MineVention UK 2015 will take place at the Peterborough Arena, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire on 12th September 2015. We chose the venue for its amazing location in the country with great rail and road links from all over the UK. More importantly, its size gives us the opportunity to bring over 5000 Minecraft fans along, and we cant wait to see you all there.
Peterborough Arena is easily accessible to visitors travelling by car, public transport, train and plane, making it convenient and easy to access from anywhere in the UK and even overseas.
The address is:
East of England Showground
Arriving by car, you will be guided to one of our hard standing or grassed free parking areas. There are 22,000 spaces so plenty of room for everyone. We also have plenty of disabled parking bays.
Travelling from Peterborough City Centre – take the Nene Parkway/A1260, follow directions to Oundle Road/A605 and turn right onto this road which will lead you directly to the venue. The brown highway signs indicating East of England Showground will help to guide you.
The journey is approximately 16 minutes from the centre of Peterborough.
Travelling from the A1(M) south – continue along the A1(M), passing the Peterborough Services Area (Extra MSA); continue forward onto the A1 and then take the next turn left, signposted East of England Showground. At the junction with the A605, turn left and travel half a mile. At the roundabout, turn right, and you have arrived at Peterborough Arena.
Travelling from the A1(M) north – ignore the very first signpost for Peterborough and continue travelling along the A1 picking up the brown highways signposts indicating East of England Showground. Follow these signs and leave the A1 at the Alwalton, taking you through the village and oto the A605 Oundle Road junction. Turn left at this junction and at the very next roundabout, turn right here and you’ve arrived at Peterborough Arena.
By public transport
Peterborough City Centre has a number of taxi ranks, as well as a coach park and bus station located within the Queensgate Centre. The Stagecoach bus service runs an hourly service during the week and two-hourly Sunday service, stopping just outside Peterborough Arena. The bus numbers to look for are x4 and 24 leaving Bay 15 at Peterborough Queensgate.
The bus stop is located on the main road fronting the venue (Oundle Road). A five to 10-minute walk will bring you to our main entrance gate.
Peterborough is located on the main East Coast rail line running from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh. A number of fast trains run on this network, making London accessible in 45 mins on specific trains.
The station has its own taxi rank which means reaching Peterborough Arena is approximately 15 minutes away once the train has arrived in the station.