Centerparcs provide something for everyone, from young children to us folk of a gentler age. They also cater well for people with a disability.
I love the sense of space at Whinfell Forest; the lodges are spread out and surrounded by wonderful woodland.
There are plenty of pleasant walks and activities to suit everyone, whether it’s grandparents taking on the children at crazy golf, pony trekking, paintball or more traditional sports, you’ll find your days full.
The Aqua Sana may seem expensive, but for a relaxing few hours you can’t beat it; plenty of spas, steam rooms and a peaceful outdoor heated pool.
However, my wife and I love to see wildlife, and this we saw in abundance. From our lodge window we saw not only the red squirrels which the centre is famous for, but a weasel and rabbits. The birdlife was wonderful and just outside our window we saw a pheasant, pied woodpecker, tree creeper, nut hatches, bullfinches and many others.
The downside is cost. Whilst you can often get a good deal during school term time, meals and activities are not cheap (and the food in the restaurants is only average).
Whinfell Forest offers everything you can want in an idyllic setting and is perfect for family get-togethers. We love it!