Having been caravanners for 26 years we had never attended a rally before. As we have now joined the Vanmaster Association we booked to attend the first main event of 2016 at Lucksall Caravan Park in Herefordshire.
With some uncertainty as to whether this would be suitable for us, our fears were soon put aside. We were warmly welcomed by the event organisers on arrival and throughout the week by the other members. Although it is not compulsory to take part in the organised activities, we did, and thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. The atmosphere was so happy all of the time. This experience has encouraged us to book several more events this year.
Michael & Valerie
With a little anticipation, we headed to Herefordshire for our first Vanmaster Event, Will we fit in? Will we like it?
Just some of the questions on our minds as we travelled down. The first surprise was checking in at reception and being told, straight on down as Tom, Jack and Bill are waiting for you, and no mention of paying site fees! Thank you Lucksall, a refreshing approach, to say, when you have pitched up come and see us.
We turned into the allotted Vanmaster area and were greeted by warm welcomes and pleased to meet yous’, assistance in pitching, (no one volunteered to put the awning up though) and an invitation for a cuppa! What more could anyone ask for?
An enjoyable week was enjoyed with a couple of walks, (we only joined the one to the pub!), an arranged visit to a cider mill and a farewell meal, the icing on the cake was assistance taking the awning down, thank you Edward. More importantly, thank you Susan, the coffee and flapjacks were lovely.
Initial thoughts of 'we'll give this one a go and see how we get on’ have developed into leaving our name on the members register for the September event in Nottinghamshire and seeing if we can fit The Peak District event in June into our schedule.
Thank you VA for making us welcome, we look forward to meeting up again soon.
Martin & Sandra.