With the celebrations of Christmas and New Year long gone and no prospect of UK sunshine on the immediate horizon, are your thoughts turning to your summer holidays like mine? I’ve just booked an early summer week away with Canvas Holidays! This summer when it’ll be a beautiful 25 degrees celsius in Italy, we’re headed to Camping Bella Italia holiday park on Lake Garda – one of Canvas Holidays’ 25 resorts in Italy.
Canvas have more than 80 campsites in 8 European countries, all designed with families in mind, when I visited one of their popular resorts in France on a trip to Disneyland Paris with a group of bloggers, I could see just how much there was on offer. The Bella Italia will have 2 swimming pools, a children’s playground, loads of activities from football to canoeing as well as being practically next door to Gardaland, a theme park that my kids are really excited about visiting.
The area of Lake Garda is beautiful. I was last there 13 years ago whilst pregnant with my eldest, on a family holiday for my mother’s wedding! The place holds fond memories for us as a couple, so it’ll be nice to make some new memories as a family in this chic villagy area. I remember the towns around Lake Garda being both historic with the medieval architecture and cosmopolitan with the stylish Italians taking their holidays there and lots of pavement cafes!
We will fly from Birmingham airport direct to Verona with a flight time of 2 hours 5 minutes making it an easy trip for families and with transfers either side taking around two hours we’ll be in holiday mode before we know it.
Canvas Holidays are an affordable travel option for families, offering as the name suggests, holidays under canvas in safari tents and maxi tents but they also have mobile homes, static caravans and wooden lodges too as accommodation options. Families of up to 10 can stay in the lodges – or you can travel with another family and share the cost!
We will be staying in the Moda mobile home which has two bedrooms, a shower room, kitchen and living area and a good sized decked area outside. Now our children are getting older (13 and 8) they want their own bedroom on holiday. In the past we’ve all shared a room if we’ve had to but it’s nice for them to have their space during the trip and us to have ours. We will spend all day every day together on the break so it’s nice to have that privacy at night for sleeping although we will have plenty of BBQs on the decking in the evening!
The summer will be here before we know it, so even though I like to live each day one at a time, my kids are definitely on a Canvas countdown!
Summer deals are available with family holidays for under £600 and Easter from just £254 per week!
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