Friendly Club bookings up 50% ahead of Diamond Jubilee celebrations
The Camping and Caravanning Club is attempting to break a Guinness World Record on Monday June 4th
Friday, 01, Jun 2012 10:00
by Tom Lowenstein
Bookings at the Camping and Caravanning Club are soaring as families across the UK prepare to hitch up and head off for an extended break over the four-day Diamond Jubilee weekend.
The Club is organising all kinds of celebrations at its sites in celebration of the Queen's 60-year reign, and this has helped reservations go through the roof.
Compared to the royal wedding last year, 50 per cent more caravanners have booked in to stay at one of the Club's sites.
It just so happens that this year's Spring Bank Holiday coincides with National Camping and Caravanning Week (NCCW) - running from June 2nd to 8th - and this has helped further drive up numbers.
To help commemorate the Jubilee, the Club has organised a huge world record attempt that will see thousands of people at its sites attempt to break the 'most people wearing paper crowns across multiple locations' record.
One person who can hardly contain her excitement about the Guinness World Records attempt is Hayley Tamaddon, the former Emmerdale actor and Dancing on Ice winner.
"Camping is a great way to spend time with friends and family, I love going camping in a caravan, it's so much fun! Celebrate NCCW by throwing on your crown for a right royal celebration," she said.
For more information about National Camping and Caravanning Week, including all the exciting events being laid on by the Friendly Club, watch our special video preview.