Holidaying with little ones - twin girls in our case - is easier than you think when you holiday with Eurocamp. We've travelled on different occasions by car and by plane, both of which have been straightforward, as you'll see...
Driving with little ones
Travelling to Brittany was really straightforward. We'd booked a morning crossing from Plymouth so we left the north west mid-afternoon the day before and stopped off at a popular pub chain with a play centre towards teatime.
We kept a separate overnight bag in the footwell of the car so there was no need to dig around in the boot, and so after some dinner and a quick change into pyjamas for the girls, we continued on to Plymouth with the little ones nodding off nicely in the back. We arrived at our overnight motel by 10pm and managed to transfer the twins swiftly into bed without any real disturbance.
Before we knew it, the alarm was ringing and we arrived at the ferry port in time for an early morning check in at 8am. Without too much of a wait, we were able to board the ferry, park up and head straight for the onboard restaurant where breakfast was being served.
Baby changing facilities also made it easy to sort the girls out and on-board entertainment and play area kept them occupied too. After a couple of hours when we all started to tire, we headed for the day cabin we'd booked which included an en-suite loo and shower, tv and 4 beds, so we all managed to get some rest before we docked at Roscoff.
Once we'd disembarked, the drive to our parc was an easy 2 hour drive away. Despite the lack of motoways on our particular route, the french 'A' roads are superb, with barely any traffic and very easy road signage. A few nursery rhymes and sing-songs entertained the girls along the way, until we found our parc and checked in at reception. Easy!
The french 'A' roads are superb, with barely any traffic and very easy road signage
When you prefer to get to your destination quicker, jumping on a low cost flight is hassle-free and still easy with your tots in tow - especially if you want to be on the beach by lunchtime!
By the time food and refreshments have been consumed at the airport, it's time to board the plane. The initial excitement of getting their own seat (the girls were 2 at this point) and watching the safety procedures kept them entertained initially, but then it was time to bring out the toys.
We'd collected a few new books and inexpensive toys to hand which were a welcome distraction. Plus there's the chance to have a quick walk up and down the plane to say hello to your fellow passengers. And when all that is too much, a nap came in handy just at the right time.
Before you know it, it's time to land. Having a drink to hand will help with the change in air pressure on little ear drums and we always ensure we have plenty of nappies and snacks to hand in case of any airport delays.
You can get the kids straight into their buggy which will be waiting for you at the bottom of the plane steps and once you're through the passport checks, it's time to collect your baggage.
You'll find that at the smaller airports the car hire car parks are situated quite close to the arrivals lounge so it's not too much trouble to locate your car and head on your way! And with all the free toddler equipment waiting for you at the other end, holidaying with Eurocamp couldn't be simpler!