Which UK Center Parcs Village is Best? (2024)

I have visited all five Center Parcs villages in the UK in the past six years. In fact, in some cases, I’ve even been to the same Center Parcs village in the same six-year time frame. But which is best?

  1. Whinfell Forest
  2. Longleat Forest
  3. Woburn Forest
  4. Elveden Forest
  5. Sherwood Forest

The best Center Parcs village in the UK is Whinfell Forest. However, don’t just take my word for it. Whinfell Forest Center Parcs is also ranked the best Center Parcs on Google Reviews and TripAdvisor.

So, what makes Whinfell Forest so good? The price. Whinfell Forest is consistently the cheapest Center Parcs in the UK when comparing:

  • The same dates
  • The same style of accommodation

Unfortunately, this is only the case with accommodation. The cost of food, drinks, activities and souvenirs is the same across all parks. However, staying at Whinfell means you’ll get the same Center Parcs experience for less.

One drawback to the Whinfell Forest Center Parcs village is the number of activities. Whinfell Forest currently offers the least number of Center Parcs activities at 171. At the same time, Sherwood Forest has the most Center Parcs activities at 181.

I personally don’t think that this is enough of a reason not to visit Whinfell Forest. Nor is it a reason to swap for Sherwood Forest, which I rank as the worst Center Parcs village in the UK.


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However, Whinfell Forest is the most northernly Center Parcs village in the UK. As such, it is only suitable for some. Thankfully, the second-best Center Parcs, Longleat Forest, caters to those in the south.

However, being in the south, Longleat Forest is also the UK’s most expensive Center Parcs village. Stays at Center Parcs Longleat Forest cost 20% more on average than Whinfell’s.


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  1. Woburn pool has significantly less than the others I’ve been too, no jacuzzis, no plung pool, no drop slides, caters more for babies