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Scottish Glamping Champion

The X Factor's James Hughes (far right) joins the Wood Leisure team under the spotlight at the awards

Glamping is the new leisure industry craze that is sweeping the globe. Something that I initially thought was a joke created by ITV for the Only Way Is Essex is slowly becoming one of my favourite retreats. Now with winter almost upon it its have an even bigger appeal. Now sites are being nationally recognised for their glamping facilities and winning prestigious awards.

Triple Award Win For Devon Park

Winning smiles at the awards finals:(from left): Scott Drew from Hoseasons congratulates Ladram Bay's holiday sales manager Lisa Spickett, director Zoe House, and general manager Steven Harper-Smith

A Devon holiday park is living on dream street following a hat-trick award win for its holiday park this month. Ladram Bay Holiday Park in Budleigh Salterton has pulled off a triple win of accolades this autumn at one of the UK's most distinguished awards event.

Salop Leisure Are Having Charitable Merry Christmas

Launching the Salop Santa Dash and Christmas celebrations at Salop Leisure and Love2Stay are Santa, Severn Hospice

With Christmas just 5 weeks away we are all starting to gear up for all the festive activities and fun. Salop leisure are fully embracing the Christmas cheer and the spirit of giving. Very shortly hundreds of Santas will be journeying from the North Pole to Shrewsbury all in the name of charity. They will be raising funds for the Severn Hospice with a charity fun run.

Scottish Caravan Show Rides Back Into Town

Caravan shows are more than just an industry highlight. They are a place where everyone comes together to see what's new, meet like minded people and plan their future holidays by looking at both new vehicles and destinations to visit around the globe. Now Scotland's largest exhibition is making a grand return to Glasgow from 8-11 February 2018.

Caravan And Motorhome Club Black Friday Special

CAMC launch their new Black Friday offer

With the Black Friday sales a few hours away The Caravan and Motorhome Club are embracing the sales season with a fantastic new member offer. Any new member who joins the Caravan and Motorhome Club from 20 November to 3 December 2017 will receive a complimentary Site Night voucher to use before 31 May 2018.

Pudsey Bear Charity Park Visit

Matt Baker pulls up to receive the £500 donation from Silverdale Holiday Park

Pudsey Bear may the the most recognisable charity mascot in our country. So when the BBC One Show's Children In Need Rickshaw Challenge journeyed into Cumbria in November it was met with more than just a hero's welcome by the locals and Silverdale Holiday Park.

Camplify Expand Headcount Following Successful UK Launch

Camplify UK's momentum builds with the addition of 2 new team members

For anyone who loves getting away on a touring holiday or wants to put their leisure vehicle to use they are not using it then you need to check out Camplify. They are the world's fastest growing, and Australia's largest, peer to peer caravan hire and RV-sharing community. The UK launch took place in September of this year. We have managed to write some articles about the company, meet the UK team and even get an interview with the company founder.

80 New Homes for Dorset Holiday Park

Families staying at Oakdene Forest Park (above) will now be able to choose from a range of luxury options

The ever growing demand for holiday homes has no sign of stopping anytime soon. The industry is in a boom right now and thousands of Brits are staying home for their holidays, as well as hordes of holidaymakers from abroad choosing the UK as holiday spot. This Dorset park has responded to the demand and is eagerly awaiting 80 news caravans.

Marina Sails Its Way To Green Award

Mercia Marina visitor and nature-lover Niamh agrees with David Bellamy that it's time to give bees a chance

We all love the UK and all its wildlife and creatures. As tourers we are all responsible for looking after the environment to ensure we protect all the animals and insects we come across. Derbyshire's Mercia Marina is taking the initiative and has won praise from David Bellamy for giving the wildlife the same VIP treatment as its visitors.

New Cumbrian Tourist Chief Support Pledge

Gill Haigh (above) toured the 130-acre grounds of Skelwith Fold with park owner Henry Wild at the wheel

Last week saw a meeting of the Lake District Holiday Park owner in Ambleside to meet the newly appointed head of the Cumbria Tourism, who pledged her support for their businesses moving forward.

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Kimberley Caravans Show Rare 4x4

The only Hymer M-LI 580 4x4 on display at Kimberley

When it comes to rare vehicles you may not automatically think of leisure vehicles, well at least I didn't until now. Kimberley Caravans & Motorhomes in Darlington have the only Hymer M-LI 580 4 x 4 motorhome in the UK right now is sure to draw huge interest.

Bailey Unicorn Scores Hat-trick Award

Bailey Unicorn sweep award show with three wins

Bailey is at it again! Their beautifully designed Unicorn range has swoop three awards at the 2018 Practical Caravan Magazine's Tourer of the Year Awards.

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In pictures: testing the new Auto-Trail V-Line Sport 635 to the extreme

Caravan Times' Favourite Adventure Couple, Simon & Faye, CHeck out the new Autotrail V-line

This weekend however, we decided to test out how sporty the Auto-Trail V-Line Sport 635 really is.

PLANS VETOED: Essex caravan park plans vetoed again

Possible site location at Port Flair

Plans for a 70 pitch caravan park in Essex have been rejected by the local council for a second time.