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, last entry is 5.30pm. 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 2017 Suffolk Show ticket prices?

Advance prices (tickets are valid for either day): Adult admission £22.00, Senior Citizen £19.00, Young Person £6.00, Car Park £4 and Under 15's go free. 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.

Discounted advance tickets are available up to midnight on Tuesday 30 May 2017, after this date tickets will still be available online and at the gates, but at the full price.

Click here for all ticket price information and to book tickets. 

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.
  • Purchase in advance at local retailers and Post Offices. A list of outlets is available from the ticket section of our website.  
  • 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 including the number 23 and 24 from Ipswich buses which leave 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.
  • 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?

2017 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. The Wildlife Area will be home to some more of nature’s creatures as the Suffolk Wildlife Trust help kids try out pond dipping and spotting wildlife in our very own conservation 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 stand Green 975, where members of St John's Ambulance will be providing this service.

What provision is there for disabled visitors?

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 498. 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 Charitable Trust will be providing electric scooters and manual wheelchairs for the use of disabled, elderly and mobility impaired visitors to the show. To reserve an electric scooter or manual wheelchair please contact event mobility direct www.eventmobility.org.uk.

For the 2017 Show we have produced a 'Guide for Disabled Visitors'. They are available to download here.

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 Green 975.

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 KCJ 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 tbc) and British Red Cross (Stand tbc) 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 111.

Is there Hand Washing facilities?

We encourage all visitors to wash their hands after toughing animals and before eating. Please use the nearest toilet block to your location to do so. 

What are the dates for the next Show?

31 May & 1 June 2017.

30 & 31 May 2018.


Additional Visitor Information

Where to stay

General information for hotels, bed and breakfasts and caravan parks here.

Dogs at the Show

Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome, they are not however permitted in to the ringside clubs or foodhall. Please read our dog policy here. 

Suffolk Show Visitor Map

Plan your visit!

Information For Disabled Visitors

Disabled Policy Brochure, Event Mobility electric scooter and wheelchair booking details and car parking information.