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Caravan, Camping And Motorhome Show February 2017 At The Nec

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Adventurer and TV personality Ben Fogle warms up around the camp fire before his appearance as a celebrity guest at the 2017 Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show, heading towards Birmingham’s NEC from 21 to 26 February.


Ben together with his dog Storm celebrated the great outdoors with a caravan, a variety of tents and camping gadgets, motorhomes and even a glamping lodge in the woods, as he explained the appeal of such a holiday.


“Some of my best memories as a child are of camping. I remember the first time I was allowed to put up a tent and sleep in the garden, although I think I was back indoors by midnight! I also remember the freedom of taking an incredible motorhome holiday across Canada with my parents. Now, my young children absolutely love such holidays. It’s a great way for family members of all ages to come together and experience something new. Doing something entirely different from everyday life is what makes a great break.


“Everything, from cooking to managing everyday tasks such as fuelling a stove or stocking up on supplies takes on a different perspective. While a caravan or motorhome can be as luxurious as you like, living life simply is a great way to refocus, especially in an era where we generally live with every mod con around us. Without a doubt too, such a holiday will give you stories to tell and memories that stand out.”


Despite having camped in extreme conditions all around the world, from his Castaway TV debut on the Outer Hebrides island of Taransay in 2000, to exploring remote areas of the world in his recent Channel 5 show New Lives in the Wild, Ben advises newcomers to such holidays to start gently, and says the British Isles is one of his favourite holiday destinations.


“Don’t go somewhere too extreme or cut off too many comforts first time out. A motorhome or caravan holiday is comfortable while giving the freedom to roam. Great adventures are on the doorstep and Britain offers amazing destinations: I’m lucky enough to have seen so many beautiful places in the world, but Britain still has some of the most incredible landscapes. I have a special affection for the south west around Devon and Cornwall, but I also love the north. Taking my family to the Hebrides is definitely on my list of destinations.”


Ben joins other celebrity guests in the Discovery Theatre at February’s show, promoting their love of the great outdoors and the fun of leisure vehicle and camping holidays for all the family. Wildlife presenter Kate Humble, Blue Peter and CBBC presenter Barney Harwood, and TV personality Julia Bradbury are just a few of the celebrities attending. Baking banker Selasi Gbormittah and other celebrity chefs inspire outdoor menus with cooking demonstrations.


This year’s show is an outing for all the family to enjoy with children 15 and under going free. There are also plenty of free, have-a-go activities to try, from challenging the indoor assault course to climbing Visit Wales’ mobile mountain or tunnelling in the artificial caving feature. The much-loved dog agility arena returns as well as many new features for 2017, including the Bounce Zone featuring six-way trampolines and bushcraft workshops from Nature Rockz, where visitors can learn essential survival skills.


Located across five halls of Birmingham’s NEC, the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show has over 350 stands showcasing new products including caravans, motorhomes, campervans, trailer tents, folding campers, tents, caravan holiday homes, camping equipment and thousands of accessories.


A hands-on towing and manoeuvring area offers expert tuition for those new to caravanning and motorhome holidays, as well as those who want to brush up on their techniques. Pre-booked leisure vehicle pitches are available for stays overnight at Birmingham’s NEC during the show.


Advance ticket prices start from £7. 00 per person and children 15 and under enter for free*.


Tickets are on sale now and can be ordered through the website: www. ccmshow. co. uk


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For immediate release: 03 February 2017




As the UK gears up for the 2017 holiday season, the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show opens its doors at Birmingham’s NEC from 21 to 26 February. Alongside launches and 2017 model line-ups from leading touring caravan and motorhome manufacturers, new caravan holiday homes and lodges will be unveiled.


Touring caravans revealed at the show include Lunar’s new four-berth Lexon 590 with mid washroom and end-island layout. Swift Caravans unveils its new six-berth, twin dinette, versatile and well-equipped Sprite Quattro DD, which includes contemporary interior and low-energy LED lighting. Bailey launches its all-new Pursuit range of caravans in 2017, available in six configurations on a four-model line-up and suitable for up to five people.


Alongside the traditional tourer manufacturers, Carapod (formerly Pod Caravans) launch their Nomad: a shiny, retro, chrome pod, weighing only 325 kg but including a double bed, dining area and galley kitchen. Barefoot Caravans will reveal its Naked Barefoot, giving clients the opportunity to design and furnish the interior of their Barefoot to their own specification and taste.


February’s show provides the first opportunity to see Auto-Trail’s new Frontier Scout motorhome in the UK. Made for long-distance adventuring, the new Scout includes a high standard specification plus new features such as roof-mounted awning, new GRP rear panel, new drawer fridge and DAB radio.


For those looking for caravan holiday homes and lodges, or even accommodation options for the back garden, Swift launches its S-Pod 4: a larger, four-berth version of its successful S-Pod 2. ABI promises two launches at the show, while Willerby announces a new luxury lodge and showcases a new glamping product. Wessex launches a new design of its acclaimed signature lodge, the Hideaway; whilst maintaining many of its original features the luxury lodge has clean lines, and contemporary design.


Show visitors can browse over 600 leisure vehicles and holiday homes, with many upgrades and additions to 2017 ranges. Lunar Caravans’ entry-level brand Venus includes new style and comfort features in its 2017 line-up and its premium Alaria collection displays three self-levelling, twin-axle models.


Swift Caravans has updated all its tourers to include full GRP bodyshells, Swift Command and Connect Direct. Elddis will show more than 40 tourers including complete new ranges built on in its SoLiD construction system, while Coachman presents 20 models from its 2017 collection. Adria’s new flagship Alpina range features extra-large multi-functional lounges and extensive storage.


For motorhome enthusiasts, Adria’s new A-class, Tag double-axle Sonic Supreme 810SC motorhome with full silver body shell is at the February show. Providing boutique-style open plan living in the extra vehicle length, with separate lounge, kitchen, and bathroom, it focuses on functionality and luxury including full digital control panel with a multi-media wall and tablet docking station.


Swift has transformed its four-model Autocruise van conversions and radically redesigned the entry level Escape range, with all eight models now under 3500 kg. The Swift Rio joins the Black Edition range comprising Kon-tiki and Bolero models.


Auto-Sleepers’ new coach-built Corinium RB completes the trio of dedicated bedroom models in the range, while Lunar Motorhomes showcases its new coach-built Roadstar and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter-based Landstar.


Elddis lines up 14 motorhomes from the Autoquest, and Encore ranges with ‘the best ever array of layouts’. Rapido presents models, the 696 FF and the 8096 DF, and Tribute motorhomes an all-new 726: the second model in the range to offer six berths and traveling seats including an over-cab double bed and a pair of full-size bunks. Roller Team adds the value-for-money 685 to its Zefiro range for 2017 with five belts and for a flexible, spacious layout.


In the campervan area, exhibitors include Danbury Motorcaravans, Hillside Leisure, Motorcaravans, and Wildax. Rolling Homes offers its bespoke build service while Bilbo’s is showing the latest Volkswagen conversions with improved comfort and driving dynamics, including Euro 6 engines outputting from 85 HP to 205 HP.


Special edition tourers from the UK’s main dealers include the new Swift Kudos 630DD from Preston Caravans and Motorhomes: a six-berth, tourer with end bed and lounge area. Campbell’s Caravans shows the Cosmos, an eight-model range based on the Lunar Quasar with upgrades such as gas barbecue point, LED mood lighting, furnishing and USB points.


Ropers Caravan World’s stand showcases the Second Generation Jive by Bailey, featuring an external BBQ point and exclusive soft furnishings. Couplands Caravans shows its 2017 Bessacarr by Design models, including its all-new 650 model with rear island bed.


Robinson’s exclusive Ultima tourer range based on the Lunar Lexon comes with 12 different layout options, with the new Ultima 590 joining the line-up for 2017. Broad Lane Leisure launches four special edition tourers while Glossop Caravans' special editions, developed in partnership with leading caravan manufacturers, include high-specification Coachman Festival, Elddis and Swift models. Grantham Caravans’ displays Swift Sienna and Lunar Solaris models with extensive specifications for 2017.


While at the show ask experts from The Caravan Club and The Camping and Caravanning Club for advice on the best campsites and adventure holiday locations. New to Caravanning? Join us in the Freedom to Go Experience, where you can try out some of the core skills involved in owning a leisure vehicle. Caravan and motorhome owners are also invited to book a pitch and stay overnight at The NEC: visit www. ccmshow. co. uk/on-site-campsite for details.


Advance ticket prices start from £7. 00 per person and children 15 and under for free*. Tickets are on sale now and can be ordered through the website: www. ccmshow. co. uk

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For immediate release: 08 February 2017




Calling dog lovers across the UK: Britain’s Got Talent winners Ashleigh and Pudsey perform at the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2017.


The dancing duo joins a packed schedule at Birmingham’s NEC from 21 to 26 February, which includes appearances from outdoor adventurer Ben Fogle, CBBC presenter Barney Harwood and Surf Snowdonia’s head coach Jo Dennison, as well as many more.


Visit the Dog Agility arena on Friday 24 February, which includes routines performed by Ashleigh and Pudsey. Fancy becoming the next celebrity dog trick act? Expert dog trainer Ashleigh Butler appears in the Discovery Theatre later in the day, for tips to take away and train your own canine friend.


Explore over 350 stands at the NEC and see the latest caravans and motorhomes as well as camping equipment and 1000s of accessories.


Discover the latest camping gadgets including the K9 dog tent by Kyham and find dog-friendly holiday locations across the UK from The Caravan Club and The Camping and Caravanning Club.


There’s plenty of free family-friendly activities to enjoy, from an artificial caving experience and a climbing wall in the North Wales LIVE zone to challenging the assault course in partnership with the Woodland Trust. Try new-for-2017 bushcraft workshops by Nature Rockz and jump to great heights on six-way trampolines in the Bounce Zone. Before leaving, take a photo next to the life-size Guinness World Record Lego® Brick Caravan and share it with your friends on social media #LEGObrickcaravan.


Advance ticket prices start from £7* and children 15 and under enter for free.


Tickets are on sale now and can be ordered through the website: www. ccmshow. co. uk

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For immediate release: 10 February 2017




The Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2017, from 21 to 26 February at Birmingham’s NEC, opens its doors to a world of new caravan holiday homes and lodges, with big brand launches and the first opportunity to see new models.


Wessex reveals the 2017 Hideaway lodge at February’s show, its new signature model featuring distinctive features and styling. A new interior design by Jill Withers includes natural oak wood flooring, Con-Tempo furniture and Neff kitchen appliances.


Willerby will show two of its three new lodges launched in 2017; The Canterbury and The Mulberry. The Canterbury is designed for families with options of front and side sliding doors and a partly secluded lounge. Three colour scheme options are offered with a unique feature wall, freestanding dining table and full height wardrobes.


The launch of The Mulberry is Willerby’s first entry into the luxury lodge market. The Mulberry includes Willerby’s new Thermowise standard featuring superb insulation and acoustics, with best in class structural integrity. Feature lighting and an inset entrance, with exterior options including a hot tub, are complemented by a luxurious interior including a choice of furnishing accent colours.


Swift’s holiday home line-up is extended with the display of the new S-Pod 4, building on its two-berth predecessor’s success. Starting from £25,155, the S-Pod 4 features a sofa pulling down into a double bed, a fixed high-level bunk with removable ladder and an additional sofa that becomes a single bed. Accessed by double doors the spacious S-Pod 4 includes fitted kitchen and shower room.


A Swift optional plinth system provides a cost-saving alternative to a concrete hardstanding and is quick and easy to install with adjustable levelling. Measuring 5. 33 metres long excluding towbar, with a width of 3. 42m and maximum sloped roof height at 3. 17m, the rigid pod with ten-year warranty on its galvanised chassis can be towed in or craned into position.


Alongside new product launches are 2017 model line-ups from caravan holiday homes and holiday companies such as Allens Caravans; Atlas Leisure Homes; Carnaby; Homeseeker Park and Leisure Homes, Pemberton Leisure Homes, and Prestige Park and Leisure Homes.


Advance ticket prices start from £7*. Tickets are on sale now and can be ordered through the website: www. ccmshow. co. uk


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For immediate release: 21 February 2017




This week until Sunday 26 February Birmingham NEC is home to the leisure vehicle and holiday homes industry as The Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2017 rolls into town.


Visitors to the show, with figures up on last year, walked the five halls of the NEC on the show’s opening day looking at the latest products from caravans, modern motorhomes, cosy campervans, luxurious holiday homes and lodges to spacious tents.


The show was officially opened by The National Caravan Council Director General John Lally alongside a celebrity line-up including Ben Fogle, Julia Bradbury, Barney Harwood and Matt Allwright.


Families tried out the many free features available at the show, including the Bounce Zone, learning how to build a shelter in the bushcraft workshops and challenging the indoor Woodland Assault Course in partnership with the Woodland Trust.


The Discovery Theatre hosted insightful talks from industry experts and celebrity question and answer sessions as well as cooking demonstrations from Paul Da Costa Greaves.


The Caravan Club announced a name change to The Caravan and Motorhome Club, reflecting growing motorhome ownership.


Launches at the opening day show included Omar Park and Leisure Homes unveil of the Hideaway by Wessex, Swift’s S-Pod 4, The Mulberry and The Canterbury by Willerby and the Frontier Scout by Auto-Trail.


The show offers holiday inspiration for lovers of the great outdoors and luxury seekers. Celebrity guests appearing across the remaining days author of The Caravan Cookbook Monica Rivron and TV and radio personality Rowland Rivron; wildlife presenter Kate Humble; Britain’s Got Talents winners Ashleigh and Pudsey; the banker turned baker Selasi Gbormittah; and Olympic gold medallist Sam Quek*.


Tickets can be bought every day at the door and children 15 and under for free*.




Ben Fogle - Matt Allwright - Julia Bradbury - Barney Harwood

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For immediate release: 28 February 2017




The Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2017 finished on 26 February with over 94,000 visitors through its doors: 7,023 more than 2016. The weekend peaked with 25,349 visiting the show on Saturday and over 45,000 visitors attending across the two days of the weekend.


The show’s media coverage reflected the nation’s interest in caravans, camping and motorhomes, with Radio 2’s Chris Evans championing the event during Tuesday’s breakfast show, and ITV’s This Morning presenting a range of products on London’s South Bank during its live broadcast.


Despite midweek gales disrupting roads and public transport in the Midlands, exhibitors still reported strong sales figures from the event. Director of Sales and Marketing for Auto-Trail, Scott Stephens reported that “show sales have highlighted how many customers are entering into motorhoming which is a great sign for the industry on the whole.” The announcement of a re-brand by The Caravan Club to The Caravan and Motorhome Club also reflected the growth in motorhome ownership*.


The caravan industry also confirmed a positive result. Unveiling a one-off Joules-designed touring caravan, Lunar’s UK Sales Director, Lee Roberts said that he saw “good footfall throughout the show, complemented by a great buying audience, making this February’s show the best yet.” The Coachman Caravan company reported an increase of 22% in retail sales compared to the previous year. Elliot Hibbs, Managing Director said “2017 has been positive for the industry as a whole and we have enjoyed an increase in demand for our product range.”


Swift showed its S-Pod 4 holiday lodge for the first time and reported strong interest. Nick Page, Group Commercial Director commented that “this has been our most successful February show for years with retail sales increasing by 26% on touring caravans and 34% on motorhomes.”


Launches included the Sonic Supreme 810SC by Adria. Managing Director, Slavica Sterk said, “The show has strengthened Adria’s position in the market,” suggesting that while products are not traditionally launched at the February show, overall public response surpassed expectations.


Omar Park and Leisure Homes unveiled the Wessex Hideaway lodge and were very pleased at the general interest across its lodges. Peter Berwick, the Group Sales and Design Director said that the show is “an opportunity to showcase top end models across the Wessex and Omar brands and gives us the chance to get valuable feedback from customers.”


Camping equipment brand Vango created a great buzz in Hall 5 thanks to the AirBeam Challenge, letting members of the public race against the clock to inflate a full sized tent. Vango saw record sales again at the show, with the Kela II DriveAway Awning and Inspire 800XXL eight-berth tent leading the way. Ivan Davies, Account Manager said that “the show really launches our year.”


“The February show’s attendance endorses the optimistic outlook for our industry, which continues to grow,” said John Lally, CEO - NCC Events Ltd. “We are also pleased to see that the demographic of those attending the show continues to diversify, with engagement from those new to the industry.”


A whole host of celebrities took to the Discovery Theatre stage throughout the show. Appearances included Ben Fogle, Barney Harwood, Kate Humble, Julia Bradbury and Sam Quek. Live cookery demonstrations from Monica Rivron, Selasi Gbormittah, Welsh chefs Mike Bates and Colin Gray also graced the stage.


Displays included the Lego® caravan, which featured in a Facebook Live RSS stream organised by Guinness World Records, and the highly popular Dog Agility arena. Additional attractions for visiting families included trampolines in the Bounce Zone, bushcraft workshops, climbing wall, artificial caving and a virtual reality of Europe’s longest zip wire in the North Wales LIVE area, and a Woodland Assault Course in partnership with The Woodland Trust.


The Motorhome and Caravan Show is at the NEC from 17 to 22 October 2017 and The Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show returns 20 to 25 February 2018.



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