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You’ll be converted: 12 reasons to choose a Canvas holiday

We’ve all got our own special memory of when we knew we absolutely loved holidaying with Canvas. In a series of blog posts, including some from some special guest bloggers, we’ll be inspired by our ‘Canvas Convert’ moments. We’d love to hear yours too – tell us on social media about how you became one…

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Holidaying in September & October

Enjoying a holiday in late summer or early autumn can be great if you want to avoid the hustle and bustle of a summer escape. Choosing to holiday later in the year can sometimes make for a more relaxing experience as you can enjoy quieter campsites, quieter towns and quieter roads.

Of course, when its approaching autumn and you’re planning a break to Europe, the weather can be a key factor in deciding where to go. Although, in the UK, we’re of the opinion that you could pop a pin anywhere in the campsite map and can almost rest assured that the weather will be better there. Perfect excuse for a holiday!

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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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Top 10 car games

Although there are an array of different electronic games and DVDs to keep children occupied on car journeys, playing games together can be fun and helps to break up the journey.

Here are some of our favourite games to keep children entertained on a car journey:

#1 Car colours

Each person is allocated a colour and has to count the number of cars they spot in their colour, gaining a point for each car. Each person can also be allocated a different bonus vehicle – e.g a fire engine or ambulance, which gets 3 points. The first person to 10 or 20 points wins.

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Why the Safari Tent is the perfect introduction to camping

For some people, the idea of a camping trip is their worst nightmare – they think it’s cold, damp, dirty and a lot of hard work. Nevertheless, there are some undeniably lovely aspects of camping: feeling at one with nature, getting back to basics and sharing some great bonding experiences as a result.

However, a stay in a safari tent has all the benefits of camping, but without any of the rigmarole. Spacious, comfortable and stylish, Canvas Holidays’ Safari Tent Deluxe has got all the comforts you’d find in a house – lounge, kitchen, dining area – with all the benefits that come with being in the great outdoors! What’s more, the tents even boast plumbed-facilities meaning you don’t have to leave your tent when nature calls and can enjoy a shower as soon as you get up.

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Why we love camping

We ❤️ camping!

Well of course we’d say that. But it’s true, we do. And we want you to love camping too.

If you’ve never tried this type of holiday before, you might be turning your nose up about the effort involved with a camping holiday. Pitching a tent in the rain? No thanks. Soggy socks? Eugh! Cold nights sleeping on the floor? It’s meant to be a holiday…

Well think again!

Because a Canvas holiday couldn’t be more different.

We give you the freedom of camping without the feeling of having to rough it.

Picture yourself relaxing in luxury accommodation, surrounded by beautiful countryside, enjoying a glass of local wine while the barbecue sizzles and the children play nearby.

Sound more like it? Read on…

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My favourite campsite: Nautic Almata, Costa Brava

Canvas Holidays’ sales consultant Nicki Ferguson has enjoyed seeing most of the world throughout her career in travel. For pleasure, however, it’s Nautic Almata in Rosas, Spain, she loves returning to. Here, she shares why this beach-based campsite holds such an enduring appeal for all her family.

  1. What is it about Nautic Almata that appeals to you?

The campsite is laid back and very relaxed with direct access to a fabulous long sandy beach that runs for miles around the Bay of Roses. The location of the site is fantastic for exploring the Catalan region – from Figueres and down to Barcelona.

There are lots of water sports available and a full animation and entertainment programme. We normally prefer smaller campsites but Nautic Almata has such a relaxed atmosphere, plus many of the people who stay there are repeat customers. We’ve visited the site four times. 

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Spotlight on Lake Garda

Crystal clear swimming waters, vineyards, olive groves and snow-capped mountain views…

Lake Garda is not only Italy’s largest lake but also one of the most scenic and action-packed holiday spots in Europe. Take your pick from water sports, Roman ruins, theme parks, and amazing food and wine.

Lake Garda lies in a deep valley in northern Italy between Venice and Milan. The ladle-shaped expanse of water is 50 miles long and 11 miles across it’s widest. The southern part of the lake features rolling hills with olive and citrus groves fringing the shores. Heading north, the hills give way to majestic mountains.

The lake was formed during the last Ice Age by a massive glacier that flowed down from the Dolomites, cutting through and gouging out the valley. Eventually the ice glacier melted, resulting in the freshwater lake of today.

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My first trip to Berny

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.

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