Please read through all the FAQs below to find answers to some of the questions we get asked a lot.
If you still have a query which is not answered here or elsewhere on the website, please contact the National Pet Show team.
The National Pet Show is an unmissable event for pet lovers, owners and families! Packed full of hundreds of different animals, amazing animal action displays and plenty of fun and informative talks. It's the perfect opportunity to meet and learn about different types of animals as well as discover the latest goodies and gadgets to buy.
We very much regret having to announce that the National Pet Show, which was due to take place on the 31st October and 1st November at the NEC, Birmingham, is now cancelled due to the impact of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Sign up to our newsletter for any future updates here.
As a general rule, we do not allow visitors to bring their pets to the show, this is for the welfare of the animals already attending the show as well as your own pet's.
Pay with cash or card on the day of the show.
Regular shuttle buses (subject to availability).
Save time & avoid payment queues by upgrading to pre-paid parking at no extra cost or NEC Express Parking to get even closer to the halls. Pre-paid parking is £12 a day. Click here for more information and to book parking in advance.
Pay on the day parking is £16.
You can choose to print out your own ticket or have a ticket sent to you in the post. If you request an e-ticket you can print this off and bring the ticket with you or you can show the ticket on your phone.
Although we have a large selection of many different types of animals at the show, they are not available to buy.
We do however have lots of breeders, rescue centres and vets who can help you and provide information so you can make an informed choice when buying a pet.
Animal welfare and responsible pet ownership are of uttermost importance to the organiser. We have a vet at the show at all times who checks many of the animals coming into the show as well as an animal welfare officer.
We allow filming at the event but wish to protect the integrity of the event and its exhibitors. You are free to record your own visit for your own personal home use. You will not be able to sell any photos or moving images of the event for commercial or other gain. Please respect the privacy of other attendees who may not want to be filmed. Please do not bring any professional equipment with you and please be aware of health and safety issues. By attending the event, you consent to be filmed and sound recorded as part of the audience.
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