Join fellow FICC members at NFOL 2018

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Wednesday 10 January 2018

The National Feast of Lanterns (NFOL), The Camping and Caravanning Club’s largest annual members’ camping rally, will be held at Arley Hall in the English county of Cheshire from 23-27 August 2018. And for the fifth year, Federation Internationale de Camping, Caravanning et Autocaravanning (FICC) members are invited to join in the fun.

Arley Hall is famous as being the backdrop for many British television programmes, such as The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and iconic British soap opera, Coronation Street. The house also boasts beautiful architect-designed gardens and landscaped parkland. This year’s event follows a ‘Science Fiction’ theme.

Thanks to the Club’s membership of the FICC, it is able to warmly invite members of other FICC clubs to join participants from its UK member base, which now tops 300,000 households, to attend the rally.

The National Feast of Lanterns is the world’s largest and oldest camping rally of its kind. First held in 1922, it continues to uphold its early traditions, which include a Mardi Gras parade and lighting up ceremony, where campers decorate their units to mark the flagship event.

Paul Jones, Marketing and Communications Director of The Camping and Caravanning Club, said: “We’re really pleased to extend an invitation to FICC members and broaden the appeal of our favourite pastime beyond our UK member base.

“FICC members can camp with friends, old and new, and there’s a great entertainment line-for everyone to enjoy.”

Entertainment on offer at the event includes a dog agility competition, music and a ‘Last Night at the Proms’ performance from the Club Band. There will also be a real ale bar and Bierkeller on Thursday evening.

For more information on NFOL 2018 visit


For more information or images contact:

Simon McGrath, or 024 7647 5094

Andrew Robson, or 024 7647 5291

Notes for Editors

1. The Camping and Caravanning Club is 117-years-old and is the largest and oldest Club in the world for all forms of camping. It has 106 award-winning sites throughout the UK and, through a partnership with the Forestry Commission, now runs and manages a further 15 Camping in the Forest touring sites.
2. Get involved: for the latest news, information and inspiration from The Camping and Caravanning Club, and to engage with those who’ve enjoyed holidays with the Club, visit, or check out our new Instagram page
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5. For more information on the Federation Internationale de Camping et Caravanning (F.I.C.C.), of which the Club was a founding member, visit
6. The National Feast of Lanterns is a member-only event that was first held in 1922. For more information visit