Caravan and motorhome show aims to make dreams come true

Caravan and motorhome show

Ever dreamed of owning a touring caravan, motorhome caravan, holiday home or VW Campervan conversion to make the most of your holiday and leisure time? An exciting 10-day show in Shrewsbury is designed to make your dream become a reality.


More couples and families than ever have become caravan, motorhome and campervan owners this year as the devalued pound has made foreign holidays much more expensive. British people are opting to staycation and to make better use of their leisure time by investing in a caravan holiday home, touring caravan, motorhome or campervan.


The West Midlands Caravan and Motorhome Show, from September 30 to October 8, is a great place to see the latest innovations for 2018 with the launch of exciting new models.


Poldown Caravan Park – from strength to strength

Poldown Caravan Park

With more of us opting to spend our holidays closer to home and the rise of the staycation, turnover in caravan, camping and holiday parks continues to edge higher each year. Spending time off at home has never been more popular and the holiday park industry is going from strength to strength. 


New ventures

The growing interest in holiday parks does not just extend to their customers. Caravan and camping sites have become the focus for many entrepreneurs, with robust growth and solid revenues catching the eye of new investors. During Spring 2016 Charles Darrow were instructed as agents for one such Cornish holiday destination Poldown Caravan Park

Controlling Legionella in Caravan and Holiday Parks

Controlling Legionella in Caravan and Holiday Parks

Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia. It is caused by the legionella bacteria which can develop in any system where water is stored at temperatures favourable to its growth; water tanks, calorifiers, hot and cold-water systems, pools and spas.

On caravan and holiday parks, the statutory duty holder for the premises is responsible for making sure the site is risk assessed, and ensuring that regular checks are carried out to prevent the conditions occurring that might allow the bacteria to grow. Failing to comply can result in serious health implications and even death in some cases. Businesses also risk severe fines or, in the worst cases, prosecution for involuntary manslaughter.

Weak pound is fuelling caravan industry boom

The caravan industry is reaping the benefits of a weak pound which is making foreign holidays much more expensive, says an award-winning Shropshire-based business.
Tony Bywater, chairman of caravan and motorhome dealership Salop Leisure, which has sales centres in Shrewsbury, Machynlleth and Stourport-on-Severn, reported record sales across the business during August.
The company’s headquarters at Emstrey, Shrewsbury saw a 26 per cent increase in customers during the month, which increasing takings in all divisions of the business, including caravan, motorhome and campervan sales, the accessory sales, the Love Plants specialist plants centre and Love Coffee restaurant.

CARAVAN SALON DÜSSELDORF with Record Numbers and Excellent Mood

CARAVAN SALON DÜSSELDORF with Record Numbers and Excellent Mood

CARAVAN SALON DÜSSELDORF 2017 drew to a close as the most visited event in its history impressively underscoring its leading position as the world’s biggest trade fair for motorhomes and caravans. “With extremely satisfied exhibitors and more than 232,000 visitors (2016: 203,500) CARAVAN SALON has far exceeded our expectations and we are excited to have reached another all-time high in visitor attendance this year. Mobile holiday-making continues to boom.

Holiday Park & Resort Innovation - the unmissable event for holiday businesses

Holiday Park & Resort Innovation

Holiday Park & Resort Innovation is back at the NEC Birmingham on November 8th & 9th. This event is an unparalleled opportunity for holiday and leisure entrepreneurs to make the most of their resorts, holiday parks and attractions by delivering first-hand the very best in advice, products and services. Find out how to get your business to stand out from the competition and get visitors to come back time and time again. Combining world class experts, face-to-face advice, 150 inspirational seminars, 350 leading suppliers, workshops, unrivalled networking and live features all under one roof - these two days are truly unmissable for anyone in this sector!


Willerby set to get tongues and tails wagging at The Lawns Caravan Extravaganza 2017

Willerby set to get tongues and tails wagging at The Lawns Caravan Extravaganza 2017

Holiday home and lodge manufacturer Willerby is preparing to reveal its 2018 collection, which is set to get tongues and tails wagging at a top industry event.

The Collection, which will be on show at The Lawns Caravan Extravaganza next week, includes six brand new models and a world first set to get tongues and tails wagging. With prizes to be won and new products to see, the Willerby stand is a must-visit this year.

Outstanding Mid-Term Result for CARAVAN SALON DÜSSELDORF

Outstanding Mid-Term Result for CARAVAN SALON DÜSSELDORF

After the first half of CARAVAN SALON DÜSSELDORF (26 August to 3 September 2017) exhibitors and organisers can look back on outstanding results: “Manufacturers report very avid interest on the part of visitors and brisk business; the models on display are clearly going down exceedingly well. Until the end of Wednesday, we registered 130.000 visitors, which translates as 18 percent more than last year at the same point in time. This means the increase registered over the first weekend was also confirmed on the weekdays,” explains Stefan Koschke, Director of CARAVAN SALON DÜSSELDORF. He adds that the number of first-time visitors increased yet again over the previous year.

Celebrity 5 Go Motorhoming

Tune in to Channel 5 on Friday 1 September at 8pm to enjoy a new series, Celebrity 5 Go Motorhoming

Celebrity 5 Go Motorhoming is a new warm, gentle and funny four part series. Five celebrities escape the hustle and bustle of their showbiz lives to hit the road in motorhomes to experience life on campsites and enjoy the freedom of the open road. Lesley Joseph, Don Warrington, Melvyn Hayes, Nick Heyward and Cleo Rocos adventure across Wales and Scotland, in a visually striking and good natured travelogue about friendship and discovery.

Countrywide Park Homes showcases luxury at trade show

Countrywide Park Homes

Luxury residential park specialist, Countrywide Park Homes is allowing prospective homeowners the chance to peer into a life of luxury park living at The Lawns Show in Cottingham, near Hull from 2nd-3rd September, 2017.


Countrywide Park Homes will be showcasing parks from across the UK including, Haytop Country Park in Matlock, New Walk Orchard in York and Puddledock Farm in Thetford, whilst supporting luxury park home manufacturers, Oakgrove, Omar Wessex and Prestige Homeseeker, which will be attending the show.


Showgoers will have the opportunity to explore the latest in low cost and low maintenance homes, which all come fully-equipped with integrated appliances.