Where is the Digital Kids Show being held?

The Digital Kids Show is being held at Manchester Central, 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

  • Digital Kids Show Manchester 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

Travel Information

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


  • 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.

Please see the NCP website for information on pricing and online booking

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

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

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

Manchester’s extensive multi-modal public transport network makes it easy to travel in and around Greater Manchester.

Find out more at www.tfgm.com or phone Traveline on 0871 200 22 33. You can also visit a Travelshop at main bus stations throughout Greater Manchester, including Manchester Piccadilly Gardens and Shudehill Interchange.

It takes a little over two hours to reach Manchester from London and Manchester also has direct connections to most major UK cities. Services arrive at Piccadilly or Victoria stations where passengers can connect with Metrolink trams for easy access to the city centre. Manchester Central is a 20 minute walk from Piccadilly Station or just five minutes by taxi. Alternatively, catch a connecting train to Oxford Road Station – just five minutes from Manchester Central on foot.For groups of three to nine people, Virgin Trains offer a 20% discount off advanced ticket purchases. To find out more visit: www.virgintrains.co.uk/tickets/your-ticket/group-travel 

Travel time by train to Manchester from:Further information on train services can be found at:

  • London 2h 9m
  • Birmingham 1h 30m
  • Newcastle 2h 37m
  • Edinburgh 3h 34m
  • Glasgow 3h 16m
  • Bristol  2h 59m

The city’s Metrolink network is expanding and currently, the nearest stop to Manchester Central is Deansgate-Castlefield. From there, we’re just a few minutes on foot – just follow the signs along the route.
Metrolink runs every few minutes from early morning until late in the evening. You don’t need a timetable, just turn up, buy your ticket and the next Metrolink will be along shortly. However, while the network is being improved, please do check your route before travelling.

Manchester Airport is a major international hub just nine miles (14.5km) from the city centre. It serves more than 200 destinations worldwide including direct routes to nine US cities. From the airport, the city is approximately 25 minutes away by taxi or just 20 minutes via the half-hourly express rail service (tickets £3.00-£4.00).

Information on Manchester Airport can be found at:

Flights into Manchester per day from:

  • London – 18
  • Amsterdam – 8
  • Paris – 7
  • Barcelona – 1
  • Frankfurt – 6
  • Stockholm – 2
  • Brussels – 6
  • Copenhagen – 3
  • Zurich – 4

Arriving in Manchester

On arrival in Manchester you can walk to Manchester Central, catch a Metroshuttle bus, Metrolink tram or take a taxi.

Take a look at our downloadable public transport map on the right hand side of this page to find your ideal route to Manchester Central.

Vistor FAQ's

How much are Tickets?

Super Early Bird offers are available now! Please check our book tickets page

Can I attend if I don’t have children with me?

Unfortunately not; if you are not with a child or part of a family, this event isn’t for you. Entry is restricted to adults accompanied by at least one child. All children under 14 years muct be accompanied by an adult. Children between 14 to 17 years can attend without an adult, but MUST bring ID to prove their age. Any Adult of 18 year+ must accompany a child as per our Terms & Conditions.

What’s included in the ticket price?

Tickets allow access to the venue and include most zones and attractions. Fair rides (Fun-tastic fair) and inflatables (Bump & Bounce) are not included.

Will we be able to Meet & Greet YouTubers?

Meet & Greets with YouTubers will be subject to time restrictions. We do reserve the right to charge extra for a guaranteed Meet & Greet with a specific YouTuber as per our Terms and Conditions. YouTubers will be revealed closer to the event.

Do I need a ticket for my baby/toddler?

Children under 2 are free to attend, but require a free ticket to enter. If your child is 2 or over, you must purchase a paid ticket.

Do I have to pay an additional booking fee for my ticket?

Yes there is a small additional booking fee per ticket, please check the ticket site for the exact cost.

I’ve bought a ticket but now I can’t make it. Can I have a refund?

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Are there any age restrictions at the show?

The age range for the show is 2-17 but we will have some games (which will be clearly marked) that will only be for 16 years olds and over. The show will not feature any games suitable for over 18 year olds. Parents are advised to guide their family to the areas that are the most appropriate for their family’s age ranges and needs. Around 95 per cent of the shows features are suitable for all age ranges.

Please note, those with very young children should be mindful of the fact some of the theatres will be very loud.

What time should I arrive?

Please arrive 30 minutes before your session starts to allow smooth efficient entry.

Is there somewhere to get food?

There will be food outlets for the full duration of the show that will provide hot, cold and alcoholic drinks, as well as hot and cold food. Their are a number of fast food and restaurants within a 5 minute walk of the venue also.
There will be water boiling facilities to warm baby food and pouches but we cannot guarantee the use of a microwave.

Will there be changing facilities for babies and toddlers?

Yes, there will be changing facilities available for babies and toddlers. If you run out, one of our staff members will be happy to provide you with nappy cream, wipes and nappies.

Will there be WIFI available?

Yes there is public WIFI at the event.

Can I take photographs and videos at the event?

Personal photography is permitted but all professional photographers must hold a valid press pass issued by the event organiser. Entry without a child is strictly limited to press only.

How do I get a press pass?

A limited number of press passes will be made available. Please contact info@digitalkidsshow.co.uk for further information. We operate a strict press pass policy which must be adhered to at all time.

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