Center Parcs adds backtracking fee to the bill

CENTER Parcs is to charge guests a backtracking fee after deciding it will stay open on Monday, it has been confirmed.

Having U-turned on the decision to boot guests into the woods on the day of the Queen’s funeral as a mark of respect, Center Parcs will invoice them accordingly to the tune of hundreds of pounds.

A Center Parcs spokesperson said: “After listening to the overwhelmingly negative feedback on social media we’ve begrudgingly decided to do the right thing, while rinsing middle class holidaymakers for all they are worth in the process.

“People are bound to kick off about this decision too, even though it’s consistent with the rest of our business model. We already charge an extortionate amount for food and activities which should really be included when you’re paying that much, so we’re not about to start handing out freebies now.

“Anyway, it’s not even a backtracking fee, really. It’s a ‘Queen’s Funeral Opening Hours’ fee. You wouldn’t want to dishonour Her Majesty by being stingy, would you? Didn’t think so.”

Guest Donna Sherridan said: “Ok, I can swallow that. But do I really have to spend £240 on Center Parcs-branded respectful black costumes for when the Subtropical Swimming Paradise is open?”

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