All about The 50+ Show

The original show (’The Retirement Show’) was launched in London in July 2007, in Manchester in March 2008 and in Glasgow in November 2008.

The shows successfully took place through 2007-2011, welcoming hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of visitors. Each show brought innovative new features which helped to build the show into the largest exhibition for mature visitors in the UK.

Following an in-depth survey of visitors and exhibitors, the original show was renamed and relaunched as The 50+ Show in April 2011.

The success of The 50+ Show in Manchester, London and Glasgow and demand from visitors and exhibitors led to the launch of The 50+ Show in Birmingham, in December 2013 and in Exeter in September 2014.

In 2015, The 50+ Show will take place in Birmingham in February, in London in July and in Glasgow in November. Dates for Exeter are to be confirmed. The 50+ Show will next take place in Manchester in 2016.

The 50+ Show is designed to appeal to the interests of its many visitors, and through 2014 and 2015 is being re-focused on four key topics: Hobbies, Health, Crafts and Travel. ‘Your passion: Our show!’

The 50+ Show Health Zone covers the following topics: Beating cancer; curing back pain; good mental health; sharp vision; better hearing; slimming and weight loss; living with diabetes; getting a good night’s sleep; heart health; alleviating arthritis; improving memory and alertness; all-round wellness; and health tourism.

The 50+ Show Travel Zone covers the following areas: Group travel; special interests; budget travel; luxury travel; days out; cruising; adventure and activity travel; short breaks; long-haul options; European adventures; city breaks; escorted tours; and solo travelling.

The 50+ Show Craft Zone covers the following popular crafts: Sewing and dress-making; cross-stitch; cookery and baking; cake decorating; knitting; drawing and sketching; flower arrangement; card-making.

The 50+ Show Hobbies Zone covers the following activities: Reading; gardening; walking; computers; music; theatre; motoring; puzzles and quizzes; food and drink; and volunteering, as well as finance and money; nutrition; photography; cinema; DIY; genealogy; dancing; history and antiques.

The 50+ Shows are organised by PRo Publications International Ltd, a company established in 1996 and based in Epsom, Surrey.

The 50+ Show was also shortlisted as the ‘Best Consumer Show’ at the Exhibition News Awards  in 2012 – thanks to everyone who enjoyed the show and for your support!

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The 50+ Show is a fabulous day out for anyone who wants to make the most out of life and will send you home with enough new ideas to last you a lifetime – come with a friend and plan to stay the whole day!


The 50+ Show is the largest exhibition in the UK specifically for mature visitors: If you want to meet your current and future customers, then you should exhibit at the show!