THE 2ND UK PEZ GATHERING
The 2nd UK PEZ Gathering will be taking place in NORWICH from the 4th – 6th October 2018.
Unlike our 1st Gathering, which was held in 2016, this year we will have a full 3 days of fun.
We like to make our events as family orientated as possible and there will be lots to do for all ages. The main PEZ event will take place on Saturday 6th October, where we will also have a set time which is open to members of the public to come in and buy/trade PEZ with the attendees. The other days leading up to the Saturday will consist of spending time with both National and International PEZheads and doing a range of activities, trading PEZ, having fun and playing games. An agenda is set out below.
The 2nd UK PEZ Gathering will be taking place at Best Western George Hotel in Norwich.
The hotel is situated in a quiet conservation area, only 10 minutes walk from Norwich city centre and is a short drive from Norwich International Airport.
At the intersection of the A11 (Newmarket Road) and A140 (innner ring road) follow the A11 towards Norwich city centre. Take the third left – the hotel is immediately on your right.
Excellent access by rail or bus, with Norwich Airport under seven miles away and the Port of Harwich only an hour with its twice daily service to the Hook of Holland and links to Hamburg and beyond.
For details on hotel pricing and booking instructions, please click here.
The agenda for the gathering is still being finalised, but here is a rough idea of what will be happening. We will update this with full details and pricing as activities are confirmed.
Wednesday 3rd October
There is no set plan for this day. Guests begin to arrive and settle into their hotel rooms. Hosts will be on site to help with anything that attendees need. Evening entertainment can be arranged for those wanting to do something fun.
Thursday 4th October
11.30am – Take a trip on the famous Norfolk Broads.
This boat trip lasts for an hour and a half and is a lovely relaxing way to start the PEZ fun! The tour is commentated by the boats skipper and food and drink is available to buy on board. The boat sets sail in Wroxham and we will provide transport to and from the location. Price is £9 each, children under 5 are free.
6.30pm – Woodfordes Brewery.
Experience the sights and sounds of Norfolk’s largest Brewery. Discover the process involved in creating their great beers. The end of the tour brings a chance to taste what you have seen. Age 18+
Price is £15 for the tour and tasting, but if we have enough people wanting to go, the price will reduce to £10 each.
Transport will once again be provided.
- Room Hopping – set up and buy/trade PEZ from your hotel rooms.A great way to interact and get to know new PEZ Collectors.
- PEZ Contests/games will be arranged for all.
Friday 5th October
- Time to be confirmed – A tour of the city of Norwich.
See the sights and learn the history of the host city, Norwich. More details about this will be confirmed soon. We’re just ironing out a few details
6.30pm – Bowling party.
We thought it would be fun to have a few games of bowling and have a little competition at the bowling alley.
There are a number of bowling packages to choose from, including a great one that includes 2 games of bowling, a drink, buffet food and some added extras. Prices will depend on which package we choose, so we need to know if you would like to attend this. Once we know numbers, we can let you know prices.
Transport will be provided to the venue.
- Room Hopping.
- PEZ contest/games will be arranged for all.
Saturday 6th October
The main event.
A day full of PEZ fun! Starting at 10.30am, the day will consist of PEZ buying/selling, games, competitions and a charity auction!
A section of the day will be open to the public to come and buy/trade PEZ with our attendees.
Refreshments and lunch is included in the registration fee.
After the daytime fun is over, we’ll head out for dinner and some after party fun! Be prepared for a long night!!
Registrants are not bound by the agenda and can join in with as many or as few activities as they like. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
This price includes a goodiebag full of special items made for the gathering. You will receive an official 2nd UK PEZ Gathering dispenser made by PEZ International (only 144 produced), a tshirt, pin badge and lots and lots more exciting goodies.
Lunch on the Saturday and entrance into all the PEZ games/contests held throughout the gathering.
Dealer tables on the Saturday are free for attendees, but are on a first come, first served basis.
This registration DOES NOT come with a goodiebag.
Lunch and refreshments on the Saturday included.
Entrance into all the PEZ games/contests held throughout the gathering included.
Children under 10 years old are free.
Registration fees do not cover the costs of the tours and activities on the Thursday and Friday.
The UK PEZ Gatherings are non-profit events and all of the registration fees will be used to cover costs of the events. In the case that there are excess funds available, we will contribute towards the costs of the tours/activities.
Only registrations made before the 15th September 2018 will be guarenteed a full goodiebag.
Anybody wanting to register after this date can do so, but please be aware that items may be limited for late registrants. Please contact us directly if you wish to make a late registration and we can advise on the situation.
A limited number of absentee packages will be availble. More information on these will be confirmed very soon.
Please note that absentee packages will not be sent out until AFTER the gathering has taken place on the 6th October 2018.