Let’s face it the prospect of driving with a car full of energetic kids shouting at the top of their lungs ‘ARE WE THERE YET?’ is not the most appealing start to your holiday. Luckily many of our campsites are conveniently located close to airports, meaning you can get to your destination faster and with less hassle. Jet-setters can then […]
The Easter break is a great time for a get away with the kids off school, the arrival of Spring and even the sun making a few more appearances! We’ve been looking at the ways Easter is celebrated in some of our favourite destinations, and discovered some very unique traditions! Ostersonntag in Germany: Germans, like us, spend their Easter painting […]
The 104th Tour de France begins in Düsseldorf in July and we’re all geared up for three weeks of cycling action and stunning French scenery. If you’re new to the Tour it can be a confusing blur of French jargon and colourful jerseys. But never fear – whether you’re an armchair fan or lucky enough to be close to the action on a Canvas holiday – our spectators guide is here to translate. The race The Tour has 21 stages taking place over three weeks, with 22 teams of nine riders. Each team has a leader, who is supported by his team mates (domestiques) in his quest to finish the race in the lowest accumulated time and win the famous Yellow jersey. As well as the overall competition there are also several sub-contests happening, such as the sprinters and mountains classifications. This means there’s always plenty of action and intrigue to watch. The route The race follows a different route each year, and is designed to challenge the riders across a variety of terrain, from the bone-rattling cobblestones of the north to the soaring mountains (and grueling climbs) of the Alps and Pyrenees. This year’s 3,517 km route starts in Düsseldorf in Germany and features five mountain stages, 10 new sites and stage cities, and finishes on the Champs-Élysées on July 23rd. The jerseys Yellow, green, white… and what’s that spotty one all about? These jerseys indicate the current leader […]
Throughout life we’re assured it’s good to be different, that we should find a hobby that fits our personality and pursue whatever makes us happy. Until you’re going on a family or group holiday, that is.
I like (and need) holidays that provide enough activities so that my 12-year-old son can never utter those immortal words that us parents cannot abide – “I’m bored Mum
If you’re not a regular camper, the prospect of ditching your home comforts to spend a fortnight in the wild might (understandably) get the goosebumps going. Which is exactly why Canvas Holidays couldn’t be further from this old-school camping perception. After all, you don’t spend over 50 years organising camping holidays without learning a trick or two. So, to encourage […]
Blogger and busy mum of two, Nadine Hill shares her experience of her family’s recent Canvas Holiday in Italy.
This week our special guest blogger is Amanda Cottingham of the Ana Mum Diary blog. She tells us about her own memorable #CanvasConverts experience. It’s over two years since I visited a Canvas site for the first time. I enjoyed it so much I went back to one this summer too. I wasn’t sure what to expect if I’m honest. I […]
Back in September Canvas launched a writing competition for youngsters up to the age of 12. The brief was to write about their ideal holiday for the chance to win a £1500 Canvas Holidays voucher. Despite many superb entries, one in particular stood out from Miles Williams (10) from Surrey. Read the winning entry from Miles below. One of the places […]
Part of the beauty of camping is getting back to basics. But when you’re travelling with under-fives in tow it can sometimes seem simpler to stay at home. Whether you’re travelling with new-borns or toddlers, at Canvas Holidays we’ve got over 50 years’ experience of helping families have the most relaxing holiday possible across our toddler-friendly campsites. And we know […]