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 1 March and Sunday 19 March 2023.
You can book your tickets through See Tickets. The box office is yet to open for the 2023 show.
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?
We’ve partnered with EventBeds by NuBreed Hotels to offer exclusive deals at localised hotels with savings of up to 30%. Please visit the EventBeds VIP Concierge link here.
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]