The countdown to show time is on, it's time to start planning your day! Check out our handy guide below to get you prepped for the ultimate Christmas day out! 


Grab a coffee and start your morning with a little sing-a-long at the bandstand to get into the festive spirit or why not head to the Christmas Theatre sponsored by Nissan to listen to talks from our experts on all aspects to get you prepped for Christmas. Then, head to the Good Homes Magazine Christmas Roomsets to get some insight on interior trends for Christmas and some inspiration for your own home for the New Year. 

Mid Morning

Be wowed by the amazing life-sized Gingerbread House from Maid of Gingerbread then, get started on wondering around all the exhibitors and ticking off your shopping list. Check out all the exhibitors here to get your list prepped. 

Where To Eat

Time to stop for some lunch? Head to our Christmas Restaurant sponsored by Geenall's Wild Berry Gin for a festive feast, but be sure to book online to avoid disappointment. View the menu here. 

If you're in the mood for some street food, head to Eat & Drink Festival Christmas (which is free to explore once you've entered the Ideal Home Show Christmas sponsored by CLC World!) and enjoy live music on the Busker's Station plus a range of mouth-watering vendors to choose your grub from! Find out more.


And relax! After a day of shopping, eating and enjoying our celebrity guests and experts, why not take yourself off to the Pamper Lounge in association with LCBT for complimentary treatments. Whether you want a manicure or a blow dry, steal away a spot of 'me time' and enjoy being pampered!

It is the season of indulgence so why not treat yourself to Afternoon Tea at our Christmas Restautrant sponsored by Greenall's Wild Berry Gin. Check out the menu here and book your table in advance. 

Bringing the kids? Well then there's lot for them to do including checking out PLAYMOBIL'S play haven at the Kid's Zone, face painting in the Pamper Lounge, creating Christmas baubles with the Magic FM team on 24th & 25th November and lots more! 


Toast to a great day out with a glass of bubbles at the Champagne Bar sponsored by Hydropool!

If you're visiting on a Thursday then be sure to stay for our extended hours as the show is open until 9pm with lots more including more music and live theatre sessions and cocktails in The Duke's Head sponsored by Britelite Windows to name a few! 

Friends want to join after work and come for the evening? Late Night Thursday tickets are just £5 and include entry from 5pm! - Don't miss out!