Have a question about the show? Use our useful FAQs to find out all the information you need.
What are the dates for the 2018 show?
Wednesday 27 June and Thursday 28 June, 2018.
When do tickets go on sale for the 2018 show?
Tickets for our 2018 show are now on sale - click here to purchase !
What are the ticket prices for 2018?
Ticket prices for 2018 can be found by clicking here !
What time does the show open?
Gates open at 8am on Wednesday 27th June 2018.
How do you get to the show?
Read our page on getting to the show by clicking here
Where can I park?
We have several car parks to choose from, although you will be automatically directed to the first one you approach unless you indicate otherwise.
From A47 Dereham/Swaffham choose Red Car Park. This is close to Trade Stands, the Countryside Area, Grand Ring, Members complex, Dog Show and Horse Rings.
From the A11/A47 east choose Blue Car Park. This is closer to the Livestock Area, St Walstan’s Restaurant, Flower & Garden Show and Trade Stands.
From Norwich/Dereham Road choose Green Car Park. This is close to the Flower & Garden Show, Trade Stands, Crafts and Livestock.
What are the car parking prices?
Car parking – £6 per day
Reserved disabled area parking – £6 per day
Motorbikes – £2 per day (no hard standing)
Cycles – FREE
Is there a show map?
Yes, and we have a new show map for this year - click here to view or download the map.
Where can I get a disabled car pass?
Special parking is available in Green Car Park for registered disabled blue badge holders. Space is limited to 80 vehicles and can only be booked in advance, on a first come first served basis. For further information and to book, please call the Show Office on 01603 748931 – you will need know which day you are coming and have your blue badge number ready when applying.
If you do not apply for a special car pass in advance, wherever possible blue badge holders will be given forward parking in all car parks subject to availability, but it is advisable to arrive early.
What disabled facilities are at the show?
For a full run down of our disabled facilities please click here
Is there a bus from the park and ride to the show?
This service is no longer available.
When does everything finish?
At roughly 6pm. Some stands may be open later than 6pm on the Wednesday but we cannot guarantee this. On the Wednesday evening there will be entertainment outside the member’s enclosure which will go on until approximately 10pm.
Can I drop my children off at the event and pick them up later?
We're very proud to be a family friendly show but no under 17s will be allowed entry to the Royal Norfolk Show unless accompanied by an adult ticketholder.
If I come after I collect my child from school, how much will it cost?
If the gate kiosks have closed you may get in for free, if they are still open you will be expected to the pay full price.
I’m a member and have got my tickets, but now my daughter has decided to come, how can I get her in as my guest tomorrow?
Pay for a normal admission ticket at the gate then come to the show office to upgrade her to a member’s guest.
My membership tickets have not arrived, what shall I do?
Pay for a normal admission ticket at the gate then come to the show office where your details can be confirmed and a member’s badge, ticket and car pass for the second day of the show can be given to you. If you complete a refund form you will be sent a refund after the show.
Can I become a member on the day of the show?
Yes you can become a member on the day of the show by upgrading your entrance ticket to a membership at the show office, you will then be given an entrance ticket and car parking pass for the second day of the show.
I’m bringing my disabled mother and have paid for my ticket, but now I find I could have got in for less as her carer, can I get a refund when I come to the show?
No refunds are given on the day of the show. Write into the show office after the show when your request for a refund will be considered.
Are dogs allowed at the show?
Dogs are welcome at the Royal Norfolk Show provided they are kept on a lead at all times and litter disposed of in the special bins provided. Except for guide dogs, they are not allowed in any eating areas. Please do not leave dogs in cars.
Do you offer car share to the showground?
If you are coming to the Show by car and have spare seats, or if you’d like a lift to the showground visit the Norfolk County Council Car Share site. Share the journey and share the travel and car park costs.
What is the free child tagging service you run?
Child safety is incredibly important to us at the Royal Norfolk Show, so to ensure that no-one gets lost, we offer a fantastic service where your child will be provided with a wristband with your phone number on it, just in case. This is run by the Lions Club International and available at all entrance gates for children, adults, dogs etc.
Are their baby changing and breast feeding facilities at the show?
We have a special breast feeding, bottle warming and separate baby changing unit for parents at the MacGregor Building, next to the Wensum Ring. This is kindly staffed by the Toddler Team for Kings Community Church. There are also baby-changing facilities in the disabled section of every toilet block on the showground and the Food Hall rotunda. A separate baby feeding room is also available in the toilet block at the eastern side of the Grand Ring on Avenue 9.
Staying safe in the sun
As the Show is in the middle of the summer it can be very hot.
So wear a hat, appropriate clothing and sunglasses for protection when the sun’s strong.
Wear sunscreen and reapply regularly, use at least factor SPF 15 with a high star rating.
Spend time in the shade when the sun is at its strongest, 11am-3pm. There are plenty of areas to explore such as the Discovery Zone which can provide shade and entertainment.
Don’t get caught out in the car, carry sunscreen and water for the journey
Keep a handy-sized bottle of sunscreen in your bag or buy one at the show.
Protect young skin which is easily sunburnt. Wear t shirts/long sleeves and hats and apply sunscreen to protect exposed areas. Take regular breaks in the shade for a game or cool drink. Attach a parasol to your buggy to protect infants from the strong sun.
Stay hydrated, drink lots of fluids. Water is on sale throughout the Showground.
See medical attention if you feel unwell. St John’s Ambulance provide first aid services around the showground, Medical Officers are on duty in the First Aid centre in the MacGregor building next to the Police HQ .
Stay safe and have fun at the Show
St John Ambulance will have several first aid units across the showground - just look for the red cross ambulance icons on the map. We also have a medical centre in the MacGregor Building near the Show Office. In an emergency, you should always call 999.