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Address: Bickenhill Parkway, Birmingham B40 1QA, England
Phone Number: +44 121 780 4141
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Xmas Party World

This was a fun night. Hall was nicely decorated and had a lovely feel to it. Lots of entertainment but some of it you had to pay for extra to the tickets, which we were not told... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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324 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Since 1974 the NEC has provided the area with some of the greatest shows and even given the creation of other exhibition centres the team know what they are about and the management is pretty good from a professional point of view as well as the casual visitor

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Wicklow, Ireland
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

So easy to get to, with the free shuttle from the airport. Lots of room. Brilliant exhibition. Really well located.

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Thank Miriam P
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We attended the clothes show and it was absolutely nothing like it had been advertised online. It took 3 emails, numerous social media messages and a phone call to even get someone to reply to our complaints! I recommend you don't waste your money on this low rent, cheap, money trap. Below is an email sent about of our expedience... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Venue is lovely but the cruise show was terrible. Waste of time and money. Would not come back to it but would return to venue again for a different show or event.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommended would visit again. Excellent centre great parking great location. Shame show is moving to Liverpool

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Swansea
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44 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited this venue numerous times before with various exhibitions. The actual venue itself is great, as it has some great transport links, variety of size halls to choose from, and a great over all venue. However there are some stuff which really gripes me: - The parking is absolutely extortionate. To be charged £12 per day to visit... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely rubbish Nothing there, the halls look outdated Carpet from the 1980's motorshow Over priced car parking More stalls at a Sunday market Hopefully Liverpool will revive this event Today was very very poor

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UK
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137 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a fun night. Hall was nicely decorated and had a lovely feel to it. Lots of entertainment but some of it you had to pay for extra to the tickets, which we were not told about up front - dodgems, Waltzers etc. The food was hot and tasty but you had to wait approx 45 mins between courses.... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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243 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great show with lots to see and do. Be aware if you need to draw cash out of the cash machines there is a charge. The show is well worth attending. Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood did several demos as did other well known celebrity chefs/cooks. Also lots to purchase at the various shops and stalls. Great time!

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Bury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my 13 year old daughter for a pre Christmas treat. Have been before many years ago. NEC venue was OK but £12 is over the top to pay for parking. The clothes show was loved by my daughter but a big disappointment for me. The number of stalls has reduced and choice and quality poor. Bought some of the... More 

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