Thousands of caravans set for Suffolk

MORE than 1,000 caravans from as far away as Korea are set to descend on Suffolk this weekend for an annual rally.

MORE than 1,000 caravans from as far away as Korea are set to descend on Suffolk this weekend for an annual rally.

Trinity Park is the venue for the 75th annual FICC rally which is a ten day extravaganza which attracts people from all over the world, including Taiwan, Hungary, America, Finland and Turkey.

It will be the first time in ten years that the event has been held in England, having previously seen countries like Korea, Italy and Finland as its host.

Jon Dale, spokesman for the Camping and Caravanning Club said Ipswich benefits from great transport links, and with London close by, was an ideal choice to hold the event this year.

He said: “For people coming from abroad it's a really easy place to get to, especially with Felixstowe and Harwich so close by, and the town has many things to see and do.

“I think people will be really surprised by the scale of the event.”

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The enormous rally will see plenty of activities for attendees that include live entertainment, music and dance, the Ridgeside Gun Dogs and Falconry, and even a clown show; so there are lots to do to keep families entertained.

There will also be more than 50 traders bringing their wares to the caravanning population, and also a Farmers Market selling local produce.

Among other activities available for visitors, there will also be the offer of coach excursions around the countryside, and even trips down to the capital.

Mr Dale said: “It's a great event; a real celebration.

“People come from all over the globe to get together and enjoy the entertainment.

“We want the public to know that you can get out and about and enjoy the outdoors on your holiday; without staying in stuffy hotels.”

For more information on the event go to www.ficc2009.com or for camping and caravanning in England go to www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk .

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