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via mobile 01/5/2024 at 7:53pm
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How much a night is it to go camping?


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via mobile 01/5/2024 at 8:18pm
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How long is a piece of string? Tent I assume? Electricity needed or not? It varies a lot, depending on your needs, so let us know what you need.


01/5/2024 at 8:18pm
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How long is a piece of string?

It varies countrywide!

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XVI yes?

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How does a sage know everything about everything? or does he? or does he just think he does?
Remember, if you buy something you bought it, not brought it.


01/5/2024 at 8:23pm
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how long is a piece of string?.
so many variables, how many people , some sites charge per person
do you require an electric hook up.
do you require toilets and showers ,or do you have them in your unit.
what unit do you have, caravan ,tent ,campervan.
we would need lots more information to answer that



you beat me to it Mrs Bonce

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via mobile 01/5/2024 at 8:27pm
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Cheapest for my Motorhome is a small farm site with electric hookup, hardstanding, basic toilet & shower & cracking views for � 15.00 pn.
Most expensive is a Caravan & Motorhome Club CAMC site with the same facilities but smart not basic, and someone in the office all day, beside an attractive town for � 42pn (or over � 50 if I was not a member).


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2024 = 7 sites / 15 nights. 2023 = 9/23. 2022 = 13/35. 2021 = 11/29. 2020 = 4/20. 2019 = 13/35. 2018 = 20/33. 2017 = 10/22. 2016 = 19/33. 2015 = 15 sites / 27 nights. Didn't count 1976 to 2014.


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01/5/2024 at 9:51pm
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Anything from about 12 to 60 per night depending upon the site, size of tent, type of pitch and time of year.

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01/5/2024 at 11:50pm
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Welcome to UKCS.

Prices vary greatly depending on the following factors to name a few:
- Location - sites near beaches, lakes, cities and popular touristy destinations are likely to be more expensive.
- Site facilities - the more facilities = more expensive.
- Season - school holidays will be more expensive, whereas deep winter will be the cheapest.
- Type of pitches - grass without electric would be the cheapest compared with a fully serviced hard standing pitch with 16A electricity supply, fresh water and grey waste disposal.

The above is not a definitive list of variables, no doubt the seasoned campers will add to it.

I belong to both the main clubs, namely Camping and Caravanning Club (C&CC) and the Caravan and Motorhome Club (CAMC) and like to camp at their club sites, as well as independent sites.

I am a solo female camper with a dog, and prefer to stay at sites with good security such as entry and exit barriers and on-site wardens for personal safety perspective. Remote sites in the middle of nowhere with very basic facilities is not for me.

Each to their own.

This year, I am paying around 20 to 25 GBP per night, and about 30 GBP during school holidays in August.

DK

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* Apple The Campervan - A Van For Work, Rest And Play! *
- 2025 - ??? inc. FR & CH
- 2024 - 8/54 inc. FR & NL
- 2023 - 48 inc. FR
- 2022 - 49
- 2021 - 34
* Ex-tenter & solo female camper *
* Treat life events like a dog: If you can't eat it, play with it, or hump it, p1$$ on it and walk away! *


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02/5/2024 at 8:31am
 Location: Worcestershire
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I hate it when people answer with "how long is a piece of string" when a simple answer like anything from 10 upwards would be more helpful instead of reply that sends the OP away thinking the forum is not very friendly!


via mobile 02/5/2024 at 9:05am
 Location: Luton (no jokes plea
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We then went on to ask the OP what they needed ...nothing unfriendly, but it's such an open question when we don't even know what unit they have, how many people etc.


02/5/2024 at 10:13am
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we pay 10 a night on rally, upto a max of 25 a night including ehu for 2 adults in a caravan, i refuse point blank to pay any more than that.


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02/5/2024 at 11:51am
 Location: London
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To avoid getting my wrist slapped I won't mention string! .. even though very appropriate analogy, and OP question far too open for specific answers! .... but it's a huge range, and very much depending on unit (tent, caravan, MH etc.), number of people, EHU, time of year (BHs and school holiday periods are usually premium rates!), region of country to some extent. But Bernie47's 12 - 60/night is pretty much spot on for the bulk, a few will be outside that range!

Visited friends on a site last week, at that site my caravan with just me and my dog, with EHU would have been 15/night, but looking at sites in Devon, same setup would have been 66/night on one site!

Getting harder to find, but up to 25/night is my goal, 30 is pretty much my acceptable limit if not too long a stay.

Sadly, camping in most forms is no long particularly cheap! ... and at worst rivals a half decent hotel room rate! Charges have risen dramatically since Covid.


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02/5/2024 at 2:37pm
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In all the years I have been camping/caravanning, the biggest change I have seen is the number of "extras" there are today. When we first started camping all you paid for was a pitch, and what you put on it was up to you. Some sites started to get electricity, but it was very limited. Often no more than 4 or 5 "electric pitches" on a site of possibly 60 or more, and electricity was always metered. We never used it back then though.

These days things are very different. On top of the price for a pitch some sites charge per person, and for dogs, awnings, visitors, and almost anything they can think of to tack on top.

If things were as they are today, back in the 1970s, we would probably never have got into it. Good job they weren't, as we would have missed out on such a lot!


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02/5/2024 at 4:19pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Colin21 on 02/5/2024
.... On top of the price for a pitch some sites charge per person, and for dogs, awnings, visitors, and almost anything they can think of to tack on top.

If things were as they are today, back in the 1970s, we would probably never have got into it. Good job they weren't, as we would have missed out on such a lot!




Colin raised a valid point that can catch the unwary - 'accumulative' pricing! The basic pitch price can appear very appealing and reasonable, but is often near impossible to achieve, as the extra charges are often for near essential things, and the final totalled prices start looking very unappealing and unreasonable indeed!!!! It looks more like being conned than value for money!

Becoming more and more common these days for pitches to be priced as a basic pitch PLUS add ons, such as EHU either at a (often very UN-reasonable!) fixed fee or metered (that by law should only be at cost), extra persons, visiting guests, extra cars, dogs, awnings, loo tents/annexes, I've even seen ground sheets as an extra! etc. etc. Certainly, I've found sites where the end price for my set up is twice (or more!) the basic pitch fee. It does appear to be an exploitative method of pricing as the figures often seem hugely disproportionate for the cost to the site and what you as a camper get! 5 or 6/night for a dog (with nothing provided for the dog like an exercise area!), 5 or 6/night for an awning on space that is already part of your pitch, being a couple of examples!

Never thought I'd see the day when 'buyer beware' applied to a camping pitch, but it can these days! I'm old school, like Colin, where you paid a small fee for a plot of grass and did what you liked with it, with as many people as you wanted in the limited space! Different world now!


02/5/2024 at 5:54pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Monty15 on 02/5/2024

Never thought I'd see the day when 'buyer beware' applied to a camping pitch, but it can these days! I'm old school, like Colin, where you paid a small fee for a plot of grass and did what you liked with it, with as many people as you wanted in the limited space! Different world now!



Yes, I'm definitely old-school in that respect. I know more people will use more water etc, but I doubt whether that would be easily measured. Some people remain on site using site facilities more than others, so it's quite possible for one individual camper to use more water, as they remain on site all day, than a family of four who leave the site at 9am and don't return until late evening.

However, sites provide nothing of consequence for individual people (unlike say a hotel), all they really provide is a small patch of land, so it is really of little consequence how many people there are on that patch of land or what is put on it. The pitches are generally similar in size, so it doesn't really matter whether it is an individual back-packer with a tiny tent or a family of 6 in a large caravan with an awning. Charging for "extras" is just a way of making more money while advertising a cheap pitch-price which few will manage to get away with paying.



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via mobile 03/5/2024 at 8:07am
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When we started £1.20 a night, pitch where you like and no limit to number of people,whether caravan or tent, And I think we had more enjoyment in those days. And no wardens dictating.

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via mobile 03/5/2024 at 8:13am
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We don't use sites with wardens, thank goodness.



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