Guest post by Jade Armitage at Thrifty Yorkshire Mum
I grew up going on Eurocamp holidays with my family every year, and last summer we braved our first Eurocamp with the kids – except this time we were the adults! Here’s why I think you need to try Eurocamp with the kids.
If specific child-friendly activities are your thing, then some of the Eurocamp sites have kids clubs on offer. For the under 4’s, you are able to stay with your children, which is a nice alternative if they’re looking for things to keep them occupied, but aren’t so keen on being left. For the over 4’s, there is the ‘Fun Station for All’. With quiz nights, junkyard challenges, and chocolate parties being a few of the activities offered, they’re surely not going to be bored!
2. Relaxed atmosphere
I know, I can hear you laughing..relaxed atmosphere? With children?? It’s true though, Eurocamp with kids CAN be relaxing. They have plenty of quiet sites, where the open space is perfect for little ones to run around and burn off energy. Being able to put them to bed on an evening and sit on the decking with a glass of wine and unlimited cheese is one of my favourite parts of Eurocamp holidays. Also, the sites are very family-friendly, so you don’t feel alone when your child is having a giant meltdown because their icecream broke in half.
3.You can make your own holiday
Package holidays are brilliant for what they are, but they don’t always offer the flexibility of a Eurocamp holiday. We love the fact you can choose exactly how long you want to go for, and have the opportunity to try out different sites. I also remember one year, when I went as a child. We got to one site and were met with torrential rain. No fun. So, we spoke to the reps, and managed to rearrange our booking and moved to a site further down south where the sun was!
4. You don’t need to take much
The beauty of Eurocamp holidays is that they basically have everything set up for you in the tents/mobile homes. We were so surprised when we went, that for a 10 day holiday, our car boot wasn’t even packed full. We even managed to fit our 4 year old’s bike in easily. I had visions of having to pack everything plus the kitchen sink, but this wasn’t the reality at all. Taking our own car made this easier too, as we could pack it exactly how we liked, and weren’t confined to fitting everything into suitcases.
5. A range of different accommodation
Right from the biggest mobile home, to the simple yet comfortable tents, there are a whole range of amazing accommodation options so you can choose the best for your family. The mobile homes are set out brilliantly, with open plan living and separate bedrooms. You can also have the option to choose one with air-conditioning, which can be a life-saver in the hot weather! If you’d rather get back to basics, then the tents are a great alternative. With proper beds, a fridge freezer, and electric sockets, you can experience the outdoor living, with a few home comforts (so that Ipad can stay charged!)