Indoor Activities for kids at Centre Parc
Be magically transformed into one of your favourite Superhero
and Fairytale Friends. Have your face painted and get all
dressed up ready for your photo shoot.
An exciting hour of exercise to music for children.
The perfect opportunity for would be swashbucklers
and aspiring D'Artagnan's to have a go using foam
swords and plastic masks.
Mini Soccer School
Join our PFA resident coach for this introductory fun soccer,
designed to develop soccer skills. We have a 2 day and
3 day course consisting of 30 minutes of skills and 30 minutes of games.
Prizes and certificates will be awarded.
An exciting session which involves parachute games
followed by a story and a drink.
Learn how to dive in the safety, comfort and security of the
swimming pool with an introduction to basic diving physics
and equipment from expert P.A.D.I. Instructors.
Come and enjoy painting onto silk, designed for the
complete beginner you will be able to produce a large
silk painting/wallhanging to amaze your friends.
Soft Play Areas
All our soft play areas are fully equipped for young
children to enjoy whenever they like.
There are a variety of exciting indoor play areas
across the village.
Tinies' Tumble Time - under 3's
An opportunity for parent and child to enjoy and explore our
wonderful soft play environment.
A dance and movement session for both parent and child.
A fun activity designed to help your child to use their imagination
and develop co-ordination.
Tinies' Tumble Time
A fun session for parent and child starting with a chance to
explore our wonderful soft play equipment. The children will
have the opportunity to join in various game and ends with a story.
Outdoor Activities for kids at Centre Parc
This new 4-in1 bungee tampoline allows 4 jumpers to simultaneously achieve extraordinary high jumps on a trampoline with stability and safety.
Based in a purpose-built arena, dodge enemy fire and achieve your goal. A variety of team games will be played during the session with up to 24 players at any time.
The sport of sailing is popular with the whole family. This course offers basic tuition in sailing skills.
A vigorous, professional coaching course to improve ball skills and team play. Prizes for best player, most improved player, penalty competition winner. Certificates awarded at end of course.
Teddy Bears' Picnic
Bring along your favourite Teddy Bear and join us for a short walk, picnic, songs, games and a story.
Fancy having a go on our Treasure Hunt? Come along to the Rangers' Lodge and get the first clue to lead you on a tour of the forest.
Work up and appetite by exploring the forest in the morning.
One things for sure - you're bound to to enjoy the peace and tranquillity.
This is the ultimate rush! Climb to the top of our 13-metre tower (via ladders) where you will be attached to the wire. Then fly through the trees and abseil to the ground.
The Lions of Longleat
As with "The Eden Project" in Bodelva, Longleat "in" Warminster is probably more famous than the town in its address.
At least Longleat has Warminster in the Address which can be found on VT. The Eden Project's Postal town of Bodelva is not listed so you need to post the tip on the St Austell Page - which is more than a few miles away.
Longleat house is a Stately home in every sense of the word. The house and grounds are immaculate and extremely well maintained.
The Safari Park celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and I'm certain that the success of the Park has resulted in the high standard of upkeep of the House.
"Lions on Holiday"
We visited Longleat on a really warm, sunny day. I was very grateful for the car's air-conditioning as we drove amongst the animals.
The Lions, who had to sit out in the heat, were understandably lethargic. We even saw pheasants (or a mid-meal snack if you are a lion) wandering around the lion's den.
The other animals were also content to just sit around in the shade, it may be better to visit in the Spring or Autumn.
Did you know that, on average, Longleat’s lions eat 40 tonnes of meat a year? This equates to 2 nine-stone people every day.
So please eat well before your visit if you intend to leave your car.
Also, for the arachnaphobes amongst you; did you know that all the spiders in the world weigh more than all the people in the world?
"Spot the Zebra"
Longleat have a zebra called "Spot" but I never saw a leopard called "Stripey"
Animals of Longleat
Male lions can grow to over 3m in length and weigh more than 240kg.
They look lethargic but maintain a watchful eye over their territory - they can move very quickly when they need to...
The White Rhinoceros is not actually white! Instead the word ‘white’ is a mistranslation of the African ‘wid’ which actually means ‘wide’ due to its wide mouth… the White Rhinoceros should therefore theoretically be called the ‘Wide Mouthed Rhinoceros’.
The collective name for a group of rhinoceros is ‘crash’!
There have been Deer at longleat since 1540. For a long time they were allowed to roam free which is one of the reasons we have wild Deer in England.
This is "Trevor" the Ostrich watching over his chicks. His partner, "Honey", is a good mother but they share parental duty.
The Ostrich have quite large eyes. Deduct this area from the space in their skulls and you will see that there isn't a lot of room left for a brain.
Honey is described by the staff at Longleat as "not very bright"...
Pelicans don't breed easily in captivity (must be because of all the people watching).
Longleat have created a habitat which has encouraged them to breed successfully.
Amazingly (to me) Giraffes have the same number of vertebrae as humans.
The collective name for a group of giraffes is ‘Tower’.
The first twin giraffes in Europe were born at Longleat.
Apparently Zebra walk in the way that we used to think horses walk. Both left legs move as one followed by both right.
Under their coats Zebras are all black - the tiger's skin is all white!