In the first week of the Easter holidays I went well out of my comfort zone and headed down to the Brighton club site of the Caravan and Motorhome club. We were booked to stay in a camping pod and I didn’t really know what to expect.
The Brighton club site can host motorhomes, caravans and tents as well as house people in the camping pods that they have available. The Camping Pod is a wooden pod with electricity that has a sofa bed that turns into a double bed, a table, two chairs and a small storage area. It also has heating and a kettle.
Like camping you need to bring everything with you including bedding. It was basically like a wooden tent but with electricity and it definitely made the whole camping experience a lot nicer. I am not a huge fan of camping, having only done it at festivals a few times but I can certainly see it growing on me especially with the addition of electricity! In fact, if you wanted to stay on the site in a tent and have electricity then you can do that which is not something I thought was possible previously.
The Brighton Club Site had some brilliant bathroom facilities and the toilet/shower block was cleaned daily and maintained to a very high standard. It certainly beats the toilets at the festivals!
Each of the camping pods is recommended for two people but they do offer the use of cabin beds so that you can have three people instead. Even with the full sized cabin bed set up the camping pod still had a decent amount of space to move around in.
The Brighton Club site was perfectly positioned to travel into Brighton and we spent a few days being tourists visiting the pier and the Sealife centre as well as walking along the beach. It is also closely situated to the marina where we played bowling, visited the cinema and bought some food shopping at the large supermarket. On the site we spent quite a bit of our time in the play area as the girls played on the equipment and I enjoyed the gorgeous sunshine. They managed to make friends which quite a few other children who were there in their caravans or motorhomes and it seemed like a lovely place to allow the children to play together.
Although I am not a huge fan of camping it is definitely something that I can see us doing more often as the girls get older as they seem to enjoy the wildness of it all. I just need to get used to having to walk to the toilet in the middle of the night but at least on the Brighton club site the paths were all lit which meant we didnt need a torch to find our way.
A stay in a Camping Pod at Brighton Club Site, costs from £50 per night.
To book please contact the Caravan and Motorhome Club on 01342 326 944 or visit www.camc.com and more about the Brighton club site here https://www.caravanclub.co.uk/club-sites/england/south-east-england/east-sussex/brighton-caravan-club-site/