Looking for an authentic European vacation? Try a holiday park. Also known as “green parks” and “European parks,” these vacation spots will get you outdoors in some of the most beautiful places across Europe.
From bungalows and chalets to lodges, apartments and townhomes – even tents – you can choose a park with accommodations as rugged or regal as you’d like. Then, hike, bike and explore to your heart’s content knowing on-site amenities like a restaurant, shops and sports facilities are waiting when you return. Vacation like a European, and try one of these caravan holiday parks on for size the next time you visit Europe:
Romantic Coastal Escape
For holiday parks in the U.K., Hoseasons is a major player in holiday parks with a range of offerings from the coast to the countryside. If you’re looking to park it near the water, Beach Cove Coastal Retreat in Devon, England sits near golden beaches and traditional villages. Part of the brand’s luxury collection, Beach Cove has “cozy chic” perfected with beach hut-style retreats and apartments, each with direct beach access and a hot tub.
Tree House Living
At Landal Miggelenberg in the Netherlands, you can stay in a tree house rental that stands high in the air and whisks you back down by slide to the forest floor. The park is a treasure trove of adventure for children, offering butterfly gardens, animal meadows (a.k.a petting zoo) and guided walks through National Park de Hoge Veluwe. Landal is well-known by children for its mascot: Bollo - a bear who has become a household name for the Dutch. He has the “Bollo Club” at this park that the kiddos can’t miss. Plus, Landal’s new restaurant concept opens here this summer, which means locally-sourced organic ingredients and cooking workshops for adults and children!
Start your European camping trip in Amsterdam for the hustle and bustle of city life, then drive only 45 minutes to the northernmost part of Holland where you’ll find the tranquil, seaside park Landal Beach Resort Ooghduyne. Wake up in one of its more unique accommodations located directly on the sand, or choose a luxury apartment or villa. This modern, resort-style park has a lot to keep you entertained from indoor swimming and a 9-hole golf course to bowling, bike rentals and more.
Landal De Reeuwijkse Plassen is currently the most sustainable holiday park in the Netherlands. Located in a region known as the “Green Heart” of Holland, it is the first one in the country to generate its own renewable electricity and the first to be allowed to use all of the solar energy it produces. So whether you’re paddleboarding on the lake or taking a dip in the pool, know that your decision to book here is doing some good for the world.
Fun for the Whole Family
Multi-award-winning Gwel an Mor is the ultimate resort, overlooking the picture-postcard fishing village of Portreath. There you can golf, gourmet dine and enjoy the spa on-site. From toddlers to teens, the indoor activity centre will impress with climbing challenges suited for all ages. At the beach, popular pastimes include kayaking and surfing, and don’t forget to visit Feadon Farm for an up-close and personal encounter with the area’s native animals.
Start your search for a holiday park adventure here and experience Europe like one of the locals.