Escape to nature: Centre Parcs

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.

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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!

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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.

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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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