The Smallholders & Country Show 2017

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Planting Ideas Ltd will be attending the Smallholders & Country Show 2017.

Sat 1st – Sun 2nd July 2017
9:30AM – 5:00PM
South of England Showground, Ardingly, West Sussex, RH17 6TL
The Smallholders & Country Show, Ardingly is quite unique in the south of England, in that it aims to provide an enjoyable and fun day out for any family while still supplying products and information aimed at the small scale farmer. With over 150 traders and exhibitors, if you need anything from a chicken to a mini-tractor, then this is the show for you.

Ticket Prices for the Show

Ticket prices :

On the gate :
Adult – £11
Senior – £9
Child (under 14) – £7
Under 5’s – FREE
Family Ticket (2 adults x 2 children) – £29

SEAS Members (only available on the gate with membership card) :
Adults – £9
Senior – £7

Discounted tickets to the show will be available online.

Online :
Adult – £10
Senior – £8
Child (under 14) – £6
Under 5’s – FREE
Family Ticket (2 adults x 2 children) – £26
Car Parking is completely free & the show is wheelchair accessible.

Better Life Mobility are located on site & have Scooters available for hire in advance. Please call 01342 717 403 to hire in advance.

Please note : there are NO cash machines or ATM services on the show ground. Some stalls will accept card payments.
Smallholders & Country Show 2017
Our two day event aims to bring together the best & most informative local traders & associations for Smallholders & people interested in rural life. There will be plenty of animals, crafts, food & of course fun & excitement on offer for the whole family.

The Smallholders & Country Show 2016 will be held on Saturday 1st July and Sunday 2nd July 2017.
The show is open from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm on both days. With over 150 traders & exhibitors & a full schedule of family fun & entertainment, displays, practical demonstrations, talks & activities for all age ranges (including the dog!), you’ll need the full day the make sure you fit everything in!

Our Main Arena provides a full schedule of rural related family entertainment including the always popular Birds of Prey demonstrations, The Essex Dog Display Team & more. The Small Farm Training Group aims to enable you to learn better farming, smallholding & horticultural skills. They can be found in the NFU Farmer’s Barn & will be hosting a full day’s timetable of talks which are a taster of what they do. Take a look at their timetable to see if any of the talks tickle your fancy.

A visit to the Robins Animal Building will educate visitors on all matters of agriculture with the wide selection of animals that can be found in the barn. The very helpful Kent Smallholders can be found here too, so don’t be shy to pick their brains on any smallholding matters. Across the road you can find the Young Farmers Barn which will be filled with the popular West Sussex Smallholders Association.

The Queen’s Jubilee Building hosts our food hall packed full of tasty treats & hearty food, along with more creative crafts. Don’t forget to enter your dog into the Companion Dog Show which is always a fun & exciting highlight of the weekend.

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