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Types of campsites

Campsites come in all shapes and sizes. At The Camping and Caravanning Club, we’d like to think we know a thing or two about camping, and over the years we’ve curated a range of different  experiences for everyone to enjoy!

Below are all of the camping options we offer (most of which are open to members and non-members).

Our network of more than 100 Club Sites will always be at our heart. Spanning the entirety of the UK, you can find our campsites on the likes of the sunny Cornish coast, the glorious Isle of Wight and even hidden amongst the wilderness of the Scottish Highlands. Our on-site teams fully manage each one of our Club Sites, there to ensure you enjoy your break to the full. We welcome all campers, but, members can save up to 30% on every Club Site booking.

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Camping in the Forest Sites

In partnership with Forestry Locations, the Club runs 16 Camping in the Forest sites across the New Forest, Forest of Dean, Savernake Forest, Loch Lomond, Aviemore and Nottinghamshire. Facilities range from the well-equipped – with toilets, showers, and cafés – to the more simplistic, where you’ll feel closer to nature than ever before. You don’t need to be a member to stay, although members of The Camping and Caravanning Club benefit from a 15% discount on every visit.

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Ready Camp – Club Glamping Sites

Over 40 of our Club Sites are home to Ready Camp safari tents. With no set up required, these tents have real beds, a comfy sofa, a dining area, and an outside deck. Ready Camp is open to everyone, but members of The Camping and Caravanning Club can save 20% on every stay.

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Certificated Sites

Members of The Camping and Caravanning Club have exclusive access to over 1,300 privately run campsites that accept a maximum of 10 tents or 5 caravans and motorhomes. These small campsites are called Certificated Sites (CSs) and are a great way to camp in unique locations.

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Social Camping

Our members organise thousands of camping events throughout the year - we call these Meets and Temporary Holiday Sites (THSs). They offer affordable camping in spectacular locations across the UK and give you the chance to mix with like-minded people.

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The Club has a small collection of self-catering accommodation across 10 Club Sites, including luxury lodges, static caravans, timber chalets and even a house sleeping up to 10 people. Plus, if you become a member, you can save 20% on selected self-catering stays.


Other ways to camp

Wild camping

A form of camping gaining interest, wild camping can be defined as pitching up for the night on any unofficial camping ground. Whilst it may seem idealistic to step out and camp wherever you choose, there are laws surrounding wild camping which you should be aware of. In Scotland, as long as you’ve arrived by your own means (on foot or via bicycle for example) you’re permitted to camp on un-enclosed land. Find out more about wild camping.

Listed Sites

There are thousands of commercial campsites across Britain. To help you choose which campsites to visit, we list them in our online directory. These are not officially recommended by the Club but our Voluntary Site Officers visit each of them to ensure they meet basic health and safety standards before they’re listed.

View more advice from The Camping and Caravanning Club. 



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