First chance to see 2019 caravan and motorhome models at Shrewsbury show

First chance to see 2019 caravan and motorhome models at Shrewsbury show

Thousands of visitors are expected to flock to the UK’s largest free caravan and motorhome show in Shrewsbury, where 2019 models will be revealed by leading manufacturers later this month.

The West Midlands Caravan & Motorhome New 2019 Model Show is being hosted by Salop Leisure at the company’s headquarters alongside Shrewsbury bypass at Emstrey from September 29 to October 7.

“Why wait an extra month for the NEC Motorhome & Caravan Show, when you can see a large selection of the new 2019 models for the first time right here in Shropshire?” asked Ed Glover, Salop Leisure’s marketing manager.

Perthshire park's new family owners woo luxury lovers

Callander Woods woo luxury lovers

Summer has seen the launch of a substantial investment project at Callander Woods Holiday Park in Perthshire following its acquisition earlier this year by Wood Leisure. The family-owned parks group – founded nearly 40 years ago – has already introduced new luxury holiday homes and camping pods, and secured a five-star quality grading from VisitScotland. 

Callander Woods, set at the eastern gateway to the Trossachs National Park, will also be adding ten extra weeks to the holiday year from 2019 by remaining open until the end of December.

The upgrade plan has so far seen a fleet of new, luxury, top-end caravan holiday homes take the place of the park's previous stock, providing a luxury living experience for rental guests.

Devon family's park in business award finals at Wembley

Beverley Holidays park wins business award

Devon's Beverley Holidays was celebrated as one of Britain's most outstanding family businesses this summer at London's Wembley Stadium. The Paignton park was among those selected to tread the red carpet at the 2018 National Family Business Awards after winning through to the glittering finals.

Founded 60 years ago by the same family which remains at its helm today, Beverley was the sole representative of the UK holiday parks industry at the prestigious event.

Organised by Britain's largest network of family-run companies, the annual awards are designed to highlight the important roles played by family-run businesses.

Holme Valley camping and caravan park uses the Cubicle Centre

Holme Valley camping and caravan park uses the Cubicle Centre

Holme Valley camping and caravan park is nestling in a valley on the edge of the Peak District. Surrounded by sixteen acres of woodland it is a perfect place for families to explore the outdoors. 

The family run business involves three generations. In 1986 Philip and Hazel opened the park after converting a derelict mill site. The park is popular with fans of the BBC series Last of the Summer Wine. The programme lmed at the site several times in the 1990’s. 

Facilities recently expanded which involved the construction of a luxury toilet and shower block. Cubicle Centre ordered the layout and design advice in the early stages. This resulted in the modern design the owners were looking for. 

Cubicle Centre Case Study - Porthdinllaen Caravan Park

Cubicle Centre Case Study - Porthdinllaen Caravan Park

Porthdinllaen Caravan park is located on the beautiful coast of North Wales. The site is next to a spectacular beach, Nefyn Championship golf club and the famous Ty Coch Inn. The Ty Coch Inn was recently voted in the ‘World’s Top Ten Beach Bars’ by a recent survey. 

In 2016 Porthdinllaen secured planning to almost double the size of the park from 36 touring units to 60. The expansion also included a brand new amenities block which includes, showers, washrooms, a canteen area and a shop. 

Latest innovations and holiday homes were unveiled alongside Park Homes by Willerby

Latest innovations and holiday homes were unveiled alongside Park Homes by Willerby

Last weekend (8th- 9th September) Willerby launched the 2019 collection at The Lawns in Cottingham.

Despite the wet weather, the crowds turned out in their thousands with over 17,500 guests stopping by to view the new collection from the UK’s largest manufacturer of holiday homes and lodges.

In a first for the company, this year Willerby revealed its brand new Park Homes by Willerby collection which launched in May this year with three brand new models. Those on display at the show were the charming Charnwood and dazzling Hazlewood both set within Willerby’s beautiful English rose themed garden.

Showgoers were treated to two brand new never before seen models, 

Cumbria park woos new staff with fitness and sauna sessions

Cumbria park woos new staff with fitness and sauna sessions

Following a record year for visitors, Silverdale Holiday Park says it's now putting staff recruitment plans into overdrive in readiness for an even more full-on 2019.

And to help attract new team members, the business is offering a list of perks including free saunas, spa baths and pool sessions, plus access to the latest keep-fit technology in its gym.

The family-owned park currently has 20 full-time positions to fill after end-season figures showed this summer to have been the busiest by far in its 60-year history.

But business owner Michael Holgate says is keen to give priority to applicants from south Cumbria, and will only be announcing the posts locally and on his website.

Campers enjoy the freedom of short breaks as UK heads towards largest leisure vehicle show

Campers enjoy the freedom of short breaks as UK heads towards largest leisure vehicle show

More than 8,000 caravan and camping sites across the UK enjoyed the warm summer, with the two largest clubs reporting bookings up on last year and over one million leisure vehicles currently owned in the UK according to the NCC*, the event arm of which runs the UK’s largest leisure vehicle event, the Motorhome and Caravan Show 2018 in October.

The Caravan and Motorhome Club, with nearly a million members and 2,700 locations, saw a 12% uplift in 2018 summer bookings over 2017. There was also a 17% year-on-year increase over the May bank holiday across its sites network and a 5% growth in August bank holiday bookings. The August bank holiday produced record bookings for the club.