Thursday, 14 May 2015

Giveaway #479 : Win a pair of tickets to the Manchester Ideal Home Show - closing date 28/5

Following the huge success of its 2014 debut that greeted 36,000 people through its doors, the Ideal Home Show sponsored by Express Bi-folding Doors is set to arrive back in EventCity, Manchester, this June for its first birthday. However this time, the highly anticipated return show will take over the North West's biggest event space for four full days between Thursday 4th June and Sunday 7th June 2015.

 Based on the multi-award winning London show with a Northern Twist, the 4 day event, will offer seven sections each dedicated to making a house a home, including: Interiors, Home Improvements, Food & Housewares, Technology, Gardens, Fashion & Beauty and Shopping. 

Featuring an impressive 300 exciting exhibitors, the iconic British Home Show offers a great day out and a unique shopping experience for the whole family, packed with fantastic features including a fully built Show Home, inspirational Room Sets, top chefs at the Food & Drink Theatre, the relaxing Restaurant and Champagne Bar, as well as the spectacular Ideal Super Theatre, filled with talks and demonstrations.

  The show will also see a host of famous faces, from industry experts to household celebrities, who will offer advice and tips throughout the four-day extravaganza. These include interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, well-known architect and TV presenter George Clarke, top foodie Gregg Wallace, gardening expert Diarmuid Gavin, TV presenter and Model Amanda Lamb and everybody's favourite Money Saving Expert, Martin Lewis.

 Highlights from the Show

The Ideal Super Theatre – One of the most popular features of the show, the Ideal Super Theatre will host talks and workshops from a range of experts to advise on how to make the most of what you've got to work with and how to make a house a home.

The Champagne Bar sponsored by Hydropool - Kick back, relax and treat yourself to a glass of bubbly after all of the shopping

The Ideal  Food & Drink Theatre sponsored by Stoves  – The Food & Drink Theatre willfeature top chefs and industry experts on hand to give you handy culinary hints and tips.With live cook along demonstrations, foodies are able to learn from the experts how to cookup a storm in the kitchen in time for summer as well as find the perfect accompanimentthrough tastings from Drinks Experts.  

The Gregg Wallace Restaurant - Relax, wine and dine in our beautiful restaurant hosted by friend of the show Gregg Wallace, providing traditional lunch with a twist.

 Ideal Room Sets in association with intu Trafford Centre – Our beautiful room sets, created in association with intu Trafford Centre offer decorating and furnishing inspiration.

How much can you save with Martin Lewis’ – Here visitors can take the quiz through an ingenious app that reveals how much you could save. Each day members of the team will be on the stand to answer visitors questions and queries.

The Home for Life Styled by House Beautiful – Take a look round this show stopping 2000 square feet home which features 3 bathrooms, 3 bedrooms and can be built in any environment and is suited to maximise views of beautiful landscape surroundings.

From Interiors to Home Improvements, Food & Housewares to Technology, Gardens, Fashion& Beauty and Shopping, the Ideal Home Show sponsored by Express-Bi-folding Doors also gives you the chance to explore thousands of products, exclusive show offers and items you won’t find on the high street.

 Tickets: To book tickets visit or call 0844 209 7366

Prices for Ideal Home Show, EventCity, Manchester: 
 Adult - £12.00 In Advance, £15.00 on the Door
 Concession (over 60) - £11.00 in advance, £14.00 on the Door
 Children aged 15 and under go free when accompanied by a paying adult (Max 2)
 Advanced tickets transaction fee of £1.70 applies
 Groups of 10+ from £6.00

Venue: EventCity, Urmston, Manchester M41 7TB

I'm delighted to have a pair of tickets to give away to a lucky Madhouse Family Reviews reader. Fill in your entries in the Rafflecopter widget below.

UK only. Closing date : 28/5/15

T & C's : Entries close at midnight on the closing date. Winners will be selected with a random number generator and announced on facebook, twitter and in the giveaway post subject line. Please note, you will be contacted by email and/or twitter and if I haven't heard from you after a week, I'll have to pick another winner. Prizes will be sent out by the companies or their PR directly to winners. Madhouse Family Reviews cannot be held responsible for any prizes that go astray !

Extra Terms and Conditions :

- Competition open to all those aged 18 or over
- The tickets can be redeemed on any day of the show – 4-7 June 2015
- There is no cash alternative and tickets cannot be sold or transferred in any circumstances
- The Ideal Home Show has the right to refuse entry
Travel to the event and accommodation is at the entrant's expense

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  1. Love the demonstrations, and the shopping x

  2. The Ideal Super Theatre

  3. We went to the Grand Designs Live show in London for the first time there other week - we weren't very impressed. We have a rather lengthy (and hopefully hilarious, in a Hunter S Thompson-meets-Will Self Gonzo journalism kinda way), but we keep umming and aching about hitting the |publish" button on that one…

  4. I am looking for virtually everything in the house you name it.

  5. The Ideal Super Theatre :) x

  6. I'm looking forward to visiting any section where Gregg Wallace is 😍

  7. Pam Francis Gregory24 May 2015 at 21:15

    All the different gadgets

  8. Entered, fingers crossed - I want to see some solar lights, light tubes for my dark hallway

  9. The inspiration!!

  10. I entered and gave klout for amazon

  11. I entered and gave klout for amazon

  12. I have always wanted to go to the Ideal Home Show, but going to London was just not a possibility! Manchester is only 45 minutes away from me!!! I would love to see the Ideal Room Sets in association with intu Trafford Centre! I am so looking forward to next year when we start renovating and revamping our home, so need all the inspiration I can get!


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