waste of time. Great for young families though. Having said that, both my Grandchildren enjoyed the Tornedo and other boat related rides within the pool. However,
outside rapids were considerably more exciting than Elveden or Nottingham. The only problem being getting on to the rapids themselves. You have to climb over a very high bump and then push yourself along until the force of the water takes you. This is all very well when you are slightly younger, but for those of us who are getting older, but still enjoy the excitement of a ride along the rapids, it is very difficult to get on. It would be very nice to have more seating areas outside the pool for those of us who have used up our energy and would like to watch everyone else. Lack of seating around the site was also disappointing. Especially outside some of the restaurants Dexters etc., We were fortunate enough to have wonderful weather and to sit around would have been very nice. Villas. Generally we found ours to be delightful, just the same as every other villa on the site. Same seating plan, same pictures on the wall no variation whatsoever, or at least we saw none as we walked around. Everyone seemed to have the same lounge, kitchen layout. Whoever thought of that? Also air conditioning would have been great. We found them also not to be very private, as our neighbours bedroom window looked straight onto our patio area, taking away our privacy if we wanted to stay out late talking and eating. Maid service was a little difficult to define. One day the bathroom would be tidied, next day not. Floor not hoovered. Dishwasher not emptied. All a little hit and miss. Having said all this, we enjoyed our week but the swimming pool was hugely disappointing. Depressing to say the least.
- Also Known As:
- Center Parcs Woburn Forest Bedford, Bedfordshire