Camping holidays for empty-nesters
Children grown up and flown the nest? Been a few years since you’ve thought about a camping holiday?
You might be surprised to discover many of our campsites offer activities just for grown-ups. From luxury spas and golf courses to wine tasting and city breaks, camping really does offer something for everyone.
Of course not being constrained by school holiday dates means you can take advantage of the low prices available in May, June and September, when you’ll also find resorts are much quieter (but the weather often just as good).
Here’s our pick of the best camping breaks for empty nesters.
Relaxing is an important part of any holiday. Many campsites have onsite spas so you can unwind in style. With many treatments on offer from massages to steam rooms, couples are well catered for.
Les Alicourts Resort, Loire Valley is a secluded lakeside campsite and the perfect place to get away from it all. Indulge yourself in the luxury (adults only!) onsite spa with hydro-massage and indoor pool.
Camping Norcenni Girasole Club, Tuscany – set high in the Arno Valley, half an hour south of Florence, this is a stunning holiday setting. Pamper yourself in the onsite wellness centre, where you can enjoy the sauna and steam room.
Soak up some culture
Staying at a campsite can be a cost effective way to visit some of Europe’s most fascinating cities. Save on expensive city centre hotels and you’ll have more to spend on sightseeing, shopping and eating out. Our campsites provide a peaceful haven at the end of a busy day sightseeing. Take a dip in the pool before enjoying a meal and drinks at the onsite restaurant and bar.
Camping Fabulous, Rome is ideal for exploring the ancient city of Rome. It’s easily accessible by public transport, or there are campsite run excursions throughout the summer. Enjoy the historical sights of this captivating city.
Residence Village, Venice is a small & friendly campsite, perfect for visiting Venice. Punta Sabbioni (the departure point for the waterbus across the lagoon) is just a short drive away. Enjoy a romantic gondola trip along the Grand Canal and visit St Mark’s Square.
Become a wine buff
France is famous for its high quality wine. You’ll find many thriving vineyards offering great wines at a fraction of the price you’d pay back home. Wine tasting is a great day out, giving you the chance to sample the local produce. Pick up a bargain or two to either enjoy al fresco at your emplacement or when reminiscing about your holiday once you’re back at home.
Château des Marais, Loire Valley is a great choice if you want to visit the heart of France’s wine country. Don’t miss a trip to Vouvray, home of the famous wine, with plenty of opportunities to buy and taste.
Camping Château de l’Epervière, Burgundy is a quiet haven with plenty of green space to relax in. The 16th century château is home to a delightful restaurant, while the cosy bar hosts regular wine tasting sessions.
Improve your swing
Many campsites are perfect for golf enthusiasts looking to pit themselves against some superb golf courses. Whether you’re a keen beginner or have a handicap to envy, you’ll find a great choice of campsites with golf courses to suit every skill level, either onsite or close by.
Domaine des Ormes, North Brittany – transformed from a rundown château into one of France’s finest campsites. The stables have been converted into the golf club with a par 72, 18-hole golf course winding its way through the woods (handicap certificate required).
Pra’delle Torri, Caorle is a lively site on Italy’s Adriatic coast. Boasting a large private beach on its doorstep and an 18-hole golf course (handicap certificate required), the site offers plenty of activities to keep everyone amused.