The UK’s leading short break provider has signed up to the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower, to support their staff and guests with non-visible disabilities.

As of Friday 1 July, Sunflower lanyards and pin badges were made available free of charge to colleagues and guests at Center Parcs across all six of their villages (five located in the UK and one in Ireland) and at their Head Office in Nottinghamshire.

The Sunflower allows guests with non-visible disabilities to discreetly let colleagues know that they may need extra support, understanding or more time. Whether that’s adjusting an activity for them to join in, providing more information in a restaurant or meeting additional needs in the lodge – Center Parks colleagues will go above and beyond to assist so you can enjoy your break.

Guests and colleagues can collect a Sunflower lanyard or pin badge from Guest Services and also the below Booking Desks:

Sherwood Forest – Jarden Des Sports Booking Desk

Whinfell Forest – Sports Plaza Booking Desk

Elveden Forest – Sports Plaza Booking Desk

Woburn Forest – The Plaza Booking Desk

Longleat Forest – The Plaza and Sports Plaza Booking Desks

Longford Forest, Ireland – Sports Plaza Booking Desk

Steve Robinson, Deputy Village Director at Sherwood Forest, has coordinated the introduction of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower. Steve explains:

“It’s important to us that everyone has a fantastic experience at Center Parcs and our colleagues go above and beyond to assist our guests who tell us they have disabilities; be that by giving them extra support when requested or adjusting an activity so they can take part. However, being part of the Sunflower network gives our guests a discreet way to let us know that they have a non-visible disability, which will help colleagues anticipate that they may need additional help or understanding. We are proud to be part of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower and hope our guests and colleagues make use of the lanyards and pins available.”

For more information, please visit Center Parcs 


Is your organisation a member of the Sunflower network?

Is your place of work Sunflower friendly? If not, why not suggest they look into becoming members of the Sunflower? We provide training and assistance to help businesses recognise the Sunflower to support individuals with non-visible disabilities and become confident in providing them with additional help or assistance.

Join an impressive network of organisations so our Sunflower wearers can find you as they plan their days out:

  • add your location to the Sunflower location map
  • provide details useful for Sunflower-friendly visits
  • demonstrate how accessible you are
  • tell your story through articles
  • and even reveal your Sunflower-friendly events

Become a member of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower network.