Four Center Parcs resorts are to reopen on December 4 following the move from national lockdown in England to regonal Covid restrictions.

The company revealed the opening plans following the government announcement on a move back from lockdown in England to regional tiers.

Four ‘villages’ in Tier 2 – Elveden Forest, Longleat Forest, Whinfell Forest and Woburn Forestwill – will be operational but the company’s Sherwood Forest site in Tier 3 remains closed until at least December 17 after the two-week government  review of regional tiers.

“We continue to support government advice with our priority being the safety and wellbeing of our staff and guests,” Center Parcs said.

Chief executive Martin Dalby said: “We know there are lots of families in need of a break after the last few months, and we’re pleased we’ll be able to welcome them to four of our villages.

“Whilst it’s disappointing not to be able to reopen all of our UK villages, we know that we all have a part to play right now and, as always, the safety of our staff and guests is our absolute priority.

“We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make sure we can safely bring some festive cheer to our guests with our Winter Wonderland, and our teams are looking forward to welcoming families back to the forest in a safe way.”

Guests impacted by a closure will have the option to change dates with £100 discount or cancel and claim a full refund, according to the firm.