Visitor FAQs

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions by visitors to South of England Agricultural Society shows.

You can get to the South of England Showground by car or bus and within easy reach of rail and air connections. Please visit the visitor information page to find out more details about how to travel to the venue and our parking facilities on site.

For everyone’s safety and enjoyment ticket sales to each of our shows is limited. Should tickets remain available they will be sold on the gates on show days. However, a 10% discount is available if you buy tickets at least one week in advance here.

You can buy tickets online here or should tickets remain available you can purchase them on the gate on the day of the show. For tickets bought in advance, there is a 10% discount available until one week prior to the show.

There is free parking at the showground, including Blue Badge holder areas located close to the gate. For parking, please follow the signs or ask an attendant.

Some of our parking is located on grass where the ground is uneven, so please take care and bear this in mind when visiting.

Dogs on leads are very welcome at Spring Live! and the Autumn Show & International Horse Trials and there will be lots of dog related activities at these shows.

Although dogs are allowed into the South of England Show and the Winter Fair, we do not recommend they are brought along due to the number of indoor areas where dogs are not allowed. The South of England Show also has a high number of livestock areas where dogs are not allowed, a high number of visitors and the potential for hot weather.

Please do not leave dogs in cars. The tarmac at the showground can also get very hot during the warmer months.

Please check the weather forecast for the day you are attending and dress appropriately. Our events are predominantly outdoors with paved and grassy areas. In the event of inclement weather, boots or suitable shoes are recommended. If the weather is warm, please ensure you drink plenty of water and apply sunscreen regularly. The Winter Fair has a higher proportion of indoor areas.

There is usually one cash point available at each of our shows. Many traders at the event also accept credit and debit cards.

Disabled parking is available close to the entrances. Please follow the signs or ask an attendant for directions. Please be aware that the South of England Showground has grass surfaces that are uneven.

Disabled toilets are located in the main toilet blocks as well as in the Queen’s Jubilee Hall and the Norfolk Pavilion.

For more information about disabled access, including mobility scooter availability, please click here.

If you are an adult dependent on a carer or carers – for example, you are in a wheelchair and need help mobilising – then we offer free entrance for your carer(s) to accompany you.

Carers do not need a ticket to attend, but should bring along a form of carer ID, which will be checked at the gates on entry.

Please click here for more information and details about suitable carer ID documents.

Please note that carers of children with disabilities will be given free entry when accompanied by another paying adult, senior citizen or student.

A wide range of artisan, street and international food is available to purchase and eat from food stands situated around the Showground. There will also be a variety of traders selling food to take home located in our Food Hall at the Queen’s Jubilee Hall and in the Food Village at the South of England Show.

Yes. Please visit the South of England Agricultural Society membership stand to find out more and sign up. Please check the Show map for its location or ask a steward for directions.

Tickets purchased for the Show will be refunded against the cost of membership.

The shows are organised by the South of England Agricultural Society (SEAS). SEAS is a registered charity which promotes agriculture and allied industries, including animal husbandry, horticulture, and forestry, to help advance education in the sector.

Students from schools and colleges are very welcome and positively encouraged to attend the South of England Show. Don’t miss the Countryside Hub inside the Discover the Countryside Area, where students can find out more about the agriculture industry.

The nearest railway station is Haywards Heath with direct lines from Brighton, London Victoria, London Bridge, Gatwick, Eastbourne, Worthing, Luton and Bedford.

Taxis to the showground are available from the taxi rank located outside the main entrance of the station.

A special shuttle bus provided by Compass Travel route 88 is available for the duration of the South of England Show. There is also a limited bus service on route 272 that runs Mondays to Saturdays. Find out more on the Visitor Information page.

Yes. Visitors to our shows may leave or return to their car and come back. Please ensure you get a pass out stamp from a steward on the gate as you leave to ensure you can re-enter.

Grandstand seating is available as follows:

Society Members Lindfield Stand – seats available for society members on a first come, first served basis.

General public – non-reserved seats are available for the general public on a first come, first served basis.

There are medical first aid posts at each of our shows and these are marked clearly on the map.

Toilet facilities, including disabled toilets, are located throughout the Showground. These are marked clearly on the map.

If you have lost property while at the Showground, please contact the Show Office.

Unfortunately, the Society accepts no responsibility for lost belongings.

There are numerous accommodation options suitable for a wide range of budgets situated nearby the South of England Showground. Please visit our Places to Stay page.

Yes. If you would like to find out more information about our range of unique event spaces, please visit our Event Centre website.

If you are interested in taking part in a competition at the South of England Show or any of our other events, please visit our Competing page.

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