Internacional de Calonge, new arrivals

Bella Woods

My daughter, Bella, has also agreed to blog for us.. Here is her first post.. You know that feeling when you see the sea for the first time on your holiday and you are saying in your head, “Oh yes! This holiday has officially started!” Well that’s pretty much how I feel right now! (Well [...]

News from Internacional de Calonge

Tragic news. We’ve lost one of the snorkels. Our own fault really, we’re just not that co-ordinated at getting all our bumf to and from the pool every day. So this afternoon will probably see us heading off into nearby Platja d’Aro to try and find another, and then hitting the beach. Not the beach [...]

Castell Montgri, Costa Brava (Part 2)


Lynda, our campsite courier on Castell Montgri, continues her account….. From the French border down to Tossa de Mar The coastline is unspoilt and easy to drive around. Even in July and August the traffic is steady, enabling you to explore any day. Two hours away is Barcelona. You can also visit the football stadium [...]

Last minute holiday planning


When it comes to summer holidays, we’re not the most organised of families. It’s a rare year when we’ve got everything planned by the end of June, and this year was no exception. But prompted by what Scooby Doo villains call the ‘pesky kids’, July saw me scouring t’Internet for cheap flights to southern France [...]

Castell Montgri, Costa Brava (Part 1)

Castell 1

As a Francophile, the beautiful sights of Lake Garda failed to win me over. So I’m afraid the Spanish “Blackpool”s have certainly never appealed. However, Lynda, our campsite rep at Castell Montgri, is so impressed by this area, and the campsite, that she actually put pen to two sheets of paper (remember what those are?). [...]

Viva Espana – Brits Flock To Spanish Resorts!

Daily Star - spain

In a report by easyJet, Spain tops the poll as the number one holiday destination for Brits! It really has turned 360 as the likes of Benidorm are booming again; back to their former 80s glory and the long-haul destinations like Egypt, and the Caribbean move down the list!   But what has brought this [...]


Sanguli pool

My family and I have had two fantastic holidays on Sanguli site by Salou beach.  Sun, Sand and Sangria all the way. By Paula McCormick


Kate Middleton and Prince William

With speculation on the honeymoon destination for the Royal newlyweds rife, we’re wondering if Thomson Al Fresco may be getting a look in? Boasting a number of quiet parcs across Europe, we think they could be the perfect solution for a secret hideaway destination. With the Royal couple reportedly being very down to earth, and [...]

30 years on… family camping holidays on the Costa Brava

Adam Moss family on holiday at Estartit with Thomson Al Fresco

Manchester blogger, Adam Moss, took his family on an Al Fresco holiday to Estartit in Spain last summer and wanted to share his experiences with us considering it had been “a full three decades since [he] last took on the challenge of a family camping holiday.” Here is his story… Back then, in the early [...]

Win an Easter break for you and your family on Facebook!


Today is the day the magic happens! Starting today, we’ll be offering two lucky families the chance to catch some early rays over Easter at our sun soaked parcs in France and Spain. Exciting stuff! We’ll be giving away two egg-citing Easter breaks this week through our Facebook – giving all our fans two chances [...]