FAQs

Q: What times does the Show open and close?

A: The Show opens at 9am and closes at 6pm, but see below for some areas that are not open to the public from 9am.

Q: Are dogs allowed on the Showground?

A: Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome on the Showground provided any dog-fouling is immediately dealt with by the owners. The Committee are most strict on this point.

Q: Are there refreshment facilities on the Showground?

A: There is a large catering marquee with seating, and in addition there are numerous catering stands on the showground providing a wide range of hot and cold food and drinks.

Q: Is there anywhere at the Show to change and feed my baby?

A: With the help of the National Childbirth Trust, we are able to offer a dedicated baby-change and -feeding space, situated near the centre of the Show site.

Q: Are there facilities for the disabled on the Showground and how accessible is the Showground for people using wheelchairs?

A: People with limited mobility should be aware that the Show is very large and there is a great deal of walking to do, some of it uphill.  There are toilet facilities for disabled people on the Showground. The Show is held on grass parkland, but the grass is mown short and we welcome hundreds of disabled visitors to each Show. There is a car park for disabled people immediately behind the main arena on the Showground. Disabled people arriving by coach may disembark their coach at the entrance to the Showground.

Q: Are wheelchairs or electric scooters available for hire at the Show?

A: We do not currently have a provider of this service but hope to arrange one for the 2019 Show.  Details will be posted on the Accessibility page when they have been confirmed.

Q: Is there a charge for parking at the Show?

A: No. All car and coach parking is free of charge.

Q: I have heard that some areas are not open to the public in the morning?

A: For security reasons, the Royal and Amateur marquees are not open to the public until after our Royal visitors have viewed them. This is usually about 12 noon. Everything else on the Showground is open to the public from 9am.

Q: Is there seating available on the Showground?

A: The Committee provide a large number of chairs on the Showground. There is no fixed seating on the Showground and members of the public do tend to move the seats around the Showground. There is seating around the bandstand and the arena, and there is also a picnic area with seating. Many people bring picnic chairs or shooting sticks for their own convenience.

Q: Will there be baby changing facilities?

A: The committee acknowledge this has been a problem in the past and have organised with the National Childbirth Trust to provide a marquee with comfortable seating, changing table, playmats and nappies.

 

 

 

 

 



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