Ignore all the negative comments. This is the third time we've (me and my two kids 14 and 7) visited this particular Center Parcs and we will be going back. We've not encountered any of the problems stated in any of the other reviews.
Just stop and think about what you are getting. We paid €650 for a premium cottage for a week's stay during the UK school summer break. That's for a fully equipped dwelling with two double bedrooms, living area, kitchen, bathroom & loo. In the living room there's a flatscreen TV with HDMI for your games console (worth taking if you have one) and a home movie unit. There's a second TV in one of the bedrooms. Also take your laptop as all cottages have Wi-Fi. As well having access for emails etc., you can even play online with your friends if you wish!
Dont forget the price includes free access to some facilities e.g. Aqua Mundo and Discovery Cove. If your children are under 12 or so they will want to spend most of their time in these two places while you relax assuming you don't wish to join them!
The key to a successful visit to Center Parcs is planning. Look at the park map and choose your location based on your needs. Balance proximity to the Market Dome against other requirements e.g. privacy or outside play facilities (of which there are plenty).
You can save money by taking food with you. Especially for easily prepared meals e.g. pasta or rice based meals. Stop on the way at a local LIDL or similar for frozen goods.
I can't imagine ever staying at a UK Center Parcs. The typical cost of a European site is half that of a UK one and, ven when the cost of getting there, it is still a saving of hundreds of pounds/euros. And yes, doesn't matter where you go, all the staff speak English.
If you are not happy with the European approach e.g. buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner then stay in the UK and waste money but don't moan because it is different.
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