I have not received my tickets 

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What are the opening times for the show? 

The gates will be open from 9:30am for access into the Watersports, Dinghy and Classic & Day Boat Zones. The bridge to Mayflower Park will be open from 10am every day. Opening times can be found here. 

How do I get to the Show? 

There are several ways to get to Southampton, see the Travel Information page to find the best method for you. 

Is there somewhere I can leave my luggage? 

Unfortunately, there are no facilities to leave luggage, we apologise for any inconvenience. 

Can I return back into the Show on the same day if I go out? 

Due to ticket handling, there is a no return policy for the Southampton International Boat Show. 

Can I bring my dog to the show?

Yes, however they must be kept on a lead at all times. Please note that if you have a dog with you, access to the marina will not be permitted during busy periods and dogs will not be allowed on boats. Dog points will be situated throughout the show with complimentary water, waste disposal and biodegradable poo bags. 

What shoes should I wear?

You can wear any shoes you would like, but we recommend comfortable shoes (deck shoes if you have them are ideal). 

Do children go free to the show?

Yes, children aged 15 and under are allowed to attend for free. A maximum of two children can be admitted free of charge with each adult ticket holder.  Book a ticket or visit our terms and conditions page to find out more about entry. 

Can I book any of the ‘Have a go’ activities in advance?

All of our ‘Have a go’ activities work on a first come first served basis, so booking in advance in not available. Please ensure you get to the Show early to avoid disappointment. All on water activities are subject to availability on the day and appropriate weather conditions. 

Can you pre-book car parking?

Car parking cannot be pre-booked through us, to find out prices and options available please take a look here

 Is there Park and Ride?

We no longer operate Park and Ride, however there is plenty of parking located close to the show. Please take a look at our  Travel Information for more parking information. 

Is there disabled access at the show? 

Yes, to find out more information take a look at the Accessibility page here

Is there disabled parking? 

Yes, there are a number of parking spaces available in all City Council surface car parks for visitors displaying a valid blue badge (disabled parking). Find out more by taking a look at the Accessibility page. If you cannot find the answer to your question on the page, please contact us. 

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