Longleat Center Parcs in beautiful that is for sure, it is huge and takes a couple of days to get your bearings. Our accommodation Ash 814 a Woodland Lodge was lovely but for £1700 for a week I would expect a bit more. I cannot fault it's location right by a beautiful duck pond and near to the Plaza/Sub Tropical Swimming Paradise but it was pretty basic although it was not a basic grade. Anyway be warned the activities are NOT included and average around £20.00 per activity for 45 minutes EACH person, so yes for a family of 4 £80.00 a pop. They make it very hard to realise for the first time visitor that it is all extra. The only thing free is the swimming area and rapids. With regard to this again be careful as the Life Guards are more concerned with chatting to each other than watching the swimmers and my husband had to rescue someone in trouble during the Wave Machine going despite people calling for help. The rapids aren't for the faint hearted or anyone who wants to be bruise free as there is no monitoring of numbers of people, limbs etc tumbling down on top of you or taking you out from behind. Great fun if you like that sort of thing I suppose, I don't.
Eating out there is very expensive, it cost us £93.00 in Hucks American Grill for 4 main meals and 4 soft drinks so take all your own supplies. the on site market is not too badly priced but we went out to Morrisons in Warminster and stocked up as every penny does count. For the smokers amongst you be warned, take your own. My husband ran out and sent me down for 20 for which I paid £9.50, yes it isn't a typing error, I coughed up as I was too tired to drive to find some cheaper but never again!
Would I go again? Probably yes on a 'deal', taking everything I could possibly need from Asda and not for a week, just a short trip so the kids would be happy to just use the free swimming. Going for a week you do need to do some activities. There is also no evening entertainment at all, nothing unless you have booked bowling for 45 minutes for £25.00 or you want to play the arcades. There is no central evening area but maybe you might like that, personally I would have liked somewhere to go in the evening to unwind and chat to other guests over a chilled glass of something while the kids made friends. This is the first holiday my very sociable daughter has failed to find a friend as there is no place really to do so. Very convenient for Longleat but another tip NEVER go on a hot day or all you see is animals lying down, miles away from you in the shade! lol It was even too hot for the monkeys. Book this on line before you go to save a fortune.
Hope that has helped. Beautiful place, bit or a rip off, short break is better
- Also Known As:
- Center Parcs Longleat Forest Village Hotel Warminster
- Center Parcs Warminster
- Center Parcs Hotel Warminster
- Center Parcs Longleat Forest Warminster, Wiltshire