A rally is a coming together of Caravan and Motorhome Club members who enjoy weekends or holidays away, with fun and friendship thrown in.
Your Rally Officers will be the people who have organised the weekend and will be the friendly faces that greet you when you arrive.
To book all rallies, fill in one of the slips in the Rally book, and post it, (with a deposit and /or other details if requested in the Rally write-up), to the named Rally Officer, or by using the on-line booking form supplied with each of the rally write-ups on this website.
Don't forget to fill in all the details requested on the slip/form and to sign it before posting it. If you have to cancel for any reason please do contact the Rally Officer and inform them as early as possible.
Travel and Arrival
When your Rally weekend or holiday arrives, follow the directions in the Rally write-up, these will guide you to the vicinity of the Rally. When you are close to the site you will see the blue or yellow East Dorset signs (EDCC) at the side of the road. These will guide you to and into the site. On arrival you will find the Rally Officers waiting for you at the Rally Office.
This will normally be the first caravan inside the site and will be marked with a "Rally Officer" sign. Once you have booked in you will be handed an envelope containing the programme for the weekend, sometimes a competition and of course your Rally Plaque (if ordered) as a memento of your visit. The Rally Officer will show you to your pitch where you will be requested to park with the front offside corner of your caravan on the marker and to park your car on the offside of your caravan. You will be shown where the fresh water tap is and the chemical disposal point.
The Rally may include a social on the Saturday night, which is a family event. This may be a dance, a fancy dress or in the summer a BBQ. This will normally be stated in the Rally write-up. Your weekend may also include competitions or games for children and adults alike. All these activities are entirely optional but are always good fun.
Usually on the Sunday morning Flag will be held. This is a meeting of all the Ralliers to hear the results of the competitions, to welcome you as a new Rallier and any visitors, to announce forthcoming events and Rallies, hold the weekend Raffle and most importantly to thank the Rally Officers for organising and running the weekend.
What You Need
To be a Rallier you will require all the usual camping equipment plus a few extras. You must have your own toilet facilities, which must never be taken near the water tap. You will also require a few blocks of wood for levelling your van on sloping fields and a dustbin liner to take your dry waste home with you.
Please do not arrive any earlier than the time stated in the Rally Handbook. There is always a good reason for the opening time stated by the Rally Officer. Always take a look at a map against the location details provided in the Rally Book. This can save you a lot of time and frustration later on, especially if you are arriving in the dark.