One-third of campers to enjoy great outdoors this Christmas

Many Britons will spend their time off at Christmas in a tent or caravan this year, citing the 'freedom' it brings.

That's according to the results of a survey undertaken by Shield Total Insurance, cited by One-third of its customers plan to camp out this Christmas, despite the festive season usually being associated with snuggling up in front of the television.

Almost 20 per cent say that they enjoy the 'freedom' camping and caravanning affords them, specifically when it comes to spending Christmas Day away from home. A further 16 per cent find the whole process rather cosy, especially when the temperature drops and another ten per cent said they'll even brave the chilly weather in January to take a second jaunt to a campsite.

Plus, 15 per cent said that even though they don't have a camping or caravanning trip booked this Christmas, they would have considered if it the number of campsites open during winter wasn't so limited, reports. 

The news is perhaps no surprise given the recent comments on Bob Hill, the sites director for the Camping and Caravanning Club, who shared his thoughts on Christmas camping holidays back in November. 

"Camping during the Christmas period is magical," Hill revealed, "there's a real sense of community n all of our campsites... It's clearly a popular time of year, despite preconceptions."