'Pitch like a Royal' with the Club on June 4

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Monday 02 April 2012

NCCW 2012

NCCW 2012

The Camping and Caravanning Club is urging campers to celebrate National Camping and Caravanning Week (June 2 to June 8) and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee by pitching up and taking part in a Guinness World Records attempt!

The Club is endeavouring to set a Jubilee-themed World Record for the ‘most people wearing paper crowns across multiple locations’ on Monday, June 4.

A record of this magnitude across so many different locations has never been attempted before in the UK.

Guinness World Records zones will be set up on each of the Club’s 110 award-winning campsites and 20 Camping in the Forest sites with celebrity botanist and Club President David Bellamy taking part at Sandringham Club Site, aptly located within the Sandringham Royal Estate.

Unique paper crowns will be provided but the Club is encouraging campers to get into the Jubilee spirit and dress in full royal attire to mark the occasion!

Sandringham Club Site will act as the hub location on the day, with a Guinness World Records official

adjudicator present to oversee the attempt and hopefully announce the record!

Entertainment, refreshments will be provided at Sandringham whilst experts from Outwell will be on hand to offer camping advice and demonstrations.

There will also be the opportunity for campers to decorate a number of Easy Camp retro white Tipi tents with prizes given for the best designs plus a whole lot more!

Outwell’s Clive Garrett said: “Camping is all about having fun while spending quality time with friends and family. And we’re looking forward to chatting with campers at Sandringham about our fantastic pastime while we all enjoy celebrating outdoor living and The Diamond Jubilee during the Club’s National Camping and Caravanning Week.”

Robert Louden, the Club’s Director General, added: “What better way to mark this landmark occasion than by pitching up with family and friends to celebrate.

“We’d like to encourage all of our campers to take part in our Guinness World record attempt on our Club and Camping in the Forest Sites! It’s a great event to bring people together and enjoy the great outdoors, particularly during National Camping and Caravanning Week and The Diamond Jubilee Central Weekend.”

David Bellamy added: “There’s no better feeling than waking up to hear birds singing, feeling the grass underneath your feet and smelling bacon sandwiches – carry on camping everyone and help us set a Guinness World Record!

“I’m looking forward to meeting fellow campers at Sandringham on June 4; I’ll have my paper crown at the ready! “

The Club also plans to plant a commemorative tree on site to honour The Woodland Trust’s Jubilee Woods project.

Georgina McLeod, Head of Jubilee Woods, said: “It’s great to see The Camping and Caravanning Club getting involved in the Jubilee Woods project by planting a tree at their site on the Sandringham Estate.

“It's something that holidaymakers will see grow as they return to the camp site each year for decades to come.”

To mark NCCW, the Guinness World Records attempt and The Diamond Jubilee Central Weekend, the Club is also encouraging campers to get involved in The Big Jubilee Lunch on June 3.

The Big Jubilee Lunch is a simple idea from the Eden Project, and the Club is calling on people to get involved by getting together with fellow campers on site for a few hours of community, friendship, fun and of course some lunch!

The Big Lunch’s Marketing and Events Officer Camilla Baker said: “Lots of people will be holidaying over the Diamond Jubilee Central Weekend, so what better way to celebrate than by getting together with your ‘temporary neighbours’ on site for an altogether different kind of street party!

“Don your paper crowns, help set a Guinness World Record and make new friends at the same time.”

National Camping and Caravanning Week is now into its 12th year and celebrates the nation’s growing love of camping, caravanning and the great outdoors.

NCCW is this year supported by Outwell, Easy Camp, The English Caravan Company, Coleman, Elddis, Highlander, Go Ape, Away with the Kids, Hi-Tec Sports, Vango, Sprayway and Truma. For more information and competitions visit www.nccw.co.uk


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Editorial Notes:

  1. The Camping and Caravanning Club is 111-years-old and is the largest and oldest Club in the world for all forms of camping. It has 110 award-winning sites throughout the UK and, through a partnership with the Forestry Commission, now runs and manages a further 20 Camping in the Forest Touring Sites.
  2. http://www.realrichness.co.uk was launched on Monday, April 18, 2011.
  3. http://www.newtocamping.co.uk incorporates all forms of outdoor holidays.