Center Parcs Woburn up for sale as owner hopes to raise £5bn

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The UK holiday village chain runs five other villages across the country

Center Parcs Woburn is up for sale, Canadian owner Brookfield has confirmed.

The move comes as the company looks to raise between £4billlion and £5billion from the sale, according to the Financial Times

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Center Parcs runs five other holiday villages in the UK and Ireland which attract more than two million visitors every year. Brookfield bought the business for approximately £2.4billion in 2015.

The holiday chain is a favourite among families looking for a UK trip. Brookfield had appointed investment bankers to sound out potential buyers, the Financial Times reports.

Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire was the first UK location to open in 1987.

Nearby Woburn Forest is also included in the portfolio along with Elveden Forest, Longleat Forest and Whinfell Forest.

Back in 2019, the first Center Parcs site in Ireland was opened in Ballymahon, County Longford.

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