Who are Canvas Holidays?
Perfect for family getaways, Canvas Holidays offer self-catering tent, mobile home and lodge holidays at over 80 of the finest campsites in Europe. With more than 50 years experience, Canvas Holidays are the perfect choice for camping holidays in France, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Austria, Germany, Holland, Switzerland and Portugal. With inspiring locations and beautiful surroundings, Canvas Holidays campsites help to make every day of your family holiday special.
You’ll find Canvas Holidays campsites in a wide range of locations, with campsites in rural, town and beach settings. If your children are theme park fanatics, why not try Camping la Croix du Vieux Pont, which is under an hour from Disneyland Paris, or Camping Duinrell in Holland, which has its own theme park! Or, for the best of both worlds, book a stay at Camping Cambrils Park in Spain, which is just under a mile from a stunning beach and a ten minute drive from the superb theme park of PortAventura. Explore the beautiful Emerald Coast of Brittany with a stay at Camping le Châtelet, St Cast or whizz round Lake Garda, Italy with a choice of 10 different campsites to choose from. Each Canvas Holidays campsite is different, and there’s one to suit every family’s requirements, as they really are specialists in family holidays.
Why choose Canvas Holidays?
Canvas Holidays are renowned for their first class facilities and fun entertainment options. There are a wide range of accommodation options to choose from, ranging from luxury lodges through mobile homes to tents. Within each type of accommodation, there are further choices so that you can choose the facilities you want and the number of people you need to accommodate. Canvas Holidays have thought of all the little extras you need on a camping holiday, providing things like electric lighting in tents all the way up to dishwashers in some of the mobile homes and luxury lodges.
One of the things that Canvas Holidays do really well is onsite facilities. In fact, they’re so good that you may struggle to leave the site! Kids will adore the fantastic swimming pool complexes on most campsites – often complete with the obligatory waterslides! (Adults are sure to enjoy the poolside bar or the spa facilities just as much!) And if you can drag the family away from the pool, you’ll find a host of other things to do with options such as mini-golf, tennis, table tennis, bowling, trampolines, volleyball and basketball. Some sites have go-karts and archery, whilst others offer a selection of water sports, pedalo and bike hire.
In High Season, the campsites put on a wide range of entertainment for both adults and children alike, with family cabarets and kids’ discos. Many sites also offer a ‘kids’ club’ during the daytime, allowing adults the chance to spend some relaxing time together.
Canvas Holidays also understand that taking your family to a foreign country can be daunting, so they have English speaking staff to help make your stay as comfortable as possible. They’re a perfect choice for your next family holiday.
Canvas Holidays are perfect for…
- Families with children of different ages, as there are activities and facilities to suit everyone.
- Active and sporty families, as the huge choice of sporting facilities will keep everyone happy.
- Families looking for a quiet and peaceful break in beautiful surroundings.
- Beach loving families, who love to spend time in the water.
- Explorers who want a comfortable base to discover the local area.
- Families who enjoy a great range of evening entertainment.
- Families who want to enjoy the convenience of everything being onsite.
- Families who want a campsite that’s close to great places for the kids, such as theme and water parks, museums and activity centres.
When to visit a Canvas Holidays Campsite
If you want to take full advantage of things like kids’ clubs and evening entertainment, you’ll want to be booking your family holiday for the high season in summer. The downside of this, of course, is that you will pay more for the privilege. Expect to pay from £400 for tents, all the way up to over £1000 for lodges (for a week). If you’re happy to travel outside of high season, you can get some great offers with prices starting for around £130. Another way to spread the cost and save money is to book early. You can book your holiday for next year with a £99 deposits and spread the cost across 2,3 or 4 payments. Check our Canvas Holidays discount code page for up to date promotion codes & offers.
Canvas Holidays most popular campsites
This campsite is on the stunning Costa Dorada coast and has direct access to a gorgeous white sandy beach. There’s a great pool complex with waterslides, and the site is close to Tarragona and Barcelona if you fancy exploring Spain further.
Domaine des Ormes
Situated on the site of a 16th century château and a short drive from St Malo Port, this lively site has plenty to keep everyone occupied including a fantastic pool complex and an 18-hole golf course.
La Grande Métairie
Set in the grounds of a beautiful Breton manor house and near to a lovely beach, this campsite has lots of activities to keep the whole family happy. There’s also a great range of evening entertainment available in high season.
La Croix du Vieux Pont
With a lovely lakeside setting and a stunning pool complex, this site has excellent children’s clubs and is ideally situated for both Paris and the ever-popular Disneyland Paris.
Situated in Wassenaar, South Holland, this excellent campsite has its own free to use theme park on site, along with a wonderful water park and tropical indoor pool complex. It’s also ideally situated for a day trip to Amsterdam.
This deluxe campsite is set in a densely wooded area of Costa Brava, with first class facilities including a free bus service to the local beach. Whilst the campsite itself is very private, it’s ideally situated for exploring the local area.
Les Alicourts Resort
Set in the heart of the beautiful Loire Valley, this campsite has a great range of free clubs for the kids. There’s a wonderful pool complex and adults will love the spa centre and 9-hole golf course.
Marina di Venezia
Ideally located for visiting Venice, this large site has direct access to a pretty sandy beach. And the whole family are bound to enjoy the fantastic pool complex and the superb evening entertainment.
Atlantic Club Montalivet
Explore the stunning region of South West France from this lovely campsite, which has direct access to a gorgeous beach. Active families will love the huge range of sporting activities and, whilst the kids enjoy the pool complex, adults are sure to relish the relaxing spa facilities.
With a large private beach on its doorstep and a fantastic pool complex on site, there’s plenty here to entertain the family. There are great facilities including a golf course and this site is an ideal choice for families with teenagers.
What kind of holidays do Canvas Holidays offer?
Canvas Holidays offer self-catering holidays in 8 European countries, with accommodation including tents, mobile homes and lodges.
Are there any Canvas Holidays discounts available?
Yes! Please check out our Canvas Holidays discount code page for the latest promotions & offers.
What does ‘fully equipped accommodation’ mean?
All Canvas Holidays accommodation is self-catering, so your kitchen will have essential utensils and crockery for cooking. You can download an inventory guide from the Canvas website for a complete list of what is provided. All accommodation comes with blankets and pillows, but linen is only included or available to hire at selected campsites, which can be checked when you book.
Is the Canvas Holidays accommodation wheelchair friendly?
Both the Maxi Tents and Easy Access lodges are suitable for wheelchair users.
Are plug sockets British or European?
There can be a mixture of plug sockets, so we recommend you take some plug adapters. These can be purchases at airports, ports and in some supermarkets and chemists.
What travel documents do I need?
British and Irish citizens are required to have a full (10 year) passport to travel abroad. Application forms are available from the Passport Office, the post office or from the Garda (in Ireland). If you are applying for a passport for the first time, you should do this at least six weeks before your holiday.
A European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) entitles you to reduced-cost medical treatment that becomes necessary while you’re in a European Economic Area (EEA) country or Switzerland. This is not a substitute for travel insurance. Information on the EHIC is available at http://www.ehic.org.uk or from your local Department of Health office. You can apply for an EHIC online or by phone on 0300 3301350.
What are the check-in and checkout times for Canvas Holidays campsites?
You should plan to arrive between 4pm and 6pm, when a Canvas Holidays courier will be available at reception to show you to your accommodation. Guests are asked to vacate their accommodation by 10am.
How do I get to the Canvas Holidays campsites?
Many people choose to drive to campsites on the continent, and you can cross the English Channel either by ferry or on the Euro Tunnel train. Canvas Holidays have a dedicated Sales Team who can help you book your crossings – just give them a call on 0345 268 0827. Alternatively, you may wish to fly and arrange an airport transfer to your chosen campsite. Canvas Holidays work in partnership with Suntransfers.com to offer transfers to many of their campsites.
I want to take my own car abroad – what preparations do I need to make?
Let your car insurance know that you’re travelling abroad and perform any maintenance checks needed (check tyre tread and pressure, top up oil and water etc.). You will need to buy a headlight adaptor kit to drive on the Continent – these stick over part of your headlight to avoid blinding other drivers when you’re driving on the right. It is compulsory to carry a warning triangle if you are driving in Europe in case of a breakdown or accident. This must be placed 30 metres from the car to warn oncoming traffic. In Spain you also need to place a triangle in front of the car. Hi-vis jackets for all car occupants are legally required in France, Germany, Spain, Austria, Belgium, It is also compulsory to carry a breathalyzer kit in France, and single use kits can be bought at ports.