Exploring The Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show

March 5, 2017

When an e-mail pinged into my inbox about potentially visiting the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show at the NEC in Birmingham with The Caravan Club, I did wonder if they were contacting the right person. I don’t really do camping unless we are talking Glastonbury and I’ve never even stepped foot in a Caravan or a Motorhome. The Caravan Club had invited me to explore the show and gain a fresh perspective on Caravan & Motorhome industry. To be honest, I was intrigued to find out more and explore something completely new for me.

An Introduction to The Caravan Club

With over 110 years of experience, The Caravan Club is the largest touring organisation in Europe. Membership costs just £49 per year and includes many benefits such as access to 200 exclusive Caravan Club Campsites in the UK and priority at 2500 ceritfied locations.

Just because I don’t have a caravan or motohome doen’t mean I can’t be a member. In some locations, there are actually some cosy cottages available to rent or camping pods (sort of like glamping). There are some stunning destinations, especially in Cornwall and Scotland. After visiting their stand I’m feeling inspired to discover more of the UK. The Caravan Club also cover destinations across the globe with tours across Europe, USA and Austrailia!

The Grand Reveal

On arrival to  the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show at the NEC, Birmingham I met up with Hayley. The Caravan Club stand was already buzzing within half an hour of the show opening as they revealed a big rebrand reveal was about to take place. It was actually quite exciting as they had a countdown to 10.30am and more & more crowds gathered.

The chairman revealed that they were re-branding as the Caravan & Motorhome Club. This re-brand is a first for the company and really reflects how the industry has grown. It seems they are really focusing on developing the brand to appeal to all ages who are looking to experience the great outdoors.

Motorhome Manoeuvring Masterclass

Throughout the day they were offering complimentary Motorhome and Caravan Manoeuvring Masterclasses which were very popular amongst guests. All spaces were booked up within an hour of the show opening but we luckily got a place. I say “we” but as I can’t drive, this was Hayley’s chance to shine. Although I can’t drive and unlikely going to be driving a motorhome anytime soon, the masterclass was so informative and Hayley did so well. I was sat in the back spectating and kinda fearing for my life but I was really impressed with her skills!

 Exploring the Show

As you can imagine, throughout the show there was plenty of Caravans and Motorhomes – Shock Horror! Hayley and I loved looking round them all and choosing which ones we were going to buy when we won the lottery. They all cost a pretty penny but some of the designs were so insane and luxurious. The show covered all things camping and even had a Dog Agility show!

Whilst it’s unlikely that I’m going to buy a Motorhome or even learn to drive anytime soon, I was facinated by the whole experience. I wouldn’t rule out visiting a Cottage or Camping Pod with The Caravan Club. It does seem like a great way explore more of the country or go further a feild. They are also currently giving away an American tour across Route 66 over on their Facebook page so go check it out. It’s basically my dream trip! A big thank you to The Caravan & Motorhome Club and Good Rebels for inviting me and organising this.

Have you ever been on a Caravan/Motorhome holiday? Would you consider it? Are you a member of The Caravan Club?


19 comments so far.

19 responses to “Exploring The Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show”

  1. It was such a good day! I’m dying to drive a motorhome again!

  2. Sounds fun. My husband is obsessed with trailer homes as well call them in the states (caravan sounds so much classier) I’m sure he would love to be a member!

  3. Jemma says:

    Sounds like such a fun event to go to. I bet there were some wonderful caravans on show.

  4. LaaLaa says:

    I’ve seen so many people transition to motor homes and it’s amazing how they adapt and also get so many people into one and manage.

  5. I’ve had a motorhome once last year when we went to Glastonbury (best decision we had) and I used to go on a lot of caravan holidays when I was a kid so I know how great they can be x

  6. Sophie says:

    I would love to have a camper van one day!
    Sophie Cliff

  7. Sarah says:

    I have been on caravan holidays many times as a child! It’s a lot of fun! I love the look of that cute little round caravan!

  8. Ickle Pickle says:

    I used to be a member and my parents have been for years. They love their clubsites. I am actually looking at getting another tourer this year. Kaz 🙂

  9. It sounds interesting – caravanning isn’t really my bag, though I fancy a really old fashioned campervan and a trip around Route 66!

  10. I’m not a member of the Caravan Club but when I was younger we had a tourer and used to love going all over the country in it. Now that I’m older I’d like to buy a static when we have some spare money and children! xxx

  11. I was never a camping fan in the UK- too cold haha! But I have quickly become a convert in the warmer weather in Australia and now plan on buying a camper trailer or caravan to do a big lap of the Country in a few years time! xo

  12. Annie B says:

    Blogger camping road trip?! If that is ever going to happen count me in! I love an adventure like this!

  13. Ela says:

    I’ve been to camping but not a caravan camping, I’m sure it would be way easy and comfier than normal camping 🙂 One day I’d like to rent one and travel around!

    Ela BellaWorld

  14. Jenni says:

    Thats interesting 🙂 thank for sharing! I’ll look into this. I don’t usually go caravaning but may be fun!

  15. My family used to camp and later on my dad bought a caravan – it used to be good fun. Now a days the caravans are much more sophisticated. R

  16. Rebecca Smith says:

    I love going on caravan holidays and now my son does too !

  17. weirdly I have been to a few my father in law goes every year he actually bought a new motor home there last year which is beautiful and massive but he does go away every weekend in it to france or just around the uk. It is amazing how far they have come x

  18. I have a thing about caravans and camper vans! I would really love to go and look around, some of the models they have are mind-blowing aren’t they!?

  19. We’ve just bought a caravan and are just about to join the caravan club!

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