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The Guardian - Family Travel Special

Summer Camps

20 of the best family campsites in Europe
20 of the best family campsites in Europe

Two of our favourite campsites appeared in The Guardian Travel, Family special yesterday. The article featured 20 summer camps with great restaurants, beautiful locations and lots of activities and entertainment, these sites offer all the fun but none of the hassle of traditional camping.

By Beverley Fearis & Joanne O'Connor

Kur Camping Erlengrund in Austria

Kur Camping Erlengrund
Kur Camping Erlengrund

This quaint little campsite is open in all seasons, and the beautiful valley surrounded by mountains turn from winter white to deep green in the summer, but still with distant snow-capped peaks to admire. Run by a Dutch family, the site has 90 camping pitches and 29 ski chalet-style apartments, sharing a heated pool, playground, table tennis and trampoline. It’s surrounded by walking and cycling trails and is only a 10-minute drive to the spa town of Bad Gastein, famous for its thermal springs and waterfall.

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La Torre del Sol in Spain

Camping La Torre del Sol
Camping La Torre del Sol

There’s a friendly, international vibe at this beachside park set in olive trees and palms. It’s just south of Cambrils and the well-known resort of Salou, and only 20-minutes’ drive from Port Aventura theme park. The site runs its own kids and teens club in the high season, where youngsters can join lots of other nationalities for volleyball, water polo, and poolside parties from 9pm till midnight. There’s also a disco for 16 and overs, a fitness complex and a 500-seater cinema/theatre. 

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Campingplatz Kinzigtal
Butterfly Campsite
Domaine de Sévenier
Camping Le Pontet *
Ty Nadan *
Castell Montgri
Camping Ca’Savio *
Bonne Anse Plage *
L’Atlantique *
Camping Village Simuni
Les Méditerranées Beach Garden *
Camping Tonnara *
Camping Playa Montroig *
Camping Marina di Venezia
La Croix du Vieux Pont
Vilanova Park *
Norcenni Girasole Club *
Camping Manor Farm

* Bookable online via the Alan Rogers website