Our Eurocamp Holiday – Part One!

Eurocamp Part one
When I first rolled my eyes over the email from Eurocamp inviting my family and I to stay at one of their many amazing parcs, I was so honored & excited. We never even considered having a family holiday this year but after the invite from Eurocamp, we knew we had to take it and run with it.

Eurocamp has so many amazing parcs to choose from in an array of beautiful countries. Austria, Italy & Croatia to name a few however after many hours we finally chose to visit the parc La Croix Du Vieux Pont in Berny-Riviere, Paris. France is a part of the World that has always appealed to me to visit someday, and the prospect of actually having the opportunity to go was pretty amazing.

Now I won’t sugar coat the fact that taking kids away is a stressful business, so that part the darling man and I both dread {especially with a toddler} – which is natural I’m sure you’ll agree. So I made sure I was more than prepared with busy bags to keep them entertained during our travels. Word to the wise? The portable DVD player was an absolute godsend with the toddler!

Our plans once we arrived at the Eurocamp Parc was to simply – have fun! That was out motto for the week. I was hoping for adventure, laughter, fun and a true week of family time. At home life can get jumbled, messy and crazy so this week was for us to unwind & reconnect with each other again.

Beware….major photo sharing is about to occur….

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Once we arrived in Charles de Gaulle airport from Belfast, Northern Ireland the trip got a little crazy! It turns out the parc we decided to visit was one of the hardest to get to without a car {I wish we’d known this before choosing the parc!} however we figured things out {eventually} and managed to get two trains and a taxi to eventually arrive at Eurocamp a little later than planned! {2230hrs!}. It turned out to be a very long day! But we were so super excited to finally be where our holiday together could start!

We were greeted by a lovely member of staff, Ben {who also carried ALL of our luggage bless him in a wee trailer} and showed us to our caravan. I fell in love as soon as I saw that we had a garden, a little driveway with a sweet little lamp post all lit up and shining beautifully and it felt instantly like a home. What made it better was once we walked into our lovely three bedroom caravan there was a lovely welcome pack waiting for us!

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Once the morning light came I couldn’t wait to pop out for a proper look at the Vista caravan that would be our home for the next week.

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Our caravan was impressively spacious. She had three bedrooms, one double and two twin rooms. All had fitted wardrobes and above bed shelving. Down by the two twin rooms, the kids had a toilet room and a shower room, and our double room {which surprised me} had an en-suite toilet & shower. The kitchen was lovely with a gas cooker, fridge freezer and microwave and I have to say, the whistle kettle addition? Love it! Is it sad it excited me to use it? I’d never heard a whistling kettle whistle before! {It’s the little things!}.

Outside had a gorgeous deck with patio tables & chairs and an impressively large garden space for the children to play. Due to the no fencing around the garden Annabelle could and did get out and attempt her escape several times {typical toddler behaviour!} however Eurocamp supply you with a decking gate, and this was such a great safety feature for us because our little Houdini could even unlock and open the caravan doors! So Annabelle was often contained and found looking out onto the green grass beyond. {Does it make me a bad mummy to chuckle every time I see this photo??}

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Once we had a good nights sleep, up washed & dressed we couldn’t wait to start exploring the parc.

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Everywhere you turned there was trees, grassy fields and lakes. It was a truly stunning setting for the Parc and it was a complete pleasure whichever way you turned.

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The swimming pools were something else! Absolutely gorgeous and something for everyone! We never went into the outdoor pool as it was always far too cold! We much preferred the indoor pools where it was cosy & warm!!

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The splash pad area was wonderful and it was by far Annabelle’s favourite part! She just loved running around trying to catch the water spouting from different colourful characters around the room.

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The more grown up section of the pools was so lovely. Waterfalls, bubbles and a great place to play a little water volleyball too.

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These two cheeky faces loved every moment of their swimming time at the parc. If I’m honest, we were hardly ever out of the pools! It was a massive favourite for us all.

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This play park was just behind us {as was a laundrette – super handy!} & there were loads of these styles of parks sprinkled around all over the park. Of course, I had to get on to have a play too! The kids can’t have all the fun!

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Round by the pedal boats there is a little fun park, filled with bungee trampolining, smaller trampolines for the little ones, quad bikes and more. Lots of fun and there was also a shop to fill cheeky tummies with delicious ice-cream treats.

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This little beauty was super kind and posed just right for me to take this photo. I don’t know when she grew up so fast but can someone make her stop, please?

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This is just the most beautiful place to sit and just watch the fishermen fish, the pedal boats pedal by or maybe if the kids will allow you half an hours peace {Ha! Unlikely!} maybe read a book! It’s so tranquil!

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The man-made beach was just amazing and a HUGE hit with the kids. Who doesn’t love a beach!? We also thought the little umbrella shades shattered around the edge was a great touch.

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We made so many new memories as a family during our week in La Croix Du Vieux Pont and I cannot begin to tell how much fun we had making them!

Massive thanks to Eurocamp for inviting us to stay with them in one of their many amazing parts. We had a great time! All thoughts, photos and opinions are my own. 

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  1. 20/05/2015 / 4:19 PM

    Looks like a fab week for you all. We loved our Eurocamp experience last year.

    • 20/05/2015 / 4:22 PM

      It was an amazing time away! I wish I was still there! Haha.

  2. 20/05/2015 / 4:24 PM

    It looks like you guys had an amazing time and the Eurocamp looks AMAZING – I would love to do something like this!! xx

    • 20/05/2015 / 4:46 PM

      It’s such a great place for families! Honestly. We had the BEST time! xx

  3. 20/05/2015 / 5:14 PM

    I love the idea of staying in a caravan abroad like this (maybe not this one cus we don’t drive either!). May take a look into the other Eurocamp sites!

    • 20/05/2015 / 5:16 PM

      It’s easier to get to once you know where your going, haha! Eurocamp in general is fabulous though. We had a blast!

  4. 20/05/2015 / 5:16 PM

    It looks like you had a truly lovely holiday! Can’t wait to read more about it x

  5. ERFmama
    20/05/2015 / 7:47 PM

    Oh my goodness! How beautiful!! Looks like you had an absolute fab time, I am now so so jelous! haha
    And swimming pools, that’s just the most important thing when you have kids! haha that and a good playground. :p

    • 21/05/2015 / 8:32 PM

      We were never out of the pools! It totally helped that even IN the pools they catered for everyone! Great time had by all for sure! x

  6. 20/05/2015 / 8:41 PM

    OMG looks AMAZING!!!!!!

  7. 21/05/2015 / 7:31 AM

    Awww what a nice place! I am so jealous and I want to pack my bags and go there NOW! Sadly we dont have money to do something like this so I will just look at your post and drool =) #mmwbh

  8. 21/05/2015 / 8:22 AM

    This looks ace! We’ve been to Centreparcs a couple of times but I think we might push it further afield next year x

  9. 21/05/2015 / 10:21 AM

    I’ve heard good things about EuroCamp. Looks very appealling and glad to see you had a great time!

  10. Angela at Daysinbed
    21/05/2015 / 4:56 PM

    This looks like a fab holiday! We are looking for somewhere to go in the next holiday’s . may check this out!

    Angela xx

  11. 21/05/2015 / 6:59 PM

    Oh wow! This sounds and looks absolutely amazing!!!

  12. 21/05/2015 / 7:46 PM

    Looks like you had a FAB holiday!! Can’t wait for part two!

    Great photos!

  13. 21/05/2015 / 8:38 PM

    This place looks amazing and gorgeous photos 🙂 Stevie x

  14. 22/05/2015 / 9:54 PM

    That looks like an amazing place to visit with children and perfect for larger families as hotels can be so expensive when you have more then two children. It looks and sounds like you had an amazing time xx

  15. 24/05/2015 / 1:27 PM

    Thanks. Eurocamp really is an amazing place to holiday with. We’ll certainly be doing it again!! x

  16. 24/05/2015 / 10:07 PM

    This looks like a dream family holiday to me (well apart from the long journey). Love the pringles in the welcome pack! The park looks spotlessly clean and very picturesque – the pools look fab too. Love that your caravan is not overlooked and there is plenty of space outside to play too. Thanks for linking to #traveltales – I’ve added this post to our pinterest board xx

  17. 15/06/2015 / 8:10 AM

    Oh my gosh, so glad I came here! We were thinking of doing our first Eurocamp holiday next summer and this is where we are going. Its close to Disneyland and thought we would do it all in one. Looks really nice and sounds like great fun x

    • 15/06/2015 / 6:24 PM

      We had SUCH an amazing time. Certainly a great parc {and part of France} to visit. x

  18. Joanne Watson
    21/01/2016 / 7:08 PM

    We are planning our first foreign holiday with a 5 & 4 yr old. My hubby is trying 2 convince me 2 book a eurocamp but I’m not sure – your blog is really selling this camp – it was actually one of the first we had looked at!

  19. 01/05/2017 / 1:47 PM

    We’re looking to book one of their parcs so it was great to see how you guys got on, thanks for sharing xx

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