The Camping and Caravanning Club has been extolling the virtues of the outdoor-leisure lifestyle for over 120 years, so they know a thing or two about maximising memories and minimising the cost of making them!
From the people at HQ who run the Club, to the Site Managers and Assistants on their 97 full-facility campsites, C&CC staff are passionate about the joy – and the benefits – of the outdoor leisure lifestyle, whether that’s in a motorhome or campervan.
Their first-hand knowledge and insight (most staff were active campers before they joined the Club) helps to ensure that both novice and experienced motorhomers enjoy every second they spend on Club Sites.
The devil’s definitely in the detail with the C&CC. At Verwood New Forest Club Site in August, I watched as staff greeted new arrivals at the gate with a friendly smile and chat, and escorted them to their pitch – they definitely get their 10,0000 steps in every day!
They also clean the shower and loo facilities with almost obsessive fastidiousness, and ensure that the entire campsite is kept in pristine condition… even cutting the grass when there are the fewest people around.
The price is right!
As the cost-of-living crisis continues to squeeze, many of us are looking for cost-effective ways to enjoy our motorhome lifestyles.
With The Camping and Caravanning Club membership starting at just £48 for an entire year, and a pitch at a Club Site costing from just £10 per person/per night in low season, there is no more cost-effective way to enjoy a few days away from home and work to recharge your batteries and discover a new region.
Two people can spend a relaxing weekend on a Club Site for a fraction of the cost of a B&B or hotel, and, of course, you’ve got all your stuff with you! It’s a real home-away-from-home.
Scotland, England, Northern Ireland or Wales?
The United Kingdom genuinely is your oyster with The Camping and Caravanning Club membership, as there are fantastic, fully-owned Club Sites in all four countries of the Union.
From Norwich in the East to Armoy (County Antrim) in the West, and Brora in the North to Sennen Cove in the South, the Club’s 97 Sites offer a guaranteed level of comfort, cleanliness, convenience and choice.
And all that’s before you consider the 1200 incredible Certificated Sites affiliated to the C&CC. These CSs are smaller campsites that generally don’t boast the full facilities of larger sites.
The benefit here is that they are often in the most stunningly-beautiful and unspoilt locations, places where you simply couldn’t get planning permission for a full campsite.
CSs are a major benefit of Club membership, and exclusively for the use of members. They are perfect for shorter breaks and for the passionate off-grid motorhomer or campervanner, whose self-contained outdoor lifestyle means they don’t have to rely on electric hook-up and lots of facilities.
Whether you want to chill on a beach, walk in the hills or visit a historic city, The Camping and Caravanning Club has a perfect Club Site or CS for you.
Of course, Club membership isn’t just about first-class campsites: there are plenty of other benefits, too. From the inspiring monthly magazine – in print or digital format, depending on your membership – to the wide range of camping and travel products and services.
You can also save money with the Club, thanks to the discounts and savings it offers, and it delivers all the technical help and advice you’ll need, too.
Passionate about passionates
If you’ve got a hobby you love, Club membership can be the perfect way to do it more often.
Walking, cycling, outdoor sports and watersports are all easily accessible from a huge number of Club Sites, as are angling and sea fishing.
In fact, The Camping and Caravanning Club offers access to over 250 sites and CSs where fishing is available.
Likewise, dog lovers will find that, unlike many hotels and guesthouses, their beloved pets are welcome at all Club Sites, many of which feature dedicated dog-walking areas.
Healthier and wealthier!
As well as the potential to save you plenty of money on your breaks, 2022 research by Liverpool and Sheffield Universities proved that being in the great outdoors has a huge positive impact on your health and wellbeing – and membership of the Club is the perfect way to access the great outdoors regularly and cost-effectively.
Naturally, your physical health is boosted by the active outdoor lifestyle that motorhoming and campervanning facilitates, but the research also shows that participants’ mental-health was improved, with those that camp feeling happier and healthier, less stressed and more fulfilled.
And, the good news is, the more you camp, the better you’re likely to feel!
It’s clear that there are few better ways to explore the UK, indulge your passions and maintain a great work/life balance than by joining The Camping and Caravanning Club.
By heading to a Club Site or CS regularly, there’s a good chance you’ll feel more connected with nature and more fulfilled, than those who don’t enjoy this lifestyle.
And remember, with membership costing from just £48 a year, and pitches available from as little as £10 per person/per night… your bank balance will look brighter, too!
Plus, The Camping and Caravanning Club is offering the chance for one lucky winner to enjoy a seven-night Club Site break.
All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is complete the form on this page – it’s as simple as that! The competition closes on Monday 30 October 2023.