Haven, Centre Parcs and Butlins issue statements on reopening dates

There is some confusion as to whether international travel is allowed for people living in England this year.

Although airlines advertise holidays in the warmer months, there has been some speculation that travel abroad may be banned – the government has yet to confirm something.

The possibility of overseas restrictions means staying with families is more popular than ever.

In England it is hoped that independent accommodation will be able to reopen at the earliest possible date from April 12th. In Wales, local residence orders were lifted from March 27th and stay in standalone accommodation is permitted

A number of popular holiday parks have issued declarations as to when they will reopen their doors to visitors and what restrictions they will have. The mirror reports.

Away resorts

Away Resorts’ Barmouth Bay Park in Wales reopened on March 27th, while all English parks are slated to reopen on April 12th.

The company says all passengers who booked before that date will be contacted and will be offered options like rebooking for a later date or opting for a full refund.

You can find out more at Away Resorts website.

Butlin is

Butlin’s has confirmed that it will reopen its resorts on May 17th.

Affected guests will be contacted in the order of their departure date. Options are offered, e.g. B. rebooking the same trip for 2022, moving to another break in 2021 or a full refund.

You can find out more at Butlin’s website.

Center Parcs

Center Parcs is opening its English Villages on April 12th – including Sherwood Forest, Elveden Forest, Longleat Forest, Whinfell Forest and Woburn Forest.

A statement on the website adds, “We are planning this date and working through the details to understand exactly what this means for breaks starting April 12th. Please note that all plans must be made government dependent, to achieve this.” next step on their roadmap, which they want to confirm by April 5th. “

All vacationers who have previously booked a trip will be contacted with instructions on how to cancel activities and restaurant reservations. The company also has a choice of rescheduling with a discount of up to £ 100 or canceling for a full refund.

You can find out more at Center Parcs website.

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Forest vacation

Forest Holidays has announced that all locations will be temporarily closed until the government confirms that the holiday parks can reopen.

  • The locations in England are temporarily closed until at least April 12th
  • The locations in Scotland are temporarily closed until at least April 26th
  • Wales Park Beddgelert is temporarily closed until March 29th

The company is working to help those who will be traveling in the next few weeks with options like rebooking a trip or receiving a full refund.

You can find out more at Forest Holidays website.


Haven parks in England will remain closed until April 12th while UK tour breaks will be canceled until May 17th.

Parks in Scotland are closed until April 25th.

In Wales, the majority of holiday parks will reopen on April 2nd, with the exception of Hafan y Mor, which will reopen on April 12th. (Guests can opt for alternative accommodation at nearby Greenacres Holiday Park.)

You can find out more at Haven website.


The Hoseasons parks are currently closed and an attempt is being made to give priority to customers with upcoming bookings. Options such as a refund or a voucher for the amount paid for the booking are offered.

Welsh parks are closed until March 26th. However, people from England / Scotland traveling after this date will not be able to visit them until the restrictions in the respective countries have been lifted.

There is no confirmed reopening date, but the company has asked people to contact us only if their booking is on / before June 20th (in England), April 11th (in Wales) or December 25th April (in Scotland) takes place.

You can find out more at Hoseasons website.

Parkdean Resorts

Parkdean Resorts has not confirmed a reopening date.

Customers who have booked vacations affected by the lockdown will be contacted and given a number of options, including rebooking or refunds.

You can find out more at Parkdean Resorts website.

  • Travel restrictions apply during the pandemic. Always check government directions before planning, booking, or venturing.


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