VISTORS NUMBERS ON THE UP FOR THE OPENING DAY OF THE CARAVAN, CAMPING AND MOTORHOME SHOW 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 the door and children 15 and under for free*.