10-12 May 2024

The Baby Show with Lidl GB NEC Birmingham

Save money on 100’s baby products and get expert mother and baby advice from our speakers for free.

  • 1,000’s of baby products all under one roof: the very best product guidance and demonstrations, compare all the top brands and amazing show-only deals.
  • Complimentary expert baby & parenting presentations throughout the show: from 'learning the basics of how to care for your newborn' to 'baby first aid' and more, our free talks from a wide range of expert speakers throughout the weekend will offer you huge value to your Baby Show experience.

BOOK TICKETS FOR NEC BIRMINGHAM, 10-13 MAY 2024!

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Exclusive Show Offers

The Baby Show is the place to get the very latest product offers and deals from the UK's top baby brands, see some some of the exclusive show offers added by our exhibitors:

 

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WHAT'S ON AT NEC BIRMINGHAM

Everything for your bump,
baby and you!

In addition to 1,000's products and the amazing 'show offers', visitors also have the opportunity to get free advice from the UK's leading baby and parenting experts, as well as trying out the latest prams on the buggy testing track, and much more.


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Brand Highlights

Top brands attending
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Exhibitors will vary from boutiques, and online stores to those not on the high street and included well-known brands such as Maxi-Cosi, Cybex, MAM, Tommee Tippee, BabyBjörn, Mamas & Papas, and many more.


 

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Updates & Support

Latest Show Updates

Updates on the latest for NEC Birmingham and helpful baby information and advice from our exhibitors, speakers and the Baby Show team.

 

 

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LIVE TALKS STAGE 2023

Free Baby & Parenting Advice

See the lineup of the UK's leading parenting and baby experts who spoke at the show in 2023

 

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10:30
  1. 30 mins
    Learn how to recognise and treat a choking baby or child. How to recognise and treat a febrile seizure. How to avoid accidents in the home
11:00
  1. 45 mins
    Learn the basics of how to care for your newborn: • Skin to Skin – properties of baby skin and why it needs extra care. • Baby Biome – how to protect your baby’s invisible protective shield – the skin ...
11:45
  1. 45 mins
    Sarah Patel is the founder of Teach To Sleep, a mum of two little ones (18 months apart), and a fully qualified baby and toddler sleep consultant. Sarah has worked in education for over 15 years as a ...
12:30
  1. 45 mins
    You are about to embark on something exciting and beautiful but completely life-altering, so what do you need to do to get the most out of it and make it as smooth as possible? Let’s talk about it! 
13:15
  1. 45 mins
    A practical guide to breastfeeding. Discover the benefits of breastfeeding and how to get off to the best start, including: • Why breastfeeding benefits you and your baby. • Magical microbes and more: ...
14:00
  1. 45 mins
    Learn how to recognise and treat a choking baby or child. How to recognise and treat a febrile seizure. How to avoid accidents in the home
14:45
  1. 45 mins
    Infant researcher Dr. Robert Titzer will talk briefly about the benefits of providing better language environments for infants and toddlers. Most of his presentation will be focused on giving parents ...
10:00
  1. 30 mins
    Learn how to recognise and treat a choking baby or child. How to recognise and treat a febrile seizure. How to avoid accidents in the home
10:30
  1. 30 mins
    Learn the basics of how to care for your newborn: • Skin to Skin – properties of baby skin and why it needs extra care. • Baby Biome – how to protect your baby’s invisible protective shield – the skin ...
11:00
  1. 45 mins
    How to Meet your Breastfeeding Goals covers everything you need to know to feel prepared to breastfeed on your own terms, for as long as you choose. From getting off to a golden start, to returning to ...
11:45
  1. 45 mins
    Start your food journey with the UK’s no. 1 children’s cookery author Annabel Karmel! Learn about food and nutrition whilst eating for two during pregnancy as well as all things weaning; from when and ...
12:30
  1. 45 mins
    TV favourites Ollie and Gareth Locke-Locke will be joining us on the Live Talks Stage. The proud dads-to-be, who are expecting twins this summer, will be in conversation with our presenter Lucy Piper, ...
13:15
  1. 45 mins
    ● Navigating sleep routines for all the family ● Optimum sleep environments and tips to help aid a better night’s sleep for your baby (and you!)
14:45
  1. 45 mins
    Practical advice and information on how to prepare for birth, including: • Making a birth plan • Perineal massage from 34 weeks • The stages of labour including early-labour (the latent phase) and whe ...
15:30
  1. 45 mins
    Infant researcher Dr Robert Titzer will talk briefly about the benefits of providing better language environments for infants and toddlers. Most of his presentation will be focused on giving parents p ...
10:30
  1. 30 mins
    Learn how to recognise and treat a choking baby or child. How to recognise and treat a febrile seizure. How to avoid accidents in the home
11:00
  1. 45 mins
    Learn the basics of how to care for your newborn: • Skin to Skin – properties of baby skin and why it needs extra care. • Baby Biome – how to protect your baby’s invisible protective shield – the skin ...
11:45
  1. 45 mins
    Join Midwife Zoe whilst she talks about all things feeding in the early days with your newborn. She will cover how to get feeding off to the right start, offer tips and advice on breast and bottle fee ...
13:15
  1. 45 mins
    Easy and empowering sleep solutions • About me • Empowering you • Finding your rhythm • Tools for your toolbox • My top actionable sleep tips • Q&A Rosey Davidson will be signing copies of her new boo ...
14:00
  1. 45 mins
    Having a new baby is joyful, exciting and scary in equal measures and, although we have read all the books, the reality is quite different. In this talk we will explore how our baby is highly evolved ...
14:45
  1. 45 mins
    Learn how to recognise and treat a choking baby or child. How to recognise and treat a febrile seizure. How to avoid accidents in the home.
15:30
  1. 30 mins

    Infant researcher Dr Robert Titzer will talk briefly about the benefits of providing better language environments for infants and toddlers. Most of his presentation will be focused on giving parents practical tips that have been shown to help babies learn additional language skills. This is important because recent research shows that the early language environment has lasting effects on later language abilities and later reading scores. In addition, research from Stanford University found that babies who are in better language environments in the first 18 months think at faster speeds than babies who are in less stimulating language environments.


 

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Frequently asked questions

General Questions

 

Q. When is The Baby Show NEC 2024?

A. The Baby Show NEC takes place from 10-12 May 2024.

 


 

 

Q. What are the opening times of The Baby Show NEC 2024.

A. Opening times are as follows:

  • Friday 10th May: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 11th May: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sunday 12th May: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

 


 

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

A. Yes, The Baby Show takes place 4 times a year. The next event in 2024: 25-27 October 2024 at Olympia London, and 2024: 1-3 March 2024 at ExCeL London, 7-9 June 2024 at Manchester Central.

 


 

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 Queries

 

Q. Are tickets on sale?

 

A. Tickets are now on sale. Get tickets here

You can also sign-up for show e-updates and receive exclusive promotional offers.

 


 

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

A. Our online box office will be available for you 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. Please book your tickets 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 See Tickets, our ticketing agent. They can be contacted using their Customer Service Portal.

Click here for the Customer Service Portal

 


 

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 purchase a carer ticket. Proof of disability is requested at the point of booking in order to obtain this ticket, so please have this available to upload. 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 See Tickets, our ticketing agent for more information. They can be contacted through their Customer Service Portal

 

Accessibility

 

Q. Is there easy access for my stroller?

A. Yes, there are ramps by stairs and lifts are located and signposted on the Atrium and Piazza concourses and by all the escalators. For more information about accessibility at the NEC visit the NEC website.

NEC website

 


 

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 NEC staff who will be happy to help.

 


 

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

A. Yes, the Live Talks Stage has a hearing loop facility.

 


 

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

A. There will be a BSL interpreter on the Live Talks Stage on Saturday 11th May. 

 


 

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

A. Disabled parking is located under Hall 5.  For more information about disabled parking and to book parking please visit the NEC website. 

Book through NEC here

 


 

Q. Can I rent a wheelchair at the venue?

A:  NEC Birmingham has various wheelchairs and scooters available for hire from their mobility centre, situated between Hall 4 and 5 (next to Londis). These can be pre-booked by emailing info@necgroup.co.uk and a member of the team will get in contact to take the booking.

Wheelchairs are FOC for blue badge holders and £5 per day for all other visitors.

Scooters are £15 per day

There will be wheelchairs and scooters available on the day for anyone who hasn’t pre-booked.

NEC website

 

Travel & The Venue

 

Q. What is the best way to get to NEC?

A. There are several options available to get to NEC Birmingham, whether you're travelling by car, train, bus, or coach, you can find more info on routes here

 


 

Q. What is the postcode for the NEC?

A. The postcode for the NEC is B40 1NT.

 


 

Q. Which is the nearest train station?

A. Birmingham International directly serves the NEC, you don’t even need to brave the elements with a walkway linking to the exhibition halls.

 


 

Q. How much is parking?

A. Parking at the venue is operated and managed by the venue, NEC Birmingham (not the Organisers) - East car parks are the closest to the show.  Visit their website for more information and to pre-book your space. 

Pre-pay advance: £13.95 - Save £5 off the standard on-the-day rate when you book before the day of your visit.
On-the-day parking: £18.95
Visitor Express: £26.95
Exhibitor Advantage: £36.95
Minibuses: £23.95
Coaches: £31.95

NEC website

 


 

Q. Will there be a cloakroom at the event?

A. Yes, there is a cloakroom at the event.
Charges apply:
£2 per coat or umbrella
£3 per bag or luggage

 


 

Q. Where can I eat and drink?

A. There are numerous facilities on-site to cater for all needs and dietary requirements. See here.

 

Safety & Security

 

Q. What measures are being put in place to run the show in line with government guidelines against COVID?

A. Book with confidence to The Baby Show, knowing that the safety and wellbeing of our visitors, exhibitors and staff are of the utmost importance to us.

Although we do recommend taking a lateral flow test before your arrival to ensure the safety of yourself and others, you will NOT need to show proof of vaccination or a negative lateral flow text upon entry.

What to expect when visiting The Baby Show Live:

  • Upon arrival, our front of house team will be available to answer any questions you may have 
  • We encourage you to wear a face-covering if you feel more comfortable doing so.  
  • There will be hand sanitiser points available around the building.  
  • If you have questions about any of this information please contact us by email at enquiries@thebabyshow.co.uk 

 


 

Q. Is proof of COVID status required to gain entry?

A. In line with the latest government guidelines COVID status verification is no longer a requirement for entry into the Baby Show NEC 2024.

 


 

Q. Am I required to wear a face mask at The Baby Show?

A. This is currently a personal preference, however, this may be subject to change.

 

SELECT A DIFFERENT SHOW LOCATION

Our Other Baby Shows

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

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Olympia London

20-22 October 2023

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We are back in London at Olympia London from 25-27 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.

Olympia London
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ExCeL London

1-3 March 2024

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Our first show of 2023 is at ExCeL London in early spring 1-3 March 2024.

ExCeL London is an exhibition centre, event space, and conference 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.

ExCeL London
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Manchester Central

7-9 June 2024

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Brand new show! We are excited to be back for 2nd year at Manchester Central in June 2024!

Manchester Central is a cutting-edge convention centre located within central Manchester with great access to public transport, close to Manchester Piccadilly station, and plenty of adjacent available parking.

Manchester Central

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