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A recent poll suggested that 1 in 5 families have not booked their summer holidays yet, the main reason cited was waiting to see if they have enough job security to afford to go away. Whilst a different study conducted by The Express newspaper last week calculated that an average family will spend over £2k over the 6-week period to keep their children entertained. Can we therefore conclude that staying at home this summer to save money is a false economy?

Of course, some families will find a way to stay at home this summer and find activities for their children that are free or cost next to nothing to do, but many more will crack and pander to the cries of boredom and spend their way through the holidays.

With two weeks to go before schools break up, planning needs to start sooner rather than later. I Spy Camping, the camping holidays in France specialist, has put together a 6-week guide to surviving the school summer holidays without spending a small fortune. It also includes a two-week holiday in France for only £805 per family.

Will Goodridge, I Spy Camping founder, said ‘The team have put together the 6-week guide with tried and tested activities that kids up to the age of 13 are sure to enjoy. However, the real message is that getting away this summer does not need to be expensive, if you know where to look. Also a two-week camping holiday could entertain your children, and parents, for 4 weeks!'

For a number of years now campsites in France have developed into quality holiday destinations with large pool complexes, the facilities to play 25 or more different sports; with some even owning their own horse riding centres. Many more have children’s clubs that will keep your child talking about their experience and new friends for a long time after.

‘With the vast majority of facilities offered free of charge, after your accommodation, your only other real cost is food, and as it's self-catering, your usual supermarket bill will cover your spend during your stay.’ explains Goodridge.

More information on family holidays in France and the 6-week guide can be found on the I Spy Camping website.

About I Spy Camping -
I Spy Camping can save families time and money when searching for their next Camping in France, Italy or Spain holidays. The site currently holds prices and availability for 100,000 camping holidays from 15 quality camping tour operators from the UK, France and Holland. For more information please visit

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