Top ten… Campsites for teenagers

Summer is the ultimate time to be a teenager. Schools out, exams are done and there’s nothing better than chilling out with new friends, swimming, and sampling a fantastic choice of sports and activities.

Whether your teens want to unwind on the beach, relax with a good book or get active at FamilyExtra sessions, we’ve put together our list of the top ten campsites for holidays with teenagers.

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Off the beaten track – exploring Europe’s hidden gems

It’s pretty obvious why some places are holiday destinations. Spain offers a glorious combination of sunshine and sandy beaches, Rome is the hub of the ancient world’s greatest empire and Paris is a million different things to a million different people.

If the thought of holidaying in the busy hot spots of Europe fills you with dread, do not fret. There are still plenty of authentic destinations left to explore. Ever considered a holiday to Swiss Alps? How about the Black Forest? Read on to find out why you may want to rethink your next holiday.

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Getting there is easy: the lowdown on ferry travel

Taking the ferry is increasing in popularity as the transportation of choice for many airline-weary travellers. With airport security rules and long queues making air travel less palatable than it used to be, many are seeking more relaxed ways to travel.travel by ferry

Ferries have improved over the years. They have restaurants, comfortable lounges, shops and entertainment for all ages from games rooms to cinemas and even spas, so you’ll never be bored. For those seeking extra comfort, there are options to book private cabins, especially useful on the longer overnight trips.

There are plenty of benefits to travelling by ferry. For one, you can take your own car, packed with all the things you need without having to worry about luggage weight or carryon luggage restrictions. With the introduction of the budget airlines, ferries have had to drop their prices to stay competitive and attract customers back, so it can also be a very economical option.

There’s a variety of routes available from all around the UK and Ireland. Canvas Holidays can arrange ferry travel from the UK or Ireland, including Landbridge crossings, to France, Spain & Holland. For more information on routes, take a look at the travel option pages on our website.

If you’ve never travelled by ferry before, don’t let the fear of the unknown put you off. We’ve pulled together our best insider ferry travel tips – from what to think about before you go to how to disembark as you set foot in Europe.

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The truth about camping holidays!

What do you think when you think of camping? Is it cold nights on rough ground, soggy socks and pitching tents in the rain? Well think again. A camping holiday with Canvas Holidays couldn’t be more different. We give you all the freedom of camping without the feeling of having to rough it. Picture yourself relaxing in comfortable accommodation, surrounded by beautiful countryside, enjoying a glass of local wine while the barbecue sizzles and the children play nearby…

Canvas knows camping

Canvas Holidays was the first tour operator to offer package mobile home and camping holidays to Europe 50 years ago. Today we consider ourselves camping experts, with a variety of hand-picked campsites across Europe. Our campsites combine all the features of a luxury hotel-style resort, with fantastic pool complexes, bars, restaurants and shops. There are also plenty of activities to enjoy from children’s clubs and tennis courts to golf courses.

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