Travel Challenge: A peak-season family camping holiday in France

Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a particular holiday. Today: a one-week campsite holiday in France. Prices are for departures on 1 August for a family of up to six people and include return Dover-Calais ferry crossings for one car.

Canvas Holidays

£926: Camping de l'Atlantique, Fouesnant, Brittany. Includes accommodation in a classic two-bedroom mobile home. Camping de l'Atlantique is home to the free Canvas Family Extra programme; activities include "Yoga for kids", Canvas Book Club (an onsite library in partnership with Macmillan Children's books), Medieval Magic workshops and more energetic activities including Waterwalkerz, Aeroball, canoeing and raft building. "The sports and games are specifically geared towards getting parents and youngsters enjoying healthy holidays together. With 2012 on the horizon there has been plenty of talk about the UK's sporting future – this type of initiative is just the kind of thing we need to get kids out in the fresh air and away from the TV and games consoles," says Paul Carter of Canvas Holidays. (0870 192 1159; canvasholidays.co.uk)

Eurocamp

£957: Le Croix du Vieux Pont, Berny-Rivière, Paris. Includes accommodation in a two-bedroom classic mobile home and use of the park's facilities. "The park's location and facilities make it a hugely popular holiday destination with both families and couples. Its proximity to Paris and the Disneyland Resort Paris, combined with its fantastic pool complex, play areas, extensive free kids' club and stunning natural surroundings (there are three on-site lakes and a beach, as well as delightful walking in the nearby forest of Compiègne), means that there's something for everyone, whatever their budget," says Eurocamp's Martin Lewis. (0844 406 0552; eurocamp.co.uk)

Keycamp

£1,063: Château des Ormes, Dol-de-Bretagne, Brittany. Includes accommodation in a two-bedroom Supernova mobile home, plus use of facilities such as the kids' club, the new water park, table tennis, football, volleyball, disco, games room and fishing. Other activities such as bike hire and a treetop adventure course are available for a supplement. "This is easily one of our most popular parks with families, with plenty to keep everyone occupied. Indeed, with so many free activities it could be tempting not to get out and about, but many of our customers also enjoy exploring nearby St-Malo or Mont-St-Michel," says Dave McKenna of Keycamp. (0844 406 0319; keycamp.co.uk)

Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Travel
ebookHow to enjoy the perfect short break in 20 great cities
Independent Travel Videos
Independent Travel Videos
Simon Calder in Amsterdam
Independent Travel Videos
Simon Calder in Giverny
Independent Travel Videos
Simon Calder in St John's
Independent Travel Videos
  • Get to the point
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

ES Rentals

    iJobs Job Widget
    iJobs Travel

    Recruitment Genius: Technical Supervisor

    £24800 - £29000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: As one of London's leading Muse...

    Recruitment Genius: Centre Manager

    £14000 - £18000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity...

    Guru Careers: Accountant

    £28 - 45k (DOE): Guru Careers: An Accountant is needed to take control of the ...

    Recruitment Genius: Hotel Assistant Manager

    £18000 - £20000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This hotel in Chadderton is a p...

    Day In a Page

    Fishing for votes with Nigel Farage: The Ukip leader shows how he can work an audience as he casts his line to the disaffected of Grimsby

    Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

    Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
    Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? It's amazing they don't all hit each other

    Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

    Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
    China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

    China's influence on fashion

    At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
    Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

    The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

    Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
    Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

    Rainbow shades

    It's all bright on the night
    'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

    Bread from heaven

    Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
    Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

    How 'the Axe' helped Labour

    UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
    Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

    The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

    A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
    Welcome to the world of Megagames

    Welcome to the world of Megagames

    300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
    'Nymphomaniac' actress reveals what it was really like to star in one of the most explicit films ever

    Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

    Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
    Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

    Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

    The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
    Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

    Vince Cable exclusive interview

    Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
    Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

    Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

    Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
    Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

    It's time for my close-up

    Meet the man who films great whites for a living
    Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

    Homeless people keep mobile phones

    A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before