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Official opening date announced for Center Parcs Longford Forest

Press release   •   Jun 12, 2019 14:13 IST

Center Parcs Longford Forest has today announced that the long-awaited forest resort will officially open on Monday 29th July, in time for summer short breaks. 

Bookings for the first breaks can now be made on, allowing families to be amongst the first to experience Center Parcs Longford Forest. With less than 50 days until guests begin to arrive, finishing touches are now being made to the village.

Set amongst 400 acres of beautiful woodland, the resort includes 466 self-catering lodges and 30 apartments. In total, the forest resort will welcome up to 2,500 guests during each short break. There are three types of lodges for families to choose from – Woodland, Executive and Exclusive. Each of the fully equipped lodges are designed with families in mind and offer the ultimate in comfort and quality. Center Parcs’ lodges are the perfect home away from home.

Center Parcs can be enjoyed 365 days of the year, whatever the weather. With more than 100 indoor and outdoor activities to choose from, there is plenty to keep the family entertained, from nature activities and new adventures for little ones through to activities designed to be enjoyed together. The jewel in the crown of the resort is the Subtropical Swimming Paradise, which is set to be Ireland’s largest indoor water park and is heated to a tropical 29.5°C all year round.

For unparalleled relaxation and luxury, Aqua Sana Spa is set to be the ultimate escape. The spa will offer 21 hot, cold, herbal and meditative experiences across four zones - Nordic Forest, Hot Springs, Volcanic Forest and Treetop Nesting. From saunas and outdoor hot tubs to rainforest showers and reflexology footbaths, it is sure to offer the perfect spa experience.

Center Parcs Longford Forest will open on 29 July, offering a new, premium destination for families to spend quality time together. For more information, visit

For families visiting from Britain, Center Parcs is working in partnership with Irish Ferries to offer an exclusive discount of 25% off self-drive travel to Ireland. The award-winning ferry company has a fleet of modern ships, including the Dublin Swift fast ferry, and a choice of up to 16 crossings a day between the UK and Ireland.

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.