The Rumble Truck

After spending 6 nights at La Croix du Vieux Pont – Berny Riviere, I thought I would write up what I thought about it. I have to say this has been one of the best parcs we have been too. The facilities that La Croix du Vieux Pont has available are amazing, and even on lazy days at the campsite, there are plenty of things to do to keep the whole family entertained. La Croix du Vieux Pont is beautifully laid out and doesn’t feel cramped or overlooked like some other campsites we have stayed at.

La Croix du Vieux Pont, France
La Croix du Vieux Pont, France
La Croix du Vieux Pont, France
Play Area at La Croix du Vieux Pont, France
La Croix du Vieux Pont, France
La Croix du Vieux Pont, France

La Croix du Vieux Pont Overview

The Facilities at La Croix du Vieux Pont

A rundown on the facilities available at La Croix du Vieux Pont for you and your family:

  • Swimming Pools
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Take away
  • Grocery shop and bakery
  • Boutique souvenirs
  • Sport Activities like tennis, ping pong, and fishing + more
  • Mini golf, bowling, lazer game
  • Excursions to Paris and Disneyland available

As you can see there is a great range of facilities. Some of these facilities do incur an extra fee like the bowling, pedalos etc. However, they are well worth the price. When we were there in 2016 the pedalos were 8 euros for 30 mins, the little go-karts were 2 euros for roughly 5 minutes around the track.

La Croix du Vieux Pont, France
On the lake at La Croix du Vieux Pont, France
Go Karts at La Croix du Vieux Pont, France
Having fun
La Croix du Vieux Pont, France
One of the many play areas

Lazy Days At The Campsite

As we spent most of our time out and about, we only had one lazy day at the campsite.  During our lazy day, I managed to squeeze in teaching my eldest so to ride his bike (he was over the moon as well by his achievement), we then had a cheap lunch of sandwiches (which we had bought the items from the local shop in town). After lunch, we took our rumble truck out for a spin and headed to the pedalos.

After the youngest woke from his nap we headed to the bike hire place and hired 2 bikes for an hour (one with a child seat) Such a great cost (3.50 euros each for an hour) and we loved it. We only cycled around the park while my eldest was on his own bike. He made me very proud as he cycled so much even after just learning how to cycle a few hours before. We then headed out to the onsite restaurant for our dinner.

Our Insider Advice for La Croix du Vieux Pont

  • Book a table for dinner as during the busy season the restaurant will more than likely book fast and you don’t want to be sitting waiting or turned away.
  • The bowling is on a first come first served basis, so you may have a wait when you turn up.
  • There are only 4 or 5 changing cubicles at the swimming pool so be prepared to wait if you are wanting to change into your Swimwear before you go in. Same goes for coming out. There is also only one open cubicle for changing babies which is a bit daft.
  • The washing facilities nearest reception were really busy so try one of the other washing areas in case they are empty
  • If you want to save some money, then do cheap lunches from either parc shop or the local intermarche
  • The local intermarche is 5 mins by car and sells really good pain du chocolat. They are much cheaper than the onsite bakery too!
  • The soft play didn’t seem suitable for babies/toddlers so check it out first before you pay.
  • The parc runs coaches during the week to Disneyland Paris and also to Paris itself. We took the train from Compiegne to Paris so we could explore at our own pace.
  • The gates to the parc shut at 10.30pm which means if you arrive back late from a day out you have to park your car and walk to your accommodation.
La Croix du Vieux Pont, France
Kids Meal
La Croix du Vieux Pont, France
Yummy Food
La Croix du Vieux Pont, France
and more yummy food
La Croix du Vieux Pont, France
Another kids meal
La Croix du Vieux Pont, France
Ice Cream
La Croix du Vieux Pont, France
Deserts at La Croix du Vieux Pont, France

Eating Reviews

  • We ate twice at the onsite restaurant and the food was amazing.  It was well worth the money in my opinion.
  • One day we had lunch at the bar near the beach and again the food was lovely.  However, it did seem more expensive.
  • The onsite shop sells a great selection of baguettes, croissants etc


This has been one of the best parcs we have ever stayed at and we will definitely go back again in the future. If you don’t want to stay in the caravans then Canvas Holidays have exclusive use of the log cabins that are on site.  Which are 2, 3 and 4 bed. They look great and I am thinking of booking one of these on our next visit.

Have you ever been to La Croix du Vieux Pont? What did you think of the parc facilities?

* Reviews are my own opinion. I haven’t been paid in any way for writing this.

La Croix du Vieux Pont Review

About Author

I have always had an interest in travel and now I have My two boys I want them to see more than just the UK. I hope to give advice and tips to other parents who are anxious about travelling with their children.

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  1. This looks great , we are thinking of going somewhere like this in a year or two as package holidays by plane are so expensive with 3 children. I love the idea of staying in a caravan or lodge and having more room too. It looks like a lovely site and it sounds like you had a fantastic family holiday xx

    1. Yes package holidays using a plane can be so expensive. Think our last package holiday was over £2500 where as this one was £700 with spending money as extra. So much cheaper and we had more fun. We had a fantastic holiday thank you, apart from our youngest having an accident. We are just currently waiting for Eurocamp to reply with their response regarding the matter. xx

  2. Great review. We are just about to book ‘Camping la Croix du Vieux for Easter. Going to be booking 4 nights. Have motor home so hoping it’s not too busy and also can chose our pitch. Hoping we can walk to close by towns to explore

    1. Thank you Jason. You will have a really good time there. Its one of the best campsites we have ever been too! We went out in our car most days so not too sure if you can get to a lot of places by foot. Hope you have a lovely time.

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