Great UK Festival Line ups [2019] You Don’t Want to Miss

Glastonbury may be over but there is plenty more music around the UK to enjoy. So many people tune in to Glastonbury to get in the mood for festivals which is why we thought we would give you a roundup of what’s to come this year!

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Ten Things you Will Thank us for Remembering For Your Camping.

As a first time camper or perhaps one that does it annually but isn’t a designated expert in that area, there is much to remember. Once you have a few years of experience you become quite skilled at rememebring the essential stuff as well as the stuff that you have found out about along the way. Here is a quick top ten of items we think are essential to a great camping trip. You will also find a checklist at the end of the blog that you can print out so you prepare the best you can for a lovely holiday in the UK.

1. Mallet

There are other tools of course but those tent pegs are far easier with a mallet. No clattering as metal hits metal, you can hit the peg with any part of the mallet, as they have a bigger surface area it makes accuracy less essential. If you put your tent up in the rain you will be thankful of your trusty mallet!

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Truckers Toilets and the BTA

The BTA (British Toilet Association) who you may not have heard about, are an organisation that campaign for the ongoing and better provision of public toilets in the UK.

One of the campaigns they are working on at the moment is the lack of  toilet facilities for Truckers. With the increasing closure of public toilets,a Truck drivers  toilet life is not a very happy one. Truckers need to go to the Loo just as much as anybody else, and if services are not available who can blame them for creating their own solutions, particularly when parked overnight in lay-bys.

Whilst it is not the complete solution Popaloo can provide a space saving, clean, eco friendly and compact solution to a real problem for Truckers until better facilities are created.

You can find out more about the Truckers Toilets campaign at

Grill n Chill at The Hop Farm in Kent

We had a great time at Grill n Chill at The Hop Farm in Kent last weekend, great atmosphere and great people with some really cool   VW camper vans and cars.

Anton and his team made sure everything ran smoothly for all involved,we had loads of interest and sales of Popaloo the compact portable toilet and the pop up tents, very much looking forward to going back next year.

Thanks to all the customers who bought our products.

Grill n Chill – The Hop Farm Kent.

Just packed the van ready for an early start to Grill n Chill at The Hop Farm, Kent, the show starts Friday 20th at 12 noon until Sunday 22nd.

The show features classic VW Campers,Cars and all things cool, has great entertainment lined up for Saturday night with a Blues Brothers show, we are really looking forward to this one, and hope we have as much success as Busfest highlighting the unique product that is Popaloo a compact camping toilet ideal for camper vans.

Dont forget that with every purchase Popaloo donate to Toilet Twinning so you are helping flush away poverty in some of the poorest communities in the world.

Motorhome and Caravan Show 15th – 20th October NEC Birmingham

Accessory specialist, Johns Cross is proudly offering visitors to The Motorhome and Caravan Show (15th-20th October, NEC Birmingham) a ‘free awning fitting’ service with every Fiamma awning purchased at the event.

F65_S_2009_Awning_by_FiammaFree fitting is available on an extensive range including, the Fiamma F45S and F45L Motorhome Awnings, Zip Motorhome Awnings, and F65S and F65L Campervan Awnings.

The expert service is provided by Fiamma factory trained engineers with years of experience and knowledge, they will professionally fit awnings whilst visitors enjoy their day out at the Show. This exclusive, Show only offer is available on a first come first serve basis, therefore secure an appointment by ringing ahead to the Johns Cross accessories store (01580 883085) before the Show to avoid disappointment on the day.

The Motorhome & Caravan Show is the biggest and best of it’s kind on the calendar and the first place to see all the 2014 model caravans, motorhomes, folding caravans, trailer tents, conversions and camper vans hot off the production line.

There is free help and advice on offer from insurance and finance to idyllic holiday destinations. It’s a great day out too with a range of fun, free, interactive features including cookery demonstrations from TV chef Ed Baines, expert talks, towing advice, motorhome manoeuvring tips, a golf challenge, archery and much more!

The Fiamma Megastore offers a great opportunity to stock up on leisure accessory essentials, whilst taking advantage of hundreds of special ‘show only’ offers, find them in Hall 12 (stand 12- 30).

The Show is fantastic value, with advance* tickets starting at just £7 for seniors (60 + years) and £8 for adults. Children under 16 years are admitted free of charge when accompanied by a paying adult or senior. Parking and a Show guide are included.

To book tickets call 0800 353 0058 or visit

Busfest 2013

View down to three counties show Busfest 2013We enjoyed a great show at the weekend called Busfest 2013.

This is a VW Show that has a great following, bringing in visitors from all over Europe.

There was plenty to see and do and many Popaloo’s were sold. The Three counties show ground Busfest 2013response was outstanding.

We made some great contacts and some friends that were unbelievable.

What started as a small event called VANFEST in 1994 at the Malvern Show ground, UK has grown to become the world’s LARGEST INTERNATIONAL BUSFESTIVAL event for owners, lovers and enthusiasts of Volkswagen Transporter Van’s.

Held over a 3 full days in September, with over 8000 vehicles 25000 people attending plus over 300 trade stands the BUSFEST provides absolutely everything and anything you could possibly want to do with VW transporters plus a whole lot more.

Bustfest Website