Hundreds of new products will be on show at the UK’s largest leisure vehicle launch event, the Motorhome and Caravan Show 2018 at Birmingham’s NEC from 16 to 21 October. Celebrities will also take to the LIVE Theatre, including architect and TV presenter George Clarke, former GB swimmer and Olympic gold medallist Sharron Davies MBE, plus GP and medical broadcaster Dr Hilary Jones.
The LIVE Theatre will host daily product launches from top leisure vehicle manufacturers, including Swift, Morelo, Bailey, Hillside Leisure, and Lunar.
For tourer enthusiasts, Swift celebrates 100 years of its Eccles caravan brand, as well as launching its 8ft-wide, six-berth, twin-axle Elegance Grande 655 and the new Escape Compact motorhome. Morelo announces its new Palace motorhome, the ultimate in large leisure vehicle luxury. Adria also launches a new motorhome for 2019, with Bailey unveiling a never-before seen motorhome range alongside a new range of Phoenix caravans.
For campervan fans, Hillside Leisure shows the iconic VW Birchover and other models. Lunar presents its premium Ford Terrier-based model, plus its 8ft-wide Quasar 686, the new Alaria range and enhancements to Venus models.
Alongside vehicle launches daily, the LIVE Theatre also hosts inspirational presentations from celebrities and industry experts on leisure vehicle ownership and vacations. Sponsored by Black Horse Finance, a leading independent provider of caravan, motorhome and caravan holiday home finance in the UK, the Caravan and Motorhome Club’s day sponsors the Tuesday, Wednesday sees Warners present the MMM Caravan and Camping Day, and Friendly Friday is dedicated to the Camping and Caravanning Club.
Other notable launches include Roller Team with its new 590 motorhome model as well as a new compact A-class Pegaso at just 6m long, and two new van conversions: the Toleno L and Toleno R. Among the debuts from Rapido is a new flagship model, the Distinction i1090, whilst Freedom Caravans’ entire range has been redesigned for the 2019 season. Autohaus will debut the Camelot Grandi X based on the new VW Crafter medium-wheel base and Rolling Homes showcases its special edition Columbus van for 2019. Greenline Leisure Vehicles debuts a rear-galley layout on the Ford Transit Custom van.
The latest in fold-out camping accommodation is on display, with launches including new trailer tents from Trigano and a special 50th anniversary edition Camp-let. Opus Camper reveals its UK Off-Road AIR OPUS Camper at the show.
For those wanting to explore the latest caravan holiday homes and lodges, Omar is showcasing three new models and Swift will have its new S-Pod 6 model. October’s show includes all the camping and leisure vehicle gadgets for 2019 as well as essentials such as awnings and towbars.
Exhibitors offer information and advice on holiday destinations and tours throughout the UK, Europe and farther afield. Visitors can enjoy live cooking demonstrations, relax in the new Woodland Trust Wellbeing Rest Area, and enjoy free attractions such as Motorhome Manoeuvring, Towing Tuition and the ever-popular Campervan Test Drive. The six-day show promises an entertaining day out for all the family: a weekend crèche is available for children aged three to eight, and a BSL interpreter will join the LIVE Theatre on Saturday and Sunday. Visitors can also pitch their caravans and motorhomes at the on-site temporary campsite by pre-booking their places online.
Tickets for the Motorhome and Caravan Show are now on sale from just £8.50*, with free entry for children aged 15 and under and parking included in the ticket price.
To take advantage of the early bird offer on advance tickets, book now by visiting the new-look website: www.mcshow.co.uk or call 0844 873 7333.
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*£8.50 Senior (over 60s), £9.50 Adult when booking before 23:59hrs 15/10/18 after which time prices revert to the on-the-door price of £12 Senior and £13 Adult. A £1.25 transaction fee applies. Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge. Car parking is included in the ticket price. No dogs (except assistance dogs). Children 15 years and under go free when accompanied by a paying Adult/Senior. Tickets are non-refundable. Free show guide, towing & manoeuvring tuition, and campervan test drives are subject to availability. Celebrities may be subject to change. The Woodland Trust is a charity registered in England and Wales (No. 294344) and in Scotland (No. SCO38885).