New gravity-defying cyclone slide set to open at Center Parcs in Sherwood Forest next week
A giant gravity-defying slide is set to open next week at Center Parcs' Sherwood Forest holiday village. The Tropical Cyclone which is the largest slide in Europe to boast audio and visual interactive technology, is set to open at the Subtropical Swimming Paradise on Friday, March 1.
Able to take four people on a raft at a time, the 125 metre slide will drop 13 metres from the start to the end. A spokesman speaking about the £15 million facelift to the Swimming Paradise, said: “This is exciting for both guests and staff at Sherwood Forest. "This new Tropical Cyclone ride is a four person raft ride with 125 metres of twists, turns and gravity-defying drops and added audio-visual themes to choose from." Also available at Elveden Forest, Longleat Forest and Woburn Forest, the slide is one of the most exciting rides Center Parcs has to offer.
Whether you choose a long weekend from Good Friday to Easter Monday, or a mid-week school holiday break, the whole family will love experiencing the forest come to life. We’ve got special Easter-themed activities and lots more for you to discover in the forest.
What’s it all about: The Easter Bunny has hidden Easter egg clues around our villages and we want to solve them with you. Join us for this fun activity that will get you and your family exploring our villages as you discover the answer which will reveal a secret stash of goodies.
What’s it all about: For a memorable, tasty session join us for a creative cupcake decorating class this Easter! We will provide everything you will need, just bring along your imagination to create four adorable Easter cupcakes. A perfect treat for sharing when you get back to your accommodation.
What’s it all about: Smash, roll, mix, dip, decorate and devour. With this creative, hands-on class you’ll master the technique for making six cake pops. Let your imagination run wild as you decorate each one in delicious melting candy. The question is, who will you share them with?
What’s it all about: For a memorable session filled with tasty treats, join us for a special Easter edition of our popular Cupcake Decorating Workshop. You will master the art of cupcake decorating with the help and expertise of our Activity Den team as you create and take home six delicious cupcakes. The question is, who will you share them with?
What’s it all about: For an Easter activity full of delicious treats, come along to our Easter Chocolate Chefs Academy, where you will put on your chefs hat, tie on your apron and get to work as a master chocolatier. Join us in the fun and games as you create a range of scrumptious Easter treats to show off to your family and friends.
What’s it all about: Your little ones are invited to join us for this three-hour magical Mad Hatter’s tea party at the Activity Den, where they will make some tasty treats, enjoy an array of party snacks, play games and meet new friends; before practising the Mad Hatters latest dance moves. You can feel confident leaving your child in our care, knowing they will be having a great time and have made lots of new friends!
What’s it all about:This Easter bring the family along to our Chocolate Egg Decorating session, where you’ll design and create your own Easter egg and box. We will provide everything you’ll need; all you have to do it bring your imagination. A fun Easter-themed activity that will make the perfect present or treat for yourself.
What’s it all about: Toddlers love party time! Accompany your little ones to the Easter-themed hour of music, dancing, games and singing. It’s a great opportunity for you to make new friends and enjoy a party snack before leaving with a goody bag in hand and a smile on your faces.
Bij een brand in een sauna op recreatiepark De Eemhof in Zeewolde is maandagavond veel rook vrijgekomen. De brandweer ging met meerdere auto's naar het park, waaronder een hoogwerker.
Volgens een woordvoerder van de brandweer woedde het vuur in een sauna in een appartementengebouw bij de marina. De brand was snel geblust, maar de brandweer is nog een tijd bezig geweest met ventileren.
Een persoon had rook ingeademd en is door ambulancemedewerkers gecontroleerd. Over de oorzaak van de brand is nog niks bekend.
Prestigious five star rating for Center Parcs Woburn Forest after annual assessment
Center Parcs Woburn Forest has retained their Five Star status from VisitEngland, following the recent annual assessment. The nearby Bedfordshire resort achieved 98% in the latest assessment, rating them as ‘Excellent’ under the VisitEngland criteria. Within the assessment, each part of the village is thoroughly inspected, from the quality of accommodation, food and activities to the ease of booking and level of service provided. Center Parcs UK prides itself on its high quality accommodation, activities and restaurants, with a significant investment on new build accommodation, refurbishments and upgrades across the five sites in the last year. Operations director Alan Park said he was delighted as it means all five of Center Parcs' villages have been awarded Five Stars from VisitEngland. "Our teams work so hard to ensure that our villages are maintained to a high standard and we are also always reinvesting to keep everything looking great. We like to add fresh new activities, features and accommodation concepts each year, ensuring there is something new for returning guests. Getting this recognition from VisitEngland is a testament to the teams on villages and the excellent service they deliver to our guests every day.”
I’ve always been an outdoor person and have had a lifelong interest in wildlife. I became really interested in bushcraft and wild foods while I was working on a building site. I began to find out which plants and fungi were edible and in 1993 I went to college to study ecology, conservation and wildlife management. It was then that I began to work at Longleat Forest.
Why do I love being a Ranger?
I get to see some fascinating sights, such as being feet away from a roe deer or spotting the first edible fungi of the year. I keep an eye out for sightings of a tiny rare bird called the firecrest, too.
Where and when can you meet me?
When I’m not conducting a wide range of wildlife surveys, I am likely exploring the forest and monitoring activity because I like to make the most of working in a natural environment.
On your next break in the forest get involved with our outdoor activities. From Tots Go Wild and Nature Detectives aimed to give your little ones a taste of the wonderful wildlife to Woodland Awakening a perfect activity for the whole family to get outdoors. Take in the sights of the forest and learn expertise knowledge from our Rangers during your break.
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