It added: "All guests impacted by the closure will receive an email today explaining the options available."
The five holiday parks in the UK are in the following locations: Elveden Forest, Suffolk; Longleat Forest, Wiltshire; Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire; Woburn Forest, Bedfordshire; and Whinfell Forest, Cumbria.
\u201cFollowing the announcement of the date of the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, we have made the decision to close all our UK villages on Monday 19 September at 10am as a mark of respect and to allow as many of our colleagues as possible to be part of this historic moment. 1/2\u201d
However, Center Parcs soon found itself in the middle of a social media storm after people expressed their outrage as guests in the middle of their week-long holiday who paid to stay at one of the parks (which at this time of year typically costs £1,000 for a family-of-four) were to be turfed out.
As a result of the backlash, Center Parcs ultimately made a U-turn and announced in a new statement that guests would not be required to leave for a day and then return to their holiday.
"The vast majority of our guests are either due to arrive or depart on Monday 19 September.
"We have, however, reviewed our position regarding the very small number of guests who are not due to depart on Monday, and we will be allowing them to stay on our villages rather than having to leave and return on Tuesday," it said.
"The villages will still remain closed on Monday and we will be offering a discount for the lack of facilities available on that day."
The whole debacle was injected with some humour as people on Twitter reacted with hilarious memes at the ridiculous notion that guests would have to leave for a day during their paid holiday.
\u201cCenter parcs customers Monday night in the forest\u201d
Perhaps the big U-turn from Center Parcs was prompted by these responses...
\u201c@CenterParcsUK Good luck removing guests from the parks. You've trained them in archery, shooting, swimming, canoeing and swinging through the trees like apes. You've basically got 5 village-loads of ninjas to clear out.\u201d