Great French campsites with a water park for kids – and adults!
If you’re considering a summer holiday in France for you and the kids, why not book your getaway at a campsite that features an array of water activities and comes with its own waterpark?
It’s often difficult travelling with kids and trying to keep them entertained the entire time, not to mention tiring! Finding campsites in France with waterslides or water parks takes some of the stress out of it; who doesn’t love plummeting down a waterslide on a hot summer afternoon?
While the kids spend their time flying down the slides and swimming in the heated pools, you can take advantage of them being in a safe environment and spend time in the on-site spa, reading, or relaxing poolside soaking up the sun.
Below you’ll find a list of campsites in France with water-based activities, including water slides, multiple pools, heated pools and full-on waterparks with numerous rides. All of these campsites also have restaurants, shops and many other amenities.
Best Campsites with Water Parks
Camping & Spa Cap Soleil
To kick off our list, we’re starting with this magnificent four-star renowned family camping site, Camping & Spa Cap Soleil. This luxurious camping site is positioned a short walk away from the beach, in case the water slides get too much for you and you want to frolic in the waves. This Savannah-styled aquatic park comes fully equipped with five waterslides, lagoon pools, a paddling pool, a Jacuzzi, and solariums.
Camping Les Terrasses du Lac
This peaceful campsite is situated on a gorgeous piece of land beside a 200-hectare lake and offers guests a variety of sleeping options that include pitching your own tent or bringing your own caravan, as well as on-site accommodation, which includes mobile homes, chalets, cottages, and bungalows, all equipped with hot water, electricity and Wi-Fi. The water park features games for kids, a paddling pool, kids’ pool, slides and a jacuzzi. The waterpark is also wheelchair-friendly.
Yelloh! Village – Payrac Les Pins
With a sprawling layout and seven sparkling pools, including heated pools, paddling pools and a covered pool, you’ll be hard-pressed to find better waterslide facilities. During the day, the kids can spend time at the children’s club area, which has a children’s playground, or the family can head out and play some tennis, go hiking along the myriad of trails, play volleyball, read in the library, or eat at a restaurant. At night, when you’ve rinsed the day off and are ready for night-time festivities, you’ll find a schedule packed with nightly activities and entertainment provided by the campsite.
Camping Les Cigales
This breath-taking campsite is located amid the stunning red rocks of the Esterel Mountains of Les Maures, near the village of Le Muy and roughly 20km away from the sea. You’ll find an array of accommodation to choose from that includes personal pitching for your tent or mobile home, as well as chalets and mobile homes that sleep up to eight people. Palm trees surround the swimming pool area – it’s a very relaxing spot lined with vegetation and overlooking a green forest and surrounding landscape. You can spend your time frolicking in the large heated pool with waterfalls. The kids will undoubtedly want to spend their moments swimming towards one of the five slides and jumping down.
Camping-Village le Floride & l’Embouchure
This five-star campsite in France is found in Port-Barcarès on the Mediterranean seafront, a couple of kilometres from the city of Perpignan. Before checking out the water park and slides, venture out down the green lane onto the beach and spend time soaking up the sun and waves. Inside the campgrounds, you and the kids will have access to four swimming pools with games for children, a jacuzzi and slides. All of the swimming pools are heated and form part of the same water park. While the kids splash around in the water park, you can spend your time taking part in other activities, such as archery, or planning some escapades to the nearby hiking and mountain biking trails.
Camping Ecologique La Roche D’Ully
This beautifully pleasant, quiet ecological campsite is nestled away amid the Jurassian Mountains in the Loue Valley in Franche-Comté and offers a variety of activities for the whole family to enjoy. These include a leisure centre, an entertainment room, a games room, white water sports, volleyball, archery and canyoning. If you’re an avid hiker, you can spend time on the hiking trails nearby, or rent a bicycle and discover the landscape on two wheels. Your kids can spend the afternoons splashing in one of the two swimming pools, which both form part of the water park. In the first swimming pool, they’ll have access to children’s games, a paddling pool, a kids’ pool and slides. The second pool comes with a jacuzzi, paddling pools and a kids’ pool to wade through. Both swimming pools are heated.
Les Castels Les Bois du Bardelet
Les Bois du Bardelet is perfectly situated if you’re looking for a campsite with a water park close to the Castles of the Loire and the Sologne. The site offers a relaxing environment for the whole family and features two small lakes and three swimming pools. The second pool boasts a water park that features kiddies’ games, slides for everyone to enjoy, a jacuzzi, a paddling pool, and a kids’ pool.
Camping and waterparks: what to keep in mind
Why choose a campsite with a waterpark for your next holiday?
Rediscover your inner child
Our days are filled with such seriousness that we often forget to let go and reconnect with the happiness we had as kids. It’s guaranteed that campsites with water parks will remind you of what it’s like to let your hair down and get giddy!
Kids are entertained
Travelling with kids is a great experience, but it can be tiring trying to keep them engaged constantly and trying to find time for you to relax too. Water parks at campsites take care of that, giving you a lovely break, with the security of lifeguards watching over the kids while you sit back and relax.
Camping has always been a great way to bond with the family. The great outdoors, the time spent away from busy day-to-day life, offer quiet moments with loved ones. These campsites offer you and your family a chance to do things you all enjoy and make long-lasting memories for everyone.
Improve your sleep
Enjoy the fresh air, take in more oxygen, tire yourself out on the waterslides, in the pools, exploring the local area. Spend your days relishing the open air and enjoying yourself and just see how well you sleep. Gain some insight about what helps you relax and feel better while camping, maybe you’ll take some new habits home with you to help you sleep as well when the holiday is over.
Camping abroad often means meeting people you wouldn’t usually meet, especially for your kids. You’ll have the opportunity of socialising with an array of different people, maybe gain a different perspective or two, or simply enjoy the company of other people.
FAQs for the best possible camping experience
We’ve given you the how and we’ve given you the why, now we just have to answer a couple of questions and you’ll be on your way to a smashing holiday!
What should I pack?
If you’re going to be spending most of you time at the water park, pack goggles and spare togs and towels, as well as lots of waterproof sunblock. Remember that many French pools only allow tight swimming trunks for males – not shorts. Specific flip flops or shoes that are easy to get on and off for going to and from the waterpark might be a good idea, as well as the type of clothes that are easy to take on and off poolside. You’ll need water bottles, snacks, books and toys, to keep the little ones happy poolside all day long, so you can relax.
Are there lifeguards?
Yes, the majority of water parks in France will have lifeguards on duty.
Are shoes allowed on the slides or in the pool?
Generally, no, there won’t be any footwear allowed when swimming. There will be a place to leave them at the entrance to the pool area. If there is a specific reason for needing water footwear, you can contact the campsite beforehand and discuss this with them.
Do the campsites have electricity?
Yes, all campsites have access to electricity. If you’re staying in an on-site mobile home or lodge, you’ll have electricity. If you’re pitching a tent or parking a van, you’ll generally be able to choose between a camping area with or without power.
Is camping safe?
If you’re concerned about the safety of camping, you can put those fears to rest. All of these campsites are safe for the whole family. They’re in enclosed areas that are protected and come with none of the dangers you’d experience if you were wild camping.
Now choose your campsite and go!