BY AboutcampBtoB Staff with additional reporting by Marco Kathuria—The UK’s Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show at the NEC, Birmingham will open from 22nd – 27th February 2022 with over 300 exhibitors and the latest new-for-2022 caravans, campervans and motorhomes from the UK and Europe’s leading manufacturers and dealers, plus the latest tents, trailer tents, folding campers, holiday caravans and lodges.
This year, the show will feature 50% more campervans, as well as an all-new Campervan Advice Area, aimed at first-timers. Visitors will also be able to research and book 2022 holidays and adventures from a choice of campsites and holiday parks and buy essential accessories.
UPDATE: Much-loved TV presenter Julia Bradbury, the President of The Camping and Caravanning Club, will be appearing in the Inspiration Theatre (Hall 2) at 12:30pm on Tuesday 22 Feb to share why the great outdoors has never been more important for our health and well-being.
Campervan Advice Centre
A brand-new addition to the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show is the Campervan Advice Centre. Here, visitors can get free and impartial help and advice on anything and everything campervan related. Whether you’re a newbie or an experienced hand, you can get advice on anything from travel, safety, insurance, security, accessories and maintenance.
Visitors can learn how to tow a trailer or caravan safely as, in conjunction with the Camping and Caravanning Club, the show offers free on-to-one towing experiences with guidance from expert instructors, plus free motorhome driving tuition with three motorhomes and three expert course instructors. This is the perfect opportunity for beginners looking to learn the ropes, but also for experienced drivers who want to learn a few extra skills and tips. In addition, the Caravan and Motorhome Club will also be offering 20-minute campervan taster sessions throughout the week.
Book your tickets here.
Things to do
For the first time ever, visitors can come and try SUP and kayaking on the show’s very own custom-built indoor pool under the expert supervision of the team at Canoe Trail.
According to the organizers, visitors “can pick up must-have gadgets and all the accessories they could possibly want to make their holiday even more enjoyable. Explore the vast range of accessories, including awnings, BBQ’s, SatNavs and much more.” Visit this list of vendors to see who’s exhibiting.
You’ll be able to browse to your heart’s content and with Show only offers on many products it’s sure to whet your ‘accessories’ appetite. What’s more, there will be no need to hold back on your purchases as you can leave all your bags in the secure ‘Shop and Drop’ zone and collect them at the end of the day.
Make the most of your visit to the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show and stay overnight on one of the local campsites:
Kingsbury Water Park – Camping and Caravanning Club Site (approx. 11 miles from the NEC)
Drayton Manor – Camping and Caravanning Club Site (approx. 13 miles from the NEC)
Chapel Lane Caravan Club Site – Caravan and Motorhome Club Site (approx. 14 miles from the NEC)
Harbury Fields Farm Touring Park – Caravan and Motorhome Club Site (approx. 23 miles from the NEC)
Conkers – Camping and Caravanning Club Site (approx. 24 miles from the NEC)
Broadway– Caravan and Motorhome Club Site (approx. 37 miles from the NEC)
Moreton-in-Marsh – Caravan and Motorhome Club Site (approx. 40 miles from the NEC)
Blackmore – Camping and Caravanning Club Site (approx. 44 miles from NEC)
Stanmore Hall Touring Park – Caravan and Motorhome Club Site (approx 46 miles from the NEC)
(Note: Pitches are first come first served, so book early to avoid disappointment.)
There is also an Inspiration Theatre with talks from outdoor adventurers, travel writers and wildlife presenters to inspire people to visit new places, try new activities and make the most of their time in the great outdoors. Speakers include one of the nation’s favourite television presenters, Matt Baker; author, adventurer and one of the UK’s most prolific hikers, James Forrest; former BBC’S “Coast” presenter, Miranda Krestovnikoff and Stand Up Paddleboarding expert, Lizzie Carr amongst many others – including Matt Allwright, Andrew Ditton, Kat Bird, Lizzie Daly, Martin Dorey and Andrew Cotton.
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