It has been some time since I’ve written to you all, and as the weeks pass and the country begins to adapt, we are starting to see glimmers of hope for the outdoor leisure industry, and in particular UK breaks.
Whilst we won’t be able to deliver our upcoming shows in the format we all regularly enjoy I wanted to bring you up to date on what we’re doing as things stand currently.
The Norfolk Motorhome & Campervan Show, Norwich
24-26th July | Cancelled
The National Motorhome & Campervan Show, Peterborough
31st July – 2nd August 2020 | Bookings on hold
The Western Motorhome & Campervan Show, Malvern
14-16th August – no change at present
The Southern Motorhome & Campervan Show, Newbury
28-30th August | No change at present
The South West Motorhome & Campervan Show, Shepton Mallet
11-13th September – no change at present
The Motorhome & Campervan Show, Season Finale, Lincoln
25-27th September – no change at present
The Malvern Caravan Show, Malvern
2-4th October | No change at present
Both changing dates and cancelling shows leave us a huge logistical challenge and one that still could change as COVID-19 continues. For now, we have started to contact everyone with a Peterborough booking to offer them a transfer to the new date or a refund. We will then do the same with Newbury and so on, please bear with us, particularly as our office is now unmanned. All employees are working from home and this will take us several weeks to get through.
As with previous cancellations, the logistical challenge this creates for my team (which is currently significantly smaller) coupled with all of us working from home is a sizeable task. We will begin by contacting everyone booked for Norfolk, we will then move onto Peterborough. Please bear with us whilst we work through a list of several thousand records over the coming weeks!
If you’re able to support us and transfer your booking to the 2021 event, we’d hugely appreciate it. If this isn’t possible, we can arrange a refund.
Whilst our Peterborough event won’t be able to run with our usual entertainment, we are hopeful we can open an exhibition area for day visitors and offer ‘wild camping’ for those looking to getaway. If we can support our loyal customers, and our exhibitors safely, we will! I hope to have more detail on this by the time we contact you if you have a booking for this show.
As always your safety, and that of our staff and contractors is paramount, please continue to look after yourselves and I will be in touch regarding future shows as soon as possible.
Head of Events