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Center Parcs Holidays in Europe

Thinking of Center Parcs for your next holiday? With beautiful locations in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and western Germany, read our guide to see how you can reach these unique destinations safely with LeShuttle.

Center Parcs holidays in France

Discover unique places across Europe by staying at any of the Center Parcs resorts. Each one has a range of activities to keep you busy, or you can relax amongst the beautiful natural settings including forests, lakes, and even vineyards.

Are there any government restrictions due to COVID19?

There is guidance available online for each of the countries we cover in this piece to help you with what you can and cannot do in terms of travel. Click on each country to access the official rules and regulations.

You can visit Center Parcs website for information about COVID19 safety guidelines at its parcs and facilities and LeShuttle travel updates can be found on our dedicated page.

Center Parcs in France

There are six parcs to choose from in France, all easy to drive to from Calais. Some are tucked into lush forests, others by crystal-clear waters, but all are guaranteed to provide the perfect space to relax.

Le Lac d’Ailette

A picturesque lakeside parc in Picardy, Laon, northern France. And if you’re looking for a day out with a touch of luxury the nearby town of Reims boasts some well-stocked champagne cellars.

How far away is Le Lac d’Ailette from the LeShuttle terminal?

2 hours 30 minutes via the A26

What facilities are at this resort?

Le Lac d’Ailette has 94 activities including a spa, swimming pool with 8 slides, and a lake with plenty of space around it for a socially distanced break.

Le Trois Forêts

This parc is nestled in the heart of a fir tree forest and within easy reach of the Vosges mountains. Perfect for lovers of the great outdoors.

How far away is Le Trois Forêts from the LeShuttle terminal?

4 hours 15 minutes via the A26 and A4.

What facilities are at this resort?

Here you have a choice of 104 activities, with a spa and pool (featuring Center Parcs longest slide), plus there’s a forest to explore.

Villages Nature® Paris

Villages Nature is in Ile-de-France, Marne La Vallée. Visiting Disneyland® Paris?  This parc is only a 7-minute drive from the Disney parks. Read our guide to Driving to Disneyland® Paris to discover the benefits of getting there by car.

 

older couple paddling a kayak on a lake

Les Bois-Francs

Nestled in the Normandy countryside is Les Bois-Francs Center Parcs. You can also reach Paris in under 2 hours. This parc boasts a wonderful 9-hole golf course and an on-site spa.

How far away is Les Bois-Francs from the LeShuttle terminal?

3 hours 30 minutes via the A16 and A28.

What facilities are at this resort?

90 activities are available at Les Bois-Francs, plus a water playground, wild water rapids, and a spa with outdoor pool.

Les Hauts de Bruyères

Let Haut de Bruyères is in Sologne Chaumont surrounded by pine forests and close to the castles of Loire, including the Château de Chambord – inspiration for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

How far away is Les Hauts de Bruyères from the LeShuttle terminal?

4 hours and 30 minutes via the A16.

What facilities are at this resort?

As well as the nearby castle, there are 88 activities at this parc, a circus academy, and a deep nature spa.

Le Bois aux Daims

Le Bois aux Daims in La Vienne, Poitiers is well worth the extra journey time. This parc has its own aquarium and farm, where you can see wild boar and deer.

How far away is Le Bois aux Daims from the LeShuttle terminal?

6 hours 20 minutes via the A28.

What facilities are at this resort?

The 115 activities here are sure to keep you busy, there’s an animal park, spa, pool, and aquarium.

Center Parcs holidays in the Netherlands

There are nine parcs to choose from in the Netherlands and driving there couldn’t be easier with LeShuttle. Experience beautiful Dutch countryside, plus everything Center Parcs has to offer, from cycling to watersports, hiking to spa days.

Het Heijderbos

Center Parcs Het Heijderbos sits at the top of Limburg and close to Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands, with beautiful historical buildings throughout. Your journey takes you through Ghent, a hidden gem filled with stunning architecture and Antwerp, filled with museums, cafes and cultural landmarks.

 

Little girl leading family on hike over bridge in woodland

How far away is Het Heijderbos from the LeShuttle terminal?

5 hours via the E40.

What facilities are at this resort?

104 activities can be found here including a jungle paradise, pool, and a forest by a lake for outdoor adventures.

De Eemhof

Close to Amsterdam and lake Eemmeer, here you get wonderful views and the chance to take part in plenty of water sports. Your journey takes you through Antwerp before arriving in Zeewolde where De Eemhof is located.

How far away is De Eemhof from the LeShuttle terminal?

5 hours 30 minutes via the E40.

What facilities are at this resort?

112 activities can be enjoyed, with bicycling through the forest and relaxing by the lake the most popular.

Port Zélande

Port Zélande in Ouddorp has many beautiful cottages on site that you can walk from to some beautiful North Sea beaches or Grevelingen Lake, framed by two islands.

How far away is Port Zélande from the LeShuttle terminal?

4 hours via the A16.

What facilities are at this resort?

The 115 activities include kitesurfing, coastal nature reserves and the pool with waterslides and water playhouse.

Park Zandvoort

For a Center Parcs break with a cosmopolitan twist, Park Zandvoot is right by both Amsterdam and Haarlem. But if the city isn’t for you, this parc has plenty of sandy beaches to wander along.

How far away is Park Zandvoort from the LeShuttle terminal?

5 hours via the E40.

What facilities are at this resort?

A trampoline park, pool, and coastal bicycle paths are just a few of this parc’s 70 activities.

Het Meerdal

Cycling and horseback riding are just the beginning at this kid-friendly haven located in America, Limburg. The typical route to this park allows for stops in both and Antwerp.

 

Two boys carrying sticks on walk through woods with mother in background

How far away is Het Meerdal from the LeShuttle terminal?

4 hours 30 minutes via the E40.

What facilities are at this resort?

Thanks to its woodland location, the 111 activities include pony treks and nature walks. There’s also a pool with wild water rapids.

De Huttenheugte

De Huttenheugte in the province of Drenthe is surrounded by moorland and woodland, making it a great place for those who love to be outdoors. Pay a visit to the nearby dolmens, huge boulders that were once ancient burial grounds, or simply hire a bike to explore the area.

How far away is De Huttenheugte from the LeShuttle terminal?

5 hours via the A28.

What facilities are at this resort?

99 activities can be experienced, with a pool and outdoor adventure island for all ages.

De Kempervennen

Close to two large lakes De Kempervennen also has its own indoor snow centre. The province it sits in, Westerhoven, lies in a lush valley flanked by two rivers, making it a great place for long winding walks.

How far away is De Kempervennen from the LeShuttle terminal?

4 hours via the E40.

What facilities are at this resort?

The snow centre is just one of 114 activities, which includes a zip wire, pool and climbing paradise.

Limburgse Peel

Close to Het Meerdal, this parc is also in America, Limburg, but with the second largest city in the province on your doorstep too. Venlo is an historic city with a beautiful monastery, museums, and plenty of places to dine out.

 

Family on bicycles through sunny countryside

How far away is Limburgse Peel from the LeShuttle terminal?

5 hours via the E40.

What facilities are at this resort?

Cycling, hiking, and a round of golf are all popular among the 66 activities here.

 

two women relaxing in white bath robes enjoying warm drink

Center Parcs holidays in Belgium

Belgium offers four Center Parcs to choose from and driving to any of them from Calais is easy. Driving to Belgium is a just 40-minute drive from Calais, and you can reach all the following parcs in under 5 hours.

Les Ardennes

This parc is the perfect mix of peace and action-packed fun. Tucked away in the Ardennes amongst picturesque villages, winding roads, and dense forest it features an indoor activity centre.

How far away is Les Ardennes from the LeShuttle terminal?

Les Ardennes is around 4 hours and 30 mins from Calais, via the E40.

What facilities are at this resort?

The activities here include a pool with waterslides, forest walkways and bicycle paths, and an action centre where you can try caving or a laser labyrinth among other experiences.

De Vossemeren

Great for watersports enthusiasts, the nearby Sahara of Lommel is a natural phenomenon, a desert landscape surrounded by coniferous woodland – it’s not to be missed during your stay.

How far away is De Vossemeren from the LeShuttle terminal?

4 hours 15 minutes via E40 from Calais.

What facilities are at this resort?

As well as the pool and aquapark, the two huge lakes here allow for safe relaxation amongst nature.

Erperheide

Erpeheide in Peer has a pony school with pony treks in the nearby woodland. Go kayaking or check in to the on-site spa for a touch of rest and relaxation.

 

Path leading into the distance surrounded by trees and next to a lake

How far away is Erperheide from the LeShuttle terminal?

4 hours via the E40.

What facilities are at this resort?

The swimming pool has a sunken fishing village where you can snorkel with tropical fish, plus there is a wide array of bicycle trails in the woods to explore.

Park De Haan

Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is only half an hour away from this coastal parc, which is also only 1km from Belgium’s longest beach, De Haan (which is also one of Europe’s most secluded).

How far away is Park De Haan from the LeShuttle terminal?

1 hour 30 minutes via the A16 and E40.

What facilities are at this resort?

The beach allows for sports or relaxing, while the resort has a pool with a wild water river and an interactive slide plus outdoor play parks.

Center Parcs holidays in Germany

Western Germany is a veritable treasure trove of landscapes, and home to three Center Parcs. Don’t miss our guide to Germany to discover everything the country has to offer.

Park Bostalsee

The drive to Saarland, Nohfelden, where this resort lies, passes through Brussels. The beauty of this location is that you can walk to the beach, swim in Bostalsee lake, and even visit Luxembourg, all within minimal travel time.

Our very own Kobee the dog has stayed at this Center Parcs destination, find out where else he has travelled to in Germany and Austria.

How far away is Park Bostalsee from the LeShuttle terminal?

5 hours 30 minutes via the E40.

What facilities are at this resort?

Among the 94 activities at this resort there’s an animal farm, outdoor tennis, pool, and spa facilities.

Park Hochsauerland

Hochsauerland sits in Winterberg, a town known for its ski slopes. Once the snow has melted, however, hiking and enjoying some stunning scenery is the perfect way to unwind.

How far away is Park Hochsauerland from the LeShuttle terminal?

6 hours 15 minutes via the A40.

What facilities are at this resort?

91 activities with an abundance of winter sports in the colder months. In the warmer ones there’s outdoor tennis, kids’ painting lessons, and a beauty bar.

Park Eifel

The closest of the western Germany parcs is Eifel with its accommodation set in unique volcanic landscapes. Nearby Cochem and Nürburg are not to be missed for castles, and, for motoring enthusiasts, the Nürburgring racetrack is a great day out.

How far away is Park Eifel from the LeShuttle terminal?

4 hours 30 minutes via the E40.

What facilities are at this resort?

Of the 63 activities to get involved with here, hiring bicycles, mini jeeps, and pony rides are popular choices, as well as swimming at the indoor and outdoor pools.

Start your Center Parcs adventure with LeShuttle

LeShuttle provides a safe way to travel to a Center Parcs holiday in Europe. It’s only a 35-minute journey from Folkestone to Calais, and from there you can reach parc destinations across Europe. From on-site spa breaks for couples, action-packed activities for families or scenic landscapes for adventurous types, begin a new Center Parcs journey with LeShuttle, today!             

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