Camping at the Olympics
By: Josie Cruz
The good news for those who love camping and want to save money during the Olympic and Paralympics games is that this summer several green fields will be open to receive ticket holders and collaborators with their tents, and camping gears for as little as £10 per night. The initiative is the result of a partnership between some regional sports clubs, local communities, and the campingninja website.
Camping areas are located very close to the game venues, with easy access by public transport. Be for the events held at the gigantic Olympic Park, or even for those attending the sailing competition in Weymouth, for example.
Families, groups of friends, couples, are welcome. All campsites offer hot showers and car parking, and it is not necessary to be a member of the club, or worry about minimum stay. In addition to enjoy the pleasant atmosphere and make new friends, you are helping the community to keep their local sports club and its patrons healthy.
For the volunteers involved in the Games, the campsites offer the Flexi-camp ticket. Suitable for those who need flexibility to work. With this ticket is possible to change location, dates, and period of stay. The campsites also has a special area for the volunteers in order to ensure their comfort, and deserved quiet sleep.
Do not miss the chance to follow the Olympics and Paralympics games in holiday mood. Choose your camping and make your booking at: www.campingatthegames.com before they run out of space for your tent!
Find out where to pitch your tent:
Barking RFC: Dedicated to Rugby, the campground is located in East London, with easy access using just one tube line.
Blackheath Rugby: In the southeast of London, the urban camping is perfect for those who will attend the main competitions.
Eton Manor RFC: Only two stops away from the Olympic Park in the tube. It has a lively bar to enjoy.
Matchday Centre: Also very close to the Olympic Park. Has currently seven football teams in the club ranging from children to adults.
Reading RFC: For fans of rowing and canoeing. Bershire offers many shops, restaurants and bars equipped with large screens to watch the games.
Surbiton Hockey Club: The name already says. The club also will host the games of Hockey Nation in 2012. Near to the central and western olympic venues.
South Gate Hockey: Founded in 1886, the club also will host the Hockey Nation 2012. Suitable for lovers of Northern London.
Wodson Park: Next to Lee Valley is ideal for families. Full of activities for the children and for the parents a suggestive 400m running track.
Weymouth Community College: Olympic Games only. Located near the beach, is good for those attending the sea sports competitions. The region offers also many cultural events.
Weymouth Redlands Community Sports Hub: Paralympics only. On its premises you can use the AdiZone. A free access open-air gym inspired by the sports of the olympics.