Visit Toy Fair
Meet with 260+ exhibiting companies and receive exclusive retail offers. Toy Fair is a strictly trade event that welcomes members of the toy, game and hobby industry.
“Fantastic 2023 Toy Fair which was a great start to the New Year, thoroughly enjoyed the event and I can't wait for the next one.”John Lewis
“I love visiting the Toy Fair to reconnect with friends, and to make new ones in a fun, and fabulous industry. Always a highlight of my media calendar, and I look forward to attending every year!”KiddyCharts
“Amazing show, really enjoyed meeting with the different suppliers and seeing some interesting products.”Sports Directory
“The 3 days we visit London Toy Fair each year are among the most important days of our calendar year. The amount of information, products & networking that we are able to do in such a short period of time is unparalleled, and aside from the absolutely massive to-do list I leave with after the Fair, it is a brilliant, action-packed bundle of craic & business to ensure we are right up to speed with the very best of what is going to be on our shelves for the coming year.”ToyTown
“I’ll be attending Toy Fair in Olympia in January 2024 and am looking forward to it. Toy Fair is invaluable for seeing the new launches for the year ahead from the companies I already buy from as well as checking out potential new suppliers and just catching up with all the sales teams and companies I already deal with.”Giddy Goat Toys
“Toy Fair is our annual highlight, three days in the capital in a fantastic venue, discovering exciting new products, meeting with suppliers old and new and saying yes to terrific deals.Howleys Toymaster
We love the energy and excitement that makes Toy Fair so unique, it’s an unmissable event.”
Who Can Attend?
The Toy Fair is a strictly trade only event and is not open to the public. It is free to all pre-registered guests. If you intend to bring children to the event please note the strict age policy and refer to the Visitor Kids Policy below.
The Toy Fair welcomes
- The Media
- Play specialists
- Suppliers to the trade
- Educational specialists
- and others affiliated with the trade
2024 Floor Plan
Interactive floor plan below
View the 2024
Visitor Kids Policy
The Toy Fair is a strictly trade-only event and regulations prohibit children between the ages of 5 and 16 entering the fair. Exceptions are made for child performers under the age of 16, but they must hold a child performance licence or have an education exemption notice from their local authority.
For a child to attend, you must provide by January 5 the following to The Toy Fair press team:
- Completed Toy Fair registration form found HERE
- Written permission from the child’s school
- Child performance licence or notice of education exemption issued by local authority
- Child chaperone licence if person responsible for the child at Toy Fair is not their legal guardian
Once all information has been provided, a press badge can be applied for HERE. The Toy Fair press team will only give final approval of a press badge once all of the above documents have been provided.
The Toy Fair and Toy Fair press team cannot apply for or issue licences, this must be done by the parents and local council of the child.
Important children's licence info:
- Children attending the Toy Fair
- Obtaining a Child Licence
- Obtaining a child chaperone licence
- Children Under Five
Children attending the Toy Fair
If you wish to bring a child on-site, you have a legal responsibility to ensure that the child is properly licenced. Licences are required for child performers to:
- Demonstrate products on exhibiting stand
- Film content for social media channels
- Pose for photography
- Any involvement in blogging
If your local authority does not issue a child licence, please request an education exemption notice. This should be an email/letter from your local council detailing:
- Child’s name
- Child’s school
- Permission to be out of school for the Toy Fair 2024 dates (23-25 January)
Once approved by the press team, each child will be issued a badge to be worn at all times.
The Toy Fair is the UK’s largest dedicated trade show. Toys displayed on stands are examples of future product, with many still in the prototype stage, and can only be handled with the permission of exhibitors. Please make sure children are always kept under close supervision while on-site.
Obtaining the child licence
All children need written permission from their school and the correct child licence, which must be shared with organisers (the BTHA) prior to gaining entry. Child licences are authorised by the child’s local council. If a local council does not issue a child licence, written permission from the child’s local authority will be required. Please note that licences can take 30 days to be issued.
Obtaining a child chaperone licence
All children attending The Toy Fair must be accompanied by a chaperone. If the chaperone is the legal guardian of the child, no additional licence is required. If the chaperone is not the child’s legal guardian, the chaperone will require a chaperone’s licence. Chaperones need to apply for a licence from the local council at least 3 months before the start of Toy Fair on January 23.
Children Under Five
All non-performing children below the age of five can attend The Toy Fair without a licence under the supervision of a guardian or chaperone, but please note a chaperone will still require a licence. If a child under five is attending in a performing/working capacity, a completed Toy Fair registration form and licence must be provided to the press team before applying for a press badge.
Look back at Toy Fair 2023
WATCH 2023 SHOW HIGHLIGHTS, VIEW EXHIBITOR LISTS AND FLOOR PLANS
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Accommodation / Travel / Parking
Explore the area
The Toy Fair takes place at Olympia London, Kensington, providing a great opportunity for visitors to see London after hours.
Please visit the Olympia website for useful information about the surrounding area.
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