Hello there dogbloggers, Peggy’s mum Gill here. I thought I would post a little information about Center Parcs as I have had a couple of emails about going on holiday there from people who read Peggy’s blog. If there is anything I haven’t answered below, please email me email@example.com and I will do my best find out for you.
Q. Can I take dogs to Center Parcs?
Yes, we have taken Peggy 6 times now and have loved it every time.
Q. How much is it to take a dog and can I take more than 1?
Yes, you can take up to 2 dogs and it is £55 to take 1 and £80 to take 2*.
Q. Are there special villas for dogs?
Yes, all the dog villas are in the same areas grouped together but not separated from the non dog villas. They are only special in that dogs are allowed.
Q. Can I leave my dog alone in the villa?
Yes, you can happily leave your dog alone in the villa. The only time you have to be careful is if you ever have to have a Centre Parcs member of staff visit, then you have to make sure you are in so that you can supervise your dog. For example, on our first visit, we accidentally knocked the boiler off and a member of maintenance staff had to come to switch it back on. They were so fast, he arrived back at our villa before we did and even though he had a master key, he waited until we got back before he went in because he could hear Peggy dog.
Q. Can my dog be let off the lead at Center Parcs?
No, to protect the safety of both your dog and the extensive wildlife in the forest, dogs must be kept on a lead. However there are a couple of “dog exercise areas” usually quite close to the dog villas which are small fenced off areas of the forest. You are encouraged to take your dog there, as they can go off lead whilst they do their business.
Q. Can I take my dog around the Center Parcs Village and into public areas?
Yes, dogs are welcomed in the public areas and on the extensive footpaths, usually by both staff and other guests. They are welcomed in all outdoor areas and especially to sit outside the many cafes and eateries that CP’s has to offer. The cafes usually have patio heaters – so if the summer doesn’t join us again this year – you won’t be too cold. Unfortunately, dogs are not usually allowed in indoor areas.
Q. Can I buy pet food whilst at Center Parcs?
The Parc Market is the village shop and usually has an extensive stock of anything and everything you might need for your stay – including the main brands of dog food (Pedigree Chum etc)
Q. Do Center Parcs provide any other dog facilities, i.e. dog blanket or bowls?
No, but there are extra blankets and bowls as part of the villa facilities, so you could use them.
Q. Just in case, is there a Vet nearby?
Certainly at Sherwood Forest, there is a brilliant vet within 1.5 miles of the village, but the staff on the information desk are more than happy to help with all these types of enquiries.
Overall, I find Center Parcs a very lovely place to take a dog for a holiday and that is why we keep going back. It is one of the few places I have been where the customer service is exceptional and the staff give you the genuine impression that nothing is too much trouble. I can highly recommend it. Follow the link below to see our photos:
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*Prices correct at time of publication.