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The kids are all right!

Our FamilyExtra activity programme is hugely popular with Canvas customers for keeping kids (and adults!) entertained on holiday. We caught up with Shannon Kilcullen, Operations Manager with In2Action – the firm responsible for creating FamilyExtra activities – to find out just what is involved in designing the perfect kids’ activity. How do you research or…

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Travelling with twins – the toddler years!

“Shall we go on a Canvas holiday this year?”

“Let’s go to Holland. The boys will love Camping Duinrell.”

It seemed like such a good idea at the time. But now we’re travelling next week, and I haven’t even thought about what we need to pack or what we’ll do when we’re there. And I’m dreading the journey (overnight ferry from Newcastle to Amsterdam with two nearly-2 year olds and no travel cots…)

So I took a deep breath, and before full on panic mode set in (which almost involved me cancelling the holiday and retreating to Nanna & Grandpa’s for the week instead), I re-read this blog post I wrote last year in anticipation of our first family Canvas holiday. And remembered how much fun we had. And that the ferry crossing was just fine.

And surely I can’t be the only one who’s travelling abroad with toddlers for the first time. So I thought I’d write myself a pre-holiday checklist in the form of this blog post!

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Tips for a fabulous Canvas Holiday

After having a fantastic holiday at Camping la Croix du Vieux Pont, Berny Rivière, I thought I would share my top ten tips for a fabulous Canvas Holiday experience!!!

  • After settling in and unpacking the cases you might be feeling a little tired, so plan to have a BBQ on the first night. The gas BBQs are ready to use as soon as you arrive so pop to the shop, grab some burgers and drinks and spend your first night relaxing in your lodge with a quick and delicious dinner.
  • After a great night’s sleep take a trip to the on-site bakery for fresh, home baked croissants and baguettes for breakfast.
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How to get the best family holiday photos

Capturing a moment on a family holiday is priceless. It’s a time when you are (hopefully) feeling at your most relaxed and happy, and the memories are something that you can look back at for years to come. We asked blogger and lover of photography Amanda for her top tips on capturing perfect holiday pictures. Here’s what she told us.

I think the first thing I would recommend is, whatever you are taking your photographs on, get to know it better. Whether it’s a phone, a point and shoot, or a DSLR, take some time to handle the camera and read the instructions so that you can get the most out of it. On a side note also make sure you bring a charging cable, or batteries and a large memory card, the last thing you want is to not be able to take those photographs once you are away.

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