The Easter holidays are a special holiday – aside from the obvious, it’s sometimes the first time in the new year that you can all take time off together and have some fun!
We’re really excited that the first campsites are opening this weekend just in time for the Easter break.
One thing that’s not quite so reliable at this time of year is the weather. Good old weather!
We’ve checked out the weather forecast for next week and it’s looking rather mixed, complete with a thunderstorm on Sunday evening. Temperatures are sitting between 10-14°c for the week which is pretty nice. Be sure to take layers!
So what to do when the weather doesn’t play ball?
#1 Visit Pierrefonds for crepes and castles
Pierrefonds is a lovely little town with a lake, a château and a fantastic creperie. You’ve probably heard of the château before – it’s featured in the BBC series Merlin and is a great place to spend a few hours. It’s really reasonably priced too. After a morning of exploring, visit one of the creperies to refuel. We tried out Creperie le Triskell and sampled both the savoury and sweet crepes and both were delicious. It’s worth noting that a lot of eating places in France close from 2:30pm -ish until dinner time. You can read more about an afternoon out in Pierrefonds here.
#2 Get involved in FamilyExtra
Taking place come rain or shine, the free FamilyExtra activities will get everyone having fun. Running from 27th March to Friday 9th April inclusive the team will be helping you make great family memories!
#3 Visit Disneyland® Paris
The magic continues whatever the weather so wrap up with a good waterproof and have a fantastic day out. The park is around an hour and a quarter drive from Berny or you can leave the driving to someone else and take the coach from the campsite.
#4 Indoor fun in the funzone
The play zone is fab for a rainy day – there’s bowling, laserquest and soft play. This is open from 2pm – 11pm every day. Elsewhere on site there are pool tables and table tennis too.
#5 Go swimming
The covered swimming pool means that whatever the weather, you can have fun in the water. The waterslides and kiddie’s aquaplay areas are also covered so there’s something for everyone. There’s even loungers too if you just want to relax.
Varied weather can make for a packing challenge. We’d recommend a waterproof coat that you can keep in the car, lots of pairs of socks in case of soggy feet and something cosy for the evenings. For more tips on low season holidays, have a read of Claire’s blog post here.
And don’t forget to eat plenty of chocolate. Why not organise your own Easter egg hunt? There’s lots of great hiding spots!