Why we love camping

We ❤️ camping!

Well of course we’d say that. But it’s true, we do. And we want you to love camping too.

If you’ve never tried this type of holiday before, you might be turning your nose up about the effort involved with a camping holiday. Pitching a tent in the rain? No thanks. Soggy socks? Eugh! Cold nights sleeping on the floor? It’s meant to be a holiday…

Well think again!

Because a Canvas holiday couldn’t be more different.

We give you the freedom of camping without the feeling of having to rough it.

Picture yourself relaxing in luxury accommodation, surrounded by beautiful countryside, enjoying a glass of local wine while the barbecue sizzles and the children play nearby.

Sound more like it? Read on…

Canvas knows camping

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Pool complex at Camping Park Playa Bara, Tarragona

We really do know a thing or two about camping holidays. 50 years ago we were the first tour operator to offer ‘package’ camping holidays to France (you can read our story here) and today we have over 100 amazing campsites all over Europe.

These campsites are more like hotel-style resorts – you’ll find everything from fantastic pool complexes to bars, restaurants and shops, plus all manner of activities from children’s clubs to tennis courts and golf courses.

You make the rules

One of the best things about a camping holiday is the freedom and flexibility. You choose your own departure day and stay on as many sites as you wish. There’s even a choice of travel options available.

And once you’re there, the freedom continues. Unlike hotels or guesthouses, you set the pace of your adventure. Get up at your leisure, eat when you want, and wear what you want to dinner.

A unique holiday experience

A camping holiday is all about having fun far from the stresses of everyday life.

Get outdoors, breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the open space. The memories of your new adventures will last a lifetime – swimming outdoors, driving in Europe, taking the kids to the bakery to buy your morning baguette or enjoying an al fresco breakfast.

Perfect for families

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Camping is perfect for families

It’s hard to find a holiday which appeals to the whole family, but we think we’ve cracked it!

Campsites are designed with families in mind and have everything you need; pool complexes with twisting waterslides, loads of sporting activities and fun entertainment.

Kids will love the freedom to play outside all day.

And what’s more, on our FamilyExtra sites, we run a whole host of family-orientated activities.  Mum & Dad have the opportunity to join in too – or escape and relax for a few hours!

Camping is great for couples too

Whatever your perfect holiday involves, we’ve got an escape for you.

Travelling out of the main holiday season means that you can take advantage of quieter resorts, when the weather is often just as warm.

We also offer short breaks if you just want to get away for a few days or a long weekend. With many campsites within easy reach of regional airports, you can be relaxing on site within a couple of hours.

Quality accommodation

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The two-bedroom Moda at Marina de Venezia

It really is luxury camping!

From the spacious Maxi Tent to a whole range of mobile homes and lodges, there’s nothing ordinary about our accommodation. Or if you’re looking for a real-life glamping experience, try one of our ever-popular Modas, or a Safari Tent Deluxe.

Better still, all accommodation is fully equipped with everything you’ll need for a self-catering break, including garden furniture and a barbecue.

And to make life even easier, we offer a whole range of extras, from linen hire to our ‘Mini-Campers’ packs containing everything you’ll need for the small people while you’re away.

We’re here to help

Taking a camping holiday with Canvas won’t leave you alone in the wilderness.

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Pool complex at Camping Park Playa Bara, Tarragona

We’re a friendly team who are all very passionate about what we do – so passionate that even when we’re not working, most of us enjoy going on a Canvas holiday too.

Lots of us have worked for Canvas Holidays for decades, and have spent many summers on campsites as couriers, so we really understand what matters to you on your holiday.

When you arrive, you’ll be greeted by our onsite team. They aren’t difficult to spot! They’re the ones wearing the bright orange polo shirts, and are at your beck and call during your stay. Our couriers will welcome you when you arrive and show you to your accommodation.

So that’s it. Camping really is fun – take a look at our interactive campsite finder and start planning your Canvas adventure today!

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