Olympic champion Sally Gunnell, and TV presenter Matt Baker are among the main attractions at this year’s Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show.
The start-of-season holiday showcase will feature a host of well-known personalities with a love of the great outdoors at the NEC on 17-22 February.
“It’s fantastic to have such well-known personalities coming to our show and I am sure they will be a hit with visitors of every age,” said Andrew Whalley, NCC Events managing director.
“All of them have a passion for the outdoors and visitors to our event will see how a caravan, motorhome or tent can be the enabler to getting outside as a family, enjoying quality time together and being active.”
The show is set to host more than 350 exhibitors, showcasing the latest season’s models from the major caravan and motorhome manufacturers to holiday inspiration and accessories.
Highlights will include the Learning Zone, cookery demonstrations, onsite campsite and activities including a show first ‘outdoor-style’ fashion show for kids and adults.
The show, formerly called the Caravan & Camping Show, changed its name in August 2014 as a result of consumer research and a strategic review.
The name change is designed to make the show all encompassing for visitors and better attract people to their specific areas of interest, organisers said.
The new show will be zoned accordingly, with distinct caravan, camping and motorhome areas, supported in pre-show activity and show content.
TV and radio personality Matt Baker will also make an appearance on opening day. He will play host to a range of activities on The Caravan Club Stand. If that wasn’t enough, professional surfer Melodie King from Cornwall, will appear throughout the event in the Expert’s Theatre.
Sally is better known for her golf medal winning run in the 400m hurdles at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. She is now seen as part of the BBC Sport team and has made appearances in numerous TV shows, A Question of Sport and Total Wipeout. Sally will appear on Wednesday 18 February.
Professional surfer Melodie King, is one of the sports rising stars, being only 17-years-old and currently placed fifth in the UK in the under 18s ladies division. Melodie will be present for the entire event. Two time BAFTA winning presenter, Matt Baker, will appear on Club Day, Tuesday 17 February.