2020 Conference & Trade Exhibition

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NFAN’s biggest event of the year – Doncaster Racecourse – Tues 28th to Thurs 30th January

A friendly Yorkshire welcome awaits in Doncaster for our 2020 Conference.

Expecting 200 attraction owners and managers from all over the UK, the 2020 Conference & Trade Exhibition is set to be the biggest and best so far.

With an exciting programme full of inspirational and motivational speakers, fantastic entertainment, great networking opportunities, large trade exhibition and so much more, this is one event you must attend!

The theme for the 2020 NFAN Conference is ‘The Visitor Experience’


A packed Programme

We’d encourage members to come for as long as possible. In addition to the full Conference programme, Awards Dinner and Trade Exhibition, meeting fellow operators is always one of the event’s key benefits.  

Tuesday 28th January

Visit to The Pink Pig (previous Farm Attraction Award Winner), followed by a fun networking dinner at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, next to Doncaster Racecourse.

Wednesday 29th January

Open Day at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Find out how this former farm attraction transformed into a wildlife park, growing from 70,000 visitors in year 1 to 800,000 in 2019.  An impressive story with plenty of learnings!

Trade Exhibition Drinks Reception and NFAN Awards Dinner at Doncaster Racecourse.

Thursday 30th January

Trade Exhibition Breakfast and Browse

Main Conference and Trade Exhibition

Main Conference 

Visitors are the lifeblood of our business and our 2020 theme focuses on The Visitor Experience. Find out how we can evolve, improve, measure and learn from other businesses. Full Conference Programme coming very soon!

7 Reasons to attend the NFAN Conference

Below are our top 7 reasons for attending the NFAN Conference. Ask us for our full list of 25 reasons if you need any more persuasion.

  • You’ll discover innovative ideas to take back and implement 
  • You’ll sharpen your existing skills
  • You’ll meet experts and influencers face to face
  • You’ll  meet over 60 suppliers under one roof
  • You can take advantage of Conference only promotions 
  • You’ll grow your network and catch up with fellow operators 
  • You’ll have fun and be inspired 

Where is the Conference?

At the Award winnng Doncaster Racecourse ( DN2 6BB) where the Conference & Trade Exhibition is taking place.

Hear what previous delegates have said…


Have a look at our programme so far. Check back for a full line-up of speakers soon.

Tuesday 28th January

12pm – Visit to Pink Pig Farm

7:30pm – Informal networking meal with entertainment at Doncaster Racecourse

Wednesday 29th January

10am – Pre-Conference Open Day at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

6pm – Drinks Reception and the Trade Exhibition Opens

8pm – Spectacular Awards Dinner

Thursday 30th January

8:30am: Registration, Refreshments and Trade Exhibition Opens

9:30am – 4pm: Exciting speakers, networking opportunities & more. Full speaker line-up will be coming soon!

Introducing our sponsors

For every event, NFAN is always extremely grateful to sponsors, who help keep delegate prices down.

Main Gold Conference Sponsors

Event Sponsors

Pink Pig Afternoon Visit Sponsor

Pre – Conference Open Day sponsor 1

Drinks Reception Sponsor 1

Awards Dinner Main Sponsor

Awards Dinner Wine Sponsor

Award Sponsors

Best Food & Beverage Award Sponsor

Best Digital Presence Award Sponsor

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Innovation Award Sponsor

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Day Maker Award Sponsor

Farm Attraction of the Year (<75k visitors) Sponsor

Farm Attraction of the Year (75k+ visitors) Sponsor

Farm Attraction of the Year (75k+ visitors) Sponsor

Prices & Tickets


NEW for 2020 for members…huge discounts the more people you bring!

EventStandard Members Price PP EARLY BIRD Members Price PP. Save ££’sNon-Members Price PP
Tuesday 28th January
Informal Networking Dinner£29£29£37
Wednesday 29th January
Open Day at YWP – 1 Person£48£48£79
Open Day at YWP – 2 People£43£43 £79
Open Day at YWP – 3 People £38£38 £79
Open Day at YWP – 4 People £33£33 £79
Open Day at YWP – 5+ People £28£28 £79
Awards Dinner £42 £42 £70
Thursday 30th January
Conference – 1 Person £110£99£155
Conference – 2 People £105£89£155
Conference – 3 People £99£79£155
Conference – 4 People £95£69£155
Conference – 5+ People £90£59£155

All prices are ex VAT. At checkout VAT will be added.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: You need to login using your member’s login details. If you’re having issues, simply call the NFAN team on 03333 448987.

For non-members, please contact the NFAN team to book info@farmattractions.net

Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition 2020

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Trade Exhibition

NFAN Trade Exhibition

With over 80 trade exhibitors, this is your chance to make new contacts, take advantage of event only promotions and speak to experts.

The Trade Exhibition is open on Wed 29th from 6pm – 8pm as part of the Drinks Reception for the Awards Dinner and also open from 8:30am on Thursday 30th January.

You can see the latest products from play and entertainment providers, find out about the latest online ticketing and web innovations, as well as have an opportunity to discuss your requirements with specialist industry experts from the marketing, planning and insurance professions.

Booking for trade stands are now live BOOK NOW

Companies exhibiting at the Trade Exhibition include:

Aardvark FX
Activity World
Advantage Buying Limited
Agility Marketing
Artifex Designs
Colour Heroes
Creative Play UK
David Taylor Design
Davies & Co
Deluxebase LTD
Formula K International Ltd
Greenspan Projects Ltd
Haven Systems
Huck Netts
Innovative Leisure
JKD3 Limited
Jumping Pillows
Kamarin Computers Ltd
kids play
Lorica Insurance
Magenta Star
Marsh & Co
Marshfield Farm Ice Cream
Merlinsoft Ltd
Miller Ark Toys
Miniport World
NGF Play Ltd
Nicco Parks & Resorts
NPP Books
Pacific Computers Limited
Play Area Hygiene
Preseli Gifts & Souvenirs
Purchasing for Parks
Rainbow Productions
Robbie Toys Ltd
Rupert Oliver’s Idea Factory
Rural Solutions
S.Gregory & Co
Sovereign Play Equipment
Teddy Mountain UK Ltd
Timely Intervention LTD
Ustigate Waterplay
World of Rides

Awards Dinner – 8pm Weds 29th January

Enjoy a spectacular evening with lots of laughs, drink, delicious food and of course the announcements of all the winners of the NFAN 2020 Annual Awards.


NFAN has negotiated special rates for our guests at Hilton Garden Inn (next to Doncaster Racecourse) on Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th January 2020. These special rates stop after 31st December 2019, so make sure you book before the deadline.

Simply follow the link below to book your discounted room!

Room TypeCost Per Night
Single Occupancy £89
Double Occupancy £99

Book your accommodation today

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