Caravans and Motorhome holidays enjoyed a renaissance this summer as people looked to take back control of their leisure time after a lengthy period of restrictions on their social lives. By providing us with the opportunity to reconnect with the great outdoors from the safety of our very own self-contained bubble, leisure vehicles offer us both the freedom and security we require in today’s world.
However the secret is out and with many more people wanting to experience a leisure vehicle holiday for the first time this year, now is the time to start planning your next adventure to ensure you do not miss out.
In case you needed more convincing these pages outline the benefits of owning a caravan or motorhome, travel inspiration from those who already do and how to get you started in finding your perfect Bailey vehicle.
Remember, wherever you want to go, whatever you want to do, Go Safely, Go Bailey!
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Simon Howard, Marketing Director at Bailey of Bristol, talks through the improvements in the production line to help us keep up with the demand of Bailey caravans and motorhomes.
Bailey of Bristol to continue manufacturing operations during the lockdown period to satisfy demand
Bailey of Bristol is to continue its manufacturing operations during the forthcoming lockdown period in order that it can continue to satisfy outstanding customer orders for its caravans and motorhomes.
At Bailey, we praise the benefits of caravanning and motorhoming, but don’t just take our word for it. New and experienced Bailey owners tell us about their 2020 caravan and motorhome experiences and what it meant to them during the pandemic.
Martyn Cutter - Back to caravanning over 20 years later
Martyn is Head of Finance here at Bailey. Although he has never owned a caravan as an adult, he has brilliant memories of his childhood holidays in one. Last summer he had the opportunity to borrow a Unicorn Black Edition Cadiz, and now with children of his own, he headed to North Devon.
Louise and Euan Harvey were supposed to be going to California for their honeymoon in April last year. But once their wedding was postponed until October, and international travel was looking less and less feasible, they decided to take the plunge and buy a Discovery D4-4.
Scott and Elaine Janaway - Life is an adventure with the Janaways
Scott and Elaine Janaway are heavy users of their Autograph motorhome. Since they bought it in 2018, they have toured all around Europe and the UK, adding more and more locations to their list of favourite places. For them, it is all about the freedom and flexibility of a motorhome holiday, allowing them to just pack and go wherever and whenever they want to.
Lee and Simon Grounds-White - Accidental adventurers
Lee and Simon discovered caravanning pretty much accidentally. A family member gave them a caravan five years ago and they have been upgrading it ever since until they found their Unicorn Series 2 Barcelona. Both keyworkers, being able to get away in their Unicorn and spend quality time with family and friends has meant the world to them in what has been an extremely difficult year.
Carolyn, Gareth, Jacob and Tommy Slater - A Bailey Phoenix for a growing family
Jacob has been caravanning since before he can remember. He was only two when his parents, Carolyn and Gareth, got their very first caravan, a Bailey Pageant. But with the arrival of Jacob’s younger brother Tommy the family was running out of space and that’s when they decided to order a new Phoenix at the NEC show in February.
Gemma and Tom Calvert and their two sons Stanley (14) and Harry (8) were one of the hundreds of families that rediscovered the joys of caravanning last year. Their new Discovery D4-3 has been a life saver for them, a place of hope and sanity during the pandemic.
Whilst it is not possible to travel at the moment, there is no reason we cannot start planning for when we can later in the year. With international travel likely to be disrupted for some time to come local holidays look to be the best option this summer, so here are some of the favourite UK locations visited by Bailey Brand Ambassadors and Social Media Influencers over the past twelve months.
Finding Your Adventure
Explore the Welsh Coast with Hannah and Jonny Verman, discover their top 5 beaches in Cornwall, or go on an epic adventure in the Highlands.
The Wye Valley is a treasure trove for campers. Spanning two countries this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has a huge variety in activities to offer and plenty of camping options, regardless of how you like to spend your time in the outdoors.
Considering the purchase of a new Bailey caravan or motorhome to enjoy this summer?
Bailey Virtual Showrooms
Whilst Approved Bailey Retailers may be closed at present, in accordance with the latest Government Guidelines, there is no reason you cannot start doing your homework on-line in order to beat the rush when they re-open.
Our Virtual Showrooms are the best place for you to find your perfect Bailey. They feature 360 interior tours and image galleries of all our models, walkthrough videos of each of the new-for-2021 season layouts and an in-depth search function to help you find which Bailey caravans or motorhomes best meets your requirements.
Although they may not be open to the public at present, many of our Approved Bailey Retailers are continuing to offer an on-line sales service and can be reached either directly or through our on-line enquiry forms found on the relevant contact pages in the Find a Retailer section of our website.
Pre-owned Bailey caravans and motorhomes are a popular choice for people looking to experience the joys of a leisure vehicle holiday for the first time.
To assist in your search for a pre-owned Bailey we’ve created an on-line product archive which includes a 360 degree interior tour of every caravan and motorhome model we have built over the past 10-years.
Again your local Approved Bailey Retailer will be the best place for you to see a comprehensive selection of quality pre-owned Bailey models. They will be able to talk you through what models they have in stock at present as well as what they may be expecting to arrive in the near future.
Although they may not be open to the public at present many of our Approved Bailey Retailers are continuing to offer an on-line sales service and can be reached either directly or through our on-line enquiry forms found on the relevant contact pages in the Find a Retailer section of our website.