But as spring beckons, the cobwebs are being blown away for a season of caravanning
On display are a large variety of caravans, motor homes, awnings, and other products and services related to caravanning
and outdoor leisure.
Just spend a few days in a static "home from home" to get the flavour of caravanning
or hire a motorhome and take it all with you.
Representatives from The Caravan Club, The Camping and Caravanning
Club, Practical Caravan Magazine will be on hand to offer advice on everything from finding the perfect campsite, to sourcing specialist insurance and finance packages.
Book a motorhome manoeuvring session and the towcar 'Try before you buy' on the caravan club stand, or book 'try a tow' on the camping & caravanning
THERE is nothing Ashley Powell doesn't know when it comes to caravanning
Summer, the optimum time for a caravanning
holiday, is well on the way.
So it's no surprise that the number of families going caravanning
is on the up.
has never been more popular in the UK and it is now the top holiday accommodation choice.
Furthermore, a record number of new members joined The Caravan Club during the International Caravan and Motorhome Show at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre in October, showing an increase of 23 per cent on 2008 figures, indicating that many people are trying caravanning
for the first time.
In 2005, 1,600 prospective towers took part in the events and the Club reckon their courses have imparted the basics of practical caravanning
to over 30,000 individuals since 1978 - just imagine getting stuck behind that lot on the M5.
has become another medium for people, now immune to cheap foreign holidays, to capture the nostalgia of their youth.