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First lodge complete at Center Parcs Longford Forest

Press release   •   Jul 30, 2018 10:00 IST

  • Key milestone for forest resort
  • Three lodges to be completed per day from this time forward

The first lodge has been completed at Center Parcs Longford Forest, marking a key milestone in the resort’s development as it prepares to open its doors to Irish families in summer 2019. 

The Woodland Lodge is the first of 466 lodges to be completed in the unique and beautiful forest.

Set amongst 400 acres of woodland, each lodge at Center Parcs Longford Forest has been specifically designed with families in mind. There will be three types of lodges to choose from - Woodland, Executive and Exclusive - all of which will offer the space, comfort and privacy that families desire. There will also be an additional 30 apartments, suitable for couples.

A home away from home, the Center Parcs lodges are designed with ultimate comfort and quality in mind. Each lodge will feature stylish, child-safe interiors with spacious open plan living, a fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances, comfy sofas and a log-burning fire. The Executive Lodges will feature a games room with pool table, games console and a private sauna, and the Exclusive Lodges provide the added luxury of a steam room and outdoor hot tub. Every detail has been carefully considered so that families can make the most of their time together.

As the launch of Center Parcs Longford Forest nears, it is expected that three lodges will be completed per day going forward, with 850,000 hours of labour predicted to be spent building and completing the accommodation in advance of the opening in 2019. Lodges will be clad with 300km of certified timber and 4,600 doors and 3,200 windows will be installed prior to the build being completed. Finishing touches will come during the fit-out phase, which will see around 5,476 pillows fluffed, 1,369 hairdryers placed, 2,734 dining chairs tucked and 2,586 wine glasses polished, ready for families to enjoy.

Martin Dalby, Center Parcs' CEO, commented: “We are delighted to announce the completion of the first lodge at Center Parcs Longford Forest – a really significant milestone, and to be able to give Irish families an insight into what is awaiting them! We’re committed to providing families with top quality accommodation in the tranquil surrounding of the forest and are excited to welcome Irish families to Center Parcs next year.”

Center Parcs Longford Forest will open in Longford in 2019, offering a new, luxury destination for families to spend quality time together. For more information, visit

Our vision to bring new and unique family breaks to Ireland is now becoming a reality, with Longford Forest set to open its doors in summer 2019. Our forest resort, at just under 400 acres in Longford Forest will include 470 luxury lodges and 30 stylish apartments which will accommodate up to 2,500 guests in a safe, peaceful, and car-free environment. Our guests will be able to enjoy more than 100 family activities – both indoors and out – a range of restaurants and shops, and our famous Subtropical Swimming Paradise, which will be Ireland’s biggest and most impressive water park ever. Something to do for everyone in the family, whatever the weather. With miles of beautiful forest to explore, guests will choose how to spend their time – filled with activities or simply taking life slowly and soaking up the beautiful surroundings.