The NatWest T20 Blast Season is nearly here. We have some brand new features this year to make your T20 experience even better.
Friendly Fan Kids Zone
For our family days [All three Sundays, Saturday 8 July & August 4] we will have a designated Kids Zone that opens two hours before the start of play. Here, the kids can play for FREE in a safe environment on all different types of inflatables before heading off to complete our unique and fun Bear Hunt around the ground. We also want to encourage kids to get involved in activities and so there will be opportunities to get stuck into free play cricket around the stadium as well as the Bears’ bowlathon. We also have plenty of giveaways from clappits to headbands, they will have plenty of souvenirs to take away from the day.
With so much planned around the ground, we have made a brand new ‘What’s On’ guide that can be found in the link below. This has all information that you might need to plan your day, including parking (pre book), picnics (they’re allowed), and prices of tickets. Remember Under 16s go FREE but must be with an adult.
Food & Drink
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- but no alcohol, glass bottles or cans are permitted.
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.
Junior Bears Corner- Carmen Bear will be chilling in this area. This area is exclusively for Junior Bears Club members and their families. (Block 34-36)
Remember all seating is unreserved, we encourage our fans to explore the different stands at Edgbaston and find their own favourite view.
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.
-If you have a 2017 car park pass you do not have to pre-book
-Disabled parking will still need to be pre booked
For any parking queries please email email@example.com
The Real Ale Festival
July 28th and July 30th
Marston’s Brewery, our Official Ale Partners are delighted to support the 2nd Real Ale Festival that the team at Edgbaston.
There will be an eclectic range of ales available, providing a wide range of beer styles from a large range of breweries. This event showcases the unique format that we have developed in partnership with Edgbaston, where we now have two dedicated Real Ale bars for cricket fans. It promises to be an event not to miss, further details will be provided nearer the time.
Entry to the beer festival is completely FREE with your match ticket and the festival will start when doors open at 5.00pm (Two hours before the start of play).
Local Mascot Derby
On August 4th, 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!!
We are thrilled to be welcoming back Under The Covers who will be performing on July 8th, 14th, 28th and August 4th. After the cricket finishes, head straight to the Exhibition Hall where they will be performing for an hour after close of play. Skip the crowds, grab a beer and join us. They boast strong male vocals with a potent rock n roll sound. Their regularly updated set list is a well thought out blend of pop, rock and rock ‘n’ roll covering everything from the 1960’s to present day including The Beatles, Bowie, The Kinks, Rolling Stones, Blur, Oasis, Chuck Berry, The Who, Thin Lizzy, Elvis Presley, The Jam, Tom Petty, U2, Stereophonics, The Killers, Kings of Leon, James Bay and many more, guaranteed to put you in the party mood!
This is just a taster of what’s planned for T20 match days. Please click through to specific games to see a full list of what’s happening both on and off the pitch. Remember Under 16s go FREE to all our T20 home group games, but they must be accompanied by an adult.
Our season passes are the absolute best value for money to watch Belly and the Bears at Edgbaston this summer.
At just £11 per match, you save over £80 vs match day prices.
The Bears’ have been given a superb allocation of games at Edgbaston in 2017, with all seven matches to be played across weekends:
- 3 on Friday nights
- 1 on a Saturday night
- 3 on Sunday afternoons
Sort your summer out now and get yours today!