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

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


When is the South of England Show 2022?

The South of England Show will take place on Friday 10th, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June 2022.
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 the day you have bought your tickets for.
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 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.
Do I have to buy my tickets in advance?

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.
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.
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 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.
Can I bring my dog?

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.
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, boots 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, 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.
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 including the availability of mobility scooters 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 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.
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, although for 2022 there are no organised school tours available.
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. 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.
Can I leave the Show and come back?

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.

SHOW FACILITIES:

First Aid

There are medical first aid posts operating around the showground and these are marked clearly on the map.

Toilets

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
  • Public – non reserved seats are available

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 next to the main Show Office in Lindfield Square.

Show Office

The South of England Agricultural Society Office is in Lindfield Square.

Sanctuary

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.

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