We're going to Switzerland to meet up with family in the summer, and I thought I'd drive (have done long-distance driving holidays before so that bit doesn't bother me) and break it up with a few days in France, somewhere roughly en route between Calais and Geneva.
We'd love Center Parcs, but it's not ideal this time because:
- inflexibility over dates and length of stay. I need to arrive in Switzerland on a particular mid-week day and I don't want a full week stop over on the way, so I'm looking for somewhere that doesn't have set changeover days.
2. There will only be two of us on this leg of the journey: me and DD (12). All the French Center Parcs seems to only have entire cabins as accommodation, which means paying €€€€ for a chalet that can hold 6-8 people when there's just two, not great.
Apart from that, I'm looking for something fairly similar to the Center Parcs concept, but I haven't tried any other holiday village/ organised holidays, we usually book on airbnb/booking.com and do our own activities.
We'd definitely want a water park/swimming pool with slides. We like treetop/high ropes type things. Lots of space to be in nature (forest/countryside), if possible with bikes. Some other activities but not fussed which in particular. DD absolutely will not go to a kids' club type thing so that doesn't need to be on offer.
I'm looking at Eurocamp and Pierre et Vacances, but have no experience of either. Has anyone tried either, or something else along similar lines, and do you think they would suit us? Or do you have any other suggestions?