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New Activity Dens at Center Parcs encourage family discovery

10th October 2014 Print

Center Parcs has launched its new Activity Den across its five Villages, a dedicated children’s destination which has been designed to answer guests increasing desire for family discovery and adventure.

Research conducted by activity specialist In2Action amongst 1,000 Center Parcs guests, revealed that 80% of parents are looking for their family to try something for the first time while on their break and wanted their short break provider to offer the opportunity to give children and families the freedom to have their own adventures.

As a result, the Activity Den has been specifically designed to encourage children – and their parents – to try something new together and take home mementos of their stay. The children’s activities for 2-14 year olds include much more theatre and parental involvement, whilst also giving families keepsakes to take home with them.

Colin Whaley, Sales & Marketing Director at Center Parcs says: “Families are increasingly wanting to branch out on their break and try things they can’t do at home, so we’ve created the new Activity Den as another way to ensure we’re giving families the freedom and choice to enjoy their own adventures.

“Our brand new and enhanced activities are all designed to up engagement levels from both children and parents and build a sense of achievement for all involved. This in addition to the 100 plus indoor and outdoor activities we already offer at all our Villages. We look forward to seeing and hearing the reaction from guests as they experience the new Activity Den and welcome any feedback.’’

The brand new activities that will be offered in the Activity Den3 include:

Woodland Adventurer (3-7 years) – an action-packed activity, making woodland headdress, and pendants before taking part in a specially designed woodland-themed games

Forest Crafts: Mini Beasts (3 years+) - create a unique mini beast mobile and pom pom spider to hang at home

Forest Crafts: Hobby Horse Hoedown (3 years+) - decorate a hobby horse which can then be shown off at the final awards ceremony. Winning rosettes will be awarded for best dressed and best behaved. Available at Woburn Forest

Forest Crafts: Woodland Creations (3 years +) - create a family of woodland creatures as well as a habitat home for them to live in

Chocolate Chefs Academy (3-7 years) – make a chef’s apron and hat, create a range of tasty treats and design secret recipes in the Center Parcs Chocolate Factory

The new Activity Dens replace the Time Out Clubhouses at all Center Parcs Villages. Enhanced existing activity favourites will still be offered alongside the brand new activities.

Center Parcs offers a wide variety of activities for all ages either to enjoy individually or for the whole family to enjoy together. The Company attributes their 27 years of success in the UK to a continually evolving offering to meet modern family needs whilst remaining true to the brand’s core values.

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