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INPAS 2018 Expo & Trade Show

28-29 January 2018

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INPAS Expo & Trade Show is the UK's largest Trade Show for the Inflatable Play and Leisure Supplies industry. Come and meet the leading manufacturers, suppliers and service providers.

Now in its 10th year  INPAS Expo & Trade Show 2018 is moving to the Exhibition Centre Liverpool having out grown its previous venue.

This annual show attracts exhibitors and visitors from across the world and will be ready to welcome all on Sunday 28th and Monday 29th January 2018. Doors open at 9.30am and close at 4.00pm on both days.

INPAS Expo & Trade Show 2018 will feature the widest range of inflatable play equipment (bouncy castles slides, games etc), rodeo bulls, simulators, soft play, ball pools, buzz wires, surf simulators, photo booths, booking systems, leisure supplies, leisure insurance and much more. All under one roof.

INPAS Expo & Trade Show attracts visitors from across the play/leisure sector and includes:

  • Indoor Play and Entertainment Centres
  • Local Authorities
  • Inflatable Hire Companies
  • Theme Parks and Attractions
  • Farm Attractions
  • Holiday Schemes
  • Caravan and Holiday Parks
  • Entertainment Agencies
  • Event Management Companies
  • Play Groups

Whilst this is primarily a Trade Show we do welcome members of the public who are interested in the latest products the industry has to offer.

New for 2018 will be a working 'Play Zone' which will feature a Play Bus, Activities, Free Popcorn (one portion per youngster whilst stocks last) and much more. Whilst this is not a supervised area it will give parents an opportunity to let younger visitors have 'fun'.

Entrance to INPAS 2018 is FREE but you will need to pre register via their website which has all the latest information and is being updated weekly.

We look forward to welcoming visitors to INPS 2018.


  • Train

  • Plane

  • Bus

  • Car

From the south...

Virgin Trains operates hourly, direct services from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street (with a journey time of just over two hours). Other long-distance rail services also operate into Liverpool Lime Street station.

Exhibition Centre Liverpool is a 20-minute walk from Lime Street or a short taxi ride. You can also transfer at Lime Street onto the underground Wirral Line trains to James Street station (10 minute walk) or catch the CityLink Route C4 (7am – 8pm) directly to the venue. If travelling from outside Merseyside, you can catch an underground train to James Street station from Lime Street station, inclusive of the cost of your ticket.

Flying into Liverpool John Lennon Airport...

A taxi from the airport to the city centre will take approximately 20 minutes or the express bus service Route 500 will take approximately 25 minutes, dropping you off within a five minute walk of Exhibition Centre Liverpool.

Most Liverpool city centre bound buses will call at either Queen Square bus station (a 15-minute walk) or Liverpool ONE Bus Station, which is only a five minute walk to Exhibition Centre Liverpool.

The CityLink Route C4 bus links Queen Square bus station, James Street rail station and Liverpool ONE Bus Station to the venue. CityLink Route C4 operates every 20 minutes on Mondays to Saturdays and every 30 minutes on Sundays, between 7am – 8pm, with a maximum fare of £1 per journey. Merseytravel prepaid tickets, National Concessionary bus passes and Arriva day tickets are all valid on this service.

For up-to-date information on all bus, train and ferry services, call Traveline Merseyside on 0871 200 22 33, open 8am – 8pm, 364 days a year or visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk

For all car journeys it's best to follow the white on brown tourist route signs for the Waterfront. These signs are visible on the major routes into the city. Exhibition Centre Liverpool is situated on the Kings Dock directly adjacent to the south side of the Albert Dock. Upon arrival, the Kings Dock entrance is clearly sign posted.

From the North...

Leave the M6 at junction 26 and follow signs for M58 Liverpool. Follow to end of M58 and then take signs for A59 Liverpool. Continue to follow Liverpool City Centre until picking up signs for the Waterfront. The Liverpool Waterfront Car Park is signposted 'Waterfront' on the city wide 'available spaces' signage. 

From the South...

Leave the M6 at junction 21A and take the M62 to Liverpool. At the end of the M62 follow signs for Liverpool City Centre along Edge Lane, picking up and following signs for Waterfront. The Liverpool Waterfront Car Park is signposted 'Waterfront' on the city wide 'available spaces' signage.

The Liverpool Waterfront Car Park has 1,600 secure, covered spaces, and there are more car parks within five minutes’ walk. The Waterfront Car Park is signposted “Waterfront” on the city-wide “available parking spaces” signs. These signs provide live information as to the number of available spaces. Fees operate on a sliding scale as follows:

£2 for up to 1 hour 
£5 for up to 2 hours 
£7 for up to 5 hours 
£10 for up to 9 hours 
£15 for up to 24 hours

More information on driving to Exhibition Centre Liverpool and parking can be found here.

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