Get Out With The Kids team continue to strike rich on Club Treasure Hunt Challenge

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Thursday 13 October 2016

Influential family travel blogger, Gav Grayston, from leading family website Get Out With The Kids, has got off to a great start in his year-long campaign to visit all of the ten Treasure Houses of England.

Gav, joined by his wife Shell and three kids Lucy, Amy and Tom, are first time caravanners who are touring around the UK in a brand new six berth Compass Casita caravan as part of a partnership between The Camping and Caravanning Club, The Explorer Group and Peugeot.

The Club’s Treasure Hunt Challenge sees the Grayston family visiting each of the ten Treasure Houses of England and staying on Club Sites in the Year of the English Garden, with the aim of producing a family album of treasured memories.

As part of the campaign, tow car partner Peugeot has kindly supplied a new 508 SW for use throughout the duration of the family’s travels, fitted with a tow bar by Brink.

Meanwhile, the Explorer Group, manufacturer of Compass caravans, have offered up a brand new caravan, together making for a fabulous, family-friendly touring outfit, perfect for these first-time caravanners.

The Camping and Caravanning Club has been appointed as the official campsite accommodation partner for the Treasure Houses of England until October 2018.

Content produced during the Treasure Hunt Challenge campaign, including vlogs, blogs and social media posts are helping to showcase how some of England’s finest stately homes and gardens can be enjoyed by both new and seasoned campers, caravanners and motorcaravanners alike.

At each location, the family have been invited to complete a special challenge to show just how fun getting to grips with camping, history and the great outdoors can be.

To date, the family have ticked off two Treasure Houses; Beaulieu in Hampshire was the first on the list, where the family took part in a game of table shuffleboard.

Second was Castle Howard, where the group enjoyed a nature trail and completed brass rubbings of the prints left behind by different animals in the grounds of the estate.

Over the next few months, Gav and his family will also complete challenges at three further Treasure Houses: Leeds Castle, Blenheim Palace and Chatsworth House.

Gav said: “As long-time tent campers it’s a wonderful experience to try caravanning for the first time, and we’ve really got the bug. With a shower on-board, a flushing loo, full kitchen and heating, the extra creature comforts that a caravan offers over tent camping make the great outdoors just that bit more accessible. We’re loving touring the UK, spending quality time together as a family and making unforgettable family memories, all in our home-from-home!”

Robert Louden MBE, Camping and Caravanning Club Director General, said: “The Club is so pleased to support Gav and his family throughout the upcoming year.

“We’re grateful to have the support of both The Explorer Group and Peugeot in offering up such a great car and caravan outfit and I look forward to seeing Gav and his family tackle the fun challenges presented to them at other Treasure Houses before the end of the Challenge.”

To find out more about the yearlong campaign visit:
www.bit.ly/clubtreasurehuntchallenge.

Further information about the Club’s partnership with The Treasure Houses of England can be viewed here: www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/aboutus/our-partners/treasure-houses/.

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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 7467 5291 or andrew.robson@campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk

Notes for Editors

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