Spring Live! FAQs

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding Spring Live!

Spring Live! 2020 has been cancelled.

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What time does Spring Live! open and close?

Gates open for Spring Live! at 09:00 and close at 17:00 on both days of the show.
What are the prices for Spring Live and how can I buy a ticket?

Advance, reduced rate tickets will be available online until midnight on 1st May 2020 at a 10% discount – Adults £11.70 and Senior Citizens/Students £9.90. 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. Advance tickets are valid for any one day, giving you flexibility when planning your visit to the show.

Full price tickets are available on the entry gates on the day – Adults £13; Senior Citizens/Student £11 (Senior pricing applies to those aged 65 years or over); Children under 16 free with a paying adult. Payment can be made by either, cash, debit or credit card.

What does my entry price cover?

Once inside the Showground, workshops, demonstrations, exhibitions and entertainment are free for all to enjoy. You will need to pay for fairground rides and certain activities. In addition, you can purchase food and drink from in Street Food Court 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?

Yes, Spring Live! is a dog friendly event – we just ask that dogs are kept on leads. Dogs are not permitted in the Food Hall, Animal Barn or the Norfolk Pavilion. In the event of warm weather please do not leave your dog in your car.
What should I wear to Spring Live!?

Please check the weather forecast before the day and dress appropriately. Spring Live! is a predominantly outdoor event and includes large grassy areas. In the event of rain most events will still be able to go ahead, but 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 Spring Live!?

Yes, a cash point is available at Spring Live! In addition, many of the traders are able to accept credit and debit cards.
Is there disabled access to Spring Live!?

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 and can be uneven. There are suitable toilets provided within the three main toilet blocks plus in the Queen’s Jubilee Hall and in the Norfolk Pavilion.

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. In the event of children with registered carers, since the child enters for free the carer can enter free provided there is another adult paying with the group. Please note that carers must produce an official carer’s identity badge or any other official documentation to support their carer status, at the pay gate kiosk prior to entry.

Where can I buy food from?

You can purchase a wide range of street, artisan and international food to eat at Spring Live! from the Street Food Court situated in the Robins Building. There is a indoor café with hot and cold food and seating inside the Norfolk Pavilion. There are also 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 and across the Showground.
Can I join the South of England Agricultural Society at Spring Live!?

Membership to the Society may be purchased from the two South of England Agricultural Society membership stands which are situated before the pay gate entrances to the show. You can enquire and purchase South of England Agricultural society memberships at these stands. 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 Spring Live!?

Spring Live! 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.
Where is the nearest railway station?

The nearest railway station is Haywards Heath.
Is there a shuttle bus service from Haywards Heath Station to the Showground?

No, for Spring Live! we will not be running a shuttle bus service. There is a Metrobus Route 272 service on Saturdays from Haywards Heath Station. Click here for details.