Ardingly Showground

Ardingly, West Sussex

The South of England Showground occupies a 150-acre site situated just outside the beautiful village of Ardingly in the heart of the West Sussex countryside. The site is owned and operated by the South of England Agricultural Society (SEAC), whose sole Patron is Her Majesty The Queen.

The Society was founded in 1967, but its early beginnings can be traced back through many hundreds of years of English farming heritage. A consolidation of agricultural societies from the 1830’s, the SEAC now works across the six counties of Berkshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey and West Sussex. The Society is a registered charity that funds and supports agricultural education and countryside learning, through its own history and heritage.

Its beautiful location, in the heart of some of the most stunning countryside in England, provides a perfect location for Heritage Live’s summer concerts.

Ardingly Showground

Selsfield Road, Ardingly, West Sussex, RH17 6TL




For discounted disabled tickets, please purchase your tickets via Ticketmaster online at Please note that if you also require a space on our Disabled Viewing Platform (DVP) and/or a space in our disabled car parks, you MUST book this option when buying your concert tickets via Ticketmaster. Spaces on the DVP and within the Disabled Car Parks cannot be booked separately, or at a later date. Please note these tickets are sold on a first-come-first-served basis.

By Road (From M23)

1. Exit M23 at Junction 10 and take A264 towards East Grinstead.
2. At first roundabout, continue straight along A264.
3. At next roundabout, turn right and head towards Haywards Heath along B2028. (The Showground is signposted at this roundabout).
4. Continue through the villages of Turners Hill and Selsfield Common.
5. Just before you reach the village of Ardingly you will see the Main Entrance to the South of England Showground on your right hand side.

By Rail

The nearest railway stations are BALCOMBE station, which is 3 miles away or 5 minutes in a taxi, EAST GRINSTEAD station, which is 6 miles away and 13 minutes in a taxi, HAYWARDS HEATH station, which is 4 miles away and 10 minutes in a taxi and CRAWLEY Station which is 9 miles away and 20 minutes in a taxi. Please use the Network Rail timetable facility for more information.


Alpha Cars 01293 400600

Alpha Cars East Grinstead 01342 317400

AV Cars 01444 414999

Crawley Cab Co Ltd 01293 535555

Dolphin Cars 01444 453565

Forest Cars 01342 826666

Haywards Heath Taxis 01444 300030

Lindfield Taxi Service 07711 926156

Metro Cars 01293 415415

Prime Taxis 01444 301010

Roadrunners UK 0800 9178786

Southdown Cars 01342 317400

Station Taxis Haywards Heath 01444 410410

Station Taxis Burgess Hill 01444 230230


Please find this location on the National Cycle Network

By Air

The South of England Showground is located 15 minutes away from Gatwick Airport


Food and alcohol must be purchased on site. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Covid-19 guidance and regulations relating to social distancing will apply. There is plenty of car parking available at the Showground (charged at £10 per car), and tickets can be purchased in advance (as an add-on when buying your concert ticket) for fast-track entry, or by cash/card on the night. Please note that the local road infrastructure is limited, so please allow plenty of time for your journey to and from the venue.


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