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NEC Motorhome & Caravan Show Oct 2015

The Motorhome & Caravan Show returns to the NEC in Birmingham this autumn (13th - 18th October). The Show will occupy eleven huge halls of the NEC and it is guaranteed to be an unmissable event. It’s the UK’s national leisure vehicle launch event, the biggest show of its kind in the UK, filling 11 giant halls at the NEC.!

We are also giving you the chance to be there too, with our competition to win free tickets! See below for details on how to enter.

Don’t forget this is the industry's National Show, and the only place to see all the new 2016 caravan, motorhome, holiday home, trailer tent and folding caravan models from leading UK and European manufacturers and dealers - hot off the production line.

With loads of models on display it's the only place to see and compare all the latest layouts, finishes and innovations all under the one roof.

What's on at the Show?

It features the new 2016 caravan and motorhome models from all leading manufacturers including Swift, Bailey, Elddis, Lunar, Coachman, Adria, Trigano, Hymer, Auto Sleepers and many more.

There’s also campervans, trailer tents, folding caravans, holiday homes and lodges, campsites and destinations, tow cars, awnings and porches to browse and buy.

If that’s not enough then this year’s show will be opened by motorcycle racing legend Carl ‘Foggy’ Fogarty and see the unveiling of a lifesize touring caravan made entirely of LEGO bricks, hopefully setting a new Guinness World Record on opening day!

You’ll also be able to enjoy exclusive show only deals, new product demonstrations, the Experts’ Theatre, towing and manoeuvring lessons, browse all the accessories you’ll ever need and benefit from free parking, a free show guide – plus kids go free too!

Organised by NCC Events the show is supported by The Caravan Club and The Camping and Caravanning Club

Ticket Prices and Booking Details

The Show is fantastic value, advance* tickets start at just £7.50 for seniors (60 + years) and £8.50 for adults. Children under 15 years are admitted free of charge when accompanied by a paying adult or senior. Parking and a Show guide are included.

To buy tickets call 0844 338 7799 or visit their website (a £1.25 transaction fee applies).

* Advance ticket offer ends at 23.59hrs on 12/10/15 after which tickets revert to on-the-door prices: £12.00 Adult, £11 Senior (60yrs+).

Car parking is included in the ticket price and the free show guide is subject to availability. No dogs (except assistance dogs). Group ticket discounts available in advance for bookings of 10+ call 0800 358 0058 for details.

We've got 50 Tickets to Give Away!

We have teamed up with The Motorhome & Caravan Show and are offering 25 lucky people the chance to win a pair of tickets to the show

For further details and for your chance to win click here - competition now closed!

Life Size Lego Caravan!

On display at the show will be a life-size caravan made of LEGO bricks! The Guinness World Record attempt has a full interior with bed, running water, sink, and electric lights. Watch a teaser trailer of it being built:

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    Message posted by AdminBob on 20/08/2015 16:20:25Report Post Report this
Latest News from the show What’s new at the Motorhome & Caravan Show this October? The UK’s national leisure vehicle launch event opens this autumn, the Motorhome & Caravan Show 13 – 18 October at the NEC, Birmingham. Advance tickets are on sale now from as little as £7.50*. Here’s a first round-up of just some of the new and exciting products that will feature across the six days, all to browse and buy under one roof. S Caravans and motorhomes Adria (Stand 20.77, 20.15) To celebrate the brand’s 50th anniversary this year, Adria will feature special edition Silver Collection versions of its UK best sellers at the NEC this autumn. This includes touring caravan models the Adora 613DT Isonzo and Altea 472DS Eden, as well as Matrix and Twin motorhome models. Adria will also showcase a new range of small coachbuilt motorhomes – the Compact range. Auto Campers (Stand 11.110) continues to expand its model line-up with the launch of a Hybrid model. The new, MRV (Multi Recreational Vehicle) is based on the short wheel base Transit Custom and offers twin side doors, with fixed O/S furniture and a suspended bed system. Auto-Sleepers Group (Stand 6.55, 6.49) will have a number of new models on display. These include award winning special edition products available from Marquis, such as the company’s exclusive Benimar Mileo Range, enhanced for 2016 with a host of added features and two new layouts. Then there’s the revised 2016 Lifestyle motorhome and caravan ranges in a choice of award-winning layouts. Also, the Majestic Motorhome range, exclusive to Marquis has been increased to 14 all powered by the 150bhp Peugeot engine. Auto-Sleepers Van Conversions will reveal its new ‘Fairford’ model based on the Peugeot XLWB chassis, taking centre stage for its official launch at the show. This summer Bailey (Stand 19.28, 19.29) has launched its new, fourth generation Pegasus touring caravan with a choice of seven layouts. The five berth single axle Pegasus Ancona has a redesigned layout including a dedicated rear children’s bedroom and a full width transverse end washroom. It will make its public debut at the show this October. Bürstner GmbH (Stand 8.40) will reveal the first layout from its new 2016 IXEO range at the show. Called the IXEO IT680G it features a longitudinal double bed which disappears into the ceiling when stored and lowers to the level of the main seating when in use. Coachman (stand 19.39) will bring its 2016 models to the NEC in October, in particular its two new caravan layouts. These include the 5-berth Vision 570 and the 2 berth Pastiche 470. The latter is a single axle caravan with a full domestic size, fixed bed, luxury end washroom at a weight of 1295kg. The former is a versatile, single axle caravan with two large lounge areas and an optional sixth berth making it attractive to the family market. Elddis (Stand 20.19 & 20.39 & 20.43) New touring caravan layouts to feature at the Show include the Avante 554 with transverse bed and Whale Expanse underslung heating system as well as the new Compass Corona 576 six-berth and a new Buccaneer too. There are also new developments in the Elddis motorhome offering with two new models in the Encore range making their debut at the show, the 254 and 285. Jerba Campervans (Stand 11.55) This specialist VW camper producer from Scotland has been working on a new elevating roof design that includes an easy zip-out canvas – removable in under five minutes, it’s ideal for cleaning as well as making the most of the warm weather. It uses YKK zips and Ventile material that’s fully breathable as well as being watertight. Lowdham Leisureworld (Stand 8.20, 20.45) celebrates 50 years in business in 2016 so will reveal its all new Swift Hi-Style range including Alde heating plus a special 50th anniversary pack, the latter also featuring on the company’s Freestyle SE range. Its Bailey Pegasus and Unicorn caravans will also feature the Lowdhams 50th anniversary pack. On motorhomes there’s the launch of the Knaus Boxlife van conversions with innovative sleeping systems, the Lowdhams’ anniversary edition Knaus SKY TI – plus an exclusive special edition Bessacarr Hi-Style. Lunar (Stand 17.39 & 18.13) will showcase its Lunar and Venus touring caravans including three new additions to the Lexon range. The Lexon 560 is a four-berth with a popular transverse island bed. Also a four-berth is the new Lexon 570, which features fixed single beds and an end washroom and for large families there is the new Lexon 580, a five-berth caravan with fixed bunks. Also on view at the NEC will be the new Delta RI, a four-berth caravan, and a refined Venus range of value-for-money tourers, including the new Venus 570. The full Lunar Landstar motorhome range will be on display too. Pilote (Stand 9.10) will have as its star vehicle for the UK on show, the new G650L A-class motorhome. It has large front lounge which can comfortably accommodate up to eight people and sleep four. A completely fresh bathroom layout with separate shower and dressing area, extra-large wardrobe and plenty of storage are just some of its other features. Rapido (Stand 7.40) will have a 6 series version of its well-known 7065FF. The 665F will be a 7.4M vehicle with a rear bathroom and Alde heating systems as standard. To capitalise on British interest in twin-bed layouts, Rapido will also unveil a new 7m model, the 855F, with separate shower thanks to an innovative bathroom design. Not only this, but the company will launch two brand new ranges, the 80DF and a refurbished Distinction. Both will offer double floors and Al-Ko chassis. British special vans, 600FF, 9048DF and 9094DF will feature too. Richard Baldwin Motorhomes (Stand 9.98) will unveil its new and improved range of Special Editions, the Musketeer Range, featuring the D'Artagnan, Athos, Porthos & Aramis. These will offer increased specification, new fabrics and new graphics. Shire Conversions (Stand 11.50) will showcase its brand new van conversion, the FL Twin. Based on a Fiat chassis, it’s a 2 berth motorhome with twin bed, front lounge and a high specification. Southdowns Motorhomes (Stand 8.16) will reveal two Concorde motorhomes seen on UK shores for the first time at the show, including the Concorde Liner Plus 990G and Concorde Credo 841L. The Laika Kreos 5 series range – with the Kreos 5009 – will also feature. Swift (Stand 6.39, 6.34, 6.33, 6.31). The company’s new Sprite Freedom range of caravans is sure to get plenty of interest at the NEC. These are positioned as entry-level caravans ideal for those looking to buy their first new tourer, featuring three popular 6 berth family models. There’s the Freedom 6, Freedom 6TD and Freedom FB. Swift will also feature a wide selection from its 2016 leisure vehicle portfolio, including new motorhome models. The sporty Rio range has expanded to feature two new models, the 310 and 325, with more traditional motorhome layouts and standard side entrance doors. The Bolero range also has two new models, the 612EK and 744PR. The former is a 2 seater, 2 berth vehicle with parallel front lounge and rear kitchen, with the latter a 4 seater, 4 berth model with U-shaped rear lounge, front travelling dinette and side seat plus side kitchen and washroom. Webbs Motor Caravans (Stand 9.85) will officially launch its exclusive partnership with French, hand-built, motorhome brand Fleurette at the show. For the last six years there have been no new Fleurette models stocked by UK dealers, so Webbs will be the only place to see the brand’s 2016 models, such as Mayflower, for the new season. Wellhouse Leisure (Stand 12.85) will have a host of new product launches at the show, including the Ford Terrier 2 M-Camper which features a full body-kit, alloy wheels and looks more like a racing van than a traditional campervan! It is part of the new Terrier 2 range with updated interior and furniture designed by Technoform, the Italian company that supplies many premium brands. It will be unveiled, by a special guest, on the second anniversary of the original Terrier's launch at the Motorhome & Caravan Show 2013. There’s also the Terrier Lux - a new entry-level Ford based model. Finally, there will be the new Moselle - based on the all-new Mercedes Vito van. Trailer tents and folding caravans OPUS Campers (Stand 12.105) will officially unveil an innovative folding camper with the ability to carry two motorcycles on its roof. The OPUS Moto is a brand new concept allowing motorcyclists to combine a family holiday, group getaway or romantic weekend with a biking break. Loading and unloading a motorcycle is simple, using the camper mounted crane, and takes just 20 seconds. Trigano MDC (Stand 12.10, 12.05) trailer tents will feature its Galleon model in a new brown colour and two new versions of its Odyssee model, one basic version and one “plus” with an easy access luggage system make opening the luggage compartment simpler. Raclet (Stand 12.12) trailer tents will have its Panama UP Xtrail product on view as well as its Solena, Safari, and Quickstop X-Trail models. Holiday homes and lodges Omar Park and Leisure Homes (Stand 9.120), celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, is displaying the award-winning park home, the Anniversary along with its most long-standing signature home, the Colorado. Swift will showcase holiday home models from its Bordeaux Escape, Burgundy, Chamonix, S-Pod, Loire, Biarritz, and Moselle Lodge ranges as well as two brand new models yet to be revealed. Wessex Unique Lodges & Park Homes (Stand 9.120b) will have its exciting new luxury lodge model, the Summerhouse, alongside the sleek and distinctive Contemporary luxury lodge. Awnings and porches Vango (Stand 17.36) will exhibit key models from its new 2016 collection, including caravan awnings Rapide, Varkala II and Kalari, including new annex addition as well as Idris II, Kela Deluxe and Galli drive-away awnings. Outwell (Stand 17.81) will have its latest inflatable and pole drive-away awnings on show, with the Country Road SA from the Smart Air Touring Collection taking pride of place. There’s also the brand new Daytona Air from the company’s Air Crusing Collection and the new Darlington. Accessories Cadac (Stand 17.01) will reveal the new Safari Chef 2 taking all the great features of the original making it even better. New features include, a new gas control offering better temperature control, a new piezo ignition for safer and more convenient lighting and new locking legs for even greater stability. Coming in 20% lighter than its predecessor (only 4KG) this model offers an excellent cooking experience in any location. Duvalay (Stand 6.27) reveals its new Golden Eclipse mattress, with special launch offers on it at the show E&P Hydraulics (Stand 20.32a) will introduce its EP-019HYD/LONG hydraulic jack, capable of lifting two tonnes and its new Compact Caravan Levelsystem aimed at the more budget-conscious customer. Motorola Solutions (Stand 12.99) has an expanded generation of TLKR™ unlicensed walkie-talkies with the T60, splashproof T80 and weatherproof T80Extreme models. Pro-Tec Covers (Stand 12.01) will be at the show with their new company branding, a new website and with a special limited edition Caravan Club cover. Road Pro (Stand 12.70 & 12.75) will feature a host of products, including a new EZA Lithium Power-Pack for caravans and motorhomes. The EZA replaces leisure batteries and can provide up to 120Ah without the need for charging. A solar panel can be connected directly to the EZA and running the engine for just 20 minutes will put approximately 20Ah into the unit. The EZA is also ideal for use with an inverter. Winch Solutions LTD (Stand 20.56a) will introduce a new line of generators from leading US Suppliers, Champion Power Equipment. Winch Solutions have been granted exclusive distribution rights for the whole of Europe with standout products being the Dual Fuel (LPG or Petrol) Generator and the super quiet Inverter range. The Motorhome & Caravan Show 2015 is the only place to see a life-size model caravan made of LEGO® bricks revealed in public for the first time on opening day 13 October. It’s also the only UK show where all the new 2016 caravan and motorhome models from leading UK and European manufacturers are revealed and can be compared under one roof. Visitors can enjoy exclusive show only deals, new product demonstrations, the Experts’ Theatre, FREE caravan towing and motorhome manoeuvring lessons, browse hundreds of accessories, free parking and a free show guide – plus kids go free too! The show is supported by The Caravan Club and The Camping and Caravanning Club, fills 11 huge halls at the NEC in Birmingham and features every type of leisure vehicle, including caravans, motorhomes, campervans, trailer tents and folding caravans, luxury lodges and caravan holiday homes. To buy tickets (in advance from as little as £7.50 senior/8.50 adult*) to the show and for more information, check out the show details

    Message posted by AdminBob on 16/09/2015 08:55:28Report Post Report this
Latest News from the show Cyclist Dave Sims, Matt Baker and Julia Bradbury to star at the Motorhome & Caravan Show 2015 •     Dave Sims to tell his tale cycling the Tour De France on a Raleigh Chopper bicycle! •     He rode 1,600 miles staying in a motorhome each night Featuring alongside all the new 2016 leisure vehicles being launched at this year’s Motorhome & Caravan Show – 13 – 18 October, Birmingham NEC - will be a group of special guests that love nothing more than getting into the great outdoors. From well-known on-screen stars such as Matt Baker and Julia Bradbury, to those that would rather go #screenfree and leave their digital technology at home, the show has a compelling line-up each day in its Experts’ Theatre and beyond. In the Experts’ Theatre on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th at 15.00, Dave Sims will speak about his incredible experience cycling 1,600 miles of the 2015 Tour De France on a bike designed in the seventies for children. With the professionals using carbon fibre bikes worth thousands of pounds, Dave completed the route on nothing more than a Raleigh Chopper! He raised thousands of pounds for charity and received support from Chris Froome and Team Sky in his bid to prove that you don’t need an expensive bike to take part in the world’s most gruelling bicycle race. He’s a big fan of caravans and motorhomes, having used a motorhome to support his pedalling adventure. On opening day and Caravan Club Day, Tuesday 13 October, well-known TV and radio presenter Matt Baker will feature as a guest of the Club. Visitors can hear what he has to say about his countryside adventures his career on stand 20.79. There’s also the chance to find out more about the Club’s own network of UK sites, overseas travel service plus touring advice. Friendly Friday, 16th October, will see TV presenter and President of The Camping and Caravanning Club Julia Bradbury welcome show visitors. She will speak about her love of the outdoors, walking and take audience questions in the Experts Theatre (Hall 9) at 15.00. She will also be on the Club stand 8.10 throughout the day to meet and greet Club members and non-members alike. At 15.00 Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th, Lee Davey arrives in the Experts’ Theatre to tell his inspiring story about the Davey family going #screenfree in their Swift Sprite caravan. Caravanners for more than a decade, the Davey’s focussed on family time at Caravan Club sites in the UK and abroad by leaving TV’s, i-Pads, etc. at home and enjoying more of the great outdoors. “Instead of playing Candy Crush, we tried kayaking and we swapped the soaps for surfing. But, Poppy & Charlie came up with the best and most inventive things to do!” Also on hand at the show every day is ‘Gadget Girl’ Ella Williamson, probably best known for her five year residency as the ‘Gadget Guru’ on BBC2’s Something for the Weekend. Ella regularly features in national newspapers and magazines, and on television and radio with guest appearances on This Morning, Good Morning Britain, to name a few. She also writes for BBC News. Not only will Ella be compering most of the sessions in the Experts’ Theatre, but she will also be giving her own expert advice daily at 16.00 on the must have gadgets to take on holiday. Taking place every day of the show are two ever popular sessions about buying a caravan or motorhome. In association with Practical Caravan magazine industry expert and author John Wickersham will give his unique brand of advice and top tips for buying a caravan at 11.45 each day. In association with MMM, the magazine’s senior roadtester Dave Hurrell will do the same for motorhomes and campervans, every day at 13.45. Graham Powell, of Caravan Finder TV fame, will reprise his useful morning slot on Wednesday 13th, Thursday 14th and Sunday 18th at 11.15, advising visitors how to get the most out of their visit to the show. That’s not all. Visitors can also enjoy exclusive show only deals, new product demonstrations, FREE caravan towing and motorhome manoeuvring lessons, browse hundreds of accessories, free parking and a free show guide – plus kids go free too! To buy tickets (in advance from as little as £7.50 senior/8.50 adult*) to the show and for more information, check out the show details

    Message posted by faldocourt on 17/09/2015 19:29:34Report Post Report this
It has to be the most comprehensive show in Europe, covering every aspect of camping and caravans; tents, motorhomes, tourers right up the scale to the best there is in mobile homes. Every year it generates a buzz that lasts right through to next years holidays and times away, leaving you wanting that bit more kit or that latest gadget or a change usually upwards on the canvas or the structure that you own. This year looks even more exciting with the latest that technology brings to our world. Roll on the 13th.............  

    Message posted by AdminBob on 28/09/2015 10:33:28Report Post Report this
Latest News from the show Cooking great food for the great outdoors, indoors at the Motorhome & Caravan Show 2015 •     Chefs Dean Edwards, Sean Wilson, Paul Da-Costa-Greaves and Ali Ray will show off their culinary skills •     Tens of thousands expected at the Motorhome & Caravan Show •     13 – 18 October 2015 Every holiday involves good food and it’s no different when going away in a caravan or motorhome. That’s why the UK’s national leisure vehicle launch show will host four top chefs all cooking up a storm in the Experts’ Theatre. Visitors will be inspired to create fantastic food whenever they’re on site in a caravan or motorhome, from tasty family curries to the best of British cuisine! On Sunday 18th resident chef on ITV’s morning programme Lorraine, Dean Edwards, visits the show to cook three dishes that any family can cook on a campsite including a delicious Thai beef and mango salad. Dean’s food ethos is all about making food that is simple, yet tastes amazing - food doesn’t have to be complicated! He’ll be using ingredients that are familiar to everyone and be signing copies of his new book ‘Feel-Good Family Food’ after his lunchtime session. Saturday 17th sees Sean Wilson, well-known for playing Martin Platt in Coronation Street for over two decades, rustle up some tasty meals using his own unique, hand-made Lancashire Cheese. In his own fun and truly entertaining style, Sean will show how cheese can form the basis for some incredible dishes that anyone can prepare when in the great outdoors. Pitching up each day from Tuesday to Thursday is food and camping devotee Ali Ray. Ali is The Camping and Caravanning Club’s ‘Eat Local’ columnist and loves to show how to cook using the best local ingredients to where you’re staying. Her aim is to inspire campers to embrace the bounty of great local produce that Britain offers and she’s spent the last five years travelling the length and breadth of the country researching her first book – Pitch Up, Eat Local. Master Chef of Great Britain Paul Da-Costa-Greaves arrives on Friday 16th to showcase his creative cookery. Born in Liverpool to an English mother and West Indian father Paul’s cooking is described as like `a male version of Nigella Lawson`, yet verbally rough like Paul O`Grady! Paul will cook some highly original food as he brings the most everyday cooking experience to life on stage. The event is not all about cooking though. Visitors can also enjoy 400 exhibitors, exclusive show only deals, exciting new product launches each day in the Experts Theatre, FREE caravan towing and motorhome manoeuvring lessons, browse hundreds of accessories, free parking and a free show guide – plus kids go free too! To buy tickets (in advance from as little as £7.50 senior/8.50 adult*) to the show and for more information, check out the show details

    Message posted by AdminBob on 07/10/2015 13:12:49Report Post Report this
Congratulations to the following who have all won a pair of tickets to The Motorhome & Caravan Show 2015. Kevin Sheldon     from      Warwickshire Gillian Hook     from      Lancashire Chris Bottomley     from      West Yorkshire Malcolm Bird     from      Shropshire Nicola Whitmore     from      Milton Keynes John Robinson     from      West Yorkshire Robert Humpage     from      Staffordshire Mrs Sharon Cope     from      Derbyshire Jane Sumner     from      Shropshire Paul Harvey     from      Norfolk Nicola Lawrence     from      Suffolk Mark Mitchell     from      Bucks Kenneth White     from      Gloucestershire Vincent Rostron     from      Cheshire Aled Price     from      Cornwall keith scrivener     from      Essex Ken schofield     from      Cheshire Michael Offiler     from      Nottinghamshire anita cooper     from      LEICESTERSHIRE Joyce     from      Tyne and Wear Frank Silk     from      staffs Pat Molloy     from      West Midlands Helen Bows     from      Cambs Emma Savs     from      Cheshire Alison Moran     from      Cheshire If you were not lucky enough to win you can still find out more about the show and claim discounted entry from here

    Message posted by Webmaster on 08/10/2015 10:19:55Report Post Report this
At 10.45am on opening day in Hall 12, in a Guinness World Record a life-size caravan made of LEGO bricks will be revealed!The model will have a full interior with bed, running water, sink, and electric lights, taken more than 1,000 man hours to build and is based on a funky ‘teardrop’ shape T at B 320 RS caravan. Visitors will see it side-by-side with a real T at B 320 RS caravan. The model will stay on-site until the 18th October.

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