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Something Spooky Is Going On At Kidz Club

It’s the middle of August but something spooky is going on at the Al Fresco Kidz Club as Halloween has come early at Château des Ormes, Northern Brittany! The morning session started off with making our spooky costumes, with our capes and masks. Before we knew it the children had turned into vampires, devils, werewolves and Frankenstein’s all ready for ‘Trick [...]

“Prepare to get wet!” Al Fresco Summer Games ‘Water Olympics’

Al Fresco Kidz Club water fight

Everyone knows kids love water.  Whilst Adults cower under umbrellas, it’s the kids who dance in the rain and throw themselves fearlessly into puddles that come up to their knees.  Not to mention the memories that are made darting through sprinklers, catching rainbows on a hot summer’s day.  The word ‘bath’ may strike fear into [...]

Al Fresco does “The Cube” Live on your doorstep

Have you always watched the ITV TV series ‘The Cube’ and thought you could do it? Well come along to Chateau des Ormes and give it a go as part of the Summer Games activity programme! We have some games directly from the show, some slightly adapted and others we have come up with ourselves [...]

Welcome to St.Tropez

boats at st tropez harbour

St Tropez harbour Welcome to St.Tropez. “Get fresh, gotta stay fly”….that may be the ever so popular song that springs into some people’s mind when hearing the words St. Tropez. However the ‘real’ St. Tropez is far from that. Its coastal chiqueness is easily accesible to Al Fresco customers staying in the Cote D’Azur. I [...]

How You Can Have The Perfect Family Holiday At Château des Ormes For 2013

Looking to book your family holiday for 2013? Then look no further than Al Fresco family holidays at the Château des Ormes!   With a range of holiday parks spreading through France, Italy, Spain and now Croatia you are spoilt for choice. Each Park offers something different but if you are looking for a family holiday with [...]

Sandcastle Mayhem at Marina di Venezia!

Life was just beachy at Marina di Venezia on Tuesday 14th August. People of different ages, different nationalities, boys, girls, Mums and Dads all came together to dig for victory on our beautiful local beach, everybody was shore to have fun! The aim: sandcastles. The result: masterpieces! The first finished sandcastle was a classic fortress design, complete [...]

Summer Games Sports Day: Yorkshire Puddings vs Southern Fairies

Alfresco 2009

It’s a beautiful Monday afternoon on Les Mediterranees, the sky is clear and the light breeze makes it the perfect condition for this week’s Summer Games.  Our participants are ready and raring to go, the rivalry and determination to win is clear.  Fathers heckle one another and the children babble excitedly about their favourite races. Mums [...]

The Summer Fest at Chateau des Ormes

With our top 10 Summer Games activities selected, Al Fresco were ready to be part of the  Summer Fest at Chateau des Ormes. The sun was shining down ,it was a beautiful day on the campsite putting a smile on both the Reps and the customers faces.   Al Fresco teamed up with the onsite animation [...]

Cobac Parc in Northern Brittany

On a beautifully warm day in Northern Brittany a couple of reps decided to spend the day planning the Al Fresco summer excursion from Chateau des Ormes… We took the half an hour drive to the Grand Aquarium in St Malo where we spoke to staff about tickets for the excursion. Whilst speaking to the staff we [...]

Road Trip – A Day Off Chateau des Ormes On The Al Fresco Excursion

With August here the activity programme at the Chateau des Ormes is in full swing! As the campsite’s Activity Team Leader I have been busy organising the launch of an Al Fresco excursion from the camp site in Northern Brittany. After visiting local attractions a route for the excursion was decided and a coach was [...]