Top 10: Things I’ll miss about Canvas Holidays

#1 The whistling kettle

It is the sound that signals fresh coffee is on its way. The high-pitched squeal comes dangerously close to being unbearably annoying, but somehow manages to pull off being endearing.

Whistling kettle

Whistling kettle

#2 Fresh baguettes and croissants

Is there any better way to start the day than sitting outside and tucking into warm, fresh supplies from the boulangerie? No. Argument over.

Fresh baguettes

Fresh baguettes

#3 Shorts and flip-flops

You are what you wear. Don a suit and tie and you’ll feel stressed, restricted and up-tight. Throw on some shorts and flip-flops and you’re a chilled-out holiday guru.

Shorts & flip-flops

Shorts & flip-flops

#4 Children let loose

A holiday campsite wouldn’t be the same without the heart-warming buzz of children laughing, whooping, arguing and crying. It might be more peaceful but definitely not as vibrant.

Kids let loose

Kids let loose

#5 Adventurous days out

From paragliding and paddle boarding to kayaking and mountain biking, adventuring in the great outdoors is THE way to add stand-out moments to a holiday.

Having adventures

Having adventures

#6 Badminton, ping-pong and frisbee

Being on a campsite is like carte blanche to engage in sporting mayhem such as 16 vs 16 footie matches, 500+ shot badminton rallies and epic ping-pong competitions.

Lots of sports

Lots of sports

#7 Fresh air and fine views

No concrete, high-rises or motorways in sight. No dirty city air. Just views that put a smile on your face and fresh air that makes you feel alive.

Fresh air and great views

Fresh air and great views

#8 Indulging in a page turner

Forget television. You don’t need X Factor or Downton Abbey at a campsite when you’ve got a good novel to enjoy.

Page turner

Page turner

#9 Foreign language mishaps

It’s kind of fun trying to recall those GCSE French lessons and communicate with the locals. But invariably your “je voudrais une…” or “ou est la…” will be replied in perfect English.

#10 Dining al-fresco

Wasps do their best to ruin it – but they can’t. Eat outdoors and somehow the food tastes better and the company is more fun. It’s magical.

Dining al fresco

Dining al fresco

Do you have anything you’d add to this list?

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