14–15 Oct 2023 19 days to go! #SnowWeek Tickets

Show Info

About the Event

What time is the Show open?

The show will be open 10am – 5:30pm on Saturday 14th and 10am – 4pm Sunday 15th October 2023.

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.

How do I get the Show Guide?

You can view the Show Guide online. This will be released in the week building up to the show.

Will I need ID?

We don’t require ID to gain entry to the Show.

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]


How do I get tickets?

The box office for National Snow Show is now open, click the ‘get your tickets’ button on the top right of the website to secure your tickets!

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If you have any ticketing queries then please visit Seetickets Support Center

Which days are my tickets valid for?

If you have purchased a weekend ticket you will be able to enter the show hall on both Saturday and Sunday. If you have purchased a day ticket you will only be able to enter on the day you have bought the ticket for. If you would like to change your day ticket to the other day please get in touch with [email protected].

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!

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.

Getting there

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.

How do I get to the NEC and what facilities are available?

Which hall is the show in?

The National Snow Show is in Hall 1.

What if I need to stay overnight?

You can find a list of hotels available supporting the event here.

Travelling to the event sustainably

1 – Travel on public transport or actively where possible – save ££ by booking train/coach tickets in advance

2 – If travelling by car then we encourage car sharing with others you know and/or potentially using car sharing apps like liftshare.com or blablacar.com – save ££ when you book NEC car park tickets in advance

3 – Combine 1 and 2 – Have you thought about connecting with local public transport and bike hire schemes – see tfwm.org.uk (including park and ride options)


Can I bring my pet?

Only support animals are allowed inside the Hall.