Rally Chat Shepton Mallet Motorhome Show Somerset 9-11 September

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  1. Wombles

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    Just had the email below - this Show has been pretty low key for the last few years (especially for day visitors) but Camperex are trying to breathe some life back into it so may make a good meet for some Funsters? At the very least it is four nights cheap camping with some facilities & entertainment in Somerset :) :

    The Motorhome Show Update
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    Camperex - The Motorhome Show - Shepton Mallet 9th – 11th September.

    Now in it's 31st year!

    It’s fast approaching that time of year again when we'll all be heading to the Shepton Mallet Motorhome Show, held for the thirty first year at the Bath & West showground, just south of Shepton Mallet in Somerset, on the A371. There’s no better place to view and compare so many different models of motorhomes and campervans than at everyone’s favourite show. And this year there will be a hand picked selection of caravans and tents on show, as well as the latest gadgets to hit the market.

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    In addition to the exhibition, visitors staying for the long weekend have a varied entertainment programme organised for them. On Friday night we have the ever popular “Beached Boys” performing their mega 60’s & 70’s party show. A bingo night for those who just want to put their feet up and have a bit of fun.

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    On Saturday night we have a side splitting night of comedy hosted by MC Danny Ward, featuring Dan Evans, Tom Glover and closing the night is the legendary Bob Mills. Or if you fancy Saturday night at the movies, we have a huge outdoor cinema showing the hilarious “Dad’s Army”. All this plus live music during the day.

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    The show opens 9:30am - 5pm. Admission charge for day visitors is adults £7 per person in advance online at www.camperex.com (plus transaction fee) or £10 per person on the day. Accompanied children under 16 are free and day car parking is also free.

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    Visitors who would like to stay for the whole weekend can arrive from Thursday onwards. The weekend fee is £44 in advance from Thursday (£50 on the gate) or £39 from Friday onwards (£45 on the gate). This is your camping fee and includes free admission to the show plus all of the free evening entertainment. Book online at www.camperex.com or call the box office on 0844 8000 507 (calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge).
    For general enquires please call 020 8302 6150.

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    Last years Motorhome Show
     
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    Anyone going? Would be helpful to know if any better than last year.
     
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    We are here and not overly impressed so far. Entertainment so far is late running bingo in a brightly lit tatty clubhouse affair with 1 bar serving Hotel type beers (tetleys). The bar is up a steep flight of steps and, given the physical capabilities of many people hanging around outside, impossible to access for some. The flyers stated that music would be downstairs but obviously it's not and the hall is certainly not big enough to accommodate all those potentially wanting to go. Trade area is so-so with usual suspects. 1 van parked in the marked out Funster area. We'll see what tomorrow brings but tonight we shall just sit in the van, listen to the rugby and ignore the generators banging away nearby.
     
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    We're not attending this show (Sept) for the first time since 2001, having given it plenty of thought.
    We looked at the trader list - it's not good, even some of the local dealers aren't attending.
    West Country motorhomes for example, are doing their own 'show' this weekend.
    It's at Home Farm, with free camping (by arrangement I believe) and certainly illustrates how Shepton is no longer the event it was...
     
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