Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a query you cannot find an answer to below, please email the Show Office – or call 01794 517 521.

Please note – The Romsey Show is held on grass parkland (including the car parks) and the ground can be uneven.

Plan Your Visit

Q. What time does the show open?

The Show is open from 8am to 6pm.

Please note – visitors are not permitted to access the showground until 8am at the earliest.

Q. Where can I buy tickets?

Please take a look at our ticket page here >> 

E-tickets are for general visitors. If you require access to the Equine Exhibitor Area you will need a wristband. E-ticket holders are not permitted entry to this area. Contact the Show Office in advance.

Advance tickets are non-refundable and in the event the Show is cancelled the management reserves the right to not refund. Tickets will also be available from the ticket cabins at the main entrance on show day. 

Q. Who do I contact if I am experiencing issues with purchasing online e-tickets?

Click HERE>> to find the help page for our E-ticket provider.  


Q. Who do I contact to hire a mobility scooter?

To book a mobility scooter contact Wheels For Freedom (Poole Shop Mobility) on 01202 670 450 or via their website

We recommend booking a scooter as soon as possible, they are get booked up quickly. They are located to the left by the main entrance on the day for scooter collection.


Q. Is there a discount for group bookings?

We offer the following discounts for groups purchasing tickets:

An additional 10% off on 20+ tickets purchased.

An additional 20% off on 40+ tickets purchased.

All tickets must be purchased in one transaction via our e-ticket sales page in advance. 

Q. What should I wear?

Please dress appropriately for the weather and ground. The showground is held on grass parkland, with no hard-surface roads and therefore we recommend wellies or sturdy shoes. In the event of a warm day, please dress appropriately, ensure you use sun block and stay hydrated. 

Follow our social media for ground updates closer to show day – @romseyshow for Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. 


Q. Can I bring my dog to the show?

Dogs are welcome at the show, however they MUST be kept on a short, non-retractable lead at all times. Dogs are not permitted in the Livestock areas. Please clear up after your dog. Unruly dogs and their owners may be asked to leave the showground. 

We have a Family Dog Show in our Countryside Ring at 2pm on Show Day – enter your dog for the classes by the Countryside Ring. 

Please remember under NO CIRCUMSTANCES should animals be left in vehicles on show day. 

Arriving at the Show

Q. Where can I park?

There is plenty of free parking outside the main entrance to the showground in the Show car park, which is a grass field. We also have dedicated parking for livestock, horses and Trade vehicles carrying stock.

We recommend arriving early, roads around Romsey get very busy at peak times on show day. We thank you for being patient with our Stewards, they are volunteers. 

Bikes can enter the showground and lock their bikes on the anti-climb fencing by the main entrance.  

Q. Is there a bus provided from Romsey Train Station?
Due to feedback in recent years, we are not providing a bus from Romsey Train Station to the Showground. 

The route from the Station to the Showground is walk able. Pedestrians should enter the Showground via the pedestrian gate at the Palmerston Roundabout (not the main drive way) 


Q. Can I ride my bike to the Show?

Yes, bikes can be locked up outside the main entrance on the anti-climb fencing. Please speak to a Steward volunteer when you arrive. 

Q. Is there a disabled parking area?

Yes, we have a disabled parking area near the main entrance, available for Council issued disabled badge holders, on a first come basis. Please note the car park is grass parkland, there are no hard surfaces. 

We recommend you enter the showground via the Palmerston Roundabout entrance (main Broadlands House gate) to ensure you are parked as close as possible. Please display your badge as you enter the show site and a Steward will direct you to the disabled parking area.


Q. I have advance tickets, do I need to queue?

If you have purchased your tickets in advance via the e-tickets online, you do not need to join the ticket queues on show day! Go straight to the main entrance gates, where a volunteer Steward will scan your ticket for entry.

For advance tickets purchased from the Show Office, you will need to collect your ticket from the Information Tent by the entrance before going into the Show.

Facilities on the Showground

Q. Do you have parent and baby facilities?

Yes, we have a sheltered area for breast feeding and baby changing. This is located on the showground map, to the left as you come in the Main Entrance (near the Scouts).  

Q. Is there a cash point on site?

There are no cash facilities at the Show. However we do have Wi-Fi provisions for Trade stands to take card payments. Trade stands welcome the use of cash. 

We recommend using a card for purchasing tickets at the Main Entrance. This will speed up your entry.  


Q. Where can we get food and drink?

We have several Food Courts around the showground providing a variety of food and drink. Look out for Purbeck Ice Cream, selling their delicious ice creams too. All Food Courts are identified on the “You are Here” Boards across the Showground. 

We also have a dedicated Food Zone (to the left of the main entrance as you come into the show ground), the majority of the traders in this area are selling local or artisan produce, including vegetarian and gluten free options. Once you’ve got your food and drink, take a seat in the picnic area and enjoy the band.

Q. Where can I buy a show guide?

Show Guides are available on Show Day only from our Show Guide Vendor opposite the main entrance. The guide includes timetables for the rings and a map of the showground. There is also detailed information on all our main events.

Q. What is your policy regarding COVID and Monkeypox?
We would recommend that anyone with COVID or Monkeypox symptoms or a positive test does not attend the Show.  Please refer to the current government guidelines. 

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