Our Family, Our Time

I am lucky enough to have been on quite a few trips to Center Parcs growing up and I have lots of fun memories looking back at those holidays. I remember going roller-blading with my sisters, playing badminton with my dad, making home-made pizza all together and getting completely lost on a bike ride around the village, with all my siblings and dad (my mum can’t ride a bike and so stayed at the accommodation – needless to say she was getting rather worried when we hadn’t returned after several hours and it was the dark of night outside. She later saw the funny side of it haha). We have also been with other families and loved going on the rapids with lots of friends.

Good times.

Most recently, we went to Center Parcs at Sherwood Forest last year, just for a short stay after New Year. We went with all my siblings, parents and the grandkids and had a great time. I think that it is a perfect place to go with young kids, which by the end of March we will have two of!

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I recently saw the new advert on TV for Center Parcs and it reiterated all that I think about Center Parcs; it’s your family time so you can do as much or as little as you want to.

If we were to go again this year, after March we would have a newborn and a toddler, so our time would be spent relaxing, big time!

My perfect day there would consist of having a nice family breakfast (most likely eating at the pancake house – yum), then cycling around the park with my husband towing one child along and me the other (any excuse to burn off a little baby weight, and pancakes haha). I would then love to take the children to the pool to play. The children’s area at the pool is nice and warm and I remember how much Max loved splashing around in it last year (just hoping he wouldn’t be splashing around baby girls face too much)! Then, as any parents with little ones knows, the hubs and I would probably take turns watching the kids and going on the rapids – it would be rude not to!

There are so many things to do with the kids, so we could take them to an arts and craft class, or head out on a picnic. There’s bowling (Max’s favourite), mini-golf, water sports (eeek) and lots more. I think my perfect day wouldn’t be too planned out – we would just see how things went and not get too stressed out with planning – which sounds pretty perfect to me (I wouldn’t mind planning in a little massage though…hehe).

Dinner out sounds perfect too, who wants to cook on holiday? And there are so many restaurants to choose from which is a bonus. Then probably back to the cabin for baths and bed and some well deserved chill time, just the hubby and I.

Bliss.

What would your pefrect day at Center Parcs look like?

This is my entry to the Center Parcs and Tots 100 January challenge. If I’m chosen, I would like to visit Elvden.

Rebecca x

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