Events and Shows

The Caravan & Motorhome Show rolls into Manchester for 2019

The Caravan & Motorhome Show rolls into Manchester for 2019


DATE:     17th – 20th January 2019

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


  • Thursday: 10am - 6pm
  • Friday: 10am - 6pm Saturday: 9.30am - 6pm
  • Sunday: 9.30am - 5pm


The North’s largest outdoor leisure show for caravan, motorhome and camping fans, will be pitching up at Manchester’s EventCity from 17th – 20th January 2019 offering a wide range of inspiring ideas for lovers of the great outdoors.  

Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2019

Camping, Caravan and Motorhome Show logo

Making a comeback for 2019, the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2019 will be set over five halls and will welcome over 90,000 visitors over six days - visitors can view the latest camping and glamping trends, campervans, motorhomes and caravans as well as holiday homes - features include climbing wall, skating ring and new for 2019 the Bear Grylls Adventure Area as well as a whole host of celebrities at the Live Theatre. 

Opening this year's show is Caravan and Motorhome Club member Matt Allwright, The Camping and Caravanning Club President Julia Bradbury and surfer, writer and campervan lover Martin Dorey. 

2019 event news for ‘what’s on’/agenda round ups THE CARAVAN, CAMPING & MOTORHOME SHOW


Returning for 2019, the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show will fill five halls and is set to welcome more than 90,000 people over six days.  Visitors will be able to view the latest camping and glamping trends, campervans, motorhomes and caravans, as well as holiday homes. Other show features will include a climbing wall, skating rink and, new for 2019, the Bear Grylls Adventure Area. There will also be a host of celebrities and a variety of other speakers in the Live Theatre. 

Caravan Guard & Leisuredays scoop customer service award!

Caravan Guard & Leisuredays staff with customer service award

Insurance specialists Caravan Guard, incorporating Leisuredays, are celebrating after winning a top insurance award for consistently high levels of customer service and satisfaction.

The Halifax-based company collected the Customer Service Award at the 2018 UK Broker Awards – the leading platform for national recognition within the insurance broker market.

Judges said Caravan Guard was always to looking to improve and had the desire to provide genuine customer service.

Managing Director, Ryan Wilby, said he was absolutely thrilled the company had been recognised in the industry for delivering excellent customer service and satisfaction.

Motorhome and Caravan Show 2018 opens at Birmingham’s NEC with power and performance! 

Motorhome and Caravan Show 2018

George Clarke of TV’s Amazing Spaces headed to the Motorhome and Caravan Show at Birmingham’s NEC to open the UK’s largest leisure vehicle show. George is pictured with the new Lamborghini Urus, hitched up to an Airstream Yukon, in a pairing worth more than £300,000.

The Lamborghini Urus, with a twin turbo, V8 4.0 litre engine, which produces more than 650 hp and 850 Nm of torque, is the new Super SUV from the Italian super sports car brand and the first Lamborghini with a factory-fitted tow bar. Delivered from £165,000 on the road in the UK, the particular Urus displayed is worth £217,000 with an Airstream Yukon that retails from £85,000.

Caravan & holiday home manufacturers: new for 2019

Caravan & holiday home manufacturers on show

Manufacturers have had plenty to shout about with new lodges and leisure holiday homes announced for 2019 during the show season. Upstairs bedrooms, Scandi design and hot tubs emerged as the winning trends, with spacious and luxury bathrooms high on the list of consumer must-haves.

The Hull show was the first full showcase for what's to be expected in 2019, all the major players were at the Lawns and Cottingham golf course. Here, Andrew Jenkinson picks out just a few of the head turners…

Willerby announces second trade show at Crealy Adventure Park

Willerby Waverley kitchen diner

Market-leader Willerby, and leading distributor Southern Counties Leisure have announced they will host the second ever joint holiday home show on the 2nd - 7th October.

After the success of its launch last year, the show will take place once again at Crealy Adventure Park in Exeter, where Willerby will unveil its  2019 collection of holiday homes, lodges and park homes. The homes on show will include brand new models such as the Linwood & Waverley holiday homes, and is the first opportunity for members of the public in the South of England to see the new models.

Holiday Park & Resort Innovation

Holiday Park & Resort Innovation

Holiday Park & Resort Innovation delivers first-hand the very best in advice, products and services creating an unparalleled opportunity for holiday and leisure entrepreneurs to make the most of their resorts, holiday parks and attractions. The event has grown considerably since 2017 and is set to be the most exciting and comprehensive instalment yet! Combining world class experts, face-to-face advice, 150 inspirational seminars, 400 leading suppliers, workshops, unrivalled networking and live features all under one roof - these two days are truly unmissable for anyone in this sector!

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!