Whether you’re looking for a cheap break or a last-minute holiday, if you want to bag a bargain trip to Europe then Eurocamp needs to be on your radar.
It makes for the ultimate budget-friendly family holiday, not to mention there are plenty of brilliant destinations on offer across France, Italy and Spain, including the sun-soaked French Riviera.
They’ve even started opening parcs in budget-friendly Croatia where you’ll find a wealth of historic buildings and cultural landmarks to explore alongside the beautiful beaches you can find on the picturesque islands.
If it’s France that’s proving particularly tempting, then you’ll want to check out our ultimate guide to holidaying its prettiest regions , from must-visit sights to the best foodie spots and the best camps in the heart of the action.
We’ve also highlighted some of the best toddler-friendly Eurocamp parcs as well as the top latest deals to help you find the ultimate bargain for your next family holiday.
What destinations are included in the guide?
What is Eurocamp?
Camping holiday specialist Eurocamp boasts twelve different types of accommodation across the continent including holiday homes, tents and tree houses; all of which come with a low price tag which is why they’re such a hit with families after a bargain.
They offer holidays in over 180 holiday destinations across Europe, including campsites in France, Italy and Spain , plus a 91% success rate of “happy customers that would love to come back for more”.
The idea is to combine sunny holidays around Europe with cheap accommodation and a plethora of on-site facilities to keep the whole family entertained such as pools, pubs and activities such as horse-riding and archery.
Staying in your own accommodation also means you can do food and drink on the cheap too, as you’ll have cooking facilities, fridges and even your own barbecue.
If you’re looking for a summer holiday in peak times, you can still bag a deal at Eurocamp – the discounts are a little less but the temperatures are twice as hot.
See the full selection here, or check out our round-up of the top campsites below, each with their own bespoke deal.
Get 30% off school summer holiday dates
Eurocamp has slashed prices for the summer with discounts of up to 30% off stays during the school holiday dates; including some of its most popular parcs in the South of France and Spain
You can find all of the biggest deals on the website here until midnight on 30th August so you’ve got ample opportunity to snap up a bargain, but early birds are likely to bag the best deals.
To give you a helping hand, we’ve picked out five of the best offers still available.
- Domaine des Naiades, South of France: £944 for seven nights in a two-bed Espirit, based on a 22nd July arrival. Book here .
- Vilanova Park, Costa Dorada: £829 for seven nights in a two-bed Classic, based on an 18th August arrival. Book here .
- Internacional de Calonge, Costa Brava: £815 for seven nights in a two-bed Espirit, based on a 25th August arrival. Book here .
- La Chapelle, South of France: £889 for seven nights in a two-bed Espirit, based on a 21st July arrival. Book here .
- St Avit Loisirs, France: £927 for seven nights in a two-bed Espirit, based on a 24th August arrival. Book here .
Deals on France holidays for 2018
The French Riviera, or the Cote d’Azur, is famous for being a luxury holiday destination that’s popular with the rich and famous – and rightly so. With a stunning seafront, delicious food, splendid weather and laidback locals, you’ll be hard-pressed to find something that doesn’t make you smile in the Cote d’Azur.
Here are the three best Eurocamp deals for the French Riviera…
The incredible on-site pool area features a four-lane slide and a lagoon pool, perfect for the hot, south of France sun. If you manage to get bored of the pool, head off to one of the picturesque beaches nearby, or go hiking and biking along the excellent trails at Le Massif de l’Esterel, a coastal mountain range rich in red volcanic rock.
Stay in a top-of-the-range, luxurious two-bed Vista from from £1,010 per week, per family. Based on a 25th August arrival. Book here.
Set in the heart of a natural protected area covering 42 hectares of woodland, this distinctly French parc gives you the ultimate Provencal experience. Think vineyards, flavoursome French food and incredible rural landscapes.
All the on-site facilities housed in traditional buildings, plus there’s a bar and restaurant serving local cuisine. The gorgeous resort of St Raphael is less than eight miles away, or you can get to iconic St Tropez for an elegant promenade in less than 45 minutes.
Stay in a two-bed Esprit from £924 per week, per party. Book here.
A firm favourite of those who love adventure and art, this Eurocamp site counts waterskiing, scuba diving and canoeing among the many aquatic activities on offer. Head to Frejus (3m away) for your sightseeing fix, taking in the fabulous Roman architecture, or pop to fashionable Cannes for a little star-spotting.
Stay in a two-bed Esprit mobile home from £225 per week, per party, based on a 9th June arrival. Book here.
For families who want to try something new, Eurocamp’s latest parc Domaine des Naiades in Port Grimaud boasts an Olympic sized pool and is only 900 meters from a stunning beach.
A colourful harbour town which is just a short boat ride away from St Tropez, this is ideally a family destination, complete with an olympic sized pool and an open air cinema.
How much? Prices from £977 per week, per family staying in a two-bed Esprit Compac. Based on a 25th August arrival. Book here.
Easy to get to thanks to being just a two hours drive from Calais (and within 55 miles of Paris Charles de Gaulle and Beauvais airports), La Croix du Vieux Pont is surrounded by sleepy towns, gently flowing rivers and gorgeous woodland of the Aisne Valley region.
Whether you want to spend your days taking relaxing family strolls, swimming in the beach lagoon (or any of the other four pools), or even head off on a day trip to magical Disneyland.
Prices from £978 per week, per family in a two-bed Classic. Based on a 22nd July arrival. Book here.
Close to the Mediterranean fishing village of Collioure and in the foothills of the Pyrenees, La Chappelle is a hugely popular choice for those who want a seaside holiday on a budget.
Just 200 metres from unspoilt, sandy beaches and boasting its own sprawling pool complex, it will keep children and adults of all ages entertained.
A gem in the striking Vendee region, Les Ecureuils is the place to go if you like miles of sand on your doorstep. Venture out on a family trip to La Route du Sel and hire one of its famous canoes, where you can retrace the old salt routes.
Or take a day out to visit Vieux Château, the striking landmark of Ile d’Yeu, which is arguably France’s most beautiful island), and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views from the cliff tops.
Stay in a three-bed Espirit from £373 per week, per party. Based on a 26th May arrival. Book here.
Stroll along the blissful beaches of Brittany, which are just five minutes away from Château de Galinée , a huge 35-acre park complete with a manor house.
Located near the charming and peaceful port city of St. Cast, you can also get up close and personal with nature at the Grand Aquarium in St Malo (18m away) or visit Château Bourbansais (24m from parc), a beautiful 16th century castle now home to a large zoo where over 500 animal species wander around freely.
Prices from £315 for three nights in a three-bed Espace, per party. Book here.
For those who love the feel of sand between their toes, head to L’Atlantique in Brittany for under £1000 in total for 7 people in total (6 adults) during August this summer.
Visit the gorgeous beach, just a stone’s throw away from the parc and keep an eye out for the wildlife in the nearby nature reserve.
Stay in a two-bed Esprit from £292.50 for three nights, per party. Book here .
The parc is less than 10 miles from Deauville airport and is also very close to the D-Day landing beaches for those who fancy mixing a bit of culture into their trip.
Stay in a two-bed Espirt from £385 per week, per party, based on a 31st March arrival. Book here .
Looking for an action-packed holiday? Then this is the parc for you – explore the local wonders on bikes, sail in the Gulf of Morbihan, visit the treetop adventure park or walk for less than five minutes and say bonjour to one of France’s most beautiful beaches.
Stay in a new two-bed Espirit from £717 per week, per family. Based on a 25th August arrival. Book here .
Children and adults alike will love the on-site tropical pool complex, which comes with a huge flume, slides and an epic bucket drop.
Looking to soak up local culture? Take a day trip to the historic city of Perpignan or the picturesque harbour town of Collioure.
Stay in a three-bed Avant mobile home from £718 per week, per party, based on a 28th May arrival. Book here .
Toddler-friendly parcs in France
St Avit Loisirs, Dordogne
This parc offers a Mini Fun Station kids’ club for little ones under five years old, with specially tailored activities from ‘Messy Monsters’ to ‘Mini Chef School’. Meanwhile, parents and older kids can enjoy plenty of outdoor activities including quad biking.
THE DEAL: £399 for 7 nights, per party, in a new three-bed Azure, based on a 26th May arrival. Book here .
Les Ecureils, Vendee
Activity mats, ball pits, tunnels and slides, and toys aplenty – your littles ones will never get bored! What’s more, the parc is home to great pools and a stunning beach is within walking distance.
THE DEAL: £245 for 7 nights in a 2-bed Classic mobile home, based on a 19th May arrival. Book here .
Domaine des Ormes, Brittany
This parc’s Mini Fun Station kids’ club has been given the Plus factor for 2018, with extra activities added to the mix. Little ones will love the Mini Driving School and its electric cars. They will equally enjoy having fun on three wheels with Eurocamp’s Mini Scooters.
THE DEAL: £487 for 7 nights in a 2-bed Classic mobile home, based on a 9th June arrival. Book here .
Deals on Spain holidays in 2018
Playa Montroig in Costa Dorada
Those who love an activity-packed family holiday should head to this brilliant camp where not only is there an impressive pool complex (complete with six slides) but you’ll find everything from tennis to crazy golf, not to mention the Port Aventura theme park is nearby.
THE DEAL: £525 for seven nights in a brand new two-bed Azure, based on a 1st April arrival. Book here .
Cala Gogo, Costa Brava
Boasting five-star facilities, Cala Gogo offers an ideal mix of relaxation and exploration thanks to the picturesque sandy beach nearby. Oh, and for culture vultures, Barcelona is just a short bus or train ride away for a day trip to remember.
THE DEAL: £609 for seven nights in a two-bed Classic, based on a 26th May arrival. Book here .
Park Playa Bara, Costa Dorada
This one-of-a-kind parc has been designed with a unique ancient Roman theme complete with an on-site amphitheatre and spa. In fact, there’s loads of entertainment; three pool complexes, an underground disco, a cinema and even the occasional bingo night.
THE DEAL: £567 for seven nights in a two-bed Classic, based on a 26th May arrival. Book here .
La Torre del Sol Campsite, Costa Dorada
There’s plenty to do at this park, which is surrounded by banana trees and palm trees.
Think a pirate pool for kids, Jacuzzis, table tennis, cycle hire, an outdoor gym and a kid’s disco, as well as the restaurant. Just be warned you may need to hire a car as the main resort isn’t in walking distance.
How much? Prices from £255 for 7 nights in a 3-bed Esprit. Book here .
Deals on holidays in Portugal
Surfers will love this parc, where in July and August the waves are high and perfect for water sports.
For little ones there’s the pool complex with a dedicated children’s area, not to mention there’s an on-site restaurant and even a takeaway if you’re after a cosy night in after all of the excitement.
How much? Prices from £434 for 7 nights in a 3-bed Esprit. Book here .
Deals on holidays in Croatia for 2018
1. Camp Lanterna, Porec
If you’re after superb views of the Croatian landscape, this is the parc for you. Surrounded by the stunning Lanterna Peninsula on the Adriatic Sea, there’s plenty of unspoilt coastline to explore not to mention all the fun water sports and activities on offer.
How much? Stay in a 2-bed Classic with private deck for £208 per week per party, based on a 19th May 2018 arrival. Book here .
2. Camping Village Simuni, Pag
With direct, on-site access to no less than six stunning beaches, this parc is perfect for a spot of R&R beach therapy. Make full use of the beachfront wellness centre with a top-notch massage and halotherapy treatments.
Or, go exploring the splendor of the Plitvice Lakes, the biggest natural park in Croatia and UNESCO World Heritage site, home to 16 pristine lakes and waterfalls.
How much? Stay in a 2-bed Classic with private deck for £318 per week per party, based on a 9th June 2018 arrival. Book here .
3. Park Umag, Istria
Surrounded by seriously beautiful landscapes, Park Umag is the perfect backdrop for a dream holiday.
Think dreamy beaches, a SeaTurtle Diving Centre on-site, and candle-lit dinners at the Lighthouse restaurant.
How much? Stay in a 2-bed classic for £266 per week, per party, based on a 9th June 2018 arrival. Book here .
Deals on holidays in Italy
1. Camping Village Fabulous, Rome
Set within 70 acres of lusciously green forestry with alpine trees, this parc is just a stone’s throw away from the Italian capital, boasting direct transport links to the city.
There’s a brilliant pool complex (complete with lagoon, whirlpool and waterslide) that the kids will love, not to mention the gelateria for some of that world-famous Italian ice cream!
The deal: Prices from £140 for 4 nights in a 2-bed Esprit. Book here .
2. Bella Italia, Lake Garda
Enjoy a getaway in one of Italy’s most beautiful regions, in this parc that offers a whole host of entertainment from its brilliant pool complex to live shows and performers.
Plus you’ve got the stunning cities of Milan, Verona and Venice just a short journey away too for when you want a bit more of a cultural day out!
How much? Prices from £186 for 5 nights in a 3-bed Esprit. Book here .
3. Ca’Savio Campsite, Adriatic Coast
Just a short ferry trip away from the beautiful city of Venice, this large, child-friendly holiday parc has two pool complexes – not to mention it’s right on a beach.
How much? Prices from £230 for 7 nights in a 2-bed Esprit. Book here .
4. Norcenni Girasole Club Campsite, Tuscany
Tucked way in the Tuscan Hills and offering spectacular views of the scenery, you’ll feel fully immersed in Italian culture in this beautiful parc. There’s even a cookery course for those who want to learn how to serve up that world-famous Italian cuisine!
How much? Prices from £244 for 7 nights in a 2-bed Esprit. Book here .
Deals on holidays in Switzerland for 2018
1. Bella Tola
Ideal for couples seeking a mix of adventure and relaxation, the parc boasts beautiful surroundings that can be explored on foot, by bike or even by horse!
Then of course there’s the outdoor pool that offers breathtaking views of the Bella Tola mountains – and for foodies, there’s the popular wine region of Valais to explore too.
How much? £252 for 7 nights in an Espirit mobile with private deck, based on a 19th May 2018 arrival. Book here .
2. Manor Farm, Interlaken
Right on the edge of the Lake Thurn, this is the ultimate romantic hotspot.
Make unforgettable memories by taking a free ride to the lively resort of Interlaken or stay closer to home and take full advantage of Manor Farm’s private lakeside beach.
For those feeling in an active mood, there are plenty great cycling routes to enjoy too offering amazing Alpine panoramas.
How much? £364 for 7 nights in an Espirit mobile with private deck, based on a 19th May 2018 arrival. Book here .
3. Bella Tola, Susten
Adults can escape to Bella Tola in Switzerland and soak in the beautiful alpine views by the pool on parc.
Located on a wooded hillside ringed by the towering mountains of the Valais region and right next to a nature trail, enjoy long walks in the sunshine while taking in the spectacular views.
Prices from £500 for five nights in a two-bed Esprit, per party. Book here .
4. Jungfrau, Lauterbrunnen
Located at the heart of a valley and surrounded by 72 waterfalls, it’s no surprise that this parc is a firm favourite with couples.
Take in the gloriously fresh alpine air from the open air terrace bar, or enjoy a stroll along the nearby Eiger trail to take in the views.
How much? £420 for 7 nights in an Espirit, based on a 15th May 2018 arrival. Book here .
Deals on holidays in Austria
1. Bella Austria
Nestled in the heart of the Katschtal Valley, this is the ideal location for those wanting to make the most of the great outdoors.
There are plenty of scenic walking trails and picturesque cycle paths, not to mention the parc boasts a traditional Austrian sauna that’s perfect for unwinding in after a busy day.
The deal: Prices from £185 for 7 nights in a 2-bed Vista. Book here .
5 reasons to go on a driving holiday
Travel is a very important consideration for any holidaymaker and deciding whether to opt for flights, ferries or driving can be a daunting decision.
However, the benefits of a self-drive holiday are becoming ever more appealing because petrol and diesel prices are at their lowest for several years, plus the cost of crossing the channel is near a historical low.
Alfresco Holidays share their top 5 reasons to go on a driving holiday below.
1. No baggage limits
With no baggage weight or size issues to worry about, take any extras you like, including inflatables for fun in the pool or sports gear for those after an active holiday
2. Watch the pennies
In comparison to flying, driving holidays are kinder to the wallet with ferry transport from as little as £78 standard return from Dover to Calais, with a crossing time of just 90 minutes
3. Do it your own way
Driving gives you the flexibility to travel and see exactly what you want, building your own itinerary as you go. You also have the freedom to choose a two-centre holiday
4. Home comforts on the road
Taking your own car on holiday means you can bring those home comforts with you, from the kids car seats to portable DVD players or even air con, it’s the little essentials that make your holiday
5. Take your own car snacks
Pack the car with your kids’ favourite foods, from that must have breakfast cereal to tomato sauce that goes with everything, it’s a sure fire way to avoid any issues with fussy eaters