Center Parcs Woburn Forest resort will reopen from December 4

Center Parcs, which has the popular Woburn Forest resort near Milton Keynes and Bedford, is re-opening four of its UK villages

By Alex Ross
Friday, 27th November 2020, 10:22 am
Updated Friday, 27th November 2020, 10:25 am
Center Parcs Woburn Forest resort will reopen from December 4
Center Parcs Woburn Forest resort will reopen from December 4

Following the latest government announcement, Center Parcs has confirmed it will reopen four of its UK villages from Friday, December 4.

The announcement comes after all five villages closed their doors on November 6, for the second time this year in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Woburn Forest, near Milton Keynes and Bedford, falls into Tier 2 (high alert) along with Elveden Forest, Longleat Forest and Whinfell Forest.

Sherwood Forest, in Nottinghamshire, is under Tier 3 (Very High Alert) restrictions and therefore will not be able to reopen on 4 December.

From December 4, Woburn Forest will offer a Winter Wonderland experience for guests, complete with an Enchanted Light Trail, festive activities, twinkling lights and decorations throughout the forest and even the opportunity to visit Father Christmas.

Center Parcs’ CEO, Martin Dalby, said: “We know there are lots of families in need of a break after the last few months, and we’re pleased we’ll be able to welcome them to four of our villages.

"Whilst it’s disappointing not to be able to re-open all of our UK villages, we know that we all have a part to play right now and, as always, the safety of our staff and guests is our absolute priority.

“We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make sure we can safely bring some festive cheer to our guests with our Winter Wonderland, and our teams are looking forward to welcoming families back to the forest in a safe way.”

Center Parcs’ ‘Book with Confidence’ guarantee will remain in place, allowing guests to cancel their breaks and receive a full refund, or move their break with no amendment fee, in the six weeks prior to their break.

This will include guests from Tier 1 (Medium Alert) and Tier 2 (High Alert) areas who were intending to socialise indoors with another household during their break, as well as guests living in Tier 3 (Very High Alert) areas, who will not be able to visit any of the villages, in line with government guidance.