Club Sites to celebrate Christmas in style

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Wednesday 02 December 2015

Twenty campsites across The Camping and Caravanning Club’s network are celebrating Christmas with a series of special events, as more campers pitch up and enjoy the holiday season.

Christmas-themed gatherings will take place at more sites than ever before; from Bellingham in Northumberland to Devizes in the south, Thetford Forest in the east and Blackmore in the Midlands, there are countless tempting invitations for holidaymakers to join in and soak up the festive spirit, wherever they choose to camp.

Advance bookings for Christmas and New Year across the site network are up 28% compared to this time in 2014.

At Oswestry Club Site in Shropshire, a bingo night on 28 December will be followed by a quiz night on the 29th and a game show night on the 30th. New Year’s Eve will feature the Cranberry Moss Winter Stakes, a popular horse racing game, followed by a bring-and-share supper, raffle and the chimes of Big Ben to herald the New Year.

At Bellingham Club Site in Northumberland, there will be an early-evening sparkling wine reception on New Year’s Eve, taking place at Wansbeck House, a modern and plush on-site camping refuge, designed to make a camping stay at Bellingham an even more comfortable experience.

The site will join others in holding a mulled wine and mince pie evening on Christmas Eve.

Many campsites are holding New Year’s parties, including Blackmore Club Site in Worcestershire, where visitors are invited to bring their own drinks and nibbles and dress in fancy-dress for this year’s Witches, Warlocks and Wizards theme. Kingsbury Water Park Club Site near Birmingham will see in the New Year in style with a marquee-disco on New Year’s Eve.

Bob Hill, the Club’s Sites Director, said: “More of our sites are open over the Christmas and New Year period than ever before, driven by the demands of both members and non-members of the Club.

“Campers have discovered that winter camping is comfortable, enjoyable and presents great value. Club reinvestment in the sites network totalling £4.8 million in the 2014/15 winter season has allowed for improvements to many on-site facilities.”

In Scotland, Loch Ness Shores Club Site has numerous ‘glamping’ options, including a six berth Wigwam© cabin. As every year, the site is holding a traditional Scottish Ceilidh on Hogmanay. Visitors to Moffat Club Site are invited to enjoy a night of games, quizzes, raffles and entertainment at the local pub, The Buccleuch Arms, on New Year’s Eve, with entry free-of-charge for any campers staying on site.

For further information on all Club Sites open during the winter months, and events they’re hosting, visit: http://www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/ukcampsites/camping-by-season/festivecamping/.

To find out what else is happening on a Club Site near you, and to keep up to date with the latest events, please visit: http://campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/newsandevents/what-s-on/.

To book a pitch on a Club Site, call the Club’s Contact Centre on 024 7767 8312 or book online via the Club’s website: www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk.

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For further media information or images, please contact:

Rob Ganley on 024 7647 5204 or rob.ganley@campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk

Andrew Robson on 024 7647 5291 or andrew.robson@campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk

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