The leisure market is diversifying, particularly with the emergence and growth of glamping. Bob Andrew, Managing Director at Elfin Kitchens, looks at how UK park home operators can take advantage of glamping’s growing popularity and explores the benefits of fitting compact kitchens in luxury camping accommodation.
• Trade - 26th September
• Public - 27th to 29th September
This HERCMA event, rebranded for 2019, takes place on the Beaulieu estate in the New Forest, Hampshire.
This is the main caravan holiday home show for the south of England and features many of the “static” models already seen at The Lawns – over 150 – but no touring caravans (or motor caravans) are displayed.
Visitors can see holiday homes from all the big manufacturers, and also on show will be some of the favourite products and services used by the trade. See representatives from clubs and trade bodies, as well as holiday parks and delaers who will be on hand to answer all your questoins.
Reconnect with nature and loved ones this New Year’s Eve with a glamping getaway from outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com
Raise a toast to 2019 in the great outdoors with a New Year’s Eve getaway from outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com. Whether your resolution is to switch to a vegetarian diet, travel more or take up cycling, Pitchup.com offers a myriad of sites around the UK and across the globe.
Corriehall Stopover, Dumfries, Scotland: adults-only getaway
Senior executives from the Caravan and Motorhome Club took a behind-the-scenes look this autumn at a major Lake District holiday park which is meeting new staycation opportunities.
Skelwith Fold in Ambleside, Lake District was the venue for the visit following a study tour earlier in summer to the Club's Coniston Park Coppice by members of BH&HPA's Cumbria branch.
The delegation was headed by the Club's director general Nick Lomas, and the aim was to see how one of the organisation's commercial counterparts was adapting to an evolving market.
Skelwith Fold director Henry Wild, who led the tour of the 130-acre grounds, said there was ample evidence this year that the demand for holidays in the UK was continuing to rise.
Mark Scott, from Clear Sky Safari Tents, explains how glamping has taken on a whole new level recently. Not content with just canvas and a campfire any more, visitors are looking for an outdoor home where they can enjoy a luxury break with home comforts thrown in, not to mention some amazing designs…
2018 has been our busiest year yet with some major contracts from larger operators and many smaller glamping sites now on our map. Glamping is still in the growth phase but is starting to show signs of entering the mature phase with many sites installing a wide range of glamping accommodation options, from refurbished 1950’s caravans through to full-size jet aircraft!
Following on from our success at the Stoneleigh Glamping Show 2017 and the NEC Holiday Park Innovation Show 2017, Rubi Modular are delighted to announce that as of May 1st 2018 they have joined the ever growing Lesko Modular Group Ltd.
Having undergone an eye-catching corporate rebrand, we are sincerely proud and excited to announce the NEW Leisure Division,
Production is steadily underway in our 100,000 sq. ft factory in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. Which includes two production lines manufacturing our Leisure & Glamping Units. Glamping has really begun to take off in the UK and all over the world. Our pods are welcoming holiday makers all over the country.
Please register your interest for our upcoming OPEN DAYs on July 27th& 28th 2018!
Slades Farm Leisure build hand crafted Pods for a variety of outdoor situations . We retain the flavour of camping, the comfort of caravanning and the appeal of outdoor accommodation by a build that reflects the current appetite for unique structures and living spaces for holidays and breaks in the UK.
Building the same models that we use on our own site we know the appeal and demand for Glamping currently growing in the UK continues to grow
Don't miss out on this holiday trend of Glamping by adding our Pods to your existing accommodation. Built to order and delivered ready to site they can be up and running within a few hours as they hook up on pitches similar to a caravan.
Camping doesn’t have to mean roughing it, however, and glamping, in yurts, tepees, pods and tree houses, is a booming market as millennials look for unique adventures off the beaten track.
With Brexit looming, the popularity of UK “staycations” is rising as holidaymakers look for an affordable, safe and stress-free break – the rustic charm of the great outdoors combined with a comfy bed and a warm fire make glamping the ideal solution.
Leading flue, chimney and renewable heating products supplier Specflue has published a definitive guide on how to keep your luxury glamping accommodation warm and cosy.