Center Parcs Break
Grab three mates, one car, and head to Elveden Forest in Suffolk for a four night relaxing short break in the UK. Have fun and enjoy the English countryside, all for less than £100 each at Center Parcs.
During the winder months, Center Parcs, one of the UKs leading short break companies, offers a host of deals at each of its five locations and ours was £239 for a four night midweek break in a two bedroom comfort villa. Food isn’t included as it’s all self catering accommodation, so on your drive up, make sure to stop at a supermarket to pick up some groceries if you’re after keep the cost down. There is a supermarket on site in the main Plaza but Asda seems cheaper and we are all about saving money here at mybudgetbreak. If you’re coming up from London on the A14, turn off at junction 37 and head to the Asda in Newmarket (postcode: CB8 7SX for those with a satnav) before heading on to Thetford.
Think you’ll get bored? Think again
Once you have arrived and dropped you bags off at the villa, take a wander to explore the area, head to the main Plaza building and get your bearings. Whilst many activities are included free of charge, there are a number that are at a supplement and can either be booked online in advance or once you have arrived. Why not try a sport you have never done before, such as archery, abseiling or paintballing? Center Parcs also offers a number of classes including Yoga, Boxercise and Zumba.
Of course, the real draw for people is the Subtropical Swimming Paradise, an indoor pool area at just below 30C to make you really feel on holiday, with its numerous flumes, outdoor pool, rapids and lazy river. You can enjoy a drink at the lagoon bar or while away the time relaxing in one of the spa pools. A new family waterslide will also be opening in late 2012 at the Elveden Forest location, the first ride of its kind in the world according to Center Parcs, as part of a series of upgrades to each of its parks.
Take a trip to the Cycle Centre and hire bikes to explore the surrounding woodland. A number of trails are located within the woodlands for you to enjoy. Of course, if you have your own mountain bikes, be sure to bring them along for the week.