Events and Shows

Highlights of the World of Park and Leisure Homes Show: Stoneleigh Park

World of Park and Leisure - Master bedroom of the Wessex Spinney

by Andrew Jenkinson

The World of Park and Leisure Homes Show at Stoneleigh earlier this month had some stunning new homes on display: it’s clear that the park home industry is thriving and is full of innovation too. 

With over 65 models on display, there was plenty to see. Here we have a selection of just some that grabbed our attention.

Along with established manufacturers, several new companies also turned up so making the show even more interesting. 

Willerby had a big launch of their new park homes, which were very impressive, while Wessex showed their new Spinney, and Grandeur made an appearance with just eight months in business. 

We also took a shine to the new portable Eco home – it tows like a touring caravan yet is built to be lived in!

National camping and caravanning week aims to get the nation walking

National camping

The Camping and Caravanning Club has joined forces with the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) to get the nation active outdoors through walking and camping.

This year, National Camping and Caravanning Week runs from Monday, May 28 to Sunday, June 3, to coincide with the Late May Bank Holiday, and is the Club’s annual celebration of all things camping and the great outdoors.

Walking is considered the number one activity for campers – whether a gentle countryside stroll from the campsite via a local pub or a more strenuous trek in the mountains. And by teaming up with the BMC, the Club wants to highlight vital footpath repair work needed in the UK’s 15 National Parks. The BMC’s Mend Our Mountains campaign aims to raise £1million for repairs.

Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2018

Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2018,

11,502 visitors flock to opening day of the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2018

The Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2018, the UK’s largest showcase of leisure vehicles, tents and camping accessories is officially open. Taking over five halls of Birmingham’s NEC from today until Sunday 25 February, over 370 exhibitors join under one roof.

Officially opening the event and welcoming over 11,500 visitors, wildlife presenter Gordon Buchanan was joined on stage by Matt Allwright and famed chef Paul Da Costa Greaves. Following the opening, the winner of a new Hillside Leisure VW campervan, courtesy of the show, was presented with the keys to her new home-from-home.

Top camping and caravanning brands celebrated at 2018 owner satisfaction awards


The Camping and Caravanning Club, in partnership with Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome magazines, has revealed the winners of the Owner Satisfaction Awards for 2018.

This is the second year that a combined Owner Satisfaction Awards has been run for tents, caravans and motorhomes, this year featuring a category for trailer tents and folding campers for the very first time.

The awards, presented at a star-studded industry dinner at The Midland Hotel in Manchester on Thursday 18 January 2018, were based entirely on the input of thousands of Club members and Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome readers via a year-long Owner Satisfaction Survey.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes to open the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2018

Sir Ranulph Fiennes to open the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2018

Returning to Birmingham’s NEC from 20 to 25 February 2018, the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show showcases the latest in leisure vehicles, camping, caravan holiday homes and lodges, as well as all the must-have accessories.

For 2018 the show focuses on encouraging all ages to spend ‘24 hours outdoors’, a campaign which is supported by the world’s greatest living explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

Opening the show, Sir Ranulph shares stories of his worldwide adventures including being the first to cross both the Arctic and Antarctic Oceans alongside Charles Burton. He also highlights the importance of enjoying time outside and the benefits it has on overall health and wellbeing.

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!

The Caravan & Motorhome Show Rolls Into Manchester For 2018

The Caravan & Motorhome Show Rolls Into Manchester For 2018


DATE:             18th – 21st January 2018

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

TIMES:            Thursday: 10am - 6pm

                        Friday: 10am - 6pm

                        Saturday: 9.30am - 6pm

                        Sunday: 9.30am - 5pm



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.


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.

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.



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