Almost everyone who owns a caravan enjoys a good caravan show.
It is an ideal opportunity to get out and see some of the latest models and to exchange a little gossip with other owners. They’re also a great chance to see and tinker with some of the latest accessories and gadgets out there.
Finally, it’s amazing just how much you can learn at these shows. Even seasoned veteran caravan owners will often admit that they see and learn things that they didn’t previously know.
That’s why we are taking a break here from touring caravan insurance issues and instead highlighting some of the bigger shows that are on the radar for the next six months. We hope you can get to at least one of them and that you enjoy yourself!
08th to 11th February, The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show 2018 – SEC Glasgow
This is a vast gathering of caravan enthusiasts and dealers. In spite of the name, this attracts visitors from all over the UK not just caravan lovers from north of the border.
It’s also a great chance if you’ve not already done so, to explore this vibrant city with its vast range of cultural attractions.
20th to 25th February, The Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2018 – over five halls of Birmingham NEC
This is, of course, one of the big ones!
You can have a go at motorhome manoeuvring, take test drives and check out some great caravan trip destinations. There’s also a huge display of tents, trailer tents and accessories.
17th to 18th March, The Spring Motorhome & Caravan Show 2018 – Newark, Nottinghamshire
This is another huge event and one that’s very popular.
Car parking is free (a big attraction in itself!) and there are thousands of exhibits and hundreds of exhibitors. It’s held at the Newark Showground and it also has a reputation for providing some great outdoor-type food as well.
8th to 10th June, the UK Summer Motorhome & Caravan Show – Detling (Near Maidstone) Kent
Held at the Kent Event Centre, this is another large show and one that’s very popular in the South of England.
There are hundreds of dealers keen to show off their wares. There is also the chance to perhaps pick up a bargain or two as well.
You’ll also be entertained by live music!
These shows are hugely popular and that by definition can mean some traffic delays in the local area – particularly first thing in the mornings and “going home time” in the evenings.
If you can, get there early.
It’s also worth noting that ticket entry prices can be more expensive if you arrive and pay on the day than if you book in advance. There are plenty of entry ticket options and prices on the internet. So with a little research, you might be able to save yourself some money.
Finally, the catering at many of these events is very good but at peak times, it can be put under pressure and delays aren’t unknown. If you can vary your eating times a little or perhaps take some sort of picnic with you, it might help you to spend more time looking at all those wonderful new caravans and accessories!