Training courses to help tourers get more from the great outdoors


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With 2023, bringing a focus of exploring further while spending less, the Caravan and Motorhome Club launches its 2023 driving training courses to help tourers make the most of the great outdoors. Course attendees will be able to gain confidence and perfect their manoeuvring skills with expert trainers.

Whether you are new to caravanning, motorhoming and campervanning, or a seasoned tourer who just needs a refresher, the Club makes sure you feel comfortable and safe in your vehicle before you head out on your holiday adventure.  The Club has over 40 years of experience running these courses.  Operating at 16 locations across the UK, each course is led by friendly, expert trainers with first-hand experience, who are members and well-seasoned tourers themselves. Courses are open to both Club members and non-members.

The training courses are split into; Practical Caravanning; Caravan Manoeuvring; and Motorhome Manoeuvring. The Caravan and Motorhome manoeuvring courses both take less than seven hours, whilst the Practical Caravan Manoeuvring course, for people who are completely new to caravanning, is completed within 10 hours, split over 1.5 days.  

Sessions include:

- Manoeuvring advice

- Hitching and towing safely

- Straightforward safety checks

- Understanding the laws that affect caravanning and motorhoming 

- Practice in manoeuvring an outfit forwards and backwards

- Understanding loading and how it affects towing 

The courses are run at centres in Askham Bryan, Worcester, Winchester, Dumfries, Plumpton, Leyburn, Llanelli, Wrexham, Cheshire and Macclesfield. The Club is also launching six new locations in 2023 to help more people make the most of the great outdoors, with course openings in Edgmond, South Ockendon, York, Boston, Lancaster and Sheffield for the first time.

The courses are priced as follows:

  •   Practical Caravanning Course - £204.00 
  •   Caravan Manoeuvring Course - £174.00 
  •   Motorhome Manoeuvring Course - £204.00 

By signing up to driving training courses with the Caravan and Motorhome Club in 2023, Club members also benefit from the opportunity to save five percent on the Club’s caravan cover, motorhome insurance and car insurance. What’s more, participants will receive the Club’s Essential Guide to Touring for free, which is filled with useful information to get you started on touring and normally costs £16.00.

Harvey Alexander, Director of Marketing and Membership Services at the Caravan and Motorhome Club said, “We are delighted to help new and old tourers alike to journey safely while making the most of the great outdoors through our driving training courses in 2023. Touring holidays are more popular than ever and people are taking to the open road as they look to holiday for less.  By launching a variety of new locations this year this provides course participants with flexibility on where to learn or refresh their skills before setting off on their touring adventures in the UK and Europe.”

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About Caravan and Motorhome Club

Championing and helping its members get more from the great outdoors, whether glamping or touring, the Caravan and Motorhome Club represents the interests of over 1.1 million caravan, motorhome, campervan and trailer tent owners across the UK.  With over 115 years of knowledge and expertise, the Club has a wealth of experience and prides itself on offering great value and high quality campsites for tourers and glampers.

Caravan and Motorhome Club membership is just £59 per year and provides members with access to over 2,700 quality campsites across the UK and Europe. As the UK’s No. 1 rated touring club* we make sure members get the most from their membership, saving them money with great value offers whether touring or at home. Since 2018, the Club has saved members over £11 million via Member Offers and its Club Shop.

The Club's everyday savings help members get more from the great outdoors while saving money. Members will save £15 per night on UK Club campsites anytime throughout the year – recuperating their membership cost back in only four nights! Members can save on touring essentials with up to 10% off in the Club Shop, deals on caravan cover and five star insurance. They can also take advantage of leisure and family time savings with up to 50% off on days out including award-winning attractions and experiences and with the Club's outdoor partners including the likes of Cotswold Outdoor, Mountain Warehouse, National Tyres and many more.

The Club offers over 300 campsites across 14 countries in Europe including France, Spain and Italy amongst other destinations. Stays at these campsites can be packaged with great offers on Eurotunnel and ferry crossings at the lowest price guaranteed to create holidays that are protected by ABTA. The Club also offers a range of escorted European tours which are protected by ABTA.  Plus escorted and independent tours in Australasia, North America and Southern Africa which are also fully protected, either by ABTA or ATOL when a flight is included. All members can take advantage of expert advice, overseas travel services, cover and insurance and exclusive member offers and discounts.

For further information about becoming a member of the Caravan and Motorhome Club, please visit or call 01342 318 813.

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About Experience Freedom

Experience Freedom from the Caravan and Motorhome Club provides glamping accommodation in some of the most beautiful locations in the UK. Helping members get more from the great outdoors, Experience Freedom offers a choice of glamping accommodation, motorhome hire and tent camping, all of which are available to non-members.

Experience Freedom is operated by the Caravan and Motorhome Club, a membership organisation with a wealth of experience in operating high quality campsites.

Caravan and Motorhome Club members can save up to 10% on glamping accommodation for their friends and family staying at the campsite at the same time, it is automatically applied to the booking when the membership number is used. To book friends and family, simply call on 01342 777533 to make a booking with your Club membership card.

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