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Monday 27th May 2019

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Center Parcs – Lakes

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Center Parcs is a great location for a family break: set on the edge of the stunning Lake District National Park, Whinfell Forest is most picturesque; a wide range of restaurants, cafes and shops and over 100 indoor and outdoor activities including the subtropical swimming paradise.


We’ll be staying at the lovely Whinfell Forest Center Parc, a well established site in a great location. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing break or something more active, Center Parcs has something for everyone. Walks or cycle rides through the forest trees (the site is car-free), lounge in the Jacuzzis at the Subtropical Swimming paradise or take part in more energetic pursuits from such as Falconry, Junior Quads, Soccer Academy, Badminton, Tennis, Paintballing, Windsurfing, Canoeing and much much more.

There’s also a fantastic spa with over 14 unique spa experiences from around the world, the widest selection available in the UK. There are also an extensive range of treatments to choose from too.

With a large variety of themed restaurants and continental menus, you’ll be spoiled for choice. From Italian, Indian, French to the brand new takeaway service, Dining In. Weather depending, we’ll also organise a barbecue evening during the trip.


This is a 4 night trip during the May half term.

The holiday begins  Monday 27th to Friday 31st May 2019


The fantastic Whinfell Forest, a good central location. The nearest train station is Penrith, approx 6 miles away, for those travelling by car the post code is CA10 2DW

To check public transport we recommend using Google Maps.

Family Ages

This trip is suitable for families of all ages, there’s so much to do on site it will even satisfy those hard-to-please teens!

Frequently Asked Questions

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If you do any any other questions then please do not hesitate to drop the team an email

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We’ll be staying in 4 bedroom Woodland lodges, each with 2 double rooms and 2 twin rooms. The lodges have an open plan lounge and kitchen and each has their own patio area. We’re well located for the facilities with our lodges close together.

The rooms each hold 2 people only and prices are based on two people sharing. Where possible, and depending on the room types everyone books, we will endeavour to put families together in lodges based on the age/gender of the children.

What's Included

The cost includes accommodation and free use of the swimming pool complex with its slides, waves and jacuzzis. There are over 100 other activities on site which can be pre-booked, these are not included in the cost of the weekend and the price varies according to the activity – there’s everything from ten pin bowling, cycling through to quad biking or archery.

For a full list of the activities available at this Center Parcs location, follow this link : Center Parcs Activities


Board Basis

The trip is self catering and each lodge has a fully fitted kitchen, there’s also a number of cafes and restaurants on site. We will organise a number of communal meals during the weekend, including a barbecue if the weather is fine.


Trip Size

We will have a medium size group at this location,  with a more intimate feel due to the lodge accommodation – there are a maximum of 8 people per lodge.

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Lovely Lake District location

Prices & Booking

Prices are based on a private room in a 4 bedroom Woodland lodge, either a double or twin room. Each room holds 2 people and unfortunately we are unable to over-occupy these (families of 3 or 4 would need to book two rooms).

The prices are also based on a minimum of 2  people per room, anyone wanting a room for one person would need to book for 2.


Open for booking…

The earlier you book, the cheaper your holiday will be:

Early Bird Price: Book before 31st Oct 2018 and save £30 per PERSON

Slow Bird Price: Book from 1st Nov 2018 and 31st Dec 2018 and save £15 per PERSON

Late Bird Price: Any bookings from 1st January 2019

Members' Prices

Dates: Monday 17 to Friday 21 August 2020Saving youRoom typePrice PER ROOM
Early Bird Price… Book before 31 Dec 2019£50 per roomDouble / Twin
(2 people per room)
Slow Bird Price: Book from 1 Jan and 28 Feb 2020£30 per room£570
Late Bird Price: Any bookings after 1 March 2020£600
*Price is per room, only 2 people allowed per room - we cannot over occupy rooms
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Non-Members' Prices

Dates: Monday 17 to Friday 21 August 2020Saving youRoom TypePrice PER ROOM
Early Bird Price… Book before 31 Dec 2019£50 per roomDouble/ Twin
(2 people per room)
Slow Bird Price: Book from 1 Jan and 28 Feb 2020£30 per room£680
Late Bird Price: Any bookings after 1 March 2020£710
*Price is per room, only 2 people allowed per room - we cannot over occupy rooms
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Please note, there will be a damage deposit of £10 per person added to the final balance – this will be refunded after the holiday, subject to the lodge being left clean and tidy, and there being no damages on site.


Please browse below for a selection of testimonials from Center Parcs and some of our other UK trips

Tina, Toby 12 and Dan 6 - (Center Parcs - Lakes 2019)

" Thank you Single With Kids for an amazing break. My 12 year old son made an instant best mate in our house share which meant we all had a great holiday. Big thanks to Jo for coordinating things on site too. "

James and Rebecca 4 - (Center Parcs - Lakes 2019)

" A fantastic time, Rebecca and I made some amazing memories. Wonderful meeting new friends for Rebecca, some great adult time too. Looking forward to getting the next trip booked. "

Sarah and Zachary 9 - (Center Parcs - Lakes 2019)

" Really great break and well coordinated by Jo. It’s been lovely spending time with the other families making memories. Great first experience with Single With Kids. "

Alan, Alex 15, Phoenix 10 Liberty 6, and Shelby 4 - (Center Parcs - Lakes 2019)

" Great holiday. Me and the kids all had a great time, even with four children aged from 4 to 15 years, enough for everyone. Thanks for another lovely break. Big thanks to Jo for coordinating and to Single With Kids for organising it. "

Mark and Libby 7 - (Center Parcs 2018)

" Great holiday from SWK. Thanks, Libby has enjoyed everything. Loved all the activities, lodge, people and the place. "

Amy and Lucie 10 - (Center Parcs 2018)

" Fab holiday thank you and was lovely to make good friends in our villa group. Having girls of the same age together worked really well. "

Arlene and Lara 12 - (Center Parcs 2018)

" This was the first holiday with SWK. We really enjoyed coming to Center Parcs. Thank you very much. "

Ali and Sarah 8 - (Center Parcs 2018)

" This is the first SWK holiday we have done so I didn’t know what to expect. We have really enjoyed it. Center Parcs is great. We’ve loved the pool and all the activities and I’ve particularly enjoyed having company for both myself and my daughter. "

Dave and Harry 3 - (Center Parcs 2018)

" This was our second trip and had a lovely trip again. Looking forward to next year. "

Kate and Alfie 11 - (Center Parcs 2018)

" This was our first SWK holiday and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. My son had lots of children to play with and there was so much to do. Met some lovely people. Ready to go home for a rest now! Thank you for everything. Great holiday. "

Jo and Jools 10 - (Center Parcs 2018)

" We’ve had a fab holiday. Many thanks. "

Tim and Penny 6 - (Center Parcs 2018)

" Had a lovely week. Really great to meet new people and my daughter had a brilliant time. "

Claire and Olivia 5 - (Center Parcs 2018)

" Really great time in Center Parcs. Loved the freedom given but the opportunity to hang out with other single parents and children. "

Diane & Scarlet 11, Mimi 9 - (Center Parcs 2016)

" This trip was everything I'd hoped it would be! I'd been to Center Parcs before with my girls on my own several times and although the daytimes are great fun, the evenings are always lonely without adult company. This group holiday was perfect! You can do group activities or your own thing during the day and night. Both myself and the girls really enjoyed meeting new people, sharing a villa with other families and always having something to do. It was a great group, great fun and well organised. "

Gill & Louis 9 - (Center Parcs 2016)

" We had an amazing time at Center Parcs. Louis enjoyed making a den with the other children in the group and the rapids in the swimming pool. Claire our coordinator was great. Would come back again. Thank you "

Mark & Isabelle 7, Madeleine 5 - (Center Parcs 2016)

" Myself and my two children had a fantastic time. This was definitely the best holiday we've had together. Sharing a lodge helped with the workload and everyone got on so well. 10/10 "

Mimi 9 - (Center Parcs 2016)

" My time in Center Parcs was great. We did a lot of swimming and some bowling and some quad biking (I loved that) AND THE BEST THING EVER was the roller skating! "

Scarlet 11 - (Center Parcs 2016)

" My time in Center Parcs was amazing. The swimming was amazing as always, the activities were epic, overall amazing. I hope there is another SWK trip here. "

Liberty 9 - (Center Parcs 2016)

" I really liked the midnight swim and the cycling around everywhere and roller skating, also the shops. It was good when the geese came to our door and bowling and the group and making new friends. Thank you. "

Sean & Ethan 5 - (Center Parcs 2016)

" Finding a way for a single parent holiday with a 5 year old that actually works! Thank you. "

Trevor & Jacob - (Center Parcs)

" Personally I would book every Center Parc break on offer. I could happily vist five /six times a year….What was not to like! Jacob had a great time. I love doing stuff outdoors at the weekend. I think Center Parcs is just the best venue, I love it! Shared with some lovely people, enjoyed it all. Well done "

Lucita & Leya 6 - (Center Parcs 2015)

" Such a great break! so many activities to do, lovely group of people and really well organised. we both loved it. "

Elisabet & Sergi 12 - (Center Parcs 2015)

" The coordinator, Ann, did a great job to keep the group together in a warm atmosphere. Lovely time we had thanks to her!! "

Rose & Jacinta 7 - (Center Parcs 2015)

" Jacinta and I had a fantastic time. Plenty of fun, fresh air and new friends. We didn't want to come home!!!! "

Sally & Abigail 2 - (Center Parcs 2015)

" Having done Center Parcs before I know how costly the extra activities can be, however the free facilities on offer are absolutely fantastic. "

Kelly & Morgan 12, Olivia 4 - (Center Parcs 2015)

" 'What was the highlight of your holiday?' Seeing the kids have fun with their new friends. Also being able to have a bit of adult company whilst the kids were busy playing. "

Tara and Charlie, 3 - (Center Parcs)

" The highlight of the holiday for us both was the pony riding - was incredibly impressed with the warmth of welcome that we received from the two people working there. Afterwards for my daughter the grand cascade and for me the kayak on the lake, but the bike hire was great too and the scenery great and the accommodation amazing. Nice to be around people - think I would have liked to have less things to do and more time just to relax and chat with the other families. It's good to know you're not alone, and a very relaxed holiday - not over organised but info there when you needed it. My daughter was so sad to leave all her "friends" and keeps asking when we're going back - think she'd like to live in community! "

Jane and Alice, Sophie - (Center Parcs)

" Thank you for such a fantastic holiday! We can’t recommend Center Parcs highly enough – there is something for all ages to enjoy. Well worth the money. Do spend a bit extra and hire bikes – we cycled non-stop all weekend. Brilliant and very friendly co-ordination by Chrissie who made sure everyone was looked after in a non-intrusive way. Center Parcs is a dip in/out type of holiday depending on how much you want to get out of it and the age of your children. It was lovely to do our own thing and then meet up with the group for lunch (the Sunday roast lunch was great). Definitely a nice treat to book some activities. We can’t wait to return "

Sue and Joseph, 8 - (Center Parcs)

" We really had a brilliant time. Meeting new people and being in the same accommodation as other families meant that we had no choice but to get to know each other quickly. I can be a bit shy and keep myself to myself, but the sharing didn't allow me to do that, which was a good thing. The kids took to each other easily and quickly and enjoyed one another's company throughout. There were social events taking place, but I preferred the sharing rather than socialising in a big group. That said, I did meet some lovely people and I realised that it felt really good to talk to people who were going through the same issues as single parents. I can't say I'd particularly noticed myself missing this in my life generally, but when I experienced it, it felt good. This was my first holiday with Single With kids. I tried it because I would really like to do a holiday abroad, but was a big nervous of doing so on my own. Having had such a great time on this short break, I will definitely do it again but travel further afield. Other people had lots of positive things to say about their experiences travelling abroad with SWK. Fun, fun, fun. Happy kids, happy mum! "

Sharon and Oliver - (Center Parcs)

" It was such a fabulous break which went too quick, plenty to do and adult company to have a chat. The children got on well and Oliver says it was the best time ever! Center Parcs was relaxing, waking up and being surounded by trees and a swan tapping on the window for its breakfast was not to be missed. There was so much to do on site spoilt for choice and the pool proved a big hit by all. Thanks Chrissie for organising this event and to the other families who came thankyou it was so good to be part of the weekend with you all. Until next time can’t wait cycling I had not done for quite a while loved it even though a cushion is needed in the right place. Will have to book again…..
So good to have found Single With Kids, prices are reasonable, hurrah for adults too and conversations, you dont feel alone but its ok if you want to do different things on your own – all very flexible, well organised fun laughter, and so much more. Oliver wants to go and live at Centre Parcs, can I come too! See you soon "

Siobhan and Caitlin, Nicole - (Lakes Bunk Barn)

" Thank you for organising this fantastic holiday in an amazing location. Lovely bunch of people, nice relaxing holiday, beautiful location for walks and swimming if desired. Can’t wait to do this again "

Sarah and Rafe, 4 - (Center Parcs)

" Great holiday and a fab coordinator. The highlight? Rafe riding his bike for the first time. "

Kerry and Fergus - (Pembroke)

" The best holiday I have ever had with my son! "

Julie and Amelie, 7 - (Center Parcs)

" Claire was wonderful. She made us all feel welcome without being 'Hi De Hi'! Its lovely to have playmates for my daughter and adults for company in the evenings. "

Sam and Beth - (Pembroke)

" Beth had a fantastic time with new friends. This is a big part of our going away with SWK. She gets friends to play with 24/7 and I get a rest and some adult company. Stunning location with very friendly staff. Great caterers for several nights. So nice to be spared the cooking and delicious food! "