Pre Match Entertainment
We are thrilled to welcome local singer/songwriter Esther Turner to Edgbaston to welcome you all to the stadium. Come down when gates open at 12.30 to catch her performing live. Esther has supported the likes of Ed Sheeran and The Jacksons- so it's not be missed!
All completely FREE
Come down to the ground from 12.30pm to enjoy our brand new Kids' Zone. There will be a variety of free, fun inflatables for all ages, including a space hopper steeplechase, giant football darts and giant garden games, to name a few. All of the activities are completely FREE* of charge with a match day ticket.
*Please not all Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult over 18. Unaccompanied children will not be admitted to the stadium.
Pre match fun
Starting in the exhibition hall, grab yourself a map and find the hidden Bear pop up’s all around the stadium. Make sure you tweet us your finds at @Bearst20 #YouBears
Drayton Manor Playzones
Put your skills into action, at our cricket play zones with bats and balls there to use. Here, there will be a coach on hand to give you tips and tricks in this ultimate accuracy challenge!
Test Your Skills
Think you can bowl faster than 50mph? Then come and give our Bears’ bowlathon a go. Test out your bowling skills to get on the leader board, for a chance to win a signed Bears’ bat. Find this in the exhibition hall.
Souvenirs from the day
Look out for our volunteers who will be giving out a whole host of freebies including clappits, hairy handbands and autograph bats to name a few. We advise fans to get there early, we have a limited amount of giveaways and once they're gone - they're gone!
In the exhibition hall
Find your way to the our professional facepainting team before the start of play! Kids can get their face painted like a Bear by the Impeccable Parties team.
Food & Drink
What to eat at Edgbaston
Head straight to Edgbaston Beach, where we offer everything from Halal to Gluten-Free to traditional fish and chips! Some other popular food offerings are our hog roasts, supplied by our Organic Concession Partner Fordhall Farm, a traditional BBQ, and an authentic Noodle Bar. We have also introduced kid’s lunch-boxes with nutritious and healthy snacks for the Little Bears you bring with you. Picnics are allowed in the ground, however alcohol, bottles and cans are prohibited.
Where to sit
Find the perfect view
The Drayton Manor Family Stand (Blocks 1-3) is home to our responsible drinking zone. Parents can relax and have a drink in a family friendly environment.
If you're after the best atmosphere in cricket, the Eric Hollies (Block 21-30) is our party stand and perfect for fancy dress groups.
Remember all seating is unreserved, we encourage our fans to explore the different stands at Edgbaston and find their own favourite view.
Getting Here By Bus
From the City
No shuttle buses are provided however please use the 1 (Broadstreet), 35, 45 & 47 services (Bullring).
You must pre book
You MUST pre book on site parking. There will be no on site parking available on the day to purchase. Members parking is £5 and for non members £10. These WILL sell out so book today.
Please note: If you have a 2017 car park pass you do not have to pre-book.