Camping and Caravan Shows – Spring 2019

The main camping season may be over (except for you crazy extreme campers!) and thoughts have turned to log fires and cosying up next to them. But in a few weeks’ time, when you start to get that ‘itch’, that need to reconnect to your tent, caravan or motorhome, fear not! There are many opportunities in early 2019 for a darn good nosey into new products and innovations available at camping and caravan shows up and down the country. These are great opportunities to have a good look at products you have heard about, to test things out, find a good deal, stock up on items or just ogle at what’s out there. Whatever your motivation, camping and caravan shows certainly get you thinking about the summer ahead and help to shorten the loooooong winter season!

January 2019

17th-20th: Manchester Caravan & Motorhome Show, Event City, Manchester

18th-20th: Belfast Caravan & Motorhome Show, Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast

20th-21st: Adventure Travel Show, Olympia, London

25th-27th: Holiday World Show, RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin

25th-29th: The Motorhome Show, Westpoint, Exeter

31st Jan-3rd Feb: Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show, Olympia, London

 

February 2019

7th-10th: Scottish Caravan and Outdoor Show, Glasgow SECC

16th-17th: DubFreeze, Bingley Hall, Stafford

19th-24th: Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show, NEC Birmingham

 

March 2019

17th-18th: UK Spring Motorhome & Caravan Show, Newark Show Ground

22nd-24th: The Yorkshire Motorhome and Accessory Show, Great Yorkshire Showground

 

April 2019

18th-22nd: Camperfest, Chester

26th-28th: The National Motorhome and Campervan Show, East of England Showground, Peterborough

Outdoor Revolution – Premium Air Framed Tents

Outdoor Revolution’s range of premium air framed tents make family camping as enjoyable and stress-free as possible thanks to their high-quality manufacturing, luxury fabrics and their exclusive Oxygen Air Frame.

Outdoor Revolution’s Oxygen Air Frame is not only the easiest and most efficient system to use, but the most dependable, as it eradicates any issues of over inflation. It incorporates the Dynamic Speed Valve and the patented Intelligent Frame Relief Valve. Inflation is an incredibly fast process with the dual action pump provided, and deflation is simply just a push of the self-retaining button. They are the only awning manufacturer to use the Relief Valve; which prevents damage to the tube by expelling any excess air, which can be caused by either over inflation, or increases in the ambient temperature. The valves are discretely concealed by a Velcro cover, making the Oxygen Air Frame incredibly neat.

Speed is of the essence when erecting an Outdoor Revolution air framed tent. Their largest tent – the Airedale 12 – inflates in around 5 minutes. Once inflated, campers simply need to peg out and tension the guylines (all of which are included with the tent) and then the holiday can begin!

The extremely spacious Airedale 12

Outdoor Revolution’s 2018 range of air framed tents cover an assortment of styles, budgets and sizes – making sure that there’s a tent out there for everyone, whatever their needs.

The Airedale 6 is Outdoor Revolution’s best-selling family tent, with flexible bedroom compartments, large living space and a versatile porch area, its easy to see why! New for 2018, the integrated windowed front door improves the versatility of the entire living area; instantly giving the ability to create additional internal space, with a superb view of the outside world, or an excellent porch area on warmer days. It’s 150 High Density Fabric and is lightweight, yet robust products; allowing a smaller pack size, when folded.

Airedale 6

For those venturing into hotter climates, the Airedale 6 Pro Climate is preferred tent of choice. It’s exclusive, breathable Pro Climate fabric; has the look, feel and breathability of natural fibres and the strength and durability of man-made material. These qualities make the Airedale 6 Pro Climate ideally suited for summer breaks in warmer climes, where breathability and optimum comfort is a prerequisite, as the fabric reduces interior humidity and condensation.

Airedale 6 Pro Climate

As well as this fantastic range of good quality air framed tents, Outdoor Revolution also provide a range of camping furniture and equipment to help make your camping trip just that bit more comfortable and organised. Check out their range here: Outdoor Revolution

Do you struggle to sleep well when camping? We did…so we did something about it! Bundle Beds – Our Story.

We love camping, travelling, having friends round to stay… but most of all, we love a good night’s sleep. We were frustrated that portable beds were either uncomfortable or too bulky, and involved a hunt for spare bedding and fiddly equipment that took ages to set up. We set out to change this by creating the Bundle Bed. Here’s our story…

Braving the less-than-luxurious Australian outback, Lucy found that she slept surprisingly well out there. Why? Because of her camping swag.

Lucy loved the fact that these roll-out beds were cosy and comfortable, felt like her bed at home and were super easy to set up – wherever she happened to end up. The only problem was that it was flipping huge. Nobody in London has a car big enough to transport it, nor space to store it. If only you could sling it over your shoulder…

Once back in Blighty, and working as a nanny, she then faced an even bigger challenge: how to make five beds for five kids fit in one room for the monthly sleepover. It was a time consuming and exhausting process, followed by the painful pack-down the next morning in the presence of five, over-tired children, frazzled by a night of low-quality sleep. ‘There must be a better way of doing this?’.

The final straw came whilst on a camping trip in Wales. Four adults, one VW polo…WAY too much stuff! The main culprit being – as usual – the bedding. The airbeds of course deflated overnight and, whilst being painstakingly re-inflated, this precious bedding lay festering in a damp and murky puddle, leaving it cold, wet and less than inviting.

Enough was enough. It was time for a good night’s sleep!


At a dinner party, sitting next to her husband’s good friend from school (James), conversation turned to their travels and business ideas. One thing led to another, Lucy showed James the concept using a paper napkin: James had an abundance of ingenious suggestions for the design and the partnership between the two of them was born.

They had never used a sewing machine before, but they managed to cobble together the first ‘Bundle Bed’ prototype in James’ living room in London, having scoured the markets in West London for the right materials (looking back, it was fairly shoddy, but they were incredibly proud of it at the time!). Tweak after tweak, prototype after prototype… followed by a surprise move to Asia and a meeting with ‘The So Family’ their awesome production team), and the Bundle Bed as we now know it, became a reality. They founded a great partnership and produced a final, market-ready version of the product of which they were truly proud.

Excited to share their idea with the world, they ran a highly successful Kickstarter campaign, reaching their target within 48 hours and ending the campaign with almost three times their goal amount. This enabled them to make an initial run of beds and soft launch their brand. Hundreds of people are now unclipping, unrolling, unzipping and sleeping soundly in their Bundle Beds all over the world. They used the feedback to improve their design even further, for the next run of products which officially launched Bundle Beds in the Summer of 2017.

Busy mum? Weekend camper? Or simply hosting a guest? We’re very proud to be the creators of The Bundle Bed, with the mission to provide a great night’s sleep, anywhere. Check out our product here: Bundle Beds