French campsites are well located for family fun
Located within easy reach of local amenities, the family campsites in France offer a wealth of things to do in the area.
Discover nature up close
Being at one with nature is good for the soul and kids love spending time in the great outdoors. Teach them to care about the environment from an early age, catalogue greenery and photograph wildlife.
On-site and local sports amenities
Burn off some of that energy or take up a new sport. On-site facilities on family campsites vary but may include tennis courts, golf
, horse riding, water sports
and arranged group fitness sessions.
Stargaze al fresco
Lay back and relax before bed as the night falls and see how many constellations you can spot. Delve into the history behind the names of Orion’s Belt and the Milky Way.
Teach the young ones to swim and dive
Every child should learn how to swim, so start them at an early age and give them confidence in the water. Family campsites often have a choice of pools to suit beginners and more advanced swimmers. If you’re on a baby-friendly camping trip
, make sure you bring water wings (or armbands) for the babies and wet-shoes for poolside.
Campfire chef contests
Who will be the king or queen of the BBQ this year? Choose on-site accommodation with a BBQ or pick up a disposable one from the convenience shop. Grilled French saucisson encased in crusty baguette is a real treat for the taste buds.
Large choice of accommodation
If you prefer to travel light, book a convenient cabin, cottage, caravan or glamping tent for your stay. Accommodation options suit all, from singles to large family groups.
Make new friends
Enjoy meeting your neighbours in a shared environment. Camping holidaymakers often return to the same family campsites year after year, offering a wealth of local area and site facilities advice to share.
Kids’ activities and clubs
Enjoy your own pursuits while the children are cared for in one of the kids’ clubs. Older children can explore the camp and facilities alone, including indoor and outdoor sports, cinemas, arcades and refreshment activities.
Discover the local area by car, foot or bike
The campsites for families in France are well located, offering you the key to the French countryside and towns. Uncover the beauty of the island of Mont St Michel, the culture of Paris or the bustling quayside of Marseilles.
Practise the language
Download an app or pick up a phrasebook before your camping trip to France. Learning and practising a new language is part of the joy of foreign travel. Take a trip to a local farmers’ market and test out your newfound skills as you buy fresh local produce.
Family-friendly campsites are packed with things to do
Family camping trips create nostalgia. Make memories of stargazing, toasting smores and sing-alongs round a campfire.
On-site entertainment choices
Family camping holidays bring you closer together, but if you tire of jigsaws and family quizzes in your tent, join in the fun on site. Facilities vary, but you may find your site offers live day and evening entertainment such as cabaret or karaoke, dancing, movie showings and on-site contests.
Local cuisine and bustling markets
Give the chef the night off and book a family table in an on-site restaurant
or wander into town to try out some local delicacies. The regional farmers’ markets are a great place to try new foodstuffs at their freshest. Hire a bike with a basket and fill up on freshly picked fruit and vegetables.
Day trips and excursions
Speak to one of the on-site advisors to book up a choice of off-site adventures. Organised sightseeing trips to central Paris, local heritage sites and beaches are among the options available, depending on which region you stay in.
On-site laundry and hygiene facilities
Take advantage of the on-site cleaning stations. Launder your clothes and bedding as you go, with irons and ironing boards, washers and dryers available for guests to use at family campsites. Why not nip into the shower block after a pool or sports session?
Bring your own or book on-site accommodation
Family campsites offer pitches for tents
and mobile homes
. Sanitary facilities and dirty-water disposal are on site for your convenience. If you prefer, you can rent a comfortable self-catering chalet, caravan, luxury tent or cottage.