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Company Details

This section lists the companies that provide family holidays to holiday parks along with a summary of what they offer. If you need more details, please click on the links to visit the company website or request their brochure.
 
Companies Listed

Butlins, Canvas Holidays, Eurocamp, Haven Holidays, Hoseasons Parks, Keycamp, Park Resorts, Pierre & Vacances, Pontins, Siblu Villages, Suncamp, Vacansoleil.

 
Butlins

Butlins provide the best in family holiday entertainment all year round. Butlins’ resorts are based in 3 popular UK seaside locations: Bognor, Minehead and Skegness plus a 3 star sea front hotel - The Shoreline Hotel - at Bognor too. Each resort offers facilities such as shops, restaurants, bars and a range of fun activities. There is lots to keep kids of all ages happy whilst parents can relax. Kids can enjoy the wet & wild Splash Waterworld, sporting activities, meet Bob the Builder in Bob’s Yard, as well as learn DJing and how to be a pop star. Butlins' free Kids Clubs are split into four different age groups and cater for all children aged up to 16.
Destinations UK: Bognor, Minehead and Skegness
Accommodation

Self catering apartments complete with TV, cooker and fridge. 3 star sea front hotel at Bognor.

Activities Over 50 free activities are available at all three Butlins Resorts including go-karting, football coaching, dancing, soft play areas and many sports activities. Each Resort has a Splash Waterworld - an indoor water adventure area with swimming pools, toddler play areas, wave machines, slides, water cannons and raft rides.
Childcare & Kids Clubs Nursery: Babies can be cared for in the nursery which is run by qualified nursery nurses and inspected by Ofsted.
Kids Clubs: Kids Clubs are split into four different age groups of under 5's, 5 - 8, 9 - 12 and 13 - 16 year olds.
All Kids Clubs are free.
Minimum Age None.
Canvas Holidays

Canvas Logo

Canvas Holidays operates luxury mobile home, lodge, chalet and tent holidays to sites across Europe. Tents are pre-erected for you and come complete with sprung beds, fridges, gas burner cookers and even a child safety gate across the kitchen area. All lodges, chalets, mobile homes and tents are furnished with essential kitchen and household items. Your holiday is tailored to meet your requirements with flexibility on dates, duration and travel arrangements. Watch videos which bring the Canvas experience to life and you can also book online.
Destinations Italy, Croatia, Spain, France, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Holland and Luxembourg: 100 campsites.
Accommodation

Ready erected 3 bedroom tents, 2 and 3 bedroom mobile homes, chalets, luxury lodges, gypsy-style caravans, fairytale cottages and treehouses. You will need to bring your own bedding or linen and towel hire can be arranged. Travel cots and high chairs can be hired.  

Activities Canvas Active: Activities vary by campsite. Canvas provide free walking, cycling, fishing and golf information guides for selected sites.
Childcare & Kids Clubs Canvas FamilyExtra: Canvas Holidays has teamed up with activity specialists, In2Action, to bring you Canvas FamilyExtra. Free and exclusive to Canvas customers, FamilyExtra offers dynamic, high energy and high impact activities that are great fun. It’s all about learning new skills, making new friends and spending quality time together as a family. FamilyExtra offers clubs aimed at different age groups, from toddlers to teens, plus fantastic activities for the whole family including WaterWalkerZ, Aeroball and Gladiator Challenge.
Toddler Club Play Centres: Play sessions for the under 4's - parental supervision required. Tatty Bumpkin yoga-style sessions for pre-school children.
Kids Clubs: Supervised activity sessions, some with an environmental theme, for 4 - 7 and 8 - 11 year olds.
All activity clubs are free.
Minimum Age None.
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Eurocamp

Eurocamp offers a range of different camping experiences to enjoy with all the family. They are specifically tailored to meet all the family’s needs with various activities and children’s clubs directed at specific age groups. Eurocamp offers chalets, fully equipped tents and the latest mobile homes throughout Europe and Florida.

Destinations
Austria, Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, USA: 185 campsites.
Accommodation Ready erected 3 bedroom tents, 2 and 3 bedroom mobile homes and chalets. You will need to bring your own bedding, although a linen hire service is available at some campsites. High chairs and travel cots can be provided.
Activities Soccer School: Football coaching for 5 - 16 year olds is available at 3 sites during July and August.
Action Station: The PGL Action Station Tower is available at 2 campsites and incorporates a climbing wall, zip wire, trapeze jump and abseiling. Provided in conjunction with PGL
Other activities vary by campsite. Bicycles and watersports equipment can be hired for free at many sites.
Childcare & Kids Clubs Mini Fun Stations: Some sites have a special mini fun stations for children aged 1 - 3 years (need to be accompanied by a parent). Each with their own dedicated leader, Mini Fun Stations offer a wide range of activities - 5 hours a day, 6 days a week - including storytelling, games, songs, arts and crafts.
Tumble Tots: Physical play programme for children aged 5 and under accompanied by a parent.  Available on a number of sites during peak season. 
Kids Clubs: Supervised activity sessions for 5 - 6, 7 - 9 and 10 - 12 year olds. At some of the small and medium-sized sites, children aged 4 - 12 years take part in activities together rather than in separate clubs.
Teenagers Club: A weekly programme of activities for children aged over 13.
Children's Clubs are free and run 6 days a week at selected times of the year. 
Minimum Age None.
Haven Holidays

Haven Holidays offer family holidays at 35 holiday parks throughout the UK. All of the holiday parks have facilities such as heated indoor and outdoor pools, sports courts, shops and restaurants. There is lots to entertain you throughout the day and evening. Kids Clubs cater for every different age group, from pre-school to grown up teenagers. There are also spectacular entertainment venues which host a range of shows for all the family.

Destinations Britain: 35 holiday parks.
Accommodation Apartments, 2 or 3 bedroom mobile homes, chalets, cottages, lodges, ready erected tents. Own caravan, motorhome or tent.
Activities Activiites vary by holiday park. Examples include archery, basketball, fencing, football, netball, scuba-diving, swimming, snorkelling, tennis, trampolining and volleyball.
Swimming Lessons: All holiday parks offer 'Learn2Swim' lessons for children. Pre-school fun sessions are available at some holiday parks.
Professional Football Coaching: A weekly session for boys and girls during school holidays. Available at most holiday parks.
Professional Basketball Coaching: A weekly session for boys and girls during school holidays. Available at selected holiday parks.
Swimming Pool Activities: Fun on and under the water for children with aqua jets, body boarding, lifesaving skills, snorkelling and discover scuba activities
Childcare & Kids Clubs

Toddler Play Area: For 1 - 4 year olds, there is a toddlers play area equipped with toys, musical instrument and arts and crafts materials. Parental supervision is required.

Junior Kids Club: Activity sessions for 5 - 11 year olds with musical funtime, competitions and arts and crafts.  
Teenagers Club: Weekly activity programme for 12 - 16 year olds.
Children's clubs run at all holiday parks and are included in the price of the holiday
Minimum Age None.
Hoseasons Parks

Hoseasons offer the widest choice of holiday parks in the UK. With numerous parks, in many of the most beautiful and attractive areas of the country we strive to provide a holiday that is fun for all members of the family. Our holiday parks contain both chalets and caravans and are in top resorts, offering holidaymakers a range of activities. From indoor swimming to night clubs and evening entertainment programmes the activities at our holiday parks are designed to entertain children whilst giving adults the time to enjoy their break, that said; some of our activities are the ideal way to bring the family together.

Destinations

Britain: over 360 locations throughout Britain.

Accommodation

Choose from chalets or caravans. All offer the freedom of self-catering, with a range of bistros and restaurants both in the park and close by.

Activities Activities vary by holiday park. Examples include biking, crazy golf, cycling, canoeing, fishing, golf, horse riding, sailing, swimming and, tennis.
Childcare & Kids Clubs Children's Clubs are available at many of the Holiday Parks. Please check the details of the individual Holiday Parks on the Hoseasons website.
Minimum Age None.
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Keycamp

Keycamp Logo

Keycamp is a camping holiday for the more relaxed holiday maker. There are over 109 campsites across Europe and Florida, you’ll find each to be serene and tranquil offering holiday makers the chance to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. They have a wide range of accommodation, including some tree houses in parts of France!

Destinations Austria, Croatia, France, Holland, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, USA, UK: 109 campsites.
Accommodation Ready erected 4 bedroom tents, 2 and 3 bedroom mobile homes.
You will need to bring your own bedding. High chairs and travel cots can be provided free of charge. Toddler Trucks and All-terrain buggies can be hired at some sites.
Activities Soccer School: Football coaching for 5 - 16 year olds is available at 3 sites during July and August.
Action Station: The PGL Action Station Tower is available at 2 campsites and incorporates a climbing wall, zip wire, trapeze jump and abseiling. Provided in conjunction with PGL
Cycling: Cycle hire is available at many campsites as well as free cycling route notes.
Canoeing: Free canoe hire on 13 sites.
Other activities vary by campsite. 
Childcare & Kids Clubs

Mini Fun Stations: Some sites have a special mini fun stations for children aged 1 - 3 years (need to be accompanied by a parent). Each with their own dedicated leader, Mini Fun Stations offer a wide range of activities - 5 hours a day, 6 days a week - including storytelling, games, songs, arts and crafts.

Tumble Tots: Physical play programme for children aged 5 and under accompanied by a parent.  Available on a number of sites during peak season. 
Kids Clubs: Supervised activity sessions for 5 - 6, 7 - 9 and 10 - 12 year olds. At some of the small and medium-sized sites, children aged 4 - 12 years take part in activities together rather than in separate clubs.
Teenagers Club: A weekly programme of activities for children aged over 13.
Children's Clubs are free and run 6 days a week at selected times of the year. 
Minimum Age None.
Park Resorts

With 39 great family Parks to choose from, you are sure to find one to suit you. You can enjoy the freedom of self-catering in some of your favourite coastal holiday hotspots. Facilities available on the Parks include shops, restaurants, swimming pools, play areas and free live evening entertainment. Make the most of the great facilities on Park, and explore the local area.

Destinations UK: 39 coastal resorts.
Accommodation

Park Resorts offers a range of self-catering accommodation. Choose from caravan, lodge, bungalow, apartment and chalet holiday homes, which are all well equipped to a high standard. To help you with your choice, the accommodation is categorised into 4 grades according to internal furnishing, décor and appliances - Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

Bed linen is provided in all of the accommodation. For those with young children, travel cots can be reserved in advance.

Activities Sports Resorts events: A range of sports activities are available including 5 a-side football, archery, crazy golf, tennis, and table tennis.
Water Resorts events: A range of water activities are availalbe including swimming, swimming lessons, rafting, snorkelling, scuba experience, spa bath and fun flumes.

Evening Entertainment: Live entertainment for all the family is provided at many of the Parks including shows, live bands, visiting cabaret, party theme nights, competitions and dancing.

Childcare & Kids Clubs Kids Clubs: 5-11 year olds can join the children's club to enjoy a fun-packed programme of entertainment and games.
Teenagers Club: A programme of activities for children aged 12 - 16 years.
Minimum Age None.
Pierre & Vacances

Pierre & Vacances has been the leading European holiday accommodation provider for more than 40 years, offering the largest selection of destinations in France and beyond, to suit all tastes and budgets, whether you are travelling as a couple, a family or with friends. The Pierre & Vacances Holiday Parks are ideally located at the heart of France’s most beautiful mountain resorts, close to the popular tourist destinations or by the sea. Designed so that you can enjoy your holiday in your own way, a ‘home from home’ from which you can organise your stay in total freedom, each holiday apartment and holiday home is fully furnished, featuring many ‘a la carte’ services to make life even easier.

They offer a high standard of comfort and quiet surroundings, whilst proposing a whole range of sporting and cultural leisure activities within vast pedestrianised and landscaped grounds. You will find water parks, FREE kids clubs with club leaders, tennis, golf courses, fitness, organised tournaments and evening entertainment. Whether you prefer half-board or a self-catered apartment, Pierre & Vacances offers the perfect solution to enjoy a friendly and lively atmosphere. The Pierre & Vacances holiday parks are family favourites and an ideal venue for an active summer holiday!
Destinations

France, Italy, Morocco, Spain, Tunisia, West Indies

Accommodation Self-catering apartments and holiday homes. The Pierre & Vacances website provides a full description of the accommodation.
Activities There are many facilities available at the holiday villages including swimming pools, golf courses and tennis courts. Adults’ activities (depending on resort): guided rides, beginners’ sessions for golf, archery, and sandsailing, fitness sessions, sports competitions, evening entertainment. Children can enjoy heated children’s paddling pools, playgrounds, the ‘village farm’ and pony riding.
The villages are generally located near to the beach, mountains or in the countryside enabling you to take part in many activities off-site such as hiking, biking and watersports.
Childcare & Kids Clubs In all the leisure holiday parks, Pierre & Vacances offer fully specialised, supervised children’s club facilities from as young as 3 months up to 18 years. All care staff are fully qualified. There is an extensive choice of tuition packages and activities available as well as a dedicated entertainments area and meeting place for teenagers…the perfect “parent escape”!
Baby Club: from 3 to 24 months
Kids Club: from 3 to 18 years
Minimum Age None.
Pontins
Since 1946 Pontins have been delivering outstanding value for money and are still packing more entertainment than ever before ensuring you True Blue Value. From days of action and adventure to nights of laughter and song, bring the whole family to Pontin’s for your holiday or short break and you’ll take home a feast of wonderful memories you’ll always treasure. Pontin’s also have up to 70 free activities including swimming, face painting, bingo and many more all included in the price you pay for your holiday or short break. With five seaside holiday parks to choose from all located close to award winning beaches, Pontin’s have a park to suit the needs of every family. Whether it’s an all out family adventure holiday or a short break over half term, Pontin’s offer accommodation and facilities to cater for every eventuality.
Destinations UK: Camber Sands (Sussex); Prestatyn Sands; Southport; Brean Sands (Somerset); Pakefield (Lowestoft)
Accommodation
Three levels of accommodation in our Self Catering Holiday Parks including private bathroom, fitted kitchen, lounge area and colour TV.
Half Board accommodation includes private bathroom, colour TV, bed linen and free electricity.
Activities  
Up to 70 FREE daytime and evening activities for all the family to enjoy including swimming, Quizzes, Karaoke, Bingo, football and many more. For an additional price Adventure Activities are available including abseiling, climbing, snorkeling, KMX Karting and many more.
Childcare & Kids Clubs None.
Minimum Age None.
Siblu Villages

Siblu Villages provide great family holidays at great prices. Every siblu holiday village is a carefully created family sanctuary for those who love contemporary camping holidays. Each siblu holiday village is packed with outstanding facilities, from luxurious mobile home holiday accommodation to 3 FREE kid's clubs, sports pitches and great bars and restaurants. It's all about the freedom... Booking with siblu means you can choose your own length of stay, whether it's 3 nights or 28 nights, starting any day of the week.  Great for making the most of low-cost flight options and cheaper ferry crossings! Above all, Siblu is a people company, having offered family holidays to Europe for more than 30 years.  Siblu knows that your holiday is a personal experience, and are experts at knowing that and responding to your needs.

Destinations

France: 14 Siblu holiday villages.

Accommodation Luxury 2 and 3 bedroom mobile homes.
Activities Basketball, biking, fishing, golf, powerboating, pony riding, sailing, swimming, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, water skiing, windsurfing.
RYA Courses: Siblu works in partnership with Rockley Watersports to provide approved Royal Yachting Association courses at the 'La Reserve' park in France.
Childcare & Kids Clubs

Siblu offer free children's clubs for 1 - 14 year olds.

Bubbles: Play sessions for 1 - 4 year olds (parental supervision required).
Pirate Club: Activity sessions for 5 - 9 year olds.
Barracudas: Activity programme for 10 - 14 year olds.
Minimum Age None.
Suncamp
Suncamp holidays is the number one European camping specialist, and as part of the ACSI International Camp Site Guide counts on 40 years of experience. If you are looking for a wonderful family camp site in Europe, you can be certain of finding one at Suncamp. There are around 300 campsites available in 15 countries and the range of accommodation can be quickly selected and compared online. Suncamp guarantees that you will never pay more than when you book with any of the sites directly.
Destinations Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland.
Accommodation Fully equipped accommodation includes luxury mobile homes, bungalow tents, lodge tents, luxury designer tents and chalets. Camping pitches are also available for those with their own tent, caravan or motorhome.
Activities

Many of the campsites have swimming pools and children's playgrounds onsite. The actvities available vary by campsite but include table tennis, cycling, crazy golf, pony riding, tennis and jeu de boules.

Childcare & Kids Clubs None.
Minimum Age None.
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Vacansoleil
Vacansoleil Camping Holidays offers holidays to around 360 top campsites in 16 European countries. You can choose to stay in a luxury mobile home, fully equipped bungalow tent or your own tent or caravan. To help you choose the best campsite for your needs, you can find a short video clip of most of the campsites on the Vacansoleil website.
Destinations Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland.
Accommodation

Accommodation is in a choice of luxury mobile homes or fully equipped bungalow tents.

The mobile homes all have a lounge area complete with large dining table, a well-equipped kitchen with a gas hob and large refrigerator. There are two or three bedrooms, all complete with blankets and pillows. You only have to bring sheets and pillowcases.
The Bungalow Tent is a spacious tent with a large living area and kitchen equipped with a refrigerator, 3-burner hob and everything you might need during your stay. There is one double bedroom and another large sleeping area with a partition to divide into two. This second area has 4 single beds. All the beds have mattresses but you’ll need to bring your own sleeping bags or quilts, pillows and pillowcases.
Activities

Many of the campsites have swimming pools and children's playgrounds onsite. The actvities available vary by campsite but include cycling, crazy golf, walking, tennis, volleyball and waterpolo. A family activity programme is offered at some campsites, which includes themed games, sports tournaments, Olympics, bingo and campsite rallies.

Childcare & Kids Clubs

Vacansoleil offer the 'Camping Kids' Club at a selection of campsites.

Kids Clubs: Supervised activity sessions for children aged up to 8 years and 8-12 year olds including arts and crafts, sports, games and shows.
Teenagers Club: Teenagers can join in on a range of activities including tennis, waterpolo and volleyball tournaments.
Minimum Age None.
 
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