Camping and Caravanning Club launches Great Family Treasure Hunt Challenge
L-R: Marc Foster, Gav Grayston, Gav and Tom Grayston, Robert Louden MBE, Lucy, Shell and Amy Grayston, Rachel Moncrieff and Rob Quine
Tuesday, 02, Aug 2016 11:00
by Joe Jeffrey
Team collaboration sees family tour UK for a year
The Camping and Caravanning Club has joined forces with The Explorer Group, manufacturer of Compass caravans, and leading family adventure website Get Out with the Kids, to launch a year-long campaign aimed at encouraging families to spend time together exploring the UK.
The campaign begins with the Club and The Explorer Group handing a brand new six berth Compass Casita caravan to the team behind Get Out with the Kids, Gav Grayston, his wife Shell and their three young children, Lucy, Amy and Tom.
Tow car partner Peugeot has made available a new 508 SW tow car for the duration of the campaign, making for a fabulous, family-friendly touring outfit.
Over the next 12 months, the Graystons will tour the UK, pitching up at Camping and Caravanning Club and Camping in the Forest Sites, and will visit 20 great Treasure Houses and gardens, in the year of the English Garden.
The Treasure Houses of England is a network of fine palaces, castles and houses, and the Club is the official camping accommodation partner.
At each house and garden, the Graystons will undertake a treasure hunt with a twist: to complete a task at each destination, and compile an online family scrapbook of treasured family experiences together.
They'll also supply blog and video content on Get Out with the Kids and the Club's own website and YouTube channel to chart each step of their unforgettable family adventure.
Gav Grayston, Founder of Get Out with the Kids, said: "We can't wait to get started on this exciting adventure. We love tent camping, but after trying our hand at the Club's Towing Initiative earlier this year felt it was the perfect time to see if caravanning really could be the passport to unforgettable family memories."
Rob Quine, Managing Director at The Explorer Group, manufacturer of Compass Caravans, said: "We're delighted to support this fantastic initiative. The Casita is the ultimate family-friendly and affordable six berth caravan, and I'm confident it will be the perfect base for their tours. I hope the Compass helps the Graystons successfully negotiate this fun challenge."
Robert Louden MBE, director general of The Camping and Caravanning Club, said: "The Club is committed to getting kids camping and caravanning. We know from research in recent years that it helps make children happier, healthier and smarter, and is good for their mental and physical health. We hope this partnership will help spread this message far and wide."
To follow the Graystons on their family adventures on Club Sites in the Compass Casita and Peugeot 508 SW, visit the Club's website here.