Center Parcs Annual Weekend Away

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. 

Running every year since 2010, the annual weekend away has gone from strength to strength and is now the major social event in the DSUK calendar. 

Our next Center Parcs weekend will take place from Friday 19th to Monday 22nd June 2020.


It can be very isolating caring for someone with Dravet, but for one weekend a year Center Parcs becomes a community of people that have that one thing in common! Being at Center Parcs provides the opportunity to be among other families that are going through similar experiences to you. This seems to lessen the burden and provides a sense of unity with other families.

Scott Liddle, dad to Thomas

The annual weekend away is a time for parents to meet, unwind and talk with others who really understand what living with Dravet Syndrome means, sharing experiences and knowledge. Siblings also have a chance to meet, chat and have fun with other youngsters who are in exactly the same position, without having to feel that they need to make excuses for their brother or sister, which so often happens. 

As well as time to relax and socialise, each weekend includes lots of events and activities.  Feedback from families following the weekend is always great, with many booking for the following year immediately on their return. Watch the video below for a flavour of what the Center Parcs weekend away means for families.


How to book:

Take part in our June 2020 Center Parcs weekend by first booking your accommodation via the Center Parcs website or by telephone on 03448 267 723. Each year, we open a grant application for families who wish to join us at Center Parcs. Although we are unable to cover all costs and guarantee a grant amount, we will always endeavour to provide support where we can. In previous years, the grant amount has typically been in the region of £250 (subject to review).

Once you have booked your accommodation you can apply for a Center Parcs - click on the link below to complete a grant form. You will need to upload a copy of your Center Parcs booking confirmation as part of the application process. If you have any questions, please contact Teresa Finch.

Center Parcs grant

Find out about our grant to support families to attend the annual weekend away and how to apply.

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