Center Parcs Bungalowparken: Nieuws, Acties, Aanbiedingen en kortingen

maandag 30 april 2018

Your guide to the Outdoor Activity Centre

From two feet to four-wheels, the Outdoor Activity Centre has a range of activities for all ages.

Junior Quads

For who: 6-11 years

Where: Sherwood Forest, Elveden Forest, Longleat Forest and Whinfell Forest

What’s it all about: Your mini daredevils will get to grips with handling and controlling a quad bike safely to gain their personal driving licence, before zipping around the thrilling purpose-built track under our guidance.

Quad Bike Safari

For who: 12- 15 years and 16+

Where: Sherwood Forest, Elveden Forest, Longleat Forest and Whinfell Forest

What’s it all about: Rev your engines and kick up some dust in a thrilling and fast-paced session. Get to grips with handling the quad bike safely before being led by an instructor to take on challenging terrain on our purpose-built track.

Laser Combat

For who: 6 years+

Where: All villages

What’s it all about: A family paintball adventure without the paint! Armed with state-of-the-art laser guns, you and your team sneak through the forest to beat your rivals and solve the general’s mission.

Off-Road Explorers

For who: 3-7 years

Where: All villages

What’s it all about: See your little ones don their tweed flat cap and get behind the wheel of a miniature 4×4. With you by their side, they’ll navigate around our bespoke track, tackling rough terrain and rumble strips, collecting puzzle pieces as they go.


For who:

Where: Sherwood Forest, Elveden Forest, Longleat Forest and Whinfell Forest

What’s it all about: Get kitted out in protective gear before marching into paintball combat with your comrades. Battle it out to see who’s crowned the super sniper in your family with either 200 paintballs, or upgrade to our 400 paintball package.

 Segway Experience

For who: 12 years+

Where: All villages

What’s it all about: A fun and futuristic activity for all the family to try. After some expert guidance, you’ll glide seamlessly around our Segway track, before heading out on to the village to put your skills to the test.

Laser Clay Shoot Out

For who: 10 years+

Where: Sherwood Forest, Elveden Forest, Longleat Forest and Whinfell Forest

What’s it all about: Let your competitive side out with our state-of-the-art, laser-adapted rifles. Find out who has the steadiest hands and the keenest eye as you attempt to hit clays while they speed through the air.

Interested? Take a look at our range of indoor and outdoor activities and book your next adventure today.

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Our lodges

Woodland Lodges to Treehouses and everything in between, we’ve got a wide range of lodges that can sleep up to 12 of your nearest and dearest.

Woodland Lodges

Sleeping up to eight guests our Woodland Lodges are firm favourites with families. With stylish interiors, open-plan living and a fully equipped kitchen they are designed for family time. On your patio, you can enjoy spotting the wildlife and a sunny barbeque.

New to Sherwood Forest is our new six-bed Woodland Lodge, sleeping up to 12. This can only be booked through our Contact Centre, give them a call on 03448 267723.

Executive Lodges

Add a touch more luxury to your break in an Executive Lodge, featuring en-suite bath and shower rooms, a fully-equipped kitchen and spacious living and dining areas. With added touches of luxury with daily housekeeping services and flat screen TVs in all bedrooms.

All three-bed Executive Lodges have their own private sauna, while most of the four-bed lodges also have a games room complete with pool table and board games (please check at the time of booking).

Exclusive Lodges

With two storeys and four bedrooms, our Exclusive Lodges have a range of luxury touches from hot tubs and saunas – apart from some at Whinfell Forest – to dedicated parking.

The beautiful interior and private outdoor area, complete with comfy, premium sun loungers for enjoying the outdoors.

Waterside Lodges

Unique to Elveden Forest our trio of Waterside Lodges are available to book for arrivals from 14 May. With your own private deck, hot tub and picturesque views of the lake they are nothing less than spectacular.

Inside there are three bedrooms (two double and one twin), each with en-suite and two with a rustic balcony overlooking the lake on the first floor. Downstairs there’s a fully-equipped kitchen, open-plan living space and flat screen TV for those cosy nights in.


Deep in the heart of the forest, you’ll find our most spectacular accommodation. Our unique, two-storey Treehouses offer everything you could imagine for a luxury stay in the forest.

With your dedicated Treehouse host, games den and private outdoor hot tub a break in one of our luxurious Treehouses will bring your childhood dreams alive.

We’re building our first ever adapted Treehouse at Woburn Forest, so guests with limited mobility can enjoy the most spectacular accommodation at Center Parcs.

Hotels and Apartments

Our hotel rooms and apartments are perfect for couples, duos and small families.

Double or twin bedrooms are available with en-suite shower rooms and daily housekeeping services. We have self-catering options available at most villages, which include a compact kitchen and all the important appliances.

Adapted Lodges

If you have accessibility needs, we’ve adapted our lodges to ensure easy access and complete comfort.

With dedicated parking, spacious bedrooms with an electric bed and walk-in/wheel-in shower your open-plan accommodation will be a home away from home. In our Exclusive Adapted Lodges, hot tubs feature hoists, and saunas and steam rooms offer wider access.

Something here for you and your family, take a look and book your next adventure.

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zondag 29 april 2018

How an activity at Center Parcs can lead to greater things

Phoebe Pine

Back in 2012, Phoebe was at Longleat Forest with her family and they decided to take part in lots of activities. One of these was archery and even with her disability Phoebe gave it a good go and enjoyed herself.

Phoebe enjoyed herself that much that after her break she had a number of coaching sessions with a local club, which she continues to be a member of now.

Now, six years later, Phoebe’s a member of the GB Paralympic archery team currently holding the European indoor individual record and shot a European outdoor record in 2017. That archery session that sparked her interest at Longleat Forest has lead Phoebe onto great success.

Jake Ward

Returning from a recent show jumping competition, Jake was asked ‘how did you get into that?’ Well, Jake was 7 years old when he nervously took part in a family horse riding session on a break at Whinfell Forest.

Jake loved it so much that he insisted that his family do the same activity the following day. After his family short break, Jake returned home desperate to learn how to ride horses and has passionately followed his dream ever since.

Jake currently competes in global show jumping events and his latest result placed him 2nd, only milliseconds behind first place. Jake shows that trying an activity for the first time might be nerve-racking but could lead to something incredible.

Phoebe and Jake have both had great opportunities to try our activities, and we wish them all the best in future competitions.

Browse our activities and see if you find something that interests you and your family.

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zaterdag 28 april 2018

Superfood arrives at Aqua Sana Spa

If you’re paying attention to the nutrients you pack into your body through delicious fresh food, then why not feed your skin in the same way?

The new Superfood Skincare range from Elemis is rich in anti-oxidants, omega fatty acids, vitamins and minerals to help balance your skin’s delicate ecosystem.

Superfood Facial Wash

A prebiotic gel cleanser containing a Supergreen complex harnessing the power of wheatgrass extract, broccoli seed and avocado oil to leave your complexion deeply nourished and refreshed.

Superfood Day Cream

This deeply moisturising cream gives a plump, dewy look to skin thanks to goji berries, matcha tea and ginger ferment with anti-oxidant properties.

Superfood Night Cream

Rich in sweet almond milk to hydrate dry skin, this overnight cream contains a supergrain complex that includes barley, chia seed and rice bran, with essential amino acids to aid skin during its regular nightly repair.

Superfood Facial Oil

This award-winning facial oil is packed with anti-oxidant and omega-rich superfood ingredients to feed your skin and leave a healthy glow. Broccoli, flax seed and daikon radish nourish the skin, helping to soften, smooth and balance and leave your face looking and feeling radiant.

Try our Elemis Superfood Facial at Aqua Sana. This nourishing 55-minute facial will leave your skin feeling radiant, smoother and plumper.

The Superfood range is available at the Aqua Sana Spa Boutique. Find out more about our Aqua Sana Spa here. 

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vrijdag 27 april 2018

The easiest way to experience Huck’s

Some of our restaurants have opened up their banquets as a pre-bookable opportunity, a hassle-free way of introducing your family to the best of what our favourite restaurants have to offer.

Easy eating at Huck’s

Huck’s American Bar and Grill is a big hit across all our villages with a relaxed atmosphere, great food and plenty of entertainment for the little ones, it really is the ideal place for a family meal. Before you arrive on village you can now pre-book a Huck’s experience menu, which is the perfect way to feed all the family.

Start off with a sharing platter including BBQ wings, nachos and dips and Jalapeno and sweetcorn fritters. There’s something for everyone to enjoy and a great way to begin the Huck’s experience.

Then move on to a selection of the new Huck’s main meals including:

  • The Texan Burger
  • Pulled Beef Chilli
  • Rich Bean Chilli
  • Sizzlin’ Fajitas – Available with either chicken or vegetables
  • Fallin’-off-the-bone Pork Ribs
  • Half Chicken
  • Salmon Fillet
  • Good old Mac ‘n’ Cheese
  • Classic Caesar Salad – Available with chicken

For little ones, the Lil’ Huck’s Buffet is open. Before they head into the soft play area or to the Apple Macs, they can head to the buffet as soon as the family sits down in the restaurant.

It’s all polished off for little ones with a selected bottomless soft drink, and for adults, a pint of Coors Light, a small glass of house wine or a soft drink.

Not the only ones

Dining In and Rajinda Pradesh are also offering a pre-bookable experience, with their own little twists.

Rajinda Pradesh already offers an experience on their authentic menu, but now you can book this in advance when you book your table. You’ll get a poppadum platter to share, followed by starter platter with some of our favourites including crispy onion bhajis and butternut squash samosas. Then move on to a classic curry from our delicious range of Indian dishes and add a rice and naan bread to share. All polished off with a bottle of Cobra, glass of house wine or a soft drink of your choice.

At Dining In you can now pre-book one of their set menus, so if you know you’re fancying a Chinese, Indian or a pizza one night, book it early so you don’t have to spend lots of time deciding what to eat that evening.

Something got the taste buds going? Make a restaurant reservation or book your next break to come and taste some of our fabulous food.

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We’re serving up a new menu at Huck’s

After combing the West Coast and scouring the Deep South we’ve found some mouth-watering recipes that we’re introducing to our new Huck’s menu. So whether you fancy fresh Californian flavours or smoky flavours of New Orleans, we’ve got you covered.


Start off your feast with something spicy or some delicious snacks:

  • Texas Toast – soft ciabatta smothered in garlic butter and baked until crisp
  • Finger-lickin’ Chicken Wings – coated with our secret seasoning, freshly fried and loaded with your choice of delicious sauce
  • Californian Prawn Tostadas – tortillas topped with crispy, spiced prawns, shredded salad, chilli-and-sour-cream dressing and fresh coriander
  • Jalapeno and Sweetcorn Fritters – a Deep South classic – plump sweetcorn and jalapeno chillies in a light batter, served with a zingy lime and tequila dip

Burgers, grills and more

Move onto mains and try some of our new all-American dishes or stick to your old favourites

  • Ground beef, grilled chicken or cajun-dusted chicken breast burgers to create a classic burger or a Sweet Potato and Bean Burger
  • 8oz Fillet Steak, 12oz New York Strip and Half Chicken cooked just as you want them
  • Pulled Beef Chilli – our pulled beef chilli is made with fresh beef skirt and cooked for six hours – just like the cowboys used to do it. It’s served with Mexican-style green rice, tortilla chips, grated cheese, sour cream, salsa, jalapeno and guac
  • New Orleans Pasta Bake – roasted butternut squash, sweetcorn, peppers, pumpkin seeds, black beans and spirali pasta in a spicy New Orleans sauce, topped with chilli jack cheese and mozzarella
  • American Fish and Chips – stateside meets seaside; cod loin with a bacon-and-maple-syrup crust; sweet potato fries and a zingy lime and tartar sauce


Don’t fancy a dessert but not quite ready to leave Huck’s? Our new Freakshakes are a perfect way to finish off your meal.

  • Silky Salted Caramel – salted caramel sauce, salted caramel ice cream and milk, shaken together and topped with whipped cream, Caramac, popcorn and salted caramel sauce
  • Strawberry Jelly – a blend of strawberry sauce, strawberry ice cream and milk topped with whipped cream, jelly ring cookies and drizzled strawberry sauce
  • Bourbon Cream – Chocolate ice cream, chocolate sauce and milk finished with whipped cream, bourbon biscuits and more chocolate sauce


The perfect way to finish your feast with a delicious sweet treat

  • Cinnamon Waffle – crispy on the outside, but fluffy on the inside our waffle is topped with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and apple cinnamon compote
  • Big Brownie – A rich and decadent chocolate brownie, with either vanilla or salted caramel ice cream, drizzled with toffee sauce
  • Peanut Butter Stack – a sweet ‘n’ salty triumph of brownie, caramel, honey-roast peanuts, fudge sauce and whipped cream


Our historic children’s buffet remains but if you’re too big for the buffet then try our Huckster’s menu

  • Meatballs and Twists
  • Cheeseburger
  • 4oz Rump Steak
  • Cod Goujons

With lots of sweet treats for dessert like doughnuts and ice cream, chocolate and popcorn brownie sundae and fruit lollipops.

Look out for our allergy and intolerances icons across all our menus as we can make some tweaks to our dishes to make them suitable for your needs.

Available from 27 April 2018 (Summer at Longleat Forest).

Are your tastebuds interested? Take a look at the full menu.

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donderdag 26 april 2018

Top tips to make the most of your break

1. Our villages are set in 400 acres of woodland, so if you want to be close to all the action be sure to check our village maps and select a location preference with a specific lodge – for a small charge. If you’re not fussed about location, we’ll pick your lodge for you.

2. Get ahead and book your activities, restaurants and the Aqua Sana Spa up to six months before you arrive! Always remember that places are limited, so by booking these early you’ll put your mind at ease and no one will be disappointed. All you need to do is log-in to your account and decide which activities you want to do.

3. Cycling is the easiest way to explore all our villages. Bring your own or hire a cycle to get around our acres of woodland. From adult and junior mountain bikes to tandems and trailers, there’s a cycle for everyone.

4. 10 or more adults? Why not speak to one of our personal event planners? Give our Contact Centre a call for more information on 08448 266 200. They will help to organise your activities and restaurant bookings. They can even arrange special session just for your group including Paintballing, Tree Trekking and more.

5. Save time on your arrival by checking in all your guests and your car registrations within your personal Center Parcs account. Invite your guests to the booking on the edit guest details page so they can register their own details and car registration, saving time gathering up all the information.

6. Celebrating a special occasion? Then let us know! Whether it be a birthday, anniversary or honeymoon you can pre-order one of our gifts to surprise that special someone.

7. If you have any special dietary requirements, including allergies, let the restaurant staff know before placing your order so we can serve you up a delicious dinner.

8. There’s no special dress code at Center Parcs but we would advise that you dress appropriately for any activities and exploring you’ll be doing. So wear your practical footwear and comfy clothes and always remember to bring clothing for all weathers, just in case!

9. Don’t worry about packing everything for your little ones, our lodges are equipped with baby’s cots and a highchair. All you’ll need to bring is bedding for the baby’s cot but all your beds will be made up with fresh linen before you arrive.

10. ParcMarket is our village supermarket, stocked with your favourite brands like Heinz, Kellogg’s, Ella’s Kitchen, Pepsi, Walkers and much more. If you spend more than £40 we’ll deliver your food for free, and will even put perishables into your fridge.

Have we missed anything? What are your top tips for a Center Parcs break?

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May you have the best half term

The gloomy weather is going and it’s time for sunshine to pour through the forest, shining off the surface of the lake. So enjoy some quality family time, with the sun warming your back as you explore Center Parcs and all our activities this May half term.

Head to the lake

With the best views on the village, our lakes are the perfect place to get that perfect picture and to have lots of fun. Go easy with an Electric Boat, test your balance in Stand Up Paddle Boarding or become a Mini Captain. Whatever you choose you can enjoy a well-earned ice cream on the sandy beaches.

Dine al fresco

Nothing screams ‘summer is here’ more than enjoying great food in our great outdoors. From eating a stack of pancakes outside The Pancake House in the morning to a chilled beer and a perfectly-cooked steak on the terrace of Café Rouge – be sure to make the most of the half-term weather.

Make a splash 

When the sun is shining, hit the outdoor pools in the Subtropical Swimming Paradise. Better yet, if the weather turns, you can head indoors and at a balmy 29.5C, it’ll still feel like the sun is shining. Let your little ones dip their toes into our water play areas or try one of our pool activities.

Outdoor fun

Take advantage of the nice weather! Whether you’re zipping down the zip wire on Aerial Adventure. around our Quad Bike Safari track or solving the general’s mission in Laser Combat, there are so many family adventures for you to try.

Indoor adventures

There are still so many indoor activities to keep you sheltered from the rain. Challenge yourself to an Indoor Climbing Adventure, squeeze through our Caving Adventure or play an indoor sport like Badminton or Table Tennis.

Big fun for little ones

Your little adventurers can try Mini Trek or, if you’ve got a little one who’s into cars, let them have a drive in Off-Road Explorers. Whatever their interests there’ll be a big adventure for them at Center Parcs.

Something here your family will love? Take a look at our range of activities or book a May half-term break to discover all this and more.

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Recipe: Breakfast Bowls

There are lots of versions out there with fancy ingredients such as bright pink acai or blue spirulina, but here are three simple recipes to help you pretty up your breakfast.

Each one includes a ‘thickener’ like frozen banana, chia seeds or oats, plus a milk or milk substitute and then tasty, fruity additions, designed to help you fit in your five a day with some additional nutrients too. They are an easy way to make a non-dairy, vegan or gluten-free breakfast packed with all the superfoods.

With each of these options, you can make 1 large serving or two smaller ones. I save half and blend with extra milk to make a smoothie for later.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana

2 Frozen Bananas (peeled and sliced)
80ml Almond Milk – or any other milk
2 Tblsp Nut Butter
1-2 Tbsp Cacao or Cocoa Powder

• Add a Tbsp of chia seeds or oats if you are not eating this straight away as the frozen banana will soften up.
• Cacao is made from cold-pressed cocoa beans and retains extra enzymes and nutrients

1 Peel, slice and freeze the bananas overnight.
2 Blend all the ingredients together until smooth.
3 Add more milk if you need to thin it, or honey to sweeten.

Topping Suggestions
Sliced Banana
Toasted Nuts or seeds
Chocolate Covered Seeds
Cocoa Nibs or Shards
Chocolate Granola
A drizzle of nut butter

Red Berries and Overnight Oats

80g Rolled Oats
250g Plain Yoghurt
150ml Almond Milk or semi-skimmed milk
A punnet of your favourite red berries: raspberries, strawberries etc

• For a speedy version use fruit yoghurt instead of plain and just stir in a few fresh berries, leave out the pureed fruit
• Sieve the fruit if you don’t like pips
• Fruit compote from a jar is another quick alternative

1 Mix the oats, milk and yoghurt and leave in the fridge overnight
2 In the morning blend fresh or frozen berries and sweeten with honey
3 Stir into the oats

Topping Suggestions
Sliced Strawberries
Rolled Oats,
Seed Mix
Pomegranate Seeds

Blueberry Coconut

1 Can of Coconut Milk
30g Chia Seeds
2 Tbsp Desiccated Coconut
Honey to sweeten
A punnet of Blueberries, fresh or frozen

• Sieve the blueberries for a smoother blend
• You can make this the night before, but the coconut milk and chia set in the fridge so just whisk through a little milk or water to soften
• Chia are little seeds packed with nutrients, they can be used as a crunchy topping but when mixed with liquid they swell and thicken it, a little like tapioca

1 Mix the coconut milk, chia seeds and coconut and leave to thicken for 1/2 an hour or more in the fridge
2 Blend and sieve the blueberries
3 If the berries are tart, sweeten with honey then stir into the chia mix

Topping Suggestions
Fresh Blueberries
Dried Blueberries
Fresh Blackberries
Chia Seeds

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Kids Climate-ambassadeurs geven tips aan stad

Kids Climate-ambassadeurs Tibo Coene (9), Noor Haes (9) en Owen Haes (14) uit Dendermonde brachten gisteren een bezoek aan schepen van Milieu François De Bleser (CD&V) in het Dendermondse stadhuis. Ze overhandigden er een reeks ideeën en aanbevelingen voor een beter milieu.
Owen, Tibo en Noor volgden in het najaar in Center Parcs Erperheide de 'Kids Climate Conference 2017'. "Tijdens deze driedaagse conferentie dachten 187 deelnemende kinderen na over mogelijke oplossingen voor de klimaatproblematiek", zegt Owen. "Het centrale thema was 'je bent wat je eet', want wat we eten heeft grote invloed op ons leefklimaat."

Het resultaat van diverse creatieve en educatieve workshops zijn een reeks aanbevelingen voor een betere toekomst van de aarde. "De tien beste aanbevelingen zijn opgenomen in het magazine van de Kids Climate Conference. Die ideeën geven we ook graag aan ons eigen stadsbestuur mee", zegt Tibo. "Daarom overhandigen we ze aan de schepen."

Bron en hele artikel: HLN

woensdag 25 april 2018

Korting op Drentse Visvakanties

Center Parcs is bij de meeste Nederlanders wel bekend als vakantiebestemming en ook sportvissers komen er graag, zeker waar het de Drentse locaties De Huttenheugte en Parc Sandur betreft. Op deze parken is ook aan de vakantievierende hengelaars gedacht met de aanwezigheid van goed viswater. Met een speciale actie van Hét Visblad kun je bovendien nog eens 35% korting krijgen bij een boeking.

De Huttenheugte kent een visbestand met karper, witvis (voorn, brasem en zeelt) en roofvis (snoek, baars, snoekbaars). Bij veel huisjes kun je vanuit de tuin al vissen. Tussen 1 mei en 1 september worden viswedstrijdjes voor de kinderen georganiseerd. Parc Sandur kent een groot natuurlijk viswater met een goed visbestand waarbij winde, karper, voorn, brasem, snoek en snoekbaars de hoofdmoot vormen. De Grote Rietplas is bovendien gekend bij wedstrijdvissers. Hier hebben de vrijstaande cottages een tuin aan het water om direct te vissen. Op het meer kun je vissen vanaf een visponton en vanuit huurbootjes.

Bron en hele artikel: DeRoofvis

maandag 23 april 2018

Center Parcs mag nieuw park bouwen in Limburg

De kogel is door de kerk. Het stadsbestuur van Dilsen-Stokkem heeft het licht op groen gezet voor de bouw van een vakantiepark op de voormalige mijnsite Terhills (Belgische Limburg). De Limburgse investeringsmaatschappij LRM gaat er samen met Pierre & Vacances Center Parcs een gloednieuw vakantiepark bouwen. Tegen eind 2019 moeten er 250 luxueuze villa's langs de vroegere grindplas verrijzen. Het gaat om een investering van 75 miljoen euro, en zal werk bieden aan 230 mensen. Center Parcs mikt op 400.000 overnachtingen per jaar. Tegen de plannen rees veel protest. Maar door het wandelaanbod uit te breiden, hebben de initiatiefnemers de omgevingsvergunning in de wacht gesleept.

Bron en hele artikel: HLN

donderdag 19 april 2018

Vakantiehuisje in eigen land boeken? Boek voordeliger via het buitenland

Het is met de voorjaarsvakantie vlak voor deur wat aan de late kant, maar wie nog een vakantiehuisje wil boeken doet er goed even over de grens te kijken. Wie via internet reserveert, is in sommige gevallen via buitenlandse websites goedkoper uit. Aanzienlijk goedkoper. Ook voor een huisje in eigen land.
Zo kan die gewilde cottage via mogelijk honderden euro's goedkoper worden geboekt. Mogelijke verklaring: Duitsland kent geen mei-vakantie, waardoor de vraag naar recreatiebungalows in die periode klein is, met een fors prijsverschil tot gevolg. De Consumentenbond herkent de geluiden, maar deed recent geen onderzoek.
Het hoofdkantoor van Center Parcs was vanmiddag niet meer bereikbaar voor commentaar.

Bron en hele artikel: AD

woensdag 18 april 2018

Center Parcs wint ADCN award 2018 Zilver (Zilveren Lamp)

Center Parcs heeft gisteren voor haar "Say Yes to what really matters" campagne de ADCN award 2018 Silver gewonnen, twitterde de ADCN gisteravond.
Center Parcs was genomineerd in de categrogie Advertising: Film&Video.

Bron: ADCN en Adformatie

dinsdag 17 april 2018

vrijdag 13 april 2018

Omzet 6,5% omhoog

Groupe Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs: First-Half Revenue1 up 6.5%

1] First-half revenue
The revenue and financial indicators commented on in this press release stem from operating reporting with the presentation of joint-ventures under proportional consolidation.

* Adjusted for the impact of:
- the shift from April 2017 to March 2018, of the start of Easter weekend and the school holidays for certain foreign customers (German in particular).
- for PVTE, the net reduction in the assets operated, due to the non-renewal of leases and withdrawals from loss-making sites.
- for CPE, net growth in the assets operated, prompted by the opening of Villages Nature Paris and the extension of the Center Parcs Domaine des Trois Forêts. This increase in the offer was partially offset by the part closure of the Center Parcs at Vielsalm in Q1 under the framework of the domain's renovation.

** including Villages Nature Paris (€7.6m over the first half (including €4.5m in Q2), of which €5.5m in accommodation revenue (€3.1m in Q2)).

Under IFRS accounting rules, first-half revenue for 2017/2018 totalled €621.7 million (€556.6 million for the tourism activities and €65.1 million for the property development activities), compared with €586.9 million in the first half of 2016/2017 (€520.3 million for tourism and €66.6 million for property development).

1 The revenue and financial indicators commented on in this press release stem from operating reporting with the presentation of joint-ventures under proportional consolidation.

  • Tourism revenue

Q2 2017/2018Revenue from the tourism activities rose 10.7% to €322.8 million compared with Q2 of the previous year.

Accommodation revenue totalled €195.5 million, up +3.8% like-for-like (i.e. excluding the impact of supply effects and the shift in the school holidays), ahead of the 2.2% growth reported in Q1.

  • Pierre & Vacances Tourisme Europe contributed €105.5 million.
    On a like-for-like basis, revenue rose 4.9% (vs. 3.7% in Q1):
    • Revenue from the Adagio residences continued to rise, by 8.1% over the quarter, driven primarily by higher net average letting rates.
    • Revenue from other destinations rose 3.6%, benefiting from an average occupancy rate close to 94% for the mountain residences and growth in revenue at all seaside sites (mainland France, the French West Indies and Spain).
  • Center Parcs Europe1 contributed €90.0 million.
    Like-for-like revenue rose by 2.5% (vs. +1.2% in Q1) spread between 2.8% for the Belgian, German and Dutch Domains and +1.9% for the French Domains.

In H1 2017/2018:

Revenue from the tourism businesses totalled €570.1 million, up 7% relative to H1 2016/2017.

Accommodation turnover totalled €357.1 million, up +3% like-for-like, with growth in revenue at all the destinations: almost +8% for city residences, +2% for seaside and mountain destinations and +2% for the Center Parcs Domains.

Revenue from the other tourism businesses grew by almost 8%, with a rise of 10% for Pierre & Vacances Tourisme Europe, driven by the development of, and +5% for Center Parcs Europe1.

  • Property development revenue

With Q2 revenue in line with the expected phasing of programmes, property development revenue stood at €84.8 million in H1 2017/2018, compared with €81.9 million in H1 2016/2017, driven primarily by the contribution from the Pierre & Vacances premium residence in Deauville (€13.1million), Villages Nature Paris (€11.1 million) and the Seniorales residences (€38.3 million).

Property reservations registered with individual investors in H1 represented business volumes of €164.5m, ahead of the level recorded during the first half of the previous year (€154.9 million).

2] Outlook

  • The Group's first-half earnings are structurally loss-making due to the seasonal nature of its activities.
    2017/2018 first-half earnings will be affected by:
    • the booking in the second half of signatures for property renovation programmes at Center Parcs;
    • the gradual ramp-up of Villages Nature Paris (especially by the staggered delivery of the last accommodation units over H1), associated with the seasonal nature of the tourism business.
  • In view of the portfolio of reservations to date, the Group is forecasting growth in like-for-like tourism revenue in Q3 2017/2018 relative to the year-earlier period.
  • Given the outlook for the tourism and property businesses in H2, the Group confirms its target for growth in underlying EBIT over 2017/2018 relative to the level seen in 2016/2017.

1 including Villages Nature Paris

Bron: Business wire

dinsdag 10 april 2018

Park Allgäu bekroond als duurzaam vakantiepark

Zelfs al vóór de opening van het nieuwe Park Allgäu - in het najaar van 2018 - heeft het park onlangs een gouden pre-certificaat ontvangen van de Deutsche Gesellschaft für nachhaltiges Bauen (DGNB), een Duitse organisatie voor duurzaam bouwen. De DGNB gaf deze certificering voor het eerst aan een duurzaam vakantiepark. Bestuursvoorzitter van de DGNB, Dr. Christine Lemaitre, reikte het pre-certificaat uit op de 50e CMT-vakantiebeurs in Stuttgart aan Frank Daemen, Managing Director van Center Parcs Duitsland.

"Wij zijn er trots op dat we dit prestigieuze certificaat mochten ontvangen voor ons zesde en tegelijkertijd meest innovatieve park," zegt Frank Daemen, Managing Director van Center Parcs Duitsland. "De integratie van architectuur en infrastructuur in het bestaande natuurlandschap is een belangrijk handelskenmerk van Center Parcs. Vooral met dit aspect werd bij de nieuwbouw van het Park Allgäu van Center Parcs rekening gehouden. Het aspect duurzaamheid is zowel tijdens de aanleg van een park als tijdens de dagelijkse werking een belangrijk gegeven".

Compenserende maatregelen

In Park Allgäu vindt de energievoorziening plaats via het netwerk van de stadsverwarming. Verder wordt er in subtropisch zwemparadijs Aqua Mundo gebruikgemaakt van bronwater, dat door een milieuvriendelijke omgekeerde osmose-installatie wordt gezuiverd. Er zijn tijdens de bouw zowel op het park als buiten het terrein verschillende compenserende maatregelen toegepast voor interventies in natuur en landschap. Enkele voorbeelden van een aantal uitgebreide maatregelen zijn: maatregelen voor een milieuvriendelijke bouw, het in stand houden van vogelnesten, het plaatsen van kasten voor vleermuizen in en buiten het park en bebossing en bescherming in het gebied. 

Bouwen met een efficiënt gebruik van bronnen

Naast de veelzijdige compenserende maatregelen letten we ook bij de bouw op duurzaamheid: het bestaande beton op het terrein wordt hergebruikt als materiaal voor de fundering van de cottages, waardoor op kostbare bronnen zoals grind en cement kan worden bespaard en duizenden ritten van een vrachtwagen vermeden worden. Verder laat het park geen regenwater in de riolering afvloeien, maar wordt neerslag in de bodem weggevoerd waardoor het grondwater wordt gevoed. De maatregelen omvatten verder nog een slagboomvrije toegang, een modern afvalbeheer en het gebruik van regionale producten.

Park Allgäu als een van de eerste vakantiegangers ervaren? Boek de cottages vanaf nu hier voor aankomsten vanaf oktober 2018!

Bron: Inspiratieplatform Center Parcs

maandag 9 april 2018

Meivakantie Last Minutes

Geniet van een meivakantie samen in Center Parcs: Meivakantie 2018: 20 april t/m 13 mei

De meivakantie is ideaal om met z'n allen te genieten van onze parken. Wat is er leuker dan samen plonsen in de Aqua Mundo, de frisgroene natuur ontdekken en de eerste barbecue van het jaar aansteken? Zeg volmondig 'ja!' en beleef de mooiste momenten samen. Boek nu:
  • Een compleet ingerichte cottage in de natuur;
  • Onbeperkt toegang tot subtropisch zwemparadijs Aqua Mundo;
  • Market Dome met restaurants, boetieks en entertainment;
  • Speciaal aanbod in lente-activiteiten;
  • Talloze activiteiten, zowel binnen als buiten.

woensdag 4 april 2018

Vakantie Voordeeldagen voor de Franse Center Parcs parken.

Voordeel-fanatiekelingen opgelet! Alleen tijdens de Vakantie Voordeeldagen boek je je vakantie naar Frankrijk nu wel erg voordelig! Zo boek je al je vakantie vanaf €349 voor een 4-persoons cottage voor een midweek (4 nachten / 5 dagen) incl. verplichte kosten.

Waanzinnige Woensdag bij Center Parcs!