Wooler steps back in time

Riverside Park in Wooler.

Riverside Park in Wooler.

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Visitors will be able to step back in time to compare vintage caravan chic with state-of-the-art design at a special 70s themed open weekend to be held at Riverside Leisure Park in Wooler on May 10-11.

The mint condition ABI Sierra Supreme caravan was the height of sophistication in 1978.

Holiday park operator Verdant Leisure is hosting the 70s revival weekend for would-be holiday home owners to celebrate the best of a bygone era and the launch of holiday home manufacturer ABI’s latest model ‘The Hartfield’.

Visitors are invited to come along to enjoy a barbecue and 70’s themed entertainment and to see how far caravans, and leisure parks, have come in recent decades.

“We are looking forward to having a lot of fun over the weekend and have competitions and surprises lined up to keep everyone entertained. Wear flares if you dare,’ says Verdant Leisure marketing manager Stacey Gibson.

“It’s amazing how people react when they step inside the 70s retro caravan. Memories of childhood holidays come flooding back and although caravan shapes may not have changed so much, the decor of the era is particularly striking.”

“Many holiday home owners are drawn back to the simple life they remember from getaways in the family caravan over 30 years ago. There will always be a soft spot for vintage vans, but nowadays it is possible to enjoy the outdoor life without giving up creature comforts.”

Visitors are invited to bring along their own vintage snaps to enter into a prize draw to win a week’s free luxury caravan accommodation at Riverside.

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