This family absolutely love Center Parcs! We have been for the last three years and really do have the best time. We go with our good friends and their two boys, who Finley adores. It was extra special this year as it was our first as a family of four and we couldn’t wait.
We set off early(ish) on the Friday and drove the fairly short journey to Elvedon, Suffolk. We collected our bikes and went to check out our villa. We hoped Finley would be able to ride a bike without stabilisers this year, but unfortunately mummy and daddy have been pretty rubbish taking him out to practise, so we thought a tag-along with daddy would be a good idea. I had Hugo in a trailer on the back of mine, which was a little worrying as i’ve never been the best on a bike but it was all ok, I just had to remember to take the corners slow!
We then headed to The Village to do a bit of shopping and have a much needed Starbucks whilst we waited for our friends. Finley was super excited to see them, and they were running around like crazy together. We all headed back to the villa and had a quick freshen up and change before heading back out again to dinner at Bella Italia, our usual tradition. It was a lovely well needed relaxing evening and we were excited our weekend had started.
The next 3 days were taken up with sensory class for Hugo, Archery and Crazy Golf for Finley, with swimming, bike rides, boating, bowling and lots of eating for us all! Finley, daddy and our friends also did the treasure trail race again, as we had such fun doing it last year and actually came in second, this year they actually won it! Me and Hugo stayed at the villa and had a much needed nap instead.
It was Hugos first time swimming (yes, bad parents) whilst we were at CP as we just hadn’t got round to it at home. He absolutely loved it, a definite water baby for sure! Finley is so much more confident in the water now, even riding on the slides and chutes with daddy, not minding when the water went in his face or getting splashed (this was a different story last year).
It was by far our best trip to CP and we’re already planning next years 🙂
And here’s a little film of our stay