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Following the government announcement on avoiding all non essential contact to control the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) the upcoming shows are subject to being cancelled.

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More information to come in the next few days.

The next NERS show

Welcome to our Newcastle 2* AGM Show on Saturday 4th April at:

St Bartholomew's Church Hall
3 Station Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE12 9NQ (GPS friendly: NE12 8YY)

Doors will open to exhibitors at 10.15am. Rats should be benched by 10.45am and judging will start at 11am prompt. Non-showing visitors are welcome after 11.30am. Venue photos and further information here.

Show Secretary:
Show Manager:
Varieties Judge: Ann Storey
Pet Judges: Alison Campbell & Emma McLean
Agility Judges: N/A

Entry deadline for this show is 10.30pm on Wednesday 1st April. No late entries will be accepted to this show.

Please send entries via our online entry form, although the Show Sec can be emailed if you encounter problems.

All rats can be entered into any number and any combination of the 2 sections in the show: Varieties and Pets. Rats entered in Varieties and/or Pets must be tanked.

There is no Agility at this show.

Fees, per exhibit Members Non-members
Standard entries (Variety/Pet section) £1.50 £2.50
Late entries (Variety/Pet section) £2.50 £3.50
Agility (not at this show) £1.00 £1.00
Please note that entry fees are payable in full, including any withdrawals made after the entry deadline. Payment can be made in cash on the day of the show or via PayPal - the Show Sec will provide details as part of the entry confirmation.
Hire tanks cost £1.50 per tank. Hire tanks are capped at a maximum of two tanks per exhibitor. If you need to hire more than two, this can sometimes be arranged by prior arrangement and exception only. New exhibitors will be given priority. Please note that hire tanks do not include substrate or moisture source so you will need to bring your own.
All shoulder rats must be registered prior to the show as they need to be health checked. There is no charge for bringing shoulder rats.

NERS rat shows aim to provide a meeting place for rat lovers from around the region whether or not they wish to exhibit their rats. Things you can do at this show include:

  • NERS Emporium
  • Cromarty’s Cuddle Corner
  • Fun Events
  • Light meals and refreshment - please contact the Show Manager (by the show entry deadline) to discuss any dietary restrictions
  • Raffle - donations welcome!
  • Stalls including Cosybedsandburrows and Smiley Face Rat Foods. All stalls need to be pre-registered, so if you're interested please email the Show Manager

If you are new to showing these guides may be helpful:
Showing at NERS shows
Show preparation

You can also connect with others hoping to attend via our public Facebook page. If you have any further questions feel free to ask!

Usual infection control rules apply:
Please do not bring your rats if you have had - or had contact with -

  • Any acute (new) infection related illness or unexpected deaths in the past 2 weeks;
  • Brought in any new rats over the past 2 weeks;
  • Been to any other shows or gatherings of rats in the past 2 weeks;
  • Any rat related contact with rats of unknown background (eg rescue centre, pet shop) in the past 2 weeks;
  • A virus within a small group of rats within the past 4 weeks:
  • A virus within a group of 15 or more rats, or when raising a litter within the past 8 weeks.
Individual circumstances will be considered, if you are unsure whether or not you can attend with your rats please contact the show sec by email on Help us to keep your rats safe!

For your information:
For future show dates, please refer to our show calendar.

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