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News – Doors Set To Open At UK’s Biggest Outdoor Holiday Home Show

Great Holiday Home Show celebrities with Show Chairman Richard Jones


A host of celebrities came together among a backdrop of holiday homes and motorhomes, as the gates get set to open on the UK’s biggest outdoor holiday home show tomorrow.

Expect a feast of family fun at the Great Yorkshire Showground when the Great Holiday Home Show opens to the public in Harrogate for the first time.

Tickets are available online and on the gate on the day for the event where there will be 227 holiday homes and 140 motorhomes and caravans on display across 33 acres of land, at the largest outdoor holiday home show in the country.

This is the first chance to see all the latest models exclusively unveiled to the public for the first time.

From live music to child-friendly performances and demonstrations, there will also be celebrity chat shows and live cookery demonstrations.

For the first time in its 40-year history, the Great Holiday Home Show (formerly known as The Lawns) will be held at the Showground from tomorrow until Sunday.

Among the Show’s family-friendly line-up of entertainment are Mr. Wilson’s Second Liners whose upbeat tracks are guaranteed to get audiences dancing, Flat Cap Brass and their bold brass and drum repertoire, and The Washboard Resonators, an ensemble who sound like a ragtime street band meeting a Hollywood musical on a theatre stage in the 1930s.

Visitors will be entertained by The Bread and Butter Theatre Company’s mischievous garden fairies, who pop up out of plant pots to share gardening tips, and the whole family is invited to step into the woods to meet Enchantica’s fairies to learn about how to preserve and protect UK woodlands and animals.

There will also be facepainting, a climbing wall, a delicious choice of food from Mexican burritos to traditional fish and chips, as well as an array of leisure activity demonstrations showing what families can do on their next holiday.

Have a go at stand-up paddleboarding, test the latest e-bikes and take a towing tuition session to test your skills; a great opportunity if you are looking to purchase your first caravan or brush up your skills. Other highlights that are not to be missed are celebrity chat shows and cookery demos.

The Great Holiday Home Show is the UK’s biggest holiday home event of the year, bringing industry leaders together for the first time in four years.

Hall 2 will be become the Leisure World Shopping Village with trade stands from some of the industry’s biggest brands such as Isabella, Sunncamp, Bradcot, Groves and Crespo. The shopping village is the perfect place to purchase a new accessory or upgrade to the latest industry technology.

Celebrity chat shows will be hosted by TV presenter Christine Talbot with Matt Baker MBE on the Sunday, as well as a cookery theatre fronted by Great British Bake Off star Karen Wright and renowned chef Steph Moon.

Other special guests include YouTube motorhome family the Roaming Radfords who will appear on all three days. Adventurer Andy Torbet and Peter Wright from Channel 5’s The Yorkshire Vet feature on the Friday and Saturday.

Tickets, which are available on the day, are £12.50 per person, children under 16 go free with an accompanying paying adult. Parking is free and well behaved dogs on a short lead are welcome.

To book and to plan your visit, see:

Media: To apply for press tickets please contact: Public Relations Officer Ben Barnett on 01423 546016 or


  • The Show was previously known as “The Lawns” and held in Hull.
  • The show has been held since 1976 but will be held at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate for the first time in 2023
  • It will be open to the public for three days – Friday 8th September to Sunday 10th September 2023
  • The profit from the show goes to charity: Yorkshire Air Ambulance


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