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Crufts 2024

Crufts 2024 in Birmingham.

Mar 7, 2024 → Mar 10, 2024

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Your Ultimate Guide to Crufts 2024

Welcome to the ultimate guide for the world's greatest dog show, Crufts 2024! Prepare to embark on a unique journey to Crufts 2024, taking place from March 7th to March 10th in the vibrant city of Birmingham. This annual event, organized by the Kennel Club, has been a staple in the canine world since 1891. It's a must-see for dog lovers, offering a comprehensive experience that transcends the ordinary. Held at the NEC in Birmingham, this annual spectacle celebrates the best of the canine world. From show-stopping competitions to must-see attractions in the city, get ready to dive into an event that promises fun, excitement, and a whole lot of tail-wagging.

Get to Know Birmingham

Birmingham, the city hosting this event, is a historical gem in the heart of England. Its rich industrial heritage, coupled with a vibrant cultural scene, makes it an ideal destination for travelers. The event takes place at the NEC Birmingham (National Exhibition Centre), a venue known for its state-of-the-art facilities and easy accessibility.

Event Overview and Schedule

Crufts isn't just a dog show; it's a four-day extravaganza that brings together the best in the dog world. Spanning five halls, the event kicks off at 8.15 am daily, wrapping up at 6.30 pm from Thursday to Saturday and at 6.00 pm on Sunday.

Each day at Crufts there will be various shows and competitions taking place, from agility to flyball, heelwork to music, obedience championships, junior handling, and lots more, with Crufts competitors enjoying competing in these remarkable events.

The breed judging splits into seven groups: Toy, Gundogs, Utility, Hounds, Working, Pastoral, and Terriers, culminating in the prestigious Best in Show on Sunday, showcasing the best breeders and their remarkable stories.

Attractions and Activities

Beyond the competitions, Crufts offers an array of dog activities and attractions. Explore stands full of fabulous dog products, snag show discounts, and meet different breeds up close. From the latest doggy innovations to special offers, there's something for every dog lover.

Immerse Yourself in the Atmosphere

The atmosphere at Crufts is electrifying, filled with the excitement of competition and the shared love for dogs. From the exquisite costumes worn by the show dogs to the lively chatter of the crowd, the event is a sensory delight. The city's cuisine is also worth exploring, with a variety of local and international dishes to savor.

Dress Code at Crufts 2024

Crufts exudes a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, with no strict dress code in place. Comfort is key, as you'll spend hours on your feet exploring everything the event has to offer. Wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers to adjust easily to the indoor environment.

Food and Drink Options

No matter your craving, the venue caters to all tastes. Choose from healthy snacks, Italian delicacies, or classic burgers, ensuring you're never far from a delicious meal. Bringing your own food is allowed, providing a great way to skip the queues and save time for more show exploration.

Getting There

Whether arriving by train, coach, or car, getting to Crufts in March 2024 is a breeze. Birmingham International Railway Station offers a direct footbridge to the NEC, and coach services at Birmingham airport bring you close to the action.

For those driving, the postcode B40 1NT leads you right to the venue, with Crufts signage guiding you to the best parking spots. Don't forget to take advantage of the free shuttle service from the car park to the venue.

Explore the Charm of Birmingham

Beyond the dog show, Birmingham offers a wealth of activities. Explore the city's historical landmarks, indulge in retail therapy at the Bullring, or immerse yourself in the arts at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Tip: As a dog lover, it's essential to respect the rules set by the Kennel Club. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times, and only those participating in the event are allowed. At the official site, you can find online entries and postal entries close dates for those looking to participate.

Bag Policy & Bag Essentials

Packing smart is key! Opt for a bag smaller than A4 to carry essentials into the arena, leaving larger items in the cloakroom. With cash machines and food outlets onsite, you can stay refreshed without the bulk. Bringing your own snacks and drinks is a clever move to stay energized, though remember, alcohol is off the menu.

Why Bounce Luggage Storage is Convenient at Crufts 2024

Making the Most of Your Visit with Bounce

At Bounce, our mission is simple: we keep your stuff safe, you get your day back. With over 10,000 short-term luggage storage facilities worldwide, including Birmingham, we offer a reliable and accessible solution for your storage needs during Crufts 2024.

Our friendly and trustworthy team ensures your belongings are secure, allowing you to immerse yourself in the dog show without worrying about your luggage. With our low affordable daily rate and BounceShield™ Protection, you can be confident that your items are in safe hands.

Using our convenient luggage storage app or website, you can easily locate a Bounce partner near the NEC Birmingham. Our partners include local businesses like souvenir shops, hotels, restaurants, and cafes, all ready to provide secure storage for your luggage.

Tip: Remember, we do not have a size limit on bags and do not charge extra for larger bags. Plus, our cancellation policy is flexible, offering free cancellation since plans change!

Things to Do in Birmingham

Exploring the Heart of England

While in Birmingham for Crufts 2024, take the opportunity to explore this vibrant city. Visit the iconic Birmingham Library, the largest public library in Europe, or take a stroll along the picturesque canals.

Food & Shopping

Food lovers will delight in the city's culinary scene. Sample the famous Birmingham Balti, or enjoy a traditional afternoon tea at one of the city's many cafes. For shopping enthusiasts, the Bullring and Grand Central offer an unparalleled retail experience.

Tip: Don't miss out on the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra's performance if you're a music enthusiast. The city is renowned for its rich musical heritage.

See You in Birmingham?

As you prepare for your journey to Crufts 2024, remember that the event is more than just a dog show. It's a chance to immerse yourself in a unique cultural experience, explore the vibrant city of Birmingham, and create unforgettable memories.

And with Bounce by your side, you can enjoy this adventure worry-free. See you in Birmingham!

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All you need to know

  • What date is Crufts 2024?

    Crufts 2024 is scheduled from Thursday, 7th March to Sunday, 10th March.

  • How much are tickets to Crufts?

    Tickets for Crufts 2024 range from £14-£25 when purchased in advance, and from £17-£29 if bought on the door. Under 8’s can enter for free.

  • Can you buy Crufts tickets at the door?

    Yes, tickets for Crufts can be bought at the door, but they are slightly more expensive than if purchased in advance. The prices at the door range from £17-£29.

  • Can you take your dog to Crufts 2024?

    Only dogs that are invited to take part in the show or have been entered in any of the competitions (such as agility, flyball, or breed shows) are allowed at Crufts. General visitors cannot bring their pets to the event.

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