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2022 CONFERENCE: Main Conference Day (Delegates)

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PAST EVENT – Thursday, 9 June 2022 08:00 – Thursday, 9 June 2022 16:30

ICC Wales Coldra Woods Newport South Wales NP18 1HQ

NFAN’s biggest event of the year!


It’s back! After two years we’re reconnecting farm and trade members in this huge 3-day event taking place at ICC Wales, Newport on 7th, 8th & 9th June 2022.

With pre-conference visits to Cefn Mably Farm, Little Owl Farm Park, Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm and Cattle Country Farm Park, our glitzy awards dinner, great networking opportunities, huge trade exhibition, motivational keynote and expert speakers, this event is going to be spectacular! 

View the conference brochure here.

An exciting jam-packed Programme

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 7th June

– 10am to 4pm Pre-Open Day visits to Cefn Mably Farm, Little Owl Farm Park and Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm

– 7:30pm Informal Networking Evening Meal and Entertainment at ICC Wales

Wednesday 8th June

– 10am to 3pm Open Day Visit to Cattle Country Farm Park

– 5.30pm to 6pm Conference First Timers Meet and Greet

– 6pm Drinks Reception – Trade Exhibition Opens (2 hours) at ICC Wales

– 8pm Awards Dinner at ICC Wales

Thursday 9th June

– 8:00am Trade Exhibition Opens at ICC Wales

– 9:00am Chairman’s Welcome from Doug Douglas & Speed Networking

– 9:15am Keynote: Kevin Green – Recruiting and Retaining Generation Z

– 10:15am Exhibition and Coffee

– 11:15am Janet Uttley, Visit Britain – Tourism Trends 

– 11:35am Rubber stamp your attraction for the Code of Practice – NFAN/KIWA 

– 11.45am Premiumising and De-Skilling Your Catering Offer – Regency Purchasing Group

– 12:15 pm Lunch & Exhibition

– 2:15pm “What Flew and What Flopped?” and panel discussion.
   Mark Navin, Cockfields
   Ben Marshall, Wroxham Barns
   Richard Bower, Lower Drayton Farm

– 3pm Maximising Dynamic Pricing, Caroline Sanger-Davies & Baker Richards

– 3:30pm Hear from the best – two inspiring NFAN Award entries

– 4pm Thank you & Close

Click here for details of our Conference talks and speakers.

Here are the trade members exhibiting at this year’s event:

  • A P Leisure / Grass Sledges
  • Aardvark FX
  • Agility Marketing
  • BERG
  • Bertoy
  • Beyonk
  • Bigjigs Toys Ltd
  • British Alpaca Society
  • C.A.Littlejohn LTD
  • Cawston Press
  • Charnwood Food Safety Ltd
  • Clear Sky Safari Tents
  • Colour Heroes Ltd
  • Convious
  • Creative Play UK Ltd
  • D M Gould Wholesale Limited
  • Davies & Co
  • Digitickets
  • Enchanted Creations
  • Farm Day Nurseries
  • Farrah’s of Harrogate Ltd
  • Fiesta Crafts
  • Fordingbridge
  • Formula K International Limited
  • Freddie’s Farm Ltd
  • Further Space
  • Fuse Metrix Group Ltd
  • Greenspan Projects
  • Gregory’s of Leeds Ltd
  • Innovative Leisure
  • JKD3 Limited
  • Jumbo Inflatables
  • Jumping Pillows Ltd
  • Keycraft Ltd
  • Macventure Play
  • Malcolm Scott Consultants
  • Marsh & Co
  • Marshfield Farm Ice Cream
  • Merlinsoft Ltd
  • Millars Ark Toys Ltd
  • NFAN
  • PIB Leisure Attractions
  • Playcraft Ltd
  • Playscheme, SJ Danby Ltd
  • Prestige Events Enterprises LTD
  • Rainbow Productions
  • Ray Hole Architects
  • Real Dinos
  • Regency Purchasing Group
  • Robbie Toys
  • Rossi (Southend on Sea) Ltd
  • Rupert Oliver’s Ideas Factory
  • Rural and Business Specialists
  • Severn Leisure Rides
  • Sundown Products 
  • Teddy Mountain (UK) Ltd
  • Teddy Tastic Bear Co Ltd
  • The Play Company
  • The Rural Planning Co
  • Ticket Tailor
  • TicketSpice
  • Timberplay Ltd
  • Timely Intervention Ltd
  • TixTrack
  • TouchWood Play
  • Track Systems
  • TYG Ltd T/A TYG Tickets
  • Vennersys Ltd
  • Vision
  • Visisoft
  • World of Rides

Hear what previous delegates have said…

7 Reasons to attend the NFAN Conference

Below are our top 7 reasons for attending the NFAN Conference!

  • 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?

The 2022 Conference & Trade Exhibition is taking place at the ICC Wales, Newport (NP18 1HQ)


There are a few hotels close the to venue. The closest is Celtic Manor Resort, which is a 2 min walk.

Celtic Manor Resort

Other nearby hotel options include the Coldra Court HotelHoliday Inn Newport and Premier Inn Newport, which are all less than 1 mile away from ICC Wales. 

Main Conference Day Gold Sponsors 

Thank you very much to our Gold Sponsors:

Tel: 01536 524808


Chartered Surveyors and Rural Consultants specialising in securing Planning Permission for farm diversification projects, negotiating Rateable Values and appeals, valuation advice for securing funding and grant aid applications.

Davies & Co have extensive experience in advising NFAN members ‘farm to farm attraction’, or expansion of an existing business, with Planning and Business Rates Liability.

Their approach in the leisure and tourism industry has helped farm attractions create successful businesses and maximise their assets.

Contact us today to find out how we can help you.


DigiTickets provide award-winning software to help attractions, tours and events manage their operations. Trusted by over 1000 venues in the UK and further, DigiTickets provides everything needed to run an attraction from online ticketing and queue-busting ticket redemption to staff scheduling products and point of sale systems. Backed by cutting edge software and exceptional service and support, you can effortlessly control your business from anywhere at any time.

Established as one of the UK’s most trusted ticketing providers, DigiTickets brings you an award-winning platform that is not only packed with features but focuses on delivering the best experience to your customers.

Designed around the tourism and events industry, we aim to provide the best support possible, whilst staying flexible to meet your requirements. We prioritise building genuine partnerships with our clients, making sure that we’re the right choice for you whether you’re a brand-new attraction or a well-established organisation. What’s more, getting set up couldn’t be simpler; we take care of all the technical bits, so you can get back to managing your business.

Our range of tried, tested, and perfected products work together seamlessly too, so jumping between different systems to manage different parts of your business is a thing of the past.

Ready to get started? Get in touch today to book a demo and find out more;

Tel: 0116 204 3415

Marsh and Company’s Exclusive NFAN-Approved Insurance Scheme continues to include a Free Independent Health and Safety Audit as part of our service offering. This is a one-day health check by our appointed fully qualified independent company partner whom is well acquainted with the Visitor Attractions Insurance Industry.
In addition, we have a choice of Exclusive insurers on our panel that continue to provide bespoke competitive insurance solutions including business interruption extensions for closure of the attraction following risks such as e. coli including an outbreak at a neighbouring farm/attraction. PLUS we have the all important independent facility and insurer network that allows us to go outside of our scheme coverage when required obtaining quotations from Lloyd’s of London insurers and others.

Marsh & Co is also the official Animal Attraction Assurance Scheme Accreditation Supplier and will reduce premiums by 7.5% to a maximum of £1,500 for clients with AAAS certification.

Come and talk to us about how we can help you, how we can ensure you have adequate coverage and how we can reduce your premiums.

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Encouraging best practice and knowledge sharing, we proactively update members on the latest HSE advice, represent the farm attraction industry at government meetings, run events and provide ongoing support and guidance.

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