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Tips for traveling with Kids

Tips for traveling with Kids

OUR TOP TIPS WHEN HIRING A CAMPER VAN WITH THE FAMILY

If you’re on this page you are looking into having an awesome adventure with the kids. Camper van holidays are overtaking standard package holidays as the most desirable escape for families. Avoid airport stress and luggage restrictions and enjoy the freedom, adventure and flexibility it offers.

Below is are list of things to consider when traveling with Kids.

  • Make a plan before you go – decide on your destination and list anything you want to visit while there.
  • Don’t over plan – Remember it’s a holiday and having an outline is great but as us families know, things change. So don’t stress if you don’t get everything ticked off your list. Be flexible.
  • Food – We provide you with coffee and tea, but its a good idea to have a few basics so you don’t have to go straight off to the supermarket. Personally we normally take breakfast with us and eat out the first night of arrival.
  • Hire a bike rack – Great to be able to just take off on your bike and explore as a family. You could even send the kids off on an errand to the camp-site shop, while you relax in the sunshine with a glass of something cold.
  • Pack light – Yes you will need things for all weathers as after all you are staying in the great outdoors, but most camp-sites have washing machines on site and we provide you with a washing line to make it easy for you when the kids get dirty!
  • Pack fun stuff –  We offer packs for all ages to help keep the kids entertained. A pack of cards, chess boards, Uno, coloring pens and paper are provided, also outdoor games, like a kite, football don’t take up much room and are always good fun to play with the family.

If you have any questions about hiring a campervan from us please get in-touch. We are very happy to help make your next family adventure run as smoothly as possible.

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Cookies Campers in the Var

Cookies Campers in the Var

As our Camper heads off to the VAR, we thought we would share with you some information about this Beautiful region of France

For all the information you need on events, attraction, what to do and where to stay in the VAR click here

 

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Planning your trip away to the wine regions in France…

Planning your trip away to the wine regions in France…

Wine tours Campervan style, with Cookies Campers..

Click on the links below to help plan your next holiday to the some of the world’s number one wine regions. Wine regions generally offer some of the most spectacular scenery and architecture you can find, so even if you are not motivated by the free wine tastings, touring a wine region will take you through some splendid areas and many excellent itineraries have already been created for you to follow. If you are touring a wine region with one of our campervan you will be able to stay at vineyards overnight at the invitation of many winemakers though our membership of the France Passion scheme. If you plan to really enter into the spirit of the wine-tasting and stay overnight at the vineyard just remember to pick up some local cheese and fresh bread en-route or call into a local “traiteur” (sort of a delicatessen that makes meals ready to heat and serve) and pick up a regional specialty for supper. Each of the wine regions can suggest where to tour so all you have to decide is which region to visit – here are some links to sites that have done all the work for you.

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Information about where to camp and what to do in France with Cookies Campers

Information about where to camp and what to do in France with Cookies Campers

Links to find the best campsites and information….

With France offering so much choice when it comes to finding a place to stay, we have listed below a few links to make the job a little easier.

There is no one truly comprehensive online guide to the campsites of France but these two websites show a good choice of campsites if you need to book ahead.

www.campingfrance.com

www.francecamping.org

Also, in France, the websites of regional tourism boards and tourist information offices (in individual towns) will have comprehensive campsite and “Aire de Service” listings for their area (as well as information on what to do, events etc.).  Search online for the “Office de Tourisme” for any specific town in France or for campsites/information for a whole region, visit a regional tourism board.  Here is our page showing the regional tourism boards in France: Regional tourist boards

If you don’t want to plan and book ahead, don’t forget there will be a comprehensive guidebook for campsites, “Aire de Service” halts and “France Passion” halts in your campervan when you arrive.

 

Cookies Campers links to the French tourism boards

Cookies Campers links to the French tourism boards

Need help planing your next campervan adventure??

Check out the links below to all the ‘regional tourist boards’ in France. They provide all the details information you will need to help plan your next campervan getaway.

The best national tourism site is France.fr, which provides lots of information about national events, what to do (divided into interests including art, wellbeing, naturism, golf, seaside reports, gastronomy…) and the French regions. Scroll to the end of the home page where you will find links to all the regions. Each regional page provides links to useful information and how to connect with the latest news from each region via social media.

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