It’s coming isn’t it?
“What?” I hear you ask. Well…camping season of course!
I know, I know…the weather is still doing its crazy British thing, but it really won’t be long and I, for one, cannot wait for our next family adventure.
Before the season gets started, it is a great time to check last year’s equipment: make sure it is all in working order, repair and replace as necessary. If you want to check out the new products and innovations on the market before committing to buying, then you could pop along to one of the caravan and camping 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 dribble over the amazing things you could buy after you’ve won the lottery (a favourite pastime).
Whatever your budget, caravan and camping shows certainly get you thinking about the summer ahead and we’ve put a list together of a few shows that are on over the next few weeks that might just be worth a visit:
16th February – DubFreeze, Stafford
18th-23rd February – Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show, NEC Birmingham
7th – 8th March, Camping World, Horsham, West Sussex
20th – 22nd March – The Yorkshire Motorhome and Accessory Show, Great Yorkshire Showground
9th – 13th April – Camperfest, Chester
17th – 19th April – The National Motorhome and Campervan Show, East of England Showground, Peterborough
24th – 26th April – Caravan and Motorhome Show, New Forest Showground
Now, some of you might find the idea of going to a camping show too “peopley” but still feel the need to go shopping. I must tell you that I stay away from ‘normal’ shops like the plague but there is one type of shop that I am irresistibly drawn to… the beauty that is a camping shop (jumps up and down with excitement!) One place that is full of proper camping knowledge and an amazing range of products is the wonderful family-run World of Camping in Cornwall.
They really know their stuff and can help to find you the right product for your budget. If that’s a bit far to go, they also have a website with plenty of offers available for different products. Check them out here: World of Camping.