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Campers Pitch Up At Iconic Cricket Ground

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It’s one of the most iconic sporting venues in the world, but now the Kia Oval has found a new role... as a campsite.

Ten lucky campers made history when they got to participate in the ever overnight stay on the cricket ground’s hallowed turf. Thanks to the Caravan and Motorhome Club, they were able to pitch three tents in the shadow of the famous pavilion at the Surrey ground.

The cricket camp-out was to help launch the Club’s Big Little Tent Festival, which takes place on the August Bank Holiday weekend. The annual event was set up to encourage people to experience the great outdoors by pitching their tents in their own back garden and creating their own mini-festival.

festival hosts are encouraged to sign up online at www.camc.com/bltf to register for a free festival pack which includes bunting and wristbands to enhance the experience. They can also follow all the fun on Twitter and chart their own experiences using the hashtag #BLTF18.

Harvey Alexander, marketing director of the Caravan and Motorhome Club said: “Many of us fell in love with camping as kids after pitching a tent in our back garden and we hope the Big Little Tent Festival will encourage more young families and groups of friends to enjoy a night under canvas and all the adventures and fun that it will bring.”

The Club, which offers tent pitches at over 40 of its sites, saw record numbers of campers flock to its sites in May and June, with bookings up 17%. 

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