Mark and I were coming up with places we could visit over the August Bank holiday weekend, we had not long been to Scarborough Camping and Caravanning Club. We knew it was going to be the last of our camping trips until next year and we wanted to experience something a little different. Cambridge Camping and Caravanning Club is less than an hour away from where we live so we thought we would give it a try. Once booked the excitement grew and then the anticipation of how the boys were going to cope on a site that isn’t close to a beach soon mounted us.
As with our previous visit to a Camping and Caravanning Club site pitches opened at 1 pm. Mark, however, didn’t finish until 2 and then we had the monumental task of packing the car. We rocked up to Cambridge Camping and Caravanning Club at 4 and greeted by the welcoming staff. Like Scarborough we were shown to our grass non-electric pitch and left to set up. We were placed right next to the water unit. We had hoped for next to the play park but we were happy.
This trip was our first time to pitch our tent all by ourselves. As with previous camping trips, Mark’s dad would meet us, stay a night or two and then go home. We were well advanced at packing, but actually putting the tent up was a task in itself. For some reason, the air beams just didn’t sit right. After a few changes we managed to get it right, but it did take some getting used too.
Cambridge Camping and Caravanning Club
The site itself is a great size. It wasn’t big like Scarborough (where we went before) but it wasn’t small that we felt on top of each other. Like with other club sites there was also 6 ready camps (which I really want to try!). The main road filters off into a couple of smaller ones. Everyone obeys the speed limit and over the course of the weekend, no one really moved.
There is one facilities block for the whole site and bearing this in mind it was the cleanest we have seen. Mark commented on how clean the gents were and every time I visited the ladies it was always clean! There are plenty of toilets about 7, 6 showers and 4/5 individual basin cubicles, as well as basins for hand washing after the toilet. There was also a bucket, mop and squidgy to clean the floor before use. In the ladies, there are also 2 hair dryers which are free to use!
There is one family room, which is the main toilet when the block is cleaned. Although no baby bath, the shower turns on by a dial (the rest of them are push buttons). There is a dedicated baby change unit, as well a child seat with a strap so little ones are secure whilst you shower/toilet. There is also a hair dryer and mop set in there too!
Next to the family room is a disabled toilet and shower. Inside are support bars and shower seats for aid. There is also chemical loo disposal room as well as a laundry room. The laundry room features 1 washer, 1 dryer and several sinks. There is also a hanging line to air dry clothing. Also within the room was an iron and ironing board too!
Things to do
Previous camping trips for us have always been near a beach. This was the first time that we were planning on pretty much staying put. Even so, there is still lots to do around the site. Turn left outside the entrance and in just under 10 minutes walk you will be at Scotsdale’s Garden Centre. Turn right outside the site and in about 20 minutes you could be at Waitrose. There is a bus stop a stones throw away from the site which will take you into Cambridge city centre. The city Centre is full of museums, shops and other great places!
Will we be back? Most definitely. <– I think that says everything!
*We stayed at Cambridge Camping and Caravanning Club in return for an honest and open review. All photos and opinions are my own*