This is the information for 2018 - The information below has been left here for information only.
(£20 for family ticket)
|Entry to the event||n/a||n/a|
|Plain lanyard and badge||n/a||n/a|
|£5 donation to the RDA|
|Name in con book|
|Supporter button badge|
|VIP button badge|
|Queue-jump priority entry|
|Early entry on Saturday|
|Priority seating at main stage events|
Standard prices, excluding either of the upgrades, are shown below
Aged 4 and under
Aged 5 to 13 inclusive
Must be accompanied by someone aged 18 or over with an adult or family ticket
Aged 14 and up
1 adult and 4 children or 2 adults and 2 children
Important: Tickets are non-transferable. Proof of ID, such as a passport, photocard driving licence or a credit or debit card will be required to collect the tickets. Attendees aged 13 and under will need to be accompanied by an attendee aged 18 or over with an adult ticket or as part of a family ticket. For more details, please see our FAQs.
VIP upgrade was an add-on to your standard ticket that includes special extra perks to make your visit even more memorable. There is a limit on the quantity, and every VIP gets these extras:
In 2016, the VIP tickets sold out in less than three weeks, in 2017 VIP sold out in 6 hours. In 2018 VIP tickets sold out in 26 minutes.
Attendees without a VIP ticket will be able to buy merchandise at the convention, but the VIP exclusive items will not be for sale.
For 2018 we made the VIP ticket a separate upgrade rather than an adult weekend ticket to allow easier purchase for children and for stallholders. You need to buy a day, weekend or stallholder ticket in addition to the VIP upgrade to gain admission to the event.
Adults with a VIP ticket can bring infants (aged 4 and under) with them and take advantage of the early entry and priority seating, however infants will not receive any other VIP perks such as a goodie bag. Children (aged 5 to 13 inclusive) must have a VIP ticket to enter the convention early - buying a VIP ticket for one member of a group doesn't allow any VIP perks to other members of the group.
Supporter tickets are your way of supporting UK PonyCon and our chosen charity, the Riding for the Disabled Association.
Five pounds from the sale of each ticket (£10 for family tickets) goes directly to the RDA. The rest of the money goes towards UK PonyCon, to help us make the event even more fun and exciting. To say thank you, we'll be giving you a button badge with an exclusive design (four or five badges for family tickets). We'll also print your name in the con book if you'd like it printed.
Saturday is the longer day of the convention with a program of evening events, whilst the convention closes at 6pm on Sunday. We aim to put out a full program of content on both days, but Saturday being the longer day we felt it more appropriate to charge a little more for the Adult saturday tickets whilst reducing the Sunday ticket prices by the same amount.
Child prices are the same both days.
Rather than increase our prices, for 2018 we decided to not do early bird prices. We have kept weekend prices the same as the non early bird prices, with the day tickets £2 higher on Saturday and £2 lower on sunday.
More than half of our ticket sales in 2017 were during the "early bird" phase, which puts pressure on the con finances. Whilst the alternative would be to have a limited number of Early Bird tickets, we also believe it is unfair to charge different people different prices for the same ticket. This is especially the case as with the amount of tickets sold in the first day of sales both in 2018 and 2017, early bird prices would be unlikely to last more than a day, most likely a couple of hours.
Tickets will NOT be available on the door. Since UK PonyCon 2015 the event has sold out before the convention, with the date we reach our capacity growing earlier. In 2017 we obtained more capacity so were able to reopen ticket sales for a while, but our capacity for 2018 was fixed at Saturday tickets sold out in July, Sunday sold out at the end of August. No tickets will be available on the door - please do not turn up without a ticket.
We have lots of different types of tickets to suit different people. The most popular ticket types are listed above, but here's the last few types:
We want everyone to be able to enjoy UK PonyCon, and we know that some of our attendees need a bit of extra help to do that. That's why we offer free tickets for personal assistants and carers.
Visit the access statement page to find out how to get one.
UK PonyCon would be nothing without the amazing stallholders and their stalls. We are no longer accepting stall applications for 2018.
Stallholder information can be found on the stalls page.