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Unread 4 Dec 18, 08:48 AM  
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Only ever been to longleat which we love. We are looking to book Xmas 2019 and woburn is in the middle of family who will be travelling. However it looks so small and particularly pool inside and no real pool outside. We have a mixed age group and swimming is more important than slides. So Im actually thinking we travel further and do Sherwood.

Any views on areas which are good? We will want a 4 bed lodge.
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I'd be interested to know to as I'm looking to book before xmas when the winter wonderland decorations are up.
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Is Sherwood quite a big center parcs? If there are more people in the park then the pool will be busier.

Outside pool is good though especially in Winter - we were at Winfell a couple of weeks ago and spent a lot of time in the outside pool as it was almost like having a bath hot.
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We went to Woburn last year and were disappointed with the pool. The slides are great but the main pool is tiny, no good for swimming and there is no outside pool. Also the site feels very small overall.

The lodges were lovely and brand new but we wouldnt go back. We loved Whinfell but have moved now so is is too far away. We are thinking of trying Sherwood next.
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one things for sure Center Parcs certainly give Disney a run for their money in the eye watering price of everything stakes.
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We are at sherwood right now for the winter wonderland and its been fab. Pools are much better than Woburn, wave pool, outside pool and a lane pool, and I know you mentioned not slides but the rapids are my favourite here
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We did Sherwood this year, Woburn is our closest but we wouldnt go as when I say close I mean 15 mins away and it wouldnt feel like we were going anywhere!
We had a great time at Sherwood. Our lodge was one of the furthest away but still only 10 minutes on the bikes.
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Elveden is good.
We were at Sherwood for Xmas last year, my DS is only a toddler and as the pool was good things like parks etc were all aimed at older children. We did Elveden the month before and have just done it again this year and is so much better for his age group.

Both parks are good, weve done the winter wonderland 3 times in two years now, Sherwood was better for that. Our next trip is booked but going January 2020 back to Elveden as the deals are unreal. Weve got a 4 bed upgraded villa for the same price as we paid for a 3 bed standard just a matter of weeks ago.
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We are at sherwood right now for the winter wonderland and its been fab. Pools are much better than Woburn, wave pool, outside pool and a lane pool, and I know you mentioned not slides but the rapids are my favourite here
This is great to know. I'll definitely be booking for next year.
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Ive been to all of them apart from Longleat.
Whinfell is our closest so generally go there most of time.
I really like Woburn, it is smaller which I dont mind but you are correct about the pool. We have young children and love slides so that bit is excellent. But the main pool is too small and there is no where to swim. Also feel the lake should be in the middle so you can walk around it.

Sherwood is the original site, its quite big but all flat. (Unlike whinfell!)
For older children the pool is great. Outdoor rapids are brilliant and it has a good size outdoor pool. For younger children I feel the pool isnt that great. They are due a refurb soon.
The outside of the lodges look a bit dated but inside is fine.
The centre is like a little village and will be lovely during winter wonderland. Which I really recommend, we do it every year.

As to location it depends what you want and if you want to be close.
We have stayed on the far side of the lake, nearer the pub/golf area in the summer. With a view over the lake was lovely.
Also stayed a lot closer in Maple, near the pancake house. Depends if dont mind walking/will take/hire bikes.

Its not like Woburn where I wouldnt want to be the wrong side of the hill. I know longleat has two sections with a little train? I think the furthest lodge at sherwood is no more than 20 min walk from the centre.

Definitely also have a look at Elevden if its not too far away.
The pool is great there, similar little village to Sherwood, nice lake etc.

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