Having spent my teens staying at Eurocamp Parcs with my family, it was always something I wanted to do when we had a family of our own. Being a larger family it can be incredibly expensive to travel abroad and, for the first few years of the children’s lives, we didn’t even attempt it. Having priced up package holidays I had been horrified at the cost, knowing we would need two apartments as a family of six, and it was then I discovered the perfect way to travel abroad – Eurocamp.
Last year we had our first family holiday at Eurocamp and I can honestly say we had the time of our lives. This year we had a big decision to make about where to return to and, with so many amazing parcs to choose from, it was a difficult choice. I thought I would share our top 10 picks and hopefully narrow it down a little!
Sanguli, Salou, is based in the Costa Dorada and although we stayed at this site last year, it’s absolutely somewhere I would return to again. Just a short transfer from Reus airport, Sanguli has everything you could ever want from a holiday, all whilst basking in the sunshine. With four pool complexes to choose from there is no better way to cool off than whizzing down a water slide or relaxing with a cocktail in the pool bar.
With two supermarkets, a mini-market and a gift shop, three restaurants, a take-away, and four bars, the facilities are top class. At night you can enjoy the entertainment at the Roman Amphitheatre, the most impressive structure where the whole Parc comes together and the atmosphere is amazing!
With countless sports activities, a kids club, and all a stones throw from the beach, it’s no wonder that Sanguli stole our hearts last Summer and you can read our full review here and discover why we fell in love with Sanguli!
El Defin Verde, Torroella De Montgri
El Delfin Verde, Torroella De Montgri is located in the Costa Brava, and is somewhere I stayed at in my teens with my parents and a friend. I have some amazing memories of the dolphin shaped pool and the fact that the parc leads directly to the beach where you can enjoy a number of water sports!
The parc is modern and spacious, with excellent restaurants, bars and plenty of sporting activities. At night in high season, there’s a lively programme of entertainment with dances, discos, tribute shows and themed evenings. If you want to get out and about, we’d suggest hiring a car during your stay so that you discover all this lovely region has to offer.
Marina de Venezia, Punta Sabionni
Italy has been at the top of my travel list for as far back as I can remember and Marina de Venezia looks absolutely amazing! Located right by Punta Sabionni, ready to hop on a ferry to Venice in no time, this 5-star resort offers a huge pool complex with an Olympic sized swimming pool, kids pools and waterslides.
The main piazza offers a supermarket, diving school, restaurants, an ice cream parlour and even a hairdresser! To the back of the parc is a beautiful white sandy beach, and to the other woodlands to explore on hired cycles. I love that the parc allows you to be as active or as relaxed as you choose to be, that it suits children of all ages, and that it is in the perfect location to visit the many attractions locally.
Bella Italia, Italian Lakes
Also in Italy is Bella Italia Campsite located in Peschiera on the south eastern tip of Lake Garda. For those who love to adventure, it’s the perfect base to explore or, with a fabulous pool complex, there are plenty of ways to relax whilst the little ones go wild!
The Italian Lakes are hugely appealing for us and, having done beach holidays for the last few years, I like the idea of trying somewhere more inland and where better than by Lake Garda itself!
La Croix du Vieux Pont, Paris
La Croix du Vieux Pont is somewhere I have been looking into given the fact that the location couldn’t be better for Disneyland Paris! We’ve been wanting to take the children for such a long time now and yet just haven’t managed to work out the logistics. I love the idea of incorporating it into a family holiday and also cutting costs without the need for Disney accommodation.
La Croix du Vieux may be close to Paris but hidden away in the Aisne Valley, with flowing rivers and sleepy towns, you’d never know it! At the parc you can relax in one of four pools, including a covered pool incase of poor weather. It’s safe to say that this was an easy entry into my top ten!
La Baume, Riviera
Where better to stay in France than in the Riviera? La Baume is a lively Parc with a fantastic pool complex as well as a whole host of sports facilities. With nearby beaches you can bask in the sun, and in the evening choose between the parc disco or live entertainment.
For those who love to explore, you can enjoy archery, tennis and cycle hire, and wind down in the bars and restaurant. I love that La Baume offers shady pitches with low level decking, perfect for those with young families. Eurocamp really does think about how to make holidaying abroad with children as easy as possible!
Domaine des Ormes, Dol-de-Bretagne
Domaine des Ormes Campsite is another parc which instantly stood out to me, set in 400 acres of wooded parkland on Brittany’s coast. As a family who enjoys to be outdoors, I love the sound of the wildflower meadows and a large lake and I can imagine this is a Parc we would completely fall in love with!
For any golf fanatics the parc has the draw of an 18-hole golf course and clubhouse and, for my horse riding mad girls, a riding school that offers rides for all ages and abilities. On top of that it has an impressive pool complex to cool down in! This is definitely somewhere I am considering, particularly given ease of travel by ferry.
Zaton Holiday Resort, Zadar
Croatia isn’t a country we are familiar with and yet I am told by all who have visited, that it is utterly beautiful. Zaton Holiday Resort looks sensational, with white sandy beaches and clear blue lagoons. With all of the facilities you’d expect from Eurocamp, the Parc has a large heated pool and one just for kids, 3 restaurants, cocktail bar, bike hire, horse riding, tennis courts (there are 12 of them!), fitness centre and plenty of evening entertainment.
I love the range of sporting activities at this Parc and think that Lewis would really enjoy taking part – that’s the thing I love the most about Eurocamp, that they cater for all ages.
Duinrell Campsite, Holland
For thrill seekers looking for adventure, Duinrell Campsite is the parc for you! Not only is it a quality parc located just outside Amsterdam, but it has a theme park offering over 40 rides and attractions too! As well as that, there is Tiki Pool Waterpark on site, with 16 waterslides in a tropical aqua park to enjoy (discounted rates apply for Eurocamp customers).
Lewis was very keen to visit this parc, with the theme park hugely appealing for him, but my only concern is that the youngest three aren’t quite old enough to enjoy all of the rides and as much as I would love to go this year, I think waiting a couple more years might be more sensible….
Guincho Campsite, Portugal
Guincho Campsite lies within a pine forest behind the Grinch dunes and is the perfect location for those wanting to combine a beach and city break. The par has everything you need for a family holiday – a pool complex, play area, restaurant and takeaway, as well as being close to the resorts of Cascais, Estoril, and nearby Lisbon.
For those who love to surf, just 1km away you can find one of Portugal’s most perfect surfing spots, particularly in July and August. I love Portugal, although we have never been together as a family, and I would love to return with the children.
As you can see there are some amazing parcs and locations, and making the decision to choose just one is so difficult. I’m torn between returning to Spain, exploring Italy, discovering Croatia, or relaxing in France. Which one would you choose??
** We are working with Eurocamp this year. All words and opinions are my own. **