Comedian, TV Presenter, writer and musician, Rowland Rivron will share his fond and funny memories of caravanning holidays with his wife Monica and family.
Caravan fan and passionate outdoor chef, Monica Rivron, will be showing off her caravan cooking skills. The Caravan Cookbook
author will be cooking up delicious caravan friendly meals for all the family.
Senior road tester for MMM and our resident motorhome expert.
What Dave doesn’t know about motorhomes isn’t worth knowing, so come and listen to his unmissable advice. Dave’s sessions are geared towards those looking to buy so don’t miss the golden opportunity to learn more about how to choose what’s best for you.
See Dave every day in the Discovery Theatre
Thursday 22 February
Dean Edwards’ family-friendly cooking style has made him a firm favourite on ITV’s Lorraine. After bursting on to the chef circuit – coming second in BBC’s Masterchef Goes Large in 2006 – he left his career as a ‘digger driver’ to pursue his love of cooking and food. A stint at the two-Michelin-starred Midsummer House in Cambridge followed. Dean is the author of two cookbooks – Mincespiration and, most recently, Feel-Good Family Food.
Chelsea Ladies captain, Katie Chapman, is one of the most decorated players in the women’s game and has represented England at two World Cups and three European Championships.
See Katie in the Discovery Theatre on Thursday 22 February 2018.
Friday 23 February Friendly Friday
Sir Ranulph Fienne
Sir Ranulph Fiennes was, with Charles Burton, the first man to reach both poles by surface travel and, with Mike Stroud, the first to cross the Antarctic Continent unsupported. In the 1960s he was removed from the SAS Regiment for misuse of explosives but, joining the army of the Sultan of Oman, received that country’s Bravery Medal on active service in 1971. He is the only person yet to have been awarded two clasps to the Polar medal for both Antarctic and the Arctic regions. Fiennes has led over 30 expeditions including the first polar circumnavigation of the Earth, and in 2003 he ran seven marathons in seven days on seven continents in aid of the British Heart Foundation, 3½ months after a massive heart attack.
Anna is an endurance athlete, adventurer and mischief maker. Once upon a time she represented Great Britain at rowing, but after ‘retiring’ in her mid twenties, she began darting around the world on the hunt for new and exciting endurance challenges. She has cycled over 20,000 miles in Europe and the Americas, including through all 50 states of the USA. She has also run the length of New Zealand, and has a penchant for rollerblading.
Passionate about the positive impact that adventure and sport can have on the lives of youngsters, Anna uses her human-powered journeys as a platform to inspire and enable kids to get outside, and get exploring.
See Anna in the Discovery Theatre on Friday 23 February.
Andy Torbet is a broadcaster and adventurer best-known for his work on the likes of The One Show, Coast, Operation Iceberg, Cloud Lab and The People Remember. Now he’s writing about the outdoors for Camping & Caravanning magazine, extolling the virtues of the touring lifestyle in a campervan he calls ‘The Office’. Camping is something he’s passionate about and finds time for, whether it’s during work or in his spare time.
See Andy in the Discovery Theatre on Friday 23 February at 2:45pm.
Saturday 24 February
Rustie first came to attention in the 1980s as the bubbly chef on TV-am and presenter of Game for a Laugh but she recently appeared among the celebrity retirees in popular BBC series The Real Marigold Hotel. Rustie is a long-standing favourite on our screens – winning paranormal-themed reality show I’m Famous and Frightened! and making appearances on This Morning, The Alan Titchmarsh Show, Loose Women and Daily Cooks/Saturday Cooks among other shows. Rustie often features on Channel 5’s Big Brother’s Bit on the Side and has also appeared on the channel’s reality show Celebrity Super Spa. Rustie has written several cookbooks, including Rustie Lee’s Caribbean Cookbook (1985) and A Taste of the Caribbean (2007).
Simon McGrath is the author of Camping with Kids and an award-winning journalist. He began his career in journalism 30 years ago and for nearly a decade was Editor of Camping & Caravanning magazine, the world’s oldest and largest circulating title for all types of camping which is published each month by The Camping and Caravanning Club. Simon is passionate about encouraging people, especially youngsters, to enjoy the great outdoors – and he feels the best way to do that is through camping.
See Simon in the Discovery Theatre on Saturday and Sunday.
Sunday 25 February
After a TV production company first stumbled across Chris in 2011 he has gone from strength to strength and is currently co-presenting his fourth series of BBC1’s hugely successful series Eat Well for Less? with Gregg Wallace. The show has had incredible ratings across its first three series with the next two to be aired later on this year.
In addition to Eat Well for Less, Chris has presented Tomorrow’s Food with Dara O’Brian, The Truth about Meat and he is co-presenter of BBC1’s returning series Food:truth or scare with Gloria Hunninford.