The Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show 2023 is set to take place at the NEC in Birmingham on 21 to 26 February. Here’s what’s new and not to be missed at the UK’s ultimate event for tourers and explorers of the great outdoors.
The go-to event for those who love touring and exploring the great outdoors, the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show returns to the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham from 21 – 26 February 2023, kicking off the new year with an incredible showcase of Leisure Vehicles, tents and camping equipment.
New for the 2023 Show will be the dedicated Tent and Camping Hall with over 150 new season tents and trailer tents, pitched ready to explore across 4 acres (14% more than 2022), as well as brand new features, plus an inspiring speaker line-up to get you ready for your next adventures.
With over 400 exhibitors under one roof plus a wide range of 2023 launches, unveilings and Show exclusives that are sure to catch visitors’ eyes, the list of outdoor essentials available is extensive.
It’s not just products on offer at the Show, free help and impartial advice for those new to touring and seasoned pros alike will be on offer from experts across the field in the new Leisure Vehicle Advice Centre.
The Show’s Inspiration Theatre has a full line up of dedicated speakers and celebrities with a passion for the great outdoors, travel, and the touring & exploring lifestyle.
Announced speakers so far include motorhomers Paul Merton and Suki Webster, and former Royal Marines Commando Sniper, adventurer and TV presenter Aldo Kane, talking about his recent motorhome tour of the USA and some of his more dangerous assignments.
Holiday inspiration will be in abundance from a fantastic choice of great-value UK and European campsites, holiday parks and tourist boards – all on hand to provide information and pitch availability for the coming year.
Visitors can stroll around luxury lodges and holiday caravans and gather ideas and tips about places to travel to, tour and explore.
Terry Dullaghan, managing director at NCC Events said: “We’re excited to present an even bigger show than our sell-out 2022 event – over 400 exhibitor stands across almost 20 acres.
“Hundreds of new leisure vehicles from UK and Europe’s finest manufacturers and dealers will be on display ready for visitors to step inside and compare, and with more campervans, micro caravans and a whole hall dedicated to quality adventure tents, family tents, trailer tents and camping accessories – they’ll be spoilt for choice.
“Holiday inspiration for the year ahead will also be in abundance from campsite, holiday park and tourist board representatives who will be on hand to offer great-value holiday options across the UK and Europe.
“And with thousands of outdoor accessories available to buy, free expert advice, free towing and motorhome driving tuition, the show really is a one-stop-shop for those new to motorhome, campervan, caravan and camping holidays and old hands alike.”
Boasting the UK’s largest start of year display of campervans, motorhomes and caravans, visitors can step inside and compare new for 2023 models from leading manufacturers including Adria, Auto Sleepers, Auto-Trail, Bailey, Barefoot Caravans, Coachman, Compass, Chausson, Elddis, Frankia, Globecar, Hillside, Knaus, Pilote, Rapido, RP Motorhomes, Roller Team, Swift, Westfalia Mobil, Wildax, Vantage Motorhomes and more.
Campers, Caravans and Motorhomes
Icelandic micro-camper experts, Mink, return to the Show once again in February, with the very first look at two brand new colour Minks, sure to turn heads with their sleek design and timeless style in a new colour palette options of white and black.
With the largest stand it has ever had at a UK Show, the range on offer is not to be missed, with the Mink 2.0 Sports Campers on display, alongside the popular 2-in-1 awning and rear sun/rain canopy in situ.
Launching exclusively at the February Show is the first of two brand new Mercedes Van Conversion models from Auto Sleepers, designed to make the most of the open plan space available, alongside this, Auto Sleepers will be showcasing a selection of its award-winning campervan, coachbuilt and luxury low-profile models.
Swift will be on hand with its 2023 Monza, a campervan full to the brim with sleek, sophisticated and classic Swift style.
An everyday getaway campervan, the Monza also comes with a choice of four eye-catching metallic colours, letting your personality and style shine though.
Bailey of Bristol will be showcasing models from its multi award-winning coachbuilt motorhome ranges.
On display will be the full line-up from the innovative Adamo range including two new fantastic layouts, plus a selection of models from the best-selling Autograph range – the perfect models for adventures in the great outdoors.
Caravan lovers need not fret, Bailey of Bristol will also be displaying its 8ft wide Alicanto Grande and Pegasus Grande ranges, as well as the luxurious Unicorn and best-selling Phoenix+ models with ample bedrooms, maximised space and luxurious bathrooms.
Frankia will be showcasing its 2023 F-Line and 2023 Titan. Both built on the latest Mercedes rear wheel drive train, they’re a must-see for those wanting a luxurious and self-sufficient getaway.
Outdoors lovers Globecar will showcase its new Summit ‘Shine’ motorhome range, with flexible seating arrangements, ample living space and carefully planned storage options, the range shoes off the latest in innovation and technology, perfect for that next adventure.
Rapido will highlight the 2023 compact Rapido Ultimate Line A-Class c55i and c86i alongside the Itineo range, which has been completely renewed in furniture and outside design over the past two years – delivering big on specific family layouts and low-profile models.
The Acadia range of touring caravans from Coachman has been reengineered for the 2023 season and its ‘Silver Grey’ exterior sides make it stand out from the crowd whilst the VIP, Laser and Laser Xcel ranges have been further strengthened to meet customer expectations.
Erwin Hymer Group – the all-new Elddis Crusader and Compass Camino ranges will be on display at the Show.
Both at an impressive 8ft wide, they also feature en-suite bathrooms and striking living spaces.
Vantage Motorhomes will be bringing its 2023 pop-top campervans, the Fuze and the Luna. Both based on the Ford Transit Custom, they deliver big on quality, usable internal space and overall styling.
At just under five metres, they offer great manoeuvrability and are easy to park.
Visitors to the Show will find awnings to suit Leisure Vehicles of all shapes and sizes, perfect for adding a little extra to quick getaways and lengthy adventures, from industry leaders including: Campaway, Isabella, Dometic, Dorema Awnings, Glawning, Glossop Awnings, Hill View Awnings, Kampa, Khyam, Olpro, Outdoor Revolution, Outwell, PJ Awnings, Quest Leisure Ltd, Raymond James Awnings, Thule and Vango
Isabella Awnings will be bringing its award-winning popular models to the Show including the Commodore, Ambassador, Capri, Magnum, and Cirrus Air awnings. Alongside these classics will be new offerings for 2023, such as the Penta sun canopy, Xtension driveaway awning and the Buddy system, which has a versatile front of different lengths and sides and attaches to roll out awnings on motorhomes.
Isabella isn’t stopping there – visitors will also find a new and handy solar-powered light accessory that fits on top of windscreen spikes or on tables, as well as new heated floor panels to take the chill off your feet in the awning.
Bradford-based Bradcot Awnings has been manufacturing awnings for 60 years, and will be returning to the Show with exciting new products for 2023 (details to be announced) as well as impressive news that it has moved all of its productions back to the UK.
The local manufacturing means that Bradcot Awnings has not only reduced its carbon footprint, but also improved waiting times to meet the public demand for high quality products, and now boasts the Made in Britain logo on its products.
Outwell Awnings will be bringing the innovative Shalecrest drive-away awning from its Outwell Active Collection with its excellent weather protection thanks to its Outtex 3000 Select polyester fabric, enhanced by alloy poles, storm web tapes and the Outwell Wind Stabiliser System that provides a correctly secured awning stability in up to Force 10 storms.
Tents and Trailer Tents
Visitors can explore an incredible choice of canvas products, with tents of all shapes and berths pitched, side-by-side under one roof.
From trailer tents, inflatable and poled tents for families to one and two man adventure tents for backpackers, bikepackers, climbers, anglers and ‘weekend warriors’ visitors will find the perfect tent from leading brands including Cabanon, Coleman, Dometic, Outwell, Outdoor Revolution, Pennine Outdoor Leisure, Quest, Regatta, Snow Peak, Vango, Zempire among others.
TentBox will be making its first appearance at the Show in February.
TentBox makes it easier to get into nature with the easy to install car-top tent, which is compatible with any vehicle and ideal for wild campers who want the ability to pitch up anywhere.
Ready in just 30 seconds, TentBox opens up a whole new world of exploration.
The popular family camping brand Outwell will be showcasing its exciting new collection for 2023. Explore six great models from its Prime Air collection of easy-to-pitch inflatable tents with ample headroom heights, and plenty of room for family fun for many years to come.
Camperlands will be showcasing its latest trailer tents, including the new for 2023 award-winning Campmaster Air 1000 XL.
This trailer tent inflates to reveal cosy living quarters as well as an off the ground bedroom, with full double bed as well as a toilet area and private dressing room next to the bedroom – meaning no more cold midnight walks across the campsite to use the bathroom.
Outdoor Revolution will be showcasing its award-winning Kalahari tent range, offering best-selling luxury family air tents at the Show.
The all-new inflatable Kalahari 9.0 DSE extra-large 9-berth family tent with twin double side annexes built in and optional front extension is sure to be a hit with families wanting to get the most out of the great outdoors.
New Zealand tent expert Zempire is set to showcase the new fully inflatable Pro Series V2 Air tents, with its ‘All Black Bedroom’ cutting down early morning light, giving you extra time to snooze.
It also features the new Multi-room inner, which gives you several options for adjusting the bedroom sizes with zip-out dividers, plus additions to its furniture series – with new tables and chairs made from natural wood and canvas fabrics.
Belissima will be bringing its beautiful and festival perfect bell tents to the Show, with ample room and head height plus in a summer-ready sunflower design across the outside. Easy to pitch, the bell tent can be erected by one person alone!
Spanning almost 20 acres across Halls 1-5 of the NEC, the Show is also the place to discover a whole host of new and exciting holiday destinations, from the UK and beyond, as well as the chance to get a closer look at the latest and greatest gadgets and accessories.
There’s also a brand new Woodland Wildlife feature, Forest Camping, which will host nature talks and camping cooking demonstrations, and an indoor pool which shall return ready for visitors to try out Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) or Kayaking.
Free caravan towing courses, motorhome manoeuvring lessons and campervan test drives provided by the Camping & Caravanning Club and the Caravan & Motorhome Club will be available for visitors (over 25 with a driver’s licence) to get first-hand experience, brush up on their skills and build confidence behind the wheel.
Tickets are limited and on sale now for £12.00.