Every year we announce these two words with excitement and anticipation, knowing we’re all getting ready to pack up our desks and suitcases and decamp to Stoneleigh for The World of Park & Leisure Homes Show.
This year is obviously a little different as we’re not physically going thanks to the Coronavirus, as it’s been postponed for the second year.
For buyers, the shows are a fantastic way to find out more about the park and leisure home lifestyle; to explore the homes and meet park representatives and useful suppliers. For the trade, these shows also feel like massive ‘work get-togethers’, where a huge amount of trade is done and where the latest developments and innovations are showcased. Announcing that ‘it’s showtime’ is like raising the starter flag to all the excitement and build-up that makes the shows so special and loved by the industry, and that there’s always a huge buzz in the air around them.
That’s why we’ve chosen to create our own buzz around what would have been Stoneleigh show time this year, joining forces with the show organisers and many of the manufacturers who might have been there this year to update our readers on what they’ve been up to, keeping readers up-to-date with all the latest models and need-to-know information. Stoneleigh week would have been 10th – 13th June so it seems the perfect time to do that.
For the past few decades The World of Park & Leisure Homes Show at Stoneleigh has been a much-loved event in our calendar, and that won’t change as we pencil in the 2022 dates firmly into our calendar. In 2019 It became two dates as Ardingly was added as a second location and that was a huge success, so we look forward to two shows again next year with our fingers firmly crossed that we will all be back together again before we know it. As both are outdoor shows, and designed specifically to recreate the park and leisure home lifestyle, this gives the visitors a wonderful chance to really view the homes available and find out about the incredible sense of community this lifestyle can bring.
As for The World of Park & Leisure Home Shows for this year, from 10th – 13th of June we may all have to raise a glass to each other from a distance and enjoy the online activity instead. While it’s been a horrendously difficult time for many, it’s clear that a huge amount of work has continued behind the scenes to ensure that we all still have plenty to get excited about now and well into the future. Long may that continue!
DIARY DATES FOR THE NEXT SHOWS
The dates for the South of England Show, Ardingly are 8th to 10th April 2022 with a trade only day on 7th April. The 2022 Stoneleigh Show is scheduled to take place from 10th to 12th June with 9th June as the trade only day. Why not pop it in your diary now while the dates are in front of you, if you haven’t already done so?