If you're on a budget and looking for a cheap family camping holiday, enjoying a great-value holiday doesn't mean that you have to compromise on campsite location or the quality of your accommodation.
There are many different ways to enjoy a cheap camping holiday, keeping costs to a minimum without compromising on your camspite or tent and mobile home accommodation. Take a look at our Top Tips on how to make savings on your family camping holiday!
If you have children under 5 and are able to travel outside of school holidays then we suggest that you book your holiday in May, June or from September onwards (depending on site open/close dates).
Not only are accommodation prices cheaper, but the campsites are often quieter and give the younger ones more space to play and swim safely. More about sites suitable for families with young children.
Note that certain park facilities & activities may only be available during school holidays and the high season. Please check before booking if there is a particular facility that you require during your stay.
If you're only able to travel in high season (July & August), then you could consider staying 1 or 2 nights less or changing the type of accommodation you stay in to save money. You might also want to consider location and choose a site close to a ferry port to avoid additional fuel costs.
Ferry travel from the UK to France (and beyond), especially with younger children (regardless of the driving) can make the holiday experience altogether more enjoyable!
Children notoriously require a lot of 'stuff' and trying to fit everything into one or two suitcases to take on a plane just isn't possible!
Combining your tent or mobile home with one of our discounted ferry crossings is nearly always cheaper than booking your accommodation and ferry separately. A ferry or Eurotunnel journey can be added to your holiday once you have selected your campsite accomodation.
If convienient, and to reduce travelling costs further, try and travel earlier in the morning or later in the day. Ferry prices are cheaper during these times and it can often save you a lot of money!
And finally... You may find that a longer ferry crossing to a port nearer your destination is more practical than taking a cheaper, short sea crossing such as Dover to Calais. Even if the ferry is a little more expensive, you have used less fuel and benefit from driving less hours.
Read our blogger's guide to campsites located close to French ferry ports.
Although we already sell discounted camping holidays by well known brands and have some superb value for money holidays, we also have regular special offers & further discounts throughout the season.
Before you book, take a look at our Special Offers Page to see which campsite(s) and arrival dates can save you the most money or get you the best deal!
Even if a special offer isn't valid for the date/site you're looking at, it may well still be cheaper than you'll find on most other websites!
Saving on your the price of your camping holiday might mean that you can enjoy a longer break or upgrade your tent or mobile home accommodation.
The great thing about a camping & mobile home holiday is that by self-catering, you can save a lot of money on your food bill during your stay - especially with hungry kids to feed!
Whether or not you choose a tent or mobile home, both have plenty of space for food preparation along with full size fridge freezers, storage units and a cooker with grill. Most parks also offer bbq facilities which a great way to enjoy a meal every evening!
While the onsite mini markets are ideal for anything you've forgotten or run out of, head for the local market or hypermarket to stock up on food and drink during your stay. You could also consider bringing some tinned items from home to get you started when you first arrive onsite
If you do want to save some room in the car or want a few 'essentials' in before you head down to the local supermarket, why not consider pre-booking a Welcome Pack which will be waiting in your accommodation when you first arrive.