Lake Garda - holidays with children - the best campsites

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Traveling with children? Sure, it's not difficult! Camping holidays with children ? That's easy too! And it can be even easier and more enjoyable if you go to a campsite that has many attractions for children and teenagers, facilities for babies and activities for parents, i.e. a lot of fun for the whole family.

Lake Garda is a place that has so much to offer, both in terms of sports, sightseeing and simply relaxation, that you will certainly not be bored during your holiday here. For several years now, the post: 11 things you must do in the Lake Garda has been very popular among our readers. This time I have prepared an entry that will help you choose a campsite on the Garda River that will make the whole family happy. A camping holiday is something you absolutely must try if you haven't tried it yet!

Bella Italia – Children's pools

This campsite is a real Family Park. It is huge, covering 30 ha. There are 400 plots here, and in addition, you can rent summer houses at the campsite from many tour operators. At this campsite you can even sleep in apartments or in a hotel. It is therefore not surprising that the entertainment facilities at this campsite are also comprehensive and large-scale.

Camping Bella Italia has a swimming pool complex for younger and older children, there are cafes, ice cream parlors and a water playground near the pools. Right next to it there is a stage where animations for older and younger children take place throughout the day, and also for adults in the evenings.


Tip: There is a train from the campsite to the town of Peschiera del Garda (costs €2 per person), from where you can catch a boat and go around the entire lake. Bicycles are allowed on board some ferries. If you don't have your own bikes, you can rent them at the campsite. I especially recommend taking a ferry to the furthest town and returning to the campsite by bike.

Altomincio Family Park – safe swimming pools for children

Belonging to the largest network of "hu" campsites in Italy - Altomincio is a Family Park , which is one of the safest campsites for small children. Cars are completely prohibited on the streets between the holiday cottages, so children can play literally anywhere without fear of a car suddenly coming around the corner. There are guarded swimming pools at the campsite, and the water lagoons have a soft, non-slip bottom.


Other attractions include: a rope park hanging over the pools, all-day animations for children conducted by a trained HuTeam team, and in the evenings the same animators run a mini disco for children and shows for adults. At the campsite you can rent bicycles, smaller bicycles for children and bicycle seats for children.

Note: There are no pitches at the campsite! There are only cottages and hotel rooms. The campsite is not located directly on Lake Garda!

Tip: The campsite is located 5 km south of Lake Garda, on the Mincio River and on the bicycle path that is part of EuroVelo 7. You can take it as far as Mantova 30 km or a little closer to the Sigurtà Park, which will certainly appeal to older children

Camping Village San Francesco – campsite near Sirmione

Located in the south of Lake Garda . This part of the lake is characterized by a gentle descent into the water. Camping Village San Francesco has pitches right next to the lake, which guarantees beautiful views throughout your stay. The campsite has swimming pools, a water playground and its own guarded beach. The campsite has a water equipment rental, a kitesurfing and windsurfing school. There is also a bicycle rental. The campsite has its own team that runs not only animations, but also football, beach volleyball, tennis, ping-pong and basketball tournaments. In the evenings you can listen to live music in the center of the campsite.


If you're looking for a dog-friendly campsite, you've found it!

Tip: This campsite is located close to the Sirmione peninsula and its picturesque town with its castle and observation tower. This is one of the places that are especially worth seeing during your holiday in Garda. In addition, the campsite is located in a good place to visit Verona, Milan, Brescia and Bergamo.

Camping Le Palme – camping near Gardalandia

This is a very intimate campsite . If you don't like crowds and large campsites, you will definitely like it here. There are swimming pools with slides for children , but on the side, away from the plots and houses. In the same place there is also a small playground and animations for children. Older children will love the opportunity to swim on a SUP or wakeboard behind a motorboat. Le Palme is one of the favorite choices of the CampRest editorial staff.


Tip: Right next to this campsite is the largest amusement park in Italy, Gardalandia . The whistle of the queues and the shouts of visitors can be heard at the campsite because Gardalandia is practically just outside the fence and you can reach it on foot along the path by the lake.

Piani di Clodia – 5 star campsite

This campsite has a 5-star rating, and such campsites always have a full range of attractions for children of all ages. This campsite boasts the largest swimming pool complex among all the campsites on Garda, with as many as 7 swimming pools! At least 2 of them are open in the low season. In addition, the pools have as many as 8 large slides, 6 slides for smaller children, 3 jacuzzi bathtubs and two artificial rivers. As if that wasn't enough, the campsite also has its own beach.

Piani di Clodia has beautiful plots on the first coastline, but be careful, they are located on a cliff. There are advantages to this location in relation to the lake. First of all, you have an even better view of the surrounding area, and you don't see tourists walking or riding bikes along the lake.


Tip: You will be delighted with the children's bathrooms here. Every bathroom has a different style. One has a jungle theme, the other has a nautical style. The sinks are in barrels, the water from the tap flows as if from a cannon on a pirate ship. Amazing effect!

Camping du Parc – a large playground in the shade and right by the water

The campsite has a great swimming pool complex with lots of water slides. You can wakeboard. Rent bikes. The town of Lazise can be reached via a waterside path. Camping du Parc has its own beach, which some consider to be the most beautiful in this area. Animations for children, yoga for older people, a volleyball court and kayak rental. There is a great playground for smaller children.


Tip: This campsite is located just 300m from Lazise. Ferries to all major towns on Lake Garda also depart from here. This is a great idea to spend the whole day on Lake Garda.

San Benedetto Veccio Mulino - camping on the promenade

The campsite has safe swimming pools and its own beach. Immediately after leaving the San Benedetto Veccio Mulino campsite, you enter the wide promenade that leads to the town of Peschiera del Garda. There is a mini club for little ones.


Tip: Interesting fact - you can organize a children's birthday party here.

Europa Silvella – 5-star camping

Another 5-star campsite on our list! Camping Europa Silvella has an area of 7 hectares. Swimming pools, football, tennis and volleyball fields. There is also a bike rental, animations, mini club, splash dance, yoga, zumba, musicals, pool party, cabaret, quiz show. For babies, there is a paddling pool and a babyroom, i.e. a room for bathing and changing babies. It is possible to launch your own boat .


Tip: Being on this side of the lake, it is worth going on the Valle delle Cartiere trek with older children

Camping Weekend – a uniquely located campsite

This is a wonderful campsite located on the west coast of the lake. Located on terraces. Camping Weekend has several playgrounds, including a natural playground and three swimming pools, including two shallow ones for children with slides and water attractions. Sanitary facilities for children and babies will delight all caravanning mothers!


Tip: This is one of the few campsites that has a children's playroom in the building, but most campsites in Italy offer outdoor animations. If you are planning a holiday in the low season and are afraid of the weather, this campsite is for you!

Camping Arco – camping for athletes

Arco is a town located 2 km north of Lake Garda. Our readers often stay here when the campsites on the Garda River are full. There is always peace and quiet here, and from the campsite there is a bicycle path along the river straight to Lake Garda. This campsite is also a good starting point for cycling in the Dro Valley and mountain walks.


Older children will certainly enjoy the sporty atmosphere at the Arco campsite , as well as the swimming pool and bouldering wall. This place is a great place for a vacation if your children like to climb on the rocks. The climbing areas can be reached on foot from the campsite. You can actually see people climbing straight from the campsite.

Tip: The Rock Master Festival (climbing festival) is organized here every year.

Camping Belvedere - camping next to the water park

Camping Belvedere is located in Lazise on the eastern coast of Lake Garda and, like all campsites on this side of the lake, it has gentle access to the water, nice beaches and slightly warmer water than in the north. Children will certainly love the new large slide by the pools. Take your bikes with you, because the campsite is located on a bicycle path that takes you to Peschiera del Garda or even further!


Tip: The campsite is located 200m from the Canevaworld amusement park and water park

The best campsites in the northern part of Lake Garda

The campsites in the northern part of Lake Garda are small, intimate facilities. There is no room there to create large Family Parks. The terrain in Garda Trentino is very mountainous, which makes it a paradise for everyone who likes to spend their holidays actively. There are over 1,500 km of bicycle trails in this part of the lake. They are all perfectly marked.

The best campsites in the Garda Trentino region are not located directly on Lake Garda - on the contrary. Many of the prettiest places are off the beaten track, high in the mountains or even on a tiny lake near Garda.


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