Toilet terrors are the number one cause of unhappy campers. So say The Camping and Caravanning Club.

According to an independent survey commissioned by the club, unflushed loos (33 per cent), overflowing toilets (32 per cent), soiled toilet seats (29 per cent) and used plasters left in the shower blocks (25 per cent) are the worst horrors found at a campsite.

Washroom block dirtiness worries holidaymakers considerably more than other camping concerns such as wild animals roaming around a site at night (6 per cent) and creepy crawlies in tents, caravans or motorhomes (17 per cent).

On discovering that 79 per cent of campers feel unclean toilets impact negatively on their holidays, and that just 16 per cent believe campsite toilets are “very” clean, The Camping and Caravanning Club decided to launch a “Clean Washrooms Guarantee“.

Every one of the club’s campsites has pledged to ensure the “highest standards of cleanliness”. The good news is these aren’t just empty public relations words – the club is putting its money where its mouth is.

Campers who aren’t happy with the cleanliness of a site’s washroom facilities are encouraged to make a complaint to the site staff. If the issue isn’t resolved within a two-hour time frame, the Guarantee states they will be recompensed with a free night.




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