Celebrating 50 Years of Caravan Industry & Park Operator Magazine!

Caravan Industry & Park Operator - a vintage caravan

We're celebrating a golden anniversary this year, 50 years after the first Caravan Industry & Park Operator magazine was published!

Caravan Industry & Park Operator is the independent caravan trade magazine for products and services, including park utilities, insurance, transport, park and site news, consultancy, events, security, legal advice and safety. In print since 1968, it's the oldest and most trusted industry magazine and has stood the test of time.

Oaktimberframe.com |Quality isn't expensive – it's priceless

oaktimberframe.com - a gazebo

Oaktimberframe.com's ranges of luxury garden gazebos and garden buildings are manufactured to the highest standards and built to stand the test of time.

Customers can choose from octagonal, square, or rectangular gazebos which make a stunning addition to any garden – and are an extremely versatile garden structure. 

Outside dining is not only improved with shelter from the weather, but the striking vaulted underside of the roof adds a wonderful atmosphere. This is also the case when using the gazebo as a hot tub shelter, a very popular use, and the buildings can even be installed over an existing hot tub.

Looking for a different size or style? No problem. Just tell us what size and style you want and let us design your perfect gazebo.

Tempheat: The solution to that broken boiler problem

Tempheat from IDEA

Wherever you go away, you may forget the other half and you may even forget the kids, but definitely don’t forget your Tempheat from IDEA!

We have all been in the situation, where the boiler has packed up, everyone’s moaning in their jumpers and blankets, and there is not much that anyone can do about it.

Well, my name is Keith, and after many years of repairing those central heating boilers and having to leave customers without heating and hot water because of having to wait for parts. I decided to invent a unit that could replace the boiler until the parts for the boiler could be found and fitted.

Harbur Design

Harbur Design External

Harbur Design is an Architectural Design & Services company working in all sectors but with vast experience in the leisure and residential industries. From concept to completion full architectural services, marketing material and consultancy, bringing your project to fruition. Officially launched at the start of 2018, Harbur Design was formed by Daniel Burns and Lloyd Harden. Having a combined experience of over 23 years in the design fields, the pair thought that by starting their own company, they could offer something to clients in this industry that most others Architectural practises can’t, experience in the caravan, park and leisure industry.

Investing in showers to deliver a five star experience

showers to deliver a five star experience

Great showers are the hallmark of the best camping and caravan sites and something that can help keep guests coming back time after time. Your guests want shower rooms that look fantastic, are easy to use and provide a great experience.  You need showers and taps that can stand up to the demands of constant use, provide outstanding energy and water efficiency, and support crucial health and safety regulations.

It makes choosing the right showers and taps an important part of the facilities you offer.

Rada is a commercial washroom specialist and understands the demands of busy campsites that often have multiple washrooms, all with several taps and showers.

Jean bids to beat her Christmas ‘Love in a box’ donations record

Jean with Christmas Love In A Box Gifts

A receptionist at a leading Shrewsbury company, who began supporting Operation Christmas Child 19 years ago, has already received more than 80 shoeboxes packed with Christmas gifts for children living in extreme poverty.

Jean Courtney, the friendly voice of caravan dealership Salop Leisure at Emstrey for 43 years, is hoping the enthusiastic early response to this year’s appeal will help challenge her record of 360 shoeboxes.

The shoeboxes ensure that disadvantaged children in countries around the world receive their “love in a box” in time for Christmas. 

Exciting new tours for Worldwide Motorhoming Holidays

Tours with Worldwide Motorhoming Holidays

Worldwide Motorhoming Holidays from The Camping and Caravanning Club has launched two new tours for 2019-20. The first tour, ‘Highlights of Sri Lanka’, is a shorter version of the popular ‘Splendours of Sri Lanka’ tour, first launched in October 2017. The new tour, as with the longer 30-day tour, is chauffeur-driven and covers all of the country’s top attractions in just 14 days.

The tour taps into the boom in overseas visitors to Sri Lanka; the number of inbound visitors to this island nation have increased from just over a million in 2012, to 2.7 million in 2017 and is expected to grow to 3 million or more by 2022.* 

Six of the best for Cumbria parks dubbed green pioneers

Six of the best for Cumbria parks dubbed green pioneers

Six holiday parks owned by Cumbria's Holgates Group have now become Britain's cheerleaders for green tourism, according to international botanist David Bellamy.

He made his comments after the announcement this October that all of the parks had won the 2018 David Bellamy Conservation Award at its top gold level.

The accolades are made annually following an independent audit of park business and their policies for protecting wildlife and safeguarding the natural world.

Professor Bellamy said that the group, including its flagship Silverdale park, were worthy winners of the top honour thanks to their raft of "amazing and imaginative" achievements.

Salop Leisure takes wraps off exciting Christmas attractions

Salop Leisure Christmas attractions

A Shropshire leisure business is pulling out all the stops to make this year’s action-packed and fun-filled festive season one to remember. ‘The Salop Christmas Adventure’ planned by award-winning caravan and motorhome dealership Salop Leisure at its Emstrey Shrewsbury headquarters kicks off on November 24 and 25 with the Shropshire Handmade and Creative Christmas Gift Fair.

More than 60 local traders will be offering handmade, home designed, artisan and products and food over the weekend with free admission and parking. Six thousand visitors attended the fair last year.