I may have eventually persuaded DH to take DD(3) and DS (18m) abroad for the 1st time and I've a friend that's just had a great time at a Eurocamp in Spain. TBH it sounds like the kind of thing the kids would love, even if it's nothing like the holidays we used to take. I figure that if the weather's decent we can just take it in turn to look after the kids whilst the other one sits and reads for a bit. Anyway, does anyone have any good/bad experiences or can recommend a particular one? Wd prob prefer Spain and wd rather fly from the North. Thanks!
We have stayed at a few campsites in Spain: - Playa Joyel in north eastern Spain (atlantic coast). It is next to a huge beach. We were there in early season and often had the beach to ourselves. The campsite is quite level (this can be an important consideration). It is in a beautiful area which at the time we visited (10 years ago) was quite unspoilt.
On the Costa Brava (med coast) we have stayed at a couple of sites: - Castell Montgri near Estartit. This is quite a big site with fairly small pitches. It is set on a steep hillside within a (stiffish) walk of Estartit itself. It was a reasonable campsite with good pools (my DH was in the brochure for a few years!). Estartit is a typical seaside town and the beach (also within walking distance) is very big. - Cala Gogo near Calonge this campsite is very steep and TBH I cannot recommend it.
Is there any particular reason why it has to be Spain? On the whole we have preferred French campsites the French do camping.
Whatever your preference, Eurocamp/Keycamp/Canvas do provide great holidays for families. Go for the best accommodation you can afford. Go out of season as your DCs are small, peak season (ie school holidays) is expensive.