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Center Parcs bieten tolle Attraktionen für die Kinder, Bild: © Groupe Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs

Center Parcs – varied and family-friendly

Originally from the Netherlands , Center Parcs are also becoming increasingly popular in Germany and are primarily aimed at families with children due to their design. At Center Parcs, the individuality of a stay in a holiday home is skilfully combined with the attraction of having many attractions and offers for children right on your doorstep.

The car-free resorts usually offer several hundred holiday homes, which are spread over a large area and surrounded by unspoilt nature. The heart of every Center Parc is the so-called Market Dome, which is either centrally located in the middle of a Center Parc or near its entrance. In addition to a supermarket and other shops, the Market Dome also has restaurants and numerous offers for the whole family, such as bowling or indoor mini golf.

In addition, each Center Parc offers a very spacious fun pool with many highlights for young and old, which is known everywhere under the name Aqua Mundo and is usually also located in the Market Dome. In contrast to some other attractions, a visit to the fun pool is always included in the price of the holiday home, so that nothing stands in the way of regular bathing fun.

Living far away from the hustle and bustle – Center Parcs

Holiday home Bispinger Heide, Center Parcs
Holiday home in the Center Parc Bispinger Heide, Image: © Groupe Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs

Spaciousness and plenty of space characterize all Center Parcs. Several small paths and roads allow guests to take long walks throughout the grounds and visit the many highlights scattered throughout the park. Because in a Center Parc, not only does the Market Dome offer variety and distraction, but children will also always find something interesting in the other parts of the parks. For example, there are usually several playgrounds spread throughout the site in every Center Parc and such popular places to visit as a petting zoo or a climbing park.

Although some facilities such as mini golf or archery are subject to a fee, it is possible to have a good time without higher additional costs than in a conventional holiday home holiday. Due to the enormous extent of most Center Parcs, however, one should not underestimate the distances to be covered within the park. It can take up to 20 minutes to walk from a holiday home on the edge of the complex. In order not to have to walk, it is a good idea to take bicycles with you during a holiday at Center Parc. If this is too time-consuming for you, you can also rent bicycles on site at realistic prices. Furthermore, golf carts are also offered, with which you can move freely in the park, but which are quite expensive. For all those who want to avoid long distances from the outset, it is recommended to choose your desired house when booking for an extra charge based on the respective park plan available on the Internet. However, for all those who decide to be active on holiday and look forward to regular walks, there is a shopping trolley available in each holiday home, with which you can transport your swimming gear to Aqua Mundo, for example. On arrival and departure, it is of course possible to drive directly to the holiday home by car. During the stay, the car can be parked free of charge in a parking space directly at the entrance.

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Comfort and convenience are the focus of all holiday homes

Activities Center Parcs
From horseback riding to water sports. There are many activities on offer at Center Parcs, Image: © Groupe Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs / shutterstock

The endeavour to make tailor-made offers for a relaxing holiday to as many families as possible is reflected, among other things, in the existing holiday home types. Because in all parks, interested families can choose from different types of holiday homes. On the one hand, this refers to the size and number of bedrooms, but also to the desired comfort. Houses are available to guests that can accommodate up to 20 people.

Most holiday homes with enough space for 4 to 6 people are offered and there are always at least two bedrooms available. In order to be able to spend exactly the holidays that a family wants, it is possible to choose whether a normally equipped comfort holiday home is enough for you or whether you prefer the premium version or even the VIP version. The Comfort cottages at Center Parcs all have a terrace, a flat-screen TV and a fireplace. A well-equipped kitchen is also part of the equipment. The premium holiday homes, on the other hand, are characterised by the fact that the beds are already made on arrival and one of the bedrooms is equipped with an additional TV. In the VIP holiday homes, a towel package is also available and the delivery of fresh bread rolls to the door of your holiday home is just as included as a faster internet connection than in the other house types. Final cleaning is included in the total price for all types of holiday homes.

In some resorts, in addition to the three holiday homes described, there are also exclusive holiday homes, which are characterised by even more luxury than the VIP holiday homes. Individual Center Parcs also have various themed holiday homes or tree houses and houseboats.

The Market Dome – the center of every Center Parcs

In the so-called Market Dome, guests of a Center Parc will find everything they need. As a rule, a well-stocked supermarket is available, which also offers fresh rolls. To ensure that the children don’t miss out, there is of course also a toy shop where you can find everything that makes the little ones’ hearts beat faster. In addition to several shops, the Market Dome also has numerous restaurants and snack bars that cater to all culinary needs. Whether Italian cuisine is preferred or freshly made burgers are the favorite, there is always a wide gastronomic choice at the Market Dome.

The pleasant ordering service, which is available in most Center Parcs and delivers part of the food offered in the Market Dome directly to the holiday homes, is also very well thought out. The Market Dome is also home to numerous attractions such as bowling, indoor mini-golf and a playground. However, the offer may vary from park to park. The diverse experiences in the Center Parcs are rounded off by numerous workshops for children and performances by the mascot Orry, who can be found regularly with his friends in the Market Dome.

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Aqua Mundo – bathing fun for the whole family

One of the main reasons for many families to spend their holidays in a Center Parc is the free Aqua Mundo bathing world, which is available in every Center Parc.
Even if the individual fun pools differ somewhat from each other, you can be sure that an Aqua Mundo swimming pool always meets the highest standards and offers many attractions and highlights. For example, there are various slides and in some parks there are even white water rides. Pools with waves and heated outdoor pools are just as much a matter of course as toddler areas and whirlpools. The high service quality of the Aqua Mundo indoor pools is also evident in the life jackets for toddlers available there.

Holidays in scenic places – Center Parcs

There are now 6 Center Parcs in Germany , all of which are located in beautiful landscapes and offer their guests a wonderful nature experience. In addition, there are 4 Center Parcs in Belgium and 6 in France on the European mainland, as well as 9 Center Parcs in the Netherlands, the home of this type of holiday. There are also some Center Parcs in Great Britain, but they are only marketed regionally. Of the German Center Parcs, the Center Parc Eifel in Gunderath is the longest existing park, as it was opened in 1979. The newest park is the Center Parc Allgäu in Leutkirch, which has been welcoming guests since 2018. The other German Center Parcs are located at Bostalsee in Saarland, in Bispingen in the Lüneburg Heath, in Medebach in Hochsauerland and in Tossens on the North Sea coast of Lower Saxony.

The Center Parcs Allgäu and Bispinger Heide – pure action without restrictions

Of the Center Parcs located in Germany, the parks in the Allgäu and Bispingen are particularly known for their very extensive offerings. Both parks have very spacious Aqua Mundos with many highlights that are often not available in other Center Parcs. Due to the number of possible activities, these two Center Parcs are also very popular and often fully booked.

Bostalsee and Hochsauerland

Very nice Center Parcs, which present themselves very modern and fresh, can be found at Bostalsee in Saarland and in Medebach in Hochsauerland. The Center Parc Bostalsee cuts a fine figure all year round, but is especially recommended in summer, as you can swim and swim to your heart’s content in the beautiful Bostalsee. The Center Parc Hochsauerland, on the other hand, is an insider tip, especially in winter, as well-known winter sports resorts such as Willingen and Winterberg can be found nearby. In summer, the park is characterized by the spectacular Aventura playground, which is located on the slope and houses the longest playground equipment in Europe, among many other attractions.

A successful family holiday that benefits all members of the family – Center Parcs

Sauna Center Parcs
Comfort is also offered to the “older” guests, Image: © Groupe Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs / shutterstock

Since the Center Parcs are designed in such a way that everyone can do something they enjoy, they are very suitable for a varied and unforgettable family holiday. The numerous offers of Center Parcs are very well thought out and tailored to families, which also applies to the holiday homes and their furnishings and equipment. Due to the fact that you have the freedom to choose which services and facilities you want to use during a holiday at Center Parc, families with a wide variety of ideas will be happy at Center Parcs.