Caravans and motorhomes provide us with the opportunity to reconnect with the great outdoors from the safety of our very own self-contained bubble, offering us both the freedom and security we require in today’s world.
With many more people wanting to take back control of their leisure time by experiencing their first caravan or motorhome holiday, now is the time to start planning your next adventure to ensure that you do not miss out.
In case you needed more convincing these pages outline the benefits of owning a caravan or motorhome, include stories from people who took the plunge for the first time last year, feature UK travel inspiration from our brand ambassadors and social media influencers, as well as letting you know 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!
Why a caravan or motorhome holiday may be for you?
How caravanning and motorhoming became the Nation's Favourite way to holiday in 2020
More popular than ever before, caravans and motorhomes have become the favourite method of escapism for UK holiday-makers over the past twelve months, and we can explain why…
Why is this the perfect time to try a caravan or motorhome holiday for the first time?
From having your own facilities to the fresh air of the great outdoors. This is why you should consider either a caravan or a motorhome for when it is safe to get back out again.
Socially Distanced Staycation: A 10-Point Guide
Here’s our 10-point guide on socially distanced holidays in a caravan or motorhome.
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.
Richard and Sandra Fox - A lockdown planning for the adventures ahead
A motorhome road trip in New Zealand that had to be cut short due to the pandemic gave Sandra and Richard the inspiration they needed to get their very own Bailey motorhome. After some research, they finally took the plunge and collected their Alliance Silver Edition in December last year.
Jen and Russell Franklin - Midlife adventurers
Jen and Russell had plans to travel the world in 2020: Australia, Mexico, Thailand, the Maldives… they all had to be put on hold. That’s when they decided to start looking into motorhomes. A motorhome was further into the future dream of theirs, but the pandemic accelerated their plans and now they think it’s the best decision they could have ever made. They collected their Autograph 75-2 in July last year, and have visited places in the UK they didn’t even know existed.
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 - Happy honeymooners
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 - A journey into Discovery
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.
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.
The Great British Staycation eBooks
The past year has been like no other, and we’re all keen to get back out again and explore brilliant destinations as soon as we can!
To help you plan your next adventure, download The Great British Staycation eBooks. Produced in association with Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome, you’ll find brilliant inspirational travel advice, fantastic tech, tips, ideas and much more.
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.
Tour around North Wales and Dorset with the Davey’s. Whether you are into walking, World War 2 history, or want to take your pooch with you, the Davey’s guide to Dorset will have you covered.
Marcus Leach's Big Outdoor Adventure
Visiting the Wye Valley with Andy Torbet
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.
Dan Trudgian's destination guides
Whether you are planning for days out in Wiltshire, visiting North Devon, or planning a trip to the Peak District, don’t miss out on anything with the Trudgian’s destination guides.
Considering the purchase of a new Bailey caravan or motorhome to enjoy this summer?
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.
And once you are ready, you can contact your local Approved Bailey Retailers and organise a visit to view your dream Bailey model.
Pre-owned Vehicle Archives
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.