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 Day 1 and 5.30pm on Day 2. All tradestands are open from 8.30am until 6pm on both days.

What are the Suffolk Show ticket prices?

Early bird ticket prices are available up to midnight on Saturday 21 May: Adult admission £26.50, Senior Citizen (65+) £20.50, Young Person (15-18 inclusive) £7.50, Car Parking and under 15's go free.

From Saturday 21 May to Midnight on Tuesday 31 May and if purchased online on the show days: Adult admission £28.50, Senior Citizen (65+) £23.00, Young Person (15 - 18 inclusive) £9.50, Car Parking and under 15's go free.

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.
  • By telephone - call the ticket hotline 01473 707110 and your ticket will be posted to you.
  • 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 are available from Ipswich central and Ipswich Railway.
  • 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.  Ipswich buses will run a shuttle service from the train station to Trinity Park.  The timetable can be found here.
  • 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 yellow AA signs.

Can I bring my dog?

Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome, they are not, however, permitted in to the Ringside Club or Adnams Foodhall.  Please do not under any circumstances leave dogs in cars.

What are the main attractions and things to do with the children for free?

2022 Ring displays can be found here!  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, watch farmers in action in the Farming Live area and take a look through 70 years of Suffolk history in the new Suffolk - The Platinum Years area, specially created for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

What is the policy for lost children?

Children's wristbands will be given out at Information Kiosks located at each of the three entrances to the Show.  This are designed 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: I11

What provision is there for disabled visitors?

There will be an Access for All hospitality centre for disabled people at the Show, run by the Suffolk New College and its students, that offer a quiet place to rest and purchase some refreshments, stand Red 412. 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.  THESE ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED.

A Changing Places facility is located inside the public toilet block on the corner of Main Avenue and Seventh Avenue (Grid Ref O10).

There are designated viewing areas by three of the main rings for visitors with disabilities.

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 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.  You are welcome to bring your own picnic if you would prefer.

Facilities for visitors with young children

Under 5's change and play area provides a designated space for visitors with young children.  There will be a small soft play area set up for younger visitors, place to breastfeed and have a cup of tea or coffee.  This facility is run by Suffolk New College.

Where can I find more information on the day?

Please visit the main show office for any information, Grid Ref I11.  Information Kiosks are located at three of the main entrances to the Show where you will be able to pick up a free show map.

Is there a Courtesy Buggy Service?

There will be a special buggy service from the Ipswich Entrance to the Ringside Club.  The buggies, kindly sponsored by Ashtons Legal, will operate on a continual loop.

Where can I find First Aid and an Ambulance?

Facilities provided by St John Ambulance (marked with red cross on the visitor maps) 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 on a regular basis and especially after touching animals and before eating.  Please use the nearest toilet block to your location to do so.