Travel: A Week In The Forest!

 

I spent last week on holiday at a Center Parcs holiday park, where we had a balcony in the forest. It was so lovely to just get away and be outside, with a week to do whatever we wanted! My boyfriend and I had both been to Center Parcs before, so it felt familiar and so easy to find our way around.

We had so much fun – rode our bikes, played badminton, crazy golf and had some delicious meals out together. Honestly, a little getaway can make you feel so much better! I wanted to share some photos from our trip, as I have with our other staycation UK trips!

 

Ollie actually took this photo, so photo credits go to him! We put out a little pile of bread crumbs on the balcony for the birds to have and we got so many birds to visit. If you like wildlife, Center Parcs holidays are brilliant – birds, rabbits, deer and squirrels are all daily spots around the forest, especially if you stay in the lodges that are deeper in the woodland.

 

We decided to go out for a meal each evening, and then make or cook our own lunches. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from on-site. We went to Bella Italia one evening, which was delicious! We also went Β to Rajinda Pradesh which was good too. I think my favourite had to be Las Iguanas though, because their nachos are just amazing (I took the photo before putting the jalapenos onto Ollie’s plate – I don’t like anything too spicy haha!)

 

My drink here is the one on the left – mint, apple juice, lime and sugar. It was sooo tasty, so refreshing on a hot day too! We managed to have some really delicious meals out on our trip without breaking the bank which was great.Β I feel like I may write a post with tips on how to enjoy a Center Parcs trip on a budget to help anyone who might want to save some money when they visit!

 

 

One evening, we visited the Aqua Sana Spa for the World Of Spa twilight package. It was amazing, so relaxing. There are so many different rooms to try, with saunas, a pool, steam rooms, water beds and more. My favourite was a Japanese sea salt room, which smelt incredible, at a really hot temperature – loved it. I’d definitely go to the spa in the evening again, as the pool is simply under the sky so you can look up and see all the stars, it just felt so chilled out and relaxed.

 

Whenever the sun came out, we went down to the lake. There is a man-made beach which is lovely, especially when the weather is gorgeous. We didn’t actually go out on the lake this time, but you can take peddle boats out which is always fun.

 

The wildlife around the park is so tame – again, another bird photo! There are lots of ducks dotted all around, but especially around the lake. We had such a lovely time, it was so nice to be out in the woodland together for a week away!

I’ve linked a couple of my other travel posts below in case you are thinking of taking a trip somewhere in the UK or if you just fancy a read!

 

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12 Comments

  1. April 2, 2017 / 10:06 am

    I absolutely loved centre parcs when I went last year, it’s so calming to be in the outdoors completely surrounded by trees. I didn’t get round to visiting the spa though, that’s a must for next time!

    • marblebeauty
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      April 3, 2017 / 6:08 pm

      It’s lovely isn’t it! I’ve been to centre parcs probably about 5 times before but this was the first time I visited the spa and I would 100% visit again! Enjoyed it so much 😊

  2. April 2, 2017 / 10:17 am

    This looks so relaxing. I really want to do a Centre Parks escape, the forest is like my natural habitat, surrounded by nature. One day! πŸ˜€ x
    Sophia // http://sophiawhitham.co.uk

    • marblebeauty
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      April 3, 2017 / 6:09 pm

      Aw I’m sure you would love it, I had such a lovely time!! Let me know if you do decide to go one day! Xx

  3. April 2, 2017 / 10:02 pm

    Centre parcs is so lovely; we went a while back now for about three days – the restaurants are so divine, there’s one which does amazing crepes

    • marblebeauty
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      April 3, 2017 / 6:10 pm

      Aw how lovely!! Ooh yeah I think that’s the Pancake House – we didn’t manage to squeeze that one in but I wish we had! Xx

  4. April 3, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    This sounds like such a wonderful break! It must have been so lovely to get away from everyday life in a lovely, peaceful setting! A twilight spa session sounds so perfect <3 xxx

    • marblebeauty
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      April 5, 2017 / 11:28 am

      It was so so lovely, I’d definitely recommend! I felt so relaxed afterwards, I’d happily go again today haha! X

    • marblebeauty
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      April 5, 2017 / 11:27 am

      Aw thank you lovely! Ooh it was, got to love Nachos! Xx

  5. April 5, 2017 / 3:34 pm

    Your photos are so crystal clear and perfect. Wildlife is always so beautifully photogenic….but so are those nachos πŸ˜‰

    xo, JJ

    • marblebeauty
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      April 7, 2017 / 9:03 pm

      Aw thank you so much! I use my boyfriends camera a lot of the time as it takes such beautiful photos! Haha, I complete agree, all about the nachos lol!! Xx

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