Sunday August 9, 2020

Importing a taste of the great outdoors

Ireland’s first Center Parcs resort is due to open in Longford in August. But what can holidaymakers here expect? Gillian Nelis went to one of its English properties to find out

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor

@gnelis
3rd March, 2019
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The Subtropical Swimming Paradise: the complex includes three water slides and ‘wild water rapids’

It was two days into our four-day break in Center Parcs when we realised we’d done a Withnail: we’d gone on an active holiday by mistake.

A glance at the activity app on our smartphones confirmed it. Without really trying or noticing, we’d walked over ten kilometres every day, and what’s more, we’d really enjoyed doing it.

I say “what’s more” because our household is...

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