Next stop Birmingham 2017 for Half-Term families

Did you know? Children 15 and under enter free at the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2017 in Birmingham's NEC from 21 to 26 February.

This year's show promises holiday inspiration and a fun, family day out.

This year's show promises holiday inspiration and a fun, family day out.

Bailey on show at the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show

This year, Bailey of Bristol has recognised that caravanning and motorhoming needs to appeal to a wider audience.

Bailey of Bristol will be unveiling its all new Pursuit caravan range on stand 2100 in hall 2 at the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show, from 21 to 26 February, next week.

Honda goes camping

Honda is aiming to make camping in 2017 as fun as possible.

Honda's stand at this year's Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show, is set to feature a range of eye-catching products, designed to equip the modern-day caravanner with essential and attractive gear.

Inside the New Laika 419 EcoVip

Inside the 419 EcoVip

Laika presents the new Ecovip 419, a motorhome that brings together outstanding practicality, liveability and storage capacity

French Clean Air Law to Affect Caravanners and Motorhomers?

The New French Regulations

France introduces new clean air ruling, issuing stickers to all driver to denote vehicle emission status

Away in Winter: How it's made the Auto-Trail way

It's been a long, old winter so far, but that hasn't stopped many of you from enjoying the great outdoors with your leisure vehicles. So, over the coming weeks, CaravanTimes will be releasing a series of videos celebrating Great British Winter Motorhoming.

Erwin Hymer takes over Explorer

The Explorer Group Ltd will now be known as Erwin Hymer Group UK Ltd.

The Erwin Hymer Group, Europe's largest manufacturer of motorhomes and caravans, have agreed to acquire 100 per cent of the shares of The Explorer Group Ltd., a leading UK manufacturer of caravans and motorhomes, including all of its subsidiaries.

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Swift Caravans

Based in Hull, Swift are leaders in the caravan and motorhome

Best-selling caravan manufacturer with a group incorporating Sprite and Sterling brands

Bailey Caravans

The first ever Bailey caravan was produced in 1948 by Martin Bailey

One of the best known names in the industry, Bailey of Bristol is the oldest caravan manufacturer in the UK.

Elddis Caravans

Elddis caravans have been in production since 1964

Over the last fifty years Elddis has built up a reputation for building great value tourers and motorhomes.

5 New Year Resolutions for Motorhome owners

Five New Year Resolutions for Motorhome Owners in 2017

To prepare you all properly for the year ahead, CaravanTimes has asked some Caravan and Motorhome experts to recommend Five New Year Resolutions to promise yourselves this year, to make your 2017 as good as it can be!

5 New Year Resolutions for Caravan owners in 2017

New Year Resolutions for Caravan Owners in 2017

To prepare you all properly for the year ahead, CaravanTimes has asked some Caravan and Motorhome experts to recommend Five New Year Resolutions to promise yourselves this year, to make your 2017 as good as it can be!

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Caravans vs Motorhomes

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Caravan Insurance

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We have unfortunately broken one of the light shades in our 2012 Lunar Venus caravan having been in touch with Lu...

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Overnight sites near to Harwich for the ferry to Holland - and return.

Hello Everyone, We're returning from Holland on the ferry which arrives in Harwich at 19.45 and are looking for a ...

Hoping to go to Holland sometime in Sept/Oct 2017

Hello Caravanners, I'm hoping to take our twin-axle caravan (7.88 metres) to Holland later this year, possibly for...

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