Events and Shows

Event review - HLPD Forum 2019

HLPD Forum - the networking meetings

Developed to meet the needs of the UK leisure and holiday park sector, this new event allowed professionals to share knowledge and extend their network.  

Last month saw the launch of the inaugural holiday and leisure park development forum (hlpd), developed to showcase new innovations and best practice in this exciting and growing sector. 

The vibrant, interactive format of the hlpd forum proved the ideal networking environment to discuss trends and to share ideas about creating holiday experiences that delight visitors and encourage them to come back for more. 

Lawns review – the end of an era for caravan show

Lawns - exterior of holiday home

In September the famous Hull trade show at well-known venue the Lawns went out with a bang after 44 years. Our contributor Andrew Jenkinson, who has been attending the show for the last 35 years, reviews the highlights and looks forward to new pastures…

2019 sadly marked the last show at the Lawns as a Venue, as the event (rebranded to the Caravan & Holiday Home Expo) is moving to a new bigger venue at Harrogate’s Yorkshire Show Ground. 2020’s event will also include motorhomes from over 12 manufacturers. But back to this year’s show – the weather was kind and trade was good, with plenty of folk coming in for the trade show and the public weekend was busy too. 

Exciting New Products To Start Your Next Big Adventure

Exciting New Products To Start Your Next Big Adventure - Rolling Homes Caravan

Exciting New Products To Start Your Next Big Adventure - Get Ready to be inspired for Your Next Big Adventure at the MOTORHOME AND CARAVAN SHOW 2019 - the UK’s biggest leisure vehicle show 

The Motorhome & Caravan Show prides its self on being the event brands chose to showcase their new and exciting leisure vehicles and related products to the UK market. This year we have a host of manufacturers showing off their products, here are just four of the new vehicles to see at the 2019 show.

Holiday Park & Resort Innovation Show 2019

Innovation show

Caravan Industry & Park Operator Magazine are delighted to announce new partnership with the Holiday Park & Resort Innovation Show 2019. The Holiday Park & Resort Innovation show is returning to the NEC Birmingham on the 6th & 7th November, providing leisure and resort industry professionals with an unparalleled opportunity to network and bring new revenue and diversification to their business.

This is the trade event to help holiday business owners grow, expand and evolve. The Holiday Park & Resort Innovation show really is your one-stop event for industry leaders, world class speakers and 1-2-1 networking opportunities.

Celebrity Chefs to Cook Up a Storm at the Motorhome and Caravan Show 2019

Celebrity Chef Monica to Cook Up a Storm at the Motorhome and Caravan Show 2019

If you're looking for some inspiration for your next culinary experience then head down to this year's Motorhome and Caravan Show at Birmingham's NEC from 15th - 20th October.

As the UK's biggest leisure vehicle show, the Motorhome and Caravan Show presents the largest display of motorhomes, caravans, campervans, trailer tents, caravan holiday homes and lodges and accessories all under one roof to get you ready for your next big adventure.

The action-packed show also brings you top chefs and famous faces who give exciting cookery demonstrations in its popular Freedom To Go Theatre, making it a great day out for food lovers everywhere.  BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW to be part of the action - kids 15 and under go FREE!*

World of Park & Leisure Homes Show 2019 - review  

World of Park & Leisure Homes Show 2019 - review  

Our contributor Andrew Jenkinson visited the World of Park & Leisure Homes Show in Stoneleigh to check out the latest models, and was suitably impressed by some exciting developments in manufacturing…

It seems to come round quicker each year but this show is as popular as ever with never a dull moment. The weather wasn’t as good as last year but that didn’t stop both trade and the public at weekend. With free entry and all the major manufacturers attending, this is a show that gives you an inkling of what’s happening for 2020. 

The Motorhome & Caravan Show 2019

The Motorhome & Caravan Show 2019 - 15-20 October, NEC Birmingham

The Motorhome & Caravan Show 2019 - 15-20 October, NEC Birmingham

"For the biggest adventures"

The Motorhome & Caravan Show 2019 website has been launched, with information for exhibitors and visitors being updated un the run-up to the NEC event. 

Set across 11 halls, the show offers the unique opportunity to see the largest display of motorhomes, caravans, campervans, trailer tents, caravan holiday homes and lodges and accessories all under one roof.

2018’s show was a strong event: advance ticket sales were up 2.5% on 2017 and visitor figures – more than 96,000 – consolidated the strong ‘buying audience’ described by exhibitors.

Holiday homes on display include those from the following companies:

 

Holiday home luxury showcased at 2019 shows

holiday home interior at the Glasgow show

Caravan Industry & Park Operator contributor Andrew Jenkinson attended two of the biggest spring shows to report on the new caravan, motorhome and holiday homes hitting the market in 2019…

Glasgow’s SECC was the ideal venue for the Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show (except no free parking is available) but the February show still attracted folk, and with good weather the foot fall was high. 

Park Homes by Willerby showcases new model at World of Park & Leisure

Park Homes by Willerby - the Hazlewood bedroom

Park Homes by Willerby will be taking four models to The World of Park and Leisure Homes Show from the 7th-9th June at NAEC Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, including new luxury lodge, the Rowan. 

The Rowan is a new bespoke lodge which is full of character but has a contemporary twist. With a focus on the living and sleeping spaces, it is designed to accommodate both holidays and longer occupancies. A roof split and bespoke feature windows can be found throughout the lodge, bringing in daylight and adding a modern style. 

The Motorhome and Caravan Show is set to showcase the UK’s biggest display of leisure vehicles

The Motorhome and Caravan Show logo

The Motorhome and Caravan Show is set to showcase the UK’s biggest display of leisure vehicles at the NEC this October 

The Motorhome and Caravan Show is set to return to the NEC in Birmingham this October and promises the UK’s largest display of leisure vehicle and a great family day out.

Prescribe camping and caravanning for better mental and physical health

camping and caravanning pod
77% of campers are satisfied with their quality of life compared to 59% of non-campers 

 

With recent data showing that the state of the nation’s mental and physical health is an ongoing concern, a major consumer event next month is set to showcase ways in which the outdoors can improve the wellbeing of people of all ages. 

For last year’s Mental Health Awareness Day, statistics were released showing that one in four people in the UK experience a mental health problem every year and that the most common mental health condition is anxiety. It also demonstrated that half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14 and that three quarters of all mental health problems are established by the age of 24. 

SAS Stars Ollie & Jason Take on New Bear Grylls Adventure Challenges at the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2019

SAS Stars Ollie & Jason Take on New Bear Grylls Adventure Challenges at the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2019

Two lucky visitors will have the chance to go head-to-head with stars on the show’s new Bear Grylls Adventure challenges 

Organisers of the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2019 are pleased to announce that former SAS operatives and TV stars Matthew ‘Ollie’ Ollerton and Jason Fox will be at the event on Wednesday 20th February sharing their stories on the LIVE stage and testing their strength and stamina by taking on some epic challenges at the show’s brand new Bear Grylls Adventure feature area!

Much more for camping enthusiasts to see this year at the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show 

Two people camping

Responding to growing consumer interest and demand, the organisers of the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show report a 37% growth in space allocated for tent and camping display areas at the NEC show for 2019, making space for new brands to the show for the first time such as Terra Nova, Field Candy, Robens, Bowcamp and Isabella (tents).  Incorporating the new ‘Camping Zone’ for 2019, Hall 5 will accommodate 1000sqm of dedicated ‘feature area’ space for the display of new tent innovations. 

In addition, growth has taken place this year for display areas for campervans and caravan awnings and in Hall 4 where the larger leisure and park homes are located there will be a ’Glamping’ feature area with a climbing wall as a central attraction.

The Caravan & Motorhome Show Rolls Into Manchester for 2019

Rowland Rivron in a motorhome

British musician, writer and TV presenter Rowland Rivron has been pictured for the Caravan & Motorhome Club putting the finishing touches to his motorhome, making sure it’s polished to perfection before officially opening The Caravan & Motorhome Show 2019.

The North’s largest outdoor leisure show for caravan, motorhome and camping fans, has just opened at Manchester’s EventCity. From today until 20st January the show will be offering a range of inspiring ideas for lovers of the great outdoors.

This year’s show promises not to disappoint, with more on offer than ever before, including the latest in caravanning and holiday homes. Expert speakers will be on hand to share their knowledge and inspire you to explore the UK and beyond.