Family Travel Centre’s Open Weekend 6th & 7th July 2013 – UPDATE

‘Get set for Summer’ at Family Travel Centre’s Open Weekend Avon & Somerset Police to attend to tackle catalytic converter thefts, whilst local businesses line up to support the event, including book launch for local author and attendance from The Lord Mayor, Councillor Faruk Choudhury

Family Travel Centre is holding a family open weekend over the 6th and 7th July, designed to attract a broader audience new to the thrills of motorhoming.

With the support of local Avon and Somerset Police and attendance from The Lord Mayor, Councillor Faruk Choudhury, there will have a line-up of activities as well as a number of local businesses attending to recreate the fun of taking to the road in a motorhome.  Avon & Somerset Police will be offering free catalytic converter marking kits to up to 80 motorhome owners. The team at Family Travel Centre will be fitting the kits free of charge at its two-acre Flowers Hill Showroom in Bristol (Postcode: BS4 5JJ).

Local author BJ Mears will be launching the second series of his book in his successful ‘Tyler May’ spy thriller series for teenagers, and businesses including local cake company ‘Helen’s Cakes’, LouLou Sweets, Total Hospitality and local representatives from Phoenix Cards will also be attending.

Family Travel Centre was set up by three local dads, passionate about taking to the road in a motorhome to explore all that the beautiful south west has to offer.  The event will celebrate all the elements that make a great road trip, from the best of food and drink through to picnic and beach fun. For family fun, with a range of both indoor and outdoor events, even if the British weather plays up, you can be guaranteed a good time. There will be competitions and a chance to win a motorhome holiday, fun activities for children to take part in from face-painting through to treasure hunts, as well as special offers each day on its range of motorhomes – both new and used

Weekend Line-Up:

The line-up for each day kicks off at 10am with demonstrations and activities including children’s entertainment and play area events. There will be a mouth-watering BBQ
from Total Hospitality for all to enjoy. For the adrenalin junkies there will a range of gadgets on display from quad bikes to Cadacs. There will be displays and
information on many useful products and services for those considering – and those about to set off on – a roadtrip adventure including Snooper Sat Navs, Superguard
protection, Caravan Guard Insurance and more with advice aplenty from our expert team. Both days end will finish at 5pm.

Free catalytic converters

Police are urging motorhome owners to take advantage of these free kits and free fitting offer in order to tackle the problem of theft. Motorhomes have a higher clearance which make it easier for criminals to get underneath the vehicles and therefore are more vulnerable to having their catalytic converters being stolen. The kits will be given to owners to prevent further crimes and improve the chances of detection should their converters be stolen.

As numbers are limited, the team is encouraging motorhome owners who’d like to have the kit fitted to contact them in advance to book an appointment;

go to (or click here) for details.

Police from Avon and Somerset will also be attending over the weekend to offer crime prevention talks to the public and respond to questions from any attendees.

Local businesses gather to support the event Family Travel Centre has gathered local and independent businesses to take part in the weekend, to re-create the breadth of activities that can all play a part in making a great road trip holiday.

  • Local author Ben Mears, based in Clevedon, will be launching ‘The Thieves of Antiquity’,  the second series in his successful ‘Tyler May’ spy thriller series of books for teenagers, offering signings over the weekend as well as the opportunity to buy the book – click here for more details on the book and author
  • The Cider Barn: the local beverage supplier will have a range of ciders on offer to taste and purchase
  • ‘Helen’s Cakes’: the local cake & bakery will have a selection of yummy cakes and patisseries available to try and buy throughout the weekend
  • LouLou Sweets: renowned for its wide range of traditional and celebration sweets, these will be on offer for all the family
  • Total Hospitality: hosting the event’s BBQ, there will be a range of meat and vegetable delights on offer as other tasty food and drink treats
  • Local representatives from Phoenix Cards will be attending range of campervan and roadtrip themed greetings cards & post cards

About Family Travel Centre (
Family Travel Centre offers families and friends a way to make the most of their leisure time, through the freedom and fun of getting on the road and discovering the
great outdoors together.  The award winning dealership is run by families for families with its outdoor and indoor showroom based on a 2 acre site in Brislington, South
Bristol.  Family Travel Centre won Adria’s ‘Customer Service Dealer of the Year 2012’, and offers a full range of new and pre-owned vehicles including Laika, Sunlight,
Adria and Globecar motorhomes, a specialist retail shop packed with accessories, and a professional on site workshop, with Dethleff and Hobby Service Centre status for
any servicing or maintenance requirements.  Family Travel Centre gained ‘Premium Dealer’ status during 2012 for its in depth Adria product knowledge and five star customer
service.  It is also one of three Adria Twin GT authorised dealers in the UK.

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