Preview: International Caravan and Motorhome 2010 – Activities and Attractions

A range of events and activities planned have been planned for this year's show

by Holly Tribe

Need a break from sizing up the vast array of caravans and motorhomes? Bamboozled by all the gadgetry on display? Need a place to park the kids for a couple of hours? Luckily for us, the organisers of the International Caravan and Motorhome Show have put together an exciting and varied programme of events throughout the week to help keep the whole family entertained.

Click here to see a preview video up of the show.

From towing courses for beginners run by the Camping and Caravanning Club, to cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs, there will be something at the NEC in Birmingham to whet everyone’s appetite. Following on from our 2011 caravan special and gadgets round up, our third and final preview feature will have a look at the events and activities on offer at this years show.

Towing experience
The Camping and Caravanning Club will be on hand again this year offering fifteen minute lessons to anyone wishing to try their hand at hitching and towing a caravan. Experienced tutors are available to impart advice on safe towing practice and outfit matching.

Cookery theatre
New for 2010 is the cookery theatre showcasing live cookery demonstrations with an emphasis on creating simple healthy dishes. If you’re attending the show on Wednesday, don’t miss TV chef Lesley Waters. The Ready Steady Cook regular will be preparing some delicious ‘recipes for the road’ in Hall 9 from 12 – 2pm.

Farmers’ market and Real Ale Bar
In response to visitor feedback last year, the shows’ organisers have added a Farmer’s Market – selling fresh, local produce and providing many of the ingredients for recipes showcased in the cookery theatre. Or meet up with friends at the new bar run by CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) with a selection of award winning ales from regional breweries across the UK.

Expert talk theatre
A purpose built seated theatre will play host to specialist talks from the RSPB, and the Irish Caravan Council. Representatives from the Camping and Caravanning Club will be there to impart valuable knowledge on how to get the best out of touring.

Kidzone and crèche
The Camping and Caravanning Club have teamed up with Gullivers to provide a whole host of activities for the kids – leaving you to head off and explore the show.

The cr̬che is staffed by fully trained supervisors who will be on hand to look after children between the ages of 2 and 9 РFriday to Sunday only.

Onsite Campsite
A dedicated camping ground will be available for outdoor enthusiasts to stay with their motorhome or caravan.

  • Where: NEC Birmingham
  • When: 12 – 17th October
  • Admission: £14.95 – £31.45

Buy your tickets now from www.caravanshows.com or call the ticket hotline on 0844 4124639. Don’t forget to enter our promotional code CART01 to receive a £5 advance booking discount.