Caravan Salon Düsseldorf, Wick caravan park, best UK touring sites, and other UK caravan news

This year’s caravan season is now well underway, of course, and the headlines continue to shine a light on some of the most recent developments. Here we highlight just a few of those.

Caravan Salon Düsseldorf expands for this year

The German city of Düsseldorf once again hosts Europe’s largest motorhome show.

The Caravan Salon Düsseldorf opens from the 26th of August until the 4th of September and is shaping up to be the biggest event yet.

Thanks to an extra three halls of exhibition space, the Salon will present a vast range of new motorhomes, caravans, tents, campervans, and camping gear representing the products of around 600 exhibitors in 250,000 square metres of 16 exhibition halls.

Wick caravan park and campsite to reopen this month under new community ownership

The famed community spirit in the far north of Scotland has come to the fore once again as the community enterprise, the Wick Development Trust, takes on the running of the local caravan and camping site.

With the current owners retiring and no viable commercial interest to take over the running of this important amenity for the region’s tourism industry, the Wick Development Trust re-opened the site on the 27th of June and is set to plough back its profits into local regeneration projects.

In its story about the community enterprise project, the Highland’s Press and Journal on the 14th of June noted that the caravan and campsite is the only one in Wick.

Top 20 best touring caravan sites in the UK revealed

The next time you’ve decided on your destination but wonder where there are the best caravan touring sites, you might want to take a look at the top twenty sites selected by Auto Express recently.

The chosen sites are arranged by region, so there are no overall winners, but those coming out on top include:

Southern England

  • Golden Cap Holiday Park makes an ideal base from which to explore Dorset’s world-famous Jurassic Coast, with the beach just 150 yards or so from your onsite pitch;
  • the site boasts a total of 69 pitches for caravans, all with electric hook-up and 41 of which are on grass;

Northern England

  • the wild expanse of the North York Moors lies inland while the sleepy fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay is a bare 30-minute walk away – Bay Ness Farm is the ideal place to pitch your caravan or camper van on the beautiful east coast of England;
  • the site aims for simplicity – so all of its pitches are on grass but each one has an electric hook-up;

Central England

  • located on the edge of the mysterious vastness of the Forest of Dean is Bracelands campsite – an enticing hub for all manner of adventure sports and a peaceful spot to return to at the end of the day;
  • it’s a big campsite – 520 pitches – yet still manages to preserve a great sense of relaxed spaciousness;

Northern Ireland

  • too often overlooked when it comes to caravan holidays, but Highview Holiday Park will give you a whole new outlook on the attractions of Northern Ireland;
  • it’s close to the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Giant’s Causeway and to the unspoilt beauty of White Rocks beach;


  • of course, there are the Highlands and the outer isles, but sooner or later you’ll also want a taste of the Scottish capital – and where better to pitch your caravan than the Edinburgh Caravan and Motorhome Club site, just a short ride away from the city centre;
  • choose from one of 146 touring pitches.

Sykes acquires leading UK caravan holiday company 

Business Cheshire magazine on the 10th of June reported that Sykes Holiday Cottages has acquired the static caravan rental company UKcaravans4hire, which owns and runs some 6,000 holiday homes across the UK.

Sykes is currently on the wave of expansion having recently also acquired Forest Holidays – one of the main companies offering the rental of eco-friendly cabins in the UK.