Families want fun, freedom, and flexibility when on holiday. Camping holidays offered by Grenham Travel provide all that and more.
The number of activities on offer allow parents a chance to relax while the children play, make new friends, and enjoy great new experiences. There are a wide range of camping sites available which are located in some of the most beautiful beach, countryside, mountain, and lake settings in Europe, including France, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Portugal, and Holland.
This type of holiday is for families who like the great outdoors. It offers freedom and flexibility in a manner that a traditional holiday cannot. Holidaymakers can enjoy their own modern mobile home with facilities for grocery shopping and launderettes on site. Most have air conditioning, private decking to enjoy barbecues, bars, restaurants, and a wide variety of activities to suit all tastes and ages. Depending on location, parks offer a variety of different experiences.
Filled with fantastic pool complexes, beaches, entertainment, and clubs for children, you can be sure to find something to keep the entire family entertained. These include splash parks with waterslides, spray parks, and lazy rivers and lagoon pools to relax around. For those of you who prefer an activity-filled trip, there is cycling, football, tennis, volleyball, pitch and putt, and aerobics, to name but a few.
Take the opportunity to explore your surroundings. Head off the beaten track on foot, bike, or canoe. How does a walking trip in the serene environment of the Alps sound? Or perhaps you would prefer to try your hand at canoeing in the Dordogne or horseback riding in the Camarque? Whatever your preference, a camping holiday with Grenham Travel ticks all the boxes.
Choose a camping site in one of the locations where you can immerse yourself in the heart of authentic experiences and take a day tour of a famous capital city to view cultural hotspots, historical sights, and the delights of local cuisine. Take this opportunity to take in all the sights and sounds of some of the most historical cities in the world.
Clubs for children
Camping sites are renowned for the clubs they provide for children which are run by experienced and enthusiastic staff. They include a variety of games and activities to keep the little ones entertained while you, the parents, kick back and relax. If travelling outside the main holiday season, check that clubs are open as some only operate during high season in specific camping sites.
Some clubs provide opportunities for children to learn to cycle and swim, all within a fun-packed environment. The process of socialisation and forming new friends is second to none. The only problem may be tears when it comes to going home.
Travelling with young children is no easy task. However, some companies offer a ‘baby pack’ which includes a cot, high chair, and stroller at your accommodation on arrival. The baby pack costs just €30, or hire pieces individually for €12 each.
We are all aware of the teenage stage of life – too old to be a child but too young to be an adult. Luckily, camping sites have amenities and activities specially designed for teenagers, offering a parent-free zone, a taste of freedom, a chance to meet other teenagers at discos, crazy golf, and archery events, or through sports and physical activities. They also have the opportunity to go on day trips to go-karting, water parks, and bowling. Charges may apply for some of the activities.
Additional four- and five-star sites have been added by suppliers for camping holidays in 2016. A five-star property, Au Lac De Biscarrosse is described as a paradise for water lovers with the option to take a dip in the sea or avail of the site’s aquatic park. For parents, there is a range of state-of-the-art treatments and experiences in the wellness centre.
How to get there
Some people prefer to pack up the car and set off towards the ferry for a holiday adventure. If so, you can choose to break up the long journey to the likes of the south of France, Spain, or Italy with a stopover. The bonus of a ferry is that it is a budget-friendly crossing with no baggage limits and flexible times to suit your plans. Packages with overnight sailings from Ireland to France usually include a cabin and onboard play area for children plus a cinema.
Other people prefer the convenience of flying. Fly to the airport closest to your destination and take car hire for the duration of your stay. This allows for flexibility of travelling outside the site to explore surrounding areas.
For those who prefer not to drive while on holiday and to totally chill out, there are public transport links from the nearest airport. Alternatively, take a private transfer to the site. This can be arranged prior to departure at a reasonable rate.
When planning a camping holiday contact Grenham Travel to source the best value. Receive expert advice to guide you to the site that best suits your requirements.
For more information or to make an appointment call (090 ) 6492028, email [email protected], or call into the office at 1-3 Connaught Street, Athlone.