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Index : Shows and Events and Days Out : London Caravan & Outdoor Show 2005 - by UKCampsite.co.uk

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London Caravan & Outdoor Show 2005

A brand new show for families who love the outdoors
  • 2006 range launches from the top manufacturers and dealers
  • Over 200 participating companies from across the outdoor leisure spectrum
  • Tent City - London biggest display of erect tents
  • The largest showcase of Holiday Homes and Park Homes in London
  • Special Price Incentives on many new models
  • Free Towing Technique Courses
  • Towsure outdoor accessories Superstore
  • Onsite camping and 4000 parking spaces available
  • ExCeL London is outside the congestion charge zone
  • It will be one of the 2012 Olympic venues
  • Half Term Fun. Kids under 16 go FREE when booking tickets in advance
  • FREE sporting and adventure activities for all the family
  • Special show-time discounts, expert demonstrations, prize draws, helpful information


London’s biggest display of motorhomes. From luxurious American RVs through to coach-built conversions, “A” class products, accessories and services plus the latest models and ranges from Ace, Ahorn, Autocruise, Autosleeper, Barrons, Burstner, Carthago, Compass, Concorde, Dethleffs, Elnagh, Eura Mobil, Fifth Wheel, Four Winds, Firebrand, Firestorm, Frankia, Freestyle, Geist, Hymer, I H Motorcampers, Joint, Kentucky Camp, Knaus, Laika, Lifestyle Vehicle Developments, LMC, Lunar, Magnum, Marquis, Mclouis, Niesmann & Bischoff, Pilote, Pioneer, Rapido, Romahome, Sea, Sloop, Swift, Timberland, VW, Weinsberg, Lexington, Mandelay, R-Vision and Damon American Motorhomes.

Many caravan and motorhome accessories including air-conditioning systems, tyre safety, storage protection, caravan movers, foyers, satellite entertainment systems, trailers, GPS systems and cleaning agents will also be available.


For seasoned tourers and first time buyers - Brands on display include Ace, Avondale, Bailey, Barrons, Burstner, Coachman, Compass, Cristall, Dethleffs, Fifth Wheel, Five Bells Caravans, Fleetwood, Geist, Hymer, Knaus, Lunar, Mendip, Swift and Tab and a fleet of models from UK and overseas manufacturers.

Mendip Caravan Center, winners of Practical Caravan 2005 Dealer Of The Year Award (Newport branch) will bring a selection of their exclusive own Magnum caravans. Geist Vehicle Leisure Ltd are nationally unveiling two 2006 ranges at the show. Five Bells Caravans will be showcasing the 2006 Lunar Quasar FB. Bailey will be showcasing their new Senator 5 Series. Fifth Wheel will be launching the Globestorm, their smaller, lighter, new fifth wheel caravan.

Awnings -  the 2006 ranges from Ventura and Isabella, will be on display.

Camping and Tents

Discover over 2000m2 of the latest tents – single man to family size - erected and ready to explore in Tent City. Whether it’s for backpacking, fishing or for family holidays there’ll be plenty of tents to choose from and prices to suit all budgets from £29.99 to £330. 

The top brands on display include Aztec, Coleman, Freedom, Khyam, Oggie, Outwell, Outdoor Revolution, Robens, Sunncamp, Wynnster and Vango.

There’s also a diverse range of outdoor leisure products on display from spas to patio furniture, outdoor clothing, lots of gadgets and products to make your homes away from home more luxurious and fun.

The Towsure Superstore

Supplying camping products and accessories, from sleeping bags to outdoor clothing, barbeques to outdoor seating, the Towsure Superstore offers over 4000 products to choose from. Visitors can save up to 15% off selected lines in store at the show or receive a 10% discount and free delivery on all purchases when using Towsure's in-show computers.

Holiday and Park Home Village

Explore the latest in park home and holiday home living at the Holiday Home & Park Home Village sponsored by Park Home & Holiday Caravan magazine. Featuring 10 beautiful homes from the leading manufactures and park operators, visitors will be able to wander through these delightful residences and experience first hand the modern comforts of park home living.

START Caravanning

For visitors thinking about buying a caravan, but are concerned about towing and hitching or for those who may want to brush-up on their towing skills, they can book into one of the FREE 30 minute courses and Start Caravanning! In the comfort of the latest Land Rover models visitors will drive a short route around the ExCeL campus under the supervision of The Camping and Caravanning Club's expert Caravan Manoeuvring Course Instructors. To book onto the course visitors should head for stand 1072 and bring along a driving licence to prove that they are 25 years or above, have held a full license for over 3 years (without serious accident or convictions) and pass a short-sighted tests

Campsites and Holiday Destinations

Park Resorts will launch their 2006 Caravan and Camping Holidays Brochure.

Select Sites will be offering an early bird booking service during the show. Select Sites offer advance booking, travel information and ferry services to over 180 campsites in 12 countries across Europe.

Parkdean Holidays offer 20 luxury holiday home sites across England, Wales and Scotland, including The Glad and St Minver holiday parks.

Boat and Marine

A selection of watercraft will be available at the show, with the exception of some narrow boats, are all either towable, fit on a roof rack or fold-away compactly for easy transportation. With prices starting at only £150, even the most hardened land lovers will be tempted to spend time on the water.

Products and leading brands on offer include:

Canoes & kayaks – Ocean Kayak, Bic Sport, Instaboat Canoes, Islander, Palm and Perception.
Narrow boats – Baby Gem, Evesham Marina and Stenston Boat Builders.
Sailing dinghies – Walker Bay, Stowaway Dinghies.
Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs) – Yamaha, Avon, Bombard and Quicksilver.
Sports boats / fishing boats – Drago, Jeanneau and Maxum.
The Inland Waterways Association will be present at the show.

Family Fun

Visitors will be able to experience a series of free presentations, demonstrations and quizzes from experts across the world of camping, caravanning and outdoor leisure in The Practically Everything Experts Theatre sponsored by Practical Caravan & Practical Motorhome magazines. Television personality The Big Chef (Peter Osborne), will be cooking up a series of dishes perfect for campers throughout the show.

Take to the green at the Golf Challenge! A nine hole mini golf course will test the skills of novices and experienced golfers alike and provide some fun along the way.

The Sail and Canoe Zone is for people of all ages who have never tried sailing, canoeing or kayaking but have always wanted to have a go. A specially built pool will enable newcomers to take to sailing dinghies, Canadian canoes and kayaks under the supervision of qualified instructors

Ski and Snowboarding - A great opportunity for adults and children to get a taste of winter sports on a specially built starter slope, under the watchful eye of professional instructors. Starter sessions will be offered free of charge to visitors throughout the show.

The organizers have bought a taste of the mountains to ExCeL with the 'Rock' climbing wall. T

Experience the amazing off road capabilities of the latest 4 x 4 models from Land Rover in the Land Rover Adventure Zone.

For those looking for a bit of excitement, then riding quad bikes and mini moto's around the specially built outdoor circuit is something not to be missed.

All activities are under expert supervision and included in the price of entry!

Overnight camping

Run on behalf of the organisers (Inside Communications) by The Camping and Caravanning Club, Britain’s oldest and friendliest camping organisation, the campsite will be situated on the east car park of the ExCeL campus. The site will offer visitors with motorhomes and caravans a unique setting from which to enjoy the show and make the most of the Capital’s premier exhibition and Olympic location.

The riverside campsite, with views across to the Thames River Barrier, Olympic venue Millennium Dome and London city skyline, will be open to those with a caravan or motorhome for the duration of Thursday 27th October to Sunday 30th October 2005. Pitches cost £15 and campers will benefit from 50% off the on-the-door ticket price when booking their pitch in advance. For further details about camping or to book a pitch call The Camping and Caravanning Club on 024 7647 5442. NB Pitches are limited.

Show Details and Information

DATES: Thursday 27th, Friday 28th, Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th October 2005.
OPENING TIMES: 10am to 5pm

TICKET HOTLINE: 0870 7300112

Tickets can be bought in advance of 27th October for a reduced rate.
Kids under 16 go free when booking tickets in advance*!!
In Advance: Adults £7, Senior Citizens £6, Children (5-15) FREE, Disabled £6, Disabled Aide FREE, Groups of 10+ Adults £6 each, Group of 10+ Seniors £5 each.
(A transaction fee of 75p will be added for card payments)

On the door: Adults £9, Senior Citizens £7.50, Children (5-15) £3.00, Disabled £7 and Disabled Aide FREE. No group tickets are available on the door.

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