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Cheap camping holidays: Our top 10 guide to the best-value European campsites

Forget about the pricey Euro when you stay in our selection of Europe s top family campsites. Free kids clubs and on-site bars and restaurants give mum and dad a few hours peace into the bargain.

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1. De L Atlantique, West Brittany

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De L Atlantique in West Brittany offers a water park and Discount Holidays © holiday camp rolled into one with the white sands of Beg-Meil bay for good measure. The bar overlooks the water park so you can keep an eye on the kids as they whip down the slides and chutes. There is family entertainment in the bar – from karaoke to magic shows and a disco.

This Discount Holidays © holiday centre at Fouesnant in Brittany is aimed at families. Tour operator Eurocamp operates Fun Stations for kids aged four and above plus a Mini Funstation for tots. There’s also an Energy programme organising sports for older kids – from basketball to football and orienteering and rounders. To find out more on this break, head to Eurocamp.co.uk2.

2. La Brasilia, South of France

Cheap Camping Holidays: Our Top 10 Guide To The Best-value European Campsites

A sporty park with direct access to the lovely sandy beach at Canet-Plage in the Roussillon corner of southern France. When you re not playing beach volleyball or swimming in the sea and pools, you can join in a game of football, hit the courts to play badminton, tennis and volleyball or work out in the gym. There are also more traditional pursuits, from archery to sea fishing. Hire a bike to explore the countryside – cycle rental is 10 euros per day for adults and eight for kids.

There are kids clubs with organised sessions plus a daily children s disco to give you time for a swift half early evening. After dark, the park puts on family discos and live entertainment. Make daytrips to historic Perpignan and even across the border into Spain. To find out more about this southern France camping holiday, visit Eurocamp3.

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3. Bella Italia, Italy

Cheap Camping Holidays: Our Top 10 Guide To The Best-value European Campsites Bella Italia is right on the edge of Lake Garda

Perched on the south-east tip of Lake Garda, this campsite is the perfect base for summer sightseeing, with Verona, Milan and the walled city of Mantua a short train ride away. As well as a massive waterpark, it has tennis courts, archery, kids clubs and a sandy beach.

Bliss Camping has seven nights in a luxury tent sleeping four from 700.5

4. Vilanova Park, Spain

Cheap Camping Holidays: Our Top 10 Guide To The Best-value European Campsites Vilanova Park, Spain, is on a lovely sandy beach

This site is on the beautiful Costa Dorada, near a sandy beach (free bus every 30 minutes).

On site is a bar and restaurant in a beautiful Catalan farmhouse, plus indoor and outdoor pools, a wellness centre, play areas and supermarket all set in large gardens. There s plenty to keep you busy, from table tennis and boules to volleyball and mini golf. Vilanova is also ideal for a city break, with bus services to Barcelona. To find out more about this break, visit Eurocamp online6.

5. Camp Ka ela Medulin, Croatia

Cheap Camping Holidays: Our Top 10 Guide To The Best-value European Campsites Kazela Medulin is one the biggest campsites in Croatia

Situated on Medulin bay near the historic centre of Pula, this is one of the largest campsites in Croatia, with a long pebble beach. Sporty campers are in for a treat it has a superb range of facilities: 15 pools, scuba-diving, water-skiing, wind-surfing and jet-skiing. For more information about this break, head to Arena Camps7.

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Quarteira, Portugal

Cheap Camping Holidays: Our Top 10 Guide To The Best-value European Campsites Quarteira is in the heart of the sunny Algarve

This spacious campsite is in the heart of the Algarve close to the resort of the same name, which has a sandy beach and charming promenade. There is plenty to keep kids amused, from a games room and children s club to tennis, table tennis and football. There is also a waterpark in the gardens and plenty of watersports on offer at nearby Quarteira beach. To find out more, head to Eurocamp8.

7. Ch teau de Chanteloup, France

Cheap Camping Holidays: Our Top 10 Guide To The Best-value European Campsites Ch teau de Chanteloup has stylish French sites

This five-star campsite is set in 50 acres of parkland in the grounds of a 19th Century chateau. Guests can now bed down in a Glamping Toil tented suite sleeping up to four people, with big beds, a kitchenette and outdoor lounge with a BBQ. Or retreat to the ch teau, with its restaurant, bar, billiard room and TV lounge. For older kids there s paintball, golf and horse-riding.

To discover more about this break, visit Le Chateau de Chanteloupe9, for ferry deals, Brittany Ferries10 is currently offering 20% off.

8. Ca Savio, Italy

Cheap Camping Holidays: Our Top 10 Guide To The Best-value European Campsites Ca Savio is a boat ride from Venice

Combine a camping Discount Holidays © holiday with a city break, staying at this laid-back site just a short boat ride away from Venice. Enjoy the two pool complexes, pedalo and cycle hire, mini-golf, boules and football, or relax on the long sandy beach. To find about more, visit Venue Holidays online11.

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Camping Manor Farm, Switzerland

Cheap Camping Holidays: Our Top 10 Guide To The Best-value European Campsites Camping Manor Farm is great for watersports

This site is on the shores of Lake Thun, with views of the Eiger. It s great for watersports you can fish, windsurf, canoe and swim and there s also trampolining, table tennis and mini golf. Interlaken is less than two miles away… take the mountain railway up to the Jungfraujoch, the highest station in Europe. For more information about this holiday, visit Canvas Holidays12 online.

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Domaine de Litteau, France

Cheap Camping Holidays: Our Top 10 Guide To The Best-value European Campsites Domaine de Litteau is on a forest edge

This peaceful site on the edge of Cerisy Forest is the perfect base for exploring Normandy, famed for its huge beaches and medieval towns. It has a large pool complex and a new kids adventure zone is opening this summer. To find out more about this holiday, visit Siblu Villages13 – book before 15 January and get 20% off stays until September 2015.

For cross channel deals, Brittany Ferries14 currently has 20% off 2016 Portsmouth-Caen ferry crossings.

References

  1. ^ 30 Flybe fares and 6 more January flight sales you don’t want to miss (www.mirror.co.uk)
  2. ^ Eurocamp.co.uk (www.eurocamp.co.uk)
  3. ^ Eurocamp (www.eurocamp.co.uk)
  4. ^ The hacks to save on a family Eurocamp break to Europe (www.mirror.co.uk)
  5. ^ Bliss Camping has seven nights in a luxury tent sleeping four from 700. (blisscamping.co.uk)
  6. ^ Eurocamp online (www.eurocamp.co.uk)
  7. ^ Arena Camps (www.arenacamps.com)
  8. ^ Eurocamp (www.eurocamp.co.uk)
  9. ^ Le Chateau de Chanteloupe (en.chateau-de-chanteloup.com)
  10. ^ Brittany Ferries (www.brittany-ferries.co.uk)
  11. ^ Venue Holidays online (www.venueholidays.com)
  12. ^ Canvas Holidays (www.canvasholidays.co.uk)
  13. ^ Siblu Villages (www.siblu.com)
  14. ^ Brittany Ferries (www.brittany-ferries.co.uk)