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Camp out at a food festival this autumn with Pitchup.com

Sep 30 2013 Posted by Samantha Marsh

From live cookery master classes to fabulous locally produced foods, exciting new recipes to live music, the best Cornish seafood to traditional British dishes – Discover it all and lots more with Pitchup.com at food festivals across the UK.

Pitchup.com has selected three of the top food festivals in the UK this autumn and provided three of the best places to stay to experience them.

Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival: Snape Maltings, Suffolk. Now – 13 Oct

Located by the River Alde, the annual Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival  was launched to publicise and celebrate local produce and to reconnect people with the countryside and the food it provides.  The packed show features workshops, demonstrations and stalls for visitors to browse and enjoy.  Pitchup.com offers accommodation close by at Haw Wood Caravan Park where pitches start from just £12.80 per night during the festival.  The park is in a quiet setting on the edge of the Suffolk Heritage Coast.  Spacious pitches and bicycle hire nearby make this site ideal to get back to nature and sample the delights of Aldeburgh.

Falmouth Oyster Festival: Events Square, Falmouth. 10 Oct – 13 Oct

Celebrate the start of the oyster dredging season and enjoy the best seafood Cornwall has to offer. Cookery classes from top chefs, live music, children’s shell painting, a town parade and an oyster shucking competition ensure this is a fun packed festival for all the family.  Enjoy a break to the festival in style at Albion Farm Yurt.  This stylish campsite has all visitors need including cooking facilities for preparing oyster dishes!  Yurts are fully furnished and each has private washing facilities.  A three night stay starts from £147. 

The Llangollen Food Festival: Llangollen, Wales. 10 Oct – 20 Oct

Wales is hard to beat when it comes to great British cuisine.  The Llangollen Food Festival brings together great food, great drink and a fabulous local producers market, where the best of the autumn harvest can be purchased and enjoyed. Live cookery classes and fun workshops are also taking place during the 10 day event. Plassey Leisure Park near Wrexham offers award wining amenities including a restaurant, full size nine-hole golf course, luxury heated swimming pool and badminton court.  The site has deluxe fully serviced pitches all with electricity, water, lighting and digital satellite TV services to make the stay more than comfortable. Prices start from £23 per night for a deluxe pitch, with grass and hardstanding pitches also available from £20.

Users of Pitchup.com can simply enter the name of a festival into the search box of Pitchup.com to find nearby campsites and holiday parks. For more information visit www.pitchup.com.

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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 UK, Ireland 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 camping and caravanning sites/parks throughout UK & Ireland 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.