The Kent Event Centre is ideally suited for arrival by car as we are located just off the A249 dual carriageway.
From the M20 Motorway, exit the motorway at junction 7 and follow signs to Sittingbourne, Sheerness A249. Follow the A249 for approximately 2 miles, the Kent Event Centre & Kent Showground are clearly signposted on the left-hand side after the brow of the hill.
From the M2 Motorway, exit the motorway at junction 5 signposted (M20) Maidstone A249. Follow the A249 for approximately 5 miles. Please be aware that cars are unable to cross over the carriage way to the Showground on the right-hand side of the road. Visitors will need to carry on along the A249 to the roundabout at the bottom of Detling hill, then follow the M20 directions above.
Please note: The Kent Event Centre is no longer accessible via Scragged Oak Road. Using this route will direct you to a locked gate.
The Kent Event Centre has parking for up to 30,000 vehicles. For events within the Showground site there is hard standing around all the exhibition halls with plenty of overflow parking within easy walking distance. For public outdoor events, organisers can choose car parking to correspond with the public entrances they require. The Kent Showground has six entrances with disabled parking at the main two entrances.
The concrete road infrastructure throughout the Showground means that visitors are able to access all areas of the Showground as well as ramp access to all exhibition halls. The meeting rooms in the Clive Emson Conference centre can be accessed via a lift to the first floor.