Events and Shows

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.

Spaniels Max and Paddy and new puppy Harry will attend the 2019 Caravan, Camping & Motorhome show

Max & Paddy at the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome show

The organisers of the Camping, Caravan and Motorhome Show are pleased to announce the attendance of hill bagging spaniels Max and Paddy with the new addition to the family, Harry the puppy with their owner Kerry Irving. Max and Paddy have become internet and social media sensations since 2006 when Kerry started sharing their adventures.

The story begins with an awful car accident that saw owner Kerry Irving, of Keswick, Cumbria, being left with chronic back and neck pain. This resulted in the active outdoor-loving Kerry housebound and taking up to 27 tablets a day and quickly led to deep depression all until he met Max. Kerry started taking Max on regular walks around The Lake District which eventually dramatically improved Kerry's physical and mental health.

The Caravan & Motorhome Show rolls into Manchester for 2019

The Caravan & Motorhome Show rolls into Manchester for 2019

WHAT:     THE CARAVAN & MOTORHOME SHOW, MANCHESTER

DATE:     17th – 20th January 2019

LOCATION:     EventCity, Phoenix Way, Barton Dock Rd, M17 8AS

TIMES: 

  • Thursday: 10am - 6pm
  • Friday: 10am - 6pm Saturday: 9.30am - 6pm
  • Sunday: 9.30am - 5pm

      

The North’s largest outdoor leisure show for caravan, motorhome and camping fans, will be pitching up at Manchester’s EventCity from 17th – 20th January 2019 offering a wide range of inspiring ideas for lovers of the great outdoors.  

Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2019

Camping, Caravan and Motorhome Show logo

Making a comeback for 2019, the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2019 will be set over five halls and will welcome over 90,000 visitors over six days - visitors can view the latest camping and glamping trends, campervans, motorhomes and caravans as well as holiday homes - features include climbing wall, skating ring and new for 2019 the Bear Grylls Adventure Area as well as a whole host of celebrities at the Live Theatre. 

Opening this year's show is Caravan and Motorhome Club member Matt Allwright, The Camping and Caravanning Club President Julia Bradbury and surfer, writer and campervan lover Martin Dorey. 

2019 event news for ‘what’s on’/agenda round ups THE CARAVAN, CAMPING & MOTORHOME SHOW

THE CARAVAN, CAMPING & MOTORHOME SHOW

Returning for 2019, the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show will fill five halls and is set to welcome more than 90,000 people over six days.  Visitors will be able to view the latest camping and glamping trends, campervans, motorhomes and caravans, as well as holiday homes. Other show features will include a climbing wall, skating rink and, new for 2019, the Bear Grylls Adventure Area. There will also be a host of celebrities and a variety of other speakers in the Live Theatre. 

Caravan Guard & Leisuredays scoop customer service award!

Caravan Guard & Leisuredays staff with customer service award

Insurance specialists Caravan Guard, incorporating Leisuredays, are celebrating after winning a top insurance award for consistently high levels of customer service and satisfaction.

The Halifax-based company collected the Customer Service Award at the 2018 UK Broker Awards – the leading platform for national recognition within the insurance broker market.

Judges said Caravan Guard was always to looking to improve and had the desire to provide genuine customer service.

Managing Director, Ryan Wilby, said he was absolutely thrilled the company had been recognised in the industry for delivering excellent customer service and satisfaction.

Motorhome and Caravan Show 2018 opens at Birmingham’s NEC with power and performance! 

Motorhome and Caravan Show 2018

George Clarke of TV’s Amazing Spaces headed to the Motorhome and Caravan Show at Birmingham’s NEC to open the UK’s largest leisure vehicle show. George is pictured with the new Lamborghini Urus, hitched up to an Airstream Yukon, in a pairing worth more than £300,000.

The Lamborghini Urus, with a twin turbo, V8 4.0 litre engine, which produces more than 650 hp and 850 Nm of torque, is the new Super SUV from the Italian super sports car brand and the first Lamborghini with a factory-fitted tow bar. Delivered from £165,000 on the road in the UK, the particular Urus displayed is worth £217,000 with an Airstream Yukon that retails from £85,000.