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The Big Event - Birmingham

6 and 7 July 2018

The NEC - Birmingham
The NEC - Birmingham

Event description 

This year The Big Event is taking place at an exciting new venue, the NEC, Birmingham. Come along to our flagship event to see the UK's largest display of vehicles for disabled people and discover everything you need to know about worry-free motoring with the Motability Scheme. It's free to attend, with free parking and everyone's welcome

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Event hosted by

The Big Event is an official Motability Scheme hosted event.

Opening days and times

  • Friday 6 July - 9am till 4pm
  • Saturday 7 July - 9am till 4pm 

Event Location

NEC, Birmingham
National Exhibition Centre, Hall 17,
Birmingham B40 1NT 

Free parking at the NEC

We want to make sure that every visitor to The Big Event has a fantastic time and we know that accessible parking is one of the most important things. That's why we do as much as possible to make sure you can park as easily as possible and get to the event entrance without any fuss.

Parking for The Big Event is free of charge! To access the free parking simply follow the signs to the ‘The Big Event’s designated car parking. These car parks are free of charge for our guests and are also the closest car parks to our event entrance. 

Getting to the NEC

By car:

The NEC is clearly signposted from all motorways and major routes including the M42, M40 and M6 - just pop B40 1NT in your sat nav. When you arrive at the NEC don’t follow your satnav anymore, look out for signs to The Big Event.

By train:

Getting to the NEC by train is easy as the NEC is located less than a ten-minute walk from Birmingham International Railway Station.

A free shuttle bus will be running to and from the NEC train station and The Big Event in Hall 17. To access the shuttle bus, simply turn right after the station barriers and head towards the NEC entrance. After 10m on your left you will see a sign for The Big Event shuttle bus. There is a lift here, which will take you down to the bus stop. The shuttle bus will then take you to Entrance 3, close to Hall 17. The return journey will run from here back to the station. There will be a sign for The Big Event shuttle bus outside Entrance 3 to show the exact pick up point. The buses will run every 15 to 20 minutes.

By bus:

Jumping on a bus in Birmingham City Centre? You’ll want the X1 service (every 15 minutes) or the 97A (every 30 minutes). Local services also run from Solihull (966) and Coventry (900).

By taxi:

The NEC have teamed up with TOA Taxis to ensure a safe, friendly service is available to you 24/7.

You can book over the phone by calling 0121 427 8888 or 0800 0142 729. Alternatively, pick one up at the clearly marked ranks outside the main entrances.

Golf buggy car park service

We provide a golf buggy service all day to help you get from the car park to the main entrance. If you would like to take advantage of this service just look out for the pick up points dotted around or speak to one of our friendly welcome hosts in the car park.

Car park welcome hosts

Our welcome hosts are there to help you as you arrive in the car park. From helping you to the entrance with an umbrella to just having a friendly chat they are there to help you. You can't miss them, they will be in bright yellow coats. If you need any help, just ask!