Here are your rallies for 2017! Some for 2018 also below.
The Retro Caravan Club aims to provide club members with a varied events calendar throughout the year.
We try to cover the length and breadth of Great Britain and aim to attend two European rallies every year.Members are invited to attend as many rallies as they wish.

The majority of Event dates for 2018 have now been launched, there will always be a few more to add as the year goes by. 

We have Area Representatives throughout the UK, although we are still currently looking for an Area Representative for the North West, North Scotland and Ireland. You can see our Area Rep Map below.

 27. 15-17th September; Manchester Event City Classic Car Show - FULL

28. 29th September - 1st October: Hayling Island. 

29. 29th September - 1st October: Thirlestone Castle - FULL

30. 27th - 29th October: Henfold Lakes Halloween Weekend (Surrey)
*Previously mistakenly listed as Hayford Lays, Oxofrdshire* Spooky Halloween Special appropriately running on a 17th Century farm. Plenty of family friendly festivities throughout the weekend. The campsite has full facilities and is easily accessed from the M40 and perfectly suited for exploring the surrounding area.

31. 27th - 29th October: Beverley (East Yorkshire) 
The Retro Caravan Club returns to Manor Farm in Beverley for 2017. This beautiful family run site is now five years old and going from strength to strength. It’s beautifully landscaped and has great facilities. They have many animals on site including horses, chickens and pigs. The site is just a few miles outside of Beverley and about a 15 minute drive from Hull.

32. 28th December - 3rd January: New Year’s Rally (Leicestershire) - FULL
New Year’s Eve Party in the barn with a buffet and disco.

Area Representatives:
South East & Home Counties:
James McLean and ​Colin & Julie French
South West
Ben and Michelle Spokes
West Country:
John Shelton and Patricia Palmer
Mikala Kay Burdett
East and West Midlands:
Christopher Beresford
East Midlands
Cathy and Stuart Seng
East Anglia:
Christina Bowskill and Paul Girling
Jane Wathan
Mared Davies
North East and Yorkshire
Victoria and Iain Mellis
 North West:
Kirsty Mckellar

2018​ - Under Construction.

Further details are in the members area or in your magazine. Especially Price and Location.

28th December 2017-3rd January 2018: New Year’s Rally (Leicestershire) NOW FULL.
New Year’s Eve party in the barn with American style buffet and disco.

23rd-25th March: Forest Of Dean (Gloucestershire) 
Apple Orchard campsite welcomes back the Retro Caravan Club for 2017. This beautifully presented, recently opened campsite is a peaceful venue on the edge of the Forest of Dean. The site has full facilities including an on site cafe/bar. They also have Glamping Pods for any members who wish to attend without their caravan.

29th March-1st April: Wadebridge Steam Rally (Cornwall)
Wadebridge is a great family orientated steam rally.
​No charge for the weekend for exhibitors. No electrics or showers, but toilets are on site.

29th March-2nd April: Easter Weekend at Banham Zoo. (Norfolk)
The Campsite is situated right next door to Banham Zoo, with discounted tickets to the zoo available for the duration of your stay, Car boot on the weekend, cidre and whisky distillery opposite. This is definitely one not to miss. Something for everyone, all facilities.

6th April-8th April: Lincolnshire Lanes. (Lincolnshire)
A campsite with full facilities, Electrics, Toilets and Showers. Nice peaceful getaway. 

6th April-8th April: Tewkesbury Riverside Retreat. (Gloucestershire)
A fantastic opportunity to park along side the river, area reps Ben and Michelle may even take you for a ride on their caraboat.
With EHU and Toilets. With a lovely pub and restaurant next door. You are welcome to stop the Sunday night also.

27th April-29th April: Lytton Lawn (New Forest)
8-acre campsite in well maintained parkland offering great views.
All participents must check in at reception and must vacate the site before 12 midday on the Sunday.
The site has toilets and showers.

4th-9th May: Pre ECCR  (KENT/FRANCE)
We will be organising a convoy to make the journey to Luxembourg/ Germany leisurely.
Stopping off first in Kent just before the Eurotunnel as a meeting point,
and then 50 miles from Calais for those who do not want to cross together.
We than make our way to the ECCR. We also have a post ECCR week for members.

​9th-13th May: European Classic Caravan Rally (LUXEMBOURG/GERMANY)
The 23rd annual ECCR meeting in Luxembourg, held by the German Oldie-Camping-Club.
There is a convoy to this event with club members.
There is a dinner and dance, open door day, boot sale and more. 
This event regularly attracts more than 200 Caravans of Pre 1988 (30 Years Rolling).

13th-19th May: Post ECCR (BELGIUM/FRANCE)
We will also be organising a convoy after the ECCR, Which will take us through Belgium,
Into France and Back into England. ECCR Participants contact us for more details.

11th-13th May: Beaulieu Spring Autojumble  (Hampshire)
The Retro Caravan Club return to the prestigious Beaulieu Spring Autojumble for 2017. We are putting on our “Caravanning Through Time” display again, rowing up caravans in chronological order of manufacture.
​Please note that there are very limited spots for this event.

26th-28th May: Launceston Steam Rally (Cornwall)
The 35th annual fair welcomes the Retro Caravan Club back for 2018.
​No charge for the weekend for exhibitors. No electrics or showers, but toilets are on site.

26th-28th May: Chipping 20th Steam Rally (North West)
TThe 20th Chipping Steam Fair is set in rural Lancashire, and boasts a wide range of attractions. Entertainment most nights. Exhibitors are welcome to show up from the 24th. Basic Toilet Facilities provided.

8th-10th June: Slimbridge (Gloucestershire)
Along the side of a river lays the lovely campsite, with hardstanding and electrics, toilets and showers.

8th-10th June: Retro Festival Newark (Lincolnshire)
Run by the same team that run RetroFestival Newbury, the show returns to Newark for 2017. Expect the same amazing weekend that the Retro Caravan Club enjoyed at Newark last year. £TBC for a weekend ticket for one caravan and two adults. Children go free. No electrics or showers, but toilets are on site. Please note that the Retro Caravan Club doesn’t have a Club marshall at this event, but members are still welcome to attend. 

8th-10th June: Stoke Row Steam Rally (Berkshire)
Steam rally attracting lots of displays.

15th-17th June: Brick Kiln Farm (Norfolk)
A Fantastic campsite with full facilities with an invitation on the Saturday to Christina and Pauls Wedding Knees up.

22nd-24th June: Whitby Miniature railway (Yorkshire)
A fantastic venue, on the grounds of a miniature railway in Whitby. No facilities.

22nd-24th June: Fairfields Farm (East Sussex) 
Big open plan site located in an area of natural beauty. The club has use of a 5mx5m Log cabin,
The farm features many animals and there’s a well stocked fishing lake on site. The site boasts immaculate facilities and a well stocked campsite shop. Campsite notice; No shows are expected to pay in full and no sign written vans, must depart by 12 sunday.

29th June-1st July: Vale Vintage of Interests (Clwyd)
Vintage show at Maes Elwy Caravan Park.

7th-9th July: Banbury (Oxfordshire)
We return to Fir Tree Falconry for 2018. This stunning hillside campsite is in the heart of Oxfordshire with close access to the Cotswolds. The newly re-vamped British Motor Museum (formally Gaydon) is just a few miles up the road. The site has shower and toilet facilities and a large fishing lake. There are a few walks leading directly from the site with three dog-friendly pubs within a five mile distance. We have the use of Eight electric points, 16 Electric if members provide splitters. 24 None Electric available.

13th-15th July: Titchfield Abbey (Hampshire)
A lovely campsite.

13th-15th July: Caerwys Classic Car Show (Clwyd) 
One day show at Barlows Caravan Park, but caravans are welcome from Friday to Sunday.

20th-22nd July: Festival of 1940s Exhibition (Peterborough) 
The Retro Caravan Club have been exclusively invited to put on a display of caravanning through time as part of one of the biggest festivals of the 1940s of the year. Although the festival focuses on the 1940s/Wartime, our full scope of up to 1982 caravans and 1985 motorhomes are welcome. Free entry for RCC exhibitors.

20th-22nd July: Whitby Social (Yorkshire)
Whitby social is positioned in the heart of Whitby, with the tow 5 minutes walk, and the beach 5 minutes walk.
An american Diner on site too! No electrics, no showers, but theres toilets. Showers at the leisure centre opposite.
On a School grounds, proceeds go to School funds.

28th-30th July: Boconnoc Steam Fair (Cornwall)
One of Cornwall’s most prestigious steam fairs welcomes the RCC back for 2018.
There is just a £5 charge for the whole weekend to cover admin fees. No electrics or showers, but toilets on site. 


3rd-5th August: Weald Of Kent Steam Rally (Kent)
Brilliant traditional steam fair with vintage fairground. Free to exhibitors. No electrics or showers, but toilets on site.

10th-12th August: Retro Festival Newbury (Oxfordshire)
The Retro Caravan Club returns to this fantastic event for 2017. The Retro Caravan Club had over 100 members on site last year, lets try and beat this record! Live music all weekend, period dress encouraged and lots of vintage/retro goodies for sale. No electrics, but the site does have basic showers and toilet facilities. £TBC for a weekend ticket for one caravan and two adults.

​17th-19th August: L'estivale Retro Camping Club de France (FRANCE)
We recommend this event, as we attend each year, we have been invited to attend this meeting in Lyon, France.
A meeting of over 100 Caravans, Mostly from France and Belgium.

17th-19th August: West of England Steam Rally - Wesses / Truro (Cornwall)
A steam rally where we have a stand, £5 charge for the whole weekend to cover admin fees.
No electrics or showers but toilets are on site.

24th-26th August: Wadebridge Steam Rally (Cornwall)
Wadebridge is a great family orientated steam rally.
​No charge for the weekend for exhibitors. No electrics or showers, but toilets are on site.

24th-27th August: Stapleford Steam Rally / Miniature Railway (Leicestershire)
Falling on August Bank Holiday. Free weekend for exhibitors in the beautiful grounds of Stapleford Park. The weekend is in aid of the local hospice, LOROS. It’s a favourite weekend for classic caravan enthusiasts, with 30-40 caravans regularly in attendance. No electrics or showers, but toilets are on site. Free ride of the miniature railway is included for exhibitor.


31st August-2nd September - NATIONAL RALLY PROVISIONAL

7th-9th September: Lanlivery Steam Rally (Cornwall)
Lanlivery is a great steam rally. ​No charge for the weekend for exhibitors.
No electrics or showers, but toilets are on site.

*PROVISIONAL* 14th-16th September: Manchester Classic Car Show (North West)
An indoor classic car show where the Retro Caravan Club show off a great variety of vehicles.

21st-23rd September: Kingsfold Vintage Rally (West Sussex)
A Vintage rally with over 600 exhibitors.

27th-29th October: Henfold Lakes Halloween Weekend (Surrey)
Spooky Halloween Special appropriately running on a 17th Century farm. Plenty of family friendly festivities throughout the weekend. The campsite has full facilities and is easily accessed from the M25 and perfectly suited for exploring the surrounding area.

28th December-3rd January: New Years Rally (Leicestershire)
New Year’s Eve party in the barn with American style buffet and disco.

24th - 26th March: Wolds Way, Malton (North Yorkshire)
Immaculate campsite in the heart of the North York Moors. Easy access to York and only 20 miles from Scarborough. Excellent facilities including individual bathrooms for the use of guests. Heated social room and planned activities throughout the weekend.

18th - 20th August: Summer Holiday Social (Northumberland) 
Summer holiday social in the heart of northumberland, not far from Hadrians Wall, toilets, showers, electrics, full facilities, perfect for those with children. Limited Electric Hook ups. 10-15 units welcome. 

----- September: Welsh Late Summer Social (Wales)
More details coming soon.

26th April-30th April: Sprite 61st Anniversary Rally, Newmarket (Cambridgeshire) 
This is perhaps the most exciting rally of the year! To celebrate 61 years of the Sprite Alpine and Musketeer models, the two longest running model names in British caravanning history, we have organised a rally at Sprite founder Sam Alper’s Chilford Hall estate. His widow, Fiona, has kindly welcomed the Retro Caravan Club to their home. They have a spacious Hall which is now a wedding venue and also houses an impressive vineyard. There will be plenty of festivities throughout the weekend including wine tasting and a tour of the vineyard. Members are welcome to arrive from Thursday 26th and can stay untill Monday 30th! No EHU but battery charging facilities are available. We must also take this weekend to remember Henry Alper, who sadly passed away this year. He was a fantastic host for our 2017 visit. More details to come in the next magazine.