Top ten campsites for toddlers

First time travelling with the little ones? Fear not – many of our campsites are great for under 4s, offering plenty of space and a safe environment. You’ll find everything from children’s pools, play parks, toddler facilities and safe beaches.

We asked our customers and staff to recommend the best campsites for toddlers. Here are our top ten sites:

Best for toddler pools

1) Camping les Deux Fontaines, Raguenès, Brittany

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Toddler pool at Camping les Deux Fontaines

Tranquil surroundings and newly built play areas make this site a firm favourite with lively young children. The pool complex is ideal for toddlers – there’s a paddling pool with a fun octopus fountain, plus a heated indoor pool. Tahiti beach, only 900m from the campsite, is a lovely sandy beach with plenty of rock pools to investigate!

2) Camping la Yole, St Jean-Plage, Vendée

A delightful campsite with excellent facilities. The spacious emplacements offer privacy and shade from the hot sun. The large pool complex is popular with children, and boasts a large pool, children’s pool and heated indoor pool.

Best for ease of travel

3) Camping la Croix du Vieux Pont, Berny-Rivière

This is a great choice if you’re new to camping holidays. Just a short drive from Calais, everything you need is to hand, including a fantastic toddler pool and indoor soft play area. There’s plenty of green space for the little ones to run free, plus Disneyland Paris is nearby for a fun-filled day out.

Best for a safe haven

4) Altomincio Family Park, Lake Garda, Italy

A welcoming site designed with the little ones in mind. There’s a great pool with a swim-up children’s bar and a choice of family orientated entertainment. A car-free haven, there’s plenty to keep everyone occupied.

5) Camping le Châtelet, St Cast, North Brittany

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Beach at St Cast

A small and relaxed campsite with grassy emplacements and plenty of space. The small pool is a veritable sun-trap, and a road leads down from the site to a small beach where children can explore the rock pools with their nets at low tide.

6) Château des Marais, Chambord, Loire

A Michelin awarded ‘three red tent’ site set in the green and spacious grounds of an old manor house. The grassy emplacements surrounded by mature trees provide plenty of space for the children to run around – young families will especially enjoy the peaceful setting. There is a wonderful pool complex which includes a covered pool, lagoon pool and waterslides as well as a children’s playground.

Best for on-site facilities

7) Camping de l’Atlantique, Fouesnant, South Brittany

A long time Canvas favourite with a lovely atmosphere and a fabulous pool complex. Youngsters will love the fishing boat in the fun play area and Wizard of Oz golf course. A path leads from the site over the dunes to a fine, sandy beach.

8) Camping Valle Gaia, Cecina, Tuscany, Italy

A quiet haven in the Tuscan countryside that is the perfect location for a relaxing holiday. Relax at the side of the pool, and treat the little ones to an ice-cream from the snack bar. The campsite makes a superb base for exploring this beautiful region.

Best for beaches

9) Camping le Soleil, Argelès-Plage, Languedoc-Roussillon

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Beach at Camping le Soleil

Offers an enviable location, with direct access to a quiet stretch of sandy beach. The focal point is the fantastic tropical pool complex. Surrounded by a spacious sun deck, there is plenty of space to relax, as well as a paddling pool for the little ones.

Best for an idyllic location

10) Séquoia Parc, Marennes, Royan

If you are looking for a laid back countryside campsite then this is an ideal location for you. The spacious emplacements are laid out in the grounds of a château, leaving plenty of space for the little ones to play. Children will love the brightly coloured clown fountain at the water park. There is a children’s playground for them to play at and the beach is only three miles away.


The Canvas Mini-Campers service is available on specially selected campsites, designed to make getting away with toddlers even easier. To help cut down on the packing (and leave more space for their favourite toys), you can book one of our Mini-Camper packs. They are completely free of charge whenever you are travelling.

Contents of the pack include: toddler table & chairs, baby bath, plug socket covers, a potty, a bed rail, booster seat and a toilet step.

Canvas Mini-Campers is available on all of the campsites mentioned in this post. More information and other campsites where the service is available can be seen here.


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