South of England Show FAQs

Here are some of the frequently asked questions regarding the South of England Show

If you can’t find the answer to your question here please do not hesitate to contact us on 01444 892 700 or email

When is the South of England Show 2021?

The South of England Show will take place on Friday 11th, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th June 2021.
What time does the South of England Show open and close?

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 your chosen arrival time slot – either before or after 1pm. You can choose what time you would like to arrive at the point of booking, but there are no restrictions on what time you must leave.
What are the prices for the South of England Show and how can I buy a ticket?

Advance, reduced rate tickets will be available online until midnight on Thursday 3rd June 2021 at a 10% discount – adults £19.80 and senior citizens/students £18 (senior pricing applies to those aged 65 years or over). Under 16s go free however there is a suggested donation of £1 for children aged 5-15 years old. Please visit to purchase your ticket. Then simply print your e-ticket or download your e-ticket on your phone and bring on the day. Due to Covid restrictions the number of tickets available is strictly limited. To help us manage the number of people on site all tickets are now valid for a specific show date and arrival time.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets must be purchased online. Tickets will no longer be available at the gate.

What Covid safety measures are in place?

Click here for the full details of the Covid safety measures in place at the South of England Show.
How will you ensure the public follows the Covid safety measures?

There will be a significant amount of signage throughout the South of England Show reminding our visitors to stick to the ‘Hands, Face, Space’ Government guidance, follow any one way systems, and queue where necessary. Signage will also clearly highlight the hand sanitising and hand washing stations located throughout the show. We have stewards (wearing high visibility jackets and steward arm bands) across the show who will be ensuring our visitors follow these safety measures and monitoring the numbers in restricted areas. If you witness any breaches of Covid safety measures please report them to a steward at the show immediately.

What does my entry price cover?

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.
Is there parking and how much is it?

Yes, there is parking at the showground which is free of charge. There is a Blue Badge holder area close to the showground – just follow the signs or ask one of the parking attendants. Parking can be on grass and the ground is uneven – please take care.
Can I bring my dog?

Although dogs are allowed in to the showground, we recommend that dogs are best left at home for the South of England Show due to the number of people on site and since dogs are not allowed in livestock and indoor areas. Please do not leave dogs in cars.
What should I wear to the South of England Show?

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, wellies or suitable shoes are advisable. If it’s warm and sunny, please ensure you drink plenty of water and use sun block.
Is there a cashpoint available at the South of England Show?

Yes, cash points are available at the South of England Show. These are located at the Blue Gate and at the junction of Kleinwort Avenue and Ardingly Parade. In addition, many of the traders accept credit and debit cards.
Is there disabled access to the South of England Show?

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 please click here.
Can carers enter for free?

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 one carer to accompany you. Carers will need an entry ticket and should email with their official carer’s identity badge or any other official documentation to support their carer status and we will issue their tickets Please note that carers of children with disabilities will be able to go free as long as one other paying adult is accompanying the child.

Where can I buy food?

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.

Can I join the South of England Agricultural Society at the South of England Show?

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.
Who organises the South of England Show?

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.

Do you accept school visits to the South of England Show?

Schools and colleges are encouraged to visit the Show and to visit the Countryside Hub within the Discover the Countryside Area.
Where is the nearest railway station?

The nearest railway station is Haywards Heath. Station Taxis are on 01444 410410
Is there a shuttle bus service from Haywards Heath Station to the showground?

There is a limited bus service on route 272 on Saturdays.
Can I leave the Show and come back?

Visitors may leave the show or return to their car and come back. They must have their visitor ticket stamped by the stewards at the gates.


First Aid

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.

Grandstand Seating

  • Society Members Lindfield Stand – seats available on a first come first served basis. These have had to be limited for 2021 for Covid safety.
  • Public – Due to Covid safety unfortunately there will no grandstand seating available to the public this year.

Lost Children/Adults

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.

Lost Property

The Society accepts no responsibility for articles lost. Please contact the Show Office for any lost property.

Showground Control Office & Trade Stand Enquiries

Situated opposite the main Show Office in Lindfield Square.

Show Office

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 a buggy park for mums with babies and toddlers. All are welcome.