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Camping In Luxembourg

Birkelt Campsite

Camping In Luxembourg

Birkelt Campsite is a great location from which to visit nearby Luxembourg City

Birkelt Campsite has a domed, all-weather swimming pool with a retractable roof that opens when the sun arrives. Although it’s a municipal pool, you can use it free of charge.

The campsite is located in an area with lovely meadows, woodlands and peaceful rivers. You’ll also find a range of nearby hiking & mountain bike trails to enjoy.

There are also two traditional European clay tennis courts, two table tennis tables, four badminton courts, a volleyball net, a boules pitch, two trampolining nets and an area for other sports.

The long list of impressive facilities at Campsite Birkelt also includes free Wi-Fi, horse riding, a kids’ disco, a play area, and an excellent bar, restaurant and take-away.

Find out more ▸ https://campingholidayparks.com/camping-in-luxembourg



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West Wood Yurts

Family Glamping On A Country Estate Near Newcastle

Newcastle Yurts

Admire the views across the Derwent Valley to the Cheviot Hills when staying at West Wood Yurts on the Gibside Estate, owned by the National Trust, near Newcastle. This estate has over 15 miles of footpaths to explore, plus a play area if you are bringing children, a low ropes challenge and an onsite baker and café. Complimentary entry to the estate is included in the booking price.

There are 6 spacious traditional Mongolian Yurts, plus a Shepherd’s Hut.

The yurts sleep up to 6 guests and come fully equipped with log burner, crockery, cooking facilities, decking and fire pit – all you need to bring are your own provisions plus your own bedding.

The shepherd’s hut is at the top of the farm and has its own private walled garden. It’s designed for 2 adult, ideal for a romantic couple looking for a secluded retreat.

The yurts reopened for 2019 on 22nd March, the Shepherd’s Hut is open all year round.

West Wood Yurts has attracted a very high ratio of 5 Star reviews on TripAdvisor

More booking details: https://campingholidayparks.com/newcastle-yurts

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Teneriffe Farm Camping Pods

Camping Pods On The Lizard, Cornwall

Camping On The Lizard

Teneriffe Farm has four camping pods, sleeping up to 4 adults each

Teneriffe Farm Campsite on Cornwall’s picturesque and rugged Lizard Peninsula caters for touring caravans, motorhomes, campervans, tents and backpackers, and offers generously sized pitches.

There are 4 camping pods at Teneriffe Farm, sleeping up to 4 adults each. With heating and lighting they are a great way to experience the pleasures of camping but with a few more comforts, including heating and lighting. If your party is made up of 3 older children, you may wish to consider bringing an additional sleeping mattress with you for your stay.

The South West Coast Path is just a ten minute walk from Teneriffe Farm. And numerous award winning beaches, beautiful coves, fishing harbours, villages and local attractions are just a short drive away.

A stay at Teneriffe Farm Campsite can be booked directly through National Trust Holidays ▸ https://campingholidayparks.com/teneriffe-farm-camping-pods

Camping On The Lizard

The South West Coast Path is just a ten minute walk from Teneriffe Farm



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Hafan Y Mor Holiday Park

Haven Holidays Award Winning North Wales Holiday Park

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Hafan Y Mor, Holiday Park Pool of the Year winner at the UK Pool and Spa Awards in 2017

Hafan Y Mor Holiday Park is Haven Holidays Award Winning North Wales Holiday Park, winner at the UK Pool and Spa Awards in 2017.

As well as plenty of amenities, there is also direct access to nearby Pwllheli Beach, a vast expanse of sand with landscaped dune areas and exceptional views across Cardigan Bay. 2019 sees the opening of the new Coast House Bar & Grill overlooking it. 2019 also sees the opening of the new Dragons Lake Adventure Village so it’s easy to see why Hafan Y Mor is one of Haven Holidays most popular camping holiday parks.

Enjoy breathtaking views of the Llyn Peninsula from the park’s Aerial Adventure high ropes trail, visit the nearby Snowdonia National Park, Criccieth and it’s historic castle, or just relax by the Holiday Park’s own boating lake and gardens.

Choose from luxury lodges, holiday chalets and static caravans for your accommodation or bring your own caravan, motorhome or trailer tent and use one of the 75 pitches, all with electric hook-ups.

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Enjoy breathtaking views from the Aerial Adventure trail at Hafan Y Mor Holiday Park



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Sandhills Holiday Park

Beachside Location Overlooking The Solent

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Sandhills Holiday Park enjoys an enviable beach location overlooking the Solent

Sandhills Holiday Park is set in a highly enviable beach location at Mudeford near Christchurch on the Dorset/Hampshire border with views over the Solent.

Run by Park Holidays UK, facilities and amenities include an award winning beach, an outdoor pool, an adventure playground, a family bar with free wifi in the clubhouse, a gym and much else.

As well as being a great place to stay at in it’s own right, you also have the leisure amenities of Bournemouth and Poole, as well as the beautiful New Forest, all virtually on your doorstep.

Choose accommodation ranging from holiday lodges to static caravans.

Here are more details if you’d like to find out more or want to go ahead with a booking ▸ https://campingholidayparks.com/dorset-holiday-parks-sandhills

Camping Holiday Parks

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Brexit Ferry Crossing Guarantee

Brexit Ferry Crossing Guarantee

One for those of you hesitating over booking a 2019 holiday to Europe. Book direct with DFDS and enjoy FREE cancellations on any booking made before 29 March 2019 for travel between 1 March and 20 September ▸ https://campingholidayparks.com/

Options for crossings include the Dover – Calais, Dover – Dunkirk, Newhaven – Dieppe and Newcastle – Amsterdam ferry crossings.



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New Eurocamp Camping Parks For 2019

Eurocamp’s New Camping Parks In 2019

Eurocamp have added Camping Oyam on the Atlantic coast just a few miles from Biarritz, Camping La Presqu’ile and Camping Les Peupliers on the sun drenched Mediterranean coast of France and Camping Adriano on the Adriatic coast of Italy near to the historic city of Ravenna to their list of destinations for 2019.

Camping Oyam

New Eurocamp Camping Parks For 2019

Camping Oyam on the Atlantic coast just a few miles from Biarritz, a new Eurocamp destination for 2019.
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Camping Oyam is a spacious and sunny camping park tucked deep into the southwestern corner of France, close to stylish Biarritz with its wonderful Atlantic beaches. There’s also plenty to do on site, especially with Camping Oyam’s new Aquatic Area that has a beautifully landscaped pool, slides and spray park, all overlooked by a bar terrace. The parc even runs it’s own surfing camps for those who are new to this pursuit or those wanting to brush up their surfing skills.

Camping Oyam can be reached by road from Bilbao or Santander if you prefer to avoid a long drive through France or by making use of nearby Biarritz airport.

Camping La Presqu’ile

New Eurocamp Camping Parks For 2019

Camping La Presqu’ile on the sun drenched Mediterranean coast of France, another new Eurocamp destination for 2019.
Click Here To Find Out More About Camping La Presqu’ile

Making the most of its stylish Languedoc location, La Presqu’île is a lake-side parc nestled within a pine plantation, within easy reach of the Mediterranean coast. A smaller camping park with just 163 pitches, there are still plenty of activities, entertainment and refreshment on offer, including a pool complex plus a water slide.

Cycle hire to explore the pine forest and local area, and tennis, are two other activities here. The trees of the pine forest provide plenty of shade from the heat of the Mediterranean sunshine. There is direct access to a nearby lake, whilst the beach at Port Barcares is not much more than a mile away. Aqualand Port Leucate is only a few miles away if you want even more waterpark action for your family to enjoy.

Camping Les Peupliers

New Eurocamp Camping Parks For 2019

Stay at Camping Les Peupliers to enjoy free access to it’s wonderful waterpark, with slides, pools and a sprayground.
Click Here To Find Out More About Camping Les Peupliers

Located just a mile away from the bustling, modern seaside resort of Canet Plage and it’s array of seafood restaurants, bars and cafés around it’s sandy Mediterranean beach, Camping Les Peupliers is another new Eurocamp addition for 2019.

There’s plenty to do at Camping Les Peupliers itself too, with free access to a wonderful waterpark, with slides, pools and a sprayground. Tennis, table tennis and boules are all available on the parc. There is also a bar and a restaurant on the site itself.

Camping Adriano

New Eurocamp Camping Parks For 2019

The beach at Punta Marina on Italy’s Adriatic coast, about ten minutes walk from Camping Adriano.
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If you’re a fan of Italian beachside holidays, then Camping Adriano will be just the ticket. Barely ten minutes walk from the campsite’s boundaries is the sandy Adriatic beach at Punta Marina. Camping Adriano is new to Eurocamp for 2019. It has it’s own beautiful pool complex, complete with a slide, a rain forest, water games, and even a dolphin fountain.

Camping Adriano is a large campsite with 500 pitches so in high season it will have a hectic feel to things and is popular with Italian holidaymakers.

The nearby city of Ravenna is a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its wonderful array of Roman mosaics. One of the most historic cities in the whole of Italy, and was once the capital of the Byzantine Empire. If you want a break from driving, why not hire cycles at Camping Adriano and cycle through the pinewood forest from Marina Terme to Marina di Ravenna, where you’ll find dotted along the pier high-tech fishing huts, a marble sculpture and a windmill covered in mosaics!



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Camping In The Lake District

With one of the UK’s most glorious landscapes, the spectacular lakes and hills of the Lake District has some amazing camping locations for enjoying camping in the Lake District.

We’re taking a look at those available through the National Trust, Haven Holidays and Sykes Cottages, plus a few independent campsites bought to our attention by our readers and followers.

A word of warning before we start. Although the Lake District has some spectacular and dramatic scenery, always take care to check a local weather forecast before venturing out, as weather conditions can deteriorate very quickly.

Camping In The Lake District

The stunning scenery of the Lake District makes for a great camping holiday location

Camping In The Lake District Courtesy Of The National Trust

Great Langdale Campsite

Camping In The Lake District

Great Langdale Campsite lies at the head of the Great Langdale Valley, below the high fells of Crinkle Crags, Bow Fell and the Langdale Pikes

Great Langdale Campsite has a wide selection of grassy pitches as well as some wooden camping pods if you are looking for something more sturdy than a tent. There are two toilet and shower blocks here, plus washing-up areas and a laundry and drying room, as well as a bouldering wall and a children’s play area.

A dramatic spot to camp at if you love the outdoor life, you’ll probably be pleased to know that the Sticklebarn pub is just a ten minute walk from the campsite.

Find out more about Great Langdale Campsite ▸ https://campingholidayparks.com/lake-district-great-langdale

Low Wray Campsite

Camping In The Lake District

Low Wray campsite is located on the western shores of Lake Windermere

Low Wray Campsite has a wide range of camping choices including traditional pitches with waterfront, lake, meadow or woodland views plus pre-erected camping pods and safari tents and spaces for campervans and motorhomes. In all there are 153 pitches here.

There is a shop, three toilet and shower blocks, laundry facilities, washing-up areas and a children’s adventure playground. Canoes, rowing boats, sit-on kayaks and paddleboards are also available to hire as well as mountain bikes. In high season, wood-fired pizzas are available on certain nights.

Find out more about Low Wray Campsite ▸ https://campingholidayparks.com/low-wray-ambleside

Wasdale Campsite

Camping In The Lake District

Wasdale Campsite is just a stone’s throw from Wastwater, England’s deepest lake

Wasdale Campsite has 120 pitches and lies at the foot of England’s largest mountain, Scafell. You can also enjoy views of Wastwater, England’s deepest lake. As well as the option of camping in your own tent, there are also pre-erected bell tents, seven heated wooden camping pods and eleven hard standing campervan and motorhome pitches, complete with electric hook-ups.

There is an on-site shop, a toilet and shower block, washing-up areas, a laundry room and electric hook-ups for tents.

Find out more about Wasdale Campsite ▸ https://campingholidayparks.com/wasdale-camping

Hoathwaite Campsite

Camping In The Lake District

Hoathwaite Campsite enjoys a stunning location overlooking Coniston Water, one of the Lake District’s largest lakes

Hoathwaite Campsite is in a stunning location overlooking Coniston Water, one of the Lake District’s largest lakes. It’s a simple site with no frills, just some basic amenities including a toilet and shower block, washing-up facilities and a chemical disposal point. Other than that, it’s almost “wild camping” with space for tents, campervans and motorhomes.

If you want a step up from that, basecamp tipis and yurts have also been erected here.

Find out more about Hoathwaite ▸ https://campingholidayparks.com/hoathwaite-camping-lake-district

Camping In The Lake District Courtesy Of Haven Holidays

Lakelands Holiday Park

Camping In The Lake District

Holiday homes at Haven’s Lakeland Holiday Park

Haven Holidays have one camping park in the Lake District, Lakeland Holiday Park, which is close to Grange-over-Sands, overlooking Morecambe Bay and less than ten miles to the southern tip of Lake Windermere.

As well as the usual top class facilities and amenities you’d expect to see at a Haven Holiday Park such as indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a bar, restaurant and evening entertainment, you can enjoy a variety of water sports on the holiday park’s own lake, including kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding and pedalos.

As well as Haven’s own static caravan and luxury lodge accommodation, there are also 177 pitches at Lakeland Holiday Park for tourers and campers, including trailer tents and motorhomes. Free fun passes come with bookings so tourers will be able to enjoy all the amenities that are already available to Haven holidaymakers.

Find out more about booking a stay at Lakelands ▸ https://campingholidayparks.com/haven-lakelands-holiday-park

Some Independent Sites For Camping In The Lake District

Here is a small sample of locations for camping in the Lake District which have been brought to our attention by our readers and followers.

Park Cliffe Camping & Caravan Estate

Camping In The Lake District

As well as spacious pitches for touring and camping, Park Cliffe has three well equipped holiday caravans and twelve camping pods. A hidden gem close to Windermere. Click Here For TripAdvisor Reviews

Eskdale Campsite

Camping In The Lake District

Close to Scafell Pike, Eskdale Campsite has 10 camping pods and pitches for tents, trailer tents, campervans and motorhomes. A 5 star AA Camping Site for the last 7 years, it is close to 3 local pubs. Click Here For TripAdvisor Reviews

Mains Farm Caravan Site

Camping In The Lake District

Mains Farm is a family run working farm & quiet touring park, set in the beautiful Eden Valley. Offering pitches for caravans, tents & 6 camping pods. There is a kitchen for campers to use plus clean toilets and showers. Click Here For TripAdvisor Reviews

Baysbrown Farm Campsite

Camping In The Lake District

Set in a stunning location, Baysbrown Farm Campsite is about 7 miles from Ambleside in the village of Chapel Stile at the entrance to the stunning Great Langdale Valley in the heart of the Lake District. It .has pubs within walking distance and a nearby bus stop and is close to some great walking trails. Click Here For TripAdvisor Reviews

Space doesn’t permit much more information about these camping locations, but TripAdvisor has them all in a handy list for you to browse through (a click to each of the above photos takes you direct to their reviews of each site). If you have a favourite of your own to recommend, why not let us know why so we can add it to this post.

Sykes Cottages

Camping In The Lake District

Wray Green Cottage, on the side of Wild Boar Fell, probably has one of the best views in the entire Lake District

Sykes Cottages have an abundance of cottages for you to stay in, if you are looking for something a bit more substantial than a tent, yurt, pod or caravan, such as Grade II listed Wray Green on the side of Wild Boar Fell pictured above.

Why not browse through the list of what’s available ▸ https://campingholidayparks.com/lake-district-cottages

Disclosure: We have a commercial relationship with the National Trust, Haven Holidays and Sykes Cottages, so if you decide to go ahead with a booking from this page, we might receive a payment from them. Please note that does not affect the price you pay in any way or how your booking is handled, which is totally through the National Trust, Haven Holidays or Sykes Cottages and does not involve ourselves in any way.



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Eurocamp Pulling Out From Several French Camping Parks

Eurocamp are pulling out from several French camping parks. This includes some of their most popular locations such as Les Peneyrals, La Palombiere, La Bastide en Ardeche and Soleil Plage.

The full list they are withdrawing from is as follows:

Le Littoral in Les Sables d’Olonne;
Les Ilates in Ile de Ré;
Les Peneyrals in Salignac;
La Palombiere in Sarlat;
Camping Club Mar Estang in Canet;
Domaine Du Verdon in Castellane;
La Bastide en Ardèche in Sampzon;
Soleil Plage in Vitrac.

For the moment they are all listed on Eurocamp but if you enter any dates at all for them in 2019, they come up as unavailable regardless of which dates in 2019 you choose to enter.

Eurocamp Pulling Out From Several French Camping Parks

La Bastide en Ardèche in Sampzon is one of the camping parks in France which will no longer be available through Eurocamp.

There are a variety of different reasons for Eurocamp pulling out from these locations. Some such as Les Peneyrals and Soleil Plage have been bought up by other camping companies. Sandaya have bought Les Peneyrals and Le Littoral and Tohapi have bought Soleil Plage. Tohapi incidentally are the owners of Canvas Holidays. Others have simply opted to market themselves away from Eurocamp.

It is important to stress that all the camping parks listed above plan to reopen for next year. It’s just that they will no longer be available through Eurocamp. You will still be able to book them directly or through a different operator, such as Sandaya or Tohapi. If booking through an operator or business based outside of the UK that you might not have the same level of payment protection on your holiday such as you would get through ABTA when booking through Eurocamp.

Eurocamp pulling out from several French camping parks

Camping St Avit Loisirs in the Dordogne near Le Bugue, one of over 100 camping parks in France still available with Eurocamp in 2019. Click Here For Booking Details

Eurocamp stress that they are actively seeking alternative camping parks to replace those no longer available through them. To keep things in perspective, there will still be over 180 other camping parks available to book through Eurocamp, well over a hundred of which are in France, with the likelihood of more being added in due course. Watch out for further updates!



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Camping In Portugal

Glamping & Camping In Portugal

Whether it is beautiful woodland settings in the countryside or it’s unspoilt coastline, Portugal makes a great choice for a camping holiday. Here is a small sample of different options for camping in Portugal, including glamping options.

Camping In Portugal

Portugal offers hours of sunshine, miles of unspoilt coastline, acres of golf courses and centuries of history and culture.

Camping Orbitur Guincho (Near Cascais)

Camping In Portugal

Camping Orbitur Guincho is surrounded by a pine forest,within the Sintra Cascais Natural Park and less than a mile from the coast. Click Here For Booking Details

Camping Orbitur Guincho, near the scenic beachside resort of Cascais, is a perfect spot for surfing. Surrounded by a pine forest behind the Guincho dunes, it has some great views to enjoy.

Besides being close to a sandy beach, there is a family pool and a toddler pool on the campsite itself. There is also a tennis court, two table tennis tables and a playground.

As well as a restaurant and a bar overlooking the swimming pools, there is a wide choice of restaurants, cafes and bars used by the locals in nearby Cascais.

For sightseeing trips, both Estoril and Lisbon are within easy travelling distance.

Cepo Verde (Near Braganca, North-East Portugal)

Camping In Portugal

Cepo Verde is in a lovely hillside location in ancient woodland near the north eastern border between Portugal and Spain. Click Here For TripAdvisor Reviews

Cepo Verde is situated in the Parque Natural de Montesinho in the north-east of Portugal, close to the Spanish border.

An excellent location for a break if you are heading into Portugal from one of the ferry ports in Northern Spain or driving from the French border, or making your return journey, I had the pleasure of staying at Cepo Verde a few years ago when touring in our folding camper on a family holiday.

The campsite is located in woods on a hillside, about 10 kms from Braganca, amongst chestnut trees, oaks and cherry trees which provide plenty of shade on hot days. It is a very calm and peaceful location with beautiful scenery.

The campsite has about 40 pitches and they are all spacious and offer enough privacy. The sanitary accomodation is clean and comfortable. There’s a café/restaurant that is open all day and there’s a swimming pool to relax and unwind in. The people of the campsite were helpful and friendly. What more can you expect? Well the rates are very reasonable too, you pay about 14 euros a day for a camper and two persons, electricity included.

Yelloh! Village Camping Turiscampo (Algarve)

Camping In Portugal

Yelloh! Village Camping Turiscampo, near Lagos on the Algarve, has been receiving some rave reviews on TripAdvisor. Click Here To Read More

Yelloh! Village Camping Turiscampo, on the Algarve near Lagos, has been receiving some rave reviews on TripAdvisor recently, having gained a reputation for it’s friendliness, it’s facilities and for being spotlessly clean.

With a paddling pool, a huge spa pool, and a very decently sized Californian swimming pool, the pool area caters for just about anyone capable of using it. You should find there are plenty of sunbeds as well as a bar and restaurant next to the pool, and some grass terraces nearby if you prefer a bit more quiet. On top of which Camping Turiscampo is close to some of the Algarve’s biggest and most beautiful beaches.

There is a gym and a playing field for games and sporting activity. A roof has been added to one of the swimming pools. The pools are open throughout the year, though you’re advised to check with the management in case they are closed for maintenance or other reasons.

There is a bus service to Lagos that you can use not far from the campsite if you fancy a trip out without using the car.

Tourers are welcome, though with it sometimes being 75% full even in winter, it is a good idea to book ahead. The campsite is on a slope but the pitches are terraced. Most of them are shaded, which would be welcome on the typical hot days you get during an Algarve summer, though maybe not so welcome if you are a winter visitor.

A range of static caravan options can be booked through Yelloh.

Casa Fontelheira (Near Braga, Northern Portugal)

Camping In Portugal

Casa Fontelheira rents out luxury Glamping tents as well as luxury apartments near Braga in Northern Portugal. Click Here For TripAdvisor Reviews

Casa Fontelheira is a glamping business near Braga in Northern Portugal. You can rent out a luxury glamping tent or a luxury apartment. with luxury facilities including a heated pool. You’ll also enjoy the panoramic views in this charming setting. This is a small luxury holiday park off the beaten track about an hour’s drive from the northern Portugeese city of Braga.

Other amenities include a bowling alley, a table tennis table, a badminton court, a trampoline and a playing field for other sports of your choice.

Around the bar and restaurant area there is free wifi reception. BBQ and stone grill evenings are also amongst your eating options.

Countless olive trees, orange trees, cherry trees, walnut trees and other citrus trees round off this lovely setting.

Getting To Portugal

To get to Portugal by road you will need to make use of the Brittany Ferries services to Santander or Bilbao. The Bilbao service from Portsmouth is usually cheaper but will be longer as it usually stops in Roscoff in Brittany too. Another option is to make the much longer journey from the Channel Ports or the Eurotunnel if you have the time to do so.

If you opt to travel through France as I have done myself a few stops in Western France such as Arcachon and the Loire will make the journey that little bit less onerous.

Alternatively, you can fly into airports such as Faro or Lisbon from UK airports. Eurocamp have a flight finder tool that might be of assistance to you: Eurocamp Flight Finder Tool

If you have a camping recommendation of your own that you think should also be included, then do let us know. We’d be pleased to hear from you.



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