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An Al Fresco Summer Games “Sports Day”


With the sun shining and families eating lunch on their mobile home decking the Activity Team Leader and Kids Reps at  Chateau des Ormes campsite began setting out sacks, eggs and spoons, wellies and much more ready for an exciting Sports Day as part of the Al Fresco Summer Games activity programme. The site was fairly quiet although three [...]

Grab a bargain at the traditional Frejus market.


Hearing the hustle and bustle going on round the corner in Frejus market and being my inquisitive self I decided to stroll on over and see what was happening. As I approached I could see lots of different market stalls. The smell of fresh home-grown produce was in the air. ‘Elles sont belles elles sont belles mes [...]

Summer Games 2012 – prepare to play!

Al Fresco summer games at Chateau des Ormes campsite

Preparations for the Al Fresco Summer Games - Our new activity rep at Chateau des Ormes campsite shares her story: Before I knew it summer had started.  I met up with all the other Al Fresco reps on the campsite Château des Ormes in Dol-de-Bretagne last month to get things ready for the holiday season. The green scenery on the site beat all [...]

summer games 2012 – bringing you the Olympics (Al Fresco style)

Image of a family doing a wheelbarrow race

Summer games Wellies, eggs, spoons and yellow plastic ducks may not be the equipment of the Olympic summer games, but for us at Al Fresco it’s all we need for a summer of family inspired fun. Whether it’s a summer fête, traditional summer games, a sports day or Al Fresco’s own take on ‘The Cube’.  We are all preparing [...]

Are You Ready For The Summer Games TwentyTwelve??

Summer games egg sppon race

Traditional summer games -  egg and spoon race After a long journey from Venice to Dol De Bretagne I joined the rest of the activity team for our Summer Games training, and this is when the fun really began! We woke up to a sunny day in Dol De Bretagne and for us, the new activity team, Christmas had [...]

Happy Monday! It’s the first happy day of the year


According to our research, today is the first happy day of 2012! What a reason to smile hey? Most of us have now been paid and started to think about booking holidays and all the fun things we can do this year, now the post Christmas blues are done and dusted. Plus this year, we [...]

A review of Sanguli, Costa Dorada, Spain


Rob Foster was the lucky winner of a family holiday to Sanguli in 2011, here is what he thought… I couldn’t believe my luck when I was announced as the winner of a holiday with  Al Fresco Holidays on Twitter. The PR company were quickly in contact and put me in touch with the fabulous [...]

Catalonia – the capital of great food

spannish meal

THE ONE factor that will determine whether your holiday is a success or not is the cuisine. If the food is just a fast-food version of what you get at home, it is likely you’ll be disappointed. Fortunately, for those traveling to the Costa Brava, and staying at Al Fresco Holiday’s fabulous Castell Montgri site, [...]

What to do in the Vendée (Part 3) – Challans in Bygone Days

Challans 2 postie

Sorry, it’s been some time since I have written about this area, as I have been very busy publishing our reps’ blogs instead. That’s a very valid reason, in my opinion, as they are providing very useful up-to-date information on and around our campsites. Anyway – for Part 3, I highly recommend “Autrefois Challans” – [...]

Citroën 2CV jamboree in Salbris

EXCITED STOP PRESS – from our Al Fresco Reps, Steve and Gail. Pauline, There’s 2cv’s everywhere! They’ve come from all over Europe to Salbris. This is an annual event. Salbris is a neighbouring town of Pierrefitte sur Saldre where our beautiful campsite, “Les Alicourts” is situated. Kind regards, Steve. Actually, I have found this may [...]