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2020 Campsite update

The current plan is for many campsites, including the camping and caravanning club sites to open from July 4th.To allow them to operate their campsites in a responsible manner they have increased their cleaning regimes.

The link below has a list of the Caravan and Camping Club Sites that will be opening with facility blocks, these are essential as our vans have no toilet.

Through the Privilege Scheme you can get up to 30% off Club Sites and 15% off the Camping in The Forest Sites. In both of our vans you will find a copy of the Camping and Caravanning Club Privilege Guide, which lists all of the participating sites helping you to choose the perfect location throughout your entire journey.

Facility blocks will only be open if they are allowed to do so by the government, so this may change.

How to Book

Book your campsite by simply calling the Camping and Caravanning service centre on 024 7647 5426 for Club Sites or 024 7647 3008 for Camping in the Forest sites and let the advisor know that you are booking under the Privilege Scheme. A minimal deposit will be taken and upon arrival at the Club Site, your due balance will be discounted accordingly on presentation of the Privilege key fob provided. Alternatively, you can make a non-member booking online and follow the same process.


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Finchale Abbey

Finchale Abbey

Finchale Abbey is an adult only touring park, so if you’re looking for a quiet getaway just the two of you, this is the place to go. All pitches have stunning views across the park and out over the Abbey ruins backed by woodland and the River Wear.


The site is naturally and gently sloping; however, the site layout keeps the pitches level although chocks may be needed on occasion. There are both hard-standing and grass pitches, and almost all of them have an electric hook-up (10-16 amp).

The toilets are excellent and the farm often sells fresh farm produce at the kiosk by the Abbey.

Things to do

There is no other campsite with this historic building towering over it, literally 4m away.

The ruins of Finchale (pronounced Fink-le) have stood in the meander of the River Wear for hundreds of years and the surrounding scenery and picturesque sights and views make the caravan park, which overlooks the Abbey quite unique and stunning in its own right.

You can take a walk along the beautiful River Wear or take a trek into the City Centre of Durham, again along the river. Only 4 miles from the historical city of Durham where you can find everything from a day out shopping in high-end stores to bespoke artisan shops, take in the sites of the city from the Castle to Durham Cathedral or take a boat out on the river.

If you fancy a grown-up getaway in one of our VW campervans, Finchale Abbey is worth a visit.

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Derwent Park Caravan Site

Derwent Park Caravan Site

To help you to decide where to go on your Campervan trip, we are giving you insider information on some of our favourite sites.

This is a small, very friendly, family run park in the beautiful valley of The River Derwent that I’ve been visiting since I was a kid. Set in the heart of the Derwent Valley, the Derwent Park Caravan site offers holidaymakers the chance to relax in this lovely peaceful area of North East England. This location also provides the perfect starting point for trips to the many excellent nature, leisure and recreation facilities the area has to offer.


The site offers crazy golf, very good toilet, shower and kitchen type facilities. The shop has an exceptional ice cream selection and with a chip shop at the top of the street, what more could you want?

Things to do

The Fantastic Metro Centre shopping centre is about 4.5m away and Newcastle City Centre is 8.5 miles away. The National Trusts amazing Gibside Hall is right next door with many more local landmarks and attractions within a few miles, like the spectacular Angel of The North.

Also, I was on this campsite as a child with my family when the news broke that Freddie Mercury had died, weird what you remember eh?

If you’re looking for a fun friendly site with plenty to do, Derwent Park Caravan Site is a great choice.

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The Camping and Caravanning club

The Camping and Caravanning Club

Here at VDubvan.com, we like to go the extra mile for our customers (pun intended). Whether you’ve chosen Lyli Pink or Baby Blue, we want you to have the best experience and biggest choice of campsites. When you hire one of our vans, you also get access to The Camping and Caravanning privilege scheme.

The Camping and Caravanning Privilege Scheme gives you access to any participating UK Club Sites and Camping in the Forest sites (some of which are members only) at the discounted member-only rates for the duration of your hire period. This means you can broaden your horizons and have more choice of where to take the van, and you can also guarantee the site will be of good quality with all the facilities you will need.

More choice means more freedom to drive off and explore our beautiful country, and you will have all the amenities you need. All you need to do is give them a call book your spot and roll up when you’ve finished your touristing.

We are so lucky in the North East to be in such close proximity to such varying landscapes.

Fancy a beachside stop, The Camping and Caravanning club privilege scheme will get you discount at

  • Beadnell Bay
  • Dunstan Hill

If you the rolling hills of the countryside is more your type of adventure, why not visit

  • Barnard Castle
  • Jedburgh
  • Boroughbridge

Whether you’re seeking some history, a hike or a relaxing beachside rest, by joining this club, we are opening the doors to so much of our country for you to explore.

Take a look at the website to see which sites you can get a discount at.