Final countdown for county’s biggest day out, the Suffolk Show
There are just days to go until gates open for thousands of visitors at the county’s biggest day out, the Suffolk Show. The action-packed event will be returning to Trinity Park in Ipswich on Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 May with new and exciting attractions for all ages to enjoy.
Before arriving at the Show, visitors are encouraged to download the new Suffolk Show 2019 App to start planning their big day out. The interactive App includes useful maps, ring timetables and information on trade stands, as well as a Treasure Trail to follow around the Showground with prizes to win. ‘Find Your Car’ is a handy new App feature this year, which will help to guide visitors back to their car at the end of a busy day.
New attractions to look out for this year include the impressive 60ft public viewing platform, courtesy of T.H. Moss & Sons, which will offer spectacular views across the whole Showground. The viewing platform is located in the new Real-Life Superheroes area where visitors can meet our county’s paramedics, air ambulance, fire service, police service, HM Coastguard, BT Emergency Disaster Crew, RNLI and Addenbrooke’s Hospital, as well as explore their life-saving equipment and emergency vehicles.
Highlights in the Collins Grand Ring this year are the thrill-seeking Red Devils army parachute display team and the Imps Motorcycle Display Team who will be wowing the crowds with high-energy stunts on both Show days.
Organised by the Suffolk Agricultural Association, the Suffolk Show also highlights the importance of food and farming in the county with a new interactive display on oilseed farming in the new Farming Live area. Visitors can meet local farmers and learn how food is grown and harvested in Suffolk, as well as get close to animals in the Farm Discovery Zone and explore giant tractors in the Agricultural Machinery Area.
This year is Show Director Bee Kemball’s final year after three years at the helm. Bee will be handing the Show Director title to Bruce Kerr for the next three years.
Bee said: “The excitement is building here at Trinity Park as we enter the final few days before gates open for the Suffolk Show 2019. We’re pleased to offer lots of new attractions this year, as well as free have-a-go activities, local shopping opportunities and interactive ring displays for the whole family to enjoy.
“The Suffolk Show is a spectacular celebration of all that makes our county great, and we can’t wait to welcome the crowds for what is set to be another fantastic event.”
The Suffolk Show is organised by the Suffolk Agricultural Association who, as a charity, aim to encourage and facilitate positive engagement between the public and those working in food, farming and the countryside. The SAA achieves this through the Suffolk Show as well as a series of education programmes aimed at young people in schools and colleges.
Tickets for this year’s Suffolk Show are now on sale at the same great value as last year. From May 18 to midnight on May 28, advanced tickets cost £28 for adults while children aged under 15 will once again receive free entry. Tickets can also be purchased on the gate.
For more information and to book tickets visit www.suffolkshow.co.uk or call the ticket office on 01473 707117.