These 10 European campsites offer excellent facilities for children. They have been selected for their close proximity to sandy beaches; on-site facilities for young children; nearby family-friendly attractions and can be reached easily by plane, ferry or car. The campsites also offer families the choice to book a pitch for their own tent, a 2 or 3 bedroom mobile home, a ready-erected furnished tent or a wooden lodge/chalet.
Le Soleil, Argelès-sur-Mer, Languedoc, France
Le Soleil is a four-star campsite right on the beach so families can walk there without struggling to cross busy roads. The Mediterranean sea is crystal clear and warm for young swimmers in the summer and the views of the Pyrenees are stunning. Luckily you can reach this area of the south of France via a number of airports, including Perpignan, Carcassone, Beziers and Girona (Spain); Ryanair is the airline to try first for flights to these airports.
La Bien Assise, Nord-Pas-de-Calais
La Bien Assise, a 5-star French campsite located in the grounds of a beautiful chateau, is close to Calais and the Tunnel making it one of the easiest of our featured campsites to reach. The park has a stately feel with the shop and bar located in former stables and the restaurant set in a farmstead and boasting a first class gourmet menu to match. The pool is covered when the weather is iffy and there is plenty to do for everyone in and out. Perfect for anyone trying a camping holiday for the first time.
La Croix de Vieux Pont, Berny-Riviere, near Paris
La Croix de Vieux Pont in Berny-Riviere, is situated on the outskirts of France’s capital, and is perfect for a day trip to Paris and Disneyland Paris, France’s most popular attraction. The campsite’s own bus service* can take you directly to the centre of Paris or Disneyland, and pick you up in the evening. What makes this site special is its location, it’s just two and a half hours easy drive from Calais, and its on-site facilities that include a sandy beach, indoor pool and a pony trekking centre. * There is an additional charge for the bus service.
I am Will Goodridge, I founded ISpyCamping.com in 2010, a comparison website for family camping holidays across Europe.
This is my camping blog. My stories from camping trips, either with my family exploring different locations or on my own as I meet the people who own campsites and holiday parks around Europe.
As a dad of two young children, I get to experience the highs and lows of family holidays like everyone else and see at first hand what works and what doesn’t.