Launched in 2018, the Suffolk Show app features useful information and ideas to help visitors plan their day, including a detailed map of the Show, ring timetables, information on individual trade stands, and public transport timetables to and from the showground. The free-to-download App showcases how technology affects every element of the Suffolk Show, from animals and farming to fashion and flowers. Take a look at the 2018 digital stories here.
The App was created through a collaboration between BT, West Suffolk College and the Suffolk Agricultural Association. Smart Networked Environments, a member of Innovation Martlesham Business Club, developed the app with generous funding from Suffolk County Council.
Not only is the App a valuable resource for show visitors, but it also highlights the importance of technology in everyday life today, as well as inspiring young people in Suffolk to develop the technical skills and confidence that they will need to succeed in the future.
The 2019 app will be available to download in May 2019.
Our new app will help you plan your day!
- Containing a detailed map
- Ring timetables
- Information on individual trade stands
- Public transport timetables to and from Trinity Park
- Take part in our treasure trail to win prizes!
Download the app before travelling to the show and revel in the excitement of our treasure trail - great fun for all the family! Themed around ‘looking back, looking forward’ this feature will give you a greater insight and personal perspective behind some of the shows displays.
Thank you to the Suffolk Show App Partners
About the Treasure Trail
Check out our smartphone treasure trail and learn more about some of the amazing displays at the Show. There are seven locations around the Show marked on the app’s map. At each location you can unlock content to discover interesting facts and stories about the displays using your smartphone. There’s a poster at each location with a QR code for you to scan with your phone to reveal the content. The trail is designed for everyone to enjoy though you will need a compatible smartphone.
Enter our App competition!
Unlock all the locations and answer a simple question linked to each one to enter our draw to win a prize. You’ll need to enter your details to be part of the competition – terms and conditions apply.
Postcard Treasure Trail
Enjoy the trail using our Postcard Treasure Trail version - available in our FREE Show Guide! We’ve created a simple walking trail of seven locations around the Show to help you enjoy some of our amazing displays. At each location you’ll find a large poster with a simple multiple-choice question. Collect the letter that corresponds to the correct answer for each multiple choice question at each spot. Once you have collected all seven letters, re-arrange the letters to spell a word - then enter our competition to win a fabulous prize.
Where to enter: When you have completed the trail, submit your entry at the Show admin building.
Competition Terms and Conditions:
No cash alternative to any prize. Closing date for entries is 5th June and the winners will be announced on 7th June.
About the Partners
Adastral Park is a place where world leading innovation happens. A vibrant community of like-minded people and dynamic organisations. It’s home to BT Labs - BT's Global Research and Development Headquarters - and Innovation Martlesham – an established (and growing) cluster of around 100 high-tech ICT companies. From pioneering work in optical technologies and digital switching, through to advancements in software engineering, Adastral Park is globally recognised as today’s gateway to a world of possibilities.
Smart Networked Environments provide smart, location aware, digital technology to cities, universities and other large organisations. Using WAI2GoTM, our unique in-house platform, the company prepares customised, interactive maps with inbuilt intelligent navigation and with flexible data and service integration. Viewable on mobile devices, browsers and touchscreen kiosks the solutions are scalable and highly versatile and include innovative new hardware technology.
Chronicle Digital Storytelling
Chronicle works with organisations and communities to use personal stories for place-making, heritage interpretation, tourism, brand development, community, and health. Chronicle help develop digital story content and also have products to enable clients to share content.
Suffolk Agricultural Association
The Suffolk Agricultural Association is a charity whose aim is to promote food, farming and the countryside and its importance to Suffolk. To support our aims, we deliver a wide range of education programmes for young people across the County. The Suffolk Show is one of the UK's oldest county shows and remains a traditional agricultural show at heart. Our home, Trinity Park is available to hire along with an award winning, purpose built conference and events centre.
West Suffolk College
West Suffolk College is on a mission to be the best college in the UK- we believe our community deserves nothing less. On a stunning campus in the heart of historic Bury St Edmunds, we're advancing ambitious plans to become a leading vocational and academic college, serving our students outstandingly, and supporting the success of businesses and the regional economy. We provide an outstanding education to every one of our students. Our ethos is to put our learners' success at the heart of everything we do. That means we do everything we can to help our students succeed and be the best they can be.
We have an impressive range of courses, high quality facilities, inspiring tutors and incredible opportunities to open up a career or succeed in high education. We believe in engaging with our students as young adults in a supportive and encouraging environment and we aim to give the best opportunity to develop, grow and become passionately involved in their own education. As a partner College of the University of Suffolk, we offer more than 40 foundation and honours degrees at the College across a wide range of subjects. We also have strong links with business and industries in the region to make sure our students develop skills that will increase their employability.