Many consumers are still struggling in the aftermath of the recession and there are fears that the country’s recovery may have been slowed by the austerity package being implemented by the coalition government. With this is mind, many families across the country are seeking inspiration for budget holidays.
According to a report in the Bristol Evening Post, one relatively frugal option is to pack camping equipment, outdoor clothing and other necessities and head across the Channel to France and other Continental destinations for an outdoors adventure.
“From Toulouse to Tuscany”, there are plenty of places to visit that are all accessible by car, it noted. After all, it can be difficult to transport camping equipment, outdoor clothing and other such necessities without having a vehicle to hand.
Many of the camp sites have impressive facilities, the article pointed out. The reporter stated: “As we sat back on the veranda with a glass of wine, the kids grabbed their bikes and set off to explore the park, discovering an amphitheatre, play area, shops and restaurant, table tennis tables and, best of all, a heated outdoor pool with impressive slide.”
It was also pointed out that having a car on holiday makes family day trips an option. However, many people who head to France for holidays like this prefer to use pedal power after they arrive. One of the areas in which this is easy and safe is Les Pierres Couchées, the reporter added, stating: “Cycles can be hired from the park at reasonable daily or weekly rates.” Meanwhile, the writer also noted that the ferry ride over to the Continent was straightforward.
Going on self-catering breaks means it is easier to control spending and it also means holidaymakers have more freedom to do as they wish, which is appealing to many consumers, particularly those with families.