Family holidays in Europe with Pitchup.com
Jun 29 2015 Posted by Samantha Marsh
--European sites offer family facilities to rival hotels--
--La Pineda, L’isle sur la Sorgue, Conil de la Frontera, San Felice del Benaco, Baden--
Why pay over-inflated hotel prices when you can enjoy an outdoor holiday at a fraction of the cost but with all the same facilities - and more? Pitchup.com has rounded up some of the best sites in Europe for the best family stays.
Camping La Pineda De Salou is a family-friendly holiday park just a short distance from La Pineda beach, the famous Port Aventura theme park, Aquópolis, and the Dolphinarium Costa Daurada. The site has top-notch facilities including three swimming pools, jet cannons, a large solarium and plenty of sunbeds. The whole campsite is surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation including 12,000 trees such as mulberry, elms, poplars, olive trees, palms, and cypress. Guests can relax at the wellness centre with its various treatments and facilities. For the children, there is a kids’ club which organises regular activities along with a playground, games area, ping pong tables, pool tables and chess. Dining is available on site at Els Cactus Restaurant serving breakfasts plus sandwiches, pizzas, pasta and ice cream throughout the day. Accommodation here starts from £14.10 per night for electric grass pitches or from £47.91 per night for a furnished lodge which sleeps up to four people.
Camping La Sorguette is on the beautiful Isle sur la Sorgue in the heart of the Isle of Provence near Avignon. Guests can fill their spare time on site by taking advantage of the wide range of facilities including a playground, volleyball, basketball and pétanque courts, a pool table, TV room and library. There are also bikes, canoes and kayaks for rent so guests can discover the local area. The staff keep the whole family entertained by organising children’s workshops and an activity programme for teens with different events like tree climbing, adventure games, canoeing, guided tours and regional gastronomy tasting sessions. The Les Bambous snack bar is available for visitors in the summer and hosts musical activities once a week. A grass touring pitch starts from £14.03 per night or guests can book into a yurt or holiday home which start from £46.76 per night
Right next to the sea and with a lovely warm climate, Camping La Rosaleda in Conil de la Frontera is a great spot for a family holiday. Guests can choose between pitches or cosy cabins and use the facilities on site which include a restaurant, supermarket, large swimming pool and playground. There is also an entertainment team which organises a large choice of activities for kids and adults in peak season. In their spare time, visitors can work out in the gym, take an aqua aerobics class or relax in the sauna. The site is set in an area which offers a lot of activities such as horse riding or wine tasting. Aqualand theme park, Aventura Marina Aquarium and the botanic gardens at Zoo Botánico in Jerez are just some of the local attractions nearby. Pitchup.com offers grass pitches here from just £12.95 per night, while the site’s fully-fitted cabins start from £29.50 per night.
Set on more than 17 acres, Europa Silvella overlooks the Manerba Golf and La Rocca. On site, guests can take advantage of a variety of family facilities including two outdoor swimming pools with lagoon and Jacuzzi corner, a paddling pool for children, a tennis court, ping pong table, pétanque court and football and volleyball pitches. Guests can enjoy a drink or a meal at the pool bar and restaurant. The site also has its own private beach with pier/boat slip. Regular entertainment events are arranged in high season including sports tournaments, games and shows. Electric grass tent pitches start from £16.55 per night.
Camping Mané Guernehue Holiday Park is located in the heart of the Morbihan gulf between Vannes and Auray and offers a great choice for families with teenage children. With its 24 acres of beautiful land, the site offers a relaxing and comfortable family stay. Visitors can make the most of the numerous facilities: restaurant, bar, shop, launderette and kids’ club. The list of the available activities for kids includes a high rope adventure course, archery, fishing in the lake and much more. There are also sports activities and evening entertainment for teenagers. What’s more, the site has its own water park with slides, a heated indoor pool and spa with sauna, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi, sensory shower, body and skincare treatments. Pitchup.com offers grass pitches here from £15.68 per night, while the large holiday homes are available for weekly rental and start from £241.72.
For more information visit www.pitchup.com. All prices correct at time of writing.
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