From a cheap caravan to Buckingham Palace-style, go-ahead for the Malvern Caravan Show, and more caravan news

Thanks to their opening on the 4th of July, ahead of many other attractions, and the huge surge in staycation holidays, pitches on caravan and camping sites quickly sold out this summer – as the Express newspaper reported on the 30th of July.

Even if you missed out on the early rounds, there is still plenty of time to enjoy outings in your touring caravan – so you’ll want to keep fully abreast of what is going on in the world of caravanning. Here are our latest snippets of caravan news.

Couple transform rusty caravan bought for £50

How much did you spend on the last caravan you bought? Last month, the Sun newspaper illustrated a story about a couple who paid just £50 for their tourer!

As you can imagine, the super-cheap tourer was in more than a dilapidated state – a veritable rust-bucket, in fact. But the before and after photographs taken by the couple showed just how they had transformed their small wonder on wheels both inside and out.

The dinky little vintage caravan is now kitted out in a suitably kitsch style to catch the eye of any passing admirer.

Holiday like the Queen in a Buckingham Palace-inspired holiday home

From the sublime to … Buckingham Palace. A static caravan on a site at Clayton Bay, Scarborough, has been fitted out in a style designed to echo the Royal Palace.

This grand caravan has recently been refurbished to the tune of £100,000 and ends up with chandeliers in every room, toilets that are gold-plated (of course), a pair of red velour and gold thrones, a four-poster bed – and matching dog bowls and bed for the royal corgis.

Fit for a royal the caravan might be, but the cost to stay in it is a far more lowly £13.25 per person a night, according to a story in the Daily Mail recently.

Plans resubmitted for controversial caravan park in Shropshire

It’s a continuing on again off again saga for a proposed new site for static caravans in the village of Hinstock, Shropshire, recounted the Shropshire Star earlier this month.

A previous planning application for the development of a site for 10 holiday homes and an office block was turned down, so the owners have resubmitted revised plans which, they say, has benefitted from a landscape assessment designed to minimise the visual impact of the development.

The revised layout is “more logical” and “less dense” insist the planning applicants.

The Malvern Caravan Show to go ahead next month

Pandemic or no pandemic, (at the time of writing) the Malvern Caravan Show goes ahead as planned from the 2nd to the 4th of October, revealed Out and About Live on the 1st of September.

The Three Counties Showground nestles at the foot of the picturesque Malvern Hills and will host more than 200 new and used caravans, motorhomes, and campervans – some of which will be on sale at show-only prices.

Pre-book your pitch to stay onsite for the whole weekend or just turn up for a day visit. Although the programme of events may be just a little more limited than in previous years, there is still entertainment to be had – including a fun dog show, bingo, and a coffee morning fund-raising event for local charities.