South of England Show 2024

7, 8, 9 June 2024

Offering all ages the chance to connect with the countryside and have a great day out, the South of England Show features a non-stop programme of agricultural and equestrian displays, country pursuits, live entertainment, rural crafts and an abundance of food, drink and shopping opportunities.

Featuring a variety of entertainment, including headline act Atkinson Action Horses, international showjumping, heavy horse displays, scurry racing, equine and livestock judging. The vintage agricultural machinery ring is back with demonstrations and displays, plus a new countryside ring with ferrets, wood chopping and more. Plus, there’s forestry, falconry, fly casting, and many more rural industries and crafts for visitors to experience and enjoy!

When is the South of England Show?

Friday 7, Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 June 2024, 9 – 6.30pm

Where is the South of England Show?

South of England Showground,
Selsfield Road, Ardingly,
West Sussex, RH17 6TL

How much do South of England Show tickets cost?

Members: free
Adults: £23.40*
Seniors/students: £21.60*
Under 16s: free**

*Includes 10% advance discount which ends on 30.5.24, after which tickets will be £26 for adults, £24 for seniors/students
**When accompanied by a paying adult. Suggested £2 donation for under 16s

What can I see and do at the South of England Show?

The South of England Show is at its roots a traditional country show, offering popular livestock and equestrian competitions, country sport displays, fairground rides, horticulture and rural industry displays.

Not to mention, each day is jam-packed with exciting live entertainment, heritage displays, craft workshops, live music, and a huge variety of food, drink and shopping stalls for visitors to enjoy.

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FAQs

Yes! The South of England Show has been running since 1967 and the show will once again be taking place on the first Friday – Sunday of June.

The South of England Show is held at our 150-acre showground in Ardingly, West Sussex. We’re conveniently located and easy to get to by road, rail, and even air. For more information about how to find us, and for a show map of South of England Showground, head to our visitor information page.

Each day’s events run from 9am – 6.30pm

Yes tickets will be available on the gates and payment can be made by card or cash.

Once inside the showground, many workshops, demonstrations, exhibitions and hugely popular live entertainment shows are included in your entry price. Fairground rides and some attractions have an additional cost. In addition, food and drink can be purchased from our street food market to eat at the show. You can also bring a picnic, and we encourage visitors to bring plenty of water on hot days.

Although dogs are allowed in to the show, we do not recommend they are brought to the show due to the number of people on site and the number of indoor and livestock areas where dogs are not allowed and the potential for hot weather. Please ensure that dogs are not left in cars and be aware that the tarmac at the showground can become very hot in hot weather.

Parking at the South of England Show is free. Please be aware that the parking is on uneven ground in our fields around the showground. Parking for Blue Badge holders is available close to the entry gates to the show.

Parking for Blue Badge holders is available close the the show entrances. Please follow the signs or ask a steward. Toilets for visitors with disabilities are available throughout the show alongside a Mobiloo. Mobility Scooters are available to hire. For more information on accessibility click here.

If you are dependent on a carer we offer free entry for your carer to accompany you. Carers do not need a ticket but should bring carer ID to show at the gates. Carers of children with disabilities will be able to enter for free as long as one other paying adult, senior or student is accompanying the child. For more information on carer entry click here.

The nearest train station is Haywards Heath and there is a limited bus service on Metrobus route 272 on Friday and Saturday. Compass Travel will be running a special shuttle bus service on route 88 for the duration of the show. Please disembark at South or North Gate (Princes Gate in the middle of the showground will not be in use).

Visitors may leave the show or return to their car and come back. They will receive a pass out stamp from the stewards at the gates.

We are always looking for volunteer stewards to help make sure our shows are safe, enjoyable and support agricultural education and countryside learning.  Email volunteer@seas.org.uk or call 01444 892700 for more information.

The Showground Shop, a fully-stocked convenience store, will be open throughout the show. They have snacks, cold drinks, confectionery and crisps as well as daily essentials (like bread, milk, bacon & eggs), groceries, toiletries, over-the-counter meds, pet stuff, cigarettes, newspapers and those ‘just-in-case’ items like safety pins or batteries. Find the shop by Green Gate.

Want to know more?

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Membership

If you enjoy attending our shows, find out more about Membership. You can attend each day of our four seasonal shows, access Members’ areas including parking, and you will be helping us to continue our work to fund and support agricultural education and countryside learning.

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