Thetford take delivery of camping pods

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Thursday 23 July 2009

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Thetford Forest is the latest Camping and Caravanning Club Site to invest in a trio of revolutionary Camping Pods.

The Norfolk-based Site, who earlier this year picked up the 2009 MMM (Motorcaravan Motorhome Monthly Magazine) Camping and Caravanning Park of the Year Award, is continuing to go from strength to strength with its advanced booking figure currently 10 per cent higher compared to this time last year.

The Site already boasts 150 pitches but franchisees Rob and Dawn Muggridge and Neil and Julie Purnell now have one Standard (sleeps four) and two Jumbo Camping Pods (sleeps five) available to both members and non-members, located in an idyllic setting around the fishing pond.

Neil Purnell said: “We are confident that the Pods will prove to be a huge success because of their build quality and overall stunning appearance.

“We believe we are the only Site in this part of the country with Pods so we are really excited by their arrival.”

Camping Pods are an eco-friendly alternative to camping and are made from locally sourced timber and insulated with sheep’s wool.

One night in a standard Pod at Thetford costs £37 whilst the Jumbo Pod is £45 per night. All Pods are non-electric for the summer of 2009.

Camping Pods have already proved to be a huge hit at Club Sites at Eskdale (Lake District), Bellingham (Northumberland) and the Isle of Skye.

To book a Pod call Thetford Forest direct on 01953 498455.

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Editorial Notes:

  1. The Camping and Caravanning Club is 108-years-old and is the largest and oldest Club in the world for all forms of camping. It has 109 award-winning sites throughout the UK and, through a partnership with the Forestry Commission, Forest Holidays now runs a further 21 Camping and Caravanning and six Cabin Sites.
  2. New to Camping was launched on Monday, May 18, 2009 and incorporates all forms of outdoor holidays.
  3. National awards include:
  • Which Motorcaravan Site of the Year Runner-Up – Little Trethvas Farm CS
  • Practical Caravan 2009 Top 100 Parks Regional Winner (Scotland) – Lauder Club Site
  • Practical Caravan 2009 Top 100 Parks Regional Winner (north-east) – Bellingham Club Site
  • MMM 2009 Camping & Caravanning Site of the Year – Thetford Forest Club Site
  • Caravan Magazine Wow Factor Award 2008 – Milarrochy Bay Club Site
  • Loo of the Year 2008, Delamont Country Park Club Site – Winner Holiday Parks category in Northern Ireland
  • David Bellamy Conservation Award 2008 Gold Award – Charmouth, Glencoe and Trewan Hall Club Sites
  • The Maison de la France Tour Operator Awards for Best Camping/Mobile Home Operator 2008 - Carefree Travel Service