Colours 2013 at Newbury Racecourse
Colours is the premier wargaming show in the South, with up to 80 traders in attendance and as many as 40 demonstration and/or participation games over the weekend, PLUS, lots of hard fought competitions in wargaming, modelling and figure painting (open to all), and a very popular Bring and Buy Stall.
The Show also features demonstrations of model making and painting by experts from a number of model making societies and displays of uniforms, weapons, drill and combat by the living history and re-enactment organisations.
Over the course of two days, several thousand people typically attend the show, which takes over all three floors of the magnificent Grandstand at Newbury Racecourse and, weather permitting, spills outside. As you would expect of a show of this quality and magnitude, the trade stands, displays, games and competitions are carefully integrated and laid out, and complementary Show Guides with complete floor plans are issued on entry.
Catering is fully laid on, providing a range of hot and cold food, hot and cold beverages, and a bar. Many people take the opportunity to sit outside on the Grandstand terraces to enjoy their lunch and the views across the Racecourse, especially if the weather is good.
There is ample free parking if you are driving to the show, and Newbury Racecourse also has its own station (open Saturdays) if you are travelling by train, and Newbury rail and bus stations are both within easy walking distance.
Be prepared for the WARGAMES EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR!
|Sat 14, Sun 15 Sep 2013||10:00 to 17:00|
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Newbury, RG14 7NZ
Map reference: SU 483666 Lat: 51.39729 Long: -1.30711
FROM M4 - JUNCTION 13
Exit the M4 at Junction 13 and join the A34 for Newbury. Follow the signs for Newbury, joining the A339 and follow into Newbury to a set of traffic lights (keep in one of the two lanes on the right hand side). Continue straight over two sets of traffic lights on the large roundabout (Robin Hood roundabout). At the next roundabout (Sainsburys on left), continue straight over remaining on the A339. At the next roundabout (Halfords on left), take the first exit left into Queens Road. At the mini roundabout, fork right into Greenham Road and take the first left into Racecourse Road leading to the main racecourse entrance.
FROM M3 - JUNCTION 9
Exit the M3 at Junction 9 (signed to the Midlands, Newbury and A34). Join the A34 and south of Newbury, leave the A34 at the exit sign posted Newbury B4640 / Tot Hill services, then follow the brown signs to Newbury Racecourse.
FROM M3 - JUNCTION 6
Follow the A339 to Newbury and then follow the brown signs to
Newbury racecourse has its own station, one stop from Newbury Station,
with direct connections to London Paddington and the West.
Parking : free
Nearest station : Newbury Racecourse station