The last week of the summer holidays was really special for us because we went on holiday to France. We had been invited by Eurocamp to stay at one of their European parks, and we chose La Croix du Vieux Pont which is 116km north of Paris.
We had lots of fun, using the Eurocamp ‘bucket and spade list’ to inspire us, and lots of adventures. Today I’m going to tell you about the accommodation, site and kids clubs. In another post I’ll tell you about the things we did off site.
We stayed in an Espace three bed with decking. It was on a very generous pitch with a raised decking area, and a good sized lawn area, large enough to have a kick around on. The caravan had everything we needed, a well stocked kitchen, bathroom with shower, and space to sleep up to eight, if you use the sofa bed in the living area. It had dated decor, and a few small issues like a saggy sofa and a dodgy toilet but it was clean, tidy and absolutely fine for our needs. Personally, because I am into aesthetics, I’d recommend paying a little more for a more modern caravan like the Vista or Aspect range which are much more modern. Have a look at my You Tube video above for a tour of our Espace.
Eurocamp also have lots of extras available to hire for families. This makes it really easy, even with toddlers and babies. Travel cots, high chairs, rumble trucks (great for pulling little ones around the larger sites), and more. Check the website for more details.
Site and activities;
I was told by the staff on site that La Croix du Vieux Pont is one of Eurocamp’s flagship sites. It’s large, with lots of facilities. For supplies there is a supermarket (though it’s really not very well stocked), bakers (fab for morning pastries), and gift shop. There is a restaurant, beach bar/restaurant, and takeaway if you don’t fancy cooking. Entertainment is plentiful with absolutely loads to keep you busy, you really could just stay on site and have a great holiday.
The site has three swimming pools, one outdoor, and two undercover (one even has a roof that opens and closes), the pools have slides and are lots of fun. We visited the pools four times because the children liked them so much. There’s also a ‘beach’ area i.e sand around an outdoor swimming area, with the beach bar. This made a lovely place to have a picnic, hang out, swim, make sandcastles and really get into a holiday mood.
There was another area with lots of pay for activities. We took out a pedallo, and Wonder Girl went on the bouncy castle. There were also canoes, little cars for children to drive, trampolines and bungee trampolines.
All this before I’ve even touched on the great free Eurocamp kid’s clubs. Each of the kids had a kids club aimed at they’re age group. Wonder Girl did a cookery class and teddy bears picnic at the mini fun station. Robo Boy chose to do three sessions he liked Leo’s fun station so much, doing dinosaur morning, splash games and arts and crafts. Super Kid did mini olympics and science with his group Mac’s fun station. Both the boys went to a pizza and movies party, great fun for them and we got to spend some one on one time with Wonder Girl which was lovely.
On top of this Wonder Girl was able to take part in a learn to cycle session, and got the chance to get to grips with a balance bike. Then Super Boy had a real treat at the action station, this is a real plus to this site, they offered archery, climbing, abseiling, trapeze and zip wire. The prices were stupidly reasonable with one session costing five euros, and all five only 20 euros. I would definitely recommend taking advantage of this, the sessions where well run, safe and Super Kid got a really good go at each one.
We had a really lovely weeks holiday with Eurocamp, it’s something I’ve wanted to try for a while and I’ll definitely want to do it again.
My holiday would have cost £1259 for a family of five. This includes ferry crossings, Dover to Calais and back, plus accommodation and access to all the park facilities.
*Disclosure: I was provided with travel and accommodation by Eurocamp in exchange for my review.