26th April 2018
From Macedonia to Turkey, here's part 2 of the Bristanbul campsite reviews...
26th April 2018
From Macedonia to Turkey, here's part 2 of the Bristanbul campsite reviews...
26th April 2018
Rain dominated the early part of the trip and apart from a glimpse of blue skies in France, inclement weather followed us from Bailey’s HQ in Bristol.
Our #Bristanbul schedule is reasonably tight and the first handful of countries saw us mile munching on drenched motorways and dual carriageways which are always a test of car and caravan.
25th April 2018
Visiting Gallipoli as part of the team that embarked on the trip from Bristol to the Bosphorus was emotional. We joined the team as they entered Turkey at Gallipoli and as part of the trip visited Hellas Memorial to commemorate the loss of my ancestors during World War I.
Anzac Day (25th April) marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.
24th April 2018
Whether you’re traveling 50 miles or 5,000 miles, making sure your caravan is loaded correctly is an important thing to do.
As we’re on a 21-day trip, we’re taking quite a bit of kit and as varying temperatures are predicted, we have a surprising amount of clothes, due in part to the campsites on the outer edges of our #Bristanbul trip having no laundry facilities.
23rd April 2018
Our Bristanbul crew knew we were staying at a diverse variety of campsites during the trip. Each site was chosen because of its location, availability (ahead of the peak season) and needed to have other accommodation available, as there were more crew than spaces available in the caravans or motorhome.
Starting off in France, here’s part 1 to our accommodation guide from Bristol all the way to Dubrovnik.
Tuesday April 17th 2018
As we headed out of Bristol on Monday 9th April on our #Bristanbul adventure we were unsure on some of the road conditions that lay ahead. With 6 days until we reached Dubrovnik in Croatia, we were about to experience some challenging weather, glorious views and tricky hairpins.
Friday 13th March 2018
Most of my caravanning trips with the family begin with a nagging doubt that I’ve forgotten some small item and on the rare occasion when I’m doubt-free, I’ve arrived on site to find I’ve forgotten something essential. Is that just me?
Tuesday 10th April 2018
21st March 2018
Discover the great outdoors this Easter. With activities across the country, see where your caravan or motorhome adventure will take you.
9th March 2018
With Easter on the horizon, dust off your walking boots and get set for the start of some spring touring.
27th February 2018
Q: “Which is the best motorhome to buy?”
A: “The one that’s right for you.”
As they say, different strokes for different folks.
15th February 2018
The new Bailey Advance has arrived with its hotly anticipated first showing at the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show 2018.
February 9th 2018
It’s time to wrap up warm and make the most of the glorious sights of Yorkshire and its stunning scenery.
January 19th 2018
The City of London. 1843. It is Christmas morning and the church-bells are ringing as EBENEZER SCROOGE leans out of his upstairs window and shouts down to a young STREET URCHIN, passing below.
January 10th 2018
Turning heads since its launch, the Bailey Unicorn Segovia is now Caravan Magazine’s ‘Caravan of the Year’ for 2018.
5th January 2018
In recent years the popularity of PCP or Personal Contract Purchase has sky rocketed for those who are buying new cars. But interestingly, PCP has only recently been introduced to the leisure vehicle industry.
19th December 2017
A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Bailey of Bristol
19th December 2017
Why not come on a journey with The Dickens Theatre who have been up and down the country treating people to a real Christmas Carol in Bailey motorhomes just as Charles Dickens himself used to do (although without so much horsepower!)
19th December 2017
Get out and enjoy the amazing British countryside this winter. Make the most of the stunning scenery, striking landscapes and bracing weather during the colder months as you hit the road on your caravan or motorhome adventure.
30th November 2017
Marketing’s Wes Terry recently returned from a weekend away in Devon, here’s what he got up to.
28th November 2017
Imagine the magic of caravanning or motorhoming AND the magic of Christmas all rolled into one magical thing! Doesn’t that sound just…well, magical? Luckily, our caravans and motorhomes are made to be used all year round so you need imagine no more.
14th November 2017
The second-hand caravan marketplace is a vast world. With such a wide diversity of caravans for sale, it can be quite overwhelming to find the perfect holiday home on wheels.
24th October 2017
A warm welcome from “The Overnighters” - Hello intrepid explorers!
6th October 2017
My name is Mel & I’m a beachaholic. I admit it. The beach is my happy place. The ocean soothes my soul. The sea sets me free… You get the picture.
19th September 2017
The moment we set eyes on the location, we knew this was perfect in every way for a photoshoot to showcase our new Unicorn range. In the heart of Wales lies the Gower Peninsula, a beautiful spot with its winding roads and stunning landscape.
15th September 2017
I kept telling myself to nod and smile despite listening to the ramblings of a madman.
8th September 2017
Take a break and enjoy the stunning Welsh countryside. With its inspirational scenery, explore the walking trails from the gorgeous Pembrokeshire Coast Path to the wild Brecon Beacons.
5th September 2017
In order to create the new Unicorn, Bailey spent the last twelve months undertaking a comprehensive product review that started with customer and retailer focus group feedback sessions and finished with a thorough structural evaluation of the resulting pre-production models at the Millbrook Proving Ground.
25th August 2017
With the end of the summer holidays fast approaching, get out there and make the most of the activities on offer.
17th August 2017
It’s time to believe in Unicorn’s again as models from the fourth generation of the UK’s best-selling premium caravan range start to arrive at Bailey Retailers in September.
21st July 2017
It is time to start believing in Unicorns with the announcement that Bailey of Bristol is launching the fourth-generation of our best-selling caravan range this September.
14th July 2017
Having taken a Bailey Autograph 75-2 motorhome to Paignton and stayed in the Australian Rangefinder in Devon, Bailey of Bristol Market Analyst Cristina and boyfriend Jake had enjoyed the two escapes, despite the differences between the two vehicles.
4th July 2017
As a first-time motorhomer, Charlotte, Retail Category and Marketing Manager at Bailey Parts and Accessories (BPA) was unsure what to expect.
23rd June 2017
Planning a trip away for that summer break? Practical Caravan, in conjunction with Bailey of Bristol, have compiled Britain’s best sites as chosen by you. But what are the sites that people truly love and go back to time-and-time again.
9th June 2017
As they arrived at Trencreek Holiday Park in Newquay, it was clear it was the right location for an escape to Cornwall for Laydon and his girlfriend Claire, as they took a Bailey of Bristol Pursuit 550-4 to sandy Fistral Bay.
2nd June 2017
A UNESCO World Heritage Site. 185 million years of history. 95 miles of stunning coastline. Castles, coves, caves, lagoons, and cider. Delicious cider. So I just don’t get it? Why had we not been here before?
26th May 2017
As regular caravanners, taking the trip to York for the weekend in a 4-berth motorhome threw up all kinds of questions for Head of HR at Bailey of Bristol, Louise. Like shouldn’t we have brought the caravan instead?
19th May 2017
Trying to find that perfect escape is something that we spend hours umming and ah-ing over. Where shall we go? How long shall we go for? What shall we take? The list goes on.
11th May 2017
No matter what you might think of the British weather, if you’re going out for the weekend in a motorhome or caravan you’ll usually make sure to pack your wellies along with some sweaters. But for Darren, General Manager of Bailey Parts and Accessories, this time was different.
5th May 2017
It was a Northern Hemisphere first for Bailey of Bristol. The Guinness book of records had yet to be notified, but we’re pretty sure that what happened over Easter 2017 had never been achieved before, ever.
28th April 2017
I am a Cancerian. A crab. A nest-building, home-loving organiser. A bit of a control freak. Yet I had reached the age of 45 without ever setting foot in a motorhome.
25th April 2017
The best thing about our Easter caravan holiday was seeing how much the children (8 and 11) enjoyed it - without having a TV or going anywhere near a Theme park.
18th April 2017
Watch Part Two of In Pursuit of the Arctic and relive our Arctic Adventure
13th April 2017
Watch Part One of In Pursuit of the Arctic and relive our Arctic Adventure
11th April 2017
The Arctic Circle and the Australian Outback are not the first places that come to mind when planning a trip in a caravan or motorhome.
10th April 2017
Having spent the past few months planning an expedition to the Arctic, little did we know that there we had a direct family link to the frozen wastes working in our office – and it was one of the most famous expeditions of all time.
31st March 2017
Presenting the Arctic Adventure cinematic highlights
25th March 2017
I have been feeling very restless since we got back from the awesome experience of the Arctic Adventure. The planning and preparations have been a big part of my life over the last few months, so it’s a bit strange now it is all over.
17th March 2017
During the planning phase of the #ArcticAdventure, the conversation was understandably dominated by the most northerly point on our expedition map – Ivalo, Finland. The journey through the UK, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia was our caravanning version of scaling Mount Everest with Test World, Ivalo, being our summit.
16th March 2017
The Arctic Circle might not be the obvious choice for a caravanning holiday but as we pulled into Ranua Zoo Camping - some 50-miles south of the Arctic ‘border’ and heavily laden with snow - it proved that a caravan doesn’t mind where you take it as long as it’s helping you chase your dreams.
15th March 2017
Before the Bailey of Bristol ‘Arctic Adventure’, my ice road experience was limited to re-runs of Ice Road Truckers on the TV but our route to Ivalo, Finland gave us the opportunity to take to the ice with a caravan in tow.
14th March 2017
The Test World proving ground 300km north of the Arctic Circle in Lapland had never had a caravan or motorhome on its test tracks before we rolled in 2,700 miles after starting our Arctic Adventure from its sister site, the Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire.
13th March 2017
Of all the words in the English dictionary, this one sums-up the roads between the UK and Tallinn, Estonia the best. Our route from Millbrook, Bedfordshire to the Eurotunnel took in the delights of the M25 but flashbacks of commuter ring-road hell were soon quashed thanks to Belgium’s empty roads.
1st March 2017
Planning a holiday, and then looking forward to it, is all part of the fun, right? Well, planning for the Arctic Adventure was even more fun than usual.
28th February 2017
On Wednesday 2nd March, we kick off our ‘Arctic Adventure’, where we are taking two of our new 530-4 and 550-4 Pursuit caravans, as well as a top of the range Autograph motorhome 75-2, on an epic 5,000-mile journey through Europe, across the Arctic Circle, and back.
27th February 2017
In a further demonstration of strength and durability, Bailey of Bristol is about to embark on another marathon product endurance test. This time the company, in association with The Caravan and Motorhome Club, will be taking two caravans (a Pursuit 530-4 and 550-4) and one motorhome (an Autograph 75-2) on an epic 5,000 mile journey to the Arctic Circle.
23rd December 2016
The Arctic in mid-winter, not the sort of place for a wild camping holiday? The Barbey family braved the icy temperatures and took to the open road on their adventure to the Arctic Circle. Staying in the Approach Advance they explored Finland in a way not many others have…
12th December 2017
It was like a military operation. The dining table was the Strategy Room, strewn with maps and road atlases. Operation Rovaniemi was charted. There was a tangible buzz of activity – finally this was getting off the ground but we needed to act fast and get our initial plans (made before we had a Bailey of Bristol motorhome to travel in) firmed up.
23rd September 2016
Every pastime has a club and whether you’re into classic cars, cooking or caravanning, doing the meet & greet with likeminded folks is a simple and rewarding process. The same rule applies to owners of Bailey leisure vehicles- motorhomes or caravans – and thanks to The Bailey Owners’ Club, we spent the weekend at their biennial rally at Dyrham Park.
9th September 2016
Thoughts of a summer holiday may automatically conjure images of a 2-week, pool-side package deal but can a caravan or motorhome offer an alternative to the all-inclusive deals? What’s more, if you’re considering a cross-channel caravanning trip, is it really a relaxing way to explore other countries?
12th August 2016
I was already looking forward to our GlideSoul Girls Tour weekend – but it was as Fee and I went to collect our Approach-Autograph motorhome for the weekend from Michael Jordan Caravans in Surrey that the excitement really grew – as we first laid eyes on the luxury motorhome that was to be our home for the weekend!
29th July 2016
The Media pack and Media Pack Plus are new factory fit options for the 2017 Autograph motorhome range. Created in conjunction with sound technicians, a project was undertaken by Bailey to find the correct positioning and products to best suit the interior features of the new Autograph range.
22nd July 2017
Bailey of Bristol bring you 9 facts about the Autograph motorhome, from comfort and power to style and specifications.
15th July 2016
Earlier this year we visited Si Cudlip & Faye Young in the stunning Austrian Alps and if you missed part one of their snowboarding story, here’s a brief recap...
24th June 2016
The Matrix Fitness GP, also known as the Tour Series, is a series of criterium races around the UK in May and June. The series is on television as an evening highlights show so automatically it makes the racing go up a level.
10th June 2016
Performing at the top-end of any sport requires determination and energy levels of herculean proportions, but if you’re considering a foray into cycling, how much fitter are the front runners compared to someone who, at best, would be starting from the back of the pack?
20th May 2016
Joining the dots between a bank heist, a social club, a caravan, a walking frame and a paintball gun may seem like an impossible task but there’s common theme neatly knitting this unlikely list together – justice.
13th May 2016
The innovative Bailey Unicorn, Pegasus and Pursuit ranges, featuring award winning designs, offer you real benefits of ownership and a real reason to change. Here’s a list of just 10 of the reasons why you should upgrade your caravan this summer.
6th May 2016
A couple of caravans ago, our new addition came with a motor mover and from that moment I’ve become so reliant on the humble mover that my first mission was to have one fitted. Our night in the Truma cold chamber also involved a factory tour and after chatting with the tech team, a Truma motor-mover was well worth the 360-mile round trip to get one fitted at their UK base.
29th April 2016
If you read the Bailey Blog or follow us on social media you may know about our involvement with an independent British film, Golden Years. If you haven't heard about our Unicorn Valencia's starting role in the heist film with a comedic core you can catch up by reading our posts Filming Golden Years and Golden Years Premiere.
22nd April 2016
The Golden Years Charity Film Premiere, in aid of the Born Free Foundation, was being held on Thursday 14th April and the film production company, Moli Films, asked Bailey if we could display the caravan outside the Odeon cinema on Tottenham Court Road in London and then move to outside the after party venue in Camden.
15th April 2016
How it all started…..
One grey Monday afternoon in January last year I received a phone call from a gentleman called John Miller introducing himself as a film director asking if he could borrow a caravan for a film he had co-written with Nick Knowles (DIY SOS).
8th April 2016
If you didn't pick up a copy of our latest Bailey magazine at the Camping, Caravanning & Motorhome Show, the Bailey Blog has got the digital version for you to read. Our patented Alu-Tech bodyshell construction technology makes winter touring as pleasant and comfortable as exploring in summer. In this magazine we're focusing on touring with our leisure vehicles all year.
12th April 2016
Showing how our leisure vehicles are truly built for four seasons of touring, Bailey Snow Season has been running all winter. Testing our caravans further and for longer than ever before. Now the snow season is finishing for the year and the slopes will slowly start turning green we wanted to catch up with Faye & Simon to see what they made of their snowy winter in a Bailey Pegasus Brindisi.
22nd March 2016
Back in the day, caravans had gas lighting and a heater, fridge or oven was probably an option, or just not available. Times have changed.
8th March 2016
Part 1 of my #BaileySnowSeason blog dealt with last-minute dry slope lessons, YouTube tutorials, a 1000-mile trip to Austria and a warm and comfy Bailey motorhome where I could close the door on the terrifying prospect of propelling myself down a snow-covered mountain the following day.
1st March 2016
Having previously spent the night in a Bailey Pegasus despite an exterior, cold chamber-induced temperature of -15, the time was right to give Alu-Tech construction a thorough, real-world workout with a trip to Austria.