11 last-minute family weekend ideas

Borgo - Pineto

It’s 5pm on Friday and you’re in the mood for a family weekend away? Then check out our last-minute family weekend ideas!

Even if you’re a very organized person who likes to plan ahead, you’ve sometimes had a sudden craving. Sometimes it comes after a difficult week or Friday. All you want to do is get away for a family weekend at the last minute!

This practice is quite widespread, and many parents decide at the last minute to organize their family weekend. This desire to leave immediately is not necessarily linked to a problem at work, but simply to a desire to have a good time as quickly as possible!

If you’d like to take the organizational burden off your shoulders, vacation clubs take care of everything for you once you’re there. Everything is done to make you feel at ease, and everyone is there to make sure your stay goes as smoothly as possible. So, if you’re looking for last-minute family weekend ideas, here’s our selection of Belambra clubs!

Mediterranean coast

1. Les Terrasses de Saint-Paul-de-Vence

week end famille dernière minute : Les Terrasses de Saint-Paul-de-Vence

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  • Destination: La Colle-sur-Loup, Alpes-Maritimes
  • Budget: €€€
  • The village’s plus: full-board options

This club is located in the hinterland of Nice. It’s an ideal location for those wishing to visit the pretty villages of Provence. What’s more, the coast is also within easy reach, just a few kilometers away!

The club has the look and feel of a typical Provencal village, organized around a square with centuries-old olive trees, and that’s what makes it so charming. For children, the club has thought of everything, with numerous activities divided according to their age category. And for adults, this vacation club is not to be outdone, with no fewer than 24 activities on offer every day!

2. Les Lauriers Roses

Les Lauriers

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  • Destination: Cap d’Agde, Hérault
  • Budget: € € € € € € € € € € € € € € € € € €
  • The village’s advantage: proximity to the beach

The sea is undoubtedly a good choice for a last-minute family weekend. With a wide range of activities for young and old alike, this vacation club is a great way to get away from it all with the whole family!

Its ideal location means you can easily visit the region: Agde, Sète, Béziers, Carcassonne… so many names that echo in our heads. And let’s not forget the Hérault hinterland, which is often overlooked by holidaymakers, but is nonetheless magnificent!

Atlantic coast

3. Les Estagnots – Pine forest

Week end famille dernière minute : Les Estagnots - Pinède

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  • Destination: Seignosse Hossegor, Landes
  • Budget: €€€
  • Village plus: full board on the Atlantic coast

This pretty vacation club is located between the pine forest and the ocean, and is sure to please young and old alike! Its superb location means you can stroll through the forest, swim in the ocean, try your hand at surfing and sail along the Atlantic coast… you name it!

As for the activities organized by the club, your children will be delighted with the many activities on offer throughout the day. In fact, this vacation club is all about sport, with activities organized by the French Athletics Federation!

4. Les Grands Espaces

St Jean de Monts

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  • Destination: Saint-Jean-de-Monts, Vendée
  • Budget: €€€€
  • Village plus: full board in a dream setting

With your children, enjoy a pleasant stay in a dream location and take advantage of a multitude of activities and entertainment. The little ones, divided according to age category, will be delighted with the fun activities designed especially for them.

For you as a parent, there are plenty of activities on offer, and you can discover the magnificent region around Saint-Jean-de-Monts… And why not try your hand at a nearby golf course?

5. Les Mathes

week end famille dernière minute : Les Mathes

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  • Destination: La Palmyre, Charente-Maritime
  • Budget: € € € € € € € € € € € € € € € € € €
  • The village’s advantages: a privileged location in the middle of the forest

This vacation club is located in the heart of a huge 18-hectare park. Here too, there’s plenty of entertainment for children aged 3 months to 17 years, with activities specially adapted to their age. For parents, there’s plenty to do too, including water sports.

But this club also has a great geographical advantage. You’re close to the Bay of Bonne Anse, Royan, La Tremblade, the islands of Oléron, Ré and… even Fort-Boyard! Not to mention the Médoc vineyards. Enough to brighten up your stay here!

6. Le Castel Sainte Anne

Week end famille dernière minute : Le Castel Sainte Anne

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  • Destination: Trégastel, Côtes-d’Armor
  • Budget: € € € € € € € € € € € € € € € € € €
  • The village’s advantages: an ideal location in Brittany

Ideally located near Lannion, this vacation club is perfectly situated for visiting Finistère and the Breton tip. Discover the Pink Granite Coast, Perros-Guirec, Tréguier, the Paimpol forest and the Gallic village of Pleumeur-Bodou.

Within the club itself, you can take advantage of water sports activities, a multi-sports field, ping-pong tables and a mountain bike rental service. Last but not least, there are activities for your children, adapted to their age group as always.

7. Domaine de Pinsolle

Week end famille dernière minute : Domaine de Pinsolle

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  • Destination: Soustons-Plage, Landes
  • Budget: € € € € € € € € € € € € € € € € € €
  • The village’s advantage: proximity to the ocean

Located in the heart of a pine forest in the Landes region, this vacation club offers the ideal natural setting for a last-minute family weekend. You’ll be able to explore the surrounding area, including the Landes Regional Nature Park, the Basque Country and the Kakuetta gorges. What’s more, why not explore these surroundings on a mountain bike?

As always at Belambra, children will be delighted with activities designed especially for them. For parents, don’t worry, we’ve got entertainment and activities planned too, so you won’t have time to get bored!


8. Omaha Beach

Week end famille derniere minute : Omaha Beach

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  • Destination: Colleville-sur-Mer, Calvados
  • Budget: € € € € € € € € € € € € € € € € € €
  • The village’s advantage: a location on the D-Day beach

If you’re a history buff, this is the vacation club for a last-minute family weekend. It’s located on Omaha Beach, one of the most famous D-Day beaches. Excursions are easy to find, and the club’s location makes it easy to visit the other remarkable and unmissable sites of the Second World War. Not to mention the charming villages of Normandy!

As always, the club offers a wide range of activities for young and old. These varied activities are sure to put their sporting or artistic talents to good use. For shared activities with your children, you can visit historic sites such as Mont-Saint-Michel, the Côte Fleurie or Honfleur!


9. Pineto

Borgo - Pineto

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  • Destination: Borgo, Haute-Corse
  • Budget: €€€
  • The village’s plus: full-board options

There’s no denying that the Isle of Beauty boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in France. Thanks to this seafront vacation club, ideally located near Bastia, you’ll have plenty to see and do on the island, including the port of Saint-Florent, the chestnut forests of Castagniccia and the Calanques de Piana.

As with all the clubs presented, there are plenty of activities to keep your children occupied, and some of them can be enjoyed by the whole family. Why not try your hand at jet-skiing, kayaking or towed buoys? Admit it, you’ve been waiting for this!

In the mountains

10. Les Embrunes

Les saisies - Les embrunes

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  • Destination: Les Saisies, Savoie
  • Budget: €€€
  • Village bonus: full board in the mountains

Facing the Mont Blanc chain, this vacation club is ideally located on the edge of the Alps. Here, you can enjoy typical mountain activities such as hiking and mountain biking.

For your little ones, there’s a wide range of activities organized by qualified instructors. As for parents, they’ll be able to get away from it all for a family weekend at the last minute, thanks to a host of games, sports tournaments and dance evenings!

11. Le Roc Blanc

Le Roc Blanc

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  • Destination: Orcières 1850, Hautes-Alpes
  • Budget: €€€
  • The village’s advantages: an ideal ski club

With this club, we’re switching to a snowy white coat! In fact, this last-minute family weekend option is made for those who want to hit the slopes in the middle of winter! The club’s price includes a lift pass, so you’ll be able to take your mind off the subject.

Activities for children and teenagers include creative and sports workshops. For parents, a wide range of wellness facilities (hammam, heated pool…) will help you relax to the max during your stay in the mountains!