24th January 2020
I’ll confess to having limited experience with caravans. However, I have spent a large proportion of my working life camping in all its other forms.
24th January 2020
I’ll confess to having limited experience with caravans. However, I have spent a large proportion of my working life camping in all its other forms.
12th January 2020
This year we decided to try! If we were going to spend the festive holiday in our Bailey Pegasus Grande Palermo, we thought we’d also go in search of snow. Having discovered that Copley in County Durham is the most likely place in England to get snow, having an average of 53 days each year, we decided that Durham would be our destination.
10th December 2019
Stuck in traffic when accompanied with children, who enquire every few minutes “are we there yet” needn’t be a drag. The Morley family have three Children - Finley (12), Isla (6) and Livvy (4). Kate has a background working in 'The Early Years' and below they share their top-tips for a hassle free trip.
3rd December 2019
Last year, I was extremely privileged to be invited by Bailey of Bristol to watch the construction of the Phoenix 640. This is a caravan that my very own retailer special is based upon, so I jumped at the opportunity. After some negotiation I was also allowed to film the process of construction from raw components to a complete caravan ready for dispatch.
28th November 2019
Each Bailey caravan benefits from a rigorous development programme that includes a punishing regime of extreme temperature testing. The insulating properties of the outer Alu-Tech bodyshell, coupled with a carefully designed heating system, ensure that ‘Grade 3’ is exceeded, an award granted to tourers that offer year-round comfort.
19th November 2019
With the trip to Spain drawing ever closer we were starting to feel a little apprehensive. Not regarding travelling with the Pegasus Grande Palermo but more so with the prospect of a 2,000 mile trips with three kids in tow! Our strategy, therefore, was to divide and conquer. The girls in the back with myself in-between and Finn riding shot gun with Andy.
14th November 2019
We boarded the ferry from Helsinki and opted for a dog friendly cabin, as we don't like to leave the two dogs on the car decks. As it's a two-hour crossing, the cabin was well worth the extra €28 as it came with a clean shower cubicle and the settees converted to beds if we fancied a nap.
Not only was this a logical route from Scandinavia to Eastern Europe, but ever since we watched Jane McDonald's cruising program, we had a desire to visit Tallinn, the capital of Estonia.
12th November 2019
My Grandpa always told me, “Proper planning prevents poor performance”. And when embarking on our summer 2019 motorhome tour across 6 European countries, his sound advice set us in good stead.
Last year we, the Philpott family, aka the Overnighters, took our first European motorhome adventure down to the South of France in our Bailey of Bristol Advance 76-4. But this year we fancied a more epic road trip and after much family discussion we settled on Croatia on the Adriatic Coast as our final destination.
5th November 2019
A fine and chilly day dawned early in September when I (Zoe, aka @letsgoanddofunstuff) and my sidekick - Wanda the Wonder Pup - set off out of Bristol heading for the Brecon Beacons in the comfort of a snazzy Bailey of Bristol Alliance 59-2 motorhome. We were armed with kitchen cupboards full of tea and biscuits and a plan to go and do fun stuff with fun people in fun places.
25th October 2019
For those of you who have followed our last blog, TourerFest19 (TF19) was bolted onto the back of our trip to the Jurassic Coast. The 60-mile journey from Highlands End Touring Park to CAMC Longleat passed by without trouble. After only a couple of tricky villages to negotiate, we arrived in good time and caravan intact.
11th October 2019
Bailey of Bristol introduces the value-packed Alliance Silver Edition motorhome.
3rd October 2019
After a big shop in preparation for the very expensive Norway, it was time to visit the local vet as the two dogs require, amongst other things, their pet passports signed before entry.
27th September 2019
Bailey of Bristol turns on the style with the introduction of the Unicorn Black Edition.
26th September 2019
In part-two of their blog about the first time out in their new Pegasus Grande Palermo, Make Way With The Morleys travel to the Pembrokeshire Coastline, before heading to Cardiff to meet up with friends.
24th September 2019
Excitedly, we packed up the Pegasus Grande Palermo full of anticipation for the adventures ahead. Clothes, bedding, entertainment and food for four packed in and ready to go. I even managed to adjust the shelving in the fridge, enabling me to make the most of its 48 litres, even down to putting bottles in the door whilst still being able to shut it!
17th September 2019
Our sizzling summer holiday took us on a tour of Switzerland, via France, in scorching hot July, so the roll-out awning on the Autograph 75-4 was worth its weight in gold as we spent so much time outside and needed some shade.
6th September 2019
Designed to inspire, the third generation Bailey Autograph is available in a choice of eight popular layouts, including the all-new Autograph 79-2F and 79-4F, featuring a fixed double bed and transverse end washroom with a choice of either a parallel seat or L-shape front lounge and dedicated rear travel seats.
30th August 2019
In July we were fortunate to be offered the loan of a caravan from Bailey of Bristol to give us the opportunity to test it out, especially for me on the cooking front.
In 2018 I was one of the twelve amateur bakers to be selected as contestants on The Great British Bake Off. As much as I love to bake, I love to cook too, especially when I am away on holiday.
20th August 2019
Awnings are everywhere. Most tend to be attached to caravans or small campers. You are less likely to see one on motorhome and up until now, we had no experience of one.
7th August 2019
Bodies of water are proven to have a calming effect on us humans and various studies have been conducted to uncover the magical properties of this ‘blue mind’ phenomenon.
As a family, we often find ourselves pitching the Phoenix 760 close to rivers, lakes or the coast, and whether this is pure coincidence or my subconscious trying to keep the kids in check, I’m happy to reap the rewards.
2nd August 2019
A vehicle designed to allow you to get the most from the great outdoors, Discovery is a new type of caravan. Available in a choice of three lightweight layouts, these compact vehicles are easy to drive, easy to park and easy to store, thus providing you with the flexibility of use that will satisfy your appetite for adventure.
28th June 2019
School trips introduced me to kayaking and I have hazy, ice-cold memories of being submerged in water that felt perilously close to becoming a solid.
Fast forward a decade or two, casting thoughts of sub-zero temperatures aside, I got back in the ‘saddle’ when we bought a caravan and wanted something to accompany us on trips to the coast.
19th June 2019
With the dust now settling, we can take stock at the amazing attendance and money raised at this year’s TourerFest. But you may be asking, what is TourerFest?
Now in its 2nd year, TourerFest is a gathering of many caravanning and motorhome bloggers, vloggers and supporters in one location. This year’s event saw 56 families descend on the immaculate Caravan & Motorhome Club campsite in Longleat.
10th June 2019
In May 2018, we started an adventure that had been a long held dream of touring Europe in a motorhome.
31st May 2019
Paris may not be the first destination that springs to mind when planning a motorhome minibreak. But, you will save yourself a fortune in hotels and getting back to your motorhome at the end of a long day’s sightseeing, with all your home comforts and your own cosy bed is a great way to do it.
If you want to take in one of Europe’s major cities and you have a van, it makes absolute sense.
14th May 2019
Can caravanning be spontaneous, especially when the forecasters predict a hot Bank Holiday?
8th May 2019
Finally, as the evenings started to get lighter and we entered the final days of March, all my attentions started to shift to the annual rugby tour to Holt, Norfolk with my boys.
2nd May 2019
Spring is well and truly upon us, and if you are anything like me, you will love this time of year. The clocks have shifted forward, the days are longer and the landscape is blossoming once again.
Spring is also a great time of year to have a clean in the caravan or motorhome and check that the vehicle is ready for the year ahead. So, in this article I will run down some of my top tips for getting the home from home in top condition once again.
16th April 2019
After clocking up 2500km on our mammoth road trip down to Biarritz last August, we chose to round off our 2018 summer motorhoming adventures with a 3-night trip to the heart of the stunning Peak District National Park.
4th April 2019
Summer is on the horizon and promises to bring longer days, shorter nights and sunnier times.
Whether you choose an action-packed adventure in Cornwall, family fun in Yorkshire, or the wonderful walks of Norfolk, there’s a huge selection of campsites to choose from throughout the UK.
So spend some time in the great outdoors with our campsites guide.
4th April 2019
Would you like your holiday to begin the moment you leave the house? Towing a caravan can be a scary prospect, but it needn’t be. Whether it’s your first time or it’s been a while since you last hit the road, these simple tips can make a huge difference.
22nd March 2019
With Britain being a relatively small country, having one of the world’s longest footpaths may seem like a playground boast. However, National Trails, Wales Coast Path and The Scottish Coastal Way are planning to link a multitude of footpaths that follow our jagged coastline, and if the proposed 2020 deadline is adhered to, we could have almost 2,800 miles of coastal paths to enjoy.
15th March 2019
Get set for the start of some Spring touring and discover what Northern Ireland has to offer.
Whether it’s a hiking break on the rugged landscape of Rathlin Island, an action-packed weekend away on the Antrim Coast, or just some time to kick back and relax at the world-famous Bushmills Distillery, a caravan or motorhome adventure has it all.
12th March 2019
The collection day of your new caravan is an important milestone. There is lots to take in and it can be quite overwhelming. With that said, you may wonder what to expect on the big day.
8th March 2019
If you have placed a deposit on a caravan, perhaps a first-time purchase or a part exchange on a newer model, you will be eagerly awaiting the collection date and possibly wondering what happens in between the deposit being paid and the collection of the caravan.
1st March 2019
Take a break and enjoy the stunning Welsh countryside. With its inspirational scenery, explore the walking trails from the gorgeous Pembrokeshire Coast Path to the wild Brecon Beacons.
27th February 2019
The financial implications of having two kids and a mortgage makes trip planning during the leaner months a somewhat fraught affair. All is not lost, however, and here’s a great tip for making your caravanning budget go a bit further – Certified Locations.
15th February 2019
As Christmas approached, Andy informed me that on our next trip away to the Caravan and Motorhome Club site in Longleat, we were going to be trying out the new Bailey Pegasus Grande Palermo.
23rd January 2019
Caravanning has been traditionally associated with warm weather, but modern caravans work very well in colder conditions too. In fact, just a couple of years ago Bailey of Bristol took two caravans and a motorhome to the Arctic Circle to show just how versatile their vehicles can be in cold conditions.
18th January 2018
Thanks to a lack of willpower during the festive period, January is dedicated to my expanding waistline and the fact that my body fat percentage must be uncomfortably close to that of a pub snack.
15th January 2019
One of the things about owning a motorhome is the freedom you just wouldn’t get from a package holiday… it’s about being able to go wherever (and whenever) you want.
This is why people venture south to the Mediterranean for some winter sun.
21st December 2018
When most of us think of motor-homing we picture warm sunny days with hours of daylight and alfresco living. Beach days, country walks, sitting with a glass of vino watching the sun go down.
But what of motor-homing during the winter months? Is it all dark evenings and chilly wash-blocks? Or are there upsides to out of season van exploration?
18th December 2018
Although a lot of people tuck their caravans up for winter, these days they are built so well that there is no reason not to go exploring all through the year, and with Christmas just around the corner we were looking forward to escaping for some festive fun.
7th December 2018
After a gap of 20 years, Bailey of Bristol have returned to the factory-built Dealer Special caravan marketplace. You may ask, what exactly is a Dealer Special caravan? And, if you are considering purchasing a caravan, are Dealer Special caravans worth investigating further?
4th December 2018
Back on the 19th September 2018, Bailey of Bristol launched their new 8ft wide Pegasus Grande caravan range, joining the new ‘first choice for your first caravan’ Phoenix range in the line-up. As YouTubers and content creators Here We Tow, we were invited to meet this new range from Bailey and share our thoughts.
20th November 2018
Nestled in the Allgau Alps, in a ski town called Pfronten Bavaria (853m above sea level) we sat thinking about our next destination. A stones-throw to neighbouring Austria, we decided our next visit would be sunny Spain where we will meet up with Hazel's parents who will be on their annual holiday.
16th November 2018
We sit here writing our first blog in our motorhome, in an €8 a night car park in the Dutch city of Gouda. Outside it is absolutely pouring it down and Luke has man flu, but do we care? NO!
9th November 2018
To commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars, Bailey of Bristol Marketing Director, Simon Howard, took his two sons on a tour of historical battlefield sites as they visited France, Belgium and Holland this summer.
6th November 2018
The Indian summer we enjoyed in September provided the perfect excuse for a shoulder season escape. We’ve just returned from a cheeky little trip to a stretch of English coastline where you can park right on the seafront and explore miles of deserted beaches, atmospheric old fishing ports and spectacular coastal forts.
29th October 2018
As we set off from Gallipoli, on the coast of Turkey, it was a beautifully sunny day. However, having got off to such a great start, little did we know what awaited us as we headed into Istanbul.
15th October 2018
Asking the general public for product ideas can be a tricky business and with Walkers Crisps walking the product development tightrope in the 1980’s by asking us Brits what flavours we would like to see; a collective snigger could be heard in Woolworths when we saw hedgehog-flavoured crisps on the shelves.
12th October 2018
It’s time to enjoy your holiday, your way as you explore the open road, discover new horizons and experience the freedom to go anywhere with the new Bailey Alliance.
Making its public debut at the Motorhome and Caravan Show on stand 19.25 (Hall 19) this October, the all-new Bailey Alliance will be available in a choice of six popular layouts.
2nd October 2018
At home, you wake up, get ready for work and give a big sigh when you see the rain outside your bedroom window. However, whilst on the open road you can change plans as easily as the weather changes. That’s how we came to travel along the Romantic Road (Romantische Strabe) in Germany.
20th September 2018
With all the comforts of home on the road, it’s time to go anywhere & do anything in the new Advance motorhome range from Bailey.
The second-generation Bailey Advance is a range of lightweight, yet spacious, and well equipped, yet affordable, vehicles perfect for people looking to commit to their first new motorhome purchase.
19th September 2018
Holidays are all about exploring the wide-open spaces and the new Pegasus Grande, with an 8ft wide body, gives you more space all round.
3rd August 2018
David Fannin from Colapz continues to blog his experience at the Caravan & Motorhome Club National Event...
1st August 2018
Heading to Yorkshire for the Caravan and Motorhome Club’s largest annual gathering at The National in May, David Fannin from Colapz spent the weekend in style in an Autograph 68-2 motorhome.
27th July 2018
So about us… We are the Morris family, a family of four - Lee, Sian and our children Eleri and Rhys. Sian and I have been avid caravan and campers for years. Now we are keeping that dream alive in our own little family.
20th July 2018
From the north coast of Scotland to the southeast of France, it’s time for the wanderlust experience as you enjoy your holiday, your way in the new Bailey Phoenix.
26th June 2018
You wait for ages and then three come along at once.
No, not buses. Continents.
21st June 2018
From Martin Bailey’s first caravan built in his garage in South Bristol through to the current day, caravan expert Andrew Jenkinson picks his Top 10 Bailey caravans of all time to celebrate 70 years of innovation.
25th May 2018
Towing a caravan for the first time can be a scary prospect, but it needn’t be.
16th May 2018
Rain may have dominated the first part of the trip, but difficult border crossings became the norm during the second leg with significant time spent trying to extract both car and caravan from country after country.
15th May 2018
On the final leg of our jorney, we visited our final 2 campsites, plus a ferry crossing to complete the trip and make our way back to Bristol.
27th April 2018
Onto leg 3 our of Bristanbul journey. Here's the campsites that we visited during this leg, travelling from Dragizhevo in Bulgaria to Budapest in Hungary.
26th April 2018
From Macedonia to Turkey, here's part 2 of the Bristanbul campsite reviews...
26th April 2018
Rain dominated the early part of the trip and apart from a glimpse of blue skies in France, inclement weather followed us from Bailey’s HQ in Bristol.
Our #Bristanbul schedule is reasonably tight and the first handful of countries saw us mile munching on drenched motorways and dual carriageways which are always a test of car and caravan.
25th April 2018
Visiting Gallipoli as part of the team that embarked on the trip from Bristol to the Bosphorus was emotional. We joined the team as they entered Turkey at Gallipoli and as part of the trip visited Hellas Memorial to commemorate the loss of my ancestors during World War I.
Anzac Day (25th April) marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.
24th April 2018
Whether you’re traveling 50 miles or 5,000 miles, making sure your caravan is loaded correctly is an important thing to do.
As we’re on a 21-day trip, we’re taking quite a bit of kit and as varying temperatures are predicted, we have a surprising amount of clothes, due in part to the campsites on the outer edges of our #Bristanbul trip having no laundry facilities.
23rd April 2018
Our Bristanbul crew knew we were staying at a diverse variety of campsites during the trip. Each site was chosen because of its location, availability (ahead of the peak season) and needed to have other accommodation available, as there were more crew than spaces available in the caravans or motorhome.
Starting off in France, here’s part 1 to our accommodation guide from Bristol all the way to Dubrovnik.
17th April 2018
As we headed out of Bristol on Monday 9th April on our #Bristanbul adventure we were unsure on some of the road conditions that lay ahead. With 6 days until we reached Dubrovnik in Croatia, we were about to experience some challenging weather, glorious views and tricky hairpins.
13th April 2018
Most of my caravanning trips with the family begin with a nagging doubt that I’ve forgotten some small item and on the rare occasion when I’m doubt-free, I’ve arrived on site to find I’ve forgotten something essential. Is that just me?
10th April 2018
21st March 2018
Discover the great outdoors this Easter. With activities across the country, see where your caravan or motorhome adventure will take you.
9th March 2018
With Easter on the horizon, dust off your walking boots and get set for the start of some spring touring.
27th February 2018
Q: “Which is the best motorhome to buy?”
A: “The one that’s right for you.”
As they say, different strokes for different folks.
15th February 2018
The new Bailey Advance has arrived with its hotly anticipated first showing at the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show 2018.
February 9th 2018
It’s time to wrap up warm and make the most of the glorious sights of Yorkshire and its stunning scenery.
January 19th 2018
The City of London. 1843. It is Christmas morning and the church-bells are ringing as EBENEZER SCROOGE leans out of his upstairs window and shouts down to a young STREET URCHIN, passing below.
January 10th 2018
Turning heads since its launch, the Bailey Unicorn Segovia is now Caravan Magazine’s ‘Caravan of the Year’ for 2018.
5th January 2018
In recent years the popularity of PCP or Personal Contract Purchase has sky rocketed for those who are buying new cars. But interestingly, PCP has only recently been introduced to the leisure vehicle industry.
19th December 2017
A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Bailey of Bristol
19th December 2017
Why not come on a journey with The Dickens Theatre who have been up and down the country treating people to a real Christmas Carol in Bailey motorhomes just as Charles Dickens himself used to do (although without so much horsepower!)
19th December 2017
Get out and enjoy the amazing British countryside this winter. Make the most of the stunning scenery, striking landscapes and bracing weather during the colder months as you hit the road on your caravan or motorhome adventure.
30th November 2017
Marketing’s Wes Terry recently returned from a weekend away in Devon, here’s what he got up to.
28th November 2017
Imagine the magic of caravanning or motorhoming AND the magic of Christmas all rolled into one magical thing! Doesn’t that sound just…well, magical? Luckily, our caravans and motorhomes are made to be used all year round so you need imagine no more.
14th November 2017
The second-hand caravan marketplace is a vast world. With such a wide diversity of caravans for sale, it can be quite overwhelming to find the perfect holiday home on wheels.
24th October 2017
A warm welcome from “The Overnighters” - Hello intrepid explorers!
6th October 2017
My name is Mel & I’m a beachaholic. I admit it. The beach is my happy place. The ocean soothes my soul. The sea sets me free… You get the picture.
19th September 2017
The moment we set eyes on the location, we knew this was perfect in every way for a photoshoot to showcase our new Unicorn range. In the heart of Wales lies the Gower Peninsula, a beautiful spot with its winding roads and stunning landscape.
15th September 2017
I kept telling myself to nod and smile despite listening to the ramblings of a madman.
5th September 2017
In order to create the new Unicorn, Bailey spent the last twelve months undertaking a comprehensive product review that started with customer and retailer focus group feedback sessions and finished with a thorough structural evaluation of the resulting pre-production models at the Millbrook Proving Ground.
25th August 2017
With the end of the summer holidays fast approaching, get out there and make the most of the activities on offer.
17th August 2017
It’s time to believe in Unicorn’s again as models from the fourth generation of the UK’s best-selling premium caravan range start to arrive at Bailey Retailers in September.
21st July 2017
It is time to start believing in Unicorns with the announcement that Bailey of Bristol is launching the fourth-generation of our best-selling caravan range this September.
14th July 2017
Having taken a Bailey Autograph 75-2 motorhome to Paignton and stayed in the Australian Rangefinder in Devon, Bailey of Bristol Market Analyst Cristina and boyfriend Jake had enjoyed the two escapes, despite the differences between the two vehicles.
4th July 2017
As a first-time motorhomer, Charlotte, Retail Category and Marketing Manager at Bailey Parts and Accessories (BPA) was unsure what to expect.
23rd June 2017
Planning a trip away for that summer break? Practical Caravan, in conjunction with Bailey of Bristol, have compiled Britain’s best sites as chosen by you. But what are the sites that people truly love and go back to time-and-time again.
9th June 2017
As they arrived at Trencreek Holiday Park in Newquay, it was clear it was the right location for an escape to Cornwall for Laydon and his girlfriend Claire, as they took a Bailey of Bristol Pursuit 550-4 to sandy Fistral Bay.
2nd June 2017
A UNESCO World Heritage Site. 185 million years of history. 95 miles of stunning coastline. Castles, coves, caves, lagoons, and cider. Delicious cider. So I just don’t get it? Why had we not been here before?
26th May 2017
As regular caravanners, taking the trip to York for the weekend in a 4-berth motorhome threw up all kinds of questions for Head of HR at Bailey of Bristol, Louise. Like shouldn’t we have brought the caravan instead?
19th May 2017
Trying to find that perfect escape is something that we spend hours umming and ah-ing over. Where shall we go? How long shall we go for? What shall we take? The list goes on.
11th May 2017
No matter what you might think of the British weather, if you’re going out for the weekend in a motorhome or caravan you’ll usually make sure to pack your wellies along with some sweaters. But for Darren, General Manager of Bailey Parts and Accessories, this time was different.
5th May 2017
It was a Northern Hemisphere first for Bailey of Bristol. The Guinness book of records had yet to be notified, but we’re pretty sure that what happened over Easter 2017 had never been achieved before, ever.
28th April 2017
I am a Cancerian. A crab. A nest-building, home-loving organiser. A bit of a control freak. Yet I had reached the age of 45 without ever setting foot in a motorhome.
25th April 2017
The best thing about our Easter caravan holiday was seeing how much the children (8 and 11) enjoyed it - without having a TV or going anywhere near a Theme park.
18th April 2017
Watch Part Two of In Pursuit of the Arctic and relive our Arctic Adventure
13th April 2017
Watch Part One of In Pursuit of the Arctic and relive our Arctic Adventure
11th April 2017
The Arctic Circle and the Australian Outback are not the first places that come to mind when planning a trip in a caravan or motorhome.
10th April 2017
Having spent the past few months planning an expedition to the Arctic, little did we know that there we had a direct family link to the frozen wastes working in our office – and it was one of the most famous expeditions of all time.
31st March 2017
Presenting the Arctic Adventure cinematic highlights
25th March 2017
I have been feeling very restless since we got back from the awesome experience of the Arctic Adventure. The planning and preparations have been a big part of my life over the last few months, so it’s a bit strange now it is all over.
17th March 2017
During the planning phase of the #ArcticAdventure, the conversation was understandably dominated by the most northerly point on our expedition map – Ivalo, Finland. The journey through the UK, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia was our caravanning version of scaling Mount Everest with Test World, Ivalo, being our summit.
16th March 2017
The Arctic Circle might not be the obvious choice for a caravanning holiday but as we pulled into Ranua Zoo Camping - some 50-miles south of the Arctic ‘border’ and heavily laden with snow - it proved that a caravan doesn’t mind where you take it as long as it’s helping you chase your dreams.
15th March 2017
Before the Bailey of Bristol ‘Arctic Adventure’, my ice road experience was limited to re-runs of Ice Road Truckers on the TV but our route to Ivalo, Finland gave us the opportunity to take to the ice with a caravan in tow.
14th March 2017
The Test World proving ground 300km north of the Arctic Circle in Lapland had never had a caravan or motorhome on its test tracks before we rolled in 2,700 miles after starting our Arctic Adventure from its sister site, the Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire.
13th March 2017
Of all the words in the English dictionary, this one sums-up the roads between the UK and Tallinn, Estonia the best. Our route from Millbrook, Bedfordshire to the Eurotunnel took in the delights of the M25 but flashbacks of commuter ring-road hell were soon quashed thanks to Belgium’s empty roads.
1st March 2017
Planning a holiday, and then looking forward to it, is all part of the fun, right? Well, planning for the Arctic Adventure was even more fun than usual.
28th February 2017
On Wednesday 2nd March, we kick off our ‘Arctic Adventure’, where we are taking two of our new 530-4 and 550-4 Pursuit caravans, as well as a top of the range Autograph motorhome 75-2, on an epic 5,000-mile journey through Europe, across the Arctic Circle, and back.
27th February 2017
In a further demonstration of strength and durability, Bailey of Bristol is about to embark on another marathon product endurance test. This time the company, in association with The Caravan and Motorhome Club, will be taking two caravans (a Pursuit 530-4 and 550-4) and one motorhome (an Autograph 75-2) on an epic 5,000 mile journey to the Arctic Circle.
23rd December 2016
The Arctic in mid-winter, not the sort of place for a wild camping holiday? The Barbey family braved the icy temperatures and took to the open road on their adventure to the Arctic Circle. Staying in the Approach Advance they explored Finland in a way not many others have…
12th December 2017
It was like a military operation. The dining table was the Strategy Room, strewn with maps and road atlases. Operation Rovaniemi was charted. There was a tangible buzz of activity – finally this was getting off the ground but we needed to act fast and get our initial plans (made before we had a Bailey of Bristol motorhome to travel in) firmed up.
23rd September 2016
Every pastime has a club and whether you’re into classic cars, cooking or caravanning, doing the meet & greet with likeminded folks is a simple and rewarding process. The same rule applies to owners of Bailey leisure vehicles- motorhomes or caravans – and thanks to The Bailey Owners’ Club, we spent the weekend at their biennial rally at Dyrham Park.
9th September 2016
Thoughts of a summer holiday may automatically conjure images of a 2-week, pool-side package deal but can a caravan or motorhome offer an alternative to the all-inclusive deals? What’s more, if you’re considering a cross-channel caravanning trip, is it really a relaxing way to explore other countries?
12th August 2016
I was already looking forward to our GlideSoul Girls Tour weekend – but it was as Fee and I went to collect our Approach-Autograph motorhome for the weekend from Michael Jordan Caravans in Surrey that the excitement really grew – as we first laid eyes on the luxury motorhome that was to be our home for the weekend!
29th July 2016
The Media pack and Media Pack Plus are new factory fit options for the 2017 Autograph motorhome range. Created in conjunction with sound technicians, a project was undertaken by Bailey to find the correct positioning and products to best suit the interior features of the new Autograph range.
22nd July 2017
Bailey of Bristol bring you 9 facts about the Autograph motorhome, from comfort and power to style and specifications.
15th July 2016
Earlier this year we visited Si Cudlip & Faye Young in the stunning Austrian Alps and if you missed part one of their snowboarding story, here’s a brief recap...
24th June 2016
The Matrix Fitness GP, also known as the Tour Series, is a series of criterium races around the UK in May and June. The series is on television as an evening highlights show so automatically it makes the racing go up a level.
10th June 2016
Performing at the top-end of any sport requires determination and energy levels of herculean proportions, but if you’re considering a foray into cycling, how much fitter are the front runners compared to someone who, at best, would be starting from the back of the pack?
20th May 2016
Joining the dots between a bank heist, a social club, a caravan, a walking frame and a paintball gun may seem like an impossible task but there’s common theme neatly knitting this unlikely list together – justice.
13th May 2016
The innovative Bailey Unicorn, Pegasus and Pursuit ranges, featuring award winning designs, offer you real benefits of ownership and a real reason to change. Here’s a list of just 10 of the reasons why you should upgrade your caravan this summer.
6th May 2016
A couple of caravans ago, our new addition came with a motor mover and from that moment I’ve become so reliant on the humble mover that my first mission was to have one fitted. Our night in the Truma cold chamber also involved a factory tour and after chatting with the tech team, a Truma motor-mover was well worth the 360-mile round trip to get one fitted at their UK base.
29th April 2016
If you read the Bailey Blog or follow us on social media you may know about our involvement with an independent British film, Golden Years. If you haven't heard about our Unicorn Valencia's starting role in the heist film with a comedic core you can catch up by reading our posts Filming Golden Years and Golden Years Premiere.
22nd April 2016
The Golden Years Charity Film Premiere, in aid of the Born Free Foundation, was being held on Thursday 14th April and the film production company, Moli Films, asked Bailey if we could display the caravan outside the Odeon cinema on Tottenham Court Road in London and then move to outside the after party venue in Camden.
15th April 2016
How it all started…..
One grey Monday afternoon in January last year I received a phone call from a gentleman called John Miller introducing himself as a film director asking if he could borrow a caravan for a film he had co-written with Nick Knowles (DIY SOS).
8th April 2016
If you didn't pick up a copy of our latest Bailey magazine at the Camping, Caravanning & Motorhome Show, the Bailey Blog has got the digital version for you to read. Our patented Alu-Tech bodyshell construction technology makes winter touring as pleasant and comfortable as exploring in summer. In this magazine we're focusing on touring with our leisure vehicles all year.
12th April 2016
Showing how our leisure vehicles are truly built for four seasons of touring, Bailey Snow Season has been running all winter. Testing our caravans further and for longer than ever before. Now the snow season is finishing for the year and the slopes will slowly start turning green we wanted to catch up with Faye & Simon to see what they made of their snowy winter in a Bailey Pegasus Brindisi.
22nd March 2016
Back in the day, caravans had gas lighting and a heater, fridge or oven was probably an option, or just not available. Times have changed.
8th March 2016
Part 1 of my #BaileySnowSeason blog dealt with last-minute dry slope lessons, YouTube tutorials, a 1000-mile trip to Austria and a warm and comfy Bailey motorhome where I could close the door on the terrifying prospect of propelling myself down a snow-covered mountain the following day.
1st March 2016
Having previously spent the night in a Bailey Pegasus despite an exterior, cold chamber-induced temperature of -15, the time was right to give Alu-Tech construction a thorough, real-world workout with a trip to Austria.
22nd February 2016
Roll up! Roll Up! It’s show time, by which we mean the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show at the NEC this week, and we will have two special guests – the Bailey Snow Season snowboarding ambassadors, Faye Young and Simon Cudlip – flying in from their campsite in Austria to be on our stand on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to answer any questions about using a caravan for a winter sports holiday in the snow, or holidays at any time of year.
1st February 2016
Scrolling through Facebook shortly after last-year’s school summer holidays, I spotted a post from a friend who was putting his caravan into storage once his kids had gone back to school. He figured the beginning of the new school year signalled the end of the caravanning calendar and after a spot of winterizing, his poor caravan would be put into hibernation until Easter.
22nd January 2016
8.00am - Wake up! You need to get an early start if you want to beat the lift lines and get on the mountain while it's quiet.
15th January 2016
With our Bailey Pageant Brindisi we have an Isabella 420 Universal awning, it isn't full size but it certainly isn't small either.
8th January 2016
“There’s something so romantic about it”. I’m in the pub after a post-Christmas round of golf and we’re discussing plans for 2016. Everyone is under the age of 40 and we’re discussing motorhomes.