Britain's BIGGEST Toy Fair
There is an amazing variety of collectables to be found amongst the stalls at the NEC Toy Collectors Fair.
Visitors to the show can expect to find tables full of diecast models by Corgi, Dinky, Spot On, Tekno, Lledo, EFE, Sunstar, Norev and Miniichamps. Model railways in 0, 00 and N gauges by Hornby, Bachmann, ACE, Bassett-Lowke, Lima, Trix, Tri-ang, Mainline, Jouef and Fleischmann. Elsewhere at the show there are tables full of dolls, teddy bears, James Bond, Star Wars, Dr. Who and many other sci-fi, TV and film related collectables, Scalextric, tinplate toys, kits, Lego, Dragon Dolls, display cases, Disneyana, games and much, much more.
All the UK's leading specialist dealers
The fair sees exhibitors travelling from all over the UK as well as France, Holland and Belgium. A small selection of the dealers who attend includes A & C Models, Aces High, Anglo Dutch Model Trucks, Asam Models, ATM Collectables, Collectors Toyshop of Cork, Dalesman Diecasts, D & H Scale Models, DHMI, Digby's, DMB Models, GT Models, Loughborough Model Centre, Mercator Trading, Mersey Collectables, Midland Model Raceways, Modellers Loft, Peter's Antique Toys, Penketh Model Rail Centre, P&S Model, RM Toys, Retro Collectables, Rhondda Diecast, Showcases Online, Stretton Models, Swansea Model Centre, Tarrant's Toy Soldiers, Tiger Hobbies, Toydreams, The Toy Emporium and TV & Film Memorabilia.
Teddy Bear and Doll section at each NEC Toy Collectors Fair
Collectors of dolls and teddy bears can enjoy an special section of the fair devoted especially to their hobby. Specialist exhibitors, collectors and bear artists from all over the UK are at each fair with a huge range of collectable dolls and teddy bears as well as their associated parts, kits, clothing and accessories. Apple Pie House, Barbara-Ann Bears, Be Joyful Bears, Haven Bears, Hazel's Dolls, Kingswear Bears, Teddy Bears Home and The Toy Emporium are just some of the doll and teddy specialists who regularly take stalls at the NEC Toy Collectors Fair.
FREE expert valuations of your toys and models
Specialist Toy and Train Auctioneers Vectis Auctions are at each NEC Toy Fair and are keen to hear about your old collectables. If you have any items you would like to know more about, or are thinking of selling, then bring them (or photos of them) along to the fair. Expert toy valuers from Vectis Auctions can value and assess them for you for free.
The NEC is the perfect venue for Britain's largest toy fair as it has huge car parks, excellent motorway connections and copes with large numbers of visitors to it's various events year after year. The fair takes place in Hall 18, a huge, well-lit exhibition space located within the modern atrium area of the NEC.
Each event features FREE parking for all Toy Fair visitors in the NEC car parks.
Parking and Unloading for exhibitors is very straightforward as Hall 18 has it's own dedicated exhibitor parking and unloading area.
Refreshments serving snacks, hot meals and drinks as well as a licensed bar are open throughout the day in the Food Court area which is located within the same hall as the fair.
There are ATM cash machines located opposite the public entrance.
Nearby Hotels for visitors to the NEC -
The Hilton Birmingham Metropole is only a one minute walk from the NEC. This 4 star rated hotel has excellent facilities including an on-site fitness centre and three restaurants. The Telephone number for the Hilton Birmingham Metropole is
0121 780 4242
From outside the UK dial 0044 121 780 4242
The hotel website can be found at hilton.co.uk/birminghammet
The Holiday Inn Express Birmingham NEC is located on the NEC site. A shuttle operates to and from Birmingham International Station, from where you can walk to the NEC or catch the free monorail to Birmingham International Airport. Rooms start from £34 including breakfast and VAT.
The Telephone number for the Holiday Inn Express NEC is 0121 782 3222
From outside the UK dial 0044 121 782 3222
The hotel website can be found from www.hiexpressbirminghamnec.co.uk
The Novotel Birmingham Airport Hotel is just a five minute walk from the NEC. Quote "Potters Fair Rates" when booking for a special rate of £69 bed and breakfast for single, double or twin occupancy.
The telephone number for The Novotel Birmingham Airport is 0121 782 41 11
From outside the UK dial 0044 121 782 41 11.
The hotel website can be found at www.novotel.com
The Arden Hotel is a 216 room 3 star hotel with it's own leisure complex. The hotel is only 1/3 mile from the NEC.
The Telephone number for the Arden Hotel is 01675 443 221
From outside the UK dial 0044 1675 443 221
The hotels website can be found at www.ardenhotel.co.uk
The Crowne Plaza Birmingham NEC is a 4 star rated property on the NEC site and is just 5 minutes walk around the Pendigo Lake to the main halls. It offer a free shuttle bus service to and from Birmingham International train station and airport and has ample complimentary on-site car parking. Rooms start at just £69 bed and breakfast including VAT.
The Telephone number for the Crowne Plaza Birmingham NEC is 0871 9429160
From outside the UK dial 0044 871 9429160
The hotel website can be found here
600 Stalls of Collectable Toys, Trains and Models