Summer 2012: Holiday parks
Kate Simon is the Travel Correspondent of The Independent and The Independent on Sunday. She was Travel Editor of The Independent on Sunday from 2005 to 2011. Kate is also the co-founder of Little Black Book Creative (www.lbbcreative.co.uk), which offers editorial services, media relations consultancy and travel-writing training.
Sunday 27 May 2012
Siblu (0871 911 2288; siblu.com) is hoping to lure weary parents to its holiday parks in France with the promise of bolstering a family holiday with a health and wellbeing break. Saunas, hot tubs and massages feature at a number of its venues, such as Le Bois Masson, in St-Jean-de-Monts in the Vendée. Seven nights here cost from £735 for up to six sharing a two-bedroom chalet. Treatments are extra.
Thomson Al Fresco (0871 231 3293; thomsonalfresco.co.uk) is getting in appropriately sporty mood this year, rolling out Summer Games at seven parks across Spain, France, and Italy. Volleyball and baseball tournaments promise to unite the nations, with British classics, such as egg and spoon races, to keep the competition light-hearted. A one-week stay at the Sanguli Parc on the Costa Dorada in Spain, in a three-bed mobile home sleeping up to six, costs from £1,377 including ferry crossings.
Deals on summer holidays are being offered by Canvas Holidays (0845 268 0827; canvasholidays.co.uk) this summer. For example, seven nights at Camp Site Lanterna on the Istrian Peninsula in Croatia costs £678 for a family of four sharing a two-bed mobile home. Return flights to Pula are currently available from Gatwick, Birmingham, and Manchester from £159 per person with Thomson (0871 231 4787; flights.thomson.co.uk).
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