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South of England Show

June 9, 2016 @ 9:00 am - June 11, 2016 @ 6:30 pm

SOUTH OF ENGLAND SHOW

South of England Centre, Ardingly, West Sussex.

(Near Haywards Heath. Junction 10 off M23)

Open: 9am daily. Close: 6.30pm daily.

9, 10 and 11 June 2016.

Where better to celebrate the Queen’s official 90th birthday weekend than at the South of England Show on 9, 10 and 11 June 2016, in Ardingly, West Sussex, where you can enjoy the best of the British countryside, food and drink and outdoor entertainment for the whole family?

For three glorious days, the South of England Agricultural Society will throw the spotlight on both the new and traditional, with stunning displays of the best of British agriculture, equestrianism, countryside learning, country crafts and sports; as well as great music, delicious food and drink and superb shopping.

New to the show will be ‘The Ardingly Eye’, a spectacular 32 metre high giant wheel, where visitors will get a unique bird’s eye view of the entire 150-acre showground which will be alive with hundreds of competitions and entertainment for all ages, arranged in zones to ensure the best possible visitor experience.

The society’s ‘Year of Sheep’ theme will be celebrated with special displays in the Livestock and Discover the Countryside zones and will include sheep shearing and herding displays as well as fleece competitions and much more across the three days.  Colleges from across the region will be running exhibits and demonstrations and there will be many opportunities for young people to find out more about careers and opportunities in the agricultural industry.

There will be new entertainment in the main ring this year with the Royal Signals White Helmet motorcycle display team who will be performing their death-defying stunts every day of the show. Other highlights include the high-energy, micro-sized Shetland Pony Grand National, on both Friday and Saturday; hound parades; and the famous livestock display where hundreds of beef and dairy cattle, sheep, pigs and goats have their moment of glory!

Over 1,500 horses and ponies will take part in the equestrian showcase that forms an enormous part of the three-day extravaganza, featuring dozens of classes from impressive heavy horse turnouts to the fast paced inter-hunt relay, spectacular show jumping to beautiful hackneys.

An exciting new Music Stage will showcase a range of talented, up and coming performers from across the region combining folk, acoustic, pop and bluegrass providing entertainment for all the family.  Meet Harveys Brewery’s heavy horses in the new Harveys Heavy Horse Village and cask ale pub and enjoy the new retail experience ‘The Marketplace’; and the high octane interactive attraction ‘The Racing Bug’, appearing for the first time at the show, will add even more excitement to the Motoring Zone.

Last year over 70,000 visitors enjoyed entertainment, music, crafts, shopping galore and one of the most impressive food halls in the South East featuring many delicious local and regional foods.

Family and friends can take full advantage of the ticket prices again this year with under 16s going FREE (accompanied by a paying adult £20); senior citizens and students over 16 £18.  There is also FREE parking and a regular bus shuttle service from Haywards Heath train station to the showground.

Save with advance ticket discounts at http://www.seas.org.uk

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Start:
June 9, 2016 @ 9:00 am
End:
June 11, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
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Website:
http://www.seas.org.uk/
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