How’s the weather where you are… cos its simply glorious here in southern Portugal!

Monday 21st January 2019

Good evening Folks,

It was another glorious Day today in the sunshine … the temperature got to 17-18°C .. but it felt a lot higher than that, sitting in the sun.

If you’re stuck in the northern countries of Europe, in the snow, wet and coldness … then what are you waiting for??

Jump in the Camping Car or Caravan and drive on down to southern Portugal … you won’t be disappointed.

Even if its only for One month here in Portugal, you’ll feel a world of difference.

After all, you won’t need a heavy winter coat,

you won’t need a pair of gumboots …

and you certainly won’t need snow chains or tyres!

Hopefully we’ll see you soon

Bushveld Garden Opening August 2018

We are pleased to announce the Opening of the new Garden Area associated with the ‘Outback Cafe & Bar’. 

We have christened it ” The Bushveld Garden ” to commemorate  the designers family heritage – South Africa.

We have Gerard’s world famous – ‘Braai area’, A Cocktail Bar and loads of comfortable seating for the guests to enjoy their time in the sun. We’ve also made sure there’s plenty of ‘shade’ with large Umbrella’s and a Walnut tree placed amongst the garden.

Then as the sun goes down… we have the stuff of dreams … Our very own

Outdoor Cinema!

Remember the days of the ‘Drive-In Movies’ .. well this is just as good…. although a lot more comfortable. No scratchy speakers, no steering wheel in your way, no kids runny around….. Instead we offer Grown Up Drinks, Grown up Sweeties and Grown Up seating!

We aim to show the latest Movies in English, (with subtitles when possible), so everyone can enjoy. The garden is fitted out with surround sound, so you’ll think the voices come from the trees and the planes/(insert action machines), fly over head …. just like an Outdoor Cinema should be!

With a causal and relaxed atmosphere, we Invite all our Motorhome and Caravan guests to put their feet up*  and soak in the delights of the Bushveld Garden and Outdoor Cinema.

PS – on those chilly nights, we have blankets to snuggle under too!

*Figuratively speaking, cos, as my mother always told me….

“No feet on the Furniture!”

The Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show NEC Birmingham, Feb 2018

This is the latest news for the up and coming Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show at the NEC Birmingham, UK,  February 20-25th.

I personally love this Show and love looking into each Caravan and Motorhome there and seeing and touching the newest gadgets..Do you too?

“The Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show 2018

Address: The NEC Group, Birmingham, B40 1NT
Date: 20 to 25 February 2018
Time: 10am to 6pm
Caravan and Motorhome Club stand numbers: 2000
Find your perfect caravan or motorhome

Returning to Birmingham’s NEC from 20 to 25 February 2018, over 370 exhibitors from across the UK and Europe come together to create the UK’s biggest showcase of caravans, motorhomes, campervans, caravan holiday homes & lodges. Plus new season tents of all sizes, trailer tents and folding caravans all under one roof.

Not only will you be able to see all the latest models and products, you can stock up on all your holiday accessories as well as gather ideas and advice on where to go and what to do when you get there.”

https://www.caravanclub.co.uk/whats-on/caravanning-shows/the-caravan-and-motorhome-show/?utm_source=emailcampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nec_feb18_em2

 

Caravans welcomed for 2018

Hello fellow Caravaners,

We are pleased to announce that we now accept Caravans onto our Club site …. However due to car spaces, we’ve had to limit the number of caravans to 4.

Hence, if your caravan is less than 10M in length,  then we have a pitch for you!

As we are a private Club site, you’ll have plenty of space to set up your awning, bikes and chairs for your holiday in the Sun.

So if you’re looking for a safe, secure site for your stay in central Algarve, then please look no further than us … we’re only 5km from Vilamoura Marina and 7kms from the Hills of Loule…. And of Course we’re set amongst the top 5 leading Golf Courses in the Vilamoura Area…

Or if Tennis is your Leisure Activity did you know we’re only 4kms drive to the Vilamoura Tennis & Padel Club… and they welcome Guests from around the world.

So how about, grab your Golf Clubs, Tennis Rackets or Sailing Boat and pack them into your Caravan and head south to enjoy the Winter’s Sun

you won’t regret it!

Premier League football Schedule this Weekend Sat 14th Oct – Sun 15th Oct 2017

Premier League Football Games

Saturday 14th October (Kick-off times)

12.30-14.00   Liverpool v’s Manchester United ****

15.00-17.00   Crystal Palace v’s Chelsea

17.30-19.30    Watford v’s Arsenal

Sunday 15th October

13.30-15.30    Brighton & Hove  v’s Everton

16.00-18.00    Sth Hampton v’s Newcastle****

Bar will be open  for all the Games and serving your favourite drinks and snacks. We hope to see you there!

****Showing on SKY Sports this weekend.

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11096/11075999/are-liverpool-or-manchester-united-the-bigger-club

 

 

TV SCHEDULE: SAT 7TH OCT-FRI 13TH OCT

SATURDAY 7TH OCTOBER
13.00-14.30 SPORTS-F1 JAPANESE        QUALIFIER CH4
14.30-15.35 WORLDS MOST EXPENSIVE CARS CH4
20.00-22.00 SKY SPORTS – LIVE WORLD DARTS SKY MAIN SPORTS
SUNDAY 8TH OCTOBER
15.00-17.15 SPORTS – F1 JAPANESE GRAND PRIX RACE CH4
16.30-19.15 SPORTS – WCQ LIVE ENGLAND V LITHUANIA ITV
19.30-21.00 X-FACTOR JUDGES CHOICE ITV
21.00-22.00 VICTORIA – DRAMA SERIES ITV
MONDAY 9TH OCTOBER
18.00-18.30 SIMPSONS TV SHOW CH4
18.30-19.00 NEWS, WEATHER UK BBC1
19.00-20.00 SKY-SPORTS EURO GOAL ZONE WCQ SKYSPORTS
20.00-20.30 JAMIE’S QUICK FOOD CH4
20.30-21.00 SUPERFOODS CH4
21.00-22.00 UNDATABLES CH4
22.00-23.00 FIRST DATES CH4
TUESDAY 10TH OCTOBER
10.00-12.00 AUSTRALIA V SYRIA  WCQ – ASIA ZONE
18.00-18.30 THE SIMPSONS CH4
18.30-19.00 NEWS, WEATHER UK BBC1
19.00-20.00 COAST – EAST ANGLIA.           (LIFESTYLE) BBC2
20.00-21.15 THE GREAT BRITISH       BAKE-OFF CH4
21.00-22.00 THE CONCORDE HISTORY BBC4
22.00-23.00 CILLA BLACK STORY ITV
WEDNESDAY 11TH OCTOBER
18.00-18.30 THE SIMPSONS CH4
18.30-19.00 STICTLY COME DANCING –    IT TAKES TWO BBC2
19.00-20.00 COAST – NORTH SEA COAST   ( LIFESTYLE) BBC2
20.00-21.00 LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION CH4
21.00-22.00 GRAND DESIGNS CH 4
22.00-23.00 THE APPRENTICE – YOU’RE FIRED BBC2
THURSDAY 12TH OCTOBER
18.00-18.30 THE SIMPSONS CH4
18.30-19.00 STICTLY COME DANCING – IT TAKES TWO BBC2
19.00-20.00 COAST – SCOTLAND.          WESTERN ISLES  (LIFESTYLE) BBC2
20.00-21.00 THE BIG FAMILY COOKING SHOW BBC2
21.00-22.00 TRAVEL SHOW BBC2
22.00-23.00 SPORTS – MOTD PREMIER LEAGUE BBC2
FRIDAY 12TH OCTOBER
18.00-18.30 THE SIMPSONS TV SHOW CH4
18.30-19.00 NEWS, WEATHER UK BBC1
19.00-20.00 COAST – GREAT GUIDE (LIFESTYLE) BBC2
20.00-20.30 TBA
20.30-21.00 TBA
21.00-22.00 GOOGLEBOX CH4
22.00-23.00 THE LAST LEG CH4

 

Vilamoura & Quarteira Beach and Surf Report link

ABOUT SOUTH ALGARVE

“The Algarve has been every foreigner’s favourite slice of Portugal for decades now and surfers are no exception. It might lack some of the wave quality of Peniche and Ericeira but the laid back country vibe more than makes up for that, attracting ever increasing numbers of foreign surfers escaping from the icy winters of northern Europe. Being on the corner of the Iberian Peninsula means the Algarve has the widest swell window in the country and regular offshores on the south coast. SE wind swells can get these usually flat beaches pumping, while big winter nor’westers will wrap into the coves beyond Sagres.

The Algarve is a year round destination but autumn through to spring is really the peak period because the summer can be stinking hot and with long flat spells. Winter can still be warm enough for t-shirts and the water is the warmest in Portugal.”

http://magicseaweed.com/Falesia-Vilamoura-Surf-Report/1256/

 

Grand Opening Monthly Winter Special 2017-18

As a Grand Opening Special we are offering Monthly Winter Stays to our Guests.

Book in Advance a minimum Monthly Stay on a standard pitch and receive FREE Wifi for the month and a Voucher Booklet containing at least 52 ‘Buy 1, Get 1 Half Price‘ Vouchers to be used at our Bar/Cafe, on Sports Days, F1 Race Weekends, Movie Nights and Beach/Supermarket trips. This is on top as the usual FREE Electricity  usage (4KW per day) and FREE dumping of Grey and Black Water/WC Cassettes.

If you’re looking for a Winter Stay in the Sun, then you’ll find the Vouchers ‘Buy 1, Get 1 Half price’ packed with great Savings, all rolled in with ‘convenience’ as well. After all, when most of the shops, pubs and cafes have closed for the winter, we’ll still be Open … Offering you (our Guests) good quality food and drinks, great atmosphere and great activities !

One of the many Golf Courses offering great play in the winter sun

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