Get cracking: Book an egg-citing outdoor Easter break with Pitchup.com
Mar 11 2014 Posted by Samantha Marsh
Family-friendly outdoor accommodation in style
Spring’s here and the outdoor beckons. With the Easter break just around the corner, outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com has some fun-filled suggestions to make family time egg-stra special.
Harford Bunkhouse and Camping, Dartmoor
Kids will love seeing and hearing the animals on this working farm, which is conveniently situated for biking, pony trekking on Dartmoor and visiting Dartmoor Zoological Park or National Marine Aquarium. Accommodation is in centrally heated converted barns, sleeping up to nine, with shared bathroom facilities and communal use of a lounge, pool table and football table. Dogs are welcome.
Price: Five nights (April 17-22) costs £260 for a family of four.
Camping Les Chouans, France
The on-site water park guarantees hours of entertainment for youngsters at this family-friendly French site. There’s also a playground, multi-sports ground, restaurant & takeaway and a grocery shop serving freshly made bread. The Saint Hilaire de Riez area, on the Vendee coast, where this park is situated, is close to beaches, a climbing park, paintballing, a fun fair, bowling and a wildlife safari park. Lodges have TVs, kitchen with microwave and coffee maker and are spacious enough for a family of four. Blankets and pillows are provided; linen costs extra.
Price: Seven nights (April 12-19) in a two-bedroom lodge costs £326 for a family of four.
Loch Tay Highland Lodges, Scotland
Families who enjoy the fun of catching their own supper will love Loch Tay Highland Lodges, just north of Edinburgh. Here visitors can fish for their own supper on the loch or if they are not successful there is the Boathouse restaurant onsite catering for every need. With archery, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, sailing and cycling all on hand for guests, as well as wifi, a play area and games room, kids won’t be bored. Accommodation is in camping pods in quiet woodland, with electricity, TV, fridge, kettle and microwave. Pets allowed.
Price: Seven nights (April 12-19) in a pod costs £420 for a family of four.
Magical Camping, Park Farm Norfolk
Children and parents alike will be enthralled by the ultra-luxurious five-metre bell tents hidden away in lush meadows surrounding Park Farm, close to Norwich and the Norfolk Coast, which has some of the UK’s best beaches. Explore the salt marshes of Stiffkey or the Dinosaur Park at Lenwade, a 10-minute drive away. Almost everything’s provided – guests just need to bring themselves, spare clothing and toiletries.
Price: Seven nights (April 12-19) costs £637 for a family of four.
For more family-friendly sites for Easter, including those who offer touring and tents, please visit www.pitchup.com. The site features a wide choice of accommodation throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe.
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Notes to editors
Founded in 2009 by former lastminute.com man, Dan Yates, multi-award winning Pitchup.com is a free guide to all types of outdoor accommodation in the UK, Ireland and France. The site provides users with a simple platform in which they can search and book an outdoor holiday with total ease. The customer experience from landing on the home page through to booking a holiday can be completed in as little as four pages. The site also goes beyond traditional searches by allowing users to search for accommodation based on more than 80 criteria, such as adults only and campfires allowed, and view nearby events, Good Pub Guide pubs and VisitBritain attractions. Users can also search on the offers page to find the best deals available. Pitchup.com features over 5,000 UK wide camping and caravanning sites/parks with France recently added into the equation. It enables users to search for all types of parks and sites from the major brands right through to one off campsites and unique outdoor accommodation options, which may not have previously had a web presence.