WHEN travelling with kids, especially ones old enough to have an appetite for running wild, your requirements for a successful, memorable holiday will most likely include the likes of a beach, a kids or teen club and a few easy going eateries.
Mobile home and camping holidays in France with Al Fresco are ideal if you’re looking for a family holiday with fun, flexibility, freedom and lots of great food. France is a holiday destination full of contrast and every region has its own character.
Al Fresco luxury mobile homes are on some of the best French campsites in Brittany, Normandy, Vendee, Champagne (near Paris), Loire valley, Charente Maritime, Aquitaine, Languedoc/Roussillon and the Cote d’Azur.
The French holiday parcs are set in golden beach, lakeside and mountain settings and provide some great facilities, restaurants and most importantly, a relaxed holiday atmosphere.
Wherever you choose to spend your holiday, France has a well-deserved reputation for its cuisine and good wine and there are plenty of markets and small town delicatessens located near or within the holiday parcs.
For a day away from the beach, there’s still plenty to do, with cosmopolitan cities and medieval villages to visit, activities and adventures to undertake and history and culture to soak up.
Many Al Fresco holiday parcs are toddler friendly, with creches and a toddler-friendly pool, while many will also feature a club especially for kids aged between four and seven, and eight and 12.
Here, they can get stuck into everything from mini-golf to magic shows. With multilingual staff on site, this means parents can relax with a good book and a glass of wine knowing their family is in good hands.
Youth clubs, day trips and discos also feature for teenagers looking for some new friends and fun.
With tons of summer offers for 2014, Al Fresco offer packages based both on mobile homes or families.
Depart on May 31 and spend eight nights in a two-bedroom mobile home in Chateau De Galinne, Brittany, plus overnight sailings with cabins, from just €699 per family (based on a family of four).
This holiday parc features a heated water park with slides as well as an indoor aquatic centre and is situated right next to a beach, and just minutes walk from Saint-Malo’s historic walled centre with fine restaurants and creperies.
Departing on June 20, seven nights in a two-bedroom mobile in La Croix du Vieux Pont, Champange, costs from €499 per mobile.
The parc is ideally situated for a visit to Disneyland Paris with six times weekly coach excursions to the popular park and to Paris.
Or if the South of France is on your radar, why not depart on July 5 and spend seven nights in Le Sylvamar, Aquitaine, from just €485 for a two-bedroom mobile.
Toddler-friendly Le Sylvamar offers a range of activities for all ages from surfing lessons to fitness programmes and also features a heated water park with a pool, a lagoon and a lazy river. Biarritz is just 30 miles away and a trip to San Sebastian (46 miles) for tapas is a tempting day trip.
For a two-bedroom mobile in Esterel on the Cote d’Azur, a seven-night visit costs just €799 per mobile, departing on July 14. Just three miles from a beach, families visiting Esterel can make the most of the outdoor swimming complex and indoor jungle paddling pool.
The parc also offers evening entertainment, fitness classes, a creche and kids clubs.