things to do

Douce Quiétude, the best way to experience the Côte d’Azur

Jean, our Al Fresco rep, from the Douce Quiétude campsite in the Côte d’Azur, talks us through all the opportunities and activities this amazing campsite has to offer.   Douce Quiétude: a rough translation being ‘gentle tranquillity’ and sums up this area quite nicely. It’s nestled in the well seasoned pine groves of Valescure/St Raphaël and situated [...]

Markets, History and Pub Quiz’s at La Croix de Vieux Pont

Caroline, the Al Fresco rep from La Croix de Vieux Pont, shares her hints and tips on things to see and do in the Berny Rivière. Markets One thing France is renowned for is the quality of its local markets. Here at La Croix du Vieux Pont we are surrounded by many French market towns. The [...]

A Canoeing Adventure in Le Val de Bonnal

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Isabella tells us about her adventures whilst canoeing on her Al Fresco holiday at Le Val de Bonnal campsite in the Jura region of France.   Today I’ve canoed about 8km, been towed another 5km and have just delighted the ears of my family with a rendition of ‘Doh a Deer’ played on beer bottles. [...]

Things to do whilst staying at La Croix du Vieux Pont

Our Al Fresco rep, Caroline, from the La Croix du Vieux Pont campsite, tells us about the exciting days out you can look forward to on your Al Fresco holiday at the Parisian campsite. Hello from Paris, Some of the main attractions include; the fairy tale Château de Pierrefonds, Disneyland Paris, Champagne tasting, Park Asterix, [...]

FIVE REASONS TO PLAN A TRIP TO FRANCE

There are, of course, a million reasons why you should make the effort to take the family on a road-trip to France. And yet, despite its near proximity to the UK, the land of the Gauls often gets overlooked in favour of its more showbiz-friendly Mediterranean cousin, Spain. Time to set this right, isn’t it? [...]

Join Al Fresco Summer Games as we Enter the Magical World of Harry Potter

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You can feel the excitement bubbling as the families take their seats in the Great Hall of Hogwarts, or as its known on a typical day, Al Fresco Kids club.  Kids babble at high speed to their parents, about their favourite house and which character they would turn into a frog, given the opportunity.  Welcome [...]

The Summer Games Take A Short Road Trip To Cote de Nacre !

Yesterday saw, for the final time this season, the Summer Games take a short road trip to Cote de Nacre, Normandy. Al Fresco had partnered up with the on-site animation team as part of the “Mini Club” to run a two-hour action packed session.   You could hear the children coming from a distance, singing and [...]

Beach on Fire

Most people’s idea of an night on holiday is normally a meal in a restaurant, an evening stroll or an early night. Here on the Venetian Riviera we do things a little differently! On the 25th August, campsites all along the coast set up identical firework displays and finally, at 11pm, the sky lit up. [...]

Marina de Venezia day trip to Venice, Murano and Burano

This week I was lucky enough to join the Marco Polo cruise to Venice and it certainly lived up to my expectations! Venice is a city like no other on Earth; replace roads with canals, high street shops for designer boutiques and fish and chips for Italian gelato. During the 30 minute boat trip, the [...]

Daisy Joins The Activity Team At Chateau Des Ormes

Daisy is the latest recruit of the Al Fresco Activity Team at Chateau des Ormes. Daisy is a 5 year old Friesian cow, a toy the kids love to have in their sights. The children take it in turns to carry Daisy around the site and to sit on their table as they create all sorts [...]