Outdoor expert Ray Mears, Olympic Champion Sally Gunnell, TV presenter Matt Baker and surfer Melodie King to feature at the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show 2015
The UK’s largest start-of-season holiday showcase will feature a host of well-known personalities with a love of the great outdoors, including TV’s wilderness bushcraft expert Ray Mears and inspirational Olympic champion Sally Gunnell. Both will speak about their passions and undertake audience Q&A’s in the Experts’ Theatre, with Sally going on to star in the Dog Agility feature with her dog, Diggy.
TV and radio personality Matt Baker will attend on opening day, hosting activities on The Caravan Club Stand and throughout the event in the Expert’s Theatre will be professional surfer Melodie King, from Cornwall.
The Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show 2015 kicks-off the 2015 holiday season in style, inspiring visitors to take a holiday in the great outdoors, get active and enjoy time together away from home. It’s a great day out for anyone looking to compare and contrast all the latest caravans, motorhomes and camping, not to mention caravan holiday homes and holiday destinations all under one roof.
Ray Mears grew up in Southern England on the North Downs, where he discovered a countryside abundant with wildlife and he even learned to track foxes in the forest. Over the past two decades he has become recognised throughout the world as an authority on the subjects of bushcraft and survival. Through TV shows including Tracks and World of Survival, Ray Mears has become a household name and his adventurous spirit has made him popular with people of all ages – from small children to grandparents. Ray will appear on Wednesday the 18th February so don’t miss him!
Sally Gunnell is perhaps most famous for her gold medal winning run in the 400m hurdles at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and for being the only woman to hold Commonwealth, European, World and Olympic track titles concurrently. She went on to become part of the BBC Sport team and has appeared in numerous TV shows including A Question of Sport and Total Wipeout. Sally is a dog lover, mother of three boys and today she promotes health and well-being for everybody in the UK. Sally is a passionate supporter of initiatives that encourage families to be more active and she will appear on Thursday the 19th February at the show.
Melodie King is a professional surfer from Cornwall and at just 17 is one of the sport’s rising stars. Currently placed 5th in the UK in the under 18s ladies division, Melodie will be taking time out from her schedule to attend the show and talk about competing, the benefits of leading an active lifestyle and of course living near the beach! Melodie will be present for the entire event.
TV and Radio Presenter Matt Baker will be on The Caravan Club Stand on Club Day Tuesday 17 February. As a two times BAFTA winning presenter, Matt’s love of the countryside, which encourages families to explore all that the UK has to offer, is sure to prove popular with show visitors.
With over 350 exhibitors, the show is a fantastic value, family day out for both newcomers and enthusiasts alike. There’s also the Learning Zone, cookery demonstrations, onsite campsite and many have-a-go free activities including a show first ‘outdoor-style’ fashion show for kids and adults providing inspiration for that all-weather wardrobe.
Andrew Whalley, NCC Events managing director, said: “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. 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.”