news

CENTER PARCS REACH £70.5M PROFIT

Center Parcs have made an impressive £70.5 million pre-tax profit this year thanks to maintaining an average annual occupancy rate of 97%.

MORE

blog post

The Tipi Company Case Study – Dovecote Events

Tipis are a great tool for growing your current market. They bring diversity to any venue or hire company.

MORE

news

SUCCESSFUL WEEKEND FOR LEAF'S OPEN FARM SUNDAY

Thousands of visitors all over the country enjoy a day out with their families in the hopes of learning more about the world of farming.

MORE

news

Welcome to National Glamping Week 2017!

National Glamping Week will have its exciting inaugural ‘event’ from 12th to 18th June 2017. Supported by Wigwam® Holidays, all glamping businesses are invited to take part.

MORE

news

A Big Win for Green Energy in the UK!

On Wednesday June 7th the UK’s electricity supply was more than 50% renewable with wind, solar, wood pellets and hydro outperforming gas and coal for the first time ever!

MORE

news

Walk This Way With Wigwams!

We’re a nation of ramblers – and now Wigwam® Holidays are part & parcel of enjoying the National Trails of England and Wales!

MORE

blog post

Caravan Fire Safety!

It is important that you keep both yourself and your guests safe.

MORE

blog post

Diversifying your farm

Ideas to help diversify your farm or rural business!

MORE

news

Scotland’s first artificial wave park plans unveiled

Wavegarden Scotland have just submitted a planning application to build the park in Edinburgh.

MORE

news

Northumberland welcomes one of a kind £15m visitor centre

The Northumberland National Park Authority will be opening the UK's first national landscape discovery centre on the 29th of July.

MORE

news

£3M leisure complex in Newcastle gets green light

The Fun Shack Group is set to open a brand new £3m trampoline park and play centre in Newcastle this Winter.

MORE

news

Bodmin Jail reveals plan for £12.5M immersive attraction

Works on the high-tech visitor attraction and educational facility will start this October.

MORE

news

£25M revamp brings life back to Dreamland

The classic 1920s amusement park had already tried re-opening back in 2015, yet it didn’t prove successful enough amongst visitors.

MORE

news

Plans for £25m Belfast Leisure Destination Revealed

The project is part of a £105m transformation programme that hopes to rejuvenate the city by improving other sites in Belfast. If approved, works on the project will start later this summer.

MORE

news

World’s first treehouse on a crane comes to Bristol

200 lucky guests will be able to stay at Canopy & Stars' unique treehouse until the 30th of September.

MORE

news

BLAIR'S HOLIDAY PARK RECEIVES £2.2M INVESTMENT

Danske Bank's investment will aid the development of two new caravan parks in the popular north coast of Northern Ireland.

MORE

news

SOUTH CLIFF CARAVAN PARK HOPES FOR MULTI-MILLION POUND EXPANSION

If the plans are approved, works will begin this Autumn.

MORE

news

GRINKLE PARK ESTATE TO BUILD LUXURY HOLIDAY LODGE PARK

If the plans are approved, 60 lodges and two new lakes will be built, costing approx £5 million.

MORE

news

CHEDDAR WOODS RESORT & SPA'S EXPANSION PLANS APPROVED

Darwin Escapes' 5-star resort expansion has been approved.

MORE

news

UK HOLIDAY PARKS REACH £2.7BN TURNOVER

The combined revenue of the top 100 UK holiday parks has increased by 9% since 2011, and is expected to keep rising.

MORE

news

£8.5M LUXURY RESORT & WATERSPORTS CENTRE PLANS UNVEILED

If the planning application is approved the Hurworth Burn Reservoir will be transformed into a luxurious holiday park.

MORE

news

Enter now for the Rural Business Awards 2017!

Time is running out to register for the RBA’s. Entries close on the 30th June so in order to be in with a chance of winning register!

MORE

blog post

Team Septic - The solution to your pollution

For all waste water and sewerage treatment needs, The Septic Tank Store have a bespoke system available for you.

MORE

show partner

Make a date to discover the world of farming

Open Farm Sunday will see hundreds of farms across the UK open their gates to welcome the public on the 11th of June.

MORE

news

One month left to enter the Rural Business Awards 2017

Praising farms on their innovative diversification efforts, the awards are closing their submission window the 30th of June. Register now!

MORE

news

Diversifying as post-brexit insurance for farmers

It's uncertain how Brexit will affect the agricultural industry. The NSA suggests increasing your revenue streams to ensure sustainability.

MORE

news

KELBURN CASTLE GETS £1M FUNDING FOR GLAMPING EXPANSION PROJECT

The 13th century castle is receiving funding from Barclays, who are committed to support business growth in Scotland.

MORE

news

Family farm turns natural spring into business opportunity

They also use their land for other business ventures such as running a B&B, a holiday cottage, and producing bio-fuel.

MORE

news

RAGT Seeds - Understanding your customers

Finn Geotherm has completed a landmark installation for leading European agricultural plant breeder RAGT Seeds in Cambridgeshire.

MORE

blog post

Penbugle Organic Farm Wigwams Perfect Combination

Combining an organic farm and a glamping business can be hard work but incredibly rewarding too.

MORE

blog post

Agricultural & Farming Jobs - Online Job Adverts discount

Agricultural and Farming Jobs are proudly working in partnership with the Farm Business Innovation Show

MORE

blog post

Welcome to National Glamping Week 2017!

National Glamping Week will have its exciting inaugural ‘event’ from 12th to 18th June 2017.

MORE

news

Multi-million Jurassic Park experience comes to the UK

Dinosaurs in the Wild is coming to the NEC Birmingham this June - featuring a mix of theatre, theme park fun and science.

MORE

news

Chelmsford's Riverside Ice & Leisure Centre gets £21m revamp

The revamp project gets unanimous approval by planning committee and hopes to start works this July.

MORE

news

SILVERTOWN'S £3.5BN REDEVELOPMENT TO FEATURE E-SPORTS HUB

The Silvertown Partnership vouches for competitive video gaming as they plan to build the biggest hub of its kind in Europe.

MORE

news

Wales to Welcome Multi-Million Pound Adventure Resort

It will be a unique destination for those seeking indoor and outdoor adrenaline-fuelled activities.

MORE

news

Crowdfunding for Kingdom in Penshurst starts this May

Valued at £3.6m, the company has already reached 30% of its £360,000 target.

MORE

news

CENTER PARCS OPENS £3M SHERWOOD FOREST SPA

Aqua Sana at Sherwood Forest undergoes a £3m transformation and reopens with a re-imagined 'Forest Spa' concept.

MORE

news

Birchwood Lakes' multi-million development granted

Plans feature 158 cabins & lodges and hotel with spa & pool facilities.

MORE

news

Groundworks Underway for £150M Holiday Village in Anglesey

Land & Lakes start phase one of construction for Penrhos Leisure Village.

MORE

news

Ruda Holiday Park Develops £400K Glamping Village

It will feature 15 safari tents and six 'Safari Tent Plus', which include a TV and toilet facilities.

MORE

blog post

FIVE ALTERNATIVE USES FOR YOUR LAND

With the value of farm diversification expected to rise past £580M in 2017, here are the most popular uses for your land that break from tradition.

MORE

blog post

IS ECO-TOURISM EXACTLY WHAT BRITISH WILDLIFE NEEDS?

Increasing countries are starting to invest in eco-tourism in order to cater to the environmentally-conscious consumer.

MORE

news

Rural Businesses in Need of Reliable Internet to Succeed

Global Teleports and Bentley Walker amongst those bringing reliable internet connection to rural areas.

MORE

news

Turning 14 Acres Into Millions: The Benefits of Diversifying

From storage space to keep up with his fast growing retractable netting business to a team building site for sports clubs and schools. 

MORE

news

Golf Tourism in Scotland brings up to £286m a year and counting

The value of golf tourism continues rising, becoming a clear economic driver for rural Scotland.

MORE

blog post

Chawton Park Farm Welcomes a New Shepherdess!

Hampshire’s only Wigwam® Holidays glamping site reveals yet another ‘first’.

MORE

blog post

Glorious Gloucestershire Cotswolds welcomes Wigwam® Holidays to its lush countryside!

Evenlode Wigwams are opening from 15th May 2017.

MORE

news

Mount Edgcumbe House & Country Park to become a glamping resort

Country Park forced to seek new revenue streams following council funding reductions.

MORE

news

Glampsite opens stone's throw away from Greetham Valley golf course and Exton Park

The site offers six-person glamping domes to disconnect in comfort.

MORE

news

RBS supports former farm to become weekend retreat destination

'More to Mountain Retreats' has secured a six-figure funding expansion package from RBS.

MORE

blog post

Power to the Customer

CNG was built on the basis that the customer is at the heart of every business decision. Our approach to service is shaped by the key idea: ‘Bigger than Profit’ and, we mean it.

MORE

news

£425M REDEVELOPMENT OF CIRCUIT OF WALES

Circuit of Wales set to increase tourism by at least 750,000 visitors annually.

MORE

news

Seiont Manor hotel expansion plans

New owners of Seiont Manor hotel in Gwynedd have revealed more details on their plans to expand the site to make it sustainable.

MORE

news

£120 million available to support growth in rural areas

Businesses in rural areas are being invited to submit interest in support for jobs and growth under the Rural Development Programme for England

MORE

news

Basic Payment Scheme applications now open

Last year a record 80% of applications were received online and the BPS hopes to increase this by 2017.

MORE

news

National Botanic Garden of Wales celebrates £6m investment

Lottery award that will kickstart the biggest development in its history.

MORE

news

NFYF elect broadcaster Charlotte Smith as President

National Federation of Young Farmers elect new president.

MORE

blog post

Glamping Gets the Green Light at Glenlivet Forest Park!

Wigwam Holidays construct 24 luxury glamping cabins at Glenlivet Forest Park, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.

MORE

news

Rural Funding Programme Aides South Hams Business

Funding from the South Devon Coastal Local Action Group focuses on aiding the rural economy.

MORE

news

Folly Farm submits plans for £10 million holiday Village

Award winning Pembrokeshire attraction submits plans to develop a quality Holiday Village.

MORE

news

New ways to make money from your land - National Outdoor Event Association

Meet event organisers looking to rent land.

MORE

news

Offer guests a fresh perspective during their visit

Create an eclectic, cutting edge building to provide additional space and rental income and really stand out from the crowd.

MORE

news

China to spend more than £285 billion through 2020 on renewable power

China now has the world's larges solar farm invest heavily in solar & wind farms.

MORE

news

Farming, tourism and job creation targeted by new £1.2 million fund

Applications are now being accepted by rural regeneration company Pennine Prospects.

MORE

news

Electric vehicles stay where they can charge

If you don’t have electric vehicle charging on site, you’re losing their business.

MORE

news

Goosedale gets planning permission for £1.5m build of 9 luxury holiday lodges

The £1.5 million project features 9 luxury holiday lodges at leading Notts events venue Goosedale, creating around 30 jobs.

MORE

news

The Farm Business Survey publish growing value of diversification

2016 has seen a rise in agricultural businesses diversifying their land as an efficient way profit more from their land.

MORE

news

Amazing discovery for food production security in ''Bio-Clay''

Once BioClay is applied, the plant ‘thinks’ it is being attacked by a disease or pest insect and protecting itself from the pest or disease.

MORE

blog post

Win a free night at a luxury niche escape...

Special offer at the show... 6 months commission free and win a free night at a luxury niche escape!!

MORE

new supplier

Want a modern home for farm or smallholding? New range launch!

New range launched by Norwegian Log Buildings at Farm Business Innovation Show

MORE

news

Valentine Giveaway

Hero Renewables are partnering up with Niche Escapes to bring a lucky winner an unforgettable luxury eco weekend getaway this valentines day.

MORE

editorial

Four Times ROI? Wait....What?!?

With its elegant simplicity and feminine curves the Lotus Belle is hard to resist, but it’s much more than just a good-looking tent.

MORE

press release

Gamification – Changing the Way Sales is Done

In this article, we share insight on trends within sales, why gamification is a game-changer, and how SalesScreen can help sales teams reach their goals – even when times are tough

MORE

blog post

Peter Rabbit™ hops into Willows Activity Farm!

The new themed Peter Rabbit™ Adventure Playground opened at Willows Activity Farm in St Albans in Easter 2016.

MORE

blog post

Market your products like a pro

You can have the most innovative, high quality, best value product out there, but with neglected marketing it will never sell as well as it could...

MORE

blog post

Launching at the show: The Hex-Pod

The Hex-Pod from the Classic Pod Company is a unique product, revolutionising Glamping business opportunities...

MORE

blog post

Solar PV systems for farms and rural businesses

Renewable energy systems are still saving business owners money, as they provide on-site electricity generation that delivers savings against the long-term running costs of a business...

MORE

blog post

Forecasting the future of rural funding

Running a farm or other agricultural business can be tough. Competition with other producers, and processors and retailers continually pushing for lower prices, can make turning a profit difficult...

MORE

blog post

Farm491 will help spark ideas at Farm Business Innovation 2016

Helping farmers and landowners maximise their land use through diversification and the application of technology...

MORE

blog post

Easigrass: at the forefront of development in the world of artificial grass

Easigrass continues to be the most accredited artificial grass supplier in the UK and is the only artificial grass company to have been awarded...

MORE

blog post

Why ‘harvest your own’ renewable energy options are still the answer to combat rising costs

Rising energy costs are a concern for any farmer in maintaining the ongoing profitability of a business.

MORE

blog post

Staycation Vacation?

We’re now living ‘Brexit Britain’ … and with this historic decision, the ‘staycation holiday’ is booming!

MORE

blog post

The best way to get planning permission for your property

When it comes to constructing new facilities on your property, even the most detailed plan and innovative idea can be scuppered by the terrifying procedure of planning permission...

MORE

press release

Making a success of your wedding or hospitality business

Successful rural wedding and private/corporate hospitality venues can be extremely lucrative if set up and run well.

MORE

blog post

The difficulties of diversifying into other markets

It’s difficult to realise your business’s full potential, especially when your efforts to diversify your offerings lead you to fields and industries you have no experience in.

MORE

blog post

Staying ahead in a challenging dairy industry

Modern dairy farmers have it rough. Pressure from processors and retailers have forced many to sell their produce below the cost of production. Adding to this...

MORE

blog post

CREATE A CABIN have developed a process that builds a barn within a barn.

MORE

blog post

What has Instagram got to do with farming?

In today’s digital world, there’s no better platform on which to tell your story than social media.

MORE

editorial

PAWSOME Character Appearance for White Post Farm!

Rainbow Productions manages the personal appearances of 100+ licensed children’s characters

MORE

show partner

The development of Glamping

With European holidays growing ever more pricey and inaccessible the great British summer holiday is making a huge comeback.

MORE

press release

Miscanthus growers wanted

Farmers and landowners looking to maximise returns from marginal land are being invited to consider planting miscanthus

MORE

editorial

Muddy Farm to Classy Campsite

Land owners, campsites and farms are taking advantage of the new “on trend” holiday rental market. From a small/ micro 2 person capsule, to a family sized lodge.

MORE

editorial

Have a Farm? Consider Diversification into Glamping

So – you have some land, and you want to make some money from it. Glamping is ‘in’ and is here to stay!

MORE

editorial

Converting your ideas into bespoke creations!

Welcome to the world of Containers and Cabins! A place where a little imagination can go a long way and produce some outstanding results. Our talented and visionary team are able to design, manufacture and install all manner of container products.

MORE

editorial

Set Up Your Own Campsite

Do you have at least half an acre of unused land?

MORE

press release

Farm Business Innovation shortlisted for Trade Show of the Year

Farm Business Innovation Show shortlisted for Exhibition News Best Trade Show of the Year Award 2016

MORE

press release

Exciting New Business Partnership

Camp Champ and Instinctive Retreats announce exciting new partnership formed following meeting at the Farm Business Innovation Show 2015

MORE

news

Farm diversification Stats

The Farm Business Survey (FBS) for England has published a report showing the extent of the growth of diversification in agriculture for 2014/15.

MORE

news

Farm Food Production Zone

2016 sees the launch of a dedicated Farm Food Production zone within the Farm Business Show

MORE

Open Farm Sunday 2016

Open Farm Sunday returns on Saunday June 5th 2016.

MORE

news

New partnership

Soil Association Certification & the Carbon Trust announce new partnership to develop a sustainable catering standard

MORE

news

Is organic food healthier?

A study just completed has shown that organic meat and milk could be better for you than conventional products.

MORE

news

NFU President Meurig Raymond & the EU

NFU encourages UK Prime Minister to answer key rural questions

MORE