IT’S TIME FOR the UK’s biggest caravan show and lots of you will be planning a visit.


But the NEC is a big old barn, so in order to make it easier to get around the show highlights, we’ve rounded up our top 7 things to see and do.


New Stealth breaks cover

Stealth Caravans are into their third season now, but the new Concordia models are a world away from those early models which were too niche to make much of an impression on buyers. Make sure you get to Hall 18 to have a proper look

STAND 18-27


Sprite Ideas

There are new Sprites at the show. It looks great and is set to reclaim the role of king of the entry level with the sharp new bodyshell. And that’s not all from Sprite, but we can’t say any more until the morning of the show…

STAND 6-31 / 6-41

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The Practical Caravan team

Are we a show attraction? Well, we’re there and dispensing free, impartial advice every afternoon during the show. If you’ve got any questions to ask or want a bit of buying advice, pop by for a chat.

STAND 19-34


Singles night

Could entry-level fixed single bed tourers be the stars of the show? Two manufacturers hope so. Elddis’s new Avante 574 and Bailey’s new Pegasus II Rimini debut in Birmingham and if they are a success, Swift, Coachman and Lunar won’t be far behind with their own versions.


BAILEY 19-29

ELDDIS 20-19 /20-37


The reinvention of Coachman

You’ve read about the stunning changes to the Coachman Pastiche, VIP and Laser ranges but until you see them in the flesh, you can’t appreciate just what the boys from East Hull have achieved.

STAND 19-39


Experts theatre

Experts from component suppliers, manufacturers, magazines and websites are on hand to give various presentations on all manner of subjects during the show, including the chance to ask questions to the on-hand experts. Grab a show guide on arrival for an idea of what’s on when. Got a question? Email it in advance by clicking here…

STAND 10-55


AS you like it…

An all-new model from AS Caravans [tl:gallery size=211×140]is breaking cover at the show. Information is scarce at present but it is called Westminster, will be posh, plush and only for those with a big towcar. It is definitely worth a look.

STAND 17- 17


For full details of exactly what is going on where at the show, visit the official website by clicking here. Tickets cost £10 on the door, or £9 for over 60s and the show runs from Tuesday 11th to Sunday 16th October. Opening hours are from 10am until 6pm. See you there!