Birdfair is re-born. Join in to make this THE future of Conserving Nature Worldwide
We are excited that you can now book your tickets for Global Birdfair 2022.
Thank you for being part of the event
We look forward to welcoming you in July
Apply now for the ZEISS Young Birder Awards for a chance to win a ZEISS Birding package or the Cameron Bespolka Scholarship to the Cornell Young Birders weekend in Ithaca , New York, USA in 2023*.
If you are bringing the next generation of naturalists with you to Global Birdfair, check our Young Visitor Activities page
We hope you can encourage people in your community to come along and join in Global Birdfair.
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We are delighted to announce that
15, 16 & 17 July 2022 will see the very first Global Birdfair.
Join a community of nature lovers and birdwatchers from around the world as we gather to make a difference to Conserving Nature Worldwide.
Global Birdfair will take place at Rutland Showground, Oakham, Rutland UK. LE15 7TW
Event Mobility Charitable Trust will be providing electric scooters and manual wheelchairs for the use of disabled, elderly and mobility impaired visitors to the show.
To reserve an electric scooter or manual wheelchair you can book below. The charity asks £30 for an electric scooter and £10 for a manual wheelchair.
We aim to make Global Birdfair as carbon neutral as possible.
In addition we hope to support a nature conservation organisation by providing a platform for Global Birdfair to make significant contributions to conserving vital and efficient carbon capture and storage habitats.
We are delighted to welcome Rising Phoenix as our Main Conservation Sponsor.
Representatives from the organisation will be visiting Global Birdfair so you can hear about the work they do
Public access times
Friday 15, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 July 2022
9am to 5.30pm daily. Last admission 4pm
Available to book online from 14 February 2022
Please try to buy your tickets in advance.
We will have cashless payment systems for ticket sales on the gate
Programmes can be bought in advance with your tickets & collected on your arrival at Global Birdfair by providing your Programme voucher
Rutland Showgroud is a 25 minute walk from the centre of Oakham.
By Shuttle Bus:
We have a shuttle bus available between Oakham Railway Station and the Global Birdfair site at Rutland Showground. First Shuttle around 8:30am from Oakham Station - running on 15, 16 and 17 July.
Bicycles can be ridden to an allocated area near the Showground entrance where they can be left during your visit to Global Birdfair. Bicycles are not permitted on the event site.
There is ample free car parking at Rutland Showground including forward parking for those with Disabled badges and those who require mobility assistance during the event. A BP petrol station is situated opposite the site.
Oakham Railway Station is 1 mile from the Global Birdfair event site.
We hope to run a shuttle service between the station and the event. Watch for details.
There are several bus services running through Oakham. Please see the Rutland Council website and search for Oakham for details of services.
There will be a taxi drop off and collection point near the main entrance to the Showground - a short walk to the Global Birdfair site.
Nearest Airport East Midlands - around a 1 hour drive from the site..
There are trains direct to Oakham from Stansted Airport and train transfers available from Birmingham Airport. London Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport are accessible by train via Peterborough and Leicester.
We have limited spaces for people to camp on the site or bring a caravan/motorhome. Showers and toilets are available.
Alternative suggestions are on our Venue Information page
There will be a range of food and drink outlets situated within the Global Birdfair site to cater for most needs. A fully licensed bar will be available.
We hope you can take some time to view the Rutland Ospreys. Choose from a cruise on the Rutland Belle or a visit to the Lyndon Visitor Centre LE15 8RN
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Thank you for your support at Global Birdfair 2022
We will announce dates for next time soon