The much-awaited Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show returns to the NEC, Birmingham, from the 21 - 26 February, kicking off the New Year with the UK’s biggest start of year display of tents, camping equipment, Leisure Vehicles and trailer tents.
With destinations from the UK and beyond also at the Show, including campsites, holiday parks and day-out destinations, there’s plenty on offer for those with a love of the outdoors to start planning their next trip on the road.
With over 400 exhibitors under one roof, visitors will find the latest leisure vehicles, the ultimate camping gear, equipment and accessories to compliment any summer 2023 adventure, no matter the budget.
With a brand new dedicated Tent and Camping Hall featuring over 150 new tents and trailer tents - pitched and ready to explore across four acres (14% more than the 2022 event) - and celebrities including Paul Merton, Suki Webster, Aldo Kane and Hamza Yassin sharing their outdoor adventure stories, plus plenty of family holiday inspiration and gear, the Show is your one-stop-shop to get ready for your next trip out on the open road.
Visitors will be able to step into, compare, and get up-close-and-personal with the very latest tents, campervans, motorhomes and touring caravans with industry leaders from across the UK and Europe coming together for a display like no other. Manufacturer, dealers and top brands from across the UK and beyond, including Adria, Auto-Trail, Bailey of Bristol, Carthago, Chausson, Coachman, Coleman, Compass, Dometic, Elddis, Eriba, Erwin Hymer Group, Frankia, Globecar, Groupe Pilote, Hobby, Lowdhams, Marquis, Mink, Morelo, Moto-Trek, Rapido, Regatta, Roller Team, Snow Peak, Swift Group, Vango, Zempire and many more will be on hand to answer questions and offer advice to visitors.
Those both young and young at heart can visit the brand new Forest Camp area, experiencing the outdoors whilst indoors with nature talks and bushcraft skills. More outdoor activities will also be on offer, including tent packing competitions and camping cooking demonstrations as well as foraging talks - ideal for those looking to level up their next getaway.
Interested in water sports? Try Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) and kayaking sessions for free on the Show’s impressive indoor water sports pool. Those not wanting to get wet, can take in the action from the Beachside Cafe - complete with a beach, it’s the perfect spot for little ones to practise their sandcastle skills ahead of the summer. Get tips and hear real-life adventure tales at the Show’s Inspiration Theatre with talks from celebrities and industry experts.
Former Royal Marines Commando Sniper, adventurer and TV presenter Aldo Kane will be talking about his recent motorhome tour of the USA and some of his more dangerous assignments on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd February. Wildlife cameraman and much-loved presenter Hamza Yassin will be talking about his life behind the lens and discussing his favourite places across the UK to nature watch on Wednesday 22nd.
Special guests Paul Merton and Suki Webster will take to the Inspiration Theatre’s stage to talk about their motorhome adventures, some of their favourite experiences while filming their TV series and top tips for newbies on Thursday 23rd. The most innovative and outdoor-focused business from in and around the West Midlands will also be on offer at the Show, with highlights including tent and awning experts Olpro, which will be bringing its impressive range of awnings, in a range of sizes for all sorts of adventures.
The Camping & Caravanning Club, based in Coventry, will be promoting its UK and European campsites, Ready Camp Safari Tent holiday, self catering options and the benefits of membership which includes savings on its sites and popular family day-out attractions. Warwickshire based Broad Lane Leisure will showcase the latest range of high-quality caravans from industry leaders Coachman and Swift. Family-run Rolling Homes, based in the West Midlands, will have an impressive lineup of campervan conversions, with pop-tops and bespoke finishes.
Birmingham’s own Maypole Ltd will be bringing along its huge range of outdoor accessories and towing products, with its team ready to help answer questions on all things towing and touring. West Midlands’ Jacksons of Old Arley will have everything you need for those finishing touches to any trip, including cooking equipment, TVs ready for travel, awnings and everything in between. For those looking to save a few pounds, many exhibitors will be running special Show prices and discount offers, only available at NEC this February.
Outdoor and industry experts Marcus Leach, Kat Bird, Lee Davey, Lola Culsan, Martin Dorey, Cycling UK’s Sophie Gordon and many more will all be sharing their top tips and ultimate advice, perfect for those both brand new to the outdoors lifestyle and visitors looking to level-up their next big adventure. Guests can also kick start the planning for their next adventure by visiting the Show’s host of campsites and tourist boards from the UK and beyond, with many offering discounts and sharing a wealth of information and local information.
Similarly, attendees can look forward to taking advantage of free caravan towing courses, motorhome manoeuvring lessons and campervan test drives provided by the Camping & Caravanning Club and the Caravan & Motorhome Club. All sessions are available for free at the Show for visitors (over 25 with a driver’s licence), helping build confidence behind any wheel.