have just returned from center parks at longleat , and now feel fitter after a week of hills , cycling , canoeing and badminton ,
so what did i think ?
accommodation was a 4 bed exec villa old style , not bad looking from the exterior but the interior decor was a little dated, however it was all in good order , well equipped , spacious, and clean .and had free wifi. the private sauna just to the side of the patio was a god send to revive aching limbs after a day of exercise.
the park is huge , it is clean and tidy , well signposted and picturesque, the lake area is particularly pleasant.
the park is hilly as previous people have said , we did hire bikes and we are not particularly fit , we also had a 72 year old with us, but we managed and hopped off our bikes when we needed to, i would recommend bikes , you can get about quicker and it adds an extra dimension to your holiday,
there are plenty of activities to keep you occupied if you wish , we tried archery , badminton , canoeing and ten pin bowling , they all vary in price , did i feel ripped off ? not at all , the facilities are great and in good condition.
the swimming area is in the price of the holiday , the indoor pool area is adorned with tropical flowers/shrubs, there are slides and tubes to hurl yourself down if you wish !!, the exterior pool is a pleasant space and the water was heated, the rapids look intrepid, and my son 11 years of age said they were a little bumpy but not too bad !!
we ate out most nights and had lunch in the villa most days, we visited rajinda pradesh , i was not impressed with the the food here at all, and at £90 for 2 courses for four people i thought this was really bad value , wich was a shame as the restaraunt has lovely staff and is in a great setting overlooking the lake area ,
we also ate at hucks wich was great , try the philly cheese and beef ,
food from the parcmarket was a little more expensive than high street but not extortianate,and in some cases was actually cheaper , theres also plenty of choice here , we bought a barbecue and meat etc and this worked really well.
the site staff range from very helpfull to indifferent , but mostly helpfull.
mobile phone usage was fine ( t mobile and o2 )
we went the first week of june so the park was not too busy , but i would advise you book any restraunts and activities before you go , we did for the majority , but the one time we didnt we got turned away from a very busy grand cafe .
the land train was very good , it was regular , every 20 mins, and handy when your saddle sore !!
glad i tried - the cycle hire
wish i hade done- more archery
wouldnt do again-rajinda pradesh
impressed with- the beauty of the whole park.
conclusion.....center parcs is for everyone you dont need to be mega fit , it can be expensive but doesnt need to be.its great for families , its even better in the sun ,
i booked my villa on the internet , and at the time i went it was less than £500 ,
i would definitely return , its a great place to try new sports, and i feel refreshed and a little bit fitter for my visit, i just need to keep it up now !!
- Also Known As:
- Center Parcs Longleat Forest Village Hotel Warminster
- Center Parcs Warminster
- Center Parcs Hotel Warminster
- Center Parcs Longleat Forest Warminster, UK - Wiltshire