Easter weekend bookings up by a third, says Camping and Caravanning Club

Children with baskets of Easter eggs

Bookings at Camping and Caravanning Club sites across the UK are up by 33 per cent for the Easter weekend compared to 2019.

Easter traditionally marks the start of the touring season and is characterised by a buzz as parks that close for the winter reopen to guests.

For the past two years, however, things have been disrupted by the pandemic, making 2019 the last year that sites could fully take advantage of the nationwide holiday.

Staycations have risen in popularity over the course of the pandemic and now that restrictions are lifted, caravan sites will be making the most of the opportunity to welcome visitors.

Simon McGrath, head of communications and external relations at the Club, said: “Easter is a really popular time for camping that signals the start of the season.

“With the exception of Wales allowing campsites to open last year for Welsh residents, we missed out on the previous two Easters but this year looks certain to make up for lost time with strong bookings and a significant increase in the number of campers heading to our Club sites.”

He added that a record number of people had signed up as members of the Club last year, meaning site teams will be focusing on ensuring newcomers have the best experience possible.

To prevent issues upon arrival, the Club recommends that newbies carry out a few simple tasks before setting off on their camping or caravan holiday.

These include pitching your tent in the garden as a test run, making a kit list of items you’ll need, airing sleeping bags or bedding, checking gas hoses for cracks or bulges, and carrying out basic vehicle checks.

The Club operates nearly 100 sites across the UK, including the Sandringham Club site within the royal estate in Norfolk, St Davids in Pembrokeshire and Oban in Scotland.


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