There is nothing to beat the feeling of booking a holiday, planning an escape, a break from it all. Its what keeps us going when everything gets on top of us. But theres’s no doubt holidays can be expensive, especially if you are confined to holidaying in peak season.
Affordability is probably the main reason for the rise in popularirty of Camping and Caravaning holidays in Ireland. They offer fantastic value, you can pitch a tent for a little as €20 a night or hire a mobile home or chalet for a little €160 per week off season and approximatley €500 per week peak season. Log onto www.campingireland.ie to see rates and special offers in over 100 campsites thoughout the whole of Ireland. The website also gives details of caravan and motorhome hire and retail and is a one stop shop for any equipment you may need.
Facilities in campsites have improved dramatically in Ireland and needed to, as our weather is changeable to say the least. As well as excellent shower rooms, they almost all offer laundry services, childrens play areas and many have shops, restaurants and internet facilities on site. Many include a whole range of services like boat hire, fishing trips, bicycle hire and hiking excursions.The campsites registered with campingireland.ie have all been independently assessed by Failte Ireland who award a 1 to 4 star rating.
Ask any camper what sums up a camping, caravaning, motorhome holiday in one word and nearly everyone will tell you the word is “fun”. The cameraderie that exists between campers is something you feel within hours of arriving at the site. Great friendships are stuck up between adults and children, many meeting up every year to share more fun filled days and nights. Children in particular seem to prefer a camping holiday to any other kind. Campsites provide a safe environment for young children, who revel in the freedom they offer. Campers talk fondly of communal barbeques, group activities and impromtu get togethers with a glass of wine watching the sun set.
For many people, the appeal of a camping holiday lies in the flexability they offer. You can chart your own course and go the length and breadth of Ireland stopping off wherever you fancy. Sites can be booked on the day or months in advance. From small family run sites, to working farms where children can feed the animals, to larger ones with lots of amenities located in forests or hugging Irelands coastline. Many parks are truly breathtaking in their natural beauty and will awaken your senses to the stunning scenery we have in Ireland.
No wonder so many people are opting for the “staycation” and rediscovering the fun of a camping holiday.