Spring Live!

19th, 20th April 2025

Featuring live and interactive entertainment, a plethora of shopping stalls, a food hall, and mouth-watering artisan treats from independent producers, Spring Live! is a must-attend event of the season.

There are plenty of activities for younger visitors to get involved with, including the opportunity to meet a variety of farm animals, participate in chocolate and circus skills workshops, have a go at wand making, bushcraft and experience the thrill of the funfair.

What’s more, with the Alpaca Show, Pygmy Goat Show, lawn mower racing, Morris dancing, a dog show, archery and axe throwing also on the agenda – it really is a great chance to get the whole family together, including the four-legged members, get outside and celebrate the arrival of spring. 

When is Spring Live!?

Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 April 2025, 9 – 5 pm

Where is Spring Live!?

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

How much do Spring Live! tickets cost?

Members: free
Adults: £13.50*
Seniors/students: £11.70*
Under 16s: free**

2025 prices tbc

*Includes 10% advance discount which ends on 12.4.24, after which tickets will be £15 for adults, £13 for seniors/students
**When accompanied by a paying adult. Suggested £2 donation for under 16s

2025 prices tbc

What can I see and do at Spring Live!?

The South of England spring show, Spring Live! is the perfect fun family day out, offering something for all ages. Enjoy plenty of live entertainment and be wowed by exciting displays and demonstrations. Visitors can also try their hand at a number of ‘have a go’ activities and enjoy the fairground rides.

There are also plenty of animal adventures to be had. Get ready to meet the livestock in the animal barn, encounter weird and wonderful reptiles and amphibians, and even enter your own canine friends into the dog show.

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FAQs

The South of England spring show, Spring Live! is held at our 150-acre Showground in Ardingly, West Sussex. We’re easy to get to by road, rail, and even air. For more information about how to find us, head to our visitor information page.

Each day’s events run from 9am – 5pm

Our Ardingly spring show takes place predominantly outside, and there are many large grassy areas. Please check the weather forecast before the day and dress appropriately. Wellies are advisable in the event of rain. If it is warm and sunny, please remember to bring sun block and plenty of water.

Many of the attractions and events at Spring Live! are included in your ticket price. Live entertainment, animal encounters, demonstrations and many ‘have a go’ activities are free of charge once you are inside the venue. Additional charges apply for fairground rides and certain activities, but please note that these will vary from show to show. Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic, or purchase food and drink from our street food market to eat at the show.

The parking at the showground is free with paved Blue Badge areas close to the show entrances. Parking is on grass and the ground can be uneven – please take care.

Yes, Spring Live! is a dog friendly event although dogs will not be admitted to indoor areas. We ask that dogs are kept on leads. In the event of warm weather, please do not leave your dog in your car.

Blue Badge parking is provided close to the entrances to the show – please follow the signs or ask a steward. There are accessible toilets within the main toilet blocks, Queen’s Jubilee Hall and Norfolk Pavilion. Mobility Scooters are available to hire – please check our disabled access page for more information.

If you are dependent on a carer, we offer them free entry. 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. Carers do not need to book a ticket, but should bring along their carer ID at the gates. Please check our disabled access page for more information.

Please check our visitor information page for more details.

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?

Find out more about our organisation and how you could be come part of it.

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.

Charity of the Year

Find out more about our current Charity of the Year, Plumpton College Charitable Foundation.

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