Caravanning in the 21st Century

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Something from your childhood that you may have dismissed as a relic of the past or exclusively for people with a free bus pass. But recent trends have shown this is warming up towards these past times.

After the recent success of the Caravan and Motorhome show this January at the Event City in Manchester, with appearances from trendsetters like Vogue Williams, the model and it girl, mobile living is definitely back on the cool list.

The show which played host to over a hundred exhibitors from all across the globe helping caravanners both young and old create their perfect caravan holiday.

But although the beauty of the caravan is that you can take it anywhere, where is truly better for a great caravan than the Great British countryside?

We all have childhood memories linked to certain caravan sites in the UK. Memories of board games and barbeques, splashing in puddles on rainy Sundays and laughing on warm summer evenings. Before our lives became so entrenched with technology and our constantly switched on culture. British caravanning is essentially that lightening in a bottle that can truly get us back to our roots.

But now twenty first century caravans are far from the average matchbox of a couple of decades ago. Companies like Elddis, three times winners at the 2016 Caravan Awards stock caravans which can be easily be liveable all year round. With LED lighting, air conditioning and satellite TV some of these are better than apartments you can find.

Or if you’re really planning on splurging in the motorhome industry then you might be interested in the £50,000 caravan from the Caraviso Company. They created a luxury high-tech caravan that’s controlled completely by iPads. The high-tech motorhome is complete with an outdoor terrace, cinema screen and all the modern appliances you’ll ever need. Truly the godfather of caravans, perfect for anyone who likes a little glamour in their lives.

And millennial caravanning is getting into the younger generations with caravan shows appearing all around the country. The recent Camperex Show at the Exhibition Centre in Liverpool even had a caravan themed bar for its visitors to patronage. Caravan is really getting its popularity with frugal young people and hipsters looking for something that goes against the traditional mainstream.

If you’re thinking of getting into it then Hello to Manchester recommended caravan sites include Plas Farm Caravan Park in Conwy, Wales and Petwood Caravan site in Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire.

A large draw for first time motorhomers is the beauty of the British countryside with green rolling hills and unparalleled heritage sites and gardens, a week’s holiday in Britain is worth its weight in gold. So why don’t you this February take a chance on the beauty of the British countryside and rent out a caravan and get back to your old self.

By Katie Beech   -   15-02-2016

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