makes up a small area of Thetford Forest
near the town of Brandon
. It is east of the B1106 and is occupied by a Center Parcs
Holiday village. It is named after the nearby village of Elveden
On 4 April 2002 a fire destroyed the plaza area of the village. Nobody was reported to be seriously injured, but the whole plaza was destroyed and more than 100,000 people had their breaks at the Village postponed. The fire, which blazed just before 10am also destroyed seven bars and restaurants, a swimming pool
, a disco, some gift shops, the sports centre and a bowling alley. The damage to the forest was minimal and there have been continued attempts to fully restore nature in Elveden.
The Center Parcs village re-opened in July 2003 after a major re-design. The most dramatic difference was to the village square which was rebuilt with an open-air Mediterranean theme. This was most likely done because Insurers didn't want everything together like the old Plaza structure was so that a fire did not completely destroy the main area of the village. The subtropical swimming paradise reopened having mostly survived the blaze and the sauna complex changed to a Balinese theme, and a new Sports Plaza opened.
Elveden Forest has a total of 866 units of accommodation which range from Comfort to exclusive villas and include rooms at the... Read More