We love camping; well glamping! We’d choose it over a hotel anytime. Granted you might not imagine it’s for everyone, but with the amazing accomodation choices available now, there really is something for every family. We all love everything about it and the relaxed feel of the holiday makes it perfect.
10 Reasons why we love it
1) space– space for the children to scoot and cycle in safety ( few cars and those on site travel very very slowly) So lovely to sit on our pitch watching the children whizz about with their new found friends. Sitting outside with a cheeky drink unr the stars, while the kids sleep. It beats tiptoeing about a hotel room when the children are in bed.
2) being outside– we feel like the whole holidays is spent outdoors, especially as we stay in a tent. I am sure this helps the children sleep well too. From walking to the loo block, to walking to the little shop; a stroll by the river, to sandcastles on the beach, so much time is spent outdoors.
3) fab kids clubs( all free, caters for 4 upwards, also tumble tots, learn to ride and learn to swim for the little one. (Not all theses are available at all parks)
4) super pool – whether you want a quiet and tranquil pool; an indoor or outdoor pool. There is something to suit everyone. Personally, we always choose one with a big complex with a slide and toddler areas.
5) everyone is friendly– young and old all mix and enjoy each others company. Las time we went, KW1 and 2 (5 and 3) made lots of little friends near our tent but got very friendly with two older couples, whose pitch we passed on the way to the wash block. One couple even brought some chocolate to the tent for the children’s long journey to the ferry port.
6) total flexibility in arrival days, choice of transport, length of stays, type of accommodation of accommodation ( tents, safari tents, mobiles…). Last year we went as a group of four families but chose accommodation to suit budgets, different travel options and differing arrival dates. The same applies to our holiday this year, again meeting up with friends for part of it,
7) Campsites to suit what your family fancies: rivers or beaches; rural or touristy, large or quaint… Accomodation choice is excellent too- we love the safari tents but usually we go with the classic tent.
8) being able to load up the car makes travelling with wee ones ideal- taking bouncers, play mats etc isn’t a problem
9) eurocamp provide baby baths, high chairs, changing mats, boosters, travel cot, decking gates, bed guards- all for free
10) being able to enjoy a drink on your pitch with the children tucked up in bed having had a fun day. We love the fact in order for us to enjoy the evenings, we are neither stuck on a poky hotel balcony while the children sleep, or dragging our kids to bars until midnight. Perfect!
A selection of snaps for the first two years of family holidays…
This year we are off to the dordorgne over May half term; we have even got friends meeting up with us again. They are staying on mobile homes, for us it’s a safari tent! We can’t wait…And for those who worry about the fact tents don’t have toilets, little man has the answer…