MagicBreaks Welcomes Center Parcs Europe to its Portfolio of Magical Holidays

Close your eyes and imagine waking up in your very own cosy cottage, surrounded by the beautiful countryside of some of Europe’s best countries. Open your curtains and be greeted by a stunning panorama of tall swaying trees, chirping birds and tranquil lakes covered in fresh morning mist.


Well, get ready to turn this dream into a reality because MagicBreaks are thrilled to announce our latest offering: unforgettable getaways deep into the heart of nature at several fantastic European resorts, all thanks to our friends over at Center Parcs Europe! We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to bring you these stunning resorts, making sure that your escape to nature is not only unforgettable but also affordable.


We’ve handpicked some of our favourite resorts below, each offering their own unique charm and appeal. Plus, we’ve also detailed the easiest way to reach them by car, train or air!




If you’re all about the freedom of the open road, then Le Lac d’Ailette is perfect for road-trippers. Located in the picturesque Champagne-Ardenne region of north eastern France, this tucked away gem of a resort is just a 2-and-a-half-hour drive from the Port of Calais. It’s incredibly easy to get to as you simply cruise along the A26 motorway practically the entire way. Choose from a range of beautiful, newly-renovated cottages in the woods or by the lake, and experience the famous Aqua Mundo waterpark with 13 slides, water activities or the thrilling adventure playground. For the adults, you’ll also be nearby to several quaint French villages ready for you to discover and the great Champagne houses of the region. It’s no wonder this spot is a firm family favourite!


If you fancy visiting Belgium, Park De Haan is also an excellent choice, just an hour and 15 minutes’ drive away from Calais. You’ll be located right along the stunning Belgian coastline, offering guests a magical blend of seaside fun and natural beauty with endless kilometres of sand dunes and charming coastal villages. Guests can choose between snug cottages complete with your own terrace and garden by the beach, or even a private sauna ensuring the ultimate in holiday relaxation. Famous for its historical architecture, canals, and of course, delicious Belgian chocolate, the gorgeous city of Bruges is also just a 25-minute drive away, making for the perfect day trip.


For a nearby option to the Port of Dieppe, the lovely Les Bois-Francs resort is just 2-hours’ drive away into the spotless Normandy countryside. You’ll have the luxury of modern, contemporary and spacious cottages with bay windows letting in all of the light, looking out onto gorgeous surroundings of a lake and forest. You can even stay in a Pony Cottage and have your very own four-legged friend to trot around with – talk about a magical experience!




Travelling from the UK and fancy the ease and simplicity of going by train? Simply jump on a Eurostar from London St. Pancras, whizz through the scenic French countryside at break-neck speeds, and before you know it, you’ll be enjoying the incredible facilities of Les Villages Nature Paris resort.


Here, you’ll have an unforgettable holiday experience within nature, making the most of Center Parcs’ Aqua Mundo water park to indulging in delicious meals at several on-site restaurants and even a huge range of fun activities to take part in like archery, bowling, and laser battle. If you want to explore the busy streets of Paris, that’s just a short train-ride away too and if that wasn’t enough fun and excitement, the magic of Disneyland® Paris is just a 10-minute shuttle bus away. It’s the ultimate all-in-one holiday.




Choosing to fly to one of the wonderful Center Parcs Europe resorts naturally opens up a whole new world of options, including magnificent resorts in the Netherlands. Located just a 25-minute drive away from Eindhoven Airport, the southern Dutch resort of De Kempervennen is ideal if you want to be surrounded by thriving forests, several picturesque lakes, and miles of wide-open, wonderful countryside.


The accommodation options at De Kempervennen are some of the best that Center Parcs has to offer, with elegantly furnished Wellness Cottages providing a relaxing stay with your very own outdoor Jacuzzi, a series of Adventure Cottages for those that like things a little more exciting, and even several Boathouses enabling you to actually stay directly on the lake.


Park Zandvoort is another excellent option if you’ll be flying as its located just 24km away from Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport. With the resort being just over half an hour away from the airport, you can head through passport control and be unpacking your bags in your beachside cottage in a little over an hour. After you’ve soaked up the sun and splashed around in the sea, why not hop in the car and soak up the atmosphere along the famous canals of Amsterdam? Just a 40-minute drive away, it’s the perfect opportunity to experience a taste of city life before retreating back to your coastal hideaway.



From family-friendly getaways on the beaches of the Netherlands to having Disneyland® Paris on your doorstep, there’s a perfect resort in the very heart of nature for everyone. It’s the sheer diversity on offer that really makes a Center Parcs Europe holiday special. So, what are you waiting for, let the magic of the great outdoors ignite your spirit of adventure and embark on your Center Parcs Europe holiday with MagicBreaks today!