Planning Our Summer

This summer we have been looking at ways we can travel around Europe and give the kids a bit more adventure. We came across Eurocamp as a few friends of ours had suggested they would be great for our young family.

Eurocamp are an outdoor family holiday specialist that offer self-catering or mobile home holidays. From bungalows to lodges there are options to make you feel at home. These are great for people with young families like ours as the accommodation is safe, comfortable and everyone has their own space/bedrooms just like at home. We love the idea of their pre-bookable extra’s to lighten the load such as welcome packs, linen & beach towel hire and free baby and toddler essentials like cots, high chairs & booster seats.

As a young family we often find it quite hard to get away during the summer months especially with the 2 boys being so young so here are a few ideas to make your experience of camping in Europe fun!

• Nature Hunt. Hopefully, the summer months should bring good weather for you and the family to go out and enjoy yourselves. If this is the case, you can create scavenger hunt sheets for the children for them to collect items in nature such as leaves and pinecones. This isn’t just fun and hands-on, it’s educational!

Movie Days. For the days when you need to slow down or take a break from the sunshine or when it rains, create a darkened cinema in the living room and choose movies with the kids to create your own cinematic experience. You can have fun making homemade flavoured popcorn right beforehand, making healthy snacks more fun! I’ve linked to a calendar here that has some fab suggestions and here are our top 5 Kid-friendly movies:

  1. The Lion King
  2. The Wizard of Oz
  3. The Hobbit
  4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1/ Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
  5. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial – Spielberg’s classic, an alternative for those who aren’t Harry Potter fans

• Garden Party. The beauty of the summer is the sunshine when it appears, so set up a vintage garden party with finger sandwiches, orange juice and homemade cream cakes for the kids and their new Eurocamp friends. You could set up some games and have a great time.

With the summer weather here to stay there is no better time to ensure that you can switch off and get out. I strongly recommend having a bit of a social media detox around the kids holidays and max out your time just being fun and free. Think about taking a break from online work and coming back all fresh at the beginning of September with some fresh ideas (and I’ll be honest who wouldn’t love a little real life now and again).

Other Info:

Eurocamp have over 190 locations across Europe set in beautiful locations – beaches, forests, lakes, cities, mountains – which offer amazing opportunities for exploring and sightseeing.

Let us know where you are heading this summer and if you have any Eurocamp location suggestions please do let us know!

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