Center Parcs Grant

In light of government advice that COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is likely to peak in June, and following guidance from our Medical Advisory Board, we have taken the difficult decision to delay this year's family weekend away to Center Parcs. 

Our Center Parcs weekend will now take place from Friday 2nd to Monday 5th October 2020, at the Sherwood Forest venue.

The family weekend away to Center Parcs in Sherwood Forest is our annual event, bringing families together for an amazing weekend of fun and community support. 

Each year, we open a grant application for families who wish to join us at Center Parcs. For 2020, we are delighted to be able to offer a Center Parcs grant of £300 to every registered family who wants to join us for this very special weekend. Each year the size of our grant is determined by the amount fundraised. This year, we're really pleased to be able to offer £300 due to the continued support of our inspirational fundraising community and the generosity of our sponsors XTX Markets. 

Annual Weekend Away at Center Parcs

Find out more about the Center Parcs weekend. Our next weekend will take place from Friday 2nd to Monday 5th October 2020.

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This year, Center Parcs has kindly agreed to waive or refund the extra (£50) fee that is usually added for booking accommodation in a centrally-located lodge. This is a special refund agreed only for guests attending our family weekend to provide easier access to central areas, including the medical support lodge. 

There are two ways to ensure your booking includes this waiver or refund.

The easiest way is to book your accommodation through the Center Parcs contact centre (call 03448 267 723). Let the agent know you are attending the Dravet Weekend at Sherwood Forest & they should offer the central accommodation as part of the booking process, without the extra charge. 

If you book online, you will need to pay the upfront fee for a central lodge, and then subsequently obtain a refund by sending a separate email to You will need to explain that you have a booking as part of the Dravet Weekend at Sherwood and provide your booking reference number. The refund adjustment will be made manually by Center Parcs.

Once you have booked your accommodation, you can apply for a Center Parcs Grant by clicking on the link below. You will need to upload a copy of your Center Parcs booking confirmation as part of the application process. 

If you have any questions about this process please contact Teresa Finch.

Apply for our grant

A grant for families to help support the cost of attending our annual weekend away.

Apply here