After readying mixed reviews we were a little aprehensive about our holiday at Les Bois Center Parcs. We travelled with two children (13 Months & 7 years). We were part of a bigger family froup of 15 children ranged in age from 9 months to 9 years.
The park was brilliant for a family holiday. The water park was fantastic for all age ranges. The children would have stayed there all day if hunger hadn't got the better of them! The water was warm and the baby bit was lovely. Several slides to keep the older ones entertained. Cafe in pool area although we chose to go back to our lodge for lunch.
For those of you worrying about the cost of extra activities to keep your little ones entertained, don't worry! Between the water park and the adventure play parks you needn't spend anything else. There is also a small animal park which the younger ones in the group liked. Enough to spend an hour or so there.
With our booking we got free passes which were fantastic. A family bowling trip would have cost 30 euros but we redeemmed 2 of our 4 vouchers for that. The other two were used to play squash twice. We did the pony trek (just a saunter on shetland ponies around the park paths for half an hour). My daughter, nephew and niece did this and enjoyed it. Bigger horses and more challenging rides were available near the park entrance.
Accomodation is basic but clean and all you need. Cot and high chair are included in every lodge at no extra cost.
The supermarket on site is good and as expected dearer than usual but not ridiculous. We took a lot of our own food just buying fresh items from here and it worked fine.
Ice creams and fruit smoothies available in centre which were good.
Be warned there is NO WASHER or LAUNDERETTE!! Take plenty of clothes or hand wash stuff.
We ate out once in the main plaza and it was reasonable and the food was nice enough.
Don't upgrade to the Premium lodge. We had the Comfort and my sister paid the extra 100 euros for a Premium, The only difference was her beds were made up, garden furniture was better quality and a TV in the main bedroom. So unless those things are important to you save the euros!!
Ask for lodges in the 316 region as they were perfect position for everything. Some lodges were miles away from main activities,
Great family fun
Fantastic water park and play parks
Massage bath even in comfort lodges
Hardly any English speaking staff
Gardens could do with a good strim!
Some lodges miles from main pool area
We did the DIeppe-Newhaven crossing both ways and the park is only 2 hours from DIeppe so would recommend this crossing with small children.
We had a fab holiday and would recommend it.
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