What Is A Center Parcs Day Pass & Is It Worth It?

Are you looking at getting a Center Parcs day pass?

Center Parcs is a popular family destination in the UK perfect for outdoor activities and nature spotting. It is extremely popular with families looking to try new activities, go swimming and stay in comfortable lodge-style accommodation.

Center Parcs is a great place for families to come together to spend quality time and try some new activities together. One of the things available is that if you have friends or family that are local they can purchase a day ticket to access the village and spend time with you.

Though you might have some questions about the Center Parcs day pass we are hoping to clear those up for you in this article.

What Is A Center Parcs Day Pass?

The day pass is a pass that is open for visitors to spend one day within the village.

The pass is from the time between 10 am until midnight.

How Much Is A Center Parcs Day Pass?

The Center Parcs day pass is aimed at extended family or friends that live locally and are looking to spend the day with you. It is a perfect way to see friends and family while being away on holiday.

The prices vary depending on the age group – Prices are correct at time of publishing (June 2020)

  • 3 and under – Free
  • Under 12 – £31.50
  • 12+ – £41.50
  • Group of 4 (must include 1 Adult) – £136

Can Anyone Buy a Center Parcs Day Pass?

No, unfortunately not. You can only get a day pass if in fact, you have family or friends that are staying there and have a booking over the same dates.

The day pass is in place for friends to be able to come and meet but not stay.

How Can Book A Center Parcs Day Pass?

To enable you to book a Center Parcs day pass you will need the booking reference of your friends or family that are already staying there. You will also need the booking reference for your party when you arrive at Center Parcs.

Alternatively, they can add your day pass to their booking through the app, by phone or online.

To book online you can go to My Booking and find the Book Things To Do.

Alternatively, if you wish to book separately you can follow this link to book a Center Parcs Day Pass.

Upon booking there are limited spaces available so make sure you book with enough time in advance.

If you are plan to go in a group of 4 people at least one within the group must be an adult over the age of 18.

What does It Include?

The day pass includes the use of the village facilities such as the dining options, take part in the activities and even use the swimming pool.

You can book activities on your friends/family’s booking such as archery, treetop adventures and more. The parking is available though you will not be permitted to drive to and from a lodge and will be required to leave your car with all others in the main car park.

Top Tip: Take a picture of your car and the neighbouring cars along with the letter/number of the row you are on. That way you can easily find your car when you come to leave.

If you are leaving at dark make sure you have a phone light or torch so you can locate your car in the dark. (there is minimal lighting but it is handy to have an added light).

Bikes are a popular way of exploring the village and the paths around the grounds. These are not included in your day pass price but you can book these separately on your friends/family booking or hire for the day while you are there.

The pass itself doesn’t come with any specific bonus or limits but will require you to arrive and leave between the times of 10 am until midnight.

Note day pass guest is not permitted to bring pets or animals to the village.

Is It Worth Buying?

The day pass is only worth buying if you don’t have any spare beds within your lodge(s) and you wish to meet friends or family for the day.

The Center Parcs day pass is great if you are visiting a village near family and are looking to spend a day together. The extended family can there book a day pass and spend the day with you and even enjoy an evening meal.

You may have friends and family looking to get some extras added to their booking to make their stay even more comfortable, one way of doing this is getting food and drinks in a welcome pack, we covered each pack and worked out if they are worth getting or not.

If you have a spare bed within your lodge the person visiting for the day can still come for the day but can be put down as the guest for that spare bed. That way you don’t have to buy the ticket for the day and incur an extra charge.

Can You Get It For All Locations?

Yes, the Center Parcs day pass is available at all locations.

If you are looking like a group to which Center Parcs location is the best for you, we have a full breakdown which may help you decided which you would be better suited to and enjoy the most.

Please check with your family/friends booking for availability and up to date prices before booking.

Is The Aqua Sana Spa Included In The Center Parcs Day Pass?

Unfortunately not. Aqua Sana is booked and reserved as a separate activity like the others.

If you wish to visit the spa you are more than welcome but to get into the spa and have any of the treatments you will need to book in advance.

There are a number of wonderful treatments available at Aqua Sana and it can be a great place to go for the day to unwind and relax before heading for dinner that evening before going back home.

You can book treatments online, through the app or by phone.


Overall I think the day pass is worth it if you are looking to join friends and family for the day. I think if you plan to go swimming which is free to use with the pass it is really worth doing and can be great fun if you include the jacuzzi areas, slides and play areas.

Though if you even have one spare bed in your lodge I would put your visiting guests down as the final guests as they can then come and go or even stay without any added cost and you really get your value out of the money paid for the accommodation.

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