Prices and booking

A Gamers' Gaming Getaway 2022 willuns from 5pm Thursday 17th to 4pm Sunday 20th November 2022. 
Booking details will be included here in due course

4-Day attendance with accommodation in shared dormitory (you'll need to bring your own bedding):   £ to be confirmed 
4-Day group attendance with accommodation in private room or pod (you'll need your own bedding):  price depends on room
4-Day ​attendance without accommodation:   £ to be confirmed 
1-Day ​attendance without accommodation:   £ ​to be confirmed 

Unlimited self-service hot drinks (tea/coffee/herbal teas) throughout event:  £ to be confirmed 
Full Catering (9 meals from Thursday dinner to Sunday lunch):  £ to be confirmed 
Snacks will be available to purchase from a tuck-shop and there will be a small licenced bar. 
There are some basic self-catering facilities free of charge although capacity may be limited.
Attendees may bring their own food and drink. Please do not bring excessive quantities of alcohol.

Bookings

There will be an online booking system for 2022.  

More details to follow.

Cancellations and Ticket Transfers 

We will confirm our cancellation policy for 2022 when bookings open.  2021 tickets were non-refundable unless the event was cancelled by the organisers (for instance due to Covid or other circumstances outside our control).  

If you are unable to attend then you may transfer your ticket to someone else if you let us know.  We expect to have a waiting list for tickets and may be able to assist in the facilitation of ticket transfer.

Additional event information

Photography: An official photographer will be taking photos during the event, some of which may be posted on social media. Please let him (or one of the organisers at the reception desk) know if you'd rather not appear in any photos.

Arrival/departure times: The event officially begins at 5pm on Thursday which is when the reception desk will open. The organisers and some exhibitors will be on site setting up from early afternoon.  You may arrive from 2pm if you wish, but if so you may get asked to help set things up and may not get the organisers' full attention. Gaming will open in the Group Room and Manor House whenever setting up is finished. Please do not start playing games whilst others are still working to get the event ready. Note that we won't be able to tell you your room, give out lanyards/badges, or register you onto scheduled events until the reception desk opens.

The event officially finishes at 4pm on Sunday. We need to be off-site by 5pm. So if you are still around after 4pm you will be asked to help in clearing up so that we leave the venue clean and tidy.

Venue Location and Travel Details

Address
Blackwell Court, Agmore Road, Blackwell, Bromsgrove, B6 1PX.  
[For Sat Nav, please use: ​B60 1PY]

Getting to the Venue:

Nearest Train station: Barnt Green (2 miles)

Nearest motorway links —J4 M5 (4miles); J2 M42 (2 miles)

Travelling from Birmingham (13 miles away):  
Train – New street station directly to Barnt Green. From Barnt Green it’s a 30 min walk or call 01527 837887 for a taxi.
Car – A38 Bristol Road to Longbridge, follow signs to Barnt Green then Blackwell. 

Travelling from London (110 miles)
Train – Euston Station to Birmingham New Street Station. New street station directly to Barnt Green. From Barnt Green it’s a 30 min walk or call 01527 837887 for a taxi.
Car – M25, M40, M42 junction 1 

Travelling from Manchester (96 miles)
Train – Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street Station. New street station directly to Barnt Green. From Barnt Green it’s a 30 min walk or call 01527 837887 for a taxi.Car– M56, M6, M5 Junction 4

Nearest Airport: Birmingham Airport (21 miles)

Accommodation

Accommodation at the event is in one of two sleeping areas: dormitory bunks or beds in the Manor House or bunks in the Pod Village.  The bed is yours for all 3 nights (even if you can only make part of the event).  Please note that you will need to bring your own bedding or sleeping bag.

Dormitories may be of mixed gender. We will try to put those who wish to be in the same room together although we cannot guarantee this.  The Pod Village is close to a large purpose-built toilet and hot shower block. All pods include a heating system, lighting and USB charging points.

Some rooms may be available for group bookings.  Details for 2022 to follow in due course.

There is free car parking for event attendees in carparks either close to the Manor House or to the Pod Village.

Campervans, Motorhomes and Caravans:  there is parking for these close to the Pod Village's toilet and shower block.  This will be bookable through the organisers for all 4 days.

Accessibility

In line with our commitment to be inclusive we would like the event to be accessible as possible within the constraints of the venue.

Regarding mobility considerations: it is possible to park within a few metres of the manor house or camping pods and the various gaming areas are in different buildings a short distance (10s of metres) from each other which we believe are accessible by wheelchairs or mobility scooters.

Three of the pods are accessible for wheelchairs with adjustable-height beds .  ​The bedrooms in the manor house are on the first or second floor are accessed using a wide staircase but  there is not a lift although a disabled toilet is available on the first floor as well as on the ground floor.  
 
Please contact us if you have any questions or needs which you would like us to take into account if possible.  

Catering

Fully Catered Food served in the dining hall will be available if booked in advance.   The cost is £ to be confirmed for 9 meals from Thursday Dinner to Sunday lunch (ie 3 evening meals, 3 lunch meals, 3 breakfasts).

Catering in 2021 was provided by Chris Lab.

Unlimited self-service hot drinks (tea/coffee/herbal teas) will be available throughout event for an additional £ to be confirmed.

There will also be a snack bar available for much of the event.

Self catering

There are limited self-catering facilities in a basic kitchen which attendees may use at no extra charge.  If you use this, you must clear up after yourself.

2021 Menu

THURSDAY 
EVENING
A  mild Italian dish of  Bacon and Pepper pasta  in a honey and cream sauce 
served with garlic breads
Veg choice   Penne alla Rustica: A mild dish of Italian  penne pasta , vegetables 
served in a rich creamy sauce with garlic breads  

FRIDAY 
BREAKFAST  
Full English breakfast / Sausages , bacon , tomatoes, egg hash browns , beans and toast
Veg choice:   As above for vegetarians

LUNCH
Hot pasty packed meal to include a drink, crisps and fruit or chocolate
Veg choice:  As above with a Vegetable cheese bake

1600 HRS
Tea/ Coffee and cake 

EVENING
Bratwurst beans and coleslaw with potatoe wedges
Veg choice:  Mexican Vegetable Tacos 

SATURDAY 
BREAKFAST
Breakfast Bap with Trio of Bacon sausages and hash brown
Veg choice:   As above but Vegetarian sausages and hash brown

LUNCH
Home made Farmhouse vegetable soup in a paper mug  with a hot roll, bottled water and a piece of fruit
Veg choice:  As above 

1600 HRS
Tea/ Coffee and cake 

EVENING
Starter of  Ardennes  Pate and french toasts
Chicken Breast in a rich onion gravy served with minted baby potatoes and seasonal vegetable
Veg choice:   Moqueca:  A bright and aromatic Brazilian coastal stew of butternut squash, cumin, peppers, and coconut

SUNDAY
BREAKFAST
PRE ORDERED Breakfast bap of sausages or bacon with a hash brown and cold orange juice
Veg choice: As above but vegetarian option

LUNCH
Ploughmans cheese and salad roll with chutneys  and meal pack of bottled water, fruit and crisps