Caravan Club mark 50th anniversary of Certified Locations

The awards ceremony was attended by a Secretary of State

The Caravan Club recently held an awards ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of its Certified Locations programme.

The initiative recognises small and exclusive privately-owned caravan sites which are only open to Caravan Club members.

Keal Lodge Certified Location in Lincolnshire’s Deeping St James took the top prize, with owner Jean Rogers explaining to the club how she likes make the extra effort with caravanners.

“I am more than happy to help our guests make the most of their stay – whether it’s wildlife watching, admiring historic buildings, or joining in one of my craft weekends,” she said.

Laithes Lodge in Blackpool and Stoneyways in Suffolk came second and third respectively.

The awards ceremony, which took place in the House of Commons, was attended by secretary of state for communities and local government John Denham.

There are currently around 2,500 Certified Locations around the UK, meaning Caravan Club members have a large choice of places to pitch up.

Meanwhile, the Caravan Club recently reported that ABTA – The Travel Association has suggested that Brits do not skimp on travel insurance when visiting foreign caravan sites.