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Social Camping

What is Social Camping?

Social Camping is a term the Club uses to describe the Meets and Temporary Holiday Sites organised and managed by our District Associations, Regions or Special Interest Sections. We chose this term because it explains what this style of camping is all about – camping events run by passionate members, for members who share the same interests. Social Camping offers some of the most inexpensive camping available, and you’ll always be guaranteed a warm, friendly welcome.
From £48

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District Associations and Regions

A District Association (DA) is made up of members who operate on a voluntary basis to form a group; this group organises temporary camping events for up to 5 days (a Meet) or up to 28 days (a Temporary Holiday Site) usually with entertainment and activities planned. These events can be held anywhere in the UK, and members are welcome to attend any Meet, whether it’s organised by your own DA or a different DA elsewhere in the country.

Upon joining the Club you are automatically assigned to your local DA based on your home postcode, however, you can change this to whichever DA you wish to be registered with. Simply contact the Secretary of the District Association you would like to move to, and they will send you an Opting Form to complete.


About our Regions

The Club’s District Associations are grouped into 13 Regions, each covering Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Each Region organises a whole host of camping opportunities including Meets and Temporary Holiday Sites.

An elected representative from each Region, District Association and Special Interest Section sits on the Club’s National Council, the Club’s governing body of elected members who make the Club’s policy decisions on behalf of members.

Cambrian & Wyvern Region

  • East Worcestershire DA
  • Gloucestershire DA
  • Gwent DA
  • South Wales DA
  • West Wales DA
  • Worcestershire & Herefordshire DA

    Central Counties Region

  • Birmingham DA
  • Coventry DA
  • Leicestershire DA
  • North Warwickshire DA
  • Northamptonshire DA
  • Nottinghamshire DA
  • South Lincolnshire DA
  • Trent Valley DA
  • West Midlands DA


  • Chiltern Region

  • Bedfordshire DA
  • Hertfordshire and North London DA
  • Oxfordshire DA
  • Aylesbury Vale DA


  • Eastern Region

  • East Essex DA
  • Fenland DA
  • Norfolk & Suffolk DA
  • South Suffolk DA
  • West Essex DA


  • North Central Region

  • Chesterfield DA
  • Derbyshire DA
  • North Staffordshire DA
  • North Wales DA
  • Shropshire DA
  • Staffordshire DA

    North East Region

  • Durham DA
  • Northumbrian DA
  • Teesside DA


  • North West Region

  • Central Lancs DA
  • Lancashire & Cheshire DA
  • Lakeland DA
  • Liverpool & South West Lancs DA
  • North East Lancashire DA
  • North East Cheshire DA
  • Roch Valley DA
  • South Lancs DA

    Scottish Region

  • Edinburgh & East Scotland DA
  • Fife DA
  • Glasgow & West Scotland DA
  • Grampian & North Scotland DA
  • Perth & Angus DA
  • Renfrew and South West Scotland DA

    South Eastern Region

  • East Kent DA
  • East Sussex DA
  • Surrey DA


  • South West Region

  • Cornwall DA
  • Devon DA
  • Dorset DA
  • Somerset DA
  • Tamar DA
  • Wiltshire DA
  • New Forest DA


  • Southern Region

  • Hampshire DA
  • Isle of Wight DA
  • Royal County of Berkshire DA
  • Solent DA
  • Loddon DA
  • Waterside DA
  • West Sussex DA

    Yorkshire Region

  • Central Yorkshire DA
  • East Yorkshire DA
  • Huddersfield & Spen DA
  • Leeds DA
  • Lindum DA currently down for maintenance
  • Sheffield DA
  • South Yorkshire DA
  • Yorkshire DA


  • Northern Ireland Region

  • Northern Ireland DA
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    Special Interest Sections

    Sections are voluntary clubs within the Club, and organise extra Meets, social events and activities for their members based around a particular hobby, interest or unit type.

    The Club currently has nine Special Interest Sections, with annual fees between £5.00 and £7.00 all offer great value:

  • Association of Lightweight Campers
  • Boating Group
  • British Caravanners’ Club
  • Canoe-Camping Club
  • Folk Dance and Song Group
  • Motor Caravan Section
  • Walking and Cycling Section
  • Photographic Group
  • Trailer Tent and Folding Camper Group
  • Each Section has its own regular magazine or newsletter with information about forthcoming Meets, Temporary Holiday Sites and events, member letters and useful articles.

     If you would like to join any of the Sections above, please call the Club on 024 7647 5442.

    Special Interest Sections Websites

    Many of our Special Interest Sections have their own websites where you can find out more about what's going on in your area.

  • Association of Lightweight Campers
  • Boating Group
  • British Caravanners' Club
  • Bedfordshire Area BCC
  • Cheshire BCC
  • Cornwall Area BCC
  • Derbyshire BCC
  • Eastern Counties South BCC
  • East Riding BCC
  • Kent Area BCC
  • Lincolnshire BCC
  • London and Thames Valley BCC
  • Midland Area BCC
  • Norfolk Area BCC
  • Ribblesdale BCC
  • Scotland Area BCC
  • Southern & Wessex BCC
  • Tyne Tees Area BCC
  • Canoe-Camping Club
  • Folk Dance & Song Group - Home Counties
  • Folk Dance & Song Group - Midlands
  • Folk Dance & Song Group - North Central
  • Folk Dance & Song Group - North West
  • Folk Dance & Song Group - Ridings Section
  • Folk Dance & Song Group – South West
  • Folk Dance & Song Group - Wessex Section
  • Motor Caravan Section
  • Motor Caravan Section - Midlands Area
  • Motor Caravan Section - East Midlands Area
  • Motor Caravan Section - Northern Area
  • Motor Caravan Section - Northern Ireland Area
  • Motor Caravan Section - North West Area
  • Motor Caravan Section - Devon & Cornwall Area
  • Motor Caravan Section - Southern Area
  • Photographic Group
  • Trailer Tent and Folding Camper Group
  • Walking and Cycling Section

    Please note:
    W&CS Northern Area Website is temporarily offline.

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    Club Meets

    What is a meet?

    Organised and run by the Club’s Regions, DAs and Special Interest Sections, Meets offers thousands of opportunities each year for members to enjoy idyllic surrounds locally or further afield.

    Offering minimum facilities, a Club Meet will normally take place over a weekend, but can last for up to five days. Members can stay for a night or the entire duration, and all fees paid go back into the Club to ensure that we can continue to offer future events for members.

    Many offer entertainment or are organised with a particular theme, however some Meets sole purpose is to enjoy the peace and quiet in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

    Club Meets are only available to our members, so you can guarantee a ‘Friendly Club’ welcome, while being surrounded by like-minded campers who take the same pleasures from camping and caravanning that you do.

    Temporary Holiday Sites

    What is a Temporary Holiday Site?

    Situated in popular holiday destinations, seaside resorts and countryside retreats, Temporary Holiday Sites offer members the chance to camp affordably throughout the UK.

    Organised and run by the Club’s Regions, DAs and Special Interest Sections, Temporary Holiday Sites offer alternative pitches to commercial sites by utilising land exclusively available to the Club. Stewarded by experienced members who are always at hand to help with the friendly approach our Club is famous for.

    While the majority of sites have basic facilities of fresh water and somewhere for waste disposal, others will have additional facilities such as toilets, showers and electrical hook ups.

    You can stay for a night or the entire duration and all fees paid go back into the Club to ensure that we can continue to offer future events for members.

    You are also welcome to bring non-members along who can stay in your unit for a small fee. Or they can join on site, enabling them to also experience life in the Friendly Club.

    With over 350 to choose from, there is a perfect THS for every member, no matter where or how they camp.

    Get Involved with Social Camping

    How Do I Get Involved?

    For details of Meets and Temporary Holiday Sites, read the Out & About magazine, which is published alongside the Camping & Caravanning magazine each month for those with paper memberships.

    You can also search for the most up-to-date details of Meets and Temporary Holiday Sites at Out & About online, or download the Out and About app.

    Or, to find out more about events and activities organised by your local DA, please complete our online enquiry form, and we will put you in touch.

    Alternatively, call our Membership Department on 024 7647 5442.