To find out the easiest way to get to the Show, please see
the TRAVEL INFORMATION page.
Visitors displaying a valid blue badge
(disabled parking) can park free of charge in all City Council
surface car parks and on-street parking bays. For people with
disabilities there is parking around the city centre and close to
the Show entrance. Look out for the road signs for directions as
you get closer to the Show.
Southampton has a Shopmobility service which operates from
Castle Way, which can provide electric and manually operated
wheelchairs and scooters. There is a small charge for this service,
however with every customer there will be a free car parking space
available at their offices, which are in close proximity to
For further information tel +44 (0) 23 8063 1263 or email
Alternatively hire a wheelchair at the Show; just ask a cashier at
the main entrance for details. The wheelchairs must be returned to
the cashiers at the main entrance upon exiting the Show.
Attendants cannot be provided on site, but one companion is
admitted free of charge per disabled person (should the disability
necessitate a Carer).
All areas of the show are accessible to disabled visitors and
accessible toilets are located in every area of the show.
Disabled visitors should use the main entrance for access to the
Access to the Marina
Access to the Marina
is controlled for safety reasons. Pushchairs and prams are not
permitted on the Marina. Please use the Pushchair /Pram Park at the
Babycare Unit, nearby the Marina Entrance. Visitors in wheelchairs,
or with assistance dogs, may experience delays in getting onto
the Marina during busy periods, especially at weekends.
Babies can be carried onto the Marina, although the organisers
recommend visitors use an appropriate baby-carrying device.
Security at the Marina entrance will advise.
There are free babycare
facilities at the Show, located in Mayflower Park, adjacent to
Cash and Banking
Cash and banking facilities are provided by Thomas Cook; located on
stand B054, in the Holiday Inn area.
Care of Children
Don’t forget to obtain a
children's wristband from security. This helps us reunite children
quickly with their parents if they become lost. We follow a strict
lost child policy. Please encourage young children to only speak to
Security Personnel or a Show Information Host - they will be able
to help. Please ensure older children experiencing the Show on
their own or with friends know where to meet parents and how to
contact them at a set time at the end of the day.
The event is not suitable and has no
facilities for dogs or any other animals. No animals, except
assistance dogs, will be admitted.
There are no cloakroom or left luggage facilities at the
Medical facilities are located in Mayflower Park, by
The designated Meeting Point
is under the entrance canopy of the Holiday Inn Hotel.
The Police request that visitors must use the Pelican Crossing when
crossing West Quay Road between Gate A and Gate C.
Pram and Wheelchair Access
Our Bridge Avoidance Wristbands will help you avoid the temporary
bridges that expand over the two main roads and divide the
Show into different areas. Please request the Bridge Avoidance
Wristband from security staff at each relevant Gate, i.e.
Gate A to access Gate C, Gate H to access Gate E and
vice versa for your return journey.
Smoking is not permitted in any halls or marquee structures.