Half Term Campsites   Five of the best in Europe

Planning a half term getaway?  Consider these top campsites and rent a campervan from Yescapa.

When setting out on a half term camping trip with the kids for a longer period, a little luxury goes a long way. From the picturesque Portuguese coast to the gastronomic goldmine of Alba, plan your trip abroad. Make sure it stretches the holiday budget without compromising on those all-important holiday extras.

Barcelona, Spain

Held across multiple months in a variety of venues, the Voll-Damm Barcelona Jazz Festival (16th October – 27thDecember) is one of the oldest jazz festivals in the country. This year is its 55th anniversary. From seasoned musicians to plain and simple music lovers, the festival boasts a breadth of opportunities. Guests can immerse themselves fully in the bliss of blues; free concerts, master classes, conferences and meetings with artists. These are just some examples of activities that complete the programme. Ticket prices range from €10 to €35, depending on the artist, date and venue.

Estrella de Mar offers an entirely reimagined camping experience. Park up and enjoy all the comforts of a hotel holiday, including a pool, beach bar. There is plenty to keep the kids entertained this half term.

Book with Yescapa: The Hygge 5 is a spacious vehicle, perfect for an adventure for four people, although it can accommodate up to six. Fully kitted out, with a bathroom separate from the shower, a large fridge, heating and hot water, this home away from home is designed with ease in mind, meaning you can stay on the road as long as your heart desires. Pick up in Sant Boi de Llobregat (approx. 15 min drive from Barcelona airport). The cost for a seven-day hire is €780 (approx. £671). That includes insurance and unlimited mileage. 

Peniche, Portugal 

Portugal offers some of Europe’s best swells. And this year presents the opportunity to go and support your country’s finest talent, as Peniche offers its waves to the EuroSUP, (14th – 22nd October). It is an event hosting surfers of all ages from 17 national teams. Head down to the coast to witness the spectacle as the top European surf athletes battle for the championship title of 2023.

Book half term with Yescapa: Perfect for a family of four, the Family Campervan keeps practicality front of mind.

Located just a stone’s throw from the many marvellous beaches at Peniche, Europe’s westernmost town, is ASA Peniche Motorhome Park. The park features a picnic area, washing machines and dryers, washrooms with hot showers, and a living room. It also offers campers fast and easy access on foot to a wide range of places of interest.

Book with Yescapa: Travel in this Fiat Ducato Converted Van. With capacity for up to four people, this camper is perfect for family or friends holidays. It offers a fully kitted kitchenette, two double beds, plus ample living and storage space.  Pick up at Lisbon airport. The cost for a seven-day hire is €680 (approx. £585). That includes insurance and mileage (200 km per day). 

Paris, France

Chocoholics unite this half term!  This October (28th – 1st November), the Salon Du Chocolat (Paris Chocolate Fair) returns for five dangerously delicious days. The five-day event is no small feat; from designer chocolate dress parades, to live gastronomic creations, guests are welcome to attend this little slice of heaven by the world’s master chocolatiers. Ticket prices start from €16 per day (€8 for under 12s).

Save the pennies this half term without having to compromise on comfort or location. Book your stay nestled in the beating heart of the city at Camping de Paris. Set in 7 hectares of natural parkland, the campsite is ideally situated for visitors to set out and explore the sights offered by the city of love. Take advantage of the many high-quality, newly-renovated facilities in a beautiful setting, complete with a playground for the little ones to enjoy.

Book half term with Yescapa: Perfect for a family of four, the Family Finca Campervan keeps practicality front of mind.

Book with Yescapa: Flore’s Newly Converted Camper is a wonderfully cosy camper ideal for families of up to five. With three beds by night, the space converts into a living room to enjoy during the day, with comfortable armchairs and a table at which to enjoy al fresco dinners on autumn evenings. Pick up in Montfermeil (approx. 25 min drive from Paris CDG airport). The cost of a five-day hire is €750 (approx. £645). That includes comprehensive insurance, 24/7 assistance, and mileage (100 km per day).

Alba, Italy

The city of Alba offers vibrance and energy in spades, while retaining the warmth of a small rural town. Its gastronomic reputation comes courtesy of its white truffles, dark chocolate, and wine, which attract foodies and celebrities from all corners of the globe. The 93rd edition of the International Alba White Truffle Fair (7th October – 3rd December) presents the perfect occasion at which to soak up historic landscapes, sample some of the world’s greatest truffles and carefully-curated bespoke dishes, alongside visiting exhibitions and musical events. There is even a special kid’s area – the Alba Truffle Kids with creative workshops and educational games.

Book half term with Yescapa: Perfect for a family of four,
Treiso (The Langhe)

Those looking for affordable luxury amidst the magic of nature need look no further than AgriVillage Alba. With a campsite and eco-lodges on offer, the grounds are equipped with a climbing wall, children’s play area and a fitness trail for training in nature. Enjoy a dip in the added luxury of a swimming pool, plus a spa and wellness centre, a wine bar and restaurant, along with many other additional facilities.

Book half term with Yescapa: Perfect for a family of four, the Family Finca Campervan keeps practicality front of mind. Save time and effort thanks to the four integrated sleeping spaces – no need for conversion. The van has a comfortable high fixed ceiling, kitchenette, bathroom, and all the other little comforts of home, ready and waiting for a trip to remember. Pick up in Turin (approx. 15 min drive from Turin airport). The cost of a five-day hire is €634 (approx. £545). That includes insurance, 24/7 assistance, and unlimited mileage.

Redruth, Cornwall

Taking place in a variety of locations across Redruth, Cornwall, the Lowender 2023 Celtic Festival (26th – 29th October) invites visitors to deep dive into Cornish traditions through Celtic song and dance, workshops, and a mini cider festival. Held over four jam-packed days, there’s something special for everyone.

Situated in the quaint Cornish countryside, Layon Holiday Park is surrounded by an array of walking and cycling trails amidst green rolling landscapes. The holiday park offers superbly-presented and well-maintained pitches, including all the must-have camping essentials to make your stay stress-free and comfortable.

Book with Yescapa: Katherine’s Converted Mazda Bongo is a compact and easy-to-drive camper, comfortably fitting up to four. A selection of extra camping equipment is available on request to ensure a smooth and enjoyable journey. Pick up in Bristol. The cost of a four-day hire is £365. That includes insurance, 24/7 assistance, and mileage (200 km per day).

Yescapa offers campervan rentals in 25 countries, including seven in which a full peer-to-peer (rentals between individuals) service is provided (UK, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Belgium). The company offers customers the option to travel and explore their own country. Or go further afield in Europe; its core values are based on sharing, freedom and security.

Founded in 2012 by Benoît Panel and Adrien Pinson, the company boasts a community of nearly 500,000 users from 98 different countries, and the fleet available now totals 10,000 vehicles.

Yescapa is available on mobile, iOS and Android, in seven languages – English, French, Spanish, Catalan, German, Italian and Portuguese.

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