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Winter Forest Lights launched at Sherwood Forest Center Parcs

Posted onPosted on 18th Jan

Center Parcs has launched its Winter Forest Lights breaks, following a £1m investment to bring new installations and activities to Sherwood Forest.

Winter Forest Lights, which has returned for a third year, runs until Sunday, 25th February.

Guests staying on a break at Center Parcs will get the chance to engage in three new innovative and immersive experiences:

  • Wildlight Encounter – which uses 3D holographic technology to bring wildlife to life with light
  • Light up the Forest – an interactive experience where guests can cycle or spin to light up the forest
  • Celebration of Light – illuminated performers will light up the forest every Tuesday and Saturday, between 5-6pm

At the heart of Winter Forest Lights is The Wishlight Village, where guests can wander through thousands of twinkling lights in the Enchanted Light Garden or visit the Forest Fayre.

The Lodge of Light has been introduced to all villages this year and is home to an exploratory activity, Winter Quest. Guests can solve challenges, find clues and crack codes as they journey through four zones on their quest to discover the secret forest cabin, and learn all about wildlife along the way.

Other activities that are new for this year include Glow in the Dark Face Painting, Beacon’s Owl Crafts, Wishlight Science, and UV Leisure Bowl Disco.

While on a Winter Forest Lights breaks, families can take advantage of the Subtropical Swimming Paradise – heated to a toasty 29.5C all year round – as well a variety of indoor sports and arts and crafts activities to suit all ages.

Chris Ruston, village director at Sherwood Forest, said: “We’re excited that Winter Forest Lights has returned for its third year, and we’ve invested in new installations to provide the best possible experience for our guests.

“We look forward to welcoming returning and new guests to Sherwood over the next six weeks, as they enjoy our new experiences and activities as well as quality family time together.”

Center Parcs also has villages in Cumbria, Wiltshire, Suffolk and Bedfordshire, as well as Longford Forest in Ireland.

To find out more about Winter Forest Lights or breaks available visit: