We have been visiting centre parcs now for about 6 years we have always gone to longleat which is excellent so we had high hopes for this park as it has only been open for a couple of months overall we had a good time the kids did the aerial adventure, archery, crossbows, bowling badminton etc.. So we were kept busy !! I have to agree with other reviews it is quite small and very hilly so be prepared for a lot of uphill bike riding.
The staff running the activities were great very friendly and the Segway experience is a must do for all families so much fun!!!! The staff at the booking centre by the sports cafe are extremely friendly and helpful
I don't like to moan usually but I feel that for a new establishment things could be improved so here goes the down points
Our first visit to the parc Marc shop the girl on the till looked extremely fed up I spoke saying hello how are you and she looked at me a totally blanked me and continued to do so through the whole checkout not a good start really the staff in Starbucks were also quite miserable and not really interested in making any conversation at all
On arriving at our lodge I noticed the fridge was dirty left over milk and orange juice spillages still in there and taps in the bathrooms and showers were covered in water stains so that to me indicates hey haven't been cleaned
There was a small towel hung in the bathroom presumably for a floor mat and when we put it down to use it it had a pair of someone's contAct lenses still stuck to it yuk so obviously dirty from last family
When we have been to longleat we have always had a complimentary tea towel,dishcloth, and small pack of dishwasher tablets on arrival no sign of that at Woburn and no lovely welcome
message on the chalk board you always get that at longleat
The resturants are a mixed bag the strada and hucks are excellent lovely food and staff but cleanliness is a big issue we decided to treat ourselves to an Indian at the Rajinda pradesh it was a really hot day all glass windows and no air con so as you can imagine very hot we were taken to a table which had obviously had been used previously and we we're seated on top of a ton of rice all over the floor and small chunks of chocolate and the odd crisp obviously the family before us had small kids but please clean the area before you seat someone else but the food was very good
If your looking for a quick easy meal then the sports cafe is not for you tables were full up which dirty glasses and plates and even if it is not busy you got at least just over an hour wait for your food and when we went bowling in the sports cafe area there were loads of food wrappers empty glasses cups etc... From the days previous people who had been bowling we were there for over an hour and they still haven't been cleared
Swimming pool is ok the rapids were narrow and fast not as much fun as longleats the tube rides were good although the 4 man was constantly being shut then reopened the main pool is small and not really for swimming and very full up and busy quite dangerous then the waves are on the outside area could also be improved for seating as to watch the rapids you are walking and sitting basically on dirt.
I sound like a right moany old bag but really we had a great time but we feel for the price you pay a bit more care and attention is needed hopefully with a bit more experience it will improve
- Also Known As:
- Center Parcs Woburn Forest Bedford, Bedfordshire