70 things to do for FREE at the Suffolk show this year

  1. Visit Adnams Beach Eats and enjoy a cold drink with the sand between your toes
  2. Look out for Titan the giant robot in the avenues
  3. Go on a journey with the story of barley, meet the farmers and their amazing moving machines in Farming Live
  4. Sample the very best of locally produced food across the showground
  5. Cuddle a giant rabbit in the Rabbit Show
  6. Watch a heavy horse get plaited up in the Heavy Horse Centre
  7. See the beautiful Suffolk Sheep in the Sheep Rings
  8. Become a Suffolk Young Farmer for the day in the Udder Barn
  9. Make a pizza with your children in the Farm Discovery Zone
  10. Dance to the tunes played by Gen X radio on their stand
  11. Climb aboard a RNLI lifeboat and talk to the crew
  12. Cheer on the Shetland Pony Grand National jockeys
  13. Play noughts and crosses with an underwater diver
  14. Watch Red Devils parachuting into the Collins Grand Ring on Wednesday
  15. Jump on a trampoline or try your hand at fencing in the Sports Village
  16. See cows being milked in the Farm Discovery Zone
  17. Watch the final of the Suffolk Farming School of the Year competition on the second day of the show.
  18. Bring a picnic or sit in one of our new catering areas whilst listening to live music
  19. Watch terrier racing in the President’s Ring
  20. See bees working in a hive and learn how honey is made
  21. Watch the thrilling Inter-Hunt Relay in the Bentwaters Parks Trinity Ring on the second day
  22. Visit Suffolk the Platinum Years to visit the past
  23. Drive a mini-digger or climb on board a huge combine harvester
  24. Try your hand at finger printing or have your hair styled into a crown in the Suffolk Skills Zone
  25. Discover what impacted women’s lives in the last 70 years with WI
  26. Watch the sheep being sheared in the Sheep Show
  27. See 70 years of tractors in the Suffolk the Platinum Years
  28. Watch the Clywd Axemen and some amazing pole climbing in the Forestry Ring
  29. See the best livestock in the UK in the Grand Parade of Champions
  30. Watch top class International Showjumping
  31. Get up close with an Apache Helicopter
  32. Be amazed by the Chelsea Flower Show-style displays in the Glasswells Flower and Garden Show
  33. See the best coaching teams of horses and carriages in Europe
  34. Watch the Bolddog Lings Free Style Motor Cross Team wow the crowds
  35. Admire our livestock young handlers starting out in the Show rings
  36. Watch the sheepdog precision control – one man and his dog up close!
  37. Sit and relax at our Cookery Theatre and pick up new ideas to try at home
  38. Watch the ponies jumping up and down the bank in the Working Hunter Ring
  39. Marvel at the speed in the Scurry Finals
  40. Visit show gardens created by some of the Suffolk Primary Schools
  41. Watch goats climb the Goat Mountain and cows having a blow-dry
  42. Watch thatchers at work, as well as blacksmiths & chainsaw wood carvers
  43. Take a bumpy ride on the Suffolk Land Rover Owner’s Club ‘off-road’ 4x4 course, not for the faint-hearted
  44. Jump off the amazing Air Drop in the Sports Village
  45. Climb aboard a fire engine and learn about life as a firefighter.
  46. Spot a dancing flash mob
  47. Visit BT stand and take a glimpse into the future of technology
  48. Meet the farmers and their amazing moving machines in Farming Live
  49. Witness the silliness that is a Mascot Race in the President’s Ring
  50. Watch Norfolk & Suffolk Joint Police Dog Section Display
  51. Follow deer prints in the Countryside Area
  52. Enjoy some glamorous window-shopping at Dummett Copp Fifth Avenue’s local fashion boutiques or homewares in the Best of Suffolk Lifestyle Pavilion
  53. Sample your favourite tipple in the Greene King Eat Street
  54. Meet our Real-Life Superheroes, from the coastguard to the firemen, and explore all their cool gear
  55. Learn about traditional beef production in the Beef Unit
  56. Witness horses being shod in the Farriery
  57. Do some pond dipping in the Wildlife Area
  58. Stay to watch the Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant on the second day
  59. See artists creating their masterpieces in the Hopkins Homes Art Exhibition
  60. Watch RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team jump into the Collins Grand Ring on the first day of the show
  61. Learn all about the construction of Orwell Bridge
  62. See the evolution of the Land Rover over the last seven decades
  63. Meet some of Ipswich Town Football Club stars in the Sports Village
  64. Listen to BBC Radio Suffolk broadcasting live from the Show and visit their stand to meet many presenters
  65. Ride a pedal tractor in Farm Discovery Zone
  66. Watch the Red Poll and Longhorn cattle competing in their National Championships
  67. See the conclusion of the Jubilee Torch Relay in the Collins Grand Ring
  68. Look out for some of Her Majesty’s horses competing in the Rings
  69. Discover how Suffolk was involved in the Cold War
  70. Park your car.