MAY IS SUCH A JOYFUL MONTH, with a bank holiday at either end, it’s ideal for a motorhome tour!


I was just chatting to Niall and Claudia, a couple of my friends on Practical Caravan magazine, about our joint reader rally for 2013. It runs from 3-6 May at Stowford Farm Meadows on Berry Down, not far from Exmoor and the spectacular north coast of Devon. Our host site is always so welcoming and has great facilities. Plus of course we have our own massive marquee in our rally field, which is where a lot of the action takes place!


Are you coming along this year? We were looking through the photos from last time and I thought I’d share some of our favourites. Who knows, you might spot yourself!


The facilities at Stowford Farm Meadows

caravan site cope brilliantly with the several hundred Practical Motorhome and Practical Caravan readers

who descend on them for a weekend of entertainment. The site has two

bars, a restaurant, a take-away and a riding stables, plus several



Here are some photos from last time, just as a taster of what’s in store.




night is quiz night: the winning teams will receive bar vouchers worth

£50 (1st prize), £30 (2nd prize) and £20 (3rd prize).


Over the weekend there will be question-and-answer sessions with our experts.


Plus face painting


Face painting


Union Jacks are Arty Emma’s speciality – cute!


Ferret racing


ferret racing at Stowford Farm


And a barbecue served by the Practical Motorhome & Practical Caravan team!


Reader rally barbecue


There will be football


football at reader rally


Lots of dogs

Dog display reader rally


Don’t forget to bring your own, Stowford Farm Meadows has a dog crèche.


dogs at Stowford Farm


Plus a cream tea


Reader rally cream tea


with a jazz band. Bring your dancing shoes.


reader rally jazz band



cap it off there are some great raffle prizes given out by our



Pictured below: Nigel Donnelly and Stacie Pardoe with a happy raffle

winner. The box contained a picnic table.


Reader rally raffle


There will be a lot going on but you might just have time to pop into Ilfracombe to try the local specialities…


ice cream Ilfracombe

Spaghetti ice-cream? PCV’s Art Ed Simon was intrigued… 


You really shouldn’t miss it and there’s still time to book your place. Call Stowford Farm Meadows

on 01271 882 476 and quote ‘Practical Rally’. The three nights will

cost £42 per pitch and you can add extra nights at £5 per night (up to 3 nights either side of the rally).


See you there. Cheers.


Claudia Dowell at Reader Rally

Travel editor Claudia Dowell at the Practical Motorhome & Practical Caravan Reader Rally





Places are selling fast – so do book your place on our Practical Motorhome/Practical Caravan Reader Rally soon!


Kate Taylor

Practical Motorhome

8 March, 2013


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