Kate Taylor
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THE CARAVAN & MOTORHOME SHOW

IS ALMOST UPON US! It runs from:

THURSDAY, 17 JANUARY

until SUNDAY, 20 JANUARY, 2013,

in Manchester's EventCity.

THE CARAVAN & MOTORHOME SHOW

IS ALMOST UPON US! It runs from:

THURSDAY, 17 JANUARY

until SUNDAY, 20 JANUARY, 2013,

in Manchester's EventCity.

 

As well as the very best campsites and destinations, the show will display a great selection of caravans, motorhomes, holiday homes, awnings and accessories. Leading outdoor leisure retailers will also be on hand to help you stock up for the season ahead. There will be more than 200 stands (for alphabetical exhibitor list click here).

 

Our Rob Ganley and Nigel Donnelly (Editor and Digital Editor of Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome magazines), will be presenting ‘Touring for beginners – getting started with caravans and motorhomes’ in the Meet the Experts Theatre. There is also a Cookery Stage.

 

Practical reader discounts

Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome readers’ discounted ticket prices cost from as little as £7, there's free car parking and under-16s enjoy free entry. (On the door, tickets cost £9.)

 

To claim your Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome reader discount on the ticket prices, book an advance ticket for just £7 (standard advance price is £7.50, or £9 on the door). To book, please visit: www.caravanshows.com or call 0844 873 7349** quoting code HAY21 to qualify for your special reader discount.

 

Holiday inspiration from TV gurus...

Rub shoulders with celebrities such as broadcaster and TV presenter John Craven (Saturday, 19 January, 2pm) and naturalist and TV wildlife presenter Bill Oddie (Sunday, 20 January, 2pm). Their enthusiasm could well inspire your next British adventure.

 

There's plenty for everyone

Gulliver's KidZone* is perfect for active children.

 

There's also a Farmers' Market if you're looking for a tasty treat.

 

The Caravan Club will be giving FREE expert tuition on how to become a motorhome-manoeuvring master and offering you the opportunity to 'try before you buy' and test-drive a winning car from the prestigious Caravan Club Towcar of the Year Awards.

 

What´s more, the Camping and Caravanning Club has teamed up with Mitsubishi to offer FREE 15-minute caravan towing sessions at the show. Book your slot today at www.caravanshows.com

 

 

Show venue address:

EventCity, Phoenix Way, Off Barton Dock Road, Urmston, Manchester
M41 7TB

Sat nav reference is M17 8AS.

 

Car parking is free and there are thousands of spaces

 

Show dates

Thursday, 17 to Sunday, 20 January 2013

Opening times

Thursday: 10 – 6pm
Friday: 10 – 8pm (free for visitors from 5pm onwards)
Saturday: 10 – 6pm
Sunday: 10 – 5.30pm

Ticket prices

For reader discount you need to book in advance, quoting the discount code HAY21. So please visit: www.caravanshows.com or call 0844 873 7349** quoting code HAY21 to qualify for your special reader discount.

 

These are the normal prices:

  • Advance Adult Day Pass: £7.50. (Advance booking closes 9pm Wednesday 16 January 2013)
  • Adult Day Pass on the door: £9.00
  • Children aged 16 and under: FREE
  • Carers accompanying a Blue Badge holder: FREE. (Only one ticket required for both carer and partner)

Guide dogs allowed; disabled access good

No pets or animals are admitted into the venue except guide dogs.

The venue is all on one level and has full access for disabled visitors.

 

Travel to the show

See map here. Manchester’s EventCity is close to the M6, M62, M56 and M60.

 

Car
If travelling from the M60 North take Junction 10 for the B5214 and follow signs for EventCity and from the M60 South take Junction 9 for the A5081 and follow signs for Barton Dock Road.

The Sat nav reference is M17 8AS.

 

Bus
X50 - Manchester City Centre's Express Service
The Trafford Centre's high frequency express bus link leaving Piccadilly Gardens Bus Station Stand K every 15 minutes from early until late 7 days a week 363 days a year (via MediaCityUK and MUFC)

 

250 - Stagecoach Manchester Bus Service
The Trafford Centre's high frequency bus link direct from Piccadilly Gardens Bus Station Stand K every 15 minutes from early until late 364 days a year (via MUFC and Manchester University).

 

Trafford Bus Station is approximately 10 minutes’ walk from EventCity (see map) and serviced by bus routes from all over Greater Manchester. There are frequent buses providing a connection every 5 minutes (services 18, 247, 250 and X50) from the bus station to EventCity.  

 

Train
From Manchester Victoria - Bus service 100 (every 12 minutes) or Service 110 every 20 minutes - get off at The Trafford Centre Bus Station.

 

Train
Manchester Piccadilly - Bus service X50 or 250 from Piccadilly Gardens Bus Station - get off at the EventCity bus stop.

 

Manchester Victoria - Bus service 100 (every 12 minutes) or Service 110 (every 20 minutes) - get off at The Trafford Centre bus station.

Disabled facilities

Please click for a map showing the location of the blue badge car parking at EventCity.

  • Fully accessible (all on one level)
  • Easily accessible drop-off points by the main entrances
  • All entrances have automatic doors to enable easy access for wheelchairs
  • Accessible toilets located near foyers and centrally
  • 40+ Blue badge spaces in the main car-park and use of the Trafford Centre’s 100+ Blue badge spaces
  • Route from car-park to the entrance is less than 150 metres and accessible to wheelchair users without any gradient
  • All pavements have wheelchair accessible ramps
  • 100 toilets onsite and 5 toilets adapted for wheelchair use.
  • Motorised scooter friendly, with a relationship with UKS based at The Trafford Centre who are happy to lend scooter for use onsite and deliver to the foyer for larger shows.
    Guide dog friendly (when certified)

 

 

Kate Taylor, 15 January, 2013

 

 

 

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