Our villa was an 'Old Style Executive' and perhaps ready for a make-over but it was clean and comfortable. We mainly ate in the villa but also ate at the Country Club where we all had steaks which were perfect and the service was great there.
The choice of activities is amazing, they are not cheap but you don't have to do them! We opted for a session in the fantastic Aqua Sana Spa which was great value on a special offer. £99 for 2 people for 5 hours including a small meal and a glass of fizz.
The Subtropical Swimming Paradise is great for kids and completely free for the duration of your stay.
After having my son, me, my partner and my parents decided to head off for a few days to a reputable site Center Parcs in Nottinghamshire.
We took our 5year old basset hound and on the first night after an evening walk she began acting very strange and scratching her side. She then became increasingly worse with sickness. We informed staff after a trip to the vets and they acted oblivious to the situation and didn't want to do anything. My mum and dad had to take the very sick dog home. We talked to other dog owners next to our lodge and they had the same problem. They said they we're warned by Center Parcs about a dog illness that has been around at this time of the year for the last 3years. I went back to the guest services to ask why we wasn't warned and they came up with four different reasons ranging from lost letters in the post to incompetent staff not telling us. She is under local anaesthetic as I type getting tests done at the vets.
I have been informed that this illness has led to the death of some dogs. 3 dogs are infected of which I know about here at Center Parcs. All the staff have given was an apology. I hope my dog won't end up with worst outcome other dogs have. We have lost the holiday money, activities money and a vets bill that exceeds £200. Do not bring your dog to Sherwood forest. She would of been better in a kennel.
Travel operator: mytravel
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Villa has everything you need, lovely to look out the window and see the wildlife. It did smell a bit musty though-the cleaners were not brilliant.
Ate out at Cafe Rouge/La Strada and Pancake house, all were excellent, well recommended.
Went to the Medieval Feast on Thursday night which was again very good. The food was good, and the entertainment was excellent!! Even my 3 year old enjoyed it-although didn't like the baddies!!!
Cute Guy of Gisbon and Robin Hood by the way!!!!
All in all a very good holiday and we will go there again.
Travel operator: Centerparcs
Unfortunately, because my son booked the holiday only a few weeks before christmas, the 3-bedroomed Comfort villa, which was the only one available, was a little cramped. The children are 27 months and 14 months and both needing cots, so an extra bedroom would have been most useful.
On the whole the villa looked clean, however, the furniture could have been moved to vacuum behind.
The villa was well appointed and had everything we needed -fridge, cooker, micro-wave and toaster. There was ample cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils.
The Parc Market was certainly well-stocked, although we had taken most of our groceries with us. We pre-booked our christmas lunch at Hugo's which was superb. Every attention was paid to making it a grand occasion.
My son and daughter-in-law had meals at both the Cafe Rouge and Hucklebury's which they thoroughly enjoyed.
To summarise, Centre Parcs have created a wonderful holiday experience for the family and are to be highly commended. It is expensive, but on the whole it is worth it. However, I do feel that the management committee are out for every penny they can get.
Having paid not an inconsiderable sum to get into the site I would have thought that, once on site, the charges for individual 'events' could be kept at a more reasonable level.
Travel operator: Centre Parcs Sherwood Forest
The villas were clean and spacious inside and containing everything you need.
The kids had great fun, were always on there feet having fun.
As i am a relaxing person it also suited me as i could take a stroll down to the beach or go to the spa and relax.
My husband enjoyed every part of it too and was kept on his toes with the kids requests to play football or go a cycle.
Well we have now booked the holiday again for october the whole family is excited and raring to go!
Travel operator: Centre Parcs
Considering the cost of taking a dog the park, they should supply an area where they can run off the lead as well as the pokey toilet areas that are full of dog excrement because there are no dog bins provided.
To sum up if they don't want dogs at the parks they should say no dogs allowed instead of charging people!
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An investigation by the BBC discovered that there were 30 confirmed cases of cryptosporidium at Center Parcs from this time. This report can be found on the BBC East Midlands news website.
Newark & Sherwood Council Public Health dept is currently undertaking an investigation into Center Parcs. Center Parcs has confirmed that there was a problem with the water filtration system at the 'Sub-Tropical Swimming Paradise' at this time.
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