Visiting the Showground

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The South of England Showground is set in 150 acres in Ardingly, Sussex.

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How to find us


South of England Showground,
West Sussex,
RH17 6TL.



By Road (From M23)
1. Exit M23 at Junction 10 and take A264 towards East Grinstead.
2. At first roundabout, continue straight along A264.
3. At next roundabout, turn right and head towards Haywards Heath along B2028. (The  Showground is signposted at this roundabout).
4. Continue through the villages of Turners Hill and Selsfield Common.
5. Just before you reach the village of Ardingly you will see the Main Entrance to the South of England Showground on your right hand side.

By Rail
The nearest rail stations are East Grinstead and Haywards Heath. Please use the Network Rail timetable facility for more information.

By Air
The South of England Showground is located 15 minutes away from Gatwick Airport.

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Disabled access

Please be aware that Disabled provisions vary from show to show so it is best to check in advance if you have specific requirements.

Disembarking areas at Show Entrances

Disembarking areas are available at Blue and Green Gate Entrances.

Car Parking

Only those vehicles displaying the recognised disability sticker (either the approved Social Services sticker or the South of England Agricultural Society Disabled car park pass) will be given priority. If a pass is not displayed then visitors will be parked in the first available car park.

Wherever possible badge holders will be given forward parking in all car parks subject to availability, but it is advisable to arrive early. Forward car parking cannot be guaranteed after 10am. Forward car parking subject to availability.

A forward area will also be reserved for the special Society Disabled car pass. If you require a Society disabled pass please apply to the South of England Agricultural Society giving details of your disability and send a copy of your Social Services approved disabled sticker.

If you have pre-booked a Mobility Scooter please park near Blue gate.

Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters

Kardinal Independent Living provide powered wheelchair loan/hire. Pre-booking is advised – please call and make your booking on 01903 232326. Kardinal Independent Living is located close to Blue Gate.


Carers can come to our shows free of charge when attending with the paying adult that they care for (valid carer documentation required). In the case of a disabled child, entry is free for children under 16 when they attend with a paying adult, so in this case the carer would be required to pay for their own ticket, unless accompanied by another fee paying adult.

First Aid

First Aid is provided by the British Red Cross and Sussex Ambulance. There are various points located around the ground and a First Aid Centre with full medical cover.


Toilets for the disabled are provided within the main toilet blocks as follows:-

  • Blue Gate Entrance
  • Red Gate Entrance
  • Eco-Toilet Block (Central Location)

And within the following buildings:

  • Norfolk Pavilion (Members’ facility)
  • Queen’s Jubilee Hall (close to Green Gate Entrance)
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