Don't Forget your Wellies: Center Parcs' Guide to Autumn Breaks

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With the autumn months finally here and many of us still hoping to take time off for a long weekend break, this year Center Parcs has released a short guide to holidaying in autumn.

With the autumn months finally here and many Brits are still hoping to take time off for a long weekend break, this year Center Parcs has released a short guide to holidaying in autumn.

The most important factor to keep in mind whilst planning autumn breaks is the weather. In true British fashion October and November can be cold and wet, but the increasing frequency of late summers in this country means that there’s every chance that September can be warm and sunny. In any case, it is always sensible to prepare for all eventualities.

To ensure any outdoor autumn break runs smoothly for the whole family, it is essential to think about three things:

Choose the Type of Holiday

Here are a few ideas for autumn breaks at Center Parcs:

Adventure/Sports – Organising an action-packed family holiday that everyone can enjoy will give something for everyone to enjoy despite the weather! All Center Parcs villages offer a host of exciting outdoor activities perfect to embrace the autumnal season, including lake-based water sports, cycling, archery, quad biking and many, many more. Plus, there’s a range of indoor activities to keep warm and dry.

Nature Break – All four Center Parcs villages are nestled within beautiful woodland settings with lakes and streams, particularly scenic as the leaves turn golden. Home to an impressive and fascinating array of wildlife, children and families can enjoy seeing different species up close and personal. If nature is key, Center Parcs offers a range of nature activities for the family to embrace the forest wildlife and learn about what’s around them. An infographic highlighting just some of the more exciting species of birds that be found at Center Parcs Sherwood Forest can be found here.

Leisure/Activity – Holidays are a time for relaxation, so why not plan a calming, peaceful break in the forest? Spend a morning or day at Aqua Sana spa enjoying over 12 different experience rooms and blissful treatments, followed by an afternoon of shopping and a quiet night in by the fire with a book.

Choose the Location

There are four Center Parcs locations across the UK: Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, Elveden Forest in Suffolk, Longleat Forest in Wiltshire and Whinfell Forest in Cumbria. Nestled in the heart of the forest, all four are situated in unique and stunning locations away from it all and are truly remarkable in autumn time.

Pack your Bags

Again, necessary items will depend on what type of holiday is chosen but here are a few packing tips:

-Wellies, waterproofs and umbrellas are essential items when holidaying in autumn. Although there is plenty to keep the family occupied indoors at Center Parcs, it’s also great to get back to nature outdoors. Getting wrapped up and cosy makes a rainy walk into a pleasant experience, especially when there are plenty of puddles for the kids to splash in.

-Toys and games are a great way to bring the family together and keep the children entertained in the evenings. Board games are a fun way for the whole family to relax and unwind after spending a fun-filled day out and about.

-Binoculars are a great way to bring the wildlife even closer at Center Parcs. There are so many interesting animals, plants and scenic views to capture during autumn and with binoculars at hand you’re sure not to miss a thing!

Despite the unpredictable weather, autumn breaks in the UK make for an unforgettable family experience. Follow the Center Parcs guide and start embracing the beautiful British autumn once again.

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