PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS NOW EXPIRED. THE BIG EVENT WILL BE BACK IN 2014.
The Big Event is Motability’s biggest event of the year. Held indoors over two days at Stoneleigh Park Indoor Exhibition Centre, it offers you the chance to see the largest display of Motability vehicles in the UK!
What's at The Big Event?
The event will host the UK’s biggest display of Motability vehicles, including:
- Over 80 cars from 20 manufacturersOpens in new window
- Over 30 scooters and powered wheelchairsOpens in new window
- Adaptations from 20 adaptation companiesOpens in new window
- Wheelchair Accessible VehiclesOpens in new window
You can also:
- Test drive adapted cars, non adapted cars and scootersOpens in new window
- Chat to one of many Motability advisors who are on hand to answer your questions.
Plus, there's also:
- One free hot or cold drink for every visitor
- Children's entertainment including Billy the Bear!
Test drives at The Big Event
You can test drive adapted and non-adapted cars, both as a driver or passenger to see which ones best suit your needs. The adapted cars are fitted with a wide range of different adaptations – hand controls, steering wheel balls, electronic brakes, left foot accelerators. Full details of what’s fitted to individual cars will be available soon.
We have professional driving instructors that will accompany you on your test drive to help make you feel as safe as possible.
Unfortunately it is not possible to test drive Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles, however, there will be lots to see, experts on hand to answer your questions and you can arrange a home demonstration for a later date.
To avoid disappointment please ensure you bring your full driving licence (including the paper counterpart) if you want to test drive any cars. You will also be unable to take a test drive if you have more than three penalty points on your licence.
Download our Big Event guide for more information on test drivesOpens in new window
Test drive terms and conditions Will download a resource(PDF 217KB)
More information about The Big Event
Download The Big Event mapOpens in new window for more details of what's on display.
On arrival you’ll be given a token that you can exchange for a free tea, coffee or soft drink and there will be a range of light refreshments available to purchase at the event.
Stoneleigh Park is fully accessible and has flat access from the car park to the exhibition hall. The indoor area is also completely flat and there are plenty of disabled toilets and a High Dependency Unit available.
Mobility scooter and wheelchair hire
Advance booking for scooters and wheelchairs is now closed. We may have some available on the day on a first come first served basis.
What's at the event for kids?
There will be a children’s entertainment area available with free face painting, free balloon modelling and much more. Plus, get the chance to meet Billy the Motability Bear!
Directions to The Big Event
Stoneleigh Park Indoor Exhibition Centre, Stoneleigh Road, Warwickshire, CV8 2LG.
There will be plenty of free parking which is on concrete. The earlier you arrive the closer you will be to the main entrance, but none of the parking is too far away. There will be a courtesy shuttle service between the car park and the entrance. If you need to use this please wait next to your car to be collected. The event will be well sign posted, look for the AA signs.
From London / M40
Leave the M40 at junction 15 and head on the A46 towards Coventry and follow the signs to Stoneleigh Park main entrance or National Agricultural Centre (NAC) on the B4113
From the M6 / M9
Leave the M6 at junction 2 and head onto the A46 towards Warwick. Or at the end of the M69, head onto the A46 towards Warwick and the M40. Follow the signs to Stoneleigh Park main entrance or National Agricultural Centre (NAC) on the B4113.
From the M1 (Northbound)
Leave the M1 at Junction 17 and join the M45 heading towards Coventry. Follow the signs for the A45 Coventry (NOT Daventry). Stay on the A45 heading towards the A46 Warwick. Once on the A46, follow the signs to Stoneleigh Park main entrance or National Agricultural Centre (NAC) on the B4113.
- Royal Leamington Spa, Warwick and Warwick Parkway rail stations are situated on the main London Marylebone-Birmingham line, while Coventry is a regular stop for the Virgin West Coast Mainline
- London Euston – Coventry services every 30 minutes weekdays
- London Marylebone – Warwick Parkway services every 30 minutes
- Birmingham – Coventry: frequent services from Birmingham New Street, Birmingham International and Coventry.
From these mainline stations you will need to take a short taxi ride. Taxi ranks are based at both Warwick Parkway and Coventry stations, which are approximately 5 miles from Stoneleigh Park.
Coventry bus station is 6 miles (10km) away from Stoneleigh Park. Warwick bus station is 9 miles (14km) from Stoneleigh Park.
Need more information?
If you have any questions about The Big Event, please call our friendly event support team on 0800 953 7000.