Family Fun Day: Matchday Information Guide
Family Fun Day: Matchday Information Guide

Featured News | 14th May 2017

Should you be joining us for the Trent Bridge Family Fun Day as Notts Outlaws face Lancashire Lightning on Sunday 14 May, this matchday guide contains all the information you need to ensure maximum enjoyment from your day out at Trent Bridge.

All tickets cost £1 and all gate receipts will be donated to the Trent Bridge Community Trust. You’ll be visiting a venue voted the best spectator experience in the country by cricket supporters for eight years in succession, and holders of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Match Day Activities

We are laying-on a host of family fun entertainment between 11am and 4pm.

Visit our face painters and bouncy castle in the Squash Courts, via the ticket office near the pavilion.

The Trent Bridge Inn Courtyard

In the Trent Bridge Inn Courtyard, story-telling sessions and a samba drumming workshop will run alongside the Outlaws Cricket Zone, where people of all ages and abilities can have a go at cricket.

There will be All Stars Cricket sessions running, where you can learn new cricket skills and find out about the ECB's new All Stars initiative, which provides fun, informal sesisons for 5-8 year olds, and you can test your skills with Batfast, a cricket bowling simulator.

For those wishing to play a less active role, there will be a prosecco bar on hand, too. 

Autographs

Some of our first team players will be on hand to sign autographs in the Trent Bridge Inn Courtyard at 12.30pm, joined by our mascot, Nuts the Squirrel.

Interval Activities

During the 45-minute innings interval, weather permitting, you'll be able to make your way onto our hallowed turf, with a bat and ball, and crack on with an impromptu game. Look out for Nuts the Squirrel, who’ll be on the pitch meeting his fans.

You might want to watch the Gilbert Cup, a youth cricket tournament taking place on the field at the interval, too.

Smith Cooper Stand Concourse

Activities on the concourse of the Smith Cooper stand will include a charity cake stall run by West Bridgford's Mrs Buns, a caricaturist, smoothie bikes, Everyone Health stand, an urban artist and a British Heart Foundation stand, with James Taylor set to make an appearance at some point during the day.

Adjacent to the Smith Cooper Stand councourse, in the vicinity of the Dixon Gates, there will be a stand promoting the work of the Trent Bridge Community Trust, the charitable arm of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, which aims to improve the lives of young people in Nottinghamshire. All gate receipts from the day will be donated to the Trust. 

You might see our photographer taking pictures around the ground, which will be used for promotional purposes.

Ground Tours and the Trent Bridge Trail

Ground tours will depart from the Trent Bridge Community Trust stand at 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm and 4.30pm. Places need to be booked at the stand at least 30 minutes in advance of your chosen tour.

You can also sign up for the Trent Bridge Trail quiz at the stand, with clues located around the ground.

Please ask a steward should you require directions or further information about any of the events taking place on the day.

Hours of Play

Gates open at 9am, with start of play scheduled for 11am. The first session of play will take place between 11am and 2.30pm, before a 45-minute lunch interval. The afternoon session will take place between 3.15pm and 6.45pm.

Ticketing Information

Tickets are priced at £1 with gate receipts going to the Trent Bridge Community Trust.

Entry is free for children aged 0-2.

Seating is unreserved, so you are welcome to sit anywhere in the ground, with the exception of the exclusive seating for our Members situated in-front of the Pavilion. Should you wish to join them in those seats and have access to the Pavilion, we’d be delighted to welcome you as a Member of the Club. Click here to find out more…

Tickets In Advance

There are three different ways to purchase tickets in advance:

1. Buy online by clicking here…

2. Call the Ticket Hotline on 0844 811 8711 (kindly note that calls to our 0844 numbers will cost 7p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge).

3. Visit the Ticket Office in person

Tickets purchased more than two working days ahead of the match will be sent in the post. If purchased afterwards, they will be available for collection from the Ticket Office.

Alternatively, use the print at home option. Kindly note, you’ll need to physically print the tickets. They won’t scan from an electronic device.

Ticket office & hotline opening hours

Monday to Friday: 9.30am-4.30pm

Saturday: 9.30am-1pm

Opening hours are extended on matchdays.

Tickets on the day

You can buy tickets on the day from the Ticket Office on arrival at the ground, from the window counters on Bridgford Road, adjacent to the Hound Road turning.

Membership Renewals

If you wish to renew your Membership for 2017 and haven’t done so ahead of visiting for the match, please come to the Dixon gate (opposite the Co-op on Bridgford Road) and ask the gate steward who will permit you access to the ground and ticket office accordingly.

Where To Find Us

Trent Bridge Cricket Ground is situated in West Bridgford, in very close proximity to both Nottingham Forest and Notts County Football Clubs. Our postcode is NG2 6AG.

As you approach, you can’t miss the circular floodlights.

We are a couple of miles from Nottingham City Centre, a mile or so from the train station and our city is blessed with one of the best public transport networks in the UK.

We have gates through which to enter the ground situated on Bridgford Road, Radcliffe Road, Hound Road and Fox Road.

You’ll need your membership card or match ticket at the ready to gain entry.

Car Parking

Car Parking for spectators is available priced at £3 (£2 for Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club Members) at Notts Sports Ground (Lady Bay, postcode NG2 5AA). Alternatively parking is avilable at Bridge Field (postcode NG2 6AP) priced at £3 (£2 for Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club Members). Both of these car parks are around a five-minute walk from the ground.

Bicycle Parking

Riders are able to park their bikes at the ground, in bike racks situated on the Smith Cooper Stand and Radcliffe Road Stand concourses, until an hour after close of play.

Travelling By Bus

Discounted bus travel is available thanks to a partnership with Nottingham City Transport.

Ticket holders will be able to travel on Nottingham City Transport buses for £2.50 when they show a valid match ticket or Membership to the driver.

Please note this offer is only valid on Nottingham City Transport buses in greater Nottingham, and after 9.30am.

For further information on this offer and to plan you bus journey visit www.nctx.co.uk/cricket

Travelling By Tram

The nearest tram stop, Station Street, is a 15-minute walk from the ground, and anyone travelling from outside the city can take advantage of NET’s free park and ride facilities.

Travelling By Train

The ground is approximately a 15-minute walk from Nottingham Train Station towards West Bridgford and over the bridge, with regular buses also taking the route.

Know Your Royal London One-Day Cup Cricket

Royal London One-Day Cup matches are played to a finish over the course of one-day with 50 overs-per-side.

50-over cricket is traditionally more considered, and less hectic, than the all-out explosive action of the NatWest T20 Blast – but the balance is shifting and there’s nothing quite like the fluctuating drama of a run chase.

With the current trend towards playing the game in an entertaining and dynamic way, 50-over cricket is resurgent as a form of entertainment around the world – a format watched by a sell-out crowd of 17,000 each time England play a Royal London One-Day International at our venue.

The Notts Outlaws are contesting a group of nine in this year’s competition, with Worcestershire, Derbyshire Falcons, Warwickshire Bears, Leicestershire Foxes, Durham, Lancashire Lightning, Yorkshire Vikings and Northamptonshire Steelbacks competing alongside the Outlaws for the latter stages of the competition.

The tournament culminates in the grand occasion of a final at the spiritual and traditional home of world cricket, Lord’s.

It’s a dream for every county cricketer to get there, something the Outlaws last achieved in 2013, so the stakes are certainly high.  

Weather Forecast

View the latest weather forecast here…

The weather can take turns during the day, so please bring clothing to cover all eventualities.

Trent Bridge Shop

For souvenirs, replica shirts, bats, balls and training wear, our Club Shop is situated on the Trent Bridge Inn Courtyard.

Also look out for our smaller retail outlets situated on the Fox Road and Radcliffe Road concourses, as well as the Smith Cooper Stand concourse.

Toilet Facilities

Ample toilet facilities are located, and well signposted, in various locations around the ground.

Baby Changing Facilities

Changing facilities are available in the Members’ Pavilion disabled toilets, as well as in the squash complex ladies' toilets (access via the Ticket Office near the back entrance to the Pavilion), the William Clarke Stand ladies toilets and the first-floor toilets on the East Wing of the Radcliffe Road Centre. Please feel free to ask any steward for directions.

The squash complex changing rooms can be made available upon request from a steward as further baby changing facilities accessible to men, or as a quiet feeding area.

Radcliffe Road Development

Phase one of the Radcliffe Road Development has been taking place throughout the winter months, securing the future of international cricket at Trent Bridge with necessary improvements to the broadcast facilities.

The redevelopment is ongoing, so please be aware of some restrictions to the building’s usual arrangements and facilities.

Lower and middle tier seating, together with the first-floor Cricketers’ Suite dining facility, is open.

The main lift facility is not in use, however, a temporary lift to the first-floor – adjacent to Reception and staffed throughout the day – will be available.

Middle tier seating is available via the staircase only on this occasion. Access to this seating by lift will not be available. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to ask a Member of staff, who will be delighted to assist you.

Visiting Trent Bridge with Disabilities

Wheelchair

Wheelchair viewing positions are available in-front of the William Clarke and Smith Cooper Stands, as well as the Hound Road Upper, Radcliffe Road Lower and the top of the Smith Cooper Stand.

Lift facilities to the middle tier seating of the Radcliffe Road Stand will not be in use at this fixture due to ongoing ground development. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience.

Please feel free to ask your nearest steward or Member of staff if you have any questions, who will be delighted to assist you.

Disabled Parking

Should you require disabled parking, please contact the Club in advance on 0115 982 3000.

RNIB Commentary

Should you be blind or partially sighted, please feel free to collect a headset from Radcliffe Road Reception for ball-by-ball commentary.

Food & Drink

The Cricketers’ Suite, situated on the first floor of the Radcliffe Road Stand, serves delicious hot and cold food as well as vegetarian and gluten free options, while catering for Nottinghamshire and Lancashire Members is also available in the Pavilion.

Additional catering options for eating on the move, or to take back to your seat, are available on the Trent Bridge Inn Courtyard, including the popular Rustic Crust Pizza outlet, pic-n-mix unit and prosecco bar.

The all-important ice cream van will, meanwhile, be located on the Smith Cooper Stand concourse.

Additional bar facilities will be available at the new scoreboard on the corner of the Radcliffe Road and Fox Road Stands, together with the Squash Club Bar situated adjacent to the ticket office, the Parr Bar on the TBI Courtyard and an additional facility on Hound Road.

If you still wish to bring your own food & drink, please ensure that any food or soft drinks are in plastic or cardboard containers; avoiding alcohol, cans, glassware or metal cutlery.

Smoking Policy

Designated smoking areas are assigned in various concourse areas, but smoking (including e-cigarettes) is only permitted in these areas, so please refrain from smoking in your seat.

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