When planning our holiday in France, we wanted to be somewhere within easy reach of Disneyland, Paris and the Somme region for day trips, we wanted somewhere with plenty of room for our three active boys and we wanted it on a very tight budget. Looking at the various options just to the North of Paris, the mobile homes on site at La Croix du Vieux Pont stood out.
The site is only a couple of hours from Calais and then for our planned day trips, we could be in the middle of Paris or at the gates of Disneyland in little over an hour.
There are a few UK agents offer homes on the site and we found the best deal via Al Fresco Holidays, made even better when we used our Tesco Clubcard vouchers against the cost. By paying per car on the DFDS ferry from Dover and then per home on the campsite, it’s possible to put together a very cheap holiday for a large family (even at full cost, our break in June would’ve been less than £400 for the five of us, for ferry and accommodation).
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On arrival at the site, check in was easy and we were shown to our home for the week. The site itself is large and very well kept.
There are two lakes, with fishing, pedallos and kayaks. There are trampolines, mini golf, bowling alley and mini go karts. These are all chargeable but very reasonable. There are indoor and outdoor football/basketball courts, at no cost. There are a few table tennis tables, again free. We counted four play areas that we found but there are probably more. We couldn’t have asked for a better place for our boys who like to be on the go all day. For my smallest one, who’s just 1, there was a lovely little room full of toys and books which he enjoyed exploring while his big brothers played football on the court next door.
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