All posts by Fran Faulkner

Christmas Social

RCBDA will be holding our  Christmas Social on Saturday 16th December at 1930 at the Cornerstone Community Centre, Wokingham, RG40 1UE 
Father Christmas 🎅 will be on hand with presents for the children, please let him know about any children coming so he has the right sized sack! Email him at santa.rcbda@gmail.com before 11th December so his elves have time to get things ready.
Music, quizzes and possibly a raffle will be available, all you need are your refreshments and nibbles.

Important Site Change

Unfortunately we are unable to visit Warren Wood Farm for our FOL 8th to 10th September. So I have booked Amners Farm, Burghfield to replace it. Same opening and closing times, theme for decorations is still ‘Nursery Thymes’. This is a large flat site. Some motorway noise but not too bad. Sue and Steve, Portia and I will steward but call me with any questions please. Food will be available on Saturday evening. The landowner is helping us out so please, please support this event. The more the merrier!
Kevin 24/7/2023

From the Sites Officer. . .

Big thanks to Graham and June for stewarding Mapledurham this weekend. Only 10 units out but the weather I am sure put a few off.
Only 5 meets left but plenty to enjoy and look forward to.
Anne and Andy welcome us to Paddock View, Copythorne on Friday 21st July and the THS runs until Sunday 30th. An excellent flat site in the New Forest National Park. The New Forest Show from Tuesday 25th until Thursday 27th is well worth a visit and is just a few miles away, the other side of Lyndhurst. Site fees are £10 pun. I understand that a fish and chip van might be calling in on Tuesday.
Our next meet is our THS at Wellington Country Park, Friday the 11th to Monday the 28th August. Site fees are £19 pun. Judy and Jacky are opening the site with occasional help from Kevin and Tony. Pack your dancing shoes because we welcome back our Bank Holiday Saturday Disco. So the marquee should be up which gives room to socialise whatever the weather.
Our Feast of Lanterns then takes place at Warren Wood Farm from the 8th to 10th September. A new site last year and pleased to say that the Dew Drop Inn is open and is only a picturesque walk through the woods. Theme for decorations on Saturday evening is ‘Nursery Rhymes’ so plenty of scope for your imagination. Food will be served after the judging. Site fees £11 pun.
We invite Aylesbury Vale DA to join us at Abingdon Vale Cricket Club from Wednesday 20th September to Sunday 1st October. Always a very well attended meet. A lovely historic town on the doorstep and next to the river Thames. Site fees are £12 pun.
Finally and as usual we sign off at Bridge Villa, Wallingford. 6th to the 8th October. Another historic town next to the Thames. Electric hook up is included in the site fees of £25 pun. Booking is essential as we are limited to 25 units. I will post again when I know the booking arrangements.
So much to look forward to so if you haven’t been out this year with the DA hopefully there is something here to tempt you?
Best regards
Kevin 16/7/2023

Welly over – next stop – Cookham!

Well our weekend at Wellington Country Park is over and was very successful. 25 units had a great weekend and big thanks to Graham and June for stewarding and arranging such amazing weather. Next year will be our 50th year at Welly and we are planning a special weekend, keep watching for more information!

This coming weekend we are at Cookham, not for the weekend but until Wednesday! If you have never liked leaving on Sunday with all the church traffic you dont need to. There is a new entrance as well so it’s all good. Our ‘Happy Hour’ will take place on Saturday at 3.30pm weather permitting. Cookham is a great place with interesting shops and restaurants and is next to the river Thames. Come and join us and Sue and Steve who are stewarding with us.

Kevin

No camping at Southern Region AGM

The saga of soggy ground continues this spring!  The camping is  cancelled this weekend due to awaterlogged field.

The AGM is still going ahead as planned on Saturday 13th May at Greatham Village Hall, Petersfield Road, Greatham. GU33 6EY .  Doors open at 10.30am for a 11.00am start, with a Social Event afterwards for those that wish to stay.

EASTER MEET -ACTIVITIES FOR ALL THE FAMILY!!!

Fairthorne Manor has a number of Easter themed activities running over the weekend:-

  • Easter Chick Trail 1st-16th April: this starts and finishes at the café/reception at the campsite. £3 per child (aimed at under-10s)
  • Easter Farm Saturday 8th April 2pm-4pm: running from the marquee outside reception (£7 per child must be booked in advance as 30 mins farm slots
  • Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt 10th April 10.30am-12pm £16 per child £10 per adult
  • Free den building area in the woods beside the campsite 
  • Orienteering course (£2 per map)  available at all times and for all ages.
  • Craft hire on the river as the tides are favourable – times, prices and booking link here 
    You can also launch your own paddle boards kayaks etc but there is a launch fee per day.
    There are no specific teen only programmes, but a few options which families can do together.

More details of all activities  are here.