Caravan Design Awards and Lightweight Leisure Awards 2023


Design Awards and Lightweight Leisure Awards

The results of the 28th Caravan Design Awards and the 19th Lightweight Leisure Trailer Awards were announced at the NEC on Wednesday 19 October 2022. The awards were presented by Club Chairman, Grenville Chamberlain OBE, and Club Director General, Nick Lomas.

Judging took place during the Motorhome and Caravan Show at the NEC in October and via desktop assessment prior to viewing the vehicles. Fifty-nine vehicles were submitted for the Caravan Design Awards and twenty-seven for the Lightweight Leisure Trailer Awards. These awards provide the best quality, and quantity, of information to members and buyers.

Before going to the NEC, the expert panel collectively spent over one thousand hours going through an immense amount of data from websites, brochures, handbooks and entry forms to complete in-depth evaluations via desktop - the judges then went to the NEC to physically view the vehicles to complete this comprehensive judging process.

Nick Lomas, Director General of the Caravan and Motorhome Club said, “The Club would like to thank  the manufacturers for their continued support of our competitions. Our sincere congratulations go to  all the winners. This invaluable source of information will provide people with the information they will  need to help with their next caravan or lightweight leisure trailer purchase. We hope it will inspire many  people to look at leisure vehicle holidays as an option to explore, have adventures and great holidays.” 

The purpose of the Awards is to provide guidance for Club members who are looking to change their current caravan or trailer tent. The Club’s Award results are always eagerly anticipated for this very reason. The Caravan Design and Lightweight Leisure Awards offer fair, independent and objective assessments of the vehicles submitted for scrutiny.

The panel of independent Judges for the Caravan Design Awards follow rigorous scoring checklists. Judges assess everything from sitting comfort, standing headroom, kitchen design, storage, switches, wiring, security, repair and warranty arrangements to general safety.

Similarly, Judges for the Lightweight Leisure Trailer Awards assess everything from weights and measures to Thermal Insulation Grade and recommended tyre pressures. Further scrutiny awarded merit for build quality, setting up on site, together with sleeping and living accommodation.

Judges for Caravan Design Awards 

  • Dan Cartwright – Journalist 
  • Sammy Faircloth – Journalist 
  • Justine Higgins – Journalist 
  • Graeme Mackenzie – Events Committee, Caravan and Motorhome Club 
  • Martin Spencer – Technical Manager, Caravan and Motorhome Club 
  • Mark Sutcliffe – Journalist 

Judges for Lightweight Leisure Trailer Awards 

  • Barrie Livesey – Caravan and Motorhome Club 
  • Dave Rickard – Caravan and Motorhome Club
  • Eileen Randall – Technical Advisor, Caravan and Motorhome Club


The Caravan and Motorhome Club Motorhome and Campervan Design Awards 2023 Winners

Any Caravan up to £25,000
Xplore 585

Any Pop Top Caravan over 1150kg
Eriba Touring 560

Any Two Berth Caravan
Bailey Unicorn Seville

Conventional Caravan with Three or Four Berths
Bailey Unicorn Madrid

Any Fixed Bed Caravan with Three or Four Berths
Bailey Alicanto Grande Porto

Any Caravan with Five or Six Berths
Buccaneer Aruba

Any 8ft Wide Caravan
Bailey Alicanto Grande Evora

Any Family Caravan
Swift Conqueror 580

Any Large Family Caravan
Compass Camino 668

Any Caravan over £44,000
Swift Elegance Grande 835


The Caravan and Motorhome Club Lightweight Leisure Trailer Awards 2023 Winners

Trailer Tents without Kitchen
Campmaster 600LX

Trailer Tents with Kitchen
Camp-let North (four berth)

Caravans 750kg and under without Washroom
Lion Caravans Cub

Caravans 750kg and under with Washroom
Campmaster King

Folding Campers
Pennine Pathfinder

Pop Tops
Freedom Microlite Sport Flare

Conventional Caravans  750kg - 1100kg
Xplore 422


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Notes to Editors 

About the Caravan and Motorhome Club 

Champions of the great outdoors – from glamping to touring – the Caravan and Motorhome Club  represents the interests of around one million caravan, motorhome, campervan and trailer tent  owners across the UK. Founded in 1907, the Caravan and Motorhome Club has a wealth of experience  and prides itself on offering great value and high-quality campsites for tourers and glampers.  

Caravan and Motorhome Club membership is just £56 per year and provides members with access  to 2,700 quality campsites in the UK and overseas. The Club offers over 340 campsites across 16  countries in Europe including France, Spain and Italy amongst other destinations. Stays at these  sites can be packaged with great ferry offers to create holidays that are protected by ABTA. The  Club also offers a range of escorted and independent tours in Europe, Australasia, North America  and Southern Africa, all of which are protected by ABTA. All members can take advantage of expert  advice, overseas travel services, cover and insurance and exclusive member offers and discounts. 

For further information about becoming a member of the Caravan and Motorhome Club, please visit or call 01342 318 813.  

About Experience Freedom 

Experience Freedom from the Caravan and Motorhome Club provides glamping accommodation  in some of the most beautiful locations in the UK. Experience Freedom offers a choice of glamping  accommodation, motorhome hire and tent camping, all of which are available to non-members. Caravan  and Motorhome Club members receive a 10% discount on glamping and up to 10% off motorhome hire.  

Experience Freedom is operated by the Caravan and Motorhome Club, a membership organisation with a  wealth of experience in operating high-quality campsites.  

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The Caravan and Motorhome Club 
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