Family Day Out Itinerary!


Plan your day!

Arrive early to beat the queues and grab a latte or a smoothie and plan your day! But first of if you are coming with children make use of our free child tagging available at the entrance gates. Each child will be provided with a wristband with your phone numbers on it, run by the Lions Club International and available at all entrance gates.


9am – 11 am
Big beasts and little beasts!

First port of call for any family has got to be Mr Mawkin’s Farm. You’ll be able to pet sheep, pigs and goats and learn all about the work of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.

Big beasts can be discovered in the form of tractors and agricultural machinery. It’s the perfect photo opportunity for the little ones – can you fit in a tractor wheel!?



11am – 1pm
Picnic time

Discovering animals is thirsty work, so time for a snack stop and lunch break. Head to the new Forestry and Wood Village where there’s plenty of shady space to enjoy your goodies from the food experience or one of the many food vendors.

If you’d like to sit back and relax with some music then The Green is the place for you. Performing arts from The Garage and local bands will be putting on entertainment – presenting the perfect opportunity to get that picnic out and have a relax!


1pm – 3pm
Shopping and entertainment

With the children well fed and (fingers crossed) taking an afternoon nap its mummy time! Head to high street favourites with Joules and Jarrold in the retails area on Avenue 5.

Shopping done, wake them up in time for 2pm and make your way to the Countryside Area, the piggy racing is a firm favourite and the children can run around the track encouraging the piglets. Or listen to famous Astronomer Mark Thompson in the Discovery Zone.

Or pop into the Grand Ring and take a seat and marvel at many of the performances from the King’s Troop to the Parade of Livestock and much more!


3pm – 5pm

Now it’s time for the young at heart to hit the stands and collect as many freebies as possible from balloons, pens, stationary and more from around the showground.

Alternatively let the youngsters take a ride at the fairground or take part in many of the sporting activities available around the showground or in the Sports Village.  There’s everything from touch rugby to archery to fly fishing!

It’s also probably about time for the first (or even second!) ice cream of the day!  There’s a host of options available around the showground – the tough bit is deciding what flavour!




Get ready for the end of the day show including the breathtaking RAF Falcons Parachute Display team who, from 5,000 feet will land with precision in the Grand Ring!