Eurocamp Holiday Review: Manor Farm Campsite, Interlaken, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

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Looking for a fun family holiday to Switzerland on a budget? This Eurocamp Holiday Review is all about Manor Farm Campsite in Interlaken, Switzerland. I’ve included our experiences, photos, details about the Eurocamp accommodation, what there is to do locally (including things like Jungfraujoch Glacier and Giessbach Waterfall) and everything else that you need to know about this fabulous holiday park in the most brilliant location.

Holiday: September 2022 (Updated: January 2024)

Manor Farm Campsite

In September 2022, we embarked on another road trip – this time we began in Paris, then travelled down to the South of France for 12 days (splitting our time between Camping La Chapelle and Les Lacs du Verdon Campsite) before finishing our holiday with a week in Switzerland.

The final stop of the holiday was at Manor Farm Campsite, which is located on Lake Thun – watching the sunset in the evenings was absolutely stunning. Switzerland is such a unique and beautiful place, so we had some fantastic adventures making memories that we’ll treasure forever!

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What was Manor Farm campsite like?

Manor Farm Campsite was the smallest of the Eurocamp sites that we’ve visited, and without all of the usual pools, flumes and entertainment side of things. It really was all about the scenery, the views, the lake and the surrounding areas. It provided a completely different type of holiday, immersing us in nature and everything Switzerland has to offer, and we loved it.

The campsite was so peaceful, situated on Lake Thun, and surrounded by mountains. If you’re looking to really slow down, and you enjoy walking and exploring like we do, then it’s a brilliant base for your Switzerland adventure.

 

Local Area:

What is there to do near Manor Farm Campsite in Interlaken?

Manor Farm Campsite really is all about the location. Not only are the immediate surroundings gorgeous, but all of the places we wanted to visit were in easy driving distance so it was the perfect spot to explore from, and I would highly recommend it if you’re thinking of taking a trip to Switzerland.

As part of a local tourist perk, you can also travel into Interlaken on the ferry or bus for free – which we did a couple of times. Having said that, the walk into the city centre was so beautiful (and we were so lucky with the weather) that we tended to explore locally on foot and then catch the bus or ferry back across Lake Thun when our legs were tired.

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Having a car is really useful for exploring Switzerland – we had some incredible days out, all within easy driving distance of Interlaken – you really want to be able to experience all of these wonderful places during your trip. These are definitely some of the days out that you’ll want on your Switzerland to do list…

Jungfraujoch, the highest point in Europe, is one of the most famous destinations in Switzerland. We braved temperatures of -7°C to have a this once in a lifetime visit to the glacier, starting at Grindelwald Station which was about 30 minutes drive from the campsite. (This excursion was around £370 for the four of us – it was definitely the most expensive day out we’ve ever had but it was something that we were desperate to check off of the bucket list!)

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We had a free day out exploring the city of Bern, which was about 45 minutes away, and saw the bears in the sanctuary.

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We discovered the gorgeous Giessbach Falls, which you can visit for just the cost of parking. About a 30 minute drive from Manor Farm, we took a picnic and enjoyed a wander through the woods to find it – it was a real holiday highlight.

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We explored St Beatus Caves, about a ten minute drive away, and the kids really enjoyed it. (It was around £43 for a family pass.)

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Harder Kulm mountain is also close by, and you can visit for free with your Jungfraujoch ticket! However, the transport up the mountain is very small so the queues are long – we decided to explore elsewhere instead.

If you’re thinking of visiting Switzerland, check out my article for everything you need to know about Switzerland, Interlaken and all of these fabulous days out – Our Eurocamp Interlaken Family Holiday: What we spent, tips & how to visit Switzerland on a budget from the UK

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Was the accommodation good?

We booked with Eurocamp but they, along with lots of other providers, simply place their own accommodation on the sites which are run independently. When we booked our trip to Switzerland we initially booked a Comfort mobile home as there was nothing else available for our dates.

With the reviews mentioning that the mobile homes on this particular campsite were a little older, we tried nearer the time to see if there was an upgrade available. There didn’t seem to be one, but when we arrived on the site we’d been upgraded free of charge to an Azure Plus (known as Comfort Plus / Premium from 2024) mobile home by the lovely couple who ran the campsite.

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This particular mobile home was definitely older than other Azures we’ve stayed in previously, but it was spacious and functioned well. We also had the perk of having a dishwasher for the first time on our Eurocamp travels, so that was a welcome extra!

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There was small play park directly next to our mobile home which was really handy, and kept the kids busy when we needed some peace and a cup of tea!

For more info on the accommodation options, and to find out what to pack / what’s included, read my post: Eurocamp holiday reviews: Which accommodation should I choose? What’s included?

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What facilities are on site at Manor Farm Campsite?

I’m not actually sure what was on offer at the campsite itself, particularly as we visited right at the end of the season – we had so much exploring to do that we really just used the mobile home for sleep, rest and food!

Switzerland is a very expensive place to visit, so you really have to be careful about where you spend your money. We actually did a full food shop in France before we entered Switzerland and packed things into cool bags.

Self-catering was vital to keep costs down, so we took picnics everywhere and didn’t eat out at all. We then just topped up locally with the extras that we needed from the local budget supermarkets.

We were able to park directly in front of the mobile home we stayed in, making it easy to load and unload the car of luggage and food shopping.

Eurocamp mobile homes are not equipped with TVs, unless you hire from their top range, so it’s handy to take a tablet or laptop with you with some movies for when you want a quiet evening.

All of the Eurocamp reps we met on our trip were friendly, helpful and spoke (or were) English. At Manor Farm, the reps were a lovely married couple and the site had a family feel about it.

 

How much does a Eurocamp holiday at Manor Farm Campsite cost – was it good value for money?

Compared with other accommodation options in Switzerland, staying at Manor Farm Campsite was really affordable and the campsite location was perfect for our adventures. We paid around £400 for the week, and it was certainly one of our favourite holidays.

There’s so much to do in and around Interlaken, and everywhere is picture perfect – no filter needed! If you can, I think everyone should visit Switzerland once, and Manor Farm Campsite is a great base to do it from.

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To drive from Calais to Manor Farm Campsite in Interlaken takes around 8.5 hours, so it’s perfectly doable as a road trip and it’s so handy to have a car for exploring. Check out my article: Family road trip essentials: 13 things to pack on a road trip with kids to make sure that you have everything you need for a stress free family road trip before you set off. If you’re new to road trips, this article is a great place to start: How to road trip on a budget around Europe – the ultimate family guide!

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Having said that, the public transport in the Interlaken area (with boats, buses and trains) is really handy and I think getting around without a car would work too. But the nearest airport is Zurich which is 138km away from Manor Farm Campsite – so it would definitely be preferable to travel by car or train.

As we home educate the kids, we are fortunate to be able travel term-time which is a great money saver, but if you’re restricted to school holiday dates then look for May half-term getaways – they’re always so much cheaper than the summer holidays!

But, having said that, affordable school summer holiday travel is possible – I went hunting on the Eurocamp website and found 35 family holidays under £1k! (There were more but I ran out of steam! 😂) So if you do need school holiday dates – this article is a great place to start: Budget Family Summer Getaways: July & August school holiday deals under £1000!

For more information, and to check prices for your dates, click here to check out Manor Farm Campsite on the Eurocamp website.

 

To find out more about Eurocamp and how to save money on your holiday check out:

Check out my article: The Ultimate Eurocamp Holiday Guide – and money saving tips!

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Or read my blog post: Why do we use always Eurocamp to travel in Europe with the kids?

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Still need help deciding where to stay? Check out my full reviews of the other campsites that we’ve visited, just click through below:

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Eurocamp Holiday Review: Camping Village Fabulous, Lazio, Rome, Italy

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Eurocamp Holiday Review: Camping Village Valle Gaia, Tuscany, Italy

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Eurocamp Holiday Review: Camping La Chapelle, Argelès-sur-Mer, Roussillon, South of France

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Eurocamp Holiday Review: Les Lacs du Verdon Campsite, Regusse, Provence, South of France

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Eurocamp Holiday Review: Beekse Bergen Lake Resort, Hilvarenbeek, North Brabant, The Netherlands

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Eurocamp Holiday Review: Duinrell Theme Park Resort, Wassenaar, South Holland, The Netherlands

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Exploring Europe? You might be interested in these articles too:

Our Italian Eurocamp Family Road Trip: What we spent, tips & how to explore Italy with kids on a budget!

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Cheap family travel: How to explore Rome on a budget – in just one day – with kids!

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Travelling on a budget? Check out:

Budget Family Holiday Tips: How to travel abroad cheaply with kids

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Budget Family Summer Getaways: July & August school holiday deals under £1000!

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Ready for an adventure? Head to the Eurocamp website to create your perfect family summer holiday.

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  1. Random question: which plug adapters do we need at Manor Farm? A standard EU convertor or something specific to Switzerland? Thanks for your reviews and info here – very helpful as we plan our holiday next month!

    1. Hi Steve,
      Glad you found the reviews helpful! Yes just the usual EU adapters for the sockets. Have a great time, Manor Farm is so well positioned and in such a gorgeous spot – enjoy! Nat x

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