We get a number of questions relating to the venue for different events all the time, so in an effort to help you before you attend, we have listed some of them here for you to peruse before the event to make your visit as stress-free as possible!
WHAT TIME DOES THE EVENT OPEN?
For the Love of Sci-Fi 2021 opens at the same time over the course of the weekend this time is as follows:
Saturday Early Entry: 9.00am
Saturday Standard Entry: 11.00am
Saturday Closing: 6.00pm
Sunday Early Entry: 9.00am
Sunday Standard Entry: 11.00am
Sunday Closing: 6.00pm
DO YOU HAVE CAR PARKING?
Parking at Bowlers Exhibition Centre is accessible from Longbridge Road and is marked on the map at the bottom of this page, the member of staff in the security booth will charge for the parking and then point you in the right direction. Parking is £5 per car, per day and is available on a first-come-first-served basis.
DO YOU HAVE A CASH MACHINE?
Currently, there is no cash machine available at Bowlers Exhibition Centre, so we strongly advise that you bring plenty of cash with you on the day to make sure you do not miss out.
We do have an Autograph, Photograph and COA Prepay office inside the venue where you can purchase special tokens in £5, £10, £20 denominations and pay by credit or debit card. These can be used throughout the event to purchase photo ops, autographs and COA stickers at signings.
Finally, it is worth noting that the cast majority of traders accept cards as well as cash, but always check with the trader before purchasing an item.
DOES THE VENUE OFFER DISABLED ACCESS?
Bowlers Exhibition Center is mostly disabled friendly for more information on disability access and carer ticket information please visit our DISABILITY ACCESS page or click HERE.
WHAT FOOD AND DRINK OPTIONS DO YOU OFFER?
There are food and drink options available throughout Bowlers Exhibition Centre with a very good selection at very good prices. Click HERE to find out more.
Absolutely NO food or drinks are permitted to be brought onto the premises by members of the public for Health and Safety reasons. However, if you have special dietary requirements or allergies, this can be overlooked if proof is provided. In this instance please contact our customer service team before your arrival by calling 0344 8000 410. Phone lines are open Monday - Saturday 9am - 9pm & Sundays and Bank Holidays 10am - 5pm.
WHAT DO I DO IF I NEED FIRST AID?
If you have or witness a medical emergency during the event, please find, a member of the Bowlers Exhibition Centre staff or a For the Love of Sci-Fi volunteer who will assist you in finding medical care.
DO YOU HAVE BABY CHANGING FACILITIES?
Baby changing facilities are available within the public toilet facilities.
CAN I SMOKE AT THE VENUE?
Bowlers Exhibition Centre has a strict no smoking policy, however, there are designated smoking areas outside of the venue.