Last month, my family and I had a week in Centre Parcs. We did it a couple of years ago and all thoroughly enjoyed it.
We were so lucky with the weather! It was the first May bank holiday and it was a glorious week. I didn’t expect to be in shorts all week on a holiday in the UK. There were lots of long walks – partly because I was determined to get my steps in and partly because if you can’t go for a long walk around a lake in the middle of a forest, then where can you?
Personally, I really enjoyed the break from a city and escaping into nature.
It was a lovely week and nice to spend time together as a family. It was a mixture of activities, chilling and far too much food.
What sort of thing did I get up to? I spectacularly lost crazy golf and didn’t do too well at bowling either. I cried with laughter at just how shockingly bad I am at playing pool. I did successfully snooker my brother though!
I treated myself to a massage, which was bliss and much needed and now I really want another one (how are my shoulders playing up already?). My mum and I also had a very gorgeous afternoon in the spa, deciding that it was time I had a proper relax. We both ended up liking the same rooms the best and found the same ones too much. It was fun darting through the spa showers – you never knew if they were going to be hot or cold. As for an outdoor heated pool… It was an amazing afternoon!
But it wasn’t all relaxing. My sister, Dad and I did an aerial adventure. This was a series of bridges, cargo nets and zipwires through the trees ended by a zipwire across the lake. Despite an extremely shaking leg at the start, I felt so proud of myself for getting around it. We all had aching arms the following day, mind you!
I made sure I took some “me” time. My mum suggested I took my tablet in case I wanted to write (I love she is now accepting how much it means to me) and I got more written than I had done for weeks, just by doing a little bit a day. It’s motivated me since being home to try and do little and often rather than banking on long sessions that might not go according to plan.
It’s the first break I’ve had from work for months. It was nice to switch off and not think about all the normal stuff that runs through my mind. Although I was exhausted when I got home, I’ve also felt motivated. I was ready for the challenge of playing catch up on jobs – including catching up on blogging!
I haven’t stopped for over a year because of my masters and working. Having a break from reality was both needed and appreciated.
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2 thoughts on “Escape to nature: Centre Parcs”
Sounds like you had a wonderful time 🙂
The aerial adventure sounds amazing!
Cora | http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/
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Thank you! It was lovely!