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05th Aug 2020

Center Parcs Ireland is celebrating one year in business

Sarah Finnan

Center Parcs

Center Parcs Ireland, located down in Co Longford, has welcomed over 140,000 guests since opening last summer.

A much-anticipated addition to the local area, Center Parcs has been drawing crowds to Co Longford since opening in summer 2019. Recording incredible visitor numbers sine opening, staff have welcomed over 140,000 guests during the park’s first year of business – with one in 10 visitors even booking a return stay.

Generating an average 83 per cent occupancy, nine in 10 guests who have stayed at the park rated their visit as excellent. Not surprising considering the hundred strong indoor and outdoor activities on offer. Nestled amongst 400 acres of lush green woodland, the park also features a subtropical swimming paradise and Ireland’s first outdoor spa.

According to Center Parcs statistics, guests to Longford forest have in the last twelve months:

-Hired 30,000 bikes
-Booked 11,000 bowling lanes and bowled a staggering 1.8 million bowling balls
-Built and decorated an impressive 850 dens
-Chomped into 72,000 pancakes at Longford Forest’s popular Pancake House restaurant
-Over 13,000 guests have taken a walk on the adventurous side and reached new heights on Longford Forest’s Aerial Adventure, crossing its 170-metre-long wire enough times to cover about 1,341 miles or 1.5 times the coastline of Ireland

Commenting on Center Parcs Longford Forest’s first anniversary, Martin Dalby, CEO of Center Parcs said:

“Longford Forest’s success since opening one year ago has exceeded our expectations and is something that we are very proud of. Our vision for the resort was to provide a brand new premium short break experience to Ireland and we are thrilled that so many Irish families have chosen to take visit us.

When we opened Longford Forest for the first time one year ago, no one could have predicted how this year has gone. In line with government guidelines on Covid-19, we had to close our Longford Forest resort, as well as our resorts in the UK. We are delighted to be reopen again these past few weeks and the team look forward to welcoming many families taking a staycation within Ireland to the Longford Forest in the coming months.”

Header image via Instagram/Center Parcs Ireland

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