Monday, 14 August 2017

All Glamour No Guts offer!

Hello! The popular apparel company All Glamour No Guts have relaunched their webshop! To celebrate, they are having quite the sale, including t shirts, mugs and badges.

Just head here: https://www.allglamournoguts.co.uk/ all the sale items are clearly marked. You can save up to £5 on some items! Offers end 20th August.























Hope this helps!











Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Pizza Express offer!

Hello! For the past couple of Wednesdays, Pizza Express have been running an offer of 2 pizzas for £10! This is on again today and I expect it'd be worth checking every Wednesday at the moment too.

It is only for selected restaurants. It excludes:
PizzaExpress Ashford McArthur Glen, Barnstaple, Bath - Southgate Centre, Bath - Theatre Royal, Bluewater, Brent Cross, Brighton - Jubilee Street, Brighton – Marina, Brighton - The Lanes, Edinburgh - George IV Bridge; Edinburgh - Holyrood; Edinburgh - North Bridge; Falmouth, Jersey - St Brelade, Newquay, Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays, Ramsgate, St Ives, Torquay, Truro, Whitstable, Windsor, Wimbledon Village on the 12th of July, Worthing or at live music rooms.

If your local restaurant isn't on the list above, it's all good! Just head here: https://www.pizzaexpress.com/offers Enter the restaurant you would like and choose the 2 for £10 offer, then fill out your details. They also have other offers in various locations for 2 or 3 course meals.




















Hope this helps!

Ocado Frys offer!

Hello! Ocado have another lovely offer on Fry's products. Until 5th September, you can get 3 items for £6 on some yummy Fry's products, or save 1/3 on their country roast.

Just head here: https://goo.gl/Tr8aBU and add which ever products in the offer you would like! Don't forget it's a £40 minimum spend. Also don't forget to check sites such as Vouchercodes ( https://www.vouchercodes.co.uk/ocado.com) to see if they have any vouchers which may suit your purchase!









Hope this helps!

Edit: it appears this should be across their entire range!

Another edit: it is just selected products.

Ethcs NAGEV clothing offer!

Hello! The super lovely Ethcs (previous Ethics and Antics) have a sale on all of their 'NAGEV' range, including sweatpants, sweatshirt, hoodie and t shirt. By using the code 'NAGEV25' at the checkout, you can get 25% off, saving up to £10!

Just head here: https://ethcs.com/search?q=NAGEV and add the items you want to your basket, then when you checkout, add the code. There is free shipping for orders over £50, otherwise postage is £2.50 to UK addresses.

This offer is on for 1 week. See the pic below for the discounted prices.










Hope this helps!

Plamil mayo offer!

Hello! Plamil have an offer on their mayo range. Currently you can get 2 for £4 on their site! This offer is until 31st August and includes both jars and squeezy varieties.

Just head here: https://goo.gl/PXuoaT and choose the mayo you would like. There are shipping charges for orders under £25, so now may be a good time to stock up on your favourite plamil products!
















Hope this helps!

Monday, 7 August 2017

Sainsburys ice cream and Quorn offers!

Hello! Sainsburys have a couple of lovely offers on at the moment.

First is their Alpro ice cream offer, down to £2.50, saving £1.00. They appear to stock chocolate hazelnut and vanilla. This offer is available until the 8th August.















They have also reduced the price of their Quorn vegan burgers, pieces, fishless fingers and nuggets. These are now only £2.00, saving 50p. This offer is available until 8th August also.











Hope this helps!

Grape Tree Moo Free offer!

Hello! Health food shop Grape Tree now sell Moo Free chocolate! To celebrate, Moo Free is currently on offer there. You can get 2 large bars for £5.00, or 2 small for £1.70 (I know which size I'd go for!).

They have an online shop, however it does not currently appear to be active. If I see it's back up I'll post a link here, however they also have stores, with a store locator online...which isn't so helpful right now...I've put the logo below so you know which shop to look out for if you've not heard of the before.
















Grape tree have some other lovely items suitable for vegans too! They have lots of wholefoods, as well as Eat Real chips.

Hope this helps!

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Holland and Barrett Penny Sale!

Hello! Holland and Barrett have launched their penny sale! This is where you can buy one product in the offer and get another for a penny. Not everything in it is vegan and not everything vegan is in it, however you can find items such as Ten Acre crisps and popcorn, Hippeas chickpea puffs and Goody Good Stuff sweets.

Just head here: https://goo.gl/dSJ1tY or head into your local store. Online you can either browse through the selection or if you know what you may be looking for, look it up to see if it's in the offer! This offer is available until 29th August.





Hope this helps!

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Ms Cupcake no refined sugar offer!

Hello! The celebrate the launch of their new no refined sugar range, the super tasty Ms Cupcake is offering 15% off of their online shop! Just add the products you would like to your basket (I believe it's only the no refined sugar products) and add the code 'Unrefined' at the checkout! This offer is available for 2 weeks.

Head here to start shopping: https://ms-cupcake.myshopify.com/collections/all

Their no refined sugar range features some great flavours including banana strawberry muffins, peach raspberry muffins and brazil nut brownie. Yum! Here's a couple of pics to show how great they look!



These are the brazil nut brownie and the peach raspberry muffin.

Don't forget to consider the postage costs when placing an order.

Hope this helps!

Monday, 24 July 2017

The Body Shop 40% off

Hello! Sorry this is a bit of a late one, but The Body Shop are offering 40% off until 9am tomorrow! Just head to the site, add the items to your basket that you want (vegan products are labelled 100% vegan) and add the code 19806 to the checkout. It's free postage when you spend £15 at the moment too!













Don't forget to also sign up for a Love Your Body club card as you will get a £5 voucher to spend on your birthday, no minimum spend!

Now that The Body Shop are being sold to a more ethical company, I'll try to feature their offers more on my blog. As I've said above, they label vegan products and more products seem to be becoming vegan. For example, their new Banana Hair Mask is vegan, whereas the older Banana Shampoo and Conditioner are not as they contain honey. I'm hoping in the future this may change though since they've not added honey to the mask!


Hope this helps!

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Vegusto cheese offer!

Hello! This week's Vegusto weekend offer is all about cheese! Until Monday 24th July at midnight, they are offering 25% off of their best cheeses: no-moo piquant, mild aromatic and mild and soft. Yay! Just add the 200g packs to your basket and use the code 3VEGBEST25 at the checkout.

Just head here to start shopping: https://vegusto.co.uk/vegan-cheese?mc_cid=6307b16adb&mc_eid=0410f09b25






















Vegusto often do weekend offers that come by email, so if you're interested in Vegusto, I highly recommend signing up to their newsletter (at the bottom of their web page).

Don't forget to add postage costs when considering an order.

Hope this helps!

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Vegusto Sausage offer!

Hello! Super vegan meats and cheese company Vegusto have yet another excellent offer running this weekend. Until midnight Monday 17th July, you can get 15% off their farmhouse, onion and herb sausages, hotdogs and gluten free sausages (not the pepper sausages)! Something for everyone! Just enter the code: ALLVEGSAUS15 at the checkout.

Just head here: https://vegusto.co.uk/sausages-burgers and get shopping!
























Don't forget to factor in delivery costs when ordering.

Hope this helps!

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Oatly offers including Barista!

Hello! I have Oatly offers from far and wide! Ok, 2 shops, but it includes all 4 longlife milks!

Tesco offers

















All 4 are reduced to £1.20, saving you up to 60p a carton if you opt for Barista! These offers are available until 1st August! Available online and in store.


Waitrose offers















Original is just £1.08, organic and chocolate are £1.16 and Barista is £1.38, saving up to 47p a carton! Available until 8th August! Available online and in store.

So if you can shop in Tesco, this is the best deal, but if Waitrose is your local, this is a great deal too!

Hope this helps!

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Pulsin Veganuary pack!

Hello! Yummy snack bar makers Pulsin have a lovely Veganuary pack available for just £7.99.

It features 5 brownies, 4 protein booster bars, 2 protein sachets and a recipe booklet. To purchase it just head here: https://www.pulsin.co.uk/veganuary-mixed-kit.html This would be great if you already love them, or really want to try Pulsin! It appears to be free postage too! Yay!






Hope this helps!


Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Morrisons Fry's offer!

Hello! It BBQ season and Morrison's have an offer on Fry's traditional burgers and sausages to help with this! Until the end of August, both the traditional burgers and traditional sausages are down to £2 online and in stores.


























Yay! Hope this helps.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Nakd and Trek bar offer!

Hello! Wimbledon has started! Also, Nakd/Trek have 20% off all of their berry flavours because of the tennis until 16th July 2017.

Just head here: https://goo.gl/bvRb5y The discount is already taken off all berry products that aren't in any other offer or mixed boxes. Just get shopping for your berry favourites.

























Don't forget, Nakd/Trek offer free postage! Yay!

Hope this helps!

The Just V Show free tickets!

Hello! The Just V Show is this weekend (and combines with the Allergy and Free From Show and the Love Natural Love Organic show) and is one of not many vegan friendly shows/festivals to offer FREE TICKETS! Yay!

Very simply head here: http://www.justvshow.co.uk/london/e-ticket-registration/ and fill out your details. Your ticket will then be emailed to you.

This year is at Olympia London on the 7-9th July.

Whilst it isn't entirely vegan (the Just V Show is vegetarian, whilst the Allergy and Free From Show is for free from food, including gluten free etc) loads of vegan brands go. For example this year there will be Follow Your Heart, Moo Free, Miiro, Bute Island Foods, Fry's just to name a few! From previous year experience, the stalls know what's in their food so a quick check is all you'll need to do if you're unsure about certain stalls. Often at events like this you can find some great deals on your favourite brands!

A list of exhibitors can be found here: http://www.justvshow.co.uk/london/visitor-info/exhibitor-list/ Be sure to click the little links near the top to get the other show's exhibitors too so you can see the full range of who will be there!


Hope this helps!


Friday, 30 June 2017

Alpro Go On Go On Go On Offer!

Hello! Sainsbury's have an excellent online offer at the moment! For 15,555 customers (odd number that!) if you do an online shop with Sainsbury's you can add an Alpro Go On strawberry and raspberry flavour to your basket, then at the checkout add the code 'FREEALPROGOON' and you get the Go On absolutely FREE!!

This offer ends either when all 15,555 are claimed, or on 18th July, whichever comes sooner. It can't be used with any other offer for the Go On. One per household. Also don't forget it's online only! So if you're doing an online shop anyway, it's well worth it.

Here's a link to the offer: https://goo.gl/5j7nb9
























Whilst there, it's also worth looking at sites such as https://www.vouchercodes.co.uk/sainsburys.co.uk and Sainsbury's own website https://goo.gl/zaZa8E for extra offers, particularly if it's your first shop! 

Hope this helps!

Monday, 26 June 2017

Holland and Barrett Vita coco coconut oil offer!

Hello! Ever popular coconut oil is on offer at Holland and Barrett! I'm specifically talking about the 'Vita Coco' brand, one which is extra virgin, cold pressed and organic (and uses ethically picked coconuts!) so is an all round good brand. All sizes at H&B are currently half price, including the small travel size 50ml! Available in store and online (just head here: http://www.hollandandbarrett.com/search?query=vita+coco+coconut+oil&isSearch=true

Offer ends 11th July!












What's more, H&B currently have a buy one get one half price offer running at the moment for many products, including peanut butter and nakd bars! Just head here to have a look through everything in the offer: http://www.hollandandbarrett.com/shop/offers/buy-one-get-one-half-price/ This is also available until 11th July.

Hope this helps!

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Pizza Express have vegan cheese! Here's some offers.

Hello! If you hadn't heard, Pizza Express officially released their vegan cheese option today, as well as a specifically vegan pizza! Woohoo! The cheese can replace any cheese on any pizza, so this make some of the vegetarian choices vegan too. Being so accessible to so many towns and cities, this is a lovely move by Pizza Express. Anyway, I'm not here to review lovely, delicious, yummy pizza (it's really really good!) I'm here to tell you what deals you can get when eating it, making it twice as nice!

To find 2 of the offers I am about to discuss, just go here: https://www.pizzaexpress.com/offers and enter the Pizza Express you want to go to. Then choose your deal, enter your details and take your code with you to get your offer.

Offer 1: 25% off all food! This offer is until 22nd June so you don't have long, however it's the only one that you can use for collection orders too (not delivery though, such as from Deliveroo or Just Eat).

Offer 2: Starter and a main for £10.95. This is eat in only and is on until 25th June. You can get doughballs as the vegan starter option (ask for no butter and an oil instead, e.g. garlic oil, chilli oil, balsamic...) plus the vegan pizza (or any classic or leggera pizza).























BONUS OFFERS! Don't forget Pizza Express is part of Tesco clubcard boost too! To learn about this head here: http://theveganmagpieuk.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/clubcard-vouchers.html this can provide you with 4 times the amount your voucher is worth, plus the voucher is free in the first place. Woohoo! This is probably the best option depending on how many vouchers you have as it could make your meal entirely free if you choose water as a drink.

Plus Nectar Cards also have the option to buy Pizza Express vouchers. Head here for more info: https://www.nectar.com/brands/pizzaexpress 

Hope this helps!

Monday, 19 June 2017

Swedish Glace (and turns out Alpro ice cream) offer!

Hello!
EDIT: This offer is also available on Alpro ice creams! I've only just found this out! As of today (11th) I believe it is now only in store as it says it's available for delivery until the 11th, so unless you can get a delivery today, I don't think it counts. Please let me know if I'm mistaken! Thanks.

It appears at *the perfect time of the year* Swedish Glace is on offer at Waitrose! Until the 11th July, Waitrose have put all the Swedish Glace styles that they sell on a 3 for 2 deal. Yum! This is online and instore.
















What's more, if you have a My Waitrose card (free) you can put Swedish Glace on your 'pick your own' list, saving you an extra 20%. Woohoo! You can find out more about this and join it here: https://goo.gl/dCNwt

What's EVEN more (for some of you) if you have a Lloyds Bank current account, you can activate everyday offers (free) which often has cashback offers on Waitrose purchases. This is sort of random, so don't bank (hahahaha...) on getting this deal, but before you shop it's always worth logging in and checking your offers so you can activate it before you shop!

Even without the bonus offers, this is a pretty good deal! Hope this helps.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Ocado offer!

Hello! Ocado have another awesome offer on Fry's vegan food. Most of the range is in a deal of 5 for £10, making each pack just £2.00 each, not bad at all! This offer is available until 11th July 2017. I've taken a little screenshot to try and show you what's in the offer (sorry you can't read the writing though!). Just head here: https://goo.gl/sw4r8b and shop away!

Depending on what other offers you get, you may need to pay for delivery, plus they have a £40 minimum order, so bare this in mind when you're shopping.















Don't forget, not only is this offer on (and many other vegan products, worth a little look around!), but there are often vouchers for Ocado at places such as https://www.vouchercodes.co.uk/ocado.com so it's always worth a quick check to see what other deals you can use to get an extra bargain! Often these vouchers require a minimum spend to please consider this before you buy

Hope this helps!

Sunday, 11 June 2017

White Rabbit skincare offers!

Hello! Here's a post about an offer that ISN'T FOOD! I think it might be my first! The fantastic vegan skincare range White Rabbit skincare have reached a lovely 4000 followers on Facebook, so they have decided to run an offer to celebrate!

You can currently get 25% off when you spend £40 with a code. This is until 15th June.
Just go here: https://whiterabbitskincare.co.uk/collections/all put what you wish in your basket and when you checkout, use the code 4KFB in the 'apply code' section.

























Shipping does apply, however it is pretty reasonable! 0.79p for lip balms and sample packs, £2.90 for second class over 100g (more options available, these are the cheapest).

ALSO! Until the 15th June as well, you can receive a bottle of beard oil with all orders over £20.00, one per customer. This is usually worth £3.00. Very nice!

























Hope this helps!

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Yet another awesome Vegusto offer!

Hello! The lovely Vegusto who seem to love a good offer have only gone and put on another! This time you can get 3 of their piquant cheeses (my favourite!) for the price of 2 with the code PIQUANT2FORL

Just head over to their website here: https://goo.gl/3SzZvf and add 2 piquant cheeses to your basket, then when you go to checkout, add the code above and it'll offer you a free gift, which you click to add an extra piquant to your basket.

This offer is on until Midnight, Monday 12th June.

























They also have a whole heap of other yummy products such as their sausages (mmmm sausages), so now may be a good time to stock up. Don't forget to consider the postage costs when placing your order.

Hope this helps!

Friday, 9 June 2017

Ms Cupcake postal goods offer!

Hello! The super delicious and queen of the cupcake Ms Cupcake is having a sale on their postal goods. You can currently get 20% off when you use the code INDULGENCE.

Just head here: https://ms-cupcake.myshopify.com/collections/all and choose what you'd like. You can pick different flavours when you click on the product you want (e.g, click cookies, then you can choose the flavour). Then enter the code above at the checkout.





















There are postage costs, but with the discount included, now would be a great time to stock up if you love Ms Cupcake's delicious treats but can't get to the shop easily!

Hope this helps!

Vegan Tuck Box summer sale!

Hello! The deliciously tempting Vegan Tuck Box have a summer sale on all of their single boxes! You can get 25% off when you add a single box to your basket and add the code summersale when you checkout.

Just go here: https://vegantuckbox.co.uk/product-category/single-boxes/ and choose your preferred single box, then add your discount code at the checkout.























This goes for all of their single boxes, I've taken a little screenshot of them all below. My favourite is the 'snacks favourites' box as you get a mix of sweet and savoury, but you can click on each box and find out what you get inside each one to find the best for you! You can also add extra items to your order from the tuck shop. You have to pay for shipping, but depending on your shipping cost (£3.50 under £25, £4.50 over £25) and the box you choose, the discount can save you the shipping cost plus a little more (such as with the snack box).





































Hope this helps!

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Plamil mayo offer

Hello! Lovely chocolate and mayo makers Plamil have a great offer on all 4 of their mayo flavours at the moment, including squeezy bottles! For the whole month on June (ends 30th) you can get 3 mayos for £6, you can mix and match the flavours.

Just go here: http://www.plamilfoods.co.uk/offers/mayo-3-for-gbp6-offer?cPath= add the flavours you want to your basket and you can checkout!

What's more, if you are a new customer, you can add the code 'FIR17' to your order when you checkout for a further 10% off.

PLUS, during the Vegan Festival of Britain, Plamil are donating 50p per order to the wonderful Animal Aid until 10th June. Win win!

Delivery is between £2.60-£4.49 for orders under £25.00, but free for any orders over £25.00. Considering all of their yummy products they sell, this may be a good time to stock up!


















Please be sure you're happy with the final price of your order.

Hope this helps!


Monday, 5 June 2017

Nakd offer today only!

Hello! Happy World Environment Day! Nakd have a offer for today only to celebrate! 25% off everything. Yum! Expires midnight 5th June (tonight).

Just head here: https://www.naturalbalancefoods.co.uk/nakd/

Don't forget Nakd have free shipping! Woohoo!

























Hope this helps!

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Zizzi offer!

Hello! Lovely vegan friendly restaurant Zizzi have a tasty offer running from today, 25% off ALL food! Yum! Considering they have some great vegan option for starters, mains and pudding, this may be a good offer to make use of if you feel like eating out!

Just go here: https://www.zizzi.co.uk/offers put in the branch you're visiting, fill out your details and print or show your code to your waiter.

Offer ends 15th June, runs Sundays to Thursdays and there are some terms and conditions (below) as some branches are excluded. Please have a read below before you get excited about pizza!





































Also don't forget that Zizzi are part of clubcard boost. You can read about this magnificent little gem here: theveganmagpieuk.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/clubcard-vouchers

Hope this helps!

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Alpro Ice Cream Offer!

Hello! A little birdy told me (thank you!) about a particularly good offer on Alpro ice cream that is available at Asda at the moment! All of their ice creams are down to just £2.00, making them cheaper than Swedish Glace. Yum!

Asda don't seem to provide an end date for offers, so now would be a good time to try them or stock up if you've already tasted the deliciousness. Since it says rollback, I would think that the offer will be around for at least another week (don't hold me to that though).



















Asda also have a few other vegan offers at the moment, such as on Alpro milks (4 for £4) so it'd be well worth having a look around whilst your buying ice cream!

I very much appreciate people alerting me to offers, so feel free to let me know if your spot any good deals!

Hope this helps!



Saturday, 27 May 2017

Vegusto bank holiday offer

Hello! Yummy cheesy people Vegusto have another lovely offer! (I promise I'm not sponsored by them, they do great offers!) This time it is for 25% off for 3 of their award winning products: No Moo aromatic cheese, No Moo sauce and mushroom and No Moo burgers.

Just go here: vegusto.co.uk and enter the code AWARDSOFFER25 at the checkout.





















Offer ends Monday 29th May at midnight. Don't forget to factor in postage when considering your purchase!

Hope this helps!

Tropical wholefoods bar sale

Hello! Yummy fruit bar makers Tropical Wholefoods are having a sale on a few of their bars, with 50% off! The flavours include: 5 fruit salad bars, apricot and raisin bars, mango and brazil nut bars and date and walnut bars. Postage is free! Yaaaay free!

Just go here: http://www.tropicalwholefoods.com/shop-online/4587114368/Promotions/_page/1
















This is for a limited time, while stocks last.

Hope this helps!

Ethical Superstore vegan offer!

Hello! The popular Ethical Superstore have a very handy offer on at the moment on their vegan products! 20% off everything from coconut oil to dog food (and baby toiletries in between!). What's more, they currently have a lovely little postage offer where it's only 99p at the moment. Woohoo!

Just go here to see everything in the offer: www.ethicalsuperstore.com/special-offers/vegan.htm?limit=192
























Just a little screenshot to show how it's everything!

I can't find an end date, (please do let me know if I've missed it!) So if you want any items it may be wise to order asap!

Hope this helps!

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Vegusto weekend offer!

Hello! Delicious cheese (and sausage, and burger!) people Vegusto have another lovely offer running this weekend which can save you 15%! Just go here: vegusto.co.uk and add what you would like to your basket, then add the code 15VEGUSTOALL to your basket to get 15% off. Offer runs until Midnight Monday 22nd May.

























This offer is only on Vegusto products, and not on any Vegusto pack deals already on the site. Also, don't forget to add postage when considering the overall price of your order!

Hope this helps! 

VBites online offers

Hello! Vbites currently have a few offers on their site, including some short dated slices for just £1.00 and spicy bean bites for £1.00. These offers are on while stocks last Just go to www.vbitesfoods.com and have a look around!

I have noticed this happens quite a lot on their site for various items (yay!) and the best place to be first to know when offers go on their site is to follow their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/vbitesfoods/)  where they up posts such as the one below to alert you to new offers on their site!
























It is worth noting there is a minimum order spend of £15 and delivery charges based on how much you spend, however since the offers are usually great (often £1.00), if your favourite or hard to find products is available it may be worth stocking up on a good offer!

Please make sure you're happy with the final cost of your order :-)

Hope this helps!

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Asda vegan Quorn offer!

Hello! Quite a short, simple post, Asda currently have an offer on Vegan Quorn, as well as Cauldron's vegan sausages and burgers! The offer is 2 for £6.00, however they don't provide an end date that I can find.













Online, fishless fingers and Cauldron burgers are unavailable, but I believe these are also on the offer!

Hope this helps!

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Center Parcs as a Money Saving Vegan

Hello! I love Center Parcs and have read a few questions about all sorts of aspects in the past, particularly since going vegan. So I thought I would put everything I could possibly offer about going in a blog. I hope you find it helpful! I'll split it up into sections so you can scroll to the bits you want to read. The sections are:

When (and where) to book
Taking dogs
What to do
Eating out
The Parc Market (plus TREATS)

Just to confirm, I feel Center Parcs can be a brilliant holiday and would recommend everyone try a stay at least once! This is also in no way endorsed by Center Parcs, I just feel like it may be useful to everyone, vegans, money savers and all others interested.

When to book

Center Parcs pricing changes significantly over the year, so a good tip to save money is to go at a time when it is cheaper, if you are able to be flexible. I've been through all seasons so I can confirm that your holiday should be great no matter what time of year you go. Having a rough look it appears some of the cheapest holidays are in January, late September/early October and most of November. If you don't mind which part of the parc (park?) you want to stay in, you don't pay any more than what you see, but bear in mind if you do choose your villa location, you will pay an extra fee, with the price depending on how close to the main plaza areas you want to be (outer areas are cheaper to pick).

Top tips!

If you've also recently come back from a holiday there, I highly recommend using the Come Back Soon offer that Center Parcs have, where if you book within 30 days of coming back, you get £25 of vouchers for your next stay, plus free cancellation insurance and cheapest price guarantee, however with the guarantee you have to check if the price changes and notify them, they don't automatically tell you. But if you're able to book in advance like this, the vouchers alone are worth it! (Free pancakes, anyone?)

I'll just add a little section on where to book based on what you're looking to do and how well you deal with hills! Longleat is the one with the most hills, however they also have a land train which you can take all days except Mondays and Fridays before 6pm. They go to stops every 20 minutes and always take you nicely close to main areas, as well as helping avoid the hills! If you're ok at walking but feel you may need rests, I'd suggest Longleat is a nice place to go. Dogs are not allowed on the land train (except guide dogs). Elveden however is quite flat, which is perfect for people who want to walk everywhere or cycle a lot!

The newest site, Woburn, has a free shuttle service to and from Flitwick station. So if you don't plan on driving, Woburn may be the Center Parcs for you! It's a great service which takes you to the hotel within Center Parcs. You check in there and they will even take your bags to your lodge for you (very nice!)

Taking dogs

To me, taking my dog makes the holiday! My dog loves going and has the best time being in the forest. Dogs cost £65 for 1 dog and £89 for 2 (maximum of 2 dogs allowed) and you have to choose specific dog villas, which book up quickly, so I'd suggest booking early if you do want to take your furry friend. Whilst this may feel expensive, if your only alternative is a kennel whilst you go on holiday, it ultimately will probably save you money to take them with you!

You can leave them in the villas when you go out (eg for a meal) and they give you a sign to put in your window so people like maintenance/house keeping know there is a dog in the villa if you require their assistance (and also to not go in unless you answer the door!).

They have set spend areas for dogs, where you can let them have a nice free run around as it's all fenced (however tiny dogs or those who love to jump things may be able to escape). Dogs must stay on their leads when visiting everywhere else though, however flexi-leads are fine so they can still wander and sniff until their hearts are content! The village vans (to me) are respectful of the fact people are walking with a dog and do slow down when passing you, or wait for you to move somewhere safe at the side.

What to do

They have a lot of fun activities which you pay for, however none of these are vital to have a lovely, relaxing time! There is plenty to do at no cost at all.

Swimming is always free and are full of fun things such as rapids, slides and a wave machine. Also walking and exploring the forest is a lovely way to spend your time.

If you have a dog, I like to go to each spend area on the map as a walk, as this lets you see a lot of the site but with little goals so you don't get too lost and walk for hours (unless you want to walk for hours!).

Also if you go to Longleat for the first time, taking the whole land train route is a nice way to see where everything is and to have a little look around.

Every year Center Parcs also have a Winter Wonderland over Christmas, which usually starts sometime around November. This includes beautiful christmas lights and displays, as well as fireworks twice a week, once for the midweek break and once for the weekend break. The fireworks are free (and amazing)!

The wildlife alone fills up most of my time. See below at the beautiful creatures I was lucky enough to see!









Top tips!

If you have bikes and can take them with you, do! Hiring them can be expensive (particularly if you have a bigger family) and you can lock your bikes up outside your villa when you're not using them. Also take bags to cover your seats when your not using them in case it rains, no one wants a soggy bottom!

If you like swimming, make sure you take your own towels. You can't take the ones provided in the villa and to hire them is £2 a towel. Also, some of the sites have free swim wear dryers (such as woburn) but others charge 20p to use them (like Longleat). The towel dryer in your villa drys costumes delightfully!

Take some pound coins for lockers (except Woburn). They're free, just you need a pound to lock them.

Eating out

You absolutely do not need to eat out whilst at Center Parcs. Your villa has a fully equipped kitchen (however check my top tips below about this). If you plan to cook, I'd suggest you make a little meal plan before you go and take all your food with you, rather than buying it from the Parc Market, as it is more expensive than supermarkets. However Center Parcs do offer a WONDERFUL range of vegan food in most of their restaurants.

Center Parcs have a few of their own places which offer vegan menus. These include the sports bar (check my top tips about this place), Hucks and the Pancake House (YES! VEGAN PANCAKES!). See below some of the food available from these places.







They also have Bella Italia at a lot of their sites, which offers and vegan menu, plus Las Iguanas at Longleat (for now, I hope it'll come to more of them!). Las Iguanas have told me multiple times that their various fries are vegan, however they are fried with dairy, just to let you know.



Dexters Kitchen fries are also vegan (they have a may contain dairy warning but they are fine themselves), they are fried in separate fryers to any meat or dairy too!

Top tips!

So far as I've experienced, everywhere is happy to provide free tap water with your meals. I prefer this anyway most of the time, however it also saves a lot of money in the long run!

If you plan on cooking in your villa, I suggest (mainly as a vegan) you take your own knives, chopping board and frying pan. Also you'll notice they provide you with 3 dishwasher tabs for 4 nights, which always makes me suspicious as to how clean things are, so I suggest you take your own tabs and put everything you want to use for the week in for a wash before you use it, just to know it's nice and clean.

Both the Sports Cafe and Dining In fry their chips with meat/fish. Whilst Dining In don't mark their chips as vegetarian, Sports Cafe do, which is why I want to put this little warning in here.

Bella Italia (at least at Longleat) will let you take away their vegan pudding so you can cook it at home! You so you have an indulgent pudding wherever you like! (Please excuse the reflection!)





I have noticed that a lot of places that aren't entirely vegan end up removing the saucy parts to make food vegan. For example, the Las Iguanas vegan taco plank is just a veggie one without the sour cream. Often the restaurants at Center Parcs are very accommodating, so feel free to ask to swap the sour cream for guacamole instead! (Or salsa, whatever you fancy). If you see something you'd like added to your dish on the vegan menu, I'd say it's always worth asking.

I'd also suggest you take a bottle of vegan mayo (I like to take the squeezy bottle of chippa) and/or a can of Schlagfix to everywhere I eat, so I can make all the food extra delicious! For example, I like the chocolate and banana pancake at the Pancake House, however it comes with sorbet, so I ask for no sorbet, but a pot of uncooked chocolate chips, then add my own cream and top with the chips. YUM! See below for an example of this.




Also if you order too much, most places will let you take it home in a container (such as Hucks did!) so you can have a midnight snack too!




Parc Market

To save money, I wouldn't suggest relying on the Parc Market too much, however if there is something you fancy or are missing, I've taken some pics to show what is (unexpectedly to me!) available there for vegans. They also have more expected items such as hummus, bread, nibbles like this.





 
plus biscoff spread!










Not all of these are vegan, but lots were, just check the packs.





Also the TREATS shop sells (really quite expensive) moo free and millions!



Top tips!

As with all shops now, they charge for carrier bags. So make sure you pack some suitable shopping bags just in case you need them.

Also, if everything goes a bit wrong and you rely on the Parc Market for all or most of your food, they will delivery your shopping for free if it comes to over £40.00.


I hope this post has been useful, coming from a vegan and a money saving human.