Family Friendly Trips and Days Out

Eurocamp France

As a young child, we travelled to Europe with my parents to stay with Eurocamp. I have the fondest memories of our travels and adventures with my family. I wanted to recreate these memories for my own children and let them experience a taste of the life that I had as a child. Our first trip was 4 years ago and we travelled to a France. We have now been on holiday as a family 4 years in a row with Eurocamp. For us, it’s by far the best option for a holiday. Having a large family flying and booking apartments is extremely pricey but with Eurocamp, we can all travel and stay together. Plus its super family friendly and offers us all that we need. Travelling with small children means you need to take the kitchen sink with you. With Eurocamp, we can pre-book bedrails, potties, highchairs, changing mats etc, all to make our trip easier from the off.

Planning Our Trip

Dover to Calais Ferry


Dover to Calais Ferry

As we live in Northern Ireland we had to book 2 ferries, one over to the UK and then the other from Dover to Calais. The Landbridge ferry can be booked through Eurocamp and offers a great saving. We purposely picked a Campsite that was closer to the ferry on our first trip to limit the amount of car time for the children. Calais to the campsite was a 2-hour car journey, although there aren’t many service stations along the route there are Toilet and Picnic stops, which after having a full meal on board was all that we required. In choosing La Croix Du Vieux Pont we also gave ourselves the option to travel to Euro Disney which is an hour from the Camp


We had printed directions off before leaving Belfast but we relied on our Sat Nav to direct us to the site. It was very easy to find and is just located outside a small village called Berny-Rivière. The Village has a lovely selection of shops including a Chemist and large Supermarket which was withing walking of the campsite. You could easily stay in this location and not travel and further out as you have all you need locally. The Village also hosts a Market frequently and its so lovely to walk around and get a feel of the French way of life.

Arriving at La Croix Du Vieux Pont

When entering the campsite we followed directions to the EuroCamp hut. We were greeted by some lovely Reps who detailed the areas the of the camp and showed us to our Caravan. Prior to going, we had selected a Caravan beside the fishing lake. Each caravan was separated by a hedge which allowed full privacy, with a circular section cut out to allow direct access to the lake itself. It was the perfect location for us. As we were staying with small children Eurocamp provided a decking gate. I was so pleased that they had considered the safety of small children and also allowed the children the freedom of being able to potter around the decking with me knowing they could not escape. We had chosen a 3 bedded Caravan which allowed us to pop up the babies travel cots in 1 room, leaving Lucas to have the bunk beds and us the master bedroom. We also added the bedding option on to our package, our sheets were waiting for us upon our arrival as well as the welcome goodies we had ordered, giving us the bare essentials to get us started.

La Croix Du Vieux Pont

Eurocamp La Croix Du Vieux Pont

La Croix Du Vieux Pont is one the largest Eurocamp sites available in France. It really does offer you all that you need for your stay without having to travel around much. There is a full restaurant, bar, shop, takeaway and bike hire. Not forgetting the swimming pool which is fabulous and houses an indoor area, children’s pool, splash park, slides and lazy pool. To add to this the park also hosts a swimming lake, with man-made beach. As I said before our caravan was located beside the fishing lake, play park, large trampoline and pedal boats which we loved. There are also numerous kids clubs ranging from toddlers to teens, staffed by the EuroCamp kid’s team, which keeps all the family happy.

Eurocamp La Croix Du Vieux Pont

Eurocamp La Croix Du Vieux Pont


We did make the trip to Disney ourselves, we wanted to combine a pool holiday with an exciting day for the children. Euro Disney is only an hour away from the camp and you can travel direct, or make use of the camp’s bus which travels there daily.




Chateau De Pierrefonds is located close the camp and I would highly recommend a visit. It’s absolutely magnificent and was also used as a film location for Merlin. You can freely walk around the inside and get a feel of the large Medieval Chateau which hosts turrets, towers and a moat.

Chateau De Pierrefonds

Chateau De Pierrefonds

Chateau De Pierrefonds

Chateau De Pierrefonds


If you want a little bit of luxury whilst camping Eurocamp is the way to go. There are so many options to pick from including Safari Tents, Tents, Caravans and Lodges. The staff are very attentive and are never bothered by questions or any issues that may arise. The area is fantastic and you have all that you need locally if you want a more relaxing holiday. The Takeaway offers a large selection of food items, we often had Frites to complement our meals. The pools are all manned by Lifeguards and I loved the fact the children’s area had a roof which could be closed on rainy days but also opened if the sun made a welcome appearance. The site shop has a large selection of items, and if you want to pick up something a little different the local Supermarket is great and only a small walk away. We thoroughly enjoyed days at the swimming lake which also has a bar beside it to get drinks and ice creams. If you would like to see the camp that we stayed at click here

Eurocamp fully met my expectations and we are now creating our own family memories to match my own as a child. We are travelling this Sunday to stay in Holland at another Eurocamp site. So keep your eyes peeled for a review on our experiences upon our return.


I hope you have enjoyed an insight into our trip to France. Have you ever holidayed with Eurocamp as a child or an adult?




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  • Reply Chikumo

    I didn’t even know Eurocamo existed! Looks like you guys had fun

    28th June 2017 at 12:53 pm
  • Reply Mummy Times Two

    I had forgotten all about Eurocamp and had no idea they had a site near Euro Disney. I will be looking into it more closely x

    28th June 2017 at 8:02 pm
  • Reply Afshan Nasim

    I have heard a lot about Eurocamp, but didn’t know what was on offer and how enjoyable it might be. Glad to read all about it and how it is a great holiday for the kids. I like that it is near Disney too.

    28th June 2017 at 9:23 pm
  • Reply Danielle Mar

    It looks like you had an amazing time! I have been hearing so many great thing about Eurocamp recently, and I would love to take my daughter.

    29th June 2017 at 11:19 am
  • Reply Mel

    Eurocamp sounds amazing! I’ve heard plenty of good things and glad you had an enjoyable time

    29th June 2017 at 1:26 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth

    Wow, what a fantastic adventure! Eurocamp seem to take all the hard work out of travelling with a family, I’ll have to check them out!

    29th June 2017 at 3:30 pm
  • Reply Stephanie Merry

    We used to head to use Eurocamp when we went on holiday when I was a kid. I have some great memories of those family holidays! x

    29th June 2017 at 3:47 pm
  • Reply The London Mum

    Eurocamp sounds amazing, and somewhere I’d love to go with my children when they’re that bit older to really appreciate all the facilities!

    29th June 2017 at 8:15 pm
  • Reply Melanie

    Eurocamp at La Croix Du Vieux Pont looks fab – love all your piccys 🙂 x

    29th June 2017 at 8:33 pm
  • Reply Jenni

    I’ve not heard a lot about Eurocamp before. It looks so good. One day when I have kids of my own I want to take them 🙂

    30th June 2017 at 11:13 am
  • Reply Francesca

    This sounds awesome!!! I’ve never used eurocamp but I would definitely give them a go it sounds fab!! I love that they put up gates on the decking for the kids too what a lovely gesture!

    30th June 2017 at 6:21 pm
  • Reply Steph Cummings

    I’ve never been to a euro camp but it sounds like s great option. It looks like you had a great time and how magical to go to Disney x

    30th June 2017 at 7:03 pm
  • Reply Dani

    This looks like such a fun holiday!
    I’m hoping to go to Disneyland for the first time ever this year 🙂

    Dani x

    1st July 2017 at 2:10 pm
  • Reply Yaya

    I’ve never been to Eurocamp, but I would love to go. It seems like a beautiful way to make many nice memories. I loved seeing your photos, thanks for sharing!

    1st July 2017 at 6:33 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    I’ve heard of Eurocamp, but never stayed in one. Looks like you had a lovely time!

    Rachel | Hey Rachieface

    2nd July 2017 at 4:53 pm
  • Reply Deborah Nicholas

    Eurocamp sounds amazing and its def on our to visit list for next year!

    2nd July 2017 at 7:12 pm
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