Suffolk Show

30 to 31 May 2018

The Suffolk Show is a unique celebration of everything that makes the county great and showcases the best of Suffolk’s food, farming and agricultural heritage.

The largest pop-up event for families in the county, the Suffolk Show is a fantastic day out for big kids and little kids alike and, as under 15’s go free, it’s great value for money too.

Getting here by train

Trinity Park is 5 miles from Ipswich railway station. There are regular services to London, Norwich and Cambridge.

From the station, you can either take a taxi or use our Bike and Go scheme.

Book train tickets

What’s on

Let us Entertain you

  • Watch heart stopping tricks by the Bolddog Lings Motobike display team in the Grand Ring
  • Look out for Titan the giant Robot in the avenues
  • Cheer on the Shetland Pony Grand National
  • Watch top class showjumpers jump the Orwell Bridge, or a version of it!
  • Don’t miss the Grand Parade a spectacular display of our local Trinity of breeds; Suffolk horses, Red Poll Cattle and Suffolk Sheep
  • Take a ride on the Landrover “Off Road” course, not for the feint hearted
  • Mascot Derby

Learn new skills, try new sports and find out about career opportunities

  • Watch Students compete in carpentry, Brick laying, Hair and Makeup, Plastering, plumbing and much more in the Suffolk Skills Zone
  • Find out what our local Colleges and Universities have to offer
  • Discover the work of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust and meet their animals
  • Watch the final of the Farming School of the Year competition and the joy on the faces of the children
  • Try one of 50 sports, all for free in the Sports Village. Have a go on the ‘Air Drop’

Connect with the countryside

  • Watch the Suffolk Gun dogs at work,
  • Cheer on the ferret racing
  • Woodcarving
  • Watch gundogs working in and around the water
  • Watch Sheepdogs round up ducks.
  • Cheer on the Young Farmers Tug of War competition
  • Watch chainsaw carving, willow weaving and more in our revamped countryside area

Foodie Heaven

  • Kick back on one of Suffolk's spectacular beaches - Adnams Beach Eats has everything you need!
  • Sample the very best of locally produced food, eat in or take away!
  • Enjoy a cold beer and bring a picnic or sit in one of our new catering areas whilst listening to live music
  • Buy goodies in the Adnams Food Hall.
  • Sit and relax at one of our Cookery Theatres and pick up new ideas to try at home
  • Eat, Drink and celebrate our great county.
  • Sample your favourite tipple in the Greene King Eat Street

Farm Discovery Zone

  • Hold a day old chick or a duckling
  • Meet a young farmer and older ones too!
  • Watch sheep being shorn
  • Find out what a career in Agriculture has to offer
  • Watch goats climb the goat mountain
  • Ride the pedal tractors. All for free!
  • Meet farmers, growers and the people behind Suffolk’s farming economy

Agricultural Machinery

  • Sit in a modern tractor or even buy one if you like!
  • Wander through the machinery lines and see what is on offer, it’s not just for farmers and a great place to buy a new lawnmower

Amazing Animals

  • Watch Heavy Horses being ridden
  • Stroke and admire the majestic Suffolk Punch Horses
  • Watch the Dog agility and then have a go with your pooch!
  • See Bees working in a hive & all the honey tent has to offer
  • See all the different Rabbit breeds up close.
  • Arrive early to see the Livestock being washed and blow dried ready for showing
  • Stroke a calf

Mighty Military Zone

  • Play noughts and crosses with a diver
  • Get up close and personal with an Apache Helicopter
  • Chat to a soldier and discover what life is like in the forces

Flower and Garden Experience

  • Be amazed by the skills in the floristry competition
  • Get inspiration for your garden

Shop ‘till you drop!

  • Shop from one of our 700 trade stands, everything from rural crafts to latest fashions
  • Stroll through the Art Tent and out in to the new Sculpture garden.
  • Trot on down to the Equine Village, specialist retailers it is a horse owner’s paradise!
  • Visit the Lifestyle Pavilion for that special addition to your home.
  • Take a walk down the pink carpet of Fifth Avenue, this is fashionista hotspot, shop till you drop!