Public events hosted at the Showground

Spring Quilt Fair 2018
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – Jan 28 @ 4:00 pm

Event closes 4.30pm on Friday and Saturday and 4.00pm on Sunday

London Harness Horse Parade
Apr 2 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Main parade starts at approximately 1.00 pm

The London Harness Horse Parade as it is known today takes place annually on Easter Monday at The South of England Centre, Sussex. Steeped in tradition, the parade offers onlookers a glimpse into a world gone by and for those participating, a chance to show off their best turnouts as well as meet up with friends and fellow enthusiasts. The Parade in its present form is actually an amalgam of two traditional parades – the London Cart Horse Parade, which was founded in 1885, and the London Van Horse Parade, which was founded in 1904.


SEAS Spring Live! 2018
May 6 @ 9:00 am – May 7 @ 5:00 pm


 Say “Hello” to Spring

Get ready to say “Hello” to Spring on 6 & 7 May as the exciting 2018 show season gets underway at the South of England Showground in Ardingly, with Spring Live!

Celebrating all aspects of the great outdoors, Spring Live! offers a fantastic opportunity for a memorable day out with the kids, sharing new experiences together.  There’ll be interactive activities for everyone to enjoy – from meeting live reptiles, alpacas and donkeys, to learning the basics of foraging, or enjoying a caving adventure in our amazing artificial cave trailer (helmets and head torches included!)

You’ll also find live music, street entertainers and dancing as well as children’s favourites such as mini monster trucks and vintage fairground.







Gatwick Diamond Business (gdb) “It’s a Knockout” Charity Challenge
May 10 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

gdb Charity Challenge 2018
Join us for the gdb Charity Challenge 2017. Raise money for 14 local charities whilst investing in your team with this motivating team building ‘It’s a Knockout’ event.
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Paws in the Park Spring Show
May 19 @ 9:30 am – May 20 @ 5:00 pm

Endless opportunities for you and your dog to take part in, explore and enjoy! Plus weekend camping with fantastic facilities.

Have A Go fun events include: Dogstable Course, Agility, Flyball, Terrier Racing, K9 Athletics, Search and Rescue and fastest recall.With the unique K9 Aqua Zone featuring Dash N Splash and a large indoor entertainment zone, huge companion dog show, arena displays and shopping parade.  All dogs welcome – whatever the size, age and ability! It’s a fantastic doggy day out!

Discounts for tickets purchased online

SEAS South of England Show 2018
Jun 7 @ 9:00 am – Jun 9 @ 6:30 pm

The South of England Show, our flagship event, is being held this year on 7th, 8th & 9th June. During these three glorious days we will throw the spotlight on the best of British agriculture, equestrianism, horticulture, food and drink, country crafts, sports and many other activities.  Come and visit us for a great day out.  Advance tickets available


The Smallholders & Country Show
Jul 7 @ 9:30 am – Jul 8 @ 5:00 pm

The Smallholders Show, Ardingly is the best day out for you to find everything you could want for your smallholding, small farm or large garden. There will be over 120 trade stands at the show – a great day out for all the family including the dog.

visitors at the smallholders show, ardingly

Discount offered to SEAS Members on production of a membership card.
Adult £9
Senior Citizens £7

West Sussex Bump, Baby and Toddler Show
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The West Sussex Bump, Baby & Toddler Show returns on Saturday 29th September 2018.

Are you expecting a new addition or nurturing a young family?

Join us and meet the wonderful selection of passionate Exhibitors and individuals behind the local businesses, products and services perfect for you and your growing family.

Enjoy the FREE show facilities including show sling hire, buggy park, stocked changing stations, quiet feeding area, children’s activity area and a great schedule of workshops/taster sessions throughout the day.

Make the most of the Show Exclusive Offers available and  relax with a great selection of snack and lunch options in the Refreshment Hub.

All this under one roof and at our new venue, South of England Showground, in the ‘Heart of Sussex’.

Pre-register for FREE ENTRY or £5 p/adult, on the door.

A £2.00 donation will be made to Rockinghorse Childrens Charity for each paid ticket entry.

Further information to follow regarding exhibitors, workshops and more fun to enjoy on the day. Please like our facebook page and note your interest on the facebook event for further updates and show info.

If you are a business that is interested in learning more about this wonderful opportunity to engage with your local audience, please email

FREE pre-registration does not guarantee entry. All facilities offered subject to availability.


SEAS Autumn Show & Game Fair 2018
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – Oct 7 @ 5:00 pm


The Autumn Show & Game Fair is a great day out for fans of hunting, shooting and fishing, with lots of attractions to entertain the whole family.   Discounts available for advance tickets.

Association of Sussex Philatelic Societies – Stamp Fair
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

40 Stamp and Postcard Dealers in attendance
Sussex and British Thematic Association Competitions
Free Admission
Free Parking
Disabled Access
Hot & Cold Refreshments Available

Bus from Haywards Heath and Three Bridges
Rail Station – Route 82