Whether you watched the film, read the book or had the soft toy, The Snowman is an iconic part of British Christmas tradition.
From now until 31 December 2019, you can enjoy the limited edition The Snowman Afternoon Tea for two at Café Rouge whilst you’re on your Winter Wonderland or festive break!
Choose from a great selection of teas, including English breakfast, earl grey, green tea, camomile, mint, rooibos or fresh mint. If you’re more of a coffee person, fear not – you can choose from anything from a flat white to a cappuccino during your afternoon tea. There’s even an option to have a hot chocolate.
There are no soggy sandwiches over here! With a choice croque sourdough sandwiches, they are full of flavour and served warm. The sandwiches are served with delicious pigs in blankets or large green giarraffa olives.
Filled with The Snowman inspired sweet treats, tuck into a white chocolate mousse, carrot cake and even a spiced fruit crumble! Fluffy scones can also be enjoyed with clotted cream and strawberry jam.
An extra treat
For an additional £5, treat yourselves to a “magical” prosecco with your afternoon tea, for an extra special festive treat.
Share your pictures
When you enjoy The Snowman Festive Afternoon Tea at Café Rouge, don’t forget to tag us in your photos and use the hashtags #TheSnowmanAtRouge and #mycp
The Snowman Afternoon Tea for two at Café Rouge is priced £29.95 for two, or £34.95 with a glass of prosecco each, and can be booked here.
Limited Edition Center Parcs Kerst-badkleding Aktie
Alléén verkrijgbaar middels deze winactie. Doe mee door onder deze post te vertellen aan welke drie personen je deze unieke cadeaus zou willen geven en maak kans op 4 stuks, één voor jezelf en 3 om weg te geven! 🎁 Met wie wil jij een tropische Kerst vieren in de Aqua Mundo?
Duurzame warmte van Luminus voor Center Parcs De Vossemeren
Luminus Solutions, Vanparijs Engineers en Center Parcs hebben de handen in elkaar geslagen om het vakantiepark De Vossemeren in Lommel nog duurzamer te maken. Hiervoor werd een warmtekrachtkoppeling (WKK) geïnstalleerd in De Vossemeren die het subtropisch zwembad op duurzame wijze verwarmt.
Efficiënte productie van lokale warmte en stroom Vanparijs Engineers, dochterbedrijf van Luminus Solutions, installeerde een WKK-eenheid van 635 kWe bij Center Parcs De Vossemeren. Warmtekrachtkoppeling is een technologie waarbij tegelijkertijd warmte en elektriciteit worden opgewekt, en dit met een erg grote energie-efficiëntie. De WKK bij Center Parcs Vossemeren produceert elektriciteit voor het centrale complex, ofwel de Market Dome. De warmte van de WKK en de rookgassen worden gerecupereerd en gebruikt voor de verwarming van het subtropisch zwemparadijs Aqua Mundo.
We zijn blij dat we Center Parcs De Vossemeren met de installatie van een WKK mogen helpen hun CO2-voetafdruk te verkleinen. Met deze WKK-eenheid verlaagt Center Parcs hun CO2-uitstoot met maar liefst 490 ton. Dat komt overeen met de jaarlijkse CO2-uitstoot van ongeveer 49 gezinnen. Bovendien werd er ook een warmtebuffer geïnstalleerd zodat de overtollige warmte niet verloren gaat", aldus Tomas Geeraert, Sales Account Manager van Luminus Solutions.
When is it available: Monday – Thursday from 6 January until 27 February 2020
Choose a balanced start to the new year and refuel with spa, colourful Buddha Bowls and fresh smoothies with our Mindfulness and Balance Spa Day for 2. Enjoy exploring our spa and discovery sessions for the perfect way to unwind in the forest.
After an opening period affected by a spate of bad weather, the domain, in operation since October 2018, enjoyed a huge commercial success over the year, with an occupancy rate of 90% in the fourth quarter.
As of 1 October 2018, the Group applies the new revenue recognition standard "IFRS 15 - Revenue from Contracts with Customers". The result of applying this standard is a sharp increase in 2018/2019 revenue, driven primarily by the signing of renovation/disposal operations at Center Parcs, for which the Group is considered as a "principle" under the terms of IFRS 15 (for further details, see the appendix at the end of the press release).
Current operating profit totalled €30.9 million, up sharply relative to the level in the previous year (€9.8 million)
Current operating profit from the tourism businesses came in at €29.6 million, an increase of 47% relative to 2017/2018.
Current operating profit excluding Villages Nature Paris, totalled €35.1 million up 11%.
Center Parcs sets ambitious fundraising target for fifth year of partnership with Together for Short Lives
Center Parcs has extended its charity partnership with Together for Short Lives for a fifth year.
The partnership, which launched in 2016, will continue until April 2021 and the business is aiming to take the total amount raised to more than £1,000,000. Since 2016, more than £850,000 has been raised through a mixture of fundraising and guest donations.
As part of the national partnership with Together for Short Lives, employees from across Center Parcs' five UK villages and Head Office have been raising funds for their local children's hospices:
Center Parcs Sherwood Forest and Head Office, both in Nottinghamshire, are raising money for Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice Center Parcs Elveden Forest, in Suffolk, is raising money for East Anglia's Children's Hospices Center Parcs Longleat Forest, in Wiltshire, is raising money for Children's Hospice South West Center Parcs Whinfell Forest, in Cumbria, is raising money for Jigsaw Center Parcs Woburn Forest, in Bedfordshire, is raising money for Keech Hospice Care The teams have cycled more than 1,300km, jumped out of planes at 13,000 feet, trekked 40km on horseback and run more than 700km, as well as holding raffles, duck races and spinathons. However the donations haven't just been financial – employees have also donated their time to help the charities, from creating beautiful garden spaces through to taking the Center Parcs experience to children and families at local hospices.
Buying Christmas paper can be expensive if you have lots of presents to wrap. It can be wasteful too as you can’t use it up for birthdays if it’s covered in reindeer and mistletoe.
The easiest way to wrap presents is with good old sturdy brown paper, it’s cheap to buy and easy to fold and stick. But it doesn’t look very festive, so here are a few ideas to brighten it up which cost next to nothing and will make you feel super crafty.
The piles of present under your tree will look pretty and homemade and there’s a great way to use up leftover bits of wrapping paper that are too small for a whole present. Other than the tree toppers (which need a hot glue gun) the kids can get involved decorating a few special presents and you don’t need any equipment other than string, glue and a hole punch.
Happy Gift Wrapping!
Hot Glue Gun
Some straightish twigs
Wool/coloured thread or pipe cleaners
A star cut from shiny card
Cut two sticks to around 12cm long, one to around 6 cm and one to 3cm.
Glue the sticks into a tree shape with hot glue. Tie on some coloured thread and wind around the sticks or around the whole tree. This is really easy if you use sparkly pipe cleaners instead of thread! Fix to your parcel with glue or thread and add a shiny star.
Paper & String
Leftover bits of gift wrap
String or garden twine
Gift tags/old Christmas cards or printed greetings
A hole punch
Use rectangles of wrapping paper to create a strip of colour around your gift. Wrap twine or string around the parcel several times. Alternatively, you can cut squares of paper and slide this behind the string. Cut a greeting from a card or print your own from a printer and add holes with a hole punch. Tie on your message with a little more twine.
Greenery and Pine Cones
Trimmings from fir trees, holly or rosemary
Small pine cones
Optional glittery ornaments or berries
Collect winter greenery and cut into small pieces. Wrap twine around your plain parcel and tuck the leaves, cones and berries into the string.
Add any small glittery Christmas ornaments or glittery pine cones and berries.
Stripy paper straws – 2.5 per star
Butchers stripy thread
Cut each straw into two halves. String 5 pieces of straw onto some stripy twine and tie together to make a snug loop of straws. Twist the loop so you have two triangles, then gently tuck the pointy top of the straw under the opposite side of the star until it firmly holds together. Jiggle the straws a little to get yourself a symmetrical shape. Loop more stripy string around the points to tie the stars to your parcel…or hang them on your tree.
Center Parcs celebrates setting Biodiversity Benchmark as Woburn Forest completes set
Center Parcs Woburn Forest is celebrating after the company marked a decade of being recognised with The Wildlife Trusts Biodiversity Benchmark.
The Wildlife Trusts and Center Parcs announced the important milestone this week. The short break operator, which opened Woburn Forest in Bedfordshire near Milton Keynes back in 2014, has just reached a 10 year anniversary as proud holders of The Wildlife Trusts' Biodiversity Benchmark accreditation.
With four villages already accredited, Woburn Forest was the final village to be awarded the benchmark this year, just four years after first opening in the summer of 2014.
This means all villages are now crowned with the wildlife award, recognising the hard work that goes into monitor.