Europe’s most haunted castles


It’s Halloween and we’re taking a look at some of Europe’s spookiest castles. They’re all within reach of Canvas campsites, so it’s easy to add a spine-chilling twist to a day of sightseeing! 1. Brissac Castle, Loire Valley, France With soaring gothic towers, Brissac Castle is the tallest castle in France and the most haunted! It was owned by nobleman […]

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Where to holiday this Easter

There are Crème eggs in the shops… it must be time to think about Easter! This year, the holiday falls quite early (Easter Sunday is 27th March) so it’s definitely not too soon to start planning your Easter escape. Here are 5 Easter holiday spots, perfect for a family break. Camping Bella Italia, Lake Garda A long-time favourite with Canvas holidaymakers, Camping Bella Italia is a good option for a spot of sun this Easter. Average daytime temperatures for the end of March are around 18°C – ideal temperatures for exploring in my opinion! You’ll find Bella Italia just outside the lakeside village of Peschiera del Garda. It’s a very large campsite, which can get very busy in the middle of summer. But at Easter, its much quieter and more relaxed (but still with plenty to do!) This fab blog post written by Nicola pretty much sums up the campsite! This is a brilliant location for exploring Lake Garda. Sirmione is one of my favourites – and visiting at Easter means you’ll escape the crowds who flock there in July and August.   Camping Duinrell, Holland Whatever age your children are, Camping Duinrell is sure to be a hit. One of the best things about this campsite is the free (yes free) theme park which is attached to it. There are loads of rides to choose from for all age groups – including a couple of scary looking roller coasters! […]

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A day in Milan, Italy

Milan - Duomo

If you’re staying at Lake Garda and fancy venturing further afield to explore more of Italy, Milan should be on your list. Milan is situated in the north east of the country, just over an hour from Lake Garda. The city is most famous for being the fashion and design capital of the world and is home to every designer […]

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Relive those summer feelings

Sitting out on your deck with a drink in hand, the barbecue sizzling away, listening to the gentle buzz of the campsite is one of the best things about a camping holiday. Long summer evenings are perfect for relaxing! To help create that sunny holiday feeling during the hectic festive period we’ve put together our favourite summer drinks. Make them this winter to help bring back the memories of long, balmy summer evenings. Orange and Cranberry Spritz This one brings back memories of fantastic summer holidays in Italy – a lovely fruity flavour with a bit of fizz. There’s no alcohol in it so it’s perfect for everyone. Orange juice Cranberry juice Sparkling water or lemonade Easy peasy to make, simply mix it all together and serve in a tall glass or maybe one of those cool jar-type glasses. You can get some fab straws too to make it extra special. If you’ve holidayed in the Veneto region of Italy, you’ll no doubt have come across the ‘Spritz’ – an orange drink that is available everywhere. In the Veneto region around 300,000 of these drinks are enjoyed every day. To recreate the feeling of sitting in an Italian piazza sipping on a Spritz you just need four ingredients: 3 parts Prosecco 2 parts Aperol Dash of soda Some large ice cubes Traditionally the Spritz is served in a large wine glass. First add the ice cubes, then the Prosecco, followed by the […]

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Weird foods to try on holiday

Lampredotto sandwich

Did you watch the campmates on ‘I’m a Celebrity…’ munch their way through some rather undesirable delicacies last night? Once the waves of nausea had passed and our stomachs had returned to their rightful place, it got us thinking about food that you encounter on holiday that you’d prefer didn’t touch your tastebuds. Here’s our top 5 things of weird […]

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