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 international showjumping, heavy horse displays, scurry racing, equine and livestock judging and the ever-popular Shetland Grand National. There’s even a new vintage agricultural machinery ring with demonstrations and displays. 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?
7, 8, 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?
Under 16s: free**
*2024 ticket prices may be subject to change
**Suggested £2 donation for 5–15-year-olds
What can I see and do at the South of England Show?
The South of England Show is at its roots a traditional Sussex 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.
We had a great time thank you to you all for putting on a great show.
See you next year.
Absolutely perfect all the animals were amazing.
Well done to all those involved.
We went yesterday. What an amazing show. So many stalls with everything on offer. Food outlets were brilliant and arena displays were just fantastic. Loads to see and do will defo be back next year might need two days to get round everything. Only negative was traffic to get in but as its a popular show only to be expected. Loved it.
Had a fantastic day good swathe good food and lots to see. Bought some lovely stuff for the garden and got a lovely hat. And enjoy watching the main arena in the afternoon. All in all a fabulous day.
A lovely show absolutely beautiful weather every day. Visited all three days and loved it all, wonderful entertainment in main show ring. Masses of super stalls and terrific choices of different foods. Everyone so friendly and helpful. Fantastic time.
Yes! The South of England Show has been running since 1967 and the show is set to return in full-force for 2024.
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.
South of England Show 2024 dates to be announced.
Each day’s events run from 9am – 6.30pm
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.
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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