Van Life

Van life is a great way for a family to see the world on a budget. It gives you a sense of freedom and adventure, enabling you to go where you want, when you want. It’s a lifestyle. It’s often portrayed as a glamourous lifestyle (and it can be), but we aim to keep it real and address the practical things that you need to know about VanLife with a family.

We aim to give hints and tips on how to make the most of van living, from advice on buying a VW Camper to the essentials you need in your camper. We’ll also give advice on campsites we visit that are suitable for families.

The spacious grounds at the campsite.

Château de Chanteloup: The Most Idyllic Campsite Near Le Mans

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If you're looking for a beautiful 5-star campsite near Le Mans, you need to take a look at Chateau de Chanteloup, one of the best campsites in northern France.
Woolacombe beach in North Devon.

55+ Stunning UK Coastal Campsites You Don’t Want To Miss

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This huge list of UK coastal campsites includes smaller campsites that are either on the beach or a short walk from a beach - perfect for UK camping holidays.
Natural campsite camping with three tents

The 21 Best UK Campsites With Ensuite Facilities

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Looking to go camping and like the idea of campsites with ensuite facilities? Here are 21 UK campsites with private bathroom facilties for camping in comfort.
campervanning with kids up in the pop top roof with their cuddly toys.

Campervanning With Kids: 9 Essential Tips You Need To Know

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Van life with kids seems idyllic right? Well, it definitely can be but here are just a few practical tips for campervanning with kids that you need to know to get the most out it.
Drinking hot chocolate in a campervan.

Should You Campervan With Kids? 13 Convincing Reasons To Try It!

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Wondering whether to campervan with kids? Asides from the freedom and adventure it brings you, here are some awesome reasons to try campervanning with kids.
Sunset shot camping with toddlers.

Family Camping With Toddlers: 8 Essential Tips To Make It Fun

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For many, the idea of camping with toddlers will send shivers down their spine. For others, it it is a fun experience. Here's how to make camping with toddlers fun
Travel games for kids.

20+ Of The Best Travel Games For Kids 2021

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Travelling is all about discovering new places and meeting new people but for the actual travel part of travelling, travel games for kids come in so handy to help pass the time.
Frog 55 and Frog 62

Review: Why Frog Bikes Are The Best Bikes For Kids

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We have been fans of Frog Bikes for a long time now and believe their superior technology make them the best bikes for kids and helped our youngest son to ride a bike at 3 years old. Our Frog Bike review explains why.
Collect Moments Not Things

7 Inspiring Reasons To Collect Moments Not Things

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We live our life by the mantra 'collect moments not things' and we are much happier for it. Find out why experiences are so much more important than things.
Aerial view of La Croix du Vieux Pont

Why La Croix Du Vieux Pont Is Perfect For Family Campers

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La Croix du Vieux Pont is a 5 star campsite in France for families near Paris and the Champagne region. There are loads of family-friendly activities for all ages and it is the ideal base to explore all the region has to offer.
Campervan gifts

37+ Campervan Gifts That Every Campervan Owner Will Love

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Looking for practical campervan gifts for family or friends who are new to vanlife? Or maybe you're looking for something fun and quirky for the campervan enthusiast in your life? We have more than 35 great ideas ranging from practical to fun gifts.
Lakeside camping at Château de Chanteloup

10 of the Best Campsites in France for Families

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France is one of the best countries in the world for camping with kids. All of the campsites cater well for family camping, but some of them are more special than others. These 10 family campsites in France are some of the very best.
Les Castels Château de Chanteloup

Why Les Castels Campsites in France are Perfect for Families

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Are you considering booking a family camping holiday in France? If so, you need to check out Les Castels campsites! These family run campsites in the grounds of French Châteaux are truly stunning and offer a luxury family camping experience.
head torch for kids

40+ Brilliant Gift Ideas for Kids Who Travel

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Looking for gift ideas for kids who travel? We have over 40 fantastic travel gift ideas that are fun and educational for the little traveller in your life.
Camping with kids in a VW camper van with a drive away awning

Top Tips For Buying a Drive Away Awning For Your VW Campervan

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When we first bought our VW Campervan we had romantic ideas of wild camping in remote locations and a drive away awning definitely didn't feature.. The reality is that the VW camper van is one of the smaller campers and with 2 kids and a van load of stuff, we needed the extra space that an awning afforded us. This guide gives you all the info you need to know about buying a drive away awning.