Author: Parker

Can a camping holiday be relaxing?

Going camping for your main holiday of the year may not be your first choice if you want a relaxing break but for some it is their only choice so how can you make a camping holiday with the family as relaxing as possible?

Planning is the key to ensuring your holiday is as restful as possible. If you have children on holiday with you then it is a good idea to take plenty of games and other activities with you to keep them occupied throughout the day giving you time to read a good book or sit in the sun for an hour. Young children will obviously need adult intervention at times but if you are on holiday with another adult taking turns to play with the children is a good plan.

When you are packing food stuffs to take away with you try to take as much convenience food with you as possible to cut down on the amount of cooking you will need to do or buy take away food if it is available. Washing up is sometimes tricky when camping so to cut down on this use disposable plates and cutlery for some meals.

A camping holiday can be a time to sit back and relax if you really want it to be so give it a go.

Family camping holidays in France

Camping holidays can be an excellent way to holiday without the need to break the bank but the often inclement weather in the UK deters a lot of holidaymakers from taking this option however if you consider a camping holiday in France you have a greater chance of better weather especially the further south you travel.

Many of the camp sites in France have excellent facilities and most have magnificent swimming pools or aquaparks that have slides, rapids and staff that run aqua fitness sessions. There are plenty of places to eat on site whether you want to sit in a restaurant or just grab a snack. Each site has a shop so that essentials like bread and milk can be purchased daily.

If you don’t want to have the hassle of taking your own camping equipment with you, some holiday companies offer ready erected tents on site that have comfortable camp beds, full cooking facilities and fridges and freezers inside. Bedding and towels can be hired so that clothing and toiletries are the only things you need to bring. Beach goods can often be bought locally if you want to take advantage of the many glorious beaches France has to offer.

How about a weekend trip to Paris?

Although many of us are holding fire on our holiday plans at the moment, hopefully in the not too distant future we can start to book up again and look forward to jetting off into the sun.

It may be that to start with people want to stay a little bit more local and hopefully people appreciate some of the amazing sights they have around them.

Paris is a city that has welcomed tourists for many years, but over the last decade or so seems to have lost some of its attraction.

The beauty of Paris is that it is only a short trip away from the UK but once there you will feel like you are the other side of the world. Paris is well known for being a popular destination amongst couples looking for a romantic getaway, but it also has a lot to offer for families and groups of friends.

As with any city there are parts that are beautiful and parts that are not so great but there is certainly plenty to so and see that will ensure you are not disappointed. Some of the top sights to see include the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum and the Arc De Triomphe.

Paris, a good start to a touring holiday in France

When you are trying to decide where to holiday in France you really are spoilt for choice. Each area or department has its own cultural and climatic differences and so whether you enjoy relaxing on a beach in the south of France or skiing in the north there is something for everyone.

One solution to the problem of deciding which area to visit is to go on a touring holiday around France. Ideally a three-week holiday will give you enough time to sample most of what France has to offer.

An excellent place to begin your tour is a visit to the capital city, Paris. There are many marvellous places to stay in Paris such as the Grand Hotel du Palais Royal which boasts elegant rooms and suites.

Whilst in Paris you will be able to visit the well-known landmarks of the Louvre, Notre Dame and of course the Eiffel tower. No visit to Paris would be complete without a boat trip on the Seine. You can buy a hop on hop off ticket which enables you to see the sights without having to travel through Paris by car or public transport.

When the sightseeing is done there is nothing better than sitting at one of the street cafes with your coffee watching the world go by.

Taking the family on holiday to Cornwall

Out of all the locations for a holiday in the United Kingdom probably one of the best destinations is Cornwall in the south of England.

The climate is often a few degrees warmer than counties further north and so a holiday outside the usual holiday season can be as enjoyable if not more so as there may be less tourists and accommodation is often more affordable.

Whether a holiday on one of the many caravan parks is for you or a stay in a friendly guest house is your preferred accommodation, Cornwall has the best on offer. If you are willing to stay inland a few miles the cost of your holiday can be greatly reduced. There are many farms that have accommodation on site giving younger members of your party the opportunity to see and interact with the farm animals. It may also be possible to sample some of the fresh produce from the farm a tasty treat for all the family.

The host of attractions on offer in Cornwall cater for all tastes and interests. Whether your party have always wanted to visit a tin mine, make their own pottery item or learn to surf the Cornish Riviera is the place for you.