Center Parcs event space undergoes £2.5m investment
Center Parcs is set to open 'The Venue', its conference and events space, in September 2022 at two locations: Woburn Forest in Bedfordshire and Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire.
Taking bookings for autumn 2022 onwards, the reopening of both locations comes after a period of closure due to the pandemic, and an £2.5m investment in upgrading and enhancing the facilities at Woburn Forest.
Commenting on the news, Julia Green, sales and commercial manager at Center Parcs, said: “Following an in-depth study of the current trends within the industry, we have reviewed our product offering and made changes in response to client demand. We haven’t just switched back on, we have repositioned an already fantastic product to make it more enticing and rewarding than ever before.”
About the locations
Both Sherwood Forest and Woburn Forest offer dedicated conference and event spaces located in the centre of the forest, providing an outside setting for event planners and delegates. They also allow event planners to mix and match the activities on offer to cater for different interests and levels of mobility and fitness.
Pre-pandemic, both Woburn Forest and Sherwood Forest were welcoming repeat bookings from customers including Virgin Holidays and Giggling Squid. In 2022 and beyond, Center Parcs aims to welcome back repeat bookers and secure new clients.
Colin Whaley, sales and marketing director at Center Parcs, commented: “The conference and events industry’s reawakening since the pandemic has seen a spike in interest in unique locations with nature at the heart, allowing businesses to combine valuable work and collaboration with wellbeing, all in a professional environment. We feel the relaunch of Woburn Forest and Sherwood Forest couldn’t be better timed.”