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Event Location

  • Keep the Event at Beaulieu Motor Museum

    Votes: 15 22.1%
  • Alternate the location every other year

    Votes: 24 35.3%
  • Different Location Every year

    Votes: 31 45.6%
  • Combine the event with another Show

    Votes: 1 1.5%

  • Total voters
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Dear All
2014 was the 5th year at Beaulieu, I know most people love the location and setting, but for a lot its too far South, so have been looking at alternate venues.
Close contenders have included.


Duxford
Great venue, but doesn't allow camping on site - the camp site down the road is ok, but its not a walkable distance and not too set up for having a large enough area for kids games etc.

Gaydon Motor Museum
I am due a visit here in the new year, but from what a lot of people have told me this is a poor second to Beaulieu ... although it would be a lot nearer our more Northern brothers - this is still a possibility.

Chatteris Lakes
Thought I had this one cracked, fantastic setting loads of space, off road activities, Water Ski lake, jetski hire etc - proper outdoor centre. BUT (and isn't there always a but) Max number of people 150 in a group – that’s people not even vans.


There are several others, good points on some, not so good on others, biggest factors being capable of taking 250+ Vans / 600ish people and keeping the ticket cost as reasonable as possible.



The Fall back is Beaulieu again for 2015. I have been offered the same set up and dates as last year. But I am of the mind that 5 years is time to move on.
To give me an idea on numbers, please mark you preference below:
 

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Re: Venue for Forum event 2015

Please post your thoughts and suggestions below – bear in mind, this is family oriented, can’t just be an open field with no facilities. Other factors to think about being lighting, access, security, noise, power, facilities, attractions near by, possible cruise out location.

Also, do you want the theme to remain, ie Fancy dress, games, cruise out … Suggestions welcome ?
 

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Re: Venue for Forum event 2015

How about a county show field of some kind? not sure what they be like up north.

I know there are no 'attractions' at such places but they can offer very good facilities.
 

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Re: Venue for Forum event 2015

Having never been to Beaulieu I can't comment on it as an event. However, from what I've read of the other possibilities it seems that, at the moment, keeping it there is the best option.

The suggested options seem to have too many 'buts'!
 

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I can't see too many attractions having the combination of extra space with facilities that Beaulieu has. Anywhere else is likely to have built on it or use it for car parking.

I suspect you have to ask what type of event people want. If it is a family camp with own entertainment then a show ground would do ( if you can get a date). On the other hand if people want entertainment then tagging along with another event might be the way forward - question is what type of other event?
 

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I love the Beaulieu area but it is a far old trek for anyone from the north, howabout somewhere in the middle, you have santapod dragstrip or my favourite, billing aquadome, http://www.billingaquadrome.com/events, plenty of classic car events held there, overnight camping not a problem and camping next to a load of lakes. northampton area.
 

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Have you spoken to Warwick Castle?.

Lovely place, loads of space, castle to explore..

They might have an area they could set aside for camping and the location would be good for everyone.

Might be worth asking them?.

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I love the Beaulieu area but it is a far old trek for anyone from the north, howabout somewhere in the middle, you have santapod dragstrip or my favourite, billing aquadome, http://www.billingaquadrome.com/events, plenty of classic car events held there, overnight camping not a problem and camping next to a load of lakes. northampton area.
Good shout StuT: I used to go there as a kid absolutely loved it, loads to do for little ones now, have they still got the massive slide there.....Rasp:
 

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Re: Venue for Forum event 2015

Evening All

We either Billing or Warwick Castle look good, couldn't ask for being more central to the Country than that.

More than happy to fire off an enquiry and follow this up.

I will let you know how this goes.

Happy to take any more suggestions

T:
 

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Would be great if this was in the Middle of the Country (Or somewhere close).
Billing or Santapod would be good but I think they'd have an issue with people who take their Dogs along with them.

Graydon is pretty central, easy reach from Motorway. Gets my Vote
 

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Oop norf please, it is an event that we would love to attend but simply can't justify the journey for a weekend to baleau
 
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