Celebrities are shunning the private islands and super yachts for holidays under canvas or in caravans or motorhomes, according to The Camping and Caravanning Club.
From Eastenders to the Fifteen restaurant, the world is declaring caravans are cool. Stars from Albert Square, past and present, such as Steve McFadden and Adam Woodyate, along with TV Presenters Roland Rivron and Melinda Messenger are well known caravanners, joining Jamie Oliver who boasts a VW camper.
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson and comedian Peter Kay have also been seen browsing the latest caravan models at the shows. And it’s not all on wheels. Kylie Minogue is famously fond of the outdoors and enjoys tent camping when she’s not on stage or screen.
Club members don’t get much more important than Margaret Beckett, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, who enjoys her environment to the full when she stays at Camping and Caravanning Club Sites in her caravan.
Peter Frost, Director of Communications for The Camping and Caravanning Club says: “It’s not just the advantages of the new all-singing, all-dancing caravans and motorhomes that appeal, but the freedom to take your ‘home’ with you as a means either to get away from it all, or being right in the middle of the action as you please.
“I’ve enjoyed the awesome glaciers of Iceland and just as much, a relaxing weekend on the Suffolk Coast.”
1 May 2005