NEC - overnight parking????

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  1. Trikeman

    Trikeman Read Only Funster

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    Hi All,
    can't find it anywhere but we are thinking of going to the NEC show this Friday - however don't really want to do battle with the rush hour M42 nonsense.
    Anyone know if it's possible to go there Thursday evening - go to the show Friday, then Foxtrot Oscar later on Friday evening.
    :BigGrin:
    Anyone?

    Regards,

    Trikeman. :Wink:
     
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    For the on site camp you can arrive any time after 11:00 but you have to be off site by 10:00 the next morning.

    You could therefor have a pitch overnight Thursday and move into the free car park first thing on Friday before the show opens at 10:00.

    They have a shortage of pitches this year due to recent weather conditions so it would be wise to call to book in advance.
     
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    If, as I suspect, you are wanting to stay on the car park for 'free' then that is a NO-NO! You can only stay if you pay for the extortionate 'temporary campsite' that is being set-up for the show on one of their car parks, not sure what the cost is this year, but I believe it was £30 a night last year ... for a CAR PARK!!! :Eeek:

    There's a CL at Meriden which we've used a few times, other option would be to stay somewhere on the way there, if you can find a suitable wildcamping spot, and then travel to the show in the morning.
     
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    Stop at Lincoln Farm truckstop then drive in the following morning, it's just 5 minutes down the road.
     
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    Try the car park of the Toby Carvery http://www.tobycarvery.co.uk/stonebridgeislandmeriden if you eat there they can be very amiable to granting you free parking for the night. Next morning just round the island and back up the A45 fo half mile and you are at NEC.
     
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