Center Parcs’ Whinfell Forest complex, near Penrith, will close for at least three weeks.
Center Parcs UK announced it has closed all its villages, following the update from Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday.
A Center Parcs spokesman said it was clear that the threat of coronavirus, with the new variant, was now at an extremely delicate stage and their strong advice was to stay local, minimise social contacts and take care to protect ourselves and others.
It was therefore with a “heavy heart” that Center Parcs bosses made the decision to close all its UK villages over the Christmas period until at least Thursday, 7th January.
“Our decisions throughout the pandemic have been with the priority of keeping our guests and staff as safe as possible.
“Latest Government advice in all tiers is to avoid non-essential travel outside of local areas and we certainly do not wish to encourage this.
“We know how disappointed our guests will be, especially during this time of year.
“Again, we have not made this decision lightly, but we must put the safety of our guests and staff first and there is clearly concern around the new variant being moved around the country,” the spokesman said.
All guests impacted by the closure have been given the option to change dates with a £100 discount or cancel and claim a full refund.