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  • Holidays in Loire Valley France on a budget

    Date: 2012.01.06 | Category: Easter, France, Holiday Parks, holidays, Latest News, May half term, Places to go, Self catering, Whitsun Break | Response: 0

    While it seems hard to believe, the Loire is actually home to more than 1,000 glorious chateaux. So while you will no doubt wish to visit some of the most famous such as Chambord, the explorers among you will doubtless stumble across many more on your travels. That is if you can drag yourself away from the many wonderful views and walks alongside the Loire River that runs through this magnificent area.
    Le Chateau des MaraisLe Chateau des Marais in Chambord with its picture postcard setting and expansive pool complex makes a delightful place to simply relax, or an ideal base for discovering the wonders of the Loire. Enjoying a peaceful location in the grounds of a lovely old manor house, the park has been developed by the friendly owners to a very high standard. The Loire River is just a short distance away with opportunities for canoeing and fishing. The chateaux of Chambord and Blois are close at hand.
    L Etang de la Breche

    Offering a wealth of wide open spaces and a lush, green setting, L’Etang de la Breche near Saumur, offers great facilities and the perfect place in which to simply enjoy the great outdoors. The first thing that will strike you when you enter this park is the openness of the grounds. The location is ideal for exploring the many outstanding chateaux of the region including Saumur, Chinon and Azay le Rideau.

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  • Low priced holidays in the Vendee France

    Date: 2012.01.06 | Category: Easter, France, Holiday Parks, holidays, Latest News, May half term, Places to go, Self catering, Whitsun Break | Response: 0

    France’s Atlantic coast has everything that beach and water sports lovers could ever want. The Atlantic breakers crash onto mile after mile of golden beaches, which combined with the wonderful climate, make Vendee an ideal destination for lovers of the great outdoors. It isn’t all about the beaches though; the region also features a host of lively resorts, excellent shopping centres, attractions such as the Futuroscope theme park and a world famous cuisine.

    Les EcureuilsYoung families will love Les Ecureuils in St Hilaire de Riez, the park could not be better positioned, with a wide beach just across the road where golden sands stretch for miles. There is a superb outdoor pool with waterslides, indoor pool and a whole pool play area especially designed for the younger members of the family.

    La GarangoireFor those who prefer a location away from the hustle and bustle of a seaside town, then La Garangoire in St Julien des Landes is the place for you. The park is set amongst woodland and has a lake for fishing and canoeing, there are even marked walks in the forest. The pool area caters for young and old and even those who wish to stay dry with a generous seating area. There is entertainment provided daily for children and most nights for the whole family and caters for all tastes including traditional dance, quizzes and crepe evenings.

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  • Fantastic budget family holidays in Brittany France

    Date: 2012.01.06 | Category: Brittany, France, Holiday Parks, holidays, Latest News, Northern France, Places to go | Response: 0

    Brittany is the most charmingly unspoilt corner of France. This is perhaps why it’s one of the most popular destinations for family holidays. It is a land of long, sandy, beaches, rock pools, hidden coves and all the other things that children love so much. At the same time it offers a wealth of pretty villages, historic towns and rolling countryside, making it perfect for just about anyone.

    Staying in Brittany couldn’t be easier with plenty of holiday parks to choose from to cater for all tastes from small, quiet sites through to full on family entertainment.

    La Baie, La Trinite sur MerFor those seeking a quite place to stay with a young family, have a look at La Baie, La Trinite sur Mer with a children’s pool and 2 safe sandy beaches just a short stroll away, it has to be worth a look.

    Families with children who are active and just want to have fun why not try La Grand Metairie, Carnac. The park has a fantastic pool complex with a lazy river, water slides and indoor pool as well as organised children’s activities.La Grande Metairie, Carnac

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  • Review of La Bien Assise holiday and caravan park Guines France

    Date: 2011.10.03 | Category: Apartments, Calais, France, Holiday Parks, holidays, Northern France | Response: 0

    La Bien Assise in Guines is just outside Calais and is the perfect holiday park for a stop over near your ferry or Channel Tunnel crossing. However to consider La Bien Assise just a stopover holiday park is unfair as it is good quality Castels park offering huge pitches, quality accommodation and great facilities including a covered pool with slides.

    For a real, 2011 holiday park review of La Bien Assise head to Find Holiday Parks who visited the park this summer for a couple of days and checked out all the facilities and more.

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  • New safari tents at Ty Nadan in Brittany

    Date: 2011.06.06 | Category: Brittany, France, Holiday Parks, Latest News, South Brittany | Response: 0

    Find Family Holidays got an unexpected sneak preview of the new safari tents being put up at Ty Nadan holiday park in South Brittany.

    On the park for a short break, we noticed that wood flooring was being laid out and furniture was appearing so, being just a little nosey, we waited for them to finish before sneaking in to take a closer look.

    First impressions are very good. These heavily canvassed tents are huge, giving good day living space as well as adequate sleeping accommodation. But what you will notice first is that there is real solid wood furniture, comfy seating and good lighting. It is certainly camping on the luxurious side of things, with a lot of effort and money spent to create the safari feel.

    It has to be said though that our favourite bit of luxury was the two large hammocks outside for making the most of the long sunny afternoons.

    We saw 2 of the safari tents go up in with a matter of days so there may be more soon.  See camping holidays in Brittany and camping holidays in France

  • Brittany Ferries Poole to Cherbourg for just £59 each way, book the ferry and stay at Les Menhirs in Carnac Plage, Brittany

    Date: 2011.03.22 | Category: Ferries, France, Holiday Parks, holidays, Latest News, Places to go, Self catering | Response: 0

    To celebrate the return of Brittany Ferries cruise ferry Barfleur on the Poole to Cherbourg service in 2011, for a limited time you can enjoy up to 7 days in France for just £59 each way for a standard car plus two – including free reclining seats! See their web site for terms and conditions.

    Les Menhirs BrittanyWith this great deal on the ferry crossing why not book a great holiday at Les Menhirs in Brittany. This park is within walking distance of the centre of Carnac Plage and the beach, it is a lively park with a superb water chute.

    Located a short walk from the bustling seaside resort and fine sandy beaches of Carnac Plage, Camping LesBrittany BeachMenhirs is an excellent choice for a lively family beach holiday or a great place for couples. The focal point at this park is the excellent swimming pool complex, with a giant waterslide and water chute and even a mini slide for the children’s pool. There is also a stylish covered pool and a bar and entertainment room where the park organise discos for all the family.

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  • Flying with Children doesn’t have to be a pain

    Date: 2011.03.11 | Category: France, Holiday Parks, holidays, Italy, Places to go, Self catering, Spain, Villas | Response: 0

    Before you take off, let the kids burn off some energy. Get them to walk as opposed to carrying them around the airport. Show them the planes, and when you board, take them to see the cockpit and meet the pilot if you can. It also doesn’t hurt to allow them to stay up a little past their bedtime the night before; this way they may actually nap on the plane. If you’re travelling with a baby in a push chair, keep it until the last possible moment. Then if your flight is delayed, your child will have a place to sleep.
    While in flight, make sure children are comfortable and occupied. Prepare them for the experience by describing what they can expect to feel (turbulence, ear-popping, etc.) and let them know that it is normal. Many airlines offer something special for the kids, full of games, puzzles, activities and short stories to occupy their in-flight time. If the flight attendant doesn’t volunteer anything, ask. Many wise parents opt to bring their own.

    If your child is anxious about flying, there is a great book called “How to Fly For Kids” which explains what your child can expect to experience, like the “G” force and turbulence, in a very UN-scary way. It is a good idea to carry some boiled sweets with you to suck during takeoff, landing and turbulence; apart from the swallowing helping with the ear popping, it can help to take their mind off the situation.

    There are some fantastic places to stay that will not cost the earth, and they don’t have to be the typical ‘package holiday’ in a hotel. Ever thought of staying in a mobile home or villa in Italy?

    Have a look at Pra Delle Torri, Caorle, Adriatic Coast.

    Pra Delle Torri, CaorleSituated on the Northern Coast of the Adriatic, between Venice and Trieste, enjoy a great family holiday at Pra Delle Torri in Italy. The pool complex at Prá Delle Torri is definitely one of the most spectacular in Europe, with a first class array of swimming pools, waterslides and children’s pools. There’s also direct access to a compact beach with all kinds of water sports on offer, as well as an 18 hole golf course that offers a 40% reduction on green fees. The quaint Venetian style fishing town of Caorle with its attractive centre is nearby, while the popular resort of Jesolo is just half an hour’s drive away.

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  • The more things change, the more kids stay the same.

    Date: 2011.03.09 | Category: France, Holiday Parks, holidays, Italy, Latest News, Places to go, Self catering, Spain, Villas | Response: 0

    The more things change, the more kids stay the same. The family Chevy turned into the family station wagon, turned into the family minivan, which is now the family SUV. Even with the advent of in-seat TV’s, mp3 players and Nintendo DS — surprise — kids still can’t get along in the backseat! Here are a few quick tips for travelling with children.

    Before you even leave the house, it’s a good idea to prepare your kids for the trip. If they are old enough to read, give them books about the area you are travelling to and do some research online. If not, read to them and show them pictures of the places they will see. If you are travelling to a foreign country, introduce them to the food they will taste at home before you go to help ease the culture shock upon your arrival.

    Finding Family-Friendly Lodging
    In most cases, the more space the better. Rather than booking a handful of rooms, or worse, trying to cram everyone into two standard double beds, you might want to try staying in a mobile home or a villa in the country of your choice.

    Have a look at Callao Negro Villas in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote
    Enjoy a great family holiday at Callao Negro Villas in Spain. Callao Negro Villas is a 2 bedroom Villa in Playa Blanca that sleeps 4.
    Callao Negro VillasCallao Negro is a small development of just 16 semi-detached 2 bedroom villas in a quiet cul de sac, each with their own private swimming pool (7m x 3m, depth 0.8m to 1.6m, with roman steps), garden and sun terraces. Recently built, very tastefully and comfortably furnished and well equipped, Callao Negro is just 1km from the main beach and 1.2km from the attractive resort centre of Playa Blanca, where there is a variety of shops, bars and restaurants, and is ideal for anyone who doesn’t want to use their car all the time. Each house is built on an 800 sq metre plot; therefore there is plenty of space as well as privacy from its neighbour. They are ideal for couples or small families looking for high quality accommodation at a reasonable price.

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  • Save up to 25% on Keycamp Holidays

    Date: 2011.02.14 | Category: Ferries, France, Holiday Parks, holidays, Latest News, Places to go, Self catering, Special offers - time limited | Response: 0

    Book a Keycamp Holiday by 28 February 2011 and you could get up to 25% off the price of your holiday. This offer is made up of 20% early booking discount and 5% loyalty bonus for returning Keycamp customers. Early booking offer applies to mobile home accommodation only for arrivals on park between 30 July – 28 August and for a duration of 10 nights or more. (Excludes Prestige and Vista Prestige mobile homes).

    Stay at Les Mouettes near Carantec in Northern Brittany. A friendly park with a fabulous pool complex and a spectacular setting next Les Mouettes, Carantec, Brittanyto a lovely bay.

    1.5km from the old port of Carantec and Plage du Kelenn, Les Mouettes is situated near one of the most beautiful bays on the Breton coast. The park is very well kept with many pleasant, grassy pitches, some surrounded by trees and flowers. The main attraction is the impressive swimming pool complex overlooked by the bar terrace, where the children will enjoy floating along the lazy river surrounding the huge water chutes. In addition there is a covered pool for those times you want hide from the sun while swimming. Kids can also try their hand at the unusual 18-hole crazy-golf course, not forgetting the beach is just 1.5km away.

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  • Book your 2011 summer holiday with Thompson Al Fresco and save £50

    Date: 2011.01.31 | Category: France, Holiday Parks, holidays, Italy, Spain | Response: 0

    Les AlicourtsYour next summer holiday could be cheaper than you thought with £50 off with Thompson Al Fresco. This offer applies to holidays booked before 31 January 2011.

    Holidays in modern mobile homes with air conditioning where required and the only schedule you have to work to is one you have make yourself are the ingredients for a fantastic summer holiday. Add to that beautiful beaches, countryside, mountain and lakeside settings throughout Europe what more could you ask for?

    The kids will love camping in France, Italy, Spain, Croatia or Holland and think of the memories they will have of spending time in superb water parks, lazy rivers or the friends they will make while at the kid’s club. There are holidays for active families as well as those who want to get away from it all and relax by the pool. There is always the bar or restaurant to meet new friends and have a drink or a bite to eat.

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