South of England Show FAQs
Please do not leave dogs in cars and please be aware that tarmac areas of the showground can be very hot in hot weather.Here are some of the frequently asked questions regarding the South of England Show
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The South of England Show will take place on Friday 10th, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June 2022.
Gates open for the South of England Show at 9am and close at 6.30pm on all three days of the show. Your ticket will highlight the day you have bought your tickets for.
Advance, reduced rate tickets will be available online until midnight on Thursday 2rd June 2022 at a 10% discount – adults £21.60 and senior citizens/students £19.80 (senior pricing applies to those aged 65 years or over). After this date tickets will cost £24 for adults and £22 for seniors/students. Under 16s go free however there is a suggested donation of £2 for children aged 5-15 years old. Please visit https://seas.ticketsrv.co.uk/ to purchase your ticket. Then simply print your e-ticket or download your e-ticket on your phone and bring on the day. Beat the queues and buy online where tickets will remain available during the show, or you can buy tickets on the gates each day.
Tickets to the South of England Show remain limited for everyone’s safety and enjoyment. We recommend you purchase your tickets in advance to guarantee entry. Tickets will be continue to be sold online during the show at https://seas.ticketsrv.co.uk/ and will also be sold on the gates each day.
Click here for the full details of the Covid safety measures in place at the South of England Show.
Once inside the showground, many workshops, demonstrations, and exhibitions, as well as the entertainment offerings, are included in your entry price. You will need to pay for fairground rides and certain attractions. In addition, you can purchase food and drink from our street food market to eat at the show.
Yes, there is parking at the showground which is free of charge. There are Blue Please do not leave dogs in cars and please be aware that tarmac areas of the showground can be very hot in hot weather.Badge holder areas close to the showground gates – just follow the signs or ask one of the parking attendants. Parking can be on grass and the ground is uneven – please take care.
Dogs, although allowed entry to the show, are best left at home due to the number of people on site and restricted access in livestock areas. Dogs will not be permitted into livestock areas or into any of the buildings, marquees or members’ facilities. Please do not leave dogs in cars and please be aware that tarmac areas of the showground can be very hot in hot weather.
Please check the weather forecast before the day and dress appropriately. The South of England Show is a predominantly outdoor event and includes large grassy areas. In the event of rain, boots or suitable shoes are advisable. If it’s warm and sunny, please ensure you drink plenty of water and use sun block.
Yes, a cash point is available at the South of England Show and this is located on Ardingly Parade. In addition, many of the traders accept credit and debit cards.
Disabled parking is provided close to the entrances to the show – please follow the signs or ask a steward. Please note that the South of England Showground features grass surfaces which can be uneven. There are suitable toilets provided within the main toilet blocks plus in the Queen’s Jubilee Hall and in the Norfolk Pavilion. For more information on disabled access including the availability of mobility scooters please click here.
If you are dependent on a carer (for example if you are in a wheelchair and need help with mobilising) we offer free entrance for your carer(s) to accompany you. Carers do not need a ticket but should bring along a form of carer ID which will be checked at the gates. Click here for more information and details of suitable carer ID’s. Please note that carers of children with disabilities will be able to go free as long as one other paying adult, senior or student is accompanying the child.
You can purchase a wide range of street, artisan and international food to eat at the South of England Show from the street food stands situated around the showground. There will also be a wide range of traders selling a variety of food to take home and they can be found in our Food Hall in the Queen’s Jubilee Hall (numbers allowed inside are limited for everyone’s safety) and Food Village.
Membership to the Society may be purchased from the South of England Agricultural Society membership stand at the show. Just check your map or ask one of the stewards when you arrive where this is located. Don’t worry if you have already purchased a ticket for the show as you can have this refunded against the price of membership.
The South of England Show is run and managed by the South of England Agricultural Society, a registered charity which exists to promote agriculture and allied industries and to advance education in agriculture, animal husbandry, horticulture and forestry.
Schools and colleges are encouraged to visit the Show and to visit the Countryside Hub within the Discover the Countryside Area, although for 2022 there are no organised school tours available.
The nearest railway station is Haywards Heath. Station Taxis are on 01444 410410
There is a limited bus service on route 272 on Saturdays. There is a special shuttle bus, Compass Travel route 88 for the duration of the South of England Show. For more information including shuttle bus charges click here.
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.
There are medical first aid posts operating around the showground and these are marked clearly on the map.
Toilet facilities are located throughout the showground and are identified on the show map.
- Society Members Lindfield Stand – seats available on a first come first served basis
- Public – non reserved seats are available
All lost children and adults will be taken to and cared for at the Sanctuary on Upper Kleinwort Avenue. Any steward will be able to direct you there.
The Society accepts no responsibility for articles lost. Please contact the Show Office for any lost property.
Showground Control Office & Trade Stand Enquiries
Situated next to the main Show Office in Lindfield Square.
The South of England Agricultural Society Office is in Lindfield Square.
The Sanctuary provides a place where you can step out of the hubbub of the Show and take a breath. Run by the Church, the Sanctuary provides a safe space for all. It is where the Lost People post is located and has an area for mums with babies and toddlers including a buggy park. All are welcome.