FAQs & Visitor Info
If you require further information please contact us and we will be happy to help in any way we can.
What are the opening times?
The gates open at 7am both days, last entry is 7.00pm on Wednesday and 5.30pm on Thursday. All tradestands are open from 8.30am until 6pm on both days. There will be a live band playing at 6.30pm on Wednesday next to the Ringside Clubs.
What are the 2020 Suffolk Show ticket prices?
Early bird ticket prices are available up to midnight on Friday 15 May : Adult admission £24.00, Senior Citizen (65+) £20.50, Young Person (15-18 inclusive) £7.50, Car Park £5 and under 15's go free.
From 16 May to Midnight on Tuesday 27 May: Adult admission £26.00, Senior Citizen (65+) £23.00, Young Person (15 - 18 inclusive) £9.50, Car Park £5 and under 15's go free.
After this date, tickets will still be available online and at the gates, but at full price. Tickets are valid for either day. Click here for all ticket price information and to book tickets. If you have already purchased the tickets but would like us to re-send them to you please click here.
If you attend the Show both days, please consider becoming a member of the Suffolk Agricultural Association as membership benefits include tickets to both days of the Suffolk Show and forward car parking. You are also able to purchase discounted members' guest passes.
Where can I buy Suffolk Show tickets?
- You can buy e-tickets online here and print them off at home. For more information on e-tickets please click here.
- By telephone - call the ticket hotline 01473 707110 and your ticket will be posted to you.
- Purchase in advance at local retailers and Post Offices. A list of outlets will be available in April.
- Buy your ticket on the gates on Show days at full price.
How can I get to the Show?
- Car - The Suffolk Show is held at Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 8UH.
- Bus - A number of bus services will be available from Ipswich central and Ipswich Railway. Bus timetable available here.
- Bike - We will be providing a dedicated cycle parking area at the main Felixstowe Road entrance to the showground.
- Train - Ipswich railway station is just 5 miles away from Trinity Park.
- Taxi - There is a taxi drop off point on Murrills Road, off the roundabout at Gate 1. Visitors can then enter the showground through the Pedestrian entrance.
- Coach - Coaches enter through Gate 1 and there is a designated coach park. The coach driver is admitted free to the show.
When travelling to the Show, please follow the AA signs.
Can I bring my dog?
Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome, they are not however permitted in to the ringside clubs or food hall. Please do not under any circumstances leave dogs in cars. Please read our dog policy here.
What are the main attractions and things to do with the children for free?
2020 Ring displays can be found in the programme section of our website! Throughout the day there will be amazing attractions in the Rings and amongst the crowds in the avenues. Get close to the different animals at the children’s farm in the Farm Discovery Zone, hold chicks, watch the entertaining Sheep Show and dairy demonstrations. The Military Zone will feature a range of military vehicles and interactive areas! Try out a great range of sports and activities in the Sports Village and watch farmers in action in the new Farming Live area.
What is the policy for lost children?
Children's wristbands will be given out at the gates for parents and guardians to write their emergency contact number on so if the child is lost they can be contacted.
Lost children should be taken to the SAA Main Office - Map Co-ordinate: I 11
There will be a Hospitality Centre for Disabled People at the Show to offer advise and help to disabled visitors, this is near the Bucklesham Entrance at stand Red 352. All toilet blocks have accessible toilets for disabled visitors. Disabled visitors are charged the appropriate full price admission, an accompanying carer is admitted at no cost and does not require a ticket.
Event Mobility is delighted to be providing electric scooters and manual wheelchairs for the use of disabled, elderly and mobility impaired visitors at the show. To reserve an electric scooter or manual wheelchair please book online at www.eventmobility.org.uk
A Mobiloo (pop-up Changing Places facility) will be available with hoist, adult sized changing bench and all else you’d expect to find in a fully accessible toilet. This facility can be found adjacent to the Centre for Disabled People (Grid ref V9).
Who organises the Show?
The Suffolk Show is run and managed by the Suffolk Agricultural Association. As a charity, the SAA’s core purpose is to promote the importance of food, farming and the countryside to the economy and character of Suffolk through the Suffolk Show itself and a series of education programmes aimed at young people in schools and colleges.
Are there baby changing & feeding facilities available?
Baby feeding and changing facilities are available at the Under 5's Change and Play Area at stand White 515.
Are public grandstands free?
Yes, the grandstands are free to all Show visitors and there will be grandstands around both the Grand Ring, President's Ring and Trinity Ring.
Can I get cash out at the show?
Mobile Cash Machines will be situated on the Showground. Please note that a charge is made on each withdrawal.
Can I become a member of the Suffolk Agricultural Association?
Yes anyone can join the Association, membership includes entry to both days of the Show and forward parking, it is valid for 1 year from the 1 October to the 30 September. For prices and more benefits of becoming a member, click here.
Where can I buy food and drink?
Adnams Beach Eats, Greene King Eat Street, Adnams Food and Drink Experience and various other catering options. The variety of food on offer will be wider than ever before and includes a much higher percentage of local and artisan catering outlets that will be offering fresh, local and healthy options.
Where can I find more information on the day?
Information Kiosks are located at various sites around the Showground selling programmes which include a showground map.
Is there a Courtesy Buggy Service?
To help disabled visitors and those who have difficulty walking around the Show, there will be a special buggy service. The three 10-seater buggies, kindly sponsored by Ashton Solicitors, will operate on a continual loop with drop off points at the three entrances and main points around the Show.
Where can I find First Aid and an Ambulance?
Facilities provided by St John Ambulance (Stand White 516) during Show opening hours. The Association's Medical Officers can be contacted through either of the First Aid posts. For out of hours services please telephone 999/111.
Is there Hand Washing facilities?
We encourage all visitors to wash their hands after touching animals and before eating. Please use the nearest toilet block to your location to do so.
Additional Visitor Information
Event Mobility electric scooter and wheelchair booking details and car parking information.