Here’s some information to help you plan your visit.

Where is Kidtropolis with Digital Kids Show being held?
Our next event is being held at Manchester Central Convention Complex (formerly GMEX), an iconic venue in the heart of Manchester and easily reached by all major transport networks around Manchester.

For more information on the venue visit https://www.manchestercentral.co.uk

Opening Times:
The event will take place on 16th & 17th November 2019
Morning sessions will commence at 9.30am and end at 1.30pm
Afternoon sessions will commence at 2.30pm and end at 6.30pm

Please note that the hall will be closed between sessions.

Manchester is at the heart of a comprehensive motorway network. Manchester’s M60 orbital motorway provides easy access from north, south, east and west.

Directions:
M6 (from south – Stoke-on-Trent, Birmingham)
Leave the M6 at junction 19, just after Knutsford Services. Follow the A556 towards Altrincham and pick up the M56 towards Manchester Airport. Follow the motorway onto the A5103 (Princess Parkway), then follow signs for Manchester Central, Petersfield.
M6 (from north – Preston, Blackpool, Carlisle)
Leave the M6 at junction 21a for the M62 towards Manchester. At junction 12, join the M602 and continue to the end of the motorway (Regent Road Roundabout, Salford). Follow signs to the city centre along Regent Road, and then to Manchester Central, Petersfield.
M62 (from west – Liverpool)
At M62 junction 12, join the M602 and continue to the end of the motorway (Regent Road Roundabout, Salford). Follow signs to the city centre along Regent Road, and then to Manchester Central, Petersfield.
M62 (from east – Leeds, Yorkshire)
At M62 junction 18, join the M60 west-bound. Take junction 17 onto the A56 (Bury New Road) and follow signs to the city centre, and then to Manchester Central, Petersfield.
M56 (from west – North Wales, Chester, Ellesmere Port)
Follow the M56 past Manchester Airport. Continue onto the A5103 (Princess Parkway), then follow signs for Manchester Central, Petersfield.

For parking, Manchester Central’s on-site NCP car park is open 24 hours and the most convenient option. Manchester Central are delighted to offer discounted parking for this event

Up to 5 hours: £10
Up to 24 hours: £16

This is available to book in advance of the event for both open days using the code MCVISITOR

Please click here for more details and to book

If using a satellite navigation system – please follow the postcode M2 3GX.

There are also a number of ‘All Day’ parking options around the Castlefield area (5-10 min walk) from just £5 per day.

Information on planning a journey by car can be found at:

The AA

Traffic England

Arriving in Manchester by train:
On arrival in Manchester you can walk to Manchester Central, catch a Metroshuttle bus, Metrolink tram or take a taxi. The Deansgate (Castlefield) and Peter Square stops on the Metrolink are both a short walk from the venue.

Take a look at public transport maps to find your ideal route to Manchester Central.