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The Best European Camping holidays

Posted on April 07 2017

When the Easter holidays or half-term comes around, many parents are keen to take their children away on a fun family holiday however, the prices of many hotel resorts can be expensive – especially at this popular time. We’re a big fan of camping here at Kids Travel 2, and these days it holds many more possibilities beyond simply sitting in a tent in a field. If you’re stuck on what to do during your next family break, why not explore Europe with one of these fun, exciting and often luxurious camping holidays?

Campsite Valkanela – Croatia


About the campsite: Croatia has been rising in popularity as a holiday destination in recent years and it’s not hard to see why once you take a look at its clear, sparkling seas, luscious green landscapes and idyllic beaches. The Valkanela campsite gives you and your family the opportunity to take advantage of these breath-taking natural surroundings. Located in a peaceful cove between Vsar and Funtana, it is surrounded by water and safe, smooth pebble beaches for the whole family to enjoy, with a newly opened swimming pool for those that prefer not to swim in the open sea! It boasts a busy schedule of planned sport and entertainment activities, as well as many pubs, bars, restaurants and even a nearby nightclub for young adults to head to on an evening.

Easter events and offers: This Easter, the Valkanela campsite is offering nature loving families the chance to enjoy a gloriously green getaway, from the comfort of a luxurious mobile home. A traditional Easter breakfast is included, with a fun welcome package and creative workshops offered for children. Find out more online

Weather forecast: Known for its Mediterranean climate, heading to Croatia in Easter will certainly be warmer than in the UK, with average temperatures of 12 - 14°C . However, the months of July and August can reach up to 26°C.

Camping Eden – Lake Garda, Italy 

Lake Garda, Italy

About the campsite: A family-run campsite, using this experience to create a wonderful environment for other families to enjoy. It is located by Lake Garda, famous for its incredible beauty, in a peaceful, sheltered complex. Adults will enjoy soaking up the panoramic views while basking in the sun as kids explore the tennis courts, three exciting pools (complete with waterslides) before tucking into the local delicious delicacy at the on-site pizzeria-bar.

Easter events and offers: Camping Eden doesn’t take reservations until the end of April, so it is not an Easter destination. However, if you book a getaway out of season, from 23rd April until 1st July, it offers a 15% discount making it a great option for a low-cost getaway later on in the year. 

Weather forecast: If you do head to Camping Eden a little later on, you can expect glorious weather! In May, it can reach up to 22°C, with an average temperature of 17°C.

Durrell Wildlife Camp – Jersey

Durrell Wildlife Camp – Jersey

About the campsite: One for the animal lovers! Durrell Wildlife Park is home to a plethora of exotic animals such as monkeys, parrots, bears, flamingos and more, housed in a stunning, natural environment. With a selection of luxury ‘pods’, the whole family can sleep, live and play amongst these animals! Each pod has a safe stove for burning logs, alongside a private shower and WC facility. Families can either cook in the kitchen that is provided, or enjoy the other dining experiences such as the BBQ on offer.

Easter events and offers: Durrell Wildlife Camp is offering a 10% discount this spring that can be used for bookings of 3-6 nights. This offer is not valid for July/August, making it perfect for those last minute Easter getaways.

Weather forecast: Hailed as the ‘sunniest spot in the British Isles’, the average temperature in Jersey this April is predicted as reaching highs of 11 °C, with 6 hours of sunshine a day.

I Pini Family Park – Rome

About the campsite: This dog-friendly campsite has a range of comfortable mobile homes, located in peaceful surroundings to make it a memorable holiday for all of the family. After relaxing by the pool as the kids are entertained by the friendly reps, heading to the capital city is essential! Rome is just 25 miles away from the serene campsite, giving you easy access to the best pizza and ice cream in the world to enjoy as you explore the area’s history! If you’re travelling with teenagers, we recommended Rome as a great place to explore in our previous blog post.

Easter events and offers: We haven’t spotted any specific Easter offers however, this website has reduced its rates in the run up to Easter!

Weather forecast: Rome is famously sizzling in summer, and in Easter it’s still warm enough to encourage lazy days by the pool. Highs of 20°C can be expected, although lows of 8°C may also occur.


Image Credit: https://www.durrell.org/wildlife/visit/hospitality/camp/


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