Events hosted at the Showground

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.







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

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 Winter Fair 2018
Nov 24 @ 9:00 am – Nov 25 @ 4:00 pm




Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday   9am – 4pm


Visitors are welcomed by Christmas choirs and a magical Snow Queen on stilts before entering two large shopping courts where over 120 stall holders offer inspirational and original Christmas gifts.

The Winter Fair offers something for all the family to enjoy with some great local produce, live music, a fabulous Santa’s Grotto, fantastic street entertainment and a sumptuous food court.

Live bands play throughout both days from the fantastic Harry’s Tricks with their blend of 20’, 30’s and 40’s music and exciting acoustic singer/songwriter Fred Clark, who will perform some great Christmas classics alongside his own compositions.

With a fantastic variety of regional foods, gifts and stocking fillers, the Winter Fair offers a wonderful alternative to the high street.  The atmosphere is warm and welcoming for all members of the family and with ample free parking visitors are not pressured to rush and instead can relax and enjoy the start of the festive season.