Do you like heading out on a city break with your family? Discovering which UK and European destinations are best for visiting with children... You might already have thought of the obvious choices from the Italian splendour of Venice to the exciting city of Porto, but how would a smaller country such as Luxembourg fare? Well there's only way to find out so we headed into see Luxembourg by train from EuropaCamping Nommerlayen.
If you also love combining family campsite holidays with some healthy outdoor adventure? ... Perhaps you're kids would love the hike, scramble and climb to the tops of rocks just outside Europacamping Nommerlayen?... Maybe if you're feeling adventurous you could even challenge yourself to navigate along the narrow ledges or up through natural staircases or gaps in rocks in the harder parts.... Either way, it's an enjoyable walk whatever you choose and certainly suitable for all ages as you can see below.
It's been an eye opening view into another side of European culture for our girls. Full of new adventures with plenty of new friends met along the way. It's been full of 'wide eyed' stares at the poverty witnessed in Poland or Hungary, yet these are often the places with the warmest of local people... We've seen the impressive canals of Venice, climbed the steep cliffs of Split and been staggered by the beauty in Budapest, Vienna or Prague.
Arriving from the snow of Alsace to the spring sunshine of Luxembourg, we'd been a little surprised to see such a busy Europacamping Nommerlayen campsite. Full of Dutch caravans and motorhomes... But when we realised we had the opportunity to join in the campsite celebrations for the yearly celebration too mark King Willem Alexander's birthday ('KingsDay or Koningsdag'....). It just seemed the perfect time to add a new educational experience following recent visits to interesting places like Venice or Pula, Croatia.
As you enter this intricate web of small rural byways that criss cross river lined valleys, you certainly get a hefty sense of 'enchantment'... a sense of poetry that matches the beauty of the natural environment... It's as if nature has created it's own brand of 'Autumnal Magic' with wild deer roaming freely whilst green woodpeckers swoop into conifer laden forests.. With over 5,000km of footpaths, there are plenty of tourism routes to explore such as the Beer Route, the Fortifications Route or even the Route of Legends.
Waking to the wind whistling in our ears, yet a good forecast ahead, we descended over the hill and into Dover... it always brings back great memories of family holidays both recent and afar...
Well rested after a night at the Caravan Club site (Black Horse) just outside the port, we were full of adventure as we drove onto the DFDS sailing to Dunkirk... Part 3 was starting!!! Would the journey be as good in the new Adria Matrix, would we get snow to test the sledges or would we return with a sun tan after some time in Scilly...
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