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Centerparcs

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Phate, 28 May 2006.

  1. Phate

    Caporegime

    Joined: 1 Nov 2003

    Posts: 35,659

    Location: Lisbon, Portugal

    Hey folks, for my 18th mums booking a villa for upto 4 people for a week to goto centerparcs :D

    but there are 4 centerparcs villages to goto now i've never been to any of them before but im told that Elvedon (sp?) is very good, has some good night life aswell etc.

    Just wondering what to expect really. and if anyone can reccomend any of the villages to goto what to take aswell.

    Thanks for any info and help :)
     
  2. KaHn

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Oct 2004

    Posts: 13,177

    Location: South Shields

    Will be expensive, its one of those places where you spend alot to go and they it costs to do anything extra.

    If its you and your mates I would suggest just going away somewhere else.

    KaHn

    /edit:- or just go camping :D
     
  3. iamgud

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,780

    Location: UK

    It is really for kids and families, although I had fun on the waterslides and paintball. :D

    Better going somewhere else.
     
  4. Voy06

    Hitman

    Joined: 26 Dec 2005

    Posts: 740

    Location: Liverpool

    I went with my family to the Centerparcs at Sherwood Forest. If you and your mates like outdoor activities then I can defo recommend it. It can become very expensive though as you get charged for every activity you go on.
     
  5. Phate

    Caporegime

    Joined: 1 Nov 2003

    Posts: 35,659

    Location: Lisbon, Portugal

    ok then,

    suggestions on where else to go for my 18th then
     
  6. KaHn

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Oct 2004

    Posts: 13,177

    Location: South Shields

    What date is it?

    KaHn
     
  7. Belmit

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 7 Nov 2002

    Posts: 7,612

    Location: The Winchester

    IIRC, Center Parcs don't allow large same sex bookings for under 21s (might even be higher), simply to avoid anti-social behaviour. Much better off going somewhere else - go paintballing, then camping somewhere, then maybe something the next day if you want it to be a weekend type thing.
     
  8. holly35

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Jul 2004

    Posts: 1,737

    Location: Burgess Hill, West Sussex

    Iv been to centre parcs twice, elvelden and longleat. One was as a kid, and one with a friend when i was about 15.

    Its quite fun, especially if you like cycling, but very over priced for everything!
    When I went as a kid I wanted to do lots but with 4 other kids we couldnt afford to do everything lol
    And Ive been too young to take advantage of the night life, or been able to do much myself! I went horse rising though and my friends dad acidently booked us into the advanced course, when both of my friends had never properly ridden a horse...that was certainly a fun/scary experience for them lol

    Beautiful scenery though, would be nice as a weekend break for a couple i think with all the lakes and nice walks etc

    I would suggest u perhaps choose an activity you and all your friends will enjoy and book it seperatly, but then if your mum is loaded go for centre parcs :p
     
  9. KaHn

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Oct 2004

    Posts: 13,177

    Location: South Shields

    See I really hated centre parks in the lakes, I used to do alot of walking when I was younger around the lakes and Scotland, I just find it as far too artificial, the lake at the one I went to was more of a pond and everything was just seemed wrong.

    If you are looking to do adventure stuff, look at staying in a Youth Hostel and plan your activities with local groups, it will be a bit harder to orginise but much better in the long run.

    KaHn
     
  10. holly35

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Jul 2004

    Posts: 1,737

    Location: Burgess Hill, West Sussex

    yeah i was going to mention that, it is beautiful but very artifical at the same time!
     
  11. Stellios

    Capodecina

    Joined: 27 Aug 2004

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    Location: Geordieland

    Been to the Shewwood one many a time. Basically, a week abroad would cost you less. You pay to hire bikes if you want them, then you pay for everything you do apart from swimming. Its not too bad £5 for a tennis court for 40 mins, but it all builds up.

    Its really good fun, and i love going, aint been in 2 years now though, used to go every year.
     
  12. jamoor

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 22 Jun 2005

    Posts: 8,807

    Location: Nottinghamshire

    Sounds like a scam to me, they get you in there for cheap and then shaft you and rip you off for every little thing.
     
  13. Christo

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 28 Oct 2002

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    Location: Returning some videotapes

    dont go there - aka 'chavparcs'
     
  14. Stellios

    Capodecina

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    Location: Geordieland


    Youve been to Oasis then, never had bother with chavs at center parcs, ever, and ive been about 8 times. However, Oasis was dire and full fo chavs.
     
  15. Smiley Man

    Soldato

    Joined: 17 Apr 2003

    Posts: 6,518

    Location: hOme

    Go and camp somewhere nice (new forest maybe) and go clubbing (bournemouth, southampton)

    iirc you can drive? so drive to the campsite, set up, have a few drinks there, get a taxi into the town, hit the clubs til they close, get a taxi back, sleep for a day, drive home

    hey i might do that in the holidays actually:p