The Four Events That Caravanners Should Go To

Part of owning a caravan is having the freedom to take it to big national events and showing it off to other enthusiasts.

The UK has a blossoming Caravan scene which goes far beyond simply holidays in Cornwall and trips to the seaside. Caravanning is a truly Great British tradition and one that has enjoyed popularity here for decades. So you shouldn’t be surprised that there are a whole host of Caravan based events that take place each year.

Whether you’re interested in window shopping or simply catching some live music with the comfort of your own caravan just a short walk away, these four events are a must-visit if you want to make the most of the vibrant caravanning scene that Britain has to offer:

Motorhome & Caravan Show 2017

If you’ve yet to experience the thrill of the UK’s biggest caravan show, then you might want to clear you calendar for the 3rd week in October. The NEC once more plays host to well over a hundred stands featuring the most well known Caravan and Motorhome manufacturers in the UK. Don’t expect to leave without your wallet feeling a little lighter as there are so many opportunities to pick up something here – whether big or small.

Where? The NEC, Birmingham When? 17th-22nd October 2017

The National Motorhome & Campervan Show 2018

Although some might prefer the relative calm of the Motorhome & Caravan Show, for thrill seekers there really is no beating the The National Motorhome & Campervan Show – the largest outdoor motorhome show in the country. Over 300 exhibitors will be bringing more than 500 models to sell, with 45 national and local dealers also present, you might struggle to hold onto your life savings here!

Where? Peterborough Arena When? 20th-22nd April 2018

Camper Jam 2018

One for the whole family, if you’re the owner of a campervan or are thinking about buying one, then this is just the place to visit for three days of Summer fun! Each year, this fun filled family friendly event opens its doors at Weston Park, Shropshire to welcome hundreds of proud campervan owers. This is a great opportunity to get to grips with the scene or even source some spares for your vehicle.

Where? Weston Park, Shropshire When? 6th-8th July 2018

Latitude 2018

Latitude is often considered to be one of the safest music festivals in the country, the kind of festival that middle-class folks flock to every year. Despite it’s extremely moderate reputation, it’s one of the best festivals to take your caravan along to. Without all the mud and craziness of Glastonbury but with an excellent, eclectic lineup, this is a great music festival to take the whole family to with plenty of things for everyone to enjoy.

Where? Henham Park, Suffolk Where? 12th-15th July 2018

The Importance of Caravan Cleanliness

Before you go on your next caravan holiday, take a day or so to have a real hard look at your vehicle.

Are you sure that your holiday home is as optimised for relaxed living as impossible?

Many caravan users, exhausted by the end of their journeys, can often just take out the essentials and leave a whole heap of junk in, what’s meant to be, a relaxing environment. For some, the caravan can even become the garage substitute. Left to gather dust for eight or even nine months out of the year, it can slowly start to fill with junk, dust can gather and rust can form.

Living-Room-CaravanDon’t let your next caravan holiday get hampered by your cluttered caravan, sort it out now before it becomes a problem!

Its an easy mistake to make, either the vehicle is left to gather junk or an overzealous packer tries to make it a home away from home. Suddenly crockery, cutlery, keepsakes and dog toys are packing the shelves and there’s no room for what’s really important.

When you next leave for your caravan holiday, leave your home at home. Apply the rules of space travel, only take what is absolutely necessary – the more you take the more it will cost you in fuel. It might seem pedantic to take issue over an extra mug or set of plates, but it really does make all the difference!

tidy caravanBy reducing your in-caravan luggage down to the bare minimum, your space will not only be more economical but it will also feel bigger. You’ll stop relying on home comforts and start to appreciate the novelty of being away from your ordinary life. If you’re no longer sure what’s an essential and what’s a luxury, then call in a professional organiser. Although usually employed to reclaim domestic environments, the principles remain the same and they can have your caravan looking lean and mean in no time.

Holidays away from home should be exactly that. We may use caravans to retain a certain level of domestic comfort, but you’re not on holiday if you’re spending half your time looking after the wedding crockery. Before you go away, clean, de-clutter and thank me later.

Yorkshire’s Best Caravan Parks

Caravans are great fun!

You can stay in some fantastic places if you’re happy to be in the middle of nowhere in a caravan – and where better to get lost than in Yorkshire? These are five caravan parks we’ve been checking out, and may be of use to you.

Knight Stainforth Hall

A family-run business for over 80 years, the Maudsley’s at Little Stainforth have welcome caravans and tents to their location in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Two miles north of Settle and bracing the banks of the River Ribble, the site has a hundred pitches for caravans, motorhomes and tents throughout the open season (March – October).

It also offers sixty fully-serviced holiday homes for sale which can be used between March and January , and have wireless internet available.

Yorkshire Hussar Inn

Half way between Ripon and Harrogate, this family caravan park is open from April to October and is situated perfectly behind the Olde World Country Inn in Markington. There are 75 static caravans on the site as well as spaces for touring caravans, tents and motorhomes. Luxury caravans are rented on a weekly basis and there are others for sale, including a residential park for year-round living.

Bowland Fell Park

On the edge of the Forest of Bowland, with the Yorkshire Dales nearby, Bowland Fell Park is one of the most expertly laid out caravan parks we’ve seen. They offer holiday rentals in the form of luxury caravans or converted barns, as well as new and pre-owned holiday homes with 11 months of use. They also have a number of empty pitches, allowing you to buy a caravan separately and set up there, and the residential homes are perfect for retirees looking to downsize.

Bronte Caravan Park

In the heart of Bronte Country in Worth Valley, this caravan park is clearly something a bit special. It offers both static holiday homes and seasonal touring pitches on a park with Fallow Deer and a large beautiful lake.  You can even see the Worth Valley Railway nearby, on which you might see some steam trains!

Brown Bank Caravan Park

Situated on the Addingham moor and surrounded by farm land, this caravan park is right in the middle of so much beauty. Their season is limited to seven months, and they don’t have a residential permit, but with 120 pitches for static caravan owners plus ten touring pitches and ten tent pitches, they have a lot of flexibility.

So where will you go?  Are you after a residential or holiday home? Let us know in the comments!

Caravans…and their many types!

Caravans come in just about as many variations as cars, so we aren’t going to go into all of them here!

Conventional Caravans

Usually between 3 and 6.5 metres long, on a single axle, a regular caravan can sleep between two and six people. They’ll usually be fully kitted out for a stay, with toilet, shower and kitchen area.

Twin Axle Caravans

If there are two axles the caravan will be bigger and heavier, although the addition of an extra axle makes them much easier and more stable to tow. Bear in mind that they are more difficult to manoeuvre though!

Teardrop trailers

Miniature trailers that are just about big enough for a double bed on the floor, maybe with some cooking facilities.

Pop Top Caravans

These have a fabric top which can be raised once the caravan is sited, allowing you to still stand up in a caravan with limited space. When folded away, drag is reduced and you’ll end up consuming less petrol. The smaller height also means they fit in most garages.

Fifth Wheeler

A caravan with a huge amount of living space – some even with slide-out sections – but they can only be towed by a pickup truck.

Off-Road Trailers

Built specifically to go comfortably over rough terrain, they usually have the bare minimum of luxuries.

Pop-Up Trailer

When travelling it looks just like a trailer, but with vinyl or canvas walls which can increase the amount of space inside.


Motorhomes aren’t towed but have an actual vehicle engine in them! They tend to be better for travel.

Welcome To Therob Royguest House

Welcome to Therob Royguest House, where we make buying and selling caravans as easy as can be!

Established in 1998, we take considerable pride in offering a variety of top-quality caravans, both new and used.

We can also help you find the perfect location to site your caravan, whether you want to settle there permanently or if you prefer to keep on the move – we’ll show you where is best for what kind of caravan.

Find out more about the different types of caravan and then have a look at some of the caravans we have to offer.

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