National Camping and Caravanning Club Rally goes International for the First Time

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Friday 18 July 2014

The Camping and Caravanning Club’s annual premier rally, the National Feast of Lanterns (NFOL) has received the support of the Federation Internationale de Camping, Caravanning et Autocaravanning (F.I.C.C.) for the first time in its history.

The event, which will be held at Anglesey Agricultural Showground from 28 August to 1 September 2014, is now open to both Camping and Caravanning Club members and members of the F.I.C.C. – encouraging holidaymakers from across the world to join in and celebrate the nation’s favourite hobby for the first time.

The F.I.C.C. represents 56 Federations and Clubs from 32 countries through its technical Committees and represents, protects and promotes camping at national and international level.

And there’s plenty for attendees to enjoy throughout the four day rally! This year, the NFOL has an ‘Annual Events’ theme, which will see thousands of campers get into the spirit of things by donning fancy dress.

Free entertainment will also be provided, including the amazing Heliosphere Acrobat, Titan the Robot, marching bands, falconry displays, dancing horses, maypole dancing, and a host of tribute acts. There will also be performances from the Club Band, the Orpheus choir and much more!

This year’s NFOL will also be the first for the Club’s new President, Julia Bradbury, when she will be taking part in the opening ceremony and cooking-up a feast with the Club’s Eat Local Ambassador, Ali Ray.

The NFOL is the world’s largest annual rally of its kind, catering for all forms of camping. The first rally was held in 1922 and even in its present format; it continues to uphold its traditions with a Mardi Gras parade and a lighting up ceremony to mark the flagship event.

Robert Louden MBE, Director General of the Club, said: “We’re delighted that that the NFOL has received recognition from the F.I.C.C. We hope that this patronage encourages more people to join us for this unique event, to help us make it a truly international celebration of all things camping and caravanning.”

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Notes for Editors

  1. The Camping and Caravanning Club is 113-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 16 Camping in the Forest touring sites.
  2. tells why our members are happier and healthier.
  3. incorporates all forms of outdoor holidays.