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. There is a limited 272 bus service available from Perrymount Road near Haywards Heath rail station to Ardingly on Saturdays and Sundays.

For the South of England Show 2022 there is a Compass Travel shuttle bus service number 88 on Friday 10th, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June. Adult £3 single, £5 return; Child (under 16) £1.50 single, £2.50 return.  Click here for the bus timetable.

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 a Blue Badge 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.

Mobility Scooters

Advanced Mobility Solutions Ltd will be providing mobility scooters and wheelchairs for hire at the Autumn Show & Game Fair, Spring Live!, and the South of England Show.

Pre-booking is advised and can be done online or via the telephone.

For online booking, click here. To book via telephone, please call 01274 297777.

If you have pre-booked a Mobility Scooter please park near Blue gate. This is where Advanced Mobility Solutions will be located on the day.


Carers can come to our shows free of charge when attending with the paying adult that they care for.  They do not need to have a ticket but they must present valid carer documentation at the gates. 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.

Carer documentation could be: Personal Independence Payment, Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance, Incapacity Benefit, Nimbus/Access card with +1, International Proof of Disability (or Symbol of Access), inclusion on Deaf Register, War Pensions Mobility Allowance, Certificate of Visual Impairment, a valid Blue Badge, or a personal letter from the GP, community nurse, occupational therapist or social worker confirming that an essential carer is required. This should be shown alongside some form of personal identification for the individual named in the carer documentation (bank card, driving licence etc).

First Aid

First Aid is provided. There are various points located around the ground depending on which show you are attending.  Check the visitor map for detailed information.


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

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

And within the following buildings:

  • Norfolk Pavilion (Members’ facility for the South of England Show)
  • Queen’s Jubilee Hall (close to Green Gate Entrance)

First Aid

First Aid is provided. There are various points located around the ground depending on which show you are attending.  Check the visitor map for detailed information or ask one of our stewards.

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