Best For…Families Seeking A Bushcraft Adventure. Discover even more Family Fun with Eurocamp this Summer
February 27, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsThe ever-challenging task of finding the perfect summer holiday for all the family to enjoy has just been made easier thanks to Eurocamp's new partnership with bushcraft experts, The Woodcraft School.
Creating fires by friction, eating wild plants and tracking native animals are not the usual ingredients for the family's summer trip but, as the kids get older, 'out-of-the-ordinary' experiences such as these are just the perfect adventure. And with courses provided by the award winning Woodcraft School – who have been providing bushcraft courses since 1997 – Eurocampers of all ages will be able to learn survival skills in a controlled environment.
Budding Bear Grylls aged 8 and over – plus mum and dad – can get closer to nature while learning survival skills to conquer the great outdoors. 'Hands-on' sessions from The Woodcraft School at Eurocamp's La Croix du Vieux Pont parc, in Berny-Rivière, ninety minutes from Paris, include basic bushcraft techniques such as making safe drinking water, foraging in forests to identify, gather, cook and taste wild plants and also learn about the environment.
Chris Hilton, Head of Brand at Eurocamp said, "The popularity of TV shows from experts such as Ray Mears and Bear Grylls shows there's real family interest in outdoor adventure and survival, and these bushcraft lessons are a fun way for kids and parents to get their hands dirty and actually give them a try for themselves. As well as that, the courses – which should hopefully deliver a truly unforgettable holiday experience – have been designed to help families enjoy some great quality time together, while enjoying the chance to enjoy the outdoors and get that bit closer to nature."
And after the 'back to basics' experience in the parc's own private forest, it's not far from the comfort and civilisation of the parc and a host of other fun activities including the exceptional 'Action Station' – for both kids and grown-ups – that offers a giant climbing wall, a zip wire, abseiling, Trapeze walking plus archery. There's also tennis, table tennis, horse riding and bike hire, plus, with Disneyland Resort Paris within easy reach, plenty to keep the kids entertained, while mum and dad can relax at the on-parc Jacuzzi, sauna and choice of four swimming pools.
The Eurocamp Bushcraft courses, in partnership with The Woodcraft School, run from the 6th April until the 27th October and cost just £24 per adult and £18 per child.
Group sizes are small for each of the four courses available, to ensure everyone gets the most out of the experience, so pre-departure booking is recommended.
A seven night stay at Eurocamp's La Croix du Vieux Pont parc, in Berny-Rivière, Paris, arriving on 5 June 2010, staying in a 3 bed 'Comfort' mobile home, which sleeps up to 6, with decking will cost just £456 for the whole family, accommodation only.
A seven night stay at Eurocamp's La Croix du Vieux Pont parc, in Berny-Rivière, Paris, arriving on 15 July 2010, staying in a 2 bed 'Comfort' mobile home, which sleeps up to 6, will cost just £ 888 for the whole family, accommodation only.
Ferry crossings, fly drive packages, rail travel and overnight stops – at hotels or parcs en route - can also be arranged through Eurocamp at a supplement.
For further information on Eurocamp, please call 0844 406 0552 or visit www.eurocamp.co.uk