Site no: PC012
based on a customer satisfaction survey
With a relaxing atmosphere, and a close location to the channel ports, this château parc is ideal for young families or a first visit to France.
Situated just three miles from St Valéry amidst the lush meadows within the grounds of the Château de Drancourt, this Castels parc has three modest swimming pools surrounded by a sun terrace, and offers tennis, mountain bike hire and mini golf for the active holidaymaker. The restaurant and cosy lounge bar are perfect places to spend the evening. There are also many wide, sandy beaches to visit along this stretch of coastline.
The following facilities are available:
Some facilities remain closed in low season, please check at the time of booking if there is an activity or facility which is key for your holiday.
The all-weather family pool in this modest complex boasts a glass retractable roof that retains heat and allows for all-weather swimming. On hot summer days, the outdoor family pool is the place to be with two waterslides for the kids and a smaller, shallow pool for the tiny ones. All pools are lined with sunloungers, perfect for a relaxing holiday.
30/03/2013 - 15/09/2013
Shallow slide at the end of the pool
Children have to come down one by one. Must not come down head first
Depth: 1.00m - 1.40m
Depth: 0.60m - 0.60m
Regulations: Shorts not allowed, T-shirts not allowed, Inflatables not allowed, Parental supervision required
We know that the essential ingredient to a relaxing holiday is the standard of accommodation. And with Keycamp you'll find the very best. Our variety of accommodation is of a very high standard, designed with comfort and style in mind and are fully-equipped with everything you need for a relaxed self-catering holiday.
Details of accommodation which can found on this parc is listed below. Use the search form to check availability of accommodation (with or without decking/air conditioning) for your chosen holiday dates.
There are 317 pitches on this site.
30/03/2013 - 14/09/2013
Shade: Some have some.
Some of the pitches are separated.
A Keycamp holiday is all about doing your own thing, at your own pace, in your own time....and that includes the way you travel to your parc.
However you wish to get there, we can help create the ideal itinerary to suit you
We can help create the ideal itinerary for you to reach your Keycamp holiday destination at your own pace, in your own time!
Take a look at our handy guide to driving abroad, and hit the open roads of the continent with confidence!
We've teamed up with Europcar to provide you with really affordable prices on car hire with collection from all the major airports.
If you're flying to your chosen destination, why not start your holiday hassle free with pre-booked secure airport parking.
Book an overnight stop at one of our recommended parcs and discover and explore somewhere new!
Keycamp can arrange overnight stops at hotel accommodation throughout Europe en route to your destination, with something to suit every budget.
The following activities are available:
Open 30/03/2013 - 15/09/2013
Individual holes surrounded by grass.
This cinema is not open air.
2 full size courts, Concrete
1 five-a-side pitch, Surface: Grass
Open 30/03/2013 - 09/09/2013
Kids just want to have fun...whatever age they are. With our holiday clubs there's fun and games to keep everyone happy. Our fantastic kids' clubs provide the perfect place to let them have bags of fun and expend some of that boundless energy in a safe and happy environment.
Sports and games on offer are geared to the different age groups, so there's no chance of the kids getting bored. The relaxed and friendly nature of parc life makes it easy for them to mingle and make new friends.
Our children's clubs are a brilliant rendezvous for socialising and some serious fun under the watchful eye of our children's couriers. Our clubs offer a safe and secure environment for all ages.
Open:01/07/2013 - 31/08/2013
For families who prefer the holiday atmosphere of a small to medium campsite, but still want plenty of organised fun for the kids, there's Fun Station for All.
Open:20/05/2013 - 30/06/2013
Big fun for our little ones. Our Mini Fun Stations offer lots and lots of totally free fun for children aged 6 months to 5 years (children who have yet to start school) accompanied by a parent.
We've teamed up with cycling experts BikeRight! to help children aged 3+ years to master the basics of bike-riding, in a safe amd fun environment
The following local attractions are available:
St Valéry with its walled and gated medieval citadel and brightly painted quays is the jewel of the coast. In summer a little steam railway runs from St Valéry along the coast. The thriving town of Abbeville is nearby with its Gothic church of St Vulfran and 18th century château. Bagatelle amusement park is less than 30 miles way and offers fun for the whole family.
There are more than 40 attractions at this leisure park. A good selection of roller coasters, water rides and play areas. Selection of restaurants and take aways.
Waterpark with indoor and outdoor heated pools. A good selection of waterslides and chutes. Separate area for children. Shop, cafe and restaurant. Evening shows and spectacles.
Housed in a 19th century mansion, the museum features archaeological artefacts, medieval memorabilia, 19th century bronze and marble sculptures, and a series of rare 16th century paintings.
A 15th century château which is now classed as a historical monument. The château has a moat (without water), a drawbridge, towers and turrets. There is a display of methods of torture from the Middle Ages.
Samara is a 30 hectare site which has prehistoric demonstrations and activities. The gardens have life size prehistoric reconstructions. Demonstrations given include flint making, pottery, weaving, wickerwork, mosaic work, stone and wood carving.
An opportunity to see rare and exotic birds plus birds of prey in flight. The guided visit provides an explanation of how rare or endangered the species are.
A superb ornithological parc set in 250 hectares of lakes and natural habitat. Over 300 different species of birds and 24 species of mammals can be observed (depending on season and migratory habits).
Europe's largest aquarium. 400 fish to look at and touch in the various aquariums. There is also a seal pool. Audio guide for hire.
Founded in 12th Century and rebuilt in 18th Century. Cistercian Architecture contrasts with exuberant Baroque interior. A unique collection of 4000 varieties of rare plants (8 hectares). Shop, garden shop, restaurant, tea room. 5000m2 water garden.
Large heated waterpark with slides and a wave machine. Indoor and outdoor pools. Restaurant.
With use of this very informative website you will be able to plan your own trip to visit the Battlefields of the First World War.
Visit the underground city of Naours which lies 33 meters beneath the surface
Find out more about Picardy, France
Only conventional swimwear, such as swimming trunks are allowed in the pool.
Please note: The Château de Drancourt has introduced an internal card payment system on site which all customers will require for purchasing goods of any type while staying on parc. This can be purchased using cash or credit card from site reception on arrival.
Maximum number of vehicles: 1
Dogs are allowed on this site. Must be kept on a leash. Maximum of 2. Dogs are allowed in : All accommodation types except Chalets, Prestiges and Vistas.
This Parc has facilities for disabled people. Please contact our Customer Sales Staff for more information.
Take a look at some of the local recommendations for days out and activities our customers have shared with us following their holiday at Château de Drancourt.
"St Valéry town has lovely buildings, nice shops, a good selection of bars and restaurants and good mini golf. Fort Mahon plage is a lovely long, clean, sandy beach backing onto sand dunes."
I. Hutchinson, Tyne and Wear
"We went on a steam train at St Valéry which was very enjoyable. We also spent a day at Aqualud, which although quite a drive away was a brilliant day out."
J. Fensome, Kent
"St Valéry, Le Touquet and Le Crotoy are all very nice places with plenty of charm and character."
A. Buckley, Wiltshire
"Bagatelle theme park is excellent - we actually ran out of time to do everything on the park. The big cat show was fab. Had a great experience taking the little steam train around the Somme. In St Valéry itself there's a great play park at the end of the promenade and the town is home to loads of great cafés and restaurants. Le Crotoy is also lovely and lively, with beautiful beaches."
A. Haughton, Renfrewshire
"Aqualud, St Valéry and Dieppe were all great places, and the Boulogne Aquarium (Nausicaä) is superb, the best I've visited."
A. Horley, Kent
"We really enjoyed the Indian Forest, St Valéry, the Somme Battlefields, Le Crotoy by steam train and Abbeville."
C. Herbert, Dublin
"St Valéry town had some lovely walks and restaurants including a delicious crèperie on the ramparts. There's also an excellent mini golf area on the boardwalk with a terrace bar. Two trips we'd highly recommend are Thiepval and Monet's Garden. Thiepval has a huge memorial to some of the allied soldiers who died at the Somme and from there we went on to the museum at Peronne which displayed artefacts and uniforms fromthe war. Monet's Garden at Giverney was a 2 hour drive from the site - it was magical and definitely worthwhile."
A. Thomas, Oxfordshire
"We loved St Valéry, the little steam railway, war memorials and the many beaches. St Valéry's Sunday market is wonderful."
E. Rayner, Kent
"In St Valéry itself we enjoyed an evening walk along the riverside followed by a seafood meal at Le Bistro restaurant. Would recommend a day trip to Le Touquet and if you're there while it's on (April), go to the kite festival at Berck-sur-Mer. The cathedral and shops at Abbeville are wonderful and the little town of Montreuil-sur-Mer (made famous by Les Misérables) is beautiful."
D. Hurst, Lancashire
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