How do I get to the NEC and what facilities are available?
- HOW TO GET TO THE NEC
- PARKING AT THE NEC – please note you can save on your parking by booking in advance
- VENUE FACILITIES
IMPORTANT: Plan your travel in advance
The NEC have advised us that National Highways will be closing the M42 between Junctions 5 and 6 this weekend for road improvement works. This may impact your journey as there will be a short diversion. Birmingham International train station is just round the corner from the show in Hall 1 and you may want to consider travelling by train rather than driving, depending on where you are travelling from. Further details can be found here on the NEC website with details on alternative routes – https://www.thenec.co.uk/visitors/travel-updates/. If you are coming to see a specific speaker, we would advise you allow some extra time to get in and parked. If you are driving, then we also advise you book your parking in advance as it’s much cheaper than on the day – this can be booked here –https://parking.thenec.co.uk/NECBirminghamBooking/Booking/SearchParking.
What hall is the show in?
The National Snow Show is in Hall 1.
The show will be open 9am – 5pm on Saturday 15th and 9am – 4pm Sunday 16th October 2022.
I bought a ticket, but didn’t receive it by email.
If you have any ticketing queries then please visit Seetickets Support Center
Which days are my tickets valid for?
All tickets are valid for both days of the weekend, so you can attend the show on either/both days!
Can I buy a VIP ticket?
We have made a decision as a brand not to charge for these tickets, but if you follow us on social media then you might be able to win one for free!
How do I get the Show Guide
You can view the Show Guide here and plan your weekend
What if I need to stay overnight?
You can find a list of hotels available supporting the event here.
Can I bring children with me?
Any adult can bring a child under 16 without charge, you can book this ticket when you book your own ticket through See Tickets.
Can I bring my pet?
Only support animals are allowed inside the Hall.
Will there be food stalls?
Yes, there will be a number of NEC-managed food stalls, and some of our exhibitors will sell packaged food items.
Will I need ID?
We don’t require ID to gain entry to the Show.
What time can I arrive?
We allow entry to the Hall any time during the day between 09:00 and 17:00 on both days.
Do I need to book to see a speaker?
No, all speaker talks and panels are free-to-attend and are first come, first served.
What is your sustainability policy?
Read more about our sustainability policy here.
How are you working to reduce the carbon footprint at the show?
From working with the venue, looking at ourselves and collaborating with exhibitors. But here’s the thing… Visitors’ travel is the biggest carbon emitter of each show. So we need your help. Taking the train instead of driving will reduce the emissions of your journey by around 80%. The NEC is a 5 minute walk from Birmingham International train station or 90 seconds by the free air-rail walk. If you need to drive, car share with friends and reduce your impact by 50%. There’s a great network of cycle and footpaths in the area and bike racks are near the entrance. There are also electric car charging point and more to come in the future…
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If you still have a question, please email us on [email protected]