Creuse Nature is a quiet campsite in a wonderful area full of natures beauty. We are well known for our large offer of activities for all ages. Most of the activities are proposed in the school holidays and in the months of July and August. But in April, May, June, September and October also we have a variety of activities of yoga, pottery, sculpting, wine-tasting and communal meals.
In summer on Wednesday evenings there is an open stage where everybody can play music or act. Friday evening is bonfire-night with singing and storytelling. The campsite choir and the exciting games in the woods are long standing tradition.
For your well being there is yoga, aqua gym, and you can treat yourself a message. Fishing in our lake is very popular also. Especially for the youngest we offer a storytelling time at every high season evening. And the children can do crafts several times a week. For the sportive amongst us there is volleyball, football, table tennis, a pétanque-competition and archery under supervision of a trained teacher. At some distance from the campsite you can participate in canoeing and abseiling. Nearby are two nice and calm golf courses. From Creuse Nature you can take superb walks and cycle tours. We organize special weeks too, such as a nature week in May, a Mahjong week in spring, a music week in August, a walking week begin Septembre and a jazz week at the end of September.
Activity overview 2019
Massage 1/4 -15/10
At Creuse Nature we offer massages the whole season. Beneficial to let your body relax!
Discovering Nature 29/4 – 6/5
After the wintertime everybody wants to go outside! At Creuse Nature spring is present everywhere in April and May with temperatures up to 25° C. Our woods are covered in bluebells and in the mornings a choir of songbirds awake you. In our lake you discover frogspawn and the fascinating fire salamander warms itself in the sun. Discover nature with an enthusiastic guide between 29 April and 6 May. Hans will take you on beautiful walks, directly from the campsite or a little further away to an old lake with rare plants and birds. All activities are free of charge.This week is recommended to both adults and children who are interested in nature.
Mah Jong 29/4 - 6/5
Playing Mah Jong with Harry en Lyda has becaome a tradition at Creuse Nature. During the first week of May we will play in the morning and afternoon in the restaurant, or on the terrace if the weather allows it. Everybody is welcome, beginners and advanced players. Participation is free. If you have a game, please bring it along!
Jewelry making 1/5 – 30/9
Elisabeth is passionate about beads and has a wide range of beautiful old beads. Adults can make their own jewelry and children can string their own necklace.
Sculpting 1/6 – 30/6 and 31/7 – 15/8
Sculpting under the inspirational guidance of Betty in June or Henk in August. Always wanted to have a go at sculpting in stone? This is your chance! Participation for beginners and advanced.
Photography 11/6 – 2/7
How does an aperture work, what is mentioned on the lens of your camera, what is depth of field, a charge-coupled device, how does it work and what is the influence of the shutter speed? When to use a flash and how do you prevent red eyes? Do you have an SLR camera or a compact camera, but do you take photographs in automatic mode? That is a pity because your device can do a lot more and you can easily get to know your camera better.
At Creuse Nature, Joop van Ditmarsch answers all your questions during a one-day course between 11 June and 2 July 2018. From 09.00 to 12.00 o’clock there is a theoretical part and in the afternoon we will take pictures.
The costs for the whole day are € 15.00. After the course day there is a return-moment to discuss the photos taken and you will receive a print of your best photo in A4 format.
Dance week 30/6 – 7/7
In 2018 Bennie Bartels, known Tango teacher and Feldenkrais begeleider, will come to Creuse Nature. He will teach you to move consciously for an enhanced connection between body and mind. Every day we will offer two workshops, based on modern dance, contact improvisation, movement theatre and Argentine tango. Unique locations on and around the campsite. Using the surroundings, instruments, drawings, your body and voice and costumes.
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Activities for children July - August
During all school holidays, we organise a range of activities for children: evening storytelling for the smallest, bonfire with guitar playing and singing, crafts, exciting woodgames, circus and soap slides. Every Wednesday evening an open stage for music or acting. And of course football, pétanque, table tennis and volleyball.
Archery 6/7 – 15/8
Every year the young and the older can enjoy archery on our special archery field under professional guidance. We have equipment: bows for the left and right eyed for adults and special bows and arrows for children. It is a fascinating sport. After trying at Creuse Nature, many enthusiastic guests have joined an archery club at home!
Aqua gym 14/7 – 11/8
Start the day with a aqua gym class! Six mornings a week with Ivanna, moving around in the water to rhythmical music. All muscles are exercised, you participate at your own level. In the heated inside swimming pool or in the lovely morning sun in the outside swimming pool. This is the real holiday feeling! Participation is free.
Circus 15/7 – 11/8
Welcome the the circus! Today you will become artists! Who will be the speaker, the clown, a great acrobat? Show yourself! The participants make their own sparkling circus show for a highly respected campsite audience! An experience never to be forgotten.
Sunday: Circus, small shows on the campsite starting around 19.00 hrs
Monday: Short presentation 13.00 hrs en Circus circuit 13.30 - 15.00 hrs
Tuesday: Circus workshop 10.30 – 12.00 hrs
Wednesday: Circus workshop 10.30 - 12.00 hrs, rehearsal open stage 15.30 -17.00 hrs
Yoga 21/7 – 11/8
Each year we offer several weeks of yoga at Creuse Nature. Every morning at 9 am at the lake, if the weather allows it. If not the class is inside. Classes are accessible to everybody and at any level! Participation is free.
Music week 11/8 - 18/8
In an open space in the woods of Creuse Nature, amongst fields of gold. Playing or singing together. In churches in the direct surroundings. Conducted by excellent band coaches and experienced conductors. Each day for a few hours or the whole day if you wish so. Working towards three performances at the end of the week. Perfectly combined with walking, cycling or any idea of holiday with family and friends.
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Walking 8/9 – 15/9
Walking is always possible around Creuse Nature. During the week of 8 - 15 September we (Reinier and Elisabeth) take the guests on daily walks. The Creuse is a beautiful area to walk in a variety of environments. Everybody who likes walking is welcome to join us on 9, 10, 11, 13 en 14 September. The walks are between 10 and 15 km. Some start at the campsite, others start at a short driving distance. Participating is free. Take good walking shoes and a small backpack for your own lunch.
We offer an arrangement of 195 euro per person or 335 for 2 persons. Included is a campsite pitch with electricity from 8 till 15 September and 6 nights (except Wednesday) a 3 course menu. Excluded are drinks and tourist tax of 0,33 euro pppn. If you would like to rent accomodation, pay the restaurant arrangement, 90 euro per person, plus the rent of the accomodation, reservervation costs, drinks and tourist tax.
Creuse Nature Jazz 22/9 – 29/9
Creuse Nature Jazz 22/9 – 29/9
From 22 to 29 September Jazz at Creuse Nature. All information can be found on www.jazz-week.nl/eng. Three concerts accompagnied with a lovely 3 course menu for 27,50 euro per evening, three nights for 75 euro, excluding drinks.
The Jazz arrangement costs 283 euro. Included is a pitch with electricity from 22 till 29 September and three concerts accompagnied by a 3 course menu. Excluding drinks and tourist tax of 0,33 euro pppn.
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