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B&B businesses starting up in caravans

Of late there have been an increasing number of unique B&B style businesses springing up all over the country, where people are turning their hand at creating holiday accommodation through renovating static caravans and even old garden sheds. There are also an increasing number of websites being set up that make it easier for people …

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Swift Group celebrates Hull City of Culture 2017

With the announcement of Hull beating Leicester, Dundee and Swansea Bay to the mantle of 2017 City of Culture, the caravan manufacturer Swift Group has celebrated the city’s success. Based in Cottingham, just a 15 minute drive from Hull city centre, Swift Group are proud that the city has gained the recognition they feel it …

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Caravan & Motorhome Show tickets on sale

Following the great success of this October’s Motorhome & Caravan Show at Birmingham’s NEC, there is increased anticipation for Event City’s Manchester event in January. Set to rival the success of Birmingham’s offering, the Caravan & Motorhome Show in Manchester is reported to be bigger and better than ever before, taking place between the 23rd …

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£28m investment to save caravan parks

Thanks to a £28 million coastal realignment programme known as the Medmerry scheme, which was completed on 4th November, the caravan parks situated along the popular Medmerry coastline in Sussex are to be saved from flood risk. The parks along this area of coast, which include the popular Chichester Lakeside Holiday Park and Bunn Leisure …

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New static caravan laws for Wales

The Welsh Assembly has announced its Mobile Homes (Wales) Act 2013, which is set to change the rules and regulations for static home owners across Wales. The Bill became law in Wales on 4th November this year and its purpose is to establish a licensing regime across mobile home sites throughout the country. It is …

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Static caravan manufacturers form partnership

Static caravan manufacturers Omar Homes and Finnish Log Homes have signed an exclusive partnership deal which is set to improve the quality of their homes. Under this new agreement, the two companies are set to work together on the design, manufacture, promotion and sale of timber clad leisure homes and log cabins. Finnish Log Homes …

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British holidays favoured over abroad

According to a recent VisitEngland survey, the number of Britons favouring a short staycation rather than a weekend city break overseas is on the increase as domestic overnight trips in Britain were up nine per cent in July from last year. The Great British Tourism Survey, the results of which were announced at the World …

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Changes to static caravan sale laws in force

This year has seen some significant changes made to the way in which residential park homes can now be sold, giving more freedom to those looking to put their static caravans on the market. The change is seen to give more flexibility to the owner and put in force stricter rules that stakeholders must follow. …

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Arty caravan makes Turner Prize appearance

An old caravan has been given a new lease of life thanks to Japanese artist Shiro Masuyama. As part of a project celebrating the cultures of Britain and the Republic of Ireland, Masuyama has transformed the mobile home into a unique artwork named the Borderline Project. Masuyama, who lives in Northern Ireland, was commissioned to …

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NEC sees record attendance for Caravan Show

The annual NEC Motorhome and Caravan Show proved to be more popular than ever this year by breaking its own attendance record. The large number of visitors is thought to have set the precedent for future such events, with this latest success of the UK’s biggest caravan show seen as a great result for the …

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