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20130730-132959.jpgDue to strong demand last year and the ever increasing popularity of caravanning, The Caravan Club has introduced initiatives to ensure that its members get the full benefit of touring during off peak seasons.

Coniston Park Coppice, which was due to close for the winter season in November this year, will now be open all year. The surrounding Lake District is a popular tourist destination and attracts many visitors to the area for 12 months of the year. The site’s extended opening will give The Club’s members and non-members more opportunity to visit this spectacular area throughout the year.

As well as the above, The Club is extending the opening times of four of its other sites:

Poolsbrook – now open until 4 January 2014

Stonehaven Queen Elizabeth Park – now open until 4 January to take advantage of Hogmanay and the local Stonehaven Fireball celebrations

Longleat – now open until 4 January to take advantage of the Christmas Event that takes place there

Bearsted – now open until 4 January 2014

These increased dates on all five sites will result in approximately 50,000 additional pitch nights for Caravan Club members and non-members to enjoy.

Bookings of these sites for the period 4 January to 3 April 2014 will go on sale from 21 August, along with bookings for the February half term week. For sites that are open from February onwards, this will allow families to plan their holidays much earlier in advance.

Neil Windeatt, Head of Sites Operations for The Caravan Club, says, “Just because summer will inevitably come to an end, it doesn’t mean that your touring break needs to. With today’s caravans having all mod-cons including effective, yet economical, heating systems, a break away in cooler weather is now as enjoyable as a summer break. Many of our members will be on sites on Christmas day and some on sites in the snow, but this doesn’t stop them. I am delighted that The Club has been able to offer even more choice of location and pitch availability during the Autumn and Winter seasons”.

The Club hopes that these changes will mean that members can plan their holidays early for the following year and avoid the rush to book pitches on peak booking days in December. It will also mean that members have the choice to visit some of their favourite sites more frequently and at quieter times.

Christopher Macgowan
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