Going to book soon and need to know where to go
I've been to Sherwood twice now and it's a great holiday - there me and the wife, our kids (5 and 3), and my brother and sister and their spouses (spice?!) in an 8-berth chalet.
We'll be going to Elveden next year, as it works a little better for everyone to travel to.
My wife and sister have been to Longleat and reckon the rapids there are better, but it's more spread out (although there is a little road train to get you around).
And I think Longleat is more covered in the centre than Sherwood.
But they're all probably equal unless there's one specific feature you value.
Check the CenterParcs web site for offers. We booked for Longleat in May (to go in June) last year and got 20% the accommodation price.
First time and really enjoyed it. It was a bit hilly but they do run a land train as well.
D74 wrote (see)
Right, the man that knows, he says - whichever is cheaper. They are all the same. The only thing he suggested was that if you have little kids and are likely to be cycling, then the lakes one is a bit hillier, and so may be a bit of a struggle. Mansfield (ahem, sorry, Sherwood Pines) is flatter and so easier. The Mansfield is a bit more 'village' like, the lakes is more of a single complex with everything in the bubble.
Right, the man that knows, he says - whichever is cheaper. They are all the same. The only thing he suggested was that if you have little kids and are likely to be cycling, then the lakes one is a bit hillier, and so may be a bit of a struggle. Mansfield (ahem, sorry, Sherwood Pines) is flatter and so easier.
The Mansfield is a bit more 'village' like, the lakes is more of a single complex with everything in the bubble.
If you listen to Mr 74 and come to Mansfield you are about 8 miles out, Sherwood Pines is about 2 miles away by car, I think you can access it directly on the bike though. Edwinstowe is a similar distance.
I've lost count of the number of times I get asked for directions to the place, do they not provide directions ??
If you do go to Sherwood Park, please don't arrive between 2 and 3pm as you will be getting in my way on the A614 and my boss will have to pay overtime (which he doesn't like).
cougie - yup, agree with that as well.
Maybe we should set up 'CP Consulting' to help first-timers...
I'm a Center Parcs addict as well, been 4 times in the last 5 years (every December as work is quiet then). Personally, I didn't enjoy the Whinfell one as much as I found less to do there, and the massive journey didn't help.
Been to Elveden 3 times, and really enjoyed it, but will try one of the others next time.....
Littlest was conceived in Longleat
I can recommend it
You should have called him Longleat after where the conception was like Brooklyn Beckham.
I have a son called Pontins and a daughter called Layby off M6.
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