We bring you the latest News for campers and caravanners.
We round up some of the month's best events for you to visit around the country
Hold on to your sides
The Leicester Comedy Festival, one of the largest comedy festivals in the country, returns this February.
The festival boasts more than 800 shows, including the sure-to-sell-out UK Pun Championships, and a killer line-up with the likes of John Shuttleworth, Ed Byrne and Milton Jones performing. Held across 90 venues, the city of Leicester will be taken over by everything from cabaret to kids’ comedy, interactive shows, physical and dance comedy, sketches, magic and more.
Nearest open Club Site: Conkers
Fiction at Fort Nelson
For an experience like no other, join 1878: The War That Never Was, a thrilling live-action promenade performance that tells the tale of Fort Nelson’s defence against the French empire.
Set at the Royal Armouries Fort Nelson in Fareham, Hampshire, this dramatic display of alternative history invites visitors on a guided underground tour of the Fort, where along the way professional actors will enact battles with full armour, live gun-firings and props.
Nearest open Club Site: Chichester
A look at nature
Matt Rodda, an experienced mindfulness practitioner, will be holding an informative mindfulness session at the beautiful National Trust Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire. The session will explore the effects nature can have on our wellbeing, as well as the art of mindfulness, in which one is fully present in and aware of their surroundings.
During the 90-minute walk through the manor’s exquisite grounds, visitors can practise mindfulness techniques and learn to look at nature in a new light.
Nearest open Club Site: Oxford
Calling all campers
Immerse yourself in all things camping and caravanning with the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2020, the UK’s biggest showcase of caravans, motorhomes and campervans.
Held at the NEC, Birmingham, it will present the latest camping units, accessories and kit, with hundreds of models and exhibitor stands. Other activities include test riding electric bikes, skateboards and scooters, cookery demonstrations, and appearances by celebrities such as Shane Richie.
The Club is also exhibiting at the show and will be running one-to-one caravan towing experience sessions. Find us at stand 5200. Visit the Club's show page for details and how to access discounted tickets.
Nearest open Club Site: Kingsbury Water Park, Drayton Manor
No more feeling blue
The Broadstairs Blues Bash is returning to Kent for another celebration of the blues musical genre.
Held in Broadstairs, a curious Victorian seaside town, the festival which is now in its eleventh year will feature more than 70 bands, the majority of which are free to enjoy, playing across 14 venues. In addition to the outstanding musical talent and performances, there will also be a number of jam sessions and workshops for budding artists looking to get into the genre.
There will also be one non-free gig by classic blues-rock band Dr Feelgood, who have been performing for nearly 50 years.
Nearest open Club Site: Canterbury
27 February – 4 March
Harmonies in the Highlands
Music is set to bring the Highlands to life with the Inverness Music Festival.
Musically inclined or not, the festival encourages everyone to get involved in some way, whether it means competing, showing off their musical prowess, or trying an instrument for the first time. There are a number of competitions covering everything from singing to brass, keyboard, strings, and even Gaelic and Scottish song, with up to 75 trophies awarded. For casual festival-goers, there will be plenty to see including a choir showcase, veterans’ talent show and dance performances.
Nearest open Club Site: Loch Ness Shores
SHEENA RAMCHURN | 22 January 2020