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Sat, 11 Feb


Sheffield City Centre

The Great Ant Exhibition Sheffield 2023

Introducing the Worlds Largest Ant Events, The Second Event Hosted by Ants on a Rock. A Fully Inclusive Event, we have opened up the trade section to Inverts and Reptiles too!!! What better way to spread Ant Love to the wider community.  But Ants are still the stars of the show Read More Below

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The Great Ant Exhibition Sheffield  2023
The Great Ant Exhibition Sheffield  2023

Time & Location

11 Feb 2023, 10:00 – 16:00

Sheffield City Centre, Norfolk St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2JB, UK

About the event

Introducing the Worlds Largest Ant Events. Hosted by Ants on a Rock.

A Fully Inclusive Event, we have opened the trade section to Inverts and supplies too!!! What better way to spread Ant Love to the wider community.

But Ants are still the stars of the show.

In the heart of the city centre, We are honoured to offer you TWO MASSIVE HALLS packed with….

Two Stage Areas with lectures to suit all levels of understanding, A large Exhibit Area where we will be showing off a range of Exhibits and Ants including Asian Bullet Ants, and Leaf Cutter Ants!!!!

We will have a Content Creator Area, with lots of our favourite content creators attending, this is a great place to grab a photo and a quick chat.

Our Trade Section is fully inclusive, meaning we welcome vendors of all exotic and wild things, Including local talent, starter businesses and wildlife charities. You will be sure to find many things on offer to satisfy your needs!!

This event is not to be missed. More lectures, More Exhibits, More Vendors and MORE ANTS!!!

Ant Exhibition UK has found the whole Ant Keeping Community and many other influential characters to be really supportive, With this support we are able to offer you this amazing Raffle at our event. with over 20 prizes to be won!!

Find further details in the product page. Raffle tickets 

Many local amenities such as Starbucks, McDonalds and the whole food sector all within 5 minute’s walk

Great Travel connections with us being with in 5 Mins walk of Trams, Bus Interchange and local taxi firms, Contact us for details

A range of hotels to suit any budget just a short walk from our venue, why not make the most of the weekend and visit some of Sheffield’s other awesome attractions and theatres whilst there.

A fully non profit event, all profits are put back into this and future shows, Charities and supporting the community, We Do This For The Love of The Hobby

Vendors and Experiences

We have searched high and low and listened to the community to provide you with Amazing Vendors , Ants are our main focus, but we have Inverts, Enclosures and loads more.


Check out some of the traders and Experiences attending 

Ants on a Rock - Ants, Accessories, Merch

BazAntz - Queen Ants

Ant Farm Supplies - Ant Keeping Accessories

SpooderHut - Jumping Spiders

Tarantula Room Limited - Tarantulas

Spider Planet - Tarantulas & Accessories

Tarantula Nest – Tarantulas

Spa Spiders - Tarantulas 

Charlotte's Webs - Jumping Spiders

Mantis Mayhem - Mantids

Manchester Mantids - Mantids

Mantis NI - Mantids/ Accessories

Unseen Universe - Inverts

Elquatica - Inverts/ Accessories

Steve's Animal Ark - Inverts

Creature Connections - Inverts

Luna Curios and Oddities - Taxidermy

Deadset  Co - Taxidermy

Pinsect - Taxidermy

Cambridge Nutrition UK - Health & Husbandry

Opal Geckos - Accessories

Herp Mania - Accessories

Johns Terrariums UK - Enclosures/ Accessories

E and L bindingcrafts - Bugs & Crafts

Sally's Mad Spiders - Crochet

Amazing Reptiles - Inverts/ Toys & Gifts

Motley Exotics - Invert Gifts

Creature Connections; Animal Education - Educational

Kate Edmudson - Educational

Rotherham Wildlife Trust

Dragon Planet Designs - Face Painting

A great range of educational experiences suitable for all ages, hold some amazing insects and animals, learn and possibly break a few fears as well. Supervised by some amazingly high experienced passionate staff.

On Stage

Hosting some great lecturers and demonstrations on our two stage areas

Main Stage

10:30 welcome speech

11:00 Dr Sophie Evison “just loads of stuff I know about ants”

12.30     Mystery Speaker

14:00 Prof Elva Robinson "What can humans learn from Ants?"

16:00 doors shut

Second Stage

11:30     Ant Keeping Demo

14:30 Bio Active Demo

Tickets £5

Children under 13 enter for free.

Available at Doors

Early Access Tickets £10 (Limited Stock) will allow the holder in to the venue at 9.15 to get the very first pick off the trader stalls, also a chance to look around and meet people before the crowds come in.

All Enquires please email

Hosted by Ants on a Rock.

Sponsored by AntsRus

Trader Booking forms available on request

Check out our Maps here. Start Planning your Day.

Main Hall

Second Hall

The Great Ant Bus will be travelling to The Great Ant Exhibition Sheffield 2023

We will have seats available for a small fee,

See details below.

(prices included)

-Weymouth Train Statin 10:15 depart (70 single way- 120 return journey)

-Yeovil, Morrisons Car Park 11.15 Depart (55 single way- 80 return journey)

-Taunton, Train Station 12.00 depart (50 single way- 75 return journey)

-Bristol Temple Meads, 1.30pm Depart (40 single way- 65 return journey)

-Gloucester Train Station 2.30pm (30 single way- 45 return journey)

-Birmingham Train Station 4.:00pm (20 single way- 30 return journey)

-Nottingham Train Station 5.00pm (10 single way- 20 return journey)

And arriving in Sheffield, Victoria Hall 6:00pm

Return Journey leaves Sheffield, Victoria Hall 6:30pm Saturday 11th.

To book your space get in touch.

Spaces are limited and running out!!



Milk street

Sheffield City Centre


S1 2PP 

2nd closest

Arundel gate car park

11a Arundel Gate

Sheffield City Centre


S1 2PN 

Best 2

NPC Sheffield

Hartshead Square


Sheffield City Centre

S1 2EL 

NPC Sheffield

Campo Lane

Sheffield City Centre


S1 2EF 



Best Western

Cutlers Hotel

31-33 George St

Sheffield City Centre


S1 2PF 

Mercury Sheffield

St Paul's Hotel

119 Norfolk St

Sheffield City Centre


S1 2JE

£77 average price 

Hotel novotel

50 Arundel Gate

Sheffield City Centre


S1 2PR

£59 average price


  • 30 minutes

    Ants on a Rock Welcomes you

    Main Stage

  • 1 hour

    Dr Sophie Evison Presents “Just loads of stuff I know about Ants”

    Main Stage
6 more items available


  • Under 13

    Sale ended
  • Standard

    +£0.13 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Early Access

    Enter from 9.15

    +£0.25 service fee
    Sale ended
  • NHS/Discount Ticket

    To be eligible for this ticket you must present a valid NHS ID upon entry to the venue. Failure to produce valid ID will result in loss of entry.

    +£0.06 service fee



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