UK Games Expo 2019 at the NEC Birmingham

In a nutshell

Learn and play all kinds of games, build and paint models, visit the Viking Village, try the treasure hunt and more from 31st May to 2nd June in Birmingham.


NEC Birmingham, North Avenue, Marston Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, B40 1NT

Activity type

Indoor Activities, Outdoor Activities, Theatre and Entertainment

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Teenagers, Under 5s

Price guide


(one-day family ticket; please see the website for other ticket options)

UK Games Expo 2019 at the NEC Birmingham details...

The UK Games Expo is a great day out (or three days out!) for all the family. So head to the NEC Birmingham and have fun playing games and spending quality time together. At this annual event during May half term, you can learn to play board games, storytelling games, strategy games, card games and more.

Demonstrators are on hand to show you how to play and advise on what will be fun. You can even play brand new games no one has seen yet and talk to the people who make them.The dedicated Family Zone focuses on families and kids playing games together with a range of family games both competitive – against each other – and also collaborative – playing as a team against the game.

At the Paint and Take experts will teach you how to build and paint a model which you then take home with you for free. The children’s treasure hunt has amazing prizes to be won each day. Why not visit the Viking Village or get your picture taken with Stormtroopers, Daleks or other characters in costume?

Meanwhile, you can use the Open Gaming Area to play games you have brought or bought, or just borrow one of over a thousand games from the board game library (returnable £10 deposit). Also, there are hundreds of exhibitors for both shopping and demoing games. Don’t forget to grab your free 100+ page, magazine-style programme letting you know what’s on and where.

All of this is included with your entry ticket! On top of this there is face painting, live shows and entertainment, tournaments and seminars. Feel free to dress up as your favourite character and get involved with everything about games.

As well as food within the NEC itself, you can visit Chow Street, a food court set up outside the Hilton Hotel with a variety of styles of tasty grub, or you can make your way to one of the many restaurants in Resort World next to the NEC. Just see  www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/catering.php to find out more.

Finally, there are many hotels in the local area if you want to stay overnight. Visit www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/accomodation.php for details.


Friday 31st May to Sunday 2nd June 2019.


Friday – Trade Halls Opening: 9.30am to 6pm. Gaming continues until 2am.

Saturday – Trade Halls Opening: 9.30am to 6pm. Gaming continues until 2am.

Sunday – Trade Halls Opening: 9.30am to 4pm. Gaming continues until 4pm.


One-day family ticket – £35. Two-day family ticket – £60. Three-day family ticket – £80. A family ticket includes two adults and three kids aged 11-16 years. Under 11s are free to attend.


Getting to the Expo is easy no matter whether you drive, fly or take public transport – just see www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/travel.php for more information.


NEC parking is at a special price available when you park your car. See www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/carparking.php for details.

Please visit www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk to find out more.

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UK Games Expo 2019 at the NEC Birmingham Events

UK Games Expo 2019 at the NEC Birmingham

Open 31st May 2019 - 2nd June 2019

Games, live shows, treasure hunt, Viking Village and much more in Birmingham from 31st May to 2nd June. Fantastic half-term day out for the whole family.

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