Be prepared for more first-time campers!

RentEasy motorhome - perfect for first-time campers

It’s become common knowledge that motorhoming is on the increase, the world over, and with an estimated 225,000 motorhomes in the UK, according to the National Office of Statistics, this figure is only set to rise. 
So, what does this mean for park and industry operators? Erwin Hymer Centre’s RentEasy manager, Stuart Phipps gives his perspective on how to best cater for millennials as they come of age and gear up to seize the lion’s share of the camping market’s growth.

Eltherington Group

Eltherington Group Caravan Exterior

Throughout the last six decades, Eltherington have always focussed on supplying reliable, innovative and high quality solutions that have earned us a place as the Partner of Choice for the leading companies in the industry.  By specialising in the sector, and through ongoing investment, we are able to offer a range of standard and bespoke products to the market.  

Our exterior cladding range includes both Shiplap and Featheredge Rigid Plastic cladding in 6-metre lengths.  It comes in three different width 270mm 300mm and 332mm and a wide variety of colour choice. Our aluminium cladding is available in five standard aluminium wall cladding profiles in a range of textures and colours. 

Massey Ferguson's Multi-Role Compact Tractors

Massey Ferguson's Multi-Role Compact Tractor

Massey Ferguson's range of multi-role compact tractors is attracting new users every day – across a broad range of land-based sectors. From smallholdings and market gardens to public parks and golf courses, members of the MF 1500 and 1700 Series have become familiar sights across the country and beyond.

So, what makes them so popular? Lots of reasons. Firstly, there's a choice of six models in the 19.5hp to 46hp bracket, all of them very operator-friendly with easy to use transmissions and some offering four-wheel-drive with PTO options. All are designed to be multi-purpose, widening their appeal, incorporating many features that have become standard on their larger, agriculturally-specified relatives.

Atlas Leisure Homes sold in management buyout

Atlas Leisure Homes – the new team

Atlas Leisure Homes has been sold in a management buyout for an undisclosed consideration. 

Andrew Innes, Managing Director, along with Bruce Harry and Barry Pattison, have disposed of 100% of the company’s shareholding to the MBO team.

The business will continue trading as Atlas Leisure Homes under the new management team consisting of Steven McGawn, Colin Jeffery and Philip Spark. Andrew will remain engaged with the business for a period of 12 months as a consultant to the new MBO team. 

Willerby reveal three new models: The Rowan, Castleton and Forest Grove

Willerby Castleton bathroom

Willerby were keen to show off three brand new models at the recent Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show – and CEO Peter Munk hailed the show a success.

Peter said:  "This has been a very exciting show for us as we have launched three new homes, including the Rowan from our bespoke range; this is a fantastic addition to our offering and visitors at the show were able to take a look first-hand at the unique and spacious design on offer. 

“Thousands of people visited the show across the six days, and we were thrilled to welcome visitors to our stand to explore the model first-hand. We're looking forward to helping make holidays more relaxing for families across the UK."  

Holiday park operator Hoburne acquires eighth park and launches new “Hideaway lodge” accommodation

Hoburne Hideaway Lodge

In a move to strengthen its leisure proposition to holiday makers and holiday home owners, the Hoburne Group has acquired a new holiday park on the edge of Bodmin in Cornwall, which will boast a new range of bespoke luxurious Hideaway lodges.  The first phase of this ‘exciting’ acquisition will launch at the end of this month (February 2019).

As one of the leading family-run holiday park operators, established in 1912, Hoburne is an expert in providing UK holiday breaks and holiday home ownership already owning seven holiday parks across the most picturesque counties in Great Britain, Hampshire, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and the Cotswolds. Hoburne acquired the new 17-acre site in the village of St Mabyn for its eighth park. 

A New Visitor Centre for 2019

Visitor Centre at Tingdene Homes

With the year drawing to an end, we are beginning to start work on a very exciting 2019. Our team has spent the last few months developing designs for a new range of park homes and holiday lodges. To adequately showcase the innovative and ground breaking new ranges, the decision has been taken to renovate the Tingdene Visitor Centre. 

The centre, launched in 1984, is the only indoor park home and holiday lodge showroom in the UK. Few big changes have been made since it opened its doors over 30 years ago making this a very exciting time in Tingdene’s development. 

Holiday home manufacturer’s models are ‘better than houses’

Rob Lawrence (L) and Phil Parks (R) of Willerby

Editor Victoria Galligan spoke to Willerby product managers Rob Lawrence and Phil Parks about the success of the company, and its new-for-2019 models…

Based in Hull and employing more than 1,000 people, Willerby recently announced year-on-year sales growth of 12.7%. Here, the product managers explain what goes on behind-the-scenes at the firm’s innovation division, and why the brand is (after 70 years) the UK’s largest manufacturer of holiday homes and lodges.

Shows round-up: motorhome move for Hymer’s Elddis division

Motorhome interior - Eldiss Compass Coachman

by Andrew Jenkinson

2019 will see some subtle changes for many tourer manufacturers, and the big news from the shows season is that Hymer's Elddis division is expanding its Compass brand with motorhomes.

The summer trade shows finished last week with Bailey's event: so what’s been happening? Well we’ve taken a quick look at what’s coming through to the dealer’s forecourts over the next few weeks, and produced a quick pick of new models which the buying public will be expected to part with their hard-earned cash for…

1    Coachman – who sadly lost founder Jim Hibbs just after their trade Show at the end of July – brought back the Laser range but also introduced this new Pastiche 470 model (below)

Willerby welcomed to the GoldShield Manufacturer’s 10 year Warranty Scheme

Willerby Goldshield

Willerby, the UK’s largest manufacturer of holiday homes and lodges, is the most recent manufacturer to be accepted onto the GoldShield Warranty Scheme for residential park homes.

The market-leading GoldShield warranty scheme covers inherent defects in the structure of new park homes for up to ten years and is provided and administered on behalf of the manufacturers and the NCC, the industry’s trade body.

Park Homes by Willerby is a lifestyle brand, offering affordable living and unique designs, manufactured to clients’ needs, offering exceptional quality and bespoke specification. 

Leisuredrive: 50 years of manufacturing campervans


Andrew Jenkinson takes a look at Leisuredrive Campervans, run and founded by Derek Andrews in 1969…

Having a park home means most conventional motorhomes are out of the question, but with a campervan it’s only the same as having a large car on the drive. 

With a spare bit of cash in many cases, perhaps after selling their bricks and mortar, retired owners are looking at moving into leisure homes – but many also want to travel. 

The problem is that most parks will not let you park a tourer or large motorhome on your drive except for loading and unloading. So what’s the next best thing? A campervan? The modern campervan is a luxury motorhome with all the spec you need to go touring the UK or even Europe. 

A year in the making – the Victory Leisure Homes manufacturing process

Victory Leisure Homes Gary Corlyon

Here, Nick Glaves explores the story behind  Victory Leisure Homes' new models and the cyclical process which incorporates trade shows, customer feedback, design and build...

With new or updated models launched every year by major manufacturers, the holiday home and lodge industry is anything but static.

Indeed, almost as soon as next year’s models have been launched, work gets underway on the following year’s, meaning the merry-go-round of product design, development and launch never ends. 

It is a cycle Peter Nevitt knows only too well. Peter is the managing director of Victory Leisure Homes and has more than 40 years’ experience in the industry, much of that time successfully heading up Cosalt Holiday Homes.

The World Of Park & Leisure Homes Show

The World Of Park & Leisure Homes Show

8th – 10th JUNE 2018 (General Public/Trade)

7th June (Trade Preview Day)


Venue: NAEC Stoneleigh, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire

The World Of Park & Leisure Homes Show


Ever wondered how you can live this fantastic lifestyle? or simply searching for the latest design ideas? Perhaps you are already enjoying the lifestyle and want to upgrade or refurbish? Whatever your reasons, this is the show for you!

Do you own a holiday home or are you a holiday park owner?

Do you own a holiday home or are you a holiday park owner?

Having a hot tub as part of a holiday accommodation package is becoming more of a requirement, than an optional extra, as holidaymakers have become more aware of the proven lifestyle and health benefits of exercise and hydrotherapy.


The interest in hot tubs has grown rapidly and they have become a very popular internet search term, so investing in them should assist you to increase your bookings and therefore your revenue! It is important to get the right equipment and then to have the correct water hygiene management and maintenance regimes in place. Poor quality products can wreak havoc with your business and will not only inconvenience your guests but could potentially be a court case waiting to happen!

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