New to it all?
For those who might be new to this type of holiday, put simply, an Al Fresco holiday is perfect for families who want to enjoy luxury outdoor living without splashing out. We're thinking splashing about in the pool, bike rides through beautiful countryside, messing about in boats, building the perfect sandcastle, discovering picturesque local villages, or simply relaxing in the sunshine with a good book whilst the kids are off running around with their new friends.
The best self catering mobile homes
To get the best out of the great outdoors, there's no doubt that we all relax better amidst home from home comforts in a cool, spacious and contemporary environment. It's the high standard of our mobile homes that really sets us apart from the competition, and wherever you go you'll enjoy the same excellent level of self catering accommodation.
Forget about draughty tents or poky hotel rooms, with our mobile homes you get two or three bedrooms, so there's plenty of space for everyone and all their stuff. Inside you'll find essential luxuries like air conditioning, power showers and modern designer kitchens. Outside, stretch out on your own decking and enjoy the peaceful natural surroundings over a few drinks and a barbecue with family or friends.
Mobile homes with luxe decking package
Look out for our mobile homes that offer that little extra outdoor comfort with our luxe decking upgrade. These mobile homes offer a canopy over the decking for welcome shade and are furnished with all new outdoor dining suite and loungers plus high spec barbecue (where permitted). Perfect for outdoor family dining.
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You'll only find us on Europe's favourite holiday parks, each specially selected for their mix of incredible pools, superb facilities, tasty eateries, impeccable organisation and, of course, wonderfully relaxed holiday atmosphere.
Park sizes vary hugely but all offer essentials like on-site shops, take-aways and laundry facilities. You'll find children's play areas and there's always a friendly bar for a morning cappuccino or evening ice-cream (or something a bit stronger). Plus there's controlled entry to ensure only fellow residents can enjoy the exclusive freedom of their park.
Our large and lively parks are action-packed with wild water parks, exciting evening shows, spectacular sports and events are particularly popular with families with turbo-charged kids. On a more chilled out note, many of our parks offer fitness and relaxation facilities like gyms and spas to indulge in a little well deserved pampering. We also offer small and friendly parks in stunning settings which offer a more laid back holiday scene for families with young children or couples wanting a relaxed base from which to explore.
If you're not sure what type of park will suit you best, you can filter the results on our holiday search facility or contact us for expert advice.
Location, location, location
Another key criteria for selecting our parks, is their location. You'll find us in some of the most beautiful settings in Europe, taking in beaches, countryside, mountains and lakes. Some parks are located in holiday resorts or bustling local towns, so you'll have amenities like shops, restaurants and nightlife close by. Other parks enjoy a more rural location, so you'll have loads of space and tranquillity.
Wherever your Al Fresco holiday takes you, you'll never be far from loads of things to do. You can explore thriving towns and villages packed full of gorgeous things to eat, drink and take home and treasure. Thrill-seekers will love theme parks and aqua parks packed full of rides and slides. There's lashings of local history and culture to lap up, or just enjoy the simple pleasure of a day at the seaside.
How to get there
Whichever park you choose, we've got loads of ways of getting you there.
Pack up your car with all your gear (including the kids' must have toys and favourite breakfast cereal if necessary) and take a quick hop across the Channel. Alternatively choose a longer ferry crossing where you can take a break and enjoy excellent onboard facilities like restaurants, entertainment and comfy cabins. Either way, you have the freedom to stop whenever you like and make getting there part of the adventure.
Some love the ease of jumping on a plane and hiring a car at the other end. Or if you prefer to let someone else do the driving when you arrive, there are plenty of parks where pre-bookable transfers are available or that are located close to public transport links. Because our holidays are totally flexible, you can arrive any day of the week, for any duration, which is great for making the most of low-cost flight options.
If you want to let the train take the strain, we can arrange your journey via Eurostar from London which connects with the fast and efficient TGV network in Paris or Lille. New direct Eurostar service from London to Avignon or Marseille, arrive in the South of France in under 6 and 1/2 hours.
We have travel options to suit all needs and budgets.
More about travel options or call us for details.
The price of your holiday includes:
Accommodation: you'll find consistently high quality accommodation wherever you stay with Al Fresco. Unlike some of our competitors, all mobile homes are fitted with veranda decking as standard (paved patio at Union Lido). Your mobile home is fully equipped to allow you to whip up culinary delights and relax in comfort, see inventory.
Fantastic park facilities: Depending on where you choose, you'll find kids clubs, swimming pools, playgrounds, discos, sports facilities and more. As mentioned above, the range of activities and facilities offered varies greatly from park to park. Please note that some activities and facilities carry a local charge.
Al Fresco Kidz Club: At Sanguli (Costa Dorada, Spain), Chateau des Ormes (North Brittany, France), Clarys Plage (Vendee, France) and La Croix du Vieux Pont (Champagne, France), Children aged 4 to 12 years old can join in the fun at our exclusive Al Fresco children's club absolutely FREE!
The services of your Al Fresco representative: Our highly trained reps are familiar with your accommodation and the local area to ensure that your holiday goes smoothly. Friendly, but unobtrusive, they're there when you need them, not when you don't. On I Pini and Cambrils Park, this service is provided by designated English-speaking campsite staff. At selected other parks you may be looked after by a representative from our sister companies.
Al Fresco reception: At the Al Fresco reception, you'll find lots of information on things to do and see in the local area. There are toys and games to borrow if you've forgotten, or not had room to pack, things like tennis racquets, footballs or board games. If you like a good read on holiday, feel free to exchange books in our bookworm corner. There are also items available to borrow from the Al Fresco reception (subject to availability) like iron and ironing board / large stock pot / tea pot.
If you are flying or have a packed car, then make life easier by pre-booking linen packs, beach towels and baby/toddler packs.
Baby pack. Not only are our holidays baby-friendly, we also save you the trouble of having to bring lots of baby equipment with you. Our special baby pack consists of a cot, high chair, bath, socket covers, baby gate on terrace and is prebookable at £2 per night for holidays in 2015 or for 2016 look for our early booking offers where you can add these to your booking for free, if you book before the 5th November. You can also hire linen for the travel cot at £10 per pack which includes 2 sheets and 1 cotton blanket.
Toddler Pack. Families with toddlers love the freedom our holidays offer. We understand that when travelling with little ones your luggae space will be limited. To help we have toddler packs available consisting of a booster step, rubber backed mattress cover, bed guard, socket covers, terrace gate and night light and these are prebookable at £2 per night for holidays in 2015 or for 2016 look for our early booking offers where you can add these to your booking for free, if you book before the 5th November.
Bed linen and towel hire. To help save your luggage space why not pre-book bed linen and towel packs for just £15 for a single pack comprising of single bed linen, pillow case and towel, £19 for a double pack comprising double bed linen, two pillow cases and two towels. We recommend you order additional sets for longer durations. Pre-book at time of booking, if requested within 4 weeks of departure linen packs are subject to availability. Bed linen and towels are included at Cambrils Park.
Bath/Beach towels. Save even more luggage space by hiring large towels, pre-bookable for just £10 for a pack of two,available on most parks.
Bath mats. Available to prebook at £3 for a pack of 2.
New for 2016- Family linen pack. Save £23 by pre-booking our family linen pack which comprises 1 double linen pack, 2 single linen packs, 2 beach/bath towel packs plus 2 bath mats. Family linen pack available for only £49 at the time of booking. Available on most parks but please check at time of booking.
Air conditioning Keep cool with pre-bookable air conditioning, available in all our mobile homes in Italy, Spain, Croatia, Corsica, Côte d'Azur, Languedoc Roussillon and Yelloh! Village Le Sylvamar parc in Aquitaine. Pre-book from just £2 per day at time of booking. Electric fans are provided in all our mobile homes.
In safe hands
Al Fresco Holidays was set up in 2004 by a team of experienced European camping professionals. Our vision was to set new standards of accommodation and inject consistency and freshness to camping.
One essential ingredient is the care and attention given to each of our customers. We have the security of being part of one of Europe's largest travel groups, but we never forget the little details that make your holiday experience extraordinary.
From our expert reservations advisors to fantastic reps on parc who are super-helpful and bursting with local knowledge, we know that your holiday is precious and want you to have a great time.
Our package holidays are ABTA bonded, so you can be sure that your money and your holiday are safe from the moment you book. ATOL protection comes as standard on all our flight inclusive holidays.