6-8 June 2025

The Baby Show with Lidl GB Manchester Central

• UK's largest shopping destination with 250+ brands for all things mother and baby

• Compare, try and buy products including buggies, car seats, nursery furniture, carriers, clothing, feeding equipment, baby monitors and more.

• Best product savings guaranteed

• Free talks from UK's top baby experts

• Save those £££. Shop exclusive show offers




Everything for your bump,
baby and you!

Whilst products are one of the main reasons to visit the Baby Show, from our speaker stage you also have the opportunity to get advice from some of the UK's leading baby and parenting experts. See some of the amazing features that came to The Baby Show with Lidl GB at Manchester 7-9 June 2024*:

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Brand Highlights

Top brands that attending
Manchester Central

Over 250 brands will be on show, from the UKs top names to small boutiques, those not on the high street to online stores. See some of the brands that exhibited:


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Exclusive Product Offers

Shop Savvy with our
show offers

The Baby Show with Lidl GB is a great place to get the very latest baby product deals and offers from the UK's best brands. To give you a taster, see some example offers from our previous shows.

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Our Other Baby Shows

The Baby Show with Lidl GB takes place four times a year, in addition to Manchester Central you can also find us at Olympia London, NEC Birmingham and ExCeL London.

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Olympia London

25-27 October 2024

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We are back in London at Olympia London from 27-27 October 2024.

Olympia London is an exhibition centre, event space and conference centre in West Kensington, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, London; with excellent access via public transport via train, tube & bus. Driving is possible with available parking.

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Olympia London
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ExCeL London

7-9 March 2025

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The first show of the year is at ExCeL London in early spring 7-9 March 2025.

ExCeL London is an exhibition centre in the Royal Docks area of Newham, East London; with excellent access via public transport via DLR & bus. Driving is possible with plenty of available parking.

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ExCeL London
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NEC Birmingham

09-11 May 2025

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The Baby Show is in Birmingham at the NEC next year 09-11 May 2024.

The NEC (National Exhibition Centre) is an exhibition centre located in Marston Green, Solihull, West Midlands, just near junction 6 of the M42 motorway and Birmingham International railway station. 

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Updates & Support

Latest Show Updates
and community

Updates on the latest news for Manchester Central and helpful baby information and advice from our exhibitors, speakers and the Baby Show team.


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Frequently asked questions

General Questions


Q. When is The Baby Show Manchester 2025?

A. The Baby Show with Lidl GB at Manchester Central will take place from 6-8 June 2025.



Q. Are there any other The Baby Shows in other locations?

A. Yes, The Baby Show takes place 4 times a year. The next events are 25-27 October at Olympia London, 7-9 March 2025 at ExCeL London and 09-11 May 2025 at NEC Birmingham.



Q. What are the opening times of The Baby Show Manchester 2025?

A. Opening times are as follows:

  • Friday 7th June 10:00 am - 4:00 pm*
  • Saturday 8th June 10:00 am - 4:30 pm*
  • Sunday 9th June 10:00 am - 4:30 pm*

*Correct at the time of publishing


Q. Can children attend the event?

A. Yes, we welcome all the family to the event. Children 0-14 years can attend the show for free. They will still require a ticket for entry. If you have forgotten to book a child's ticket, these can be obtained upon arrival.



Q. How can I contact the event organisers?

A. Please email enquiries@thebabyshow.co.uk or visit our contact us page.


Ticket & Booking Questions


Q. Are tickets on sale?

A. Tickets are not on sale. However,  if you sign up to The Baby Show e-updates, you will receive the best offer. 

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Q. Can I buy tickets on-the-door?

A. Our online box office will be available to purchase your ticket on the morning you decide to come. 



Q. Can I buy tickets over the phone?

A. It is no longer possible to purchase tickets over the phone, these will need to be purchased online.



Q. I’m having trouble booking tickets or I need to change my ticket to a different day. Who should I contact?

A. For any questions regarding your ticket purchase, either during booking or afterwards please contact our ticketing agent. They can be contacted using their Customer Service Portal.

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Q. I have brought an E-ticket. Do I need to bring a printout or show it on my smartphone?

A. We encourage you to show your ticket on your smartphone. Please only bring a printout of our e-ticket if you do not have a smartphone. 



Q. Can I get a free ticket for my carer?

A. Yes!

If the person you are attending with has a disability that restricts their ability to attend on their own and to the extent where extra support is required. You can buy your tickets as normal through our ticket portal, and proof of disability must be provided in order to receive a free carer ticket. A carer ticket must be accompanied by a paying visitor.



Q. Can I exchange or refund my tickets?

A. Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged, transferred, or resold for commercial gain. Please contact our ticketing agent for more information. They can be contacted using their Customer Service Portal.

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Accessibility Questions


Q. Is there easy access for my stroller?

A. Yes, there is a lift at the main entrance, or alternatively step-free access around the corner.



Q. Where are the wheelchair-accessible toilets located?

A. We have accessible toilets in each of the main event spaces across the venue. These facilities include emergency pull cords.

To access the toilets, you will need a Radar Key, which can be collected from the concierge desks. 



Q. How can I get assistance during my visit?

A. If you have any queries or need assistance during your visit, please contact any member of the Manchester Central staff who will be happy to help.



Q. Does the Live Talks Stage have a hearing loop facility?

A. Yes, there is a hearing loop facility.



Q. Will there be a BSL interpreter on the Live Talks Stage?

A. To be confirmed.



Q. What parking facilities are available for Blue Badge holders?

A. There are a limited number of disabled parking bays available in the venue NCP car park for blue badge holders. These are allocated on a first come first serve basis, however it is best to pre-book a space online in advance.




Q. Can I rent a wheelchair at the venue?

A: Manchester Central has some self-propelled wheelchairs available for use within the venue.

To enquire, contact the First Aid department on +44 (0)161 834 2700 ext. 2211 or email Manchester Central. Bookings should be made in advance as availability cannot be guaranteed otherwise.


Travel & The Venue Questions


Q. What is the best way to get to Manchester Central?

A. Manchester Central is in the heart of Manchester, and easy to reach via Manchester’s extensive multi-modal transport network. Full details can be found here or on our Plan Your Visit to Manchester Central page.



Q. What is the postcode for Manchester Central?

A. The postcode for Manchester Central is M2 3GX.



Q. Which is the nearest train station?

A. Manchester Central is a 20-minute walk from Piccadilly Station or just five minutes by taxi. Alternatively, catch a connecting train to Oxford Road Station - just five minutes from Manchester Central on foot.



Q. How much is parking?

A. There is an NCP (National Car Park) directly below Manchester Central that is open 24 hours a day all year round. See the NCP website for parking options and costs:


We have a discount code for visitor parking during the event. This will allow discounted parking of 25% off the roll-up tariff. The code will need to be inputted into the Payment machine inside the car park when exiting. The price will be lowered by 25% and payment is by card only.

Code: BABY24 (Valid for on the day payments only, not pre-booking)

For more parking information, such as the number of disabled parking bays and electric charging points, please see Plan Your Visit to Manchester Central.

parking map



Q. Will there be a cloakroom at the event?

A. To be confirmed.



Q. Is there a first aid room at the venue?

A. Yes, there will be a first aid room at the event. 


Q. Where can I eat and drink?

A. There are numerous facilities on-site to cater for all needs and dietary requirements as detailed on our Family Friendly Facilities page, and the Manchester Central Restaurants and Bars page.


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