Caravan club or camping and caravanning club?

(15 Posts)
poocatcherchampion Tue 10-May-16 18:55:57

We are going to join one of these to go with our new (to us) caravan (see other thread for excitement!)

Does anyone have any pros /cons?

So far I have
CC
- has a campsite I want to go to
- my dad loved it
- discount in Costa - could this be true!!

CCC
- cheaper
- seems a bit cooler sorry dad

What should I go for?

SouthDownsSunshine Tue 10-May-16 18:56:32

CCC. Sorry in laws!

Milliways Tue 10-May-16 21:08:03

We do both. One gets us very cheap RAC for the camper. The CC gave us 2 free nights on any sites when we joined- so choose an expensive site and most of the joining fee is recovered. We go away so often we use sites from both.

becandgeo Sat 14-May-16 09:34:27

We use both too... I generally prefer the CC sites a bit more but both are good and it means we can usually get in when we want with one or the other... CCC does a cheaper online only membership and the CC app is much easier to use and make bookings. I think CCC is a more expensive than it used to be and you pay deposits which you don't with CC. That said there's sites we love in both - happy camping x

becandgeo Sat 14-May-16 09:35:02

Ps where did you find out about discount in Costa? I need to investigate this! X

OnlyHereForTheCamping Sat 14-May-16 11:09:22

I joined the cc by mistake once. I found their campsites erred on the side of supermarket carparks and my good the fucking rules. Also they are all run by by older couples called Ron and glenda

angus6 Sat 14-May-16 11:18:01

We don't have a caravan anymore, but when we did we preferred the CC. We liked the order, the rules and that less people camping use the CC. CC shower and toilet blocks are pristine.

The CCC is more relaxed, probably more friendly and has a more free range approach. The shower and toilet blocks get more use as more campers.

Depends on what your preference is.

poocatcherchampion Sun 15-May-16 19:50:11

See I think we hate the order and the lack of tents. We are campers with a caravan really.

But there is one campsite from my childhood we want to visit so I think that will sway us.

millimat Mon 16-May-16 22:00:51

I think the costa discount is only at roadchef services iirc. We prefer cc - the cls are very cheap and for us it's generally quieter at night as people are inside caravans rather than sat outside tents - good for getting little children to sleep. But yes I agree about the rules - one day we will park the caravan the wrong way to see what happens!

millimat Mon 16-May-16 22:01:34

Which is the campsite from your childhood?

poocatcherchampion Tue 17-May-16 16:19:30

Pembrey. We are going there tomorrow so I will tell you how it is!

I was hoping it was in services as it is basically the only time we get coffees - when we are on hols pulling our outfit

Just about to head off on our adventure I'll feedback on the sites!

ItMustBeBedtimeSurely Tue 17-May-16 16:22:02

CCC charge per person per night for over threes, so can work out expensive if you have dcs. I think the cc charge per plot. Worth checking out, because it can make a big difference over a few holidays if you have two or more children.

lostinyonkers Tue 17-May-16 16:27:43

We're with CC. They have some amazing sites - favourites are Clumber Park, Sandringham and Garlieston Bay. They are always very clean and well looked after, and the 'rules' are only common sense really.

We're off to Abbey Wood in London in a couple of weeks - a week in London for £150, bargain!

poocatcherchampion Tue 17-May-16 17:54:59

We have 3 under 4 - they are all currently free with the cc. Happy days!

Helenluvsrob Tue 17-May-16 17:58:19

we have a folding camper. we definitely felt " poor relations " on CC sites ( though we are allowed , we aren't a mere tent y'know! we can function without pegs). and daily reminders to " lift that groundsheet" even when it's a) breatheable and b) pissing down are not appreciated.

CCC much more relaxed and less rule bound though enough to mean the sites are clean /tidy/quiet at 11pm etc .

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