It’s National Camping Month and one question often put to us is ‘why should I choose camping over staying in a hotel?’ Well we have nine very good answers for you. Number 1. Family time/bonding time There’s nothing quite like camping to bring people closer together. Maybe it’s the break from modern life, time outdoors…Details
Read our favourite camping accommodation posts. Learn about our different camping and glamping accommodation options from fun safari tents to stylish Modas.
Ooh shiny new things, we love new stuff! For 2016 we’ve got some shiny new bits and bobs joining the Canvas family. There’s new accommodation and a new part to FamilyExtra too. There may be some other exciting new additions over the year but for now we’ve got those joining the family from May! We listened to…Details
We’re all about outdoor living at Canvas. And for the ultimate outdoor holiday experience, nothing beats the Maxi Tent.
Sleeping under canvas is a great adventure – you get all the good bits of outdoor living (fresh air, freedom, fun) in a super luxurious tent, with kitchen, electric lighting and proper beds.
Our holidaymakers tell us there really is no other holiday like it! Here’s ten of our favourite campsites with tents…Details
Cleverly designed to offer the best of outdoor living combined with all the comfort of an apartment, our Moda range has been a huge hit since we introduced it last year. You’ll fall in love with your Moda mobile home from the minute you arrive. Immediately, you’ll be picturing yourself enjoying barbecues on the generous…Details
The swinging sixties – a decade of mini skirts, flower power and Beatlemania – and the dawn of Canvas Holidays.
In the 1960’s Britain became a truly affluent society – vacuum cleaners and washing machines were in most homes, and cars and fridges became the norm. And for the first time – foreign family holidays became common place.
One of these new ‘explorers’ of foreign shores was Jim Cuthbert and his family. Like many in the 1960’s, the most affordable way for the Cuthbert family to explore Europe was by camping. It was on one of these holidays that Jim Cuthbert found sound inspiration. Whilst waiting on the cross Channel ferry in Ostend he observed many other families crammed into cars filled to the brim with camping equipment and other holiday essentials – and thought how helpful it would be if all this could be provided at the campsite.
With this inspiration and a great love for the essence of the camping holiday, Jim Cuthbert set out to make camping abroad easier. And so Canvas Holidays was born in the spring of 1965 and transformed the world of continental camping as we know it. A total of 25 of the best quality tents that money could buy were erected in Northern France, equipped with camping essentials plus cookers and gas. Holidays were sold at 10-17 guineas a week for six people and in the first brochure holidaymakers were promised that on arrival everything would be “ready for the first cup of tea”.Details
After circling Paris Charles de Gaulle airport approximately six times while trying to locate the exit from the car rental place, we cheered as we finally got onto the motorway and en route to Camping la Croix du Vieux Pont.
As the sun started to set, we drove through miles of French countryside and excitedly chatted about what we were expecting when we arrived at the campsite. To be honest I was maybe a teeny bit apprehensive due to not having taken a holiday like this before. I needn’t have worried though. We were met by a friendly courier and as we unloaded our bags into the cosy lodge, I felt real excitement creep over me about the next couple of days.Details