2021 Meets

We are no longer required to use booking forms, however, there may be the odd site or two where we still need to use booking forms to gauge attendance figures, so keep an eye on the sites lists both here and on our Facebook pages.

Local Covid-19 restrictions are still in force in Wales so please ensure when you are camping with SWDA you follow them carefully.

Booking Forms 2021 Season

Current C&CC and Government regulations insist that all SWDA weekend meets and THSs must be pre-booked, the main reasoning behind this is to is to enable us to retain names and addresses for a limited time for track and trace purposes.

Please note that we will try to make booking forms for regular weekend meets available about a month before the Meet starts and THS booking forms will be available approx. six weeks prior to the start of the meet.

If payment is needed at the time of booking then the booking form will have a section to enable you to pay, otherwise it will be pay on arrival.

Booking forms are available

Booking forms are available for the August 2020 THS’s and Meets

Pembrey Country Park, SA16 0EJ Summer THS August 1st – 9th 2020 Expired

Brecon Sports Assoc. Playing Fields, Brecon, LD3 7EL – August 6th – 10th 2020 Expired

Fontygary Leisure Park, Fontygary Rd, Rhoose, Barry, CF62 3ZT – Summer THS August 7th – September 2nd Expired

Happy Valley Caravan Park, Porthcawl, CF32 0NG – Summer THS Aug 27th – Sept 1st 2020 Expired

Great News!!

We have been given the go-ahead by the Camping and Caravanning Club to resume camping as of August 1st.

This is of course, still being guided by the rules laid down by the Welsh Government, so the situation can change if for example, the incidence of Covid-19 increases causing another lockdown or restricted travel.

What this means is that we intend to start the season with the remainder of the July/August THS at Pembrey Country Park.

  • 1st to the 9th of August – Pembrey Country Park
  • 6th August to 10th August – Brecon Sports Association Playing Fields
  • 7th August to 2nd September – Fontygary Leisure Park
  • 27th August to 1st September – Happy Valley, Porthcawl

And then to run the remaining meets for 2020 as per the 2020 Sites List.

All units will need to be self-contained, i.e. you must have your own toilet and washing facilities and your facilities must not be shared with other units.

We will have to abide by lots of new social distancing restrictions whilst we are camping, many of which have yet to be decided. The site stewards will be fully aware of these and will need to enforce them, so please, if you are being asked to do something that you don’t like, bear in mind that the stewards are only enforcing the rules which have been put in place to benefit the health and wellbeing of our members. If you are found to be breaking these rules, you will be asked to leave the site.
Local restrictions, as laid out by the Welsh Government and also the landowner, will be in place and you will be expected to adhere to them. Also, be aware that local events may have been cancelled, for example the Brecon Jazz Festival.

If you are feeling unwell or are running a temperature, please do not attend the meet, we have elderly or vulnerable members who may wish to come and join us. The last thing we want is to put their, or anybody else’s health in jeopardy.

We are also purchasing a credit/debit card reader to take payments for site fees. In line with Government advice, this will be the only form of payment accepted.

We will receive further guidance following the C&CC meeting Wednesday 8th July. This site will be updated as and when we have any new information.

Coronavirus Update

It is with regret but due to the current public health guidance we have been instructed by The Camping and Caravanning Club to cancel all scheduled weekend meets and THS’s with immediate effect.

We will be keeping the situation under review and will update this page accordingly.

Please accept our apologies for the disruption this might cause but the well-being of our members must be our first priority.

This does of course include this weekends booked meet at Fontygary Leisure Park. As this is a booked meet full refunds will be given. A text has been sent to all who have booked.

We will continue to make plans for the 70th Birthday Meet in June as hopefully we shall be back to normal by then.
I would like to say a big Thank You for the members support and also to the committee of volunteers who will remain in place and continue to work in the background for when normal camping resumes.

Fontygary fully booked

Fontygary booked meet during March is now fully booked. If you want to be added to the reserve list please send in a booking form.

SWDA FOL

South Wales DA’s very own Feast of Lanterns is this weekend 4th – 6th October

This weekend we are camping in the field right next to Cwmdu Village Hall which we have booked for our use on the Saturday evening.

We camp on a nice level field with fresh water and an elsan point. Set in the Brecon Beacons National Park this is an ideal location for getting out and exploring the area.

This is the venue for our very own Feast of Lanterns(FOL), mirroring the National Feast of Lanterns, this years theme is Down on the Farm, so start collecting(or save and bring your decorations from the NFOL) and decorate your ‘vans with a farming theme for the weekend or if you rather, decorate it with your led lights or if you just want to camp with us that’s OK. there is no pressure to decorate.

Annual Porthcawl Elvis Festival 2019

Rooklands, Nottage, Porthcawl

26th – 30th September

We have booked a lovely flatish camping field at Nottage, Porthcawl for this long weekend to coincide with Porthcawl’s Annual Elvis Festival, the largest annual tribute to Elvis in the world, where you get Elvis impersonators of ALL standards performing throughout the day and late into the evening at most of Portcawl’s pubs and clubs but also huge organised shows in Porthcawl’s Grand Pavilion and the Hi-Tide, last year there were also lots of impromptu acts out the on the streets. The festival starts on Friday and continues through to Sunday.

Looking ahead to 2020

South Wales DA are celebrating the 70th Anniversary of our formation as a club in 2020, it’s still very much in the planning stages but here’s a quick teaser of what has been arranged so far.