THEY are portrayed as a haven for families, but beneath the idyllic, tree-lined surface, Center Parcs are teeming with paint-balling gangs of would-be terrorists, it was claimed yesterday.
The High Court in London heard how Jihadist recruiters set up a network of training camps from Wiltshire to the Lake District, disguised as family holiday villages offering week-long breaks from as little as £279.
Terrorism expert Dr Tom Logan said: "Most people thought they were just a posh Butlins, but there was obviously something deeply sinister going on."
He added: "They took their inspiration from the CIA who have been running Disney World since the mid-70s."
Center Parcs dismissed the claims and insisted it was looking forward to a busy summer season of bike rides, watersports and anti-American volleyball competitions.
A company spokesman said: "During the day you can swim, ride horses or play tennis, and in the evening you can relax with friends and talk about the infidel's occupation of Jerusalem.
"Look at the choice on offer in our main restaurant and bar and give praise to Allah."
He added: "While this may look like an incredibly accurate and detailed recreation of the security area at Heathrow, it's actually the spa."