Record-breaking numbers attend this year’s Motorhome and Caravan Show - Caravan Holidays & Breaks | UK & Wales - Allens Caravans
Allens Caravans

Over 100,000 people attended this year’s Motorhome and Caravan show at the NEC Birmingham, breaking records for both attendance and sales.

Taking place from Tuesday 15 to Sunday 20th October, the popularity of the six day event, as well as the record-breaking numbers of caravans, motorhomes and accessories sold to attendants, signals a major increase in public interest towards the caravanning industry.

The event is seen as a major outlet for companies to debut their new designs for 2014, with over 400 major manufacturers attending this year, including Airstream, Auto-Trail and Bailey.

There were also celebrities attending, including model and TV presenter Melanie Sykes who officially opened the event, as well as TV chef Ed Baines, who hosted live campsite-inspired cooking demonstrations throughout the event perfect for family caravan holidays.

All eleven of the NEC’s halls were packed during the event by caravan and motorhome companies who set up shop and gave demonstrations, altogether providing enough attractions for visitors to walk 0.7 miles around the arena in order to see them all.

Accessory superstores were also held onsite, offering the latest technological gadgets and travelling essentials at discounted prices, and where many customers this year picked up a bargain or two for planning short breaks in the UK or abroad.

It wasn’t just window shopping however, some of the highlights of this year’s show included its interactive activities, including motorhome manoeuvring lessons, free caravanning towing tuition and archery sessions suitable for all ages.

There were also opportunities to test drive cars suitable for towing caravans, such as the Skoda Superb, which won the Towcar of the Year award in 2011.

If you missed out however, don’t worry! The Motorhome & Caravan show will be returning to the NEC in 2014 in October, whilst the annual Caravan and Camping Show will also be hosted at the NEC from the 18th – 23rd February 2014.

Other articles you may enjoy

6 Makeover Ideas for Your Caravan Home

6 Makeover Ideas for Your Caravan Home

For many of us, a caravan is far more than just a caravan - it is a true home away from home. It is ...

Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Buying a Static Caravan

Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Buying a Static Caravan

There are a number of potential pitfalls when buying a static caravan. Learn what to avoid and what ...

What is the Difference Between a Mobile Home and a Caravan?

What is the Difference Between a Mobile Home and a Caravan?

You might be wondering what is a mobile home and a caravan, and what is the difference? Here, Allens...

Caravan Cleaning: A Complete Guide on How to Clean a Caravan

Caravan Cleaning: A Complete Guide on How to Clean a Caravan

Winter can be the ideal excuse for those who need a bit of quiet relaxation. You can enjoy a near-co...

How to Stop Condensation and Damp in Your Mobile Home

How to Stop Condensation and Damp in Your Mobile Home

Learn how to stop condensation in a mobile home using this detailed guide from the experienced carav...