Broadcaster and adventurer Ben Fogle will support The Camping and Caravanning Club on the opening day of the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show at Birmingham’s NEC.
On Tuesday 17 February 2015, Ben will take part in the show opening, and share his passion for the great outdoors with showgoers in a Q&A session on the main theatre stage.
He’ll also help the Club launch an exciting new glamping product, aimed at adventurous young families, and couples who don’t want the hassle of hitching up a tourer, pitching a tent or manoeuvring a motorhome.
Ben said: ‘Camping and caravanning holidays are perfect for families that have a healthy spirit of adventure. Adventures can be big or small – you needn’t necessarily cross Antarctica on foot, or the Sahara. There’s nothing more fun or healthy than exploring the natural environment, and camping puts this simple joy within reach of everyone.”
Ben has travelled extensively and toured the world for various broadcasting assignments. In his Channel 5 series ‘Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild’, he spends time with people who have turned their back on the daily grind and now live in some of the world’s most inhospitable locations. He has also rowed across the Atlantic, conquered Antarctica and run across the Sahara.
He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, an ambassador for WWF and a keen supporter of the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme. And a few years ago, Ben helped The Club broadcast the findings of its Real Richness campaign, which found that campers and caravanners really do enjoy a more stress-free lifestyle.
About camping, Ben said: ‘It definitely chills me out and I find it’s a great way to switch off from my manic schedule. I can’t wait to get my growing family into the camping habit and introduce them to all the joys and fun it brings.’
Be sure to visit The Camping and Caravanning Club’s stand (Hall 4) at the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome show from 17-22 February 2015.