Or call us on: 0845 130 7701or 024 7642 2024quoting your membership number111preparingyourholiday/We'll take the hassle out of sorting your holiday - notonly do you get a tailor-made break at the best possiblevalue, we also include our Travel Inclusive Pack for just£19.99saving you £5.50. Go online or call us on: 0845 130 7701Time to pack it all inand to using any designated dog walkingarea, where provided.Travelling with petsThe PETS passport scheme allows travelabroad with your dog or cat without thembeing placed in quarantine upon your return.Rules are changing from January 2012,meaning reduced waiting time betweennecessary treatment and travel time bothout of, and back to, the UK. Only cats, dogsand ferrets are included in the scheme, soyou should check what rules and restrictionsapply to other pets travelling abroad withyou, especially any quarantine regulationsaffecting their return to the UK. countries in this brochure, although youmay find the Euro is also accepted forpayments in these countries. Currency can usually be obtained locallyusing your bank, currency or credit cardfrom cashpoint machines, much as at home.Please note that some banks will charge forthese withdrawals. Check the charges inadvance with your card company. Some debit type cards are not accepted forpayments. Please see right for details of TheClub's own Prepaid Currency MasterCard®. Check the media for current rates prior tobuying currency and check with your bankthat your card and PIN are valid for usewhen travelling abroad.We recommend that you take a small sum ofcash with you in Euros or other localcurrency. Most garages on motorways andmajor roads accept currency, credit or debitcards, as will most but not all motorway tollbooths. Increasingly, for security reasons,you will have to produce your passport touse your credit or debit cards, especially in Spain.Safety and securityMost visits to the continent make forenjoyable and trouble-free holidays.However, there are a few particular dangersof which you should be aware. Do not stopfor anyone who suggests there is a problemwith your vehicle. Proceed instead to thenext service area to inspect it for yourself. Ifyou do stop, do not leave the keys in theignition and do keep your doors locked.Guard your valuables, especially atmotorway services. Do not leave bags,passports or other valuables on view.According to some reports, some outfitsparked on service stations have been brokeninto while their owners are fast asleep,apparently after a gas has been fed into theunit. The Club does not recommend serviceareas or lay-bys, whether on motorways oron other roads, as safe places in which tospend the night. Pets abroadPets on campsitesEach site decides if it is willing to acceptpets. If pets are allowed and are covered fortravel to that country under the PETS TravelScheme, the price is given in the price panel.Certain dog breeds, such as pit bull,rottweiler and Staffordshire bull terrier maynot be allowed on campsites, by law. Pleaseask before considering taking these orsimilar breeds of dog. Please note that pets are not usually allowedin site accommodation such as mobilehomes and chalets and not on any toursfeatured in this brochure.All animals must be kept under control andshould be on a lead when outside of theunit. Be sure to follow any campsite rules onpets, in particular paying attention tocleaning up after your pet if accidents occurLegal restrictions apply to the EU PetPassport scheme and documentaryevidence of vaccination and veterinaryinspections is required. Your pet must beinspected by vets, both in the UK beforedeparture and abroad before your return(most vets in France are not open onSundays and Mondays). Ensure you are fullyaware of the regulations before planningyour journey. Some members recommendasking your vet about heartworm whichmay be more prevalent among dogs on thecontinent than those in the UK and alsoasking about treatment against ticks. You should read the PETS Travel SchemeFact Sheet, available from the PETS Helpline:Tel: 0845 241 1710email:email@example.com Web:defra.gov.uk/wildlife-petsWe also recommend that you make use ofCarefree's partner - dogs away - which canguide you through the process and makearrangements for you, including theessential vet's appointment on thecontinent, prior to your return. Call the dogs away helpline:Tel: 08450 171 073email:firstname.lastname@example.orgWeb:dogsaway.co.ukOther helpTechnical and general questions aboutcamping abroadIf you cannot find the information in thisCarefree's guide to summer camping, pleasephone Carefree and ask to speak to amember of the sites team. The Club'sTechnical officers may also be able to offerhelp and advice on general technical matters.Trickymanoeuvre?GetasteerontheClub'sCaravanandMotorhomeManoeuvringCourses.Callusorvisitourwebsitefordetails.The Camping andCaravanning ClubPrepaid CurrencyMasterCard®Convenient, easy to use and secure, it'sthe safe alternative to carrying cash ortravellers cheques. Pre-load the amountof currency you require and gain instantchip-and-pin access from banks, ATM'sand many popular cash outlets. Top upby text, smart phone or internet. For more information telephone 0845 130 7701 or visit our websiteMasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCardInternational Incorporated. The Camping and Caravanning Clubtravel card is issued by Newcastle Building Society ("NBS")pursuant to license by MasterCard International Incorporated.NBS is authorised & regulated by the Financial ServicesAuthority as an issuer of e-money (registration no.156058).
For availability, information and bookings visit: www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.ukwww.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/On sitePitch descriptionsMost sites have been created in the existingnatural landscape, so pitches are often notperfectly flat or even. Many pitches arebounded by shrubs or hedges. Some sitesoffer all-service pitches (often called grandconfort or tout confort in France), each withits own electricity, water and drainage point.These may be no larger than standard pitches.In site descriptions, our definition of an all-service pitch is that it has an electricitysupply, a water supply and grey waterdrainage. Sometimes, this is shared betweenpitches. It usually does not include ahardstanding. Water and drainage may meansimply a tap and a drain on the pitch. The"All-service pitch" supplement shown in theprice panel is for water and drainage anddoes not include the cost of electricity. Insome cases a direct connection may bepossible to the water supply and/or drainage.Barbecues on pitchesWhere indicated, you may use a barbecueon your pitch, but it is best to assume thatthese must be on legs and well off theground. If sites have restrictions the siteentry will state this. Campsite sanitationFor hygiene reasons many sites, especially inFrance, do not fit toilet seats. Some siteskeep a few squat toilets for people whoprefer them. Toilet paper is not alwayssupplied, or may be on a central roll outsidethe cubicles. Soap and hand-drying facilitiesare often not provided, neither are sinkplugs, so take a universal travel sink plug(available at good outdoors shops) with you.We use "modern" and "older style" to give just arough idea of the style and age of washblocks.Many blocks are unisex, especially in lowseason. It's not uncommon for all sanitationexcept toilets to be closed from late eveninguntil early morning. You can also expectwashblock cleaning to take place at anytime, including early in the morning or latein the evening (especially in high season).Chemical toilet disposalNearly all the sites here do have these, at ornext to a washblock, often with a hose. Afew sites don't, but set aside a designatedtoilet cubicle instead. Ask us if this isimportant to you.Activities and entertainmentA wide range of activities from face paintingand treasure hunts for young children, toclimbing and canoeing for older ones, tokaraoke evenings and family discos for all. InFrance, these events are known as animation.These range from a full diary of daily orweekly activities to just a few, or none. Thestaff will generally be chosen on the basis oftheir ability to work with people (especiallychildren) and for their proficiency in thelanguages of the majority of their customers,so only some sites provide English-speakingentertainment teams.Activities and entertainment are usuallyarranged in July and August only. Events arenormally over by about midnight but onmore lively sites they can continue untilmuch later, especially in high season. Theremay also be similar off-site events going onnear campsites in popular resorts, at peaktimes or at times of local festivals or feastdays. Please ask if you need further details.SwimmingFor reasons of hygiene and filtration youhave to wear traditional swimwear in somesite pools. In a few cases swimming caps arerequired, too. Details of specificrequirements appear on your confirmationinvoice and may be subject to change bysite management. It is not unusual for site pools and localbeaches to allow topless bathing.Swimming pools may not be open all yearand opening dates can be determined by theweather. We indicate if a site has an outdoor,an indoor or a covered pool. Covered poolsare those with a screen that can be retractedin times of warmer weather. ElectricityElectricity - site power supplyMainland European electricity supply runs at220V, which is 10V lower than in Britain.With a reduced voltage the output of poweris also reduced, so appliances will generallynot work so efficiently.Increasing reliance on campsites' electricalsupplies by modern outfits means it is evenmore important to plan ahead to ensure youdo not overload any site's electricity supply.Please ensure your requirements do notexceed the amperage reserved for you onyour booking. The site power supply is givenon each site's price panel on pages 40 to 123.The table opposite is a rough guide only tothe amperage needed to run a typicalappliance with a power rating of a certainwattage from a 220V national supply. Checkyour own appliances and consider yourneeds accordingly before booking. Theamperage (A) required equals the statedwattage of the appliance (W), divided by thesite supply in volts (V). A=W/V.Power surgesTo protect sophisticated equipment,including computers and mobile phones, wehighly recommend that you use a voltagefluctuation/power surge protector. The Clubcannot be held responsible for electricaldamage caused by voltage fluctuations. Hook-upsThe mains lead needed to connect to theelectricity supply on UK Club Sites is a bluethree-pin plug and socket manufactured toEuropean Standard CEE17. While manycontinental sites are changing to this systemmany still use their national-style plugs,especially in France, Germany and Spain. Touse your usual lead on these sites you willneed to connect it to a lead with a two-pincontinental plug at one end and a bluesocket at the other. These continental siteadaptors are available in all good campingaccessory shops for about £7.How far away will my hook-up be?It can be right on the pitch, or it may besome distance away, so we recommendtaking a 25m electricity cable. Taking afurther extension cable is also a good idea.Site polarityBe safe and take a mains polarity tester plugGoing onyour holiday112All you need to know