The National Boat, Caravan and Outdoor Show

At 30% bigger than last year's show and measuring the equivalent of 12 football pitches, the National Boat, Caravan and Outdoor Show promises something for everyone when its doors open from the 19th-24th February 2008. The UK's biggest outdoor leisure show is now in its 47th year and keeps on growing. With a fresh new layout, it will span six halls at the Birmingham NEC over six days featuring the largest ever display of caravans, motorhomes, boats, tents and holiday homes. Visitors will also be able to take a look at a wide selection of holiday destinations and plan their next trip.

With such a diverse range of products and activities on offer, the show caters for everyone from the most avid camper through to families who are simply looking for a fun, good value day out. Visitors can see exclusive 2008 product launches and get involved in activities such as archery, climbing, and canoeing in an indoor pool. There will also be discounts and deals to be had on a wealth of merchandise and accessories. And you don't have to rush to see it all in just one day; not only can visitors park for free but they can also camp on site and make the most of their trip.

Show highlights:

NEW! Yeomans Tent & Camping Hall The Pavilion Hall
This hall will house the biggest indoor tent display in the UK supplied by Yeaomans Outdoors! Visitors will see over 150 pitched tents on display, with a huge choice including specialist lightweight back packer tents, 216 berth dome tents, family frame tents, trailer tents and folding campers. The new 2008 range of tents from Outwell, Coleman, Vango, Khyman, Peakland, Cabanon and Conway among others will be on display before you can buy them in the shops.

Visitors can also discover a huge range of related accessories and must-have gadgets from a plethora of exhibitors selling everything from sleeping bags and backpacks to waterproofs and cooking equipment. And with special show deals and offers on thousands of tents, awnings and camping accessories even the most reluctant of people will be tempted into the outdoors.

NEW! Boat & Marine Hall 1
The show offers the largest choice of boats, chandlery and accessories north of London in a new dedicated boat hall, which is 20% bigger than last year. This hall has a huge range of boats on display including offshore cruisers, power boats, river boats, sport boats, canoes, kayaks, jet bikes, RIBs, dinghies and inflatables.

Step on board luxury motoryachts from Sunseeker, Fairline, Cranchi, Hanse and many others in the Marina. Visitors can also pay a visit to the Inland Waterways Village to see the show's largest ever display of narrowboats and inland craft from many of the big name boat builders including Sea Otter, Midland Canal Centre, The New Boat Co., Liverpool Boats and Amber Boats. The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) will also be on hand to offer free advice and information on how to get started on the water.

NEW! Holiday Homes, Park Homes & Destinations Hall 2
A whole hall of the very latest holiday homes, park homes and lodges. Visitors can view new 2008 lodges, holiday homes and park homes from companies such as, Willerby, Wessex Homes, Tingdene, Salop, Omar, Homeseeker, Allens and Atlas with many exclusively launching lodges at the show. Over 20 units will be on display for visitors to explore and there's also the opportunity to choose your ideal park location and take a look at the many destinations on offer both in the UK and overseas.

Motorhomes & Touring Caravans Halls 3, 4 & 5
Visitors will be able to discover new, exclusive, Spring model launches from leading manufacturers including the Swift Group, the Explorer Group, Bailey and many more as well as thousands of new 2008 models from Autocruise, Autosleeper, Autotrail, Coachman, Geist, Fifth Wheel, Pilote, Rapido, Lunar and Avondale among others. Novices will also be able to get help and advice on how to get started touring from The National Caravan Council, The Camping & Caravanning Club, and The Caravan Club.

Visitors won't want to miss the Towsure Accessory superstore, where bargains can be had on cleaning chemicals, outdoor heaters, satellite and TV aerials, mobile mains units, security products and more. Thousands of accessories and outdoor products will be on offer including the latest awnings and porches with lots of show offers to be had.

And if that wasn't enough, you can also experience the best tow cars and 4X4's, as well as find out the latest news on holiday destinations, 'dayout' venues and campsites around the UK and Europe, with thousands of places to visit over the Spring and Summer, so there's plenty of time to start planning the perfect 2008 holiday.

Tickets are now on sale from the ticket hotline on 0870 730 0963 at the below prices. Visitors can collect a FREE show guide (RRP 4) at the show when they book their tickets in advance of 18th February 2008. Parking is FREE for visitors (normally 8). Advance Tickets On the Door Tickets. Adults 11.50 14. Seniors 8.50 11. Children 4 5. Family (2 adults 3 kids) 30 35. Group ticket (10+ adults) 10.50 each n/a.

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