Stuck for overnighting at NEC Show, any ideas?

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  1. TinaL

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    Hi all just got new MH, tried to book temp site with CMC, was fully booked, tried to locate camping sites near the NEC, all fully booked.
    Do any of you know anywhere we can park safely overnight? I guess we will need two days to get round show.
    Thanks for any advice you can give us.
     
  2. tonka

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    Stratford on avon is only 26 miles away, 22 if you use the old road.
    You can legally overnight on the leisure centre car park for a small fee.
    Lots of pubs for a nice evening meal.
     
  3. Wissel

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    I normally stay at the Hopwood services when visiting the NEC.

    Think it's about £15, but easy to get a good coffee in the morning :)
     
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    Although not going to the show need to be a couple of miles away on the Saturday night. Was thinking about using the temporary site and taxis but as it's full...............
    So thought about a local pet-friendly hotel ('cos of the pooch) but they're all full too. Looking for Plan C.
     
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    We normally stay at the Toby carvery. Only 10 mins from the NEC. Don't go Tues eve, I may need the spot myself.;);)
     
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    worth ringing on the day also as they do get no shows so space does come up occasionally
     
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    We stayed here last year, and booked only a week before we went.

    Croxall Farm
    B46 2DA

    5 miles from NEC

    It’s a CS so you’ll need to be in C&CC to use it.

    There are others too, but this one I know is fine and not far.
     
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    We stayed a pub last time we went. The car park isn't big though so I would get there early. They actually gave us a free hook up. We also met a parcel delivery bloke there who gave us a back road route which missed all the traffic. Unfortunately I don't remember the route. The pub is http://anchorinnatherstone.co.uk/ Warning though we thought we would stay again on the way back and it was chock a block. We ended up staying on the worst campsite I have ever stayed on.
     
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    Croxall farm is lovely.
     
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    We have stayed 3 times at the "White Hart" at Leamington Spa, stopped 3 times, great food and nice open car park. They are in Britstops, only about 20mins drive in the morning to the NEC.

    We are staying this year at CMC temp site , got booked in some 4-5 weeks back for the Saturday night.

    Good luck (y)
     
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    We're staying over at the Wildmoor Oak pub just off the M42.
     
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    Tamworth services for me
     
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    Britstops ask you not to refer to sites by name only by their reference number i.e. 419. Some people will turn up believing they can stay but do not have an up to date handbook which is your proof of "membership". Or, are you non members and the landlord doesn't care? Mike
     
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    I apologise .. ..We "were" members, so cannot refer to the up to date listing number. Just trying to help anyother FUN member.:oops:

    However since being a member of Britstops for 2 previous years, I realise I could phone any pub in the country and ask them privatley whether I could stay, not knowing the pub would be such a member of Britstops. Im not wanting to discourage the whole idea of Britstops as we paid our fee for 2 years as newbies to MH'ing, I now see that I can utilise Google to my advantage further (and for free) to find many more places to stay that didn't sign up to Britstops. ;)
     
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    I have never understood why the NEC doesnt do as Dusseldorf and in fact all the outside motorhome shows in the UK do and allow you to stop on the carparks for a fee. They ve got acres of space. We went to grand designs at the NEC on Wednesday and the parking fee was £12 so for an overnight visit they would get £44/motorhome for parking and entry, and it would encourage more visitors as people would make an event out of it.

    I feel a letter coming on......

    Jon
     
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    B4632 out of Stratford on way to Long Marston airfield has a large layby on LHS - I pass it every day on way to work and there are often Mohos in there wilding. Shielded from road by the verge and q deep so I assume quiet. best way to get to NEC would be to come back towards Stratford - so allow extra time to get over the bridge
     
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    They do ... it's call the CC (or C&MC) temporary site on one of their car parks and it is EXPENSIVE!
     
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    It only has 350 pitches and most days sold out months ago unless you want a monday evening, could have been much bigger or rather just pay for using the carpark overnight as do not really need hook-up or entertainment.
     
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