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Pitchup to a camping and caravanning site during National BBQ Week – 27 May to 2 June

May 21 2013 Posted by Samantha Marsh

Outdoor holiday specialist Pitchup.com has selected some of its favourite sites for enjoying a BBQ during National BBQ Week 27 May – 2nd June.

The company, which features over 500 bookable campsites throughout the UK, says:

  • Over 100 sites bookable through Pitchup.com offer campfire or barbecue facilities
  • On average 40% more visitors actively choose a site that allows barbecues & open fires this year*

Dan Yates, founder of Pitchup.com commented: “Camping and barbecuing go hand in hand and nothing beats the taste of freshly cooked food, whatever the weather.  Our website enables holidaymakers to easily find the perfect site where they can barbecue to their heart’s content or sit around a camp fire to admire the night skies.  Some sites, such as Under the Milk Wood, which has a butcher’s shop on site, really go the extra mile to make a stay special and all the details are on our website.”

Amongst the sites offering barbecue facilities include:

Wales: West Wales Camping Pods: This small and friendly site at Whitland, Carmarthenshire features camping pods as part of its offering.  Each pod, which sleeps up to two adults and three children, comes complete with its down barbecue chimnea, ideal for both cooking and warmth.  There is also a communal kitchen pod with an electric oven and two piece hob plus a fridge, toaster, kettle, microwave and vegetable steamer.  Pots, pans and crockery are also supplied.  Pods cost from just £45 per night.

Peak District: Rivendale Caravan & Leisure Park: This large park offers a wide choice of camping options ranging from tents and caravans to pine lodges and pods.  Set within 37 acres of beautiful pasture, woodland and lakes near Ashbourne, Derbyshire, makes it a centrally accessible park from most parts of England.  The park has fire pits located in specific parts of the site which visitors are welcome to use for campfires, while BBQs are permitted throughout the site.  Visitors need to bring their own BBQs but food and extras can be purchased in the on-site shop or even fished for on-site!  Other facilities at the site include a games room, hot tub and cycle hire. Rates start from £20.50 per night for a hard-standing electric pitch for touring caravans and motorhomes.

Somerset: Middlewick Farm at Glastonbury is a camping cabin site located at the base of Glastonbury Tor.  The site is ideal for those who enjoy eating outdoors as each cabin comes with its own BBQ plus there is also a main complex which features an outdoor communal BBQ and outdoor pizza oven.  There is also an indoor swimming pool, steam room and children’s petting farm.  The luxury and stylish cabins feature a full sized double bed, decking to the front, private shower room, crisp white bedding and large fluffy towels.  Cabin offer spectacular views up towards Glastonbury Tor.  Pods cost from £50 per night.

More information: visit www.pitchup.com

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* 16th April – 16th May 2013 vs same period last year

Media information:

Cass Helstrip or Samantha Marsh at White Tiger PR

Cass.helstrip@whitetigerpr.com 07968 255464

Samantha.marsh@whitetigerpr.com 07711 265666 

Notes to editors

Founded in 2009 by former lastminute.com man, Dan Yates, multi-award winning Pitchup.com is a free guide to all types of camping and caravanning in the UKIreland and France. The site provides users with a simple platform in which they can search and book a camping or caravanning holiday with total ease. The customer experience from landing on the home page through to booking a holiday can be completed in as little as four pages. The site also goes beyond traditional searches by allowing users to search for a site based on more than 80 criteria, such as adults only and campfires allowed, and view nearby events, Good Pub Guide pubs and VisitBritain attractions. Users can also search on the offers page to find the best deals available. Pitchup.com features over 5,000 UK wide camping and caravanning sites/parks with France recently added into the equation. It enables users to search for all types of parks and sites from the major brands right through to one off campsites which may not have previously had a web presence.