Christmas Traditions

After a break last year, we decided to head back to Center Parcs for our annual festive outing this January.

Woodland with lots of brown ferns and tall evergreen trees.
A quick break relaxing at Center Parcs is the perfect way to start the year

We were excited to try out one of the new escape games they’ve recently added called ‘Escape the Forest’. The story starts when you discover some secret information in your late grandfather’s journals and if you do well you might escape with some treasure!! Following the storyline and challenges made us reminisce about some of our earliest puzzle adventure games.

We split into two groups to compete against each other, with Graeme and Greg heading up the teams, and Graeme’s team narrowly clenched the win; both teams were quick, but Graeme’s completed the challenges just a couple of minutes quicker!

Four people smiling inside a large frame they are holding. It's decorated in a forest theme with "We escaped the forest in 27:13 minutes" written on it and the Center Parcs logo.
The Escape the Forest victors!!

Over the weekend, we also enjoyed walks in the forest, trips to the pool and spa (including lots of rides on the rapids!), a couple of lovely meals at Las Iguanas and Rajinda Pradesh, and an archery session with Lauren winning a 2nd place certificate ?

A chicken wire and wood frame with a little door, a sign says 'Shhh... Hedgehogs sleeping'
There’s lots of wildlife around too

Before Christmas we also had our annual Secret Santa gift swap, as well as a Christmas dinner at The Old Fire Engine House in Ely, which after two visits is now becoming a new tradition! The food was delicious, and the company was great too!

Group of people around a dining table full of tablewear, everyone is wearing a paper crown and several have on Christmas jumpers. They're in an old building with sash windows
Us enjoying our delicious Christmas dinner
A Christmas tree with lights and three Catastronauts plushies on it, and wrapped gifts underneath it.
We went for a minimalist look with our Catastronauts themed tree decor this year!