Having just returned from our 13th trip to Center Parcs, I wanted to share parts of our holiday that work really well for us. One thing that we always do on our holiday is hire a Center Parcs Cabana, which are located in the Subtropical Swimming Paradise. We have hired a cabana at Whinfell for the past 3 years, and it has really enhanced the time we have spent in the swimming complex. So if you are asking yourself whether is it worth booking a cabana at Center Parcs, read on.

Center Parcs Cabana

How do you book a Center Parcs cabana

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I can’t believe the last time I wrote my Little Loves post was at the end of April, and life has certainly been a rollercoaster over the past 2 months. GCSEs have been and gone, the teen has finished High School, I left my job of 6 years, Prom has happened, and we have just returned from a chilled trip to Center Parcs which was very much needed.

Little Loves - June


I am making the effort to read every night, as for me it’s the perfect chance to switch my brain off. I am currently about two thirds through The Keeper … Continue reading

At the start of 2016, I was inspired to join in with the Take 12 Trips challenge after reading Karen from Mini Travellers post. The idea is simple, to take 12 Trips over the course of the year, which was thought up by blogger Clare from Need another holiday. I have taken a total of 14 trips during 2016 (1 night or over), of which 2 have been girlie weekends, 4 trips with my husband and 8 as a family.


15 days into the New year and we were off on our first trip of 2016. It was a … Continue reading

I totally failed last week in sharing our Little Loves, but I promise I will try harder. This past week has been a whirl of birthdays and our first break away for 2016. I celebrated turning 42 (eek) on Friday, and went out for a lovely lunch with my mum. As soon as the kids were home from school we were on the M6 heading up to Centerparcs. This was our 13th visit to Whinfell and it really seems like our second home. After celebrating my birthday on the Friday, it was daughters turn on the Monday as she turned … Continue reading

This weekend we are off to Centerparcs for our annual trip. This is the 3rd year we have celebrated Katie’s birthday at Centerparcs, and this year I also get to celebrate MINE too. Over the past few weeks we have been looking at the activities on offer. The beauty of Centerparcs is you can do as much or as little as you wish. There are free activities such as the Subtropical Swimming Complex, walks around the beautiful forest or take the kids to the toddler disco. Having been to Centerparcs around 12 times as a family, we have participated in … Continue reading

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I don’t know about you, but the beginning of a new year is filled with excitement, dreams and more importantly me saying to the husband ‘when can I book our summer holiday’. I love to be organised, filling in dates in the diary and having something to look forward to. Since we became a family, holidays have always been one of our top priorities. As the children will be 10 and 14 this year, our holidays are changing. We no longer need soft play, playgrounds and cheesy entertainment. WIFI is a top priority for a teen and *maybe* for me … Continue reading

We have just returned from an awesome weekend at Centerparcs.  As a family we are all avid lovers of the place, and each year takes us back there. I booked this break back in June, but we decided to tell the children on THURSDAY night, when we went out for a meal for my birthday. It was lovely to see them so excited for the weekend ahead. I gave the tween strict instructions to be home from school on time on Friday, quick change out of uniforms and we were on the M6 heading up to Whinfell. A few hours … Continue reading

Woburn Forest Center Parcs

On Friday the 6th June 2014 Center Parcs will officially open its 5th holiday park in Woburn in Bedfordshire. I was one of the VERY LUCKY people who got the chance to visit Woburn on a trial break 2 weeks ago. I have to credit my best friend here, as she was the one who was offered a trial break, and invited me and my daughter to go with her. From the minute I got the text I was beyond excited. I LOVE Center Parcs and all it stands for, and have visited Whinfell over 10 times. But here I … Continue reading

CP Xmas 2 years ago we were lucky enough to spend the Christmas break at Centerparcs. We had been 4 times around the Christmas period for their Winter Wonderland, but never for Christmas Day itself. We only booked the break at the beginning of December, and after deliberating about it for weeks, a stressful day at work for my hubby gave me the YES love you can book it.

The next few weeks were a blur of excitement and mild panic. Panic from my daughter as to how Father Christmas would find us. As we were booked to see Father Christmas on … Continue reading