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5 October, 2022


The National Outdoor Expo returns to the NEC for 2023

Outdoor enthusiasts across the country should mark their calendar for 18-19 March 2023 when the second edition of the award-winning National Outdoor Expo will take place at the NEC in Birmingham, bringing all of the kit, tech and advice under one roof for a jam-packed weekend of outdoor inspiration.

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The home for outdoor enthusiasts

The show, which will be 20% bigger than the inaugural event, will be packed full of interactive features including a climbing wall, zip line, open water swimming, paddle boarding, bushcraft, a wildlife watching pavilion and outdoor kitchen, as well as inspiring talks and the very latest gear to try and buy. The show will have seven key areas: walking, climbing, water sports, eating outdoors, camping, adventure travel and excursions and trail running and is open to outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and abilities.

Visitors will have a chance to listen to, learn from and meet their outdoor idols including award winning broadcaster, writer and adventurer Ben Fogle, professional surfer, snowboarder, model and influencer Laura Lou Crane, explorer, physiologist, skier and athlete Preet Chandi, top climber Pete Whittaker and bushcraft and survival expert Ray Mears.

As well as hearing from the cream of the crop when it comes to outdoor pursuits, visitors can shop the latest gear from top brands including headline sponsor Ordnance Survey, adidas TERREX, Hoka, Red Originals, Jack Wolfskin and Vango.

Esther Beal, Event Director of The National Outdoor Expo said: “Following the success of the first ever National Outdoor Expo earlier this year we cannot wait for an even bigger and better show in 2023. Living an active, healthy and fun life outdoors has never been more important and we all know how much better we feel after spending time outdoors. Our hope is that people of all ages will come together to immerse themselves in all things outdoors. The weekend is guaranteed to motivate and inspire visitors and the interactive features are sure to get your adrenaline going”.

Tickets for the National Outdoor Expo are available now at

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About The National Outdoor Expo

The National Outdoor Expo is a consumer exhibition for those who love getting outdoors. The expo attracts enthusiasts across a range of recreational activities, whether they are avid participants or with a keen interest to access new activities.

The event has a focus on Walking, Climbing, Trail Running, Water Sports, Camping, Eating Outdoors and Active and Adventure Travel and Experiences and won Best Launch and Best Consumer Show at the AEO Awards 2022.

With a focus on community and not just an event, the expo delivers an inclusive and inspiring two days and there is something for everyone. With over 25 different ‘have a go’ activities including Zip Lines and Climbing Walls to Bushcraft Skills and Kayaking and even Open Water Swimming on the lake there’s no shortage of fun things to entertain visitors and encourage dwell time.

Having fantastic speakers take to the Inspiration and Skills stages gives visitors the opportunity to hear from their heroes and even meet them in person.

The expo provides the perfect retail environment for visitors to meet their trusted brands, discover new ones and enjoy an inspired, premium shopping experience at the beginning of the outdoors season.

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National Outdoor Expo

Walking, climbing, running, water, camping, eating outdoors and excursions – The National Outdoor Expo has all the inspiration, kit, tech, nutrition and advice for you to get outside and active.

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