Bookings for Camping and Caravanning Club sites are up 33 per cent on Easter 2019, new figures show.
The forthcoming four-day weekend will be the first Easter for the majority of the UK without restrictions in two years.
Simon McGrath, the Camping and Caravanning Club’s head of communications and external relations, said that with the exception of Wales, where campsites were open for Welsh residents last year, the curbs meant the club had “missed out on the previous two Easters”.
He said: “Easter is a really popular time for camping that signals the start of the season.
“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 sites.”
Popular destinations for its more than 700,000 members include – in what is the Queen’s platinum jubilee year – its Sandringham site in the grounds of the royal estate, as well as remote spots in Pembrokeshire in south-west Wales, and in the Scottish Highlands.
McGrath said the organisation enjoyed record membership levels in 2021 as new people took up the pastime or returned to it after a break.
A big focus for its site teams this year would, he said, be “ensuring that all newcomers have a fantastic experience”.
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