Show Info

Here you will find all the key information about the Show. Can't find something? contact Us.

Opening Times

Opening times

For both Saturday and Sunday

9:00am - 5:00pm

FAQ

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

What are the Show opening times? The show will be open 9am - 5pm on both Saturday 19 March and Sunday 20 March 2022.

Tickets

You can book your tickets through See Tickets.

If you have a query about purchasing your ticket or if you have already booked your ticket and haven't received a confirmation or can't find it then you can track your order here nationaloutdoorexpo.seetickets.com/customerservice If you still have a query, please email [email protected] or ring 0203 827 1999 Can people buy tickets on the door? Yes, you can buy a ticket at the Show’s entrance, but we strongly recommend pre-booking for quicker entry. Can I buy a VIP ticket? We have made a decision 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. Please note children under the age of sixteen need to be supervised at all times. Can I bring my pet? Only support animals are allowed inside the Hall

Where can I stay nearby?

You can book overnight accommodation through our official hotel partner BCD M&E. Please note: only BCD M&E are the official accommodation partner for the Show. If you receive offers / information from other companies claiming to be official partners for booking accommodation, they are not genuine partners. What about parking? You should park in the NEC car parks. The NEC has additional information on parking, but if you’re travelling by coach please email us. Please be aware the NEC charge for parking. You can book your parking at preferential rates in advance.

Is the venue accessible?

The NEC aims to be fully user-friendly for visitors with access needs. This is a quick guide to some of their facilities. 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. Which hall are you in? We are in Hall 1. You can see an NEC map here. 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 first come, first served. My question isn’t here If you still have a question, please email us on [email protected]
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Speakers

Alastair Humphreys

Alastair Humphreys

Alastair Humphreys is a British Adventurer and Author. Read more

Claire Lomas MBE

Claire Lomas MBE

A freak accident left Claire Lomas paralysed from the chest down, but she was determined not to give up. Read more

Ray Mears

Ray Mears

Over the past two decades the name Ray Mears has become recognised throughout the world as an authority on the subject of Bushcraft and Survival. Read more

Preet Chandi

Preet Chandi

Preet Chandi is a well-known British-born Indian explorer, physiologist, skier, and athlete. Read more

Laura Lou Crane

Laura Lou Crane

Professional surfer, snowboarder, model & influencer, Lauras passion for snowboarding began at the age of 9 and alongside professional surfing she became fascinated with the slopes and outdoor adventure activities. Read more

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Inspiration Stage

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The Inspiration Stage features celebrity speakers and adventurers who will tell you their stories. This is your chance to be inspired and motivated by some of the world’s greatest outdoor enthusiasts.

There will also be a chance to ask your questions and also meet the stars after their presentation for that all important autograph and selfie.

Speakers include:

Ben Fogle
James Cracknell
Jesse Dufton
Bex Band
Dwayne Fields
Steve McClure
Sabrina Pace-Humphreys
Alex Staniforth
Anna McNuff

To view the full agenda click here

 

 

Outdoor Skills Theatre

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This stage will offer practical workshop sessions for outdoor enthusiasts.
From skills to nutrition to advice, this will be the place to go to learn about your discipline.

Sessions for this stage are not ticketed, but make sure to check the schedule in the lead up to the show so you can get a seat nice and early!

Speakers include:

Lee Pooley 

Abbie Barnes 

Ben Turner 

Jude Palmer 

Harrison Ward – Fell Foodie

Georgie & Becks aka Go wild Go West

Mike Dilger

 

Click here to view the full schedule 

The Outdoor Kitchen

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Over the weekend expect to see:

Campsite Cooking Demonstrations with Zoe Dickens, camper, Club Member and Cadac cooking ambassador – Breakfast Wraps, Proper Vegan Burgers and Sweet Pizza

Camping with Kids Activities and S’mores

Youtubers the Roaming Radfords Family Motorhoming Guide

Sunday will also feature:

Julia Bradbury, The Camping and Caravanning Club President talks about her well-being journey in the great outdoors

We will also have a competition to win a Swift Basecamp 6 and Vango Awning worth £27,000 – details here if you want to pinch any content.

We also have an interactive site map to help people find their perfect camping location and a special show joining offer. When you join the Club at the show you receive 2 free night camping vouchers* (T&C’s apply).

Climbing Wall

Sponsored by
Montane

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Montane is in collaboration with the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) to bring attendees free climbing sessions over the weekend.

Book a 30-minute slot to have a go both on the bouldering wall and the climbing towers, assisted by Montane ambassadors and outdoor experts. All equipment needed for the wall will be provided, but feel free to bring your own shoes.

Book your slot


Explore the outdoors

Sponsored by
Ordnance Survey

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Head over to the Ordnance Survey stand to discover your digital guide in the great outdoors. Explore Great Britain using OS Maps for places to go, routes to follow and inspiration to explore. Plus, take advantage of a 12-month OS Maps subscription for only £10 with every show ticket purchased.

The Trail Running Zone

Sponsored by
Decathlon UK

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For more than 230 years, Ordnance Survey has helped people explore Great Britain. Today, we’re encouraging even more people to get outside more often, with our iconic paper maps, digital mapping (available on web and mobile) and inspiring guides.

We’re excited to be part of the Trail Zone at the National Outdoor Expo. Stop by for a chat and find out how OS Maps can transform your running, allowing you to explore new territories, discover new routes and go further than ever before.

Choose from thousands of trusted running routes or create your own with highly accurate on and offline mapping across Great Britain. Use Aerial 3D to fly-through your routes to check the terrain and once you’re out the door, record your activity and learn more about local landmarks with innovative augmented reality.

For inspiring guides to help you get outside visit www.os.uk/getoutside

Evadict by DECATHLON 

The EVADICT brand was created by passionate people. It was born from the sharing of adventures between the men and women who make up this team, but also with those we meet along the various trails we run.

Our love of nature, of preserved open spaces and our desire for new challenges drive us every day to protect our playground by committing to move towards a range of 100% eco-design by 2026. At the same time, we will do everything possible to facilitate the practice of all trail lovers and to accompany you in your future adventures. See you on the trails!

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The Bushcraft Zone

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This feature is the perfect place to learn about bushcraft skills with small group sessions to learn about fire lighting, tracking and natural cord making…

Natural Cord Making- 

Being able to make strong cord out of natural materials is a simple yet I affective skill to have in a wilderness setting. So come along and join us for a taster session with our experienced instructors and get to know what natural cordage making is all about.

Flint & Steel-

There are many great techniques to use when firelighting, flint and steel is definitely one of them. These taster sessions are a great way to come and have a go and get a feel of how to make sparks using just a rock and some metal.

Safe Knife Use-

A knife is an essential bit of kit, but knowing how to use it safely and effectively before heading out in to the wilderness is essential. Come and get a beginner’s taster session in knife usage, covering knife safety and beginner cutting techniques.

Meet & Greet Area

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After speaking on the Inspiration Stage, most of our speakers will be available to sign autographs and take selfies with visitors.

Bring your autograph books with you.

The Speed Tent Challenge

Sponsored by
Vango

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WIN WITH VANGO

Do you have what it takes to set up our Vango AirBeam® tent in the fastest time?

Visit the the Speed Tent Challenge to show us what you’ve got to be in with a chance to WIN  a Vango Stargrove Air 450 AirBeam® tent worth £685!

 

Visit the Speed Tent Challenge on K40!

Zip Line

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Thats right, you read correctly and your eyes are not decieving you. At The National Outdoor Expo, you will be able to get your adrenaline going on our Zip Line which will be running through the exhibition hall.

Fun for all of the family, this will be one of the many interactive elements at the show and will be a highlight of any childs day.

We will be taking care of all the health and safety so you don’t need to bring anything with you or worry as we will take care of the boring stuff, leaving you to have fun and add your expereince when you visit The National Outdoor Expo.

 

VIP Lounge

Sponsored by
Yurts for Life

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VIP guests will have access to our fabulous Yurts for Life VIP Lounge, a place to sit back and relax, absorb the atmosphere, plan which talks you want to hear and stands you wish to visit while escaping the busy show floor.

This is an area for VIP ticket holders, speakers, press and ambassadors to use throughout the weekend.

Sponsored by Yurts for Life

Yurts for Life are makers of the finest yurts in the World, providing beautiful flexible outdoor spaces for people to drink in the wild air and spend more time outside in nature. They are a small business with big dreams, aiming to ‘get people outdoors’ and so far we have enabled thousands of people enjoy nature in the UK, Finland, Norway, Sewden, Portugal, Italy, Greece and Dubai. Find out more.

 

Lakeside Paddlesports sponsored by Venture by Pyranha Kayaks and Canoes

Sponsored by
Venture by Pyranha

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Explore Paddlesports with Venture Canoes & Kayaks on Pendigo Lake!

Want to experience canoeing and kayaking for the first time?

Have some experience and want some top tips to get the most from your paddling?

Bewildered by the number of boat options out there and want to try before you buy?

Join us and our team of professional coaches for an on-the-water session on Pendigo Lake as part of the National Outdoor Exhibition! We’ll answer all your questions and provide expert supervision and all the equipment for you and your companions to have a fun and fantastic time in safety. If that leaves you wanting more, we’ll also be available at stand H11 in the hall where our brand ambassadors and representatives will be more than happy to talk about the top places to go canoeing and kayaking, as well as the best equipment to explore them with.

Pendigo Lake is a beautiful setting right next to the exhibition hall, and we’ll be there with a wide range of canoes and kayaks for you to have a go in throughout a 30-minute session. These on the water sessions will be led by two of the UK’s leading paddlesports coaches, Dan Wilkinson and Chris Brain, who’ll be on hand to offer advice, assistance, and safety cover, and are looking forward to paddling with you!

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Travel Inspiration Centre

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At Whereabouts, we’re passionate about all things travel! We offer trips to all corners of the globe, taking you to the world’s most incredible destinations. We understand that not every adventurer is the same, which is why we’ve created seven unique travel styles with every type of adventurer in mind. Our goal is simple: we want to bring your travel dreams to life, whether you’re young, or young at heart, and whatever your style.

We are thrilled to be at the National Outdoor Expo, not only to present the Whereabouts Holidays Travel Inspiration Centre, but to share our recent re-brand. Whereabouts now has a fresh new look and feel. We will be arriving in style, bringing one of our camper vans to the Travel Inspiration Centre. You’ll have the chance to experience what it’s like to go one of our Camper Cruiser trips using a VR headset. And if that’s not enough you could experience the real thing by entering our exclusive travel competition, with a free two-week camper van trip up for grabs!

You’ll be able to record your own fun, action-style video on our stand, using a cutting-edge 360-degree camera. And with plenty of other goodies to be won, including merch and clothing, we hope to see you at the Whereabouts Travel Inspiration Centre! Here’s to travelling again and see more of the world in 2022!

Book here to arrange a free consultation with our Travel consultant Andy, where they can enquire abut special offers we have, our destinations and type of holidays and experiences we offer at Whereabouts Holidays:


The Wildlife Watching Pavilion

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Aid and elevate your passion for nature, wildlife and the great outdoors!

 

Come along to the Actively Outdoors Wildlife Watching Pavilion to touch and feel the best kit and learn more about the UK’s most scenic and wildlife rich nature reserves.

Paddle Boarding

Sponsored by
Red Original

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Discover the World of Paddle Boarding with Red Paddle Co

Join us at the Outdoor Expo where we will have our Red Paddle Co experts on hand to share with you the enjoyment of paddle boarding. During your 30 minute guided session we will run through how to choose a board along with sharing our ‘ Never Compromise’ approach which has led us to become the world’s leading inflatable sup brand.

Whether you’re looking for your first Red board? Want to try the sport for the first time ? Or would love to see our 2022 range. Book on to our 30 minute guided session and we’ll help you begin your journey to ‘explore your world.

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Open water Swimming

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Outside at Pendigo Lake, our team is ready to welcome members and guests for a free open water swim. Our trusted partner, Tri Wetsuit Hire, is also offering a free wetsuit hire for your swim. If you are interested in any of our training courses, our coach will be on-hand to answer all of your questions.

Book your slot here – https://nowca.org/national-outdoor-expo-2022/

FAQ’s – https://nowca.org/national-outdoor-expo-2022/

Kendal Mountain Festival

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Share The Adventure this year with the team from ‘Kendal Mountain Festival’ – the world’s premier cultural adventure gathering that features a coveted International Film Competition alongside incredible guest speakers and leading outdoor industry professionals. Take your seat, grab a drink and join Festival director Steve Scott for a one-off hand-selected short film programme of the very best adventure stories from the Festival. Our special guest and in conversation on-stage with Steve will be Richard Parks – former Wales international rugby union player, a world-record-setting athlete and outdoor adventure specialist with many expeditions under his belt.

Sponsors

Exhibitors

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Above Below (G3)

abovebelow.sc/

Adventures over land and water. Products, events and routes created to open up the landscape. Follow on Instagram

ATAS (H54)

touringandadventure.com/

ATAS brings together the very best suppliers in the touring and adventure travel industry with a united aim to raise the sector’s profile and help travel agents develop their expertise and boost their sales.

Be Your Happy Place (F31)

beyourhappyplace.co.uk/

Activewear as unique as you are! Be Your Happy Place brings you activewear to brighten up your workout. The high quality will make you feel confident and ready to take on the world one workout at a time! Born in West Wales, worn around the World

Black Yak (I22)

Burton McCall (I50)

burton-mccall.co.uk/

We’re a leading multi channel sales, marketing and distribution company managing world-class brands. We supply high street stores through to independent shops, from garden centres to hardware chains across the UK.

Cadac UK (J70)

cadacuk.com

Trusted by campers and BBQ enthusiasts for generations, the Cadac name is widely regarded as the UK’s ultimate modular gas BBQ brand. With our Modular Cooking Surfaces, we offer unparalleled versatility. From grilling and roasting to baking and paella-pan cooking, we break the boundaries of conventional outdoor cooking.

Canal River Trust (H23)

Chock Shop (F5)

chockshop.co.uk/

Cicerone (I50)

cicerone.co.uk

With nearly 400 books and e-books, Cicerone guides are the UK’s leading source of reliable information for walkers, trekkers, trail runners, mountaineers and cyclists, used and enjoyed by enthusiasts and professionals alike. You’ll enjoy our guides to the long-distance paths and national trails of the UK, as well as guides to Britain’s best routes, from the Shetland Isles to the Scilly Isles. When it comes to exploring overseas, the choice is second to ...

Ciele Athletics (G15)

cieleathletics.com/eu

Cotswold Drinks (G5)

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🥃 Delicious toffee & vodka. 🐏 Hand crafted in the Cotswolds. 💋 Unleash your inner spirit!

Cotswold Drinks Co (G5)

cotswolddrinks.com

🥃 Delicious toffee & vodka. 🐏 Hand crafted in the Cotswolds. 💋 Unleash your inner spirit!

Craft (G56)

craftsportswear.co.uk/

We are a product of sweat and pain, of wind and rain, of falling and rising, and the euphoria experienced when pushing endurance limits. Whether at the Olympics or at home, in the woods or in the streets, we always aim for optimal performance. Just like you, our functional sportswear is raised to race.

Craghoppers (C20)

Decathlon UK (F10)

decathlon.co.uk/

Decathlon UK opened its first store in London in 1999 with a mission to make sport accessible to the many. We’re still a family-owned company that creates a unique range of expertly designed products across over 70 sports. Our ambition is that these products and services empower and inspire people to live healthier and more active lifestyles.

Dewerstone (D61)

dewerstone.com/

Mission statement: It is our responsibility to protect the environment our brand is founded upon. Our core values: Protect the environment our brand is founded upon. Use our reach as a brand to produce positive change. Influence other businesses and how they operate.

Dexshell (C64)

dexshell.co.uk/

Dicky Bag (G65)

dickybag.com/

Dogs Trust (G22)

dogstrust.org.uk

Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity. We care for around 14,000 lost and abandoned dogs each year through our network of 21 Rehoming Centres. By sponsoring one of these dogs you can help Dogs Trust give them all the love and care they deserve.

Ecoflow (E25)

eGlove (F21)

Exposure Lights (C47)

exposurelights.com/products/outdoor/head-torches

Engineered to enable you to explore more of the outdoors and push your adventure beyond limits the Exposure HT Series emits up to 1000 lumens from a single Cree LED, with an between an hour and half to thirty six hours burn time, protected in a lightweight aluminium head, making it programable, powerful and durable. The rear battery unit evenly distributes the weight allowing you to focus on your quest. Combined with our sweat-wicking, reflective band ...

Feeet (I30)

feeet.co.uk

Feeet socks are made from the best yarns and to the highest quality. From Merino to Coolmax and everything in between, Yorkshire born and tested and used by the British Forces in the harshest of conditions.

FLANCI Activewear (G50)

flanciactivewear.co.uk

Providing fun, funky and functional activewear to those people who want to add a little colour to their workouts. The products have been road tested extensively by Nordic walkers, fun runners, ultra runners, CrossFit, gym, tennis and golfers, with some fantastic feedback. Designed by sports people for sports people, we team beautiful prints (created by a local Somerset designer), with top comfort and performance. With a range of sizes from XXS up to XXXXL, our ...

Flapjackery (J12)

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Luxury hand-made gluten free Devon flapjacks – full on flavour, high quality flapjacks with a difference. We take the humble oat and raise it to a luxury level by adding high quality local ingredients, posh chocolate and a dash of madness & loads of imagination to create our range of interesting flavours . Everything is handmade in small batches in our Devon Kitchen on the edge of Dartmoor. We are dedicated to using only British oats, British ...

Froog (C34)

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We are a family owned and run business selling changing robes and ponchos. We also have a range of t-shirts, jumpers and hoodies made from 100% organic cotton.

Grangers and GORE-TEX (D25)

grangers.com

Grangers have been committed to enhancing your outdoor experience since 1937, by keeping you warmer and drier for longer. At the show they will be joined by GORE-TEX Products, the market leader in waterproof and breathable membranes. Both brands are working together to share expert advice on how to clean and reproof clothing and footwear to maintain performance and ensure it lasts for years to come. Champions of sustainability, Grangers and GORE-TEX Products believe that aftercare ...

Harvey Maps (C41)

harveymaps.co.uk

HARVEY specialises in publishing award winning maps for the outdoors.  Created from original mapping, these tough, light, durable and 100% waterproof maps have been used by outdoor enthusiasts for over 40 years.

HealthyStep (C54)

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Honister Slate Mine (B5)

Welcome to honister.com Home of the most adrenaline packed, thrilling and memorable Lake District Adventures. Whatever the weather. We look forward to welcoming you and showing you around our spectacular, dramatic location.

HundEnergy (F25)

hundenergy.com

HundEnergy. is a brand for active dogs and their owners. Our flagship product is the HundEnergy. Bar which is a nutrition energy bar for dogs on-the-go. Made in the UK, from all natural superfood ingredients, the HundEnergy. Bar is ideal for giving to your dog before, during or after exercise. Whether you’re off on a long walk, camping out under the stars or racing across the finish line, HundEnergy. want to make sure your ...

HUUB (G52 & G42)

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Whether you need a trisuit for a beginner or elite racing at Ironman distance, trust HUUB.

InventSports (H22)

inventsports.com

InventSports designs and manufactures stunning, sustainable beach / surf ponchos and changing robes and beach towels. All of our products are made using the finest products, with absolutely no microfibres or plastics. Our ponchos are incredibly eye-catching, very soft on the skin, warm, cosy and incredibly functional.

Kendal Mint CO (F30)

The team at Kendal Mint Co; based in the heart of the English Lake District, have taken their passion and breathed new life into one of the most iconic British products in recent memory, Kendal Mint Cake. 100 years of heritage meets cutting edge Sports Science

Kingswood (G35)

kingswood.co.uk/

For over 35 years, our transformative trips have encouraged both adults and young people to build confidence and resilience by taking on fun challenges. With nine activity centres across the UK, plus a Château in France, we provide unbeatable life changing experiences for everyone.

LayBakPak (C60)

laybakpak.com

At LayBakPak, we’re creating products that make spending time outdoors in nature easier and more comfortable. Our 65 litre multi-featured backpack has a frame that converts to a reclining camp bed. Once the bed is out, you still have full use of the bag. Wherever you go, explore or travel, know that you have a comfortable bed with you.

Leaping Fish (G20)

leapingfish.co.uk

Leaping Fish is a family business which began with a desire to provide environmentally-friendly products to help serious and not-so-serious sportsmen and women who want to enjoy their activities without damaging their world. Barnaby Quaddy, founder of Leaping Fish, started the business when, as a rower, he struggled to find a UK-made natural anti-chafing solution to help prevent friction sores and blisters during long distance rowing races and so developed the first product Rowers Rub. ...

Lloyd Langford Expedition Training (G53)

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Mann Broadbent Insurance

mannbroadbent.co.uk/

Mann Broadbent Insurance have been specialists in the leisure sector for over 60 years. We work with governing bodies, clubs, events, coaches, instructors, manufacturers, retailers and individuals who need either commercial or personal insurance. Whether you are a business owner or an individual speak to us about your insurance needs.

Montane (F70)

Pushing the limits of endurance and extreme sports for over 25 years, the British outdoor performance specialist Montane engineers innovative, lightweight, breathable clothing, and equipment for endurance sports and activities in extreme environments. A love of the wilderness and the quest for a journey is what drives Montane. The brand works closely with serious mountain professionals, leading adventurers, and top-performance athletes to be at the forefront of developing clothing range that will withstand the harshest of ...

mounts (C30)

mountsstore.co.uk

mounts – Specializing in outdoor, camping, and adventure needs for babies, toddlers and children. Mounts is built for the outdoors, cold weather, and rugged play. Clothing, apparel, gear and advice. Every Mountain starts as a mount. Get the gear you need to grow your child from a mount into a mountain.

Mustang Survival (E30)

mustangsurvival.ca/

Few companies can match the heritage and experience of Vancouver-based Mustang Survival. With roots dating back to 1967, Mustang Survival has been designing and manufacturing lifesaving solutions for over 50 years. Supported by a full testing facility, the ‘Mustang Waterlife Studio’, Mustang Survival are now bringing their expertise to Europe.

Next Day Solar (J25)

Nomad Trailers (J50)

nomadtrailers.co.uk

Nomad Trailers are manufacturers of bespoke quality camping trailers based in Louth, Lincolnshire. We make trailers for families, couples and adventurers – anyone seeking to create memories.

O'Donnell Moonshine (C2)

odonnellmoonshine.co.uk/

O’Donnell Moonshine is a craft spirits producer based in Manchester, specializing in moonshine. Moonshine is a grain-based alcohol that’s name was coined during the American prohibition when alcohol was distilled by moonlight.

Outdoor Provisions (I45)

outdoorprovisions.co.uk

Outdoor Provisions make energy foods for fresh-air-heads. Our first provision is a range of all natural energy bars with plastic-free, compostable wrappers in flavours that celebrate UK national parks. Each one is plant-based, palm oil free and contains no refined sugars; developed to consume on the move and deliver a balanced release of energy. Dependable, portable and tasty. #letstakethisoutside

Paqualife (D60)

paqualife.co.uk/

Paqualife provide high quality packrafts and accessories to help adventure seekers enjoy the great outdoors without limits. If you love paddling but don’t want the hassle of a heavy, bulky kayak or canoe, then a packraft is for you! Ultralight (2.27-5.95kg), compact and durable; pack in your backpack, unroll, inflate and off you go.

PelliTec (J15)

pellitec.co.uk

PelliTec blister prevention pads stick to the inside of your footwear not your skin. The unique six layer construction of the circular pads moves with your foot to take away the friction which causes blisters. If a blister is already in place the Pellitec pads will cushion the area taking away pain. The top layer of the pad wicks away any moisture helping the blister to heal and reduce the risk of infection.

Pentire Drinks (J44)

pentiredrinks.com/

Plant-based, non-alcoholic spirits crafted for active living. Founded on a love of active coastal living, Pentire distills plants native to our local headlands in Cornwall. • Vegan • 100% Plant based • 2kcal per serving

PGL Travel (E74)

pgl.co.uk

Welcome to a world of adventure with PGL, the UK’s largest provider of residential activity course and holidays for children! Travel as a family on an action-packed break, send your children on our awesome kids-only holiday camps or come and work for us! Find out more about our holidays and working for us at www.pgl.co.uk.

Plas y Brenin - National Outdoor Centre (H30)

pyb.co.uk/

Plas y Brenin, National Outdoor Centre was founded in 1955 and is a world-renowned provider of adventure sports training. Based in Snowdonia, it is focused on encouraging more people to get active in the outdoors, through an extensive programme of courses in rock climbing, hillwalking and mountaineering, kayaking, canoeing, and mountain biking.

Plas y Brenin - National Outdoor Centre (H30)

pyb.co.uk/

Plas y Brenin, National Outdoor Centre was founded in 1955 and is a world-renowned provider of adventure sports training. Based in Snowdonia, it is focused on encouraging more people to get active in the outdoors, through an extensive programme of courses in rock climbing, hillwalking and mountaineering, kayaking, canoeing and mountain biking.

Pulseroll (E60)

pulseroll.com/

Unlike traditional foam rollers, our vibrating foam rollers are able to offer a more comfortable foam rolling experience. Whether you use our vibrating foam roller or our pro product, Pulseroll is able to offer high penetration sore muscle relief, and can be used at different intensity levels thanks to its 4 speeds. It’s a whole new experience, even for those who regularly foam roll. Whether you are looking for a foam roller for sciatica or ...

Ramblers (J19)

ramblers.org.uk

The Ramblers is a charitable organisation which believes that walking can have a positive impact on people’s lives. The Ramblers enable and organise group walks led by walk leaders across Britain. Each year 300,000 people take part in Ramblers organised walks alone.

Red Original (I10)

redoriginal.com/

Ribble Valley Tourism (J41)

RIDGEGEAR Ltd (E15)

ridgegear.com/

Product training, inspections and consultancy services for adventure parks, climbing walls and off-ground activities.

Runderwear (G38)

runderwear.co.uk/

The Runderwear™ story began as a solution to a problem that is the bane of many runner’s lives – chafing. Today, the Runderwear range has grown to include different styles of performance underwear, running bras, socks and base layers. Runderwear remains dedicated to creating chafe-free clothing for all runners, everywhere.

Runderwear (G38)

runderwear.co.uk/

Salewa (D70 & G22)

Salomon (C10)

salomon.com/en-gb

Salomon has been playing in the French alps since 1947. Our passion for outdoor sports, new technologies and craftsmanship has driven us – and still does – to create progressive gear to enable you to freely enjoy and challenge yourself in the great outdoors. Don’t wait any longer. Now, it’s time to play.

Shokz Sport Headphones (I43)

aftershokz.co.uk

Shokz sport headphones bone-conduction headphones use tiny vibrations to deliver sound through your cheekbones directly to your inner ear leaving your middle and outer ears free to hear everything around you. This means you can stay connected to your smartphone, enjoy your music and still hear everything around you including people close by, traffic as well as emergency vehicles and other warning noises; potentially preventing accidents caused by traditional headphones and earbuds that block out ...

Smoc Smoc (I40)

smocsmoc.co.uk

smoc smoc is a small family business. We are all about customer focus, quality, sustainability and being eco aware. Based on the North Wales coast, we offer the only UK made changing robes that use sustainable bamboo fabric and a waterproof, weatherproof outer. We have limited manufacturing production runs to decrease wastage and we buy from local suppliers where possible. Our eco smocs are available in some amazing colour combos and are ideal for use ...

Solo Stove (D30)

eu.solostove.com

We design simple, ingenious outdoor products to help you create good moments that become lasting memories.

Something Good (I20)

somethinggood.co/

Something Good re-think everything we’ve come to expect from dehydrated food. They create delicious, nutritious, plant-based meals from natural ingredients, lightweight and packable for your adventures. Their pouches are recyclable to help you minimise your impact on the environment you’re outside to enjoy.

South Coast Roast (J11)

southcoastroast.co.uk

We roast great coffee, to be enjoyed anywhere. South Coast Roast was born on the south coast, in Bournemouth. We’ve been on the independent coffee scene since 2008. All our coffee is sourced through direct trade, so that we know it is coming directly from small coffee growers around the globe.

South Coast Roast (J11)

southcoastroast.co.uk/

If you’re serious about coffee, then you’ve come to the right place. Here at South Coast Roast, we’re passionate about delicious, high-quality coffee at home. All our beans are sustainably sourced, packaged in carbon-neutral bags, and support small coffee growers around the world. We’re about coffee with a conscience, without compromising on taste.

Sutcliffe & Co. Insurance Consultants (F21)

sutcliffeinsurance.co.uk/

Since 1984, Sutcliffe & Co has been trusted with arranging insurance for many thousands of business and private clients across the UK from our base in Worcester.

Sweets in the Mail (G6)

The Bucket List Company (C65)

thebucketlistcompany.co.uk/

Here at The Bucket List Company, we live and breathe adventure travel. That’s why we’re so passionate about helping as many people as possible tick off their travel bucket lists. From booking your flights to guiding your trek and even letting you pay monthly, we make planning your dream trip simple, so that all you have to do is focus on having the time of your life!

The Bushcraft Company (H2)

The Great Run Company (C36)

The Right Kit (I55)

rightkit.co.uk

The Right Kit – Interchangeable lenses & filters for your mobile phone. Get closer, get wider, get different! Immediate solutions giving instant results. Compatible with single & multi-lens phones, no special case required.

The University of Central Lancashire (J10)

uclan.ac.uk/schools/sport-and-health-sciences

One of the leading outdoor education institutions in the UK. We have an expert team of industry and research-active staff, all with years of experience, and we pride ourselves on creating student centric courses focussed on employability and the skills organisations need. If you a prospective student or partner organisation we’d love to talk to you

The Wave (I54)

thewave.com

The Wave is an inland surfing destination based in Bristol, where anyone and everyone can enjoy perfect waves all year round. At its heart is an unbelievable surfing lake with perfect, consistent waves, set in an incredible green space, where people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities can experience the joy of surfing.

Unmissable England (G1)

unmissableengland.com

Looking for authentic outdoor experiences that connect you with the locals and adventures they know best? Unmissable England has a unique and growing collection of memorable curated guided experiences from Cumbria to Cornwall. Fill your next trip with experiences you’ll never forget.

Urban Body (G36)

urbanbody.co.uk/

Love a long walk with friends? Enjoy running with club mates? Play golf on a weekend? Are you forced to stop because of nagging foot, knee, hip or back pain or tight muscles? Then you’re likely to benefit from the latest foot scanning technology and 3D printer that Urban Body will be showcasing at the Expo. Book your appointment for the most accurate and comfortable Prescription Foot Orthotics in the Midlands. Book now https://...

Utoka (G64)

utoka.co.uk/

Vango (H60 & H50)

vango.co.uk/gb/

Vango products allow everyone to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. Every tent, rucksack, sleeping bag and accessory has been designed by genuine outdoor enthusiasts resulting in gear packed full of experience that epitomises the Vango ethos of reliability, quality, innovation, design and usability. Vango has a long and memorable history in designing and manufacturing outdoor equipment.

VAV WEAR (G54)

vavwear.com

VAV Wear is an outdoor and tactical wear production company with its production facilities in Ankara, we produce outdoor wear, tactical pants and shirts, soft-shell coats, cold climate suits, goose down products etc.

Venture by Pyranha (G30)

venturekayaks.com/

Don’t get us wrong, floating is a vitally important feature for a kayak or canoe, but our aspirations for your adventures in a Venture Canoe or Kayak go a little further than that. Venture is part of the Pyranha family of brands; owned and operated by enthusiasts, building market-leading canoes & kayaks right here in the UK since 1971.

Vibram (E61)

vibrams.co.uk/

Vibram was founded by Vitale Bramani in 1937 when he developed the first ever rubber climbing boot sole and the iconic “Carrarmato” grip pattern. 67 years later in 2004 his grandson, Marco Bramani, started production of Vibram FiveFingers which he developed with designer, inventor and barefoot enthusiast Robert Flirie. Flirie was determined to develop a shoe that felt quite simply like a glove, he said at the time: “We have five toes; when they can move and grasp ...

Visorando (E1)

visorando.co.uk

Visorando is a collaborative multi-tool that helps to FIND AND SHARE WALKS FOR FREE. Going for a walk becomes easier. Find a walk around you and with or without data connection, the mobile app will guide you on the track you have chosen. Using the GPS, you’ll be located in real-time on a map and warned if you’re not on the right path !

WildJac (G70)

wildjac.co.uk/

Based in the heart of the Wyre Forest and nestled above of British oak, silver birch and Douglas fir trees, the history of the forest gave us the inspiration for Wildjac. Evolving Traditional Distilling techniques and embracing state of the art technology we have been able to reduce our carbon foot print and produce truly sustainable, eco-friendly spirits; from a selection of Rum, Vodka, Gin and 0% Natural Botanical Spirit.

Zero waste medals (C40)

wooden-medals.co.uk/

Zero Waste Medals is a family run business offering event medals and trophies made from sustainable materials including wood and Welsh slate. All medals are made in Shropshire by our local team keeping the carbon footprint low. Any unused medals we made can be returned for credit towards a future order and we then recycle/reuse/repurpose them

Zero Waste Medals (C40)

wooden-medals.co.uk/

Zero Waste Medals is a family run business offering event medals and trophies made from sustainable materials including wood and Welsh slate. All medals are made in Shropshire by our local team keeping the carbon footprint low. Any unused medals we made can be returned for credit towards a future order and we then recycle/reuse/repurpose them

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Active Adventure Travel and Touring

Lloyd Langford Expedition TrainingG53
PGL TravelE74
The Bucket List CompanyC65

Active and Adventure Experiences

Burton McCallI50
Honister Slate MineB5
Plas y Brenin - National Outdoor CentreH30
The WaveI54
Unmissable EnglandG1

Alcohol Free Spirits

Pentire DrinksJ44

Backpacks

CraghoppersC20
Decathlon UKF10
LayBakPakC60
SalewaD70 & G22

Blankets/Dry Robes/Ponchos

FroogC34
InventSportsH22
Smoc SmocI40

Bottles and Flasks

Decathlon UKF10

Bushcraft

The Bushcraft CompanyH2

Camper Vans, Caravans, Awnings

Nomad TrailersJ50

Camping / Accessories

Decathlon UKF10
EcoflowE25
UtokaG64

Camping / Furniture

Decathlon UKF10

Camping / Tents

Decathlon UKF10
VangoH60 & H50

Canoes / Kayaks / SUPs

Decathlon UKF10
PaqualifeD60
Red OriginalI10
Venture by PyranhaG30

Charities

Canal River TrustH23
RamblersJ19

Climbing / Safety Gear

RIDGEGEAR LtdE15

Clothing / Active Lifestyle and Leisurewear

Be Your Happy PlaceF31
Black YakI22
Decathlon UKF10
DewerstoneD61
FLANCI ActivewearG50
RunderwearG38

Clothing / Belts, Gloves, Hats, Socks, Underwear

Ciele AthleticsG15
Decathlon UKF10
eGloveF21
FeeetI30
RunderwearG38

Clothing / Outdoor Apparel

CraghoppersC20
Decathlon UKF10
Grangers and GORE-TEXD25
Mustang SurvivalE30
SalewaD70 & G22
SalomonC10

Clothing / Running

Be Your Happy PlaceF31
FLANCI ActivewearG50
RunderwearG38
SalomonC10

Coaching and Training

KingswoodG35
Lloyd Langford Expedition TrainingG53
The University of Central LancashireJ10

Cooking and Eating Outdoors

Cadac UKJ70
Decathlon UKF10
Solo StoveD30
Something GoodI20
South Coast RoastJ11
UtokaG64

Dogs / Cats Nutrition

HundEnergyF25

Food and Drink / Alcohol

Cotswold DrinksG5
WildJacG70

Food and Drink / Confectionary

Chock ShopF5
FlapjackeryJ12
Sweets in the MailG6

Food and Drink / Energy

Kendal Mint COF30
Outdoor ProvisionsI45
South Coast RoastJ11

Footwear / Climbing

Decathlon UKF10
VibramE61

Footwear / Hiking and Walking

CraghoppersC20
Decathlon UKF10
SalewaD70 & G22
SalomonC10
VibramE61

Footwear / Insoles, Orthotics and Foot Health

HealthyStepC54
PelliTecJ15
Urban BodyG36

Footwear / Trail Running

Decathlon UKF10

Headphones

Shokz Sport HeadphonesI43

Kids Outdoors

mountsC30

Lights / Torches

Decathlon UKF10
Exposure LightsC47

Magazines and Online Resources

Mobility and Accessibility

Navigation

CiceroneI50
Harvey MapsC41

Open Water Swimming

Optics / Photography / Binoculars / Scopes

The Right KitI55

Portable / Solar Power Packs

EcoflowE25
Next Day SolarJ25

Prevention and Recovery

HealthyStepC54
Leaping FishG20
PelliTecJ15
PulserollE60
Urban BodyG36

Race Organisers

The Great Run CompanyC36

Sustainable Medals

Zero waste medalsC40

Triathlon

HUUBG52 & G42

Water Sports Accessories

Above BelowG3

Wetsuits

HUUBG52 & G42
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Floorplan

Interactive floorplan coming soon.

Welcome

Welcome to The National Outdoor Expo!

Esther Beal

Esther Beal

Event Director

Hi there,

I am absolutely thrilled to be here at the NEC, along with our partners Ordnance Survey to welcome you to the first ever National Outdoor Expo!

This is the only event where you can be inspired by your adventure hero’s, buy the latest kit and enjoy fab fun activities all under one roof!

Whether your passion is walking, hiking, climbing, running, paddleboarding, canoeing, camping, open water swimming, kayaking or active and adventure travel, it’s all here! And it’s here you can ignite new passions and learn new skills.

We have hundreds of brands across the breadth of outdoor interests for you to explore and take away with you!  If you are looking for something specific, we have a handy product locator to guide you to the right place and I have no doubt there will be products which you never knew you needed but will absolutely want to have!

It’s with the support of our exhibitors that we are able to bring to you this fantastic event so I urge you to visit as many of them as you can to see what’s new and innovative and how you can be supported in your enthusiasm for everything outdoors!

Have you seen our incredible speaker line-up?  Be sure to check the timetable and don’t miss the opportunity to hear from and meet some of the most awe-inspiring legends of the Outdoors such as Ben Fogle, Julia Bradbury and Sir Ranulph Feinnes to name just a few.

Whether you’re a family of keen adventure seekers or an accomplished explorer there really is something for everyone!

So please enjoy your time at the expo and look out for our exciting announcement for what to expect in 2023 at the end of day 2!

Thank you so much for being a part of this with us and we welcome any feedback as we strive to make The National Outdoor Expo, a must attend event in your diary for years to come!

I would just like to close by saying a huge thank you to our exhibitors and supporters.  As an industry, the outdoors market has fought its way through Brexit, the Covid-19 Pandemic and as a result, have faced astronomic issues in the supply chain, causing stock shortages across the board.  As organisers, we really are so grateful for the support of the fantastic brands who are working with us this year and as the situation improves, we look forward to welcoming even more to the expo in 2023.

Yours Faithfully

Schedule

Saturday

Inspiration Stage

Outdoor Skills Theatre

Sunday

Inspiration Stage

Outdoor Skills Theatre

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Grangers and GORE-TEX

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Grangers and GORE-TEX

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Grangers and GORE-TEX Products believe that nothing should stop your outdoor adventure, and especially not the weather. Join them both at stand C32 to learn all about GORE-TEX Products different technologies, and how to care for them all with Grangers. Grangers easy-to-use aftercare products will be 50% off at the show and the team will be on hand to offer expert care advice. Why not pop by and learn how to look after your GORE-TEX Products so that it lasts and performs like-new for years to come. #withgrangersyoucan #provenformore

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Win a fabulous prize with Whereabouts

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Sports Tours International

Exhibitor (H82)

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Free gift with any new subscription

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Country Walking

Exhibitor

Take out a print or digital membership to Country Walking, Trail Running or Trail magazine this weekend and receive a fantastic FREE gift! Choose from a SILVA Scout XT Headlamp, a Deuter Walk 16 Bag or an Optimus Crux Lite Stove (all are subject to availability, while stocks last). Trail Running membership (6 issues per year) starts from just £16.50 (digital) and £28.50 (print). Country Walking and Trail memberships (13 issues per year) start from just £28.50 (digital) and £44.50 (print).

Find us on Stand A60!

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Outdoor Swimmer is made for swimmers by outdoor swimmers.

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Outdoor Swimmer

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Dive into a world of outdoor swimming with training plans, news, features and wild swimming spots each month. Join the Outdoor Swimmer Family today by signing up to a print subscription and save £5.95 by paying only £11.90 for the first 3 months.

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The Bushcraft Show 2022 - HUGE 25% Early bird Discount Offer!

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Bushcraft Magazine

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The Bushcraft Show 2022 – Save 25% with Early Bird code earlybird2022

29th – 31st July

3 nights in the woods, under the stars with good friends a the beautiful Stanford Hall, Lutterworth. Take your skills further with guest speakers including Ed Stafford and Laura Bingham, Master classes, Demonstrations in leathercraft, blacksmithing, fire lighting, water based activities and much, much more. Outdoors traders and exhibitors, a wonderful array of activities for the kids and dogs are most welcome.

https://thebushcraftshow.co.uk/

Bushcraft Magazine
The world’s longest running magazine dedicated to bushcraft and outdoor skills. Britain based, but with global reach and ambition. We attract the most prestigious writers in the field and put together a print magazine that is interesting, informative, and will make you want to get outside!

https://bushcraftmagazine.com/

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