Should I join a caravanning membership club?
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Are you a keen caravanner, just starting your caravanning journey or somewhere in between? Whatever your status, joining a caravanning club is likely to provide you with benefits that are sure to improve your caravanning experience...
For those of you who have been caravanning for years, you may be quite happy with what you’re doing. You probably have your favourite areas and sites to visit and be confident in preparing for and planning your trips etc. You may have considered joining a club before now, but perhaps you weren’t sure about the reasons to do so.
Perhaps you’ve only recently purchased or thought about purchasing a caravan; if so you may not have yet considered joining a caravanning membership club, but it's worth keeping in mind. Are you still in the process of researching and buying your caravan? Has the recent pandemic prompted you to do so as foreign holidays are currently off the cards? Whatever your position is, caravanning holidays have a lot to offer so go for it!
The Camping and Caravanning Club
The Camping and Caravanning Club was established in 1901, making it the world's oldest and largest club for all forms of camping. They aim to help people enjoy the simple pleasures that camping can bring and have over 700,000 members who appreciate the help!
They have over 100 Club Sites set in some of the most picturesque locations and close to leading tourist destinations across the UK. All their sites have excellent facilities and friendly campsite managers to ensure relaxed and enjoyable breaks for all.
The Camping and Caravanning Club is a not-for-profit organisation, so every penny spent is invested back into improving facilities and services for their members. They have a great love for tent, caravan and motorhome camping and are keen to pass that passion on to their members.
- Benefit from over 100 years of expertise
- You’ll receive specially selected discounts tailored to our members
- You can save up to 30% off Club Site pitch costs
- Choose from over 100 sites in scenic and well-situated locations throughout the UK
- Low joining fees
The Caravan and Motorhome Club
The Caravan Club was founded in 1907 and has been known as the Caravan and Motorhome Club since 2017. They're Europe’s biggest touring community, helping caravanners, motorhomers and campers access over 3,000 stunning locations in the UK and Europe.
They’ve spent over 110 years enjoying the great outdoors and can offer advice and inspiration to enable people to book their perfect touring holiday. The club also provides a series of quality, value for money products and services to enable holidaymakers to make the most out of their leisure time, building lasting memories, experiences and adventures.
- Receive exclusive member discounts
- You’ll get £12 saving per night on Club Site pitch fees
- Discover the largest network of over 2,700 sites and locations in the UK and Europe
- Get great savings on over 1,000 amazing UK attractions, whether you're touring or at home
Brand owner clubs
In addition to the generic national clubs, there are also ones that are specific to the caravan brand, such as Swift and Bailey, the two main manufacturers that Winchester Caravans and Motorhomes stock. These clubs were formed to enable caravanners with a love of the same brand to come together to share experiences, best practice and enjoy rallies throughout the UK and beyond.
Swift Owners Club
Swift Owners Club was formed in 1971 when 42 couples responded to an advert placed in Practical Caravan magazine seeking support for the formation of an owners club. The inaugural rally was held and the constitution was drawn up shortly afterwards. The following year a visit to the Swift factory took place followed by the first Annual General Meeting. Since then the club has gone from strength to strength and has raised many thousands of pounds for charity along the way.
By joining, you will benefit from excellent value for money and over 40 years’ experience in rallying and other member services. They are a family-focused club and welcome members of all ages. Pitches are guaranteed, even in high season and you can enjoy year-round rallying with like-minded people.
Bailey Owners Club
Bailey Owners Club is a friendly, independent and helpful club for anyone who wants to make the best use of their Bailey caravan or motorhome. There are many good reasons to join, such as low-cost weekend events and rallies across the UK for all ages, often at unique venues or themed around fun or informative activities.
The Club is now nearly 50 years old and has members all across the country and a dedicated ‘Little Bees’ section for the younger members of the family. Their busy rally programme usually includes a diverse range of activities - you can take part in as much or little as you like or simply enjoy a cheap, relaxing weekend away!
We’re open for business!
We’ve now reopened our doors, with extensive safety and social distancing measures in place. Pop into the showroom or get in touch to book an appointment to view our range of new and pre-owned caravans and motorhomes. You can browse our ranges online prior to your visit to create a shortlist of vehicles you’re interested in if you wish.
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