If you’re not a regular camper, the prospect of ditching your home comforts to spend a fortnight in the wild might (understandably) get the goosebumps going. Which is exactly why Canvas Holidays couldn’t be further from this old-school camping perception. After all, you don’t spend over 50 years organising camping holidays without learning a trick…Details
This week our special guest blogger is Amanda Cottingham of the Ana Mum Diary blog. She tells us about her own memorable #CanvasConverts experience. It’s over two years since I visited a Canvas site for the first time. I enjoyed it so much I went back to one this summer too. I wasn’t sure what to…Details
Back in September Canvas launched a writing competition for youngsters up to the age of 12. The brief was to write about their ideal holiday for the chance to win a £1500 Canvas Holidays voucher. Despite many superb entries, one in particular stood out from Miles Williams (10) from Surrey. Read the winning entry from Miles…Details
Part of the beauty of camping is getting back to basics. But when you’re travelling with under-fives in tow it can sometimes seem simpler to stay at home. Whether you’re travelling with new-borns or toddlers, at Canvas Holidays we’ve got over 50 years’ experience of helping families have the most relaxing holiday possible across our…Details
Special guest blogger Mummy Barrow tells us about that special moment her family became #CanvasConverts It’s a vivid memory for me, the first time I thought “this is how a holiday should be done”. Though to be honest I had been on holiday this way since I was a child. You know, the “Canvas Holidays way” where you…Details
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…Details
It’s Halloween and we’re taking a look at some of Europe’s spookiest castles. They’re all within reach of Canvas campsites, so it’s easy to add a spine-chilling twist to a day of sightseeing!
1. Brissac Castle, Loire Valley, France
With soaring gothic towers, Brissac Castle is the tallest castle in France and the most haunted! It was owned by nobleman Jacques de Breze and his unfaithful wife Charlotte in the late 15th century. Charlotte was so indiscreet with her affair that on discovering her transgression, Jacques murdered both her and her lover. Jacques was said to be driven so mad by the moaning of the lovers’ ghosts that he soon sold the castle and fled. They say the two lovers can still be heard today, moaning as they roam the castle towers.
It’s that time of year again, the pumpkins are carved, sweeties are in abundance and the costumes are gruesome, Halloween is here! But have you ever wondered about the origin of this spooky day? Or how it’s celebrated in other European countries? Let us take you on a journey of terrifying discovery…Details
As the days start to get colder and darker, we’re beginning to reminisce about those warm, sunnier days which are fast becoming a distant memory. With winter coming, we need motivation to get through, and what better way than planning a spring break!Details