Centre Parcs holiday village aims to become leading sustainable tourist destination
A new Center Parcs £250 million holiday village in Woburn Forest set to be an a iconic example of a sustainable tourism destination. Writes Elis Joudalova
Centre Parcs originated and revolutionised the holiday market in Holland more than four decades ago. After 25 years of successful operation in the UK, Centre Parcs, now owned by the Blackstone Group, has become the leader in the UK domestic short break holiday market that can boast exceptional annual occupancy rates of over 95%.
So far Centre Parcs have opened four villages in Britain, including Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, Elveden Forest in Suffolk, Longleat Forest in Wiltshire, Whinfell Forest in Cumbria and Woburn Forest in Bedfordshire. Each village is set in the 400 acres of natural woodland and offers high quality accommodation and facilities.
Centre Parcs has gained its popularity by providing an unforgettable short break experience in forest locations. A healthy natural environment is an essential element of a Centre Parcs visitor experience and a key part of its famous business concept which is to provide a wide range of high quality leisure facilities, set amidst the surrounding forest environment which is both enhanced and protected.