Author: Fran Falkin
Tags : Baby, Europe, Family-Friendly Hotels, France, Kids
Center Parcs Village: Les Hauts de Bruyeres, Lamotte-Beuvron, France, previously a winner of FTF's Top 10 Getaways for Tiny Travelers Award, gets a fresh look in 2015.
With 5 rural center parcs in the UK and 21 villages scattered throughout Holland, Germany, Belgium and France, Center Parcs delivers good value and active yet relaxing "holidays." In cottages, clustered in villages surrounded by forest, Center Parcs has accommodated mostly European families for nearly 45 years. Ranging from standard to deluxe, all offer kitchen facilities with separate dining, living and sleeping areas. Some villages feature special "Children's Villas" for families with pre-schoolers, close to wooded playgrounds and provide some toys and practical items.
Located in the Sologne region of France, 28 miles/45 km from the Loire Valley and 105 miles/170 km from Paris, the tranquil village at Les Hauts de Bruyères is a great choice for families. Larger accommodations range from comfort cottage, Eden VIP cottage, Eden premium cottage and Eden comfort cottages. Comfort cottages come with two bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens and private terrace with garden furniture. If you're looking or something more upscale, the Eden VIP cottages come complete with fireplace, home cinema system, flat screen TVs and an earthy, wooden style throughout.
To keep the family entertained, take a dip in the Aqua Mundo tropical swimming Paradise, enjoy live entertainment in the Market Dome, and see what's on the roster for kids' activities. Ask about age-specific activities like swim-a-song sessions for kids under 3, games and pirate pretend adventures for kids 2 to 7 years old, climbing walls for 8 to 11 year olds, fencing, canoeing and more. Mom and Dad can hit the spa while older kids ascend for Ariel Tree Trekking. Activities vary, so call in advance to find out what your kids would like msot and get them excited about the adventure ahead.
Prices for Les Hauts de Bruyères vary and it is also possible to find mid-week deals with some advance planning.