You may recall that I mentioned we were going on our Family holiday to France a couple of months back. We were invited to go courtsey of the Alfresco Holidays Team. To be honest, though the website and brochure looked nice, we were not really sure what to expect!
What a very lovely holiday we had!
It started off great, with a fantastic “booking team” in the UK, who sorted out all our holiday needs and made sure I had all the documents etc before we departed.
After a hot car journey (we were blessed with summer weather in May) we were welcomed by friendly staff in a well organised campsite – with facilities catering for all budgets – from tents and carvans to mobile holiday homes of different grades. Ours had a little veranda – an indoor and outdoor eating area, as well as sun loungers. Well equipped with microwave, cooker, fridge and BBQ. We were also giving information on the surrounding area for days out.
To be honest, the facilities were so good – we had a choice of a beach by the lake or the outdoor pool, with slides and different age appropriate pools, as well as two playgrounds – that we didn’t really have any need to leave the campsite. And we didn’t really – the kids were so happy… enjoying the sunshine and playing. We did venture out on one day (we felt we should), to one of the local chateauxs and had lovely day out – ending up in the pool again on the way home (what more do you need with a 4 and a 2yrs old?!).
There was also a computer room (ahem, which I did sneak into on one day), a library (again Red Ted and I made use of this facility), laundrette and small supermarket (for our daily fresh baguette).
So for our family all of the above was plenty and we had a great relaxing week!
I can see how the resort has appeal to families with older children or without kids too – there is horse riding in the area, a cycle park, golf, a waterskiing facility, canoeing and a spa! In the evenings, there are theatre shows and magic shows. Really, lots and lots to do for all age groups to keep you busy. Should you want a break from self catering there are also some restaurants and a bar.
We went out of season. And it was wonderfully quiet and peaceful – but busy enough not to be “deserted”. I can imagine that peak season there is a real buzz around the place and that the children would benefit from making friends with neighbouring campsites. Lovely.
Thank you for a great holiday!
Oh.. and whilst we were away.. we did a cheeky “Recreating Banksy” photo…. A bit of “Kids Get Arty”, whilst we are away!