Outdoors Show – what an offer… I think!


Just checking some recent emails, I came across an offer for March’s Outdoor Show at Birmingham’s NEC that had me scratching my head. 


The show’s newsletter emailed on February 8 (I know, I’m a bit slow reading some of my emails) makes the following generous offer: “Book 3 tickets for the price of 4…”. 

Now I failed my maths O-Level first time around, but even I can spot that that’s a rum deal.

Thankfully, the show’s booking page has the right figures – four for the price of three, of course.

Undecided as to whether to head down there yet – and if the weather’s good that might clinch the deal.

Be interested to hear whether anyone’s planning to (illicitly) wild camp there for the weekend!

John Manning

Freelance outdoor writer John Manning and his family are based in the Yorkshire Dales

5 thoughts on “Outdoors Show – what an offer… I think!

  • 06/05/2008 at 9:06 pm

    Book 3 tickets for the price of 4

    Lolol! Wonderful 🙂

  • 27/02/2008 at 5:47 pm

    Just Google earth the NEC- you can’t miss the woodland (though millions do) – it’s not big but it’s right next to the exhibition halls.

  • 27/02/2008 at 4:02 pm

    I knew there was a reason they gave the OS map of Birmingham in the press pack last year.

    Must get the grid ref off you. Could it be a possible wild camp spot? 😉

  • 27/02/2008 at 3:28 pm

    Like the sound of an Alternative Outdoor Show – but wouldn’t it be even more alternative if it were outdoor!?!?! There’s a patch of woodland right next to the NEC, which even has a herd of deer! Maybe someone could bring a picnic table…

  • 27/02/2008 at 12:44 pm

    I’ve chickened out and staying in a hotel (same for Mr Hee).
    But I will be cooking using my brew kit, as I’ll be dammed if I’m paying £13 for a full english breakfast.
    Don’t forget Outdoor Blogger Con 08 is on the Saturday followed by the Legalise Wild Camping Campaign Planning Meeting. So the alternative Outdoors Show is shaping up nicely 😉

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