KRIS' FAMILY HOLIDAY TO LAKE GARDA, ITALY
Who: Kris, and Karen with their nearly 3 year old Amy
Where: Lake Garda. We wanted to see as much of the region as possible, and also to mix the Parks up a bit so there was something for everyone. After strong recommendations, we settled on 1 week at Eden, which was a great location from which to explore (perfect for Karen and I), followed by 3 days on Bella Italia and 4 days on Del Garda Village and Camping, with these Parks more geared towards children.
When: 9th – 23rd May 2016
Travelling: We flew to Verona with Monarch – great flight times on the Monday 9th arriving in the early evening, and back late in the evening on the 23rd. We had booked a hire car to be picked up from Verona airport and took a booster seat with us, in the hold at no extra cost.
This was why we came to Bella Italia. Two large adult pools, 2 children’s pools, a choice of water slides, a mini man made ‘beach’, local animator team organising kids activities through the day and evening, an inflatable play park, mini disco, ice cream parlour… Amy was in heaven. She’d been so good over the first week, this was her chance to run free. She also learned her first German and Dutch words as she made friends with other children on site!
Genuinely one of the best holidays we’ve ever had. Perfectly bridged the gap between the independent travelling myself and Karen had enjoyed in the past, and the family holidays which are very much a part of our future. Amy learned and grew up that little bit more in front of us. I wouldn’t have changed a thing about, bar a couple of days of weather. As near to perfect as we could have hoped and one of the few places we can’t wait to go back to as there’s still so much we haven’t done.