24 Apr 2014

Ideal Home Show, Manchester 2014

The Ideal Home Show is coming to Manchester and you can win tickets to be there!

As somebody based in the North of England, I have always felt a little pang, a little twinge, a little miffed every time I read about some high profile event happening in London. So imagine my surprise and joy when I found out that for the first time in its 106 year history, the iconic Ideal Home Show will be heading north to EventCity in Manchester. I was even more pleased when I got the opportunity to showcase this magnificent event on my blog and offer my readers a chance to attend too.

Not just is The Ideal Home Show coming North, it is bringing along a fabulous celebrity line-up.

Gregg Wallace from MasterChef is representing the Food & Housewares section. Melinda Messenger will represent the ideal Woman section. Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen will represent Interiors, while George Clarke represents Home Improvements. Diarmuid Gavin will be representing the ideal Gardens section. And Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis will be making a special appearance. 

The celebs will be on hand at different times throughout the 3-day event running from 6th to 8th June 2014. I cannot wait!

Whether you are looking for a complete home revamp or just some inspiration to add that extra something to your homes, the Ideal Home Show has something for everyone. With eight sections packed full of exhibitors, state-of-the-art products and expert advice, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Here’s what you can expect:

Ideal Interiors
Within Ideal Interiors, you will find top brands and beautiful products to add those final details to your home. Whatever your taste, you will find plenty of choice for every area of your home, from clever storage, and impressive furniture to innovative design and decorating solutions.

Home Improvements
Whatever your project plans, discover the best way to tackle DIY dilemmas head on with the help of TV architect George Clarke, who’s heading the section. With top brands, expert advice and thousands of products and finishes to choose from, the Ideal Home Improvements section will provide you with everything you need for the job.

Ideal Gardens
The Ideal Gardens section is the perfect place to find everything you need to get your garden up to scratch. If you’re planning a new patio, looking for the perfect furniture set, or want to turn your garden into that extra outdoor room to relax in and enjoy, then you’ll find it here. Everyone from budding gardeners to seasoned pros will find plenty of ideas whatever the size of the garden, from window boxes to large open spaces. 

Ideal Technology 
Whether you are gadget savvy or just a beginner, there is something for everyone in Ideal Technology, from entertainment, gaming and household goods to energy-saving items that make your home eco-friendly.

Ideal Shopping
Inside Ideal Shopping, visitors can find a treasure trove of beautiful home accessories, stunning gifts, exciting toys and innovative new technology. Here you’ll find a dazzling array of must-have items, perfect for styling your home or as gifts for friends and family that you simply won’t find on the high street.

Ideal Food & Housewares sponsored by Regina
For the real foodies out there, Ideal Food & Housewares, sponsored by Regina, is the one-stop-shop for artisan produce, handy cooking gadgets and expert advice from top chefs. The hall will bring together a tempting array of delicious foods to try from all corners of the globe and the combined Food & Drink Theatre sponsored by Regina will provide top tips and delicious demos, where the chefs be cooking up dishes inspired by the Ideal Home Show Seasonal Cook Book.

Ideal Woman 
Ideal Woman, is the perfect place to take time out from a busy shopping schedule to be pampered. Relax and indulge in a glass of bubbly at the Champagne Bar, browse the latest products and pick up hints and tips on this seasons fashion trends.

The Super Theatre
The Ideal Super Theatre will be the centrepiece of the 2014 Ideal Home Show. Representing each section of the show, the theatre will host talks and demonstrations from the nation's most loved home experts. The 2014 Ideal Super Theatre will have everything you need for the ultimate inspiration to create your own Ideal Home.

I plan to be there with a friend and our little ones in tow. You have a chance to be there too. Just enter the competition below, and you could win a pair of tickets to the Ideal Home Show in Manchester for 6th June 2014. I have 2 pairs waiting to be won. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: I have been given 2 passes to attend Opening Day on 6th June 2014 of the Ideal Home Show at EventCity in Manchester in exchange for running this competition and posting this listing and one other review. I have not received any other compensation in cash or kind.


  1. Love the Ideal Home show, its just a fab day of seeing new things, eating lots and coming home with achy feet and bags of goodies.

  2. Great comp - I'm just a bit too far for it.

  3. I have never been! It is always a long journey from where I live down in the South West- but maybe one day I will make the effort as have heard it is a great day out!

  4. Looks like it will be a really great event x

  5. I won't enter as too far from it but good luck everyone!

  6. Gosh, this sounds like just what I need!

  7. Lovely comp, won't be able to go so I won't enter but sounds like a lovely day out x

  8. Bit too far for me so I've shared instead of entering x

  9. Lovely competition but definitely too far to go

  10. I feel the same way living in Wales :-) Unfortunately this is still a bit too far;-)

  11. Looks like a wonderful event - one that i've always wanted to attend but never got around to actually going to! Manchester is too far for me travel wise but best of luck to everyone else entering the comp xxx

  12. I've only been once but had a great time, so much to see and do!

  13. Tat's a cool comp! Too far for me too, maybe another time :)

  14. I love these types of shows but it is too far for me so i wont be entering xx

  15. Sounds like a great exhibition to visit x

  16. A bit too far for me but good luck to all who enter

  17. Ive always wanted to go to the ideal home exhibition but Manchester is too far for us

  18. I already have tickets for this so I'll see you there!
    x x

  19. I remember seeing the Ideal Homeshow in London it was so much fun. Great giveaway. x

  20. I love Ideal Home Show. We try to go every year, this places is always so inspiring

  21. I love seeing new ideas and products.

  22. Sounds like a cracking day out, will be looking forward to all the influx of photo's and reviews from people who go :)

    ~Tiaras & Prozac

  23. drat I am busy can't enter or come at all that weekend :-(

  24. We are looking to move house and would love a bit of inspiration for our dream place !:)

  25. I love all the ideas and inspiration


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