LOCAL MASCOT DERBY
Edgbaston is welcoming back the famous mascot race! Local mascots from all over the region will join Hugh & Carmen on the start line for the Drayton Manor Mascot Derby. The mascots will tackle obstacles on the outfield. Come on Hugh & Carmen!!
All Completely FREE
Come down to the ground from 5.00 pm to enjoy our brand new Kids' Zone. There will be a variety of fun inflatables for all ages, including spacehopper steeple chase, giant velcro 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 Tunes
Authentic Steel Drum Band
Come down to Edgbaston for when the gates open at 5.00pm to be welcomed into Edgbaston by our Steel Drum Band. With a range of styles from traditional island songs, to recent chart songs and a touch of reggae it's the perfect tunes to listen to whilst the youngsters are playing in the kids zone!
Junior Bears Club Coaching
Exclusive Training Session
If you are in the Junior Bears Club you are invited to a free coaching session from 5.30-6.30pm at the stadium before the game. You MUST pre book- please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place or for any Junior Bears' Club inquiries.
The Bear Pit
Test our your skills
Think you can bowl like a Bear? 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.
Follow the map
Starting in the exhibition hall, grab yourself a map and find the hidden Bear pop up’s all around the stadium. There are 7 to find! You'll finish right by the Drayton Manor play zones.
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!
Souvenirs from the day
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 theiy're gone - they're gone!
Straight after play
Join us in the exhibition hall after the match has finished with our band Under The Covers to start your weekend party properly! Under The Covers will be playing live in the Exhibition hall at the end of play. The band are highly experienced musicians including ex Stereophonics drummer Sam Yapp.
Food & Drink
Where 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 permitted- however alcohol, glass bottles and cans are prohibited.
Where to sit
Find the perfect view
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.
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.
Remember all seating is unreserved, we encourage our fans to explore the different stands at Edgbaston and find their own favourite view.
Shuttle Bus Service
From the City
Regular buses will be running from the city centre (Bullring- Smallbrook Queensway) convenient to both New Street & Moor Street station. First journey departing at 5.00pm. Buses will run at frequent intervals for 2 hours before & for 1 hour after. Return fare just £5.00.
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 need to pre book.