NEC Oct '15 and pets

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  1. Lynd57

    Lynd57 Read Only Funster

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    Hello we have just bought our first motorhome and plan to go to the NEC Show mid October. This will be midway from the start of our first 'Tour' and we will have our little dog with us. I've tried to speak to someone in NEC parking to try and get a closer parking spot but they're not interested and just say no pets allowed. We plan to get a CC pitch at the show but don't want to be miles away from the MH so we can pop back and forth. Has anyone else had similar experience and can offer advice. Thanks
     
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    @Lynd57 If you stay at the on site C C temp site you won't necessarily be that close. You are allowed to come and go from the show as much as you like and the lugger buses (which are free) run constantly. We often have dogs with us if in the van as they can be quite comfortable but we do go back at lunchtime to let them out.
    Unless you are a disabled badge holder you cannot guarantee how close you will be as some of the carparks are a bit of a hike - hence the free buses.
    Food very expensive at the NEC so going back to the van at lunchtime is advantageous.
     
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    We went last year, with our three. We stayed on cc site night before due to distance from home, it was expensive though. Next morning had to move to car park area. There are busses that run from the car parks to te show or you can walk, we did a recce the night before and picked a car park within walking distance of the halls, took dogs for a good long walk around the lake area in the morning left them snoozing in van with fan going and roof vents open, no problems, Nige nipped back to check on them after a couple of hours, happy as anything, another stroll around the lake. If you get there early (easy if staying night before there are lots of spaces and a lot of people in MHs so just pick a good spot for yourselves, the buses run constantly from the car parks too if needed. :)
    Lin
     
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    Thanks Carol might have to get her in training being left in van, being so spoilt doesn't help, she's her dads dog and definitely the baby lol.
    Thanks Lin thats a good idea doing a recce then move to a close carpark early before the marauding hoards arrive. I love the idea of your dog Indis blog i'll have a read.
    Thanks ladies have a good day x
     
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    There are plenty of trees to hang your dogs in while you go off to enjoy yourselves. :)
     
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    Use the nec car park in the day.
    Easy to pop out from the show and back again.
    Stayed overnight at nearby harvester, asked emission first, and had meal and drink in pub.
     
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