Is access to the Ricoh Arena easy via car or taxi?

You can access the Ricoh Arena site by car, taxi, train or on foot. You can find out more about travelling to the Ricoh Arena here.

Is there access via train?

Yes, there is now an operational train which can be accessed from the major train stations. Please go to the Ricoh Arena’s travel page for more information.

Can I bring my children to the show?

The organisers would prefer that children under the age of 16 do not attend this trade exhibition. However, we request that any children under 16 who do attend are with with a responsible adult. Children will not be permitted to run around within the Ricoh Arena exhibition halls in order to prevent accident or injury.

Can I bring my dog?

Only guide dogs are allowed at The BBSA Show 2018. If you have a specific query, please contact us.

Where can I get something to eat?

There will be two cafes within the exhibition halls at the BBSA Show selling a variety of hot and cold food and refreshments. There also are restaurants and cafes in the main concourse at the Ricoh Arena, close to the exhibition halls.

What does parking cost?

Parking costs vary at the Ricoh Arena, but you should allow for all day parking to be around £7 for one car. There are options to park off-site and walk in. Please see details on the Ricoh Arena website here.

Are there any hidden costs?

No, the show is absolutely free apart from your travel and/or accommodation.

Are there facilities for disabled people?

There is access to the Ricoh Arena for people with disabilities and there are general disabled facilities available. If in doubt or if you have a specific question, you should contact staff at the Ricoh Arena direct on 0844 873 6500.

Within the exhibition halls, all exhibitors are required to provide ramps for wheelchairs on their stands (if they are raised) and there are disabled toilets available.

What time can I arrive?

The show opens at 9:30 on Sunday 21, Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 of October 2018. A tannoy announcement will be made when the show is about to close.

Is there somewhere I can leave bags and luggage?

Yes, the Ricoh Arena will provide a free, manned cloakroom where you can leave your belongings. However, we recommend that any personal belongings of value are kept with you at all times.

What do I do if I've registered to attend and I can no longer come?

Don’t worry – you can come on another day as your ticket is for any day during the exhibition. We hope you’ll be able to make it!