The Vendee is a great location for a family holiday. As well as the beaches, its easy access from the U. K. , endless hours of sunshine and excellent watersports there are also plenty of campsites and mobile homes to choose from, which makes this location ideal for a family break. The trouble is that with so many campsites available, it's hard to know which one to choose. I intend to make it a little bit clearer by giving my top five family-friendly campsites in The Vendee.
Camping le Clarys Plage
If your family's idea of a great holiday is to enjoy the beach, and to spend time swimming in a fun and feature packed pool complex, then Camping le Clarys Plage may be just the campsite for you. The golden sands of the local beach are just 5 minutes walk away, while the pool provides excellent facilities for children and parents alike. There are plenty of slides, a jacuzzi, fountains and a separate covered pool and paddling pool for the children and toddlers. There is also evening entertainment throughout the season, and while there's no restaurant or shop on site, a fine selection of bars and eateries are just a short walk away.
Camping les Biches
This is one of my favourite campsites in the Vendee, and is ideal for active families. As well as being close to the golden sands of the coast, Camping les Biches has a varied range of sporting activities and play areas for children of all ages. There's a fantastic indoor and outdoor pool complex, a playground ideal for toddlers and a family friendly mini-golf course. On top of this, there are many other sports facilities including tennis, table tennis and volleyball. Finally, the site entertainment varies from live bands, to discos and karaoke. All of which will ensure your family have a fantastic holiday whilst enjoying the comfort and luxuries of a mobile home in the Vendee.
Camping La Garangeoire
You may think that travelling to a campsite based in the countryside will limit the family friendly fun you can have whilst camping in the Vendee, but Camping La Garangeoire looks to dispel this myth. It's been awarded ‘three Red Tents’ by Michelin and it boasts some of the best activities onsite for children including a playroom, mini golf, pony rides, archery and pedaloes. On top of this, there's also the excellent swimming pool which has plenty of water slides. Adults can relax at the peaceful lake onsite whilst enjoying a spot of fishing.
Camping Les Ecureuils
Nestled in the heart of the forests of the Vendee, Camping les Ecureuils boasts not only a Michelin three red tent rating but also a safe haven for families with small children. The campsite has a safe and friendly environment with plenty of space for energetic children to play. Families can enjoy the L-shaped pool (with separate children's pool), as well as the lively entertainment program which includes magic shows and live music.
Camping La Yole
If you want to combine the golden sands of the coast as well as the forests of other campsites in the Vendee, then Camping la Yole is for you. Set in the heart of nature, this is a perfect location for those who want to relax whilst the children are off enjoying the pool complex which includes a large outdoor pool, children's pool, heated indoor pool, Jacuzzi and waterslides. There's also plenty of family friendly entertainment in high season too, with magic shows and discos guaranteed to keep the whole family amused during their stay on this fantastic campsite in the Vendee.
Holidaying in a tent or mobile home in the Vendee is a great choice for those with families. The resort style facilities and entertainment both onsite and nearby will keep children of all ages happy during your stay. All of these campsites will offer you a great break for you and your family no matter which one you choose.
Stephen Lane is the Marketing Director of Canvas Holidays, one of the leading European camping and mobile home holiday operator in the UK. With over 40 years of experience, Canvas offer tailor made holidays to the best campsites in the Vendee , the rest of France, Spain, Italy, German, Holland and many more sites across 9 European countries.