•May 21, 2013
If you are looking for a last minute escape this May half term then how about a Cornish wigwam holiday on a working organic farm with native rare breed cattle, sheep, pigs and laying hens? With its rugged coastline and beautiful moorland, the south east part of Cornwall is a great area to explore. The Eden Project is also just a few miles away.
These Cornwall wigwams are set in a small grass paddock behind the farmhouse and each wigwam can accommodate 5 people. The wooden wigwam provides warmth and comfort which is not always guaranteed with conventional camping. What I love about this place is the ‘little extras’ that can be provided to make your life easier as well as allowing you to ‘taste’ Cornwall – yummy breakfast boxes with organic eggs and award winning local apple juice; packed lunches with a locally made pasty and homemade cake and even a bottle of Cornish wine or beer can be sourced for you.
A four night wigwam break starting on Friday 24 May is £232 for a family of four; a three night break starting Saturday 25 May is £174.
Penbugle Farm Wigwams and Bell tents – Glamping and camping on an organic working farm in Cornwall.
•May 21, 2013
Close to the Portuguese border in western Spain you will find Finca las Cañadas – an eco property offering safari tent holidays. You will be welcomed by the owners to share their rural finca, a sheep farm situated between two lakes in Extremadura. Each tent is fully equipped and there is a swimming pool on site.
If you and your family enjoy the great outdoors, and your kids would love the opportunity to collect eggs from the chickens, hunt for lizards in the undergrowth and help out with the sheep then this is the holiday for you. To make your stay even more enjoyable, home baked pastries and bread for breakfast can be ordered, an organic vegetable box is supplied, plus dinner can be booked in advance.
In the surrounding area are natural swimming pools, mountain villages and castles to explore. The environment is to be respected here as all energy supplies are generated on site and the finca has its own spring water. Price is 675 euros per week for a tent sleeping up to six and 575 euros for a tent sleeping up to four. A two and a half hour drive from Madrid. Book in May your summer glamping holiday and save 10% on this price.
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•May 20, 2013
Glamp in true style at East Thorne a yurt based camping experience set in the beauty of the Cornish countryside. Here you will find 10 luxury sustainable sourced Mongolian yurts complete with handmade beds, log burning stoves, individual undercover cooking areas, stylish bathroom area and roaring camp fires. For kids there is an adventure playground, games room and plenty of space for simply burning off energy.
East Thorne is situated near the seaside resort of Bude which was recently voted the 7th best beach destination in the UK by TripAdvisor. East Thorne is currently offering a free surf lesson for 2 with all 3 night weekend Yurt breaks through June. Quote ‘Hang Ten’ on booking.
From £360 for a 3 night weekend break in June 2013; full week and mid-week packages also available. Four luxurious cottages are also available. If you are glamping with young children then high chairs and cot beds can be provided.
Family Get Together | | East Thorne CornwallEast Thorne Cornwall.
•May 17, 2013
If you are finding it hard to choose your France campsite for your holiday this year then how about booking a stay at Siblu’s Domaine de Kerlann campsite and benefit from a weeks free bike hire plus free linen. The free bike hire is for two adults and two children. Non-riders can replace the free bike hire with either a pampering massage session lasting 15 to 20 minutes or a sports pack containing an introduction to archery session, a round of mini golf for four people and one hour of tennis.
Bookings must be made by the 31 May 2013 using the PLEGER offer code. This offer excludes holidays taken in the two week period from 17 August.
Domaine de Kerlann is a Siblu holiday village in southern Brittany and is close to several stunning beaches. Facilities include indoor and outdoor pools, a large splashzone, five outdoor playgrounds and free football tournaments.
Domaine de Kerlann offer.
•May 15, 2013
Looking for an action-packed family campsite this year? Canvas Holidays offers a great FREE activity programme for children and parents at selected campsites in conjunction with outdoor specialists In2Action. A range of exciting activities are on offer from watersports to gentle arts and crafts with sessions to suit all ages.
FamilyExtra activities are available on 12 selected campsites between 25 May – 1 September 2013 mainly across France but also at atheir campsite in Tuscany, Italy and Interlaken, Switzerland.
Canvas Holidaysi is also offering a tremendous 40% of May half term holidays for all holidays starting by the 30 May 2013 for 7 nights duration. Jura – Lac de Chalain has a stunning lake for watersports & swimming, a superb pool comlex with waterslides and also offers FamilyExtra – 7 nights starting 25 May in a Classic (2 bed) with deck is now just £397 per family (was £643).
Family Camping Activity Holidays & Campsites | Canvas Holidays.
•May 14, 2013
Woolacoombe Bay Holiday Parks has a fantastic last minute deal for May half term. A 7 night stay at Easewell Farm Holiday Village starting on Friday 24 May is now just £399 – a saving of £270.
Easewell Farm Holiday Village is set in beatiful countryside overlooking the sea. There is an indoor heated pool and paddling pool, adventure playground, bar and restaurant. Guests can also ‘park hop’ and enjoy 40 free activities at the other three Woolacoombe Bay Holiday Parks which includes indoor/outdoor pools. saunas and steam rooms, cinema, children’s clubs and nightly entertainment.
The offer of £399 is for a Bronze Apartment sleeping up to 4. There are also 3 and 4 night breaks available over the May half term starting from just £189 (arriving 24 May – saving £110). All the latest offers are here:
May Half Term Breaks – Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks.
•May 10, 2013
Think of your dream family holiday…and see if you can win it! Kiddicare has teamed up with Mark Warner and they are giving you the chance to win a week’s family holiday for four to the 5* Levante Beach Resort in Rhodes, Greece. More information on the resort can be found at http://www.markwarner.co.uk/sun-holidays/greece/levante-beach
The prize is worth £3,500 and includes British Airways flights from Heathrow, transfers, half board accommodation, tennis, fitness programme, sailing and windsurfing with tuition, free childcare for 2-17 years olds plus £250 to spend on beauty treatments or childcare at the resort and a £250 Kiddicare gift card for all your family holiday essentials.
Competition closes 26 May 2013. Click to enter here Kiddicare – win a 5* Mark Warner Holiday to Rhodes.
•May 9, 2013
PGL is the UK’s leading provider of children’s adventure holidays and a child aged 7-10 or 13-16 can enjoy a 7 nights’ multi-activity fun holiday starting 25 May for less than half price. This deal includes accommodation, all meals, activities, instruction, equipment and caring supervision. To take advantage of this deal PGL’s special holiday insurance costing £28 must be bought.
This May half term activity holiday now costs £175 saving a whopping £264 and is based at a fantastic location beside the water at Little Canada which is PGL’s own activity centre on the Isle of Wight.
PGL Booking – Holiday Search.
•May 7, 2013
Domaine des Mathevies is a family-run Dordogne campsite offering an alternative to the commercial camping scene. ‘Small is beautiful’ is their motto with just 30 terraced camping pitches, six rustic wooden chalets, four modern mobile homes and a lovingly restored gite. On site enjoy the swimming pool, tennis court, wooden children’s playground, boule court and cafe/bar/restaurant.
Just five minutes away you can pony ride through the beautiful grounds of a local farm where children can stroke the friendly farm animals. Alternatively, spend the day in a canoe on the Dordogne River where you can picnic, paddle and sunbathe. Back at the campsite join in the weekly campfire baking bread and toasting marshmallows.
Prices: A gite costs from 350 euros, mobile homes and chalets from 250 euros, a cabin from 210 euros all in the low season. A camping pitch is 6.5 euros plus additional charges per person.
Domaine des Mathevies.
•May 2, 2013
Wow, I love the look of this place; just wish I could pack my bags and head there tomorrow. Tipping Tipis offer two 6 metre tipis on their 8 acre quinta in central Portugal. This brand new site opens in June 2013 and offers an ‘off the grid’ experience with its solar panels, local spring water for drinking and well water for washing.
The tipis come with a double bed with organic cotton sheets and a handmade quilt – a single and camp bed are also available. Both tipis have their own private shower and composting toilet. There is a large communal kitchen, lounge area plus pizza oven and bbq. You are welcome to help yourself to organic vegetables from the garden.
This area has so much to offer with its nature reserves, markets and river beaches. There’s mountain biking, horse riding and climbing school all in the locality. There is even a Geopark where you can discover tribolite fossils and cool off in a granite swimming pool.
Tipping Tipi’s has an interesting charging policy where a minimum donation of 35 euros a night for 7 nights or 40 euros per night for a minimum of three nights is asked for. The plan is to re-invest donations into developing this off-the-grid experience.