Regular event – Birmingham Toy Fair

Britain’s BIGGEST Toy Fair

There is an amazing variety of collectables to be found amongst the stalls at the NEC Toy Collectors Fair.

Visitors to the show can expect to find tables full of diecast models by Corgi, Dinky, Spot On, Tekno, Lledo, EFE, Sunstar, Norev and Miniichamps. Model railways in 0, 00 and N gauges by Hornby, Bachmann, ACE, Bassett-Lowke, Lima, Trix, Tri-ang, Mainline, Jouef and Fleischmann. Elsewhere at the show there are tables full of dolls, teddy bears, James Bond, Star Wars, Dr. Who and many other sci-fi, TV and film related collectables, Scalextric, tinplate toys, kits, Lego, Dragon Dolls, display cases, Disneyana, games and much, much more.

All the UK’s leading specialist dealers
The fair sees exhibitors travelling from all over the UK. A small selection of the dealers who attend includes Aces High, Anglo Dutch Model Trucks, Asam Models, ATM Collectables, Collectors Toyshop of Cork, Dalesman Diecasts, D & H Scale Models, DHMI, Digby’s, DMB Models, GT Models, Loughborough Model Centre, Mercator Trading, Mersey Collectables, Midland Model Raceways, Modellers Loft, Peter’s Antique Toys, Penketh Model Rail Centre, P&S Model, RM Toys, Retro Collectables, Rhondda Diecast, Showcases Online, Stretton Models, Swansea Model Centre, Tarrant’s Toy Soldiers, Tiger Hobbies, Toydreams, The Toy Emporium and TV & Film Memorabilia.

Teddy Bear and Doll dealers at each NEC Toy Collectors Fair
Specialist exhibitors, collectors and bear artists from all over the UK are at each fair with a huge range of collectable dolls and teddy bears as well as their associated parts, kits, clothing and accessories. Apple Pie House, Barbara-Ann Bears, Be Joyful Bears, Haven Bears, Hazel’s Dolls, Kingswear Bears, Teddy Bears Home and The Toy Emporium are just some of the doll and teddy specialists who regularly take stalls at the NEC Toy Collectors Fair.

FREE expert valuations of your toys and models
Specialist Toy and Train Auctioneers Vectis Auctions are at each NEC Toy Fair and are keen to hear about your old collectables. If you have any items you would like to know more about, or are thinking of selling, then bring them (or photos of them) along to the fair. Expert toy valuers from Vectis Auctions can value and assess them for you for free.

The NEC is the perfect venue for Britain’s largest toy fair as it has huge car parks, excellent motorway connections and copes with large numbers of visitors to it’s various events year after year. The fair takes place in Hall 18, a huge, well-lit exhibition space located within the modern atrium area of the NEC.

Admission Prices
Adults £6.50
Senior Citizens £6
Children £2 (under 5s free)

Early Entry from 8am £10

Parking is FREE for all visitors to the NEC Toy Collectors Fair


Sunday 4th September 2016
Tuesday 27th December 2016

10:30 am to 3:00 pm

Hall 18
National Exhibition Centre
West Midlands
B40 1NT



Regular event – Stafford Bingley Hall Antiques Fair

Up to 400 stands including the best selection of Antiques, Curios, Vintage, Retro & Collectables in the West Midlands.

Admission: £5 adults, £3 concessions.

Accompanied children under 16 free.

Ample free parking


Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th September 2016
Friday 9th to Sunday 11th December 2016

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Staffordshire County Showground
Weston Road
ST18 0BD



Regular event – Aberdeen Country Fair

Since 2000, Apardion has been running Aberdeen Country Fair to allow local producers the chance to showcase their goods to the people of Aberdeen City. Starting off within the The Academy’s courtyard, the success of the market meant the courtyard could no longer hold it.

Aberdeen Country Fair now operates from 9 am – 5 pm on the last Saturday of each month in the heart of Aberdeen City, on Belmont Street, running from Union Street to Schoolhill. Additional Christmas markets are also run during December.


The last Saturday of each month

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Belmont Street
AB10 1JS



Regular event – Rugby Toy Fair

A very enjoyable evening Toy Fair.

80 Stalls of Collectable Toys, Trains and Models. The long established Rugby evening toy fair is a great place to pick up collectable toys and models amongst a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Several of the dealers at the show have been attending the Rugby toy fair for many years.

Tony Evans is one such regular at Rugby. Tony sells diecast model cars, lorries, buses and aeroplanes in a wide variety of scales. Corgi, Lledo, EFE, Ertyl and Solido are just some of the makes Tony stocks and a wide range of collectables can always be found on his table.

Keith Hadley of Keith’s Trains is another regular trader at Rugby. Specialising in new and second hand 00 gauge model railways by Hornby, Lima, Bachmann, Heljan and Ratio.

There are many stalls selling model railways at Rugby. Collectors can pick up new and second hand locomotives, rolling stock and accessories. Model railway dealers at the fair include Model World and Tim’s Trains.

Besides model railways, there is always a large selection of diecast models at the fair from manufacturers such as Dinky, Corgi, Tekno, Norev and Spot On.

Lead soldiers, games, jigsaws, action figures, slot cars, farm toys, sci-fi, film and TV related toys and Meccano often feature in an evening fair that usually proves to be a very enjoyable night out.

As well as for the evening swapmeet, many collectors will know the Benn Hall for the Vectis Auctions toy and train auctions held there, as well as for the Rugby Vintage Toy and Train Fair.

There are refreshments and a licensed bar open throughout the evening.

Unloading for traders is very straightforward, with doors at the front and rear of the building.

Rugby Railway Station is on the main line from from London Euston and is only a short walk from The Benn Hall.

Parking is FREE for all visitors after 7pm.

Admission Prices
Adults £1.50
Senior Citizens £1.20
Children 50p (under 5s free)


Tuesday 20th September 2016
Tuesday 6th December 2016

The Fair is open from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Traders set up from 4:00 pm

The Benn Hall
Newbold Road
CV21 2LN