Latest updates from Center Parcs, Butlin’s, Pontins, Haven & more

It’s a new month and spring is so close we can feel it – which means we’ll all soon be eager to get away for a few days.

While travel is still restricted many are hoping to visit their favourite UK holiday parks at some point this year.

It’s now looking more and more likely that, once travel restrictions are lifted, holiday parks like Haven, Center Parcs, Pontins and more will see a rush of visitors.

Whether you’re hoping to get away with the kids or take an adults-only trip, here’s the latest updates from the UK’s biggest holiday parks.

Center Parcs

The Subtropical Swimming Paradise at Center Parcs in Longleat, where the Tropical Cyclone ride is based
(Image: Publicity Picture)

All UK villages are currently closed until at least February 18, which will be reviewed following a new update from the government, which is expected on February 15.

Center Parcs’ website says: “At Center Parcs, we’ve worked hard to ensure our villages are safe for your family to enjoy doing the things you’re missing the most.

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“So when it’s time to get away from it all and spend quality time together, try our new experiences and create memories that will last a lifetime.

“Our Book with Confidence Guarantee gives you the flexibility and assurance that if your break is impacted by COVID-19, or you simply change your mind, your money and plans are protected.”



Pontins has made the decision to delay the reopening of its parks until the end of March 2021.

In an update on its website, Pontins wrote: “Due to the government’s recent announcement we are incredibly saddened and naturally disappointed to announce that we will be delaying the re-opening of all our holiday parks.

“As always the health and safety of our guests and staff will remain our main priority and these are the actions we unfortunately need to take.

“We are hopeful for better times and we look forward to welcoming you back to our Parks at the end of March 2021.

“Due to the high volume of enquiries and limited resources we will be in touch with anyone affected as soon as we can so please bear with us.

“We would like to thank our guests for their continued support throughout these unprecedented times and we hope to see everyone again very soon!”

Parkdean Resorts

Parkdean is already offering Easter holiday, as well as summer breaks, which can be refunded completely if bookings are disrupted by coronavirus under the company’s ‘Covid promise’.

A note on the Parkdean Resorts website says: “In these uncertain times, you can be sure of one thing – you can still book a Parkdean Resorts holiday with complete safety and financial peace of mind.

“Our promise protects both you and your money. We guarantee you can book with confidence.”


Haven holiday park Hafan y Mor, north Wales
(Image: Birmingham Mail)

Haven is due to reopen in mid-March and is now taking bookings for spring 2021, with prices starting from £49.

The holiday park has introduced a Coronavirus Book with Confidence Guarantee, which means customers who are self isolating, are affected by new government restrictions or just can’t make it to their trip will get a full refund, not questions asked.

According to the Haven Holidays website, 2021 breaks will be “dependent on the Government guidelines nearer the time of re-opening”.


Butlin’s is also advertising Easter holiday breaks, with prices starting from £149.

According to the Butlin’s website, the holiday parks remain closed until February 28, due to “uncertainty around when the current restrictions will be lifted”.

For those with bookings immediately following February 28, Butlin’s will continue to update you here.

Ribby Hall Village

The tropical pirate-themed swimming pool at Ribby Hall

Ribby Hall village is currently closed, but is now taking booking for 2021.

The company is offering a ‘Covid Confidence Guarantee’, with customers able to reschedule at no extra charge, pay their balance four weeks before arrival and a full balance gift card available if they need to cancel.

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Hoseasons is currently accepting 2021 bookings via its website, though its parks currently remain closed due to national lockdown.

According to its website, those with bookings on or before March 7 will be contacted to discuss their options, which include the choice of a refund or a voucher of the amount paid.

Those with bookings on or after March 8 will be contacted closer to the time.

Anyone with bookings for venues in Wales on or before February 19 will receive an email containing your options. The same applies for those with bookings in Scotland on or before February 21.

You can find out more here.

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