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We have lots of requests from families wanting to include the grandparents in the holiday plan. Our parents are important part of our holidays and like other grandparents aren’t always up for camping so don’t worry both our campsites can offer quality self catering accommodation, all close by to the domes.

Here’s our top 10 tips for a three generation holiday

  1. You’re on holiday so you don’t need to worry about the daily routine but a bit of planning can avoid those times when you’re waiting round for everyone to get up and out at the same time. Why not take it in turn to go down to boulangerie with the kids or for an early morning run while everyone else gets ready?
  1. Don’t try and do too much, mix up days out visiting the gems like San Sebastian with days pottering about the campsite or short trips close by like St Jean De Luz.
  1. In France there are plenty of child friendly days out but make sure you have something to engage the grown ups as well. There’s some fantastic places close by to our sites in the Dordogne and Pays Basque.
  1. Take some time out to relax, whether that’s going for a surf, going for a massage or a spa, or simply having some quality hammock time and a leisurely breakfast reading the paper.
  1. Don’t feel that you have to spend all your time together just because you’re on a family holiday. Give Mummy and Daddy a night off for a romantic meal, and let the grandparents enjoy a well earned rest.
  1. Mealtimes can be a great way for all the family to get together – whether you fancy whipping up a storm on the plancha grill all together or a picnic on the beach. We’re happy to recommend child friendly places to eat – just ask!
  1. Camping Family holidays are about rediscovering the simple pleasures of childhood, like building dens, exploring forest, campfires, or flying kites. Check out recommendations for camping games from our blog.
  2. Don’t let rain stop play. Yes it does rain in France and yes you’re camping but our domes can be lovely and comfy so chill and watch a DVD. Both our campsites have great kids games rooms and also check out our rainy day activities in the local area in the welcome pack.
  1. The French are very family orientated so don’t feel that your kids are being too noisy at the table for lunch, relax and enjoy the atmosphere.
  1. Try and make sure everyone does something new on your break. Discovering the first time doesn’t need to be restricted to children it’s as much fun when you’re 75 as it is when you’re 7.