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Please find below a range of frequently asked questions about the Royal Cornwall Show
Show information
When is the next Royal Cornwall Show?

The next Royal Cornwall Show is on the 6th, 7th and 8th June 2024 at the Royal Cornwall Events Centre near Wadebridge

What time does the Royal Cornwall Show open?

Gates open for the general public at 8:30am each morning. If you purchase tickets online before the day of the show you can access the Show from 7am. Members, Junior Members & Life Members can also enter at 7am.

What time does the Royal Cornwall Show close?

The Royal Cornwall Show closes from 6:30pm each evening, this is when the tradestands close. Entertainment in the Main Ring may go on longer.

How do i get to the show?

Drivers will find the route well signposted from every direction. The showground itself is situated approximately 1.5 miles west of Wadebridge on the A39.
Satnav postcode – PL27 7JE
When using a Satnav, as you approach the showground, please follow the signage and/or traffic stewards even if that is contrary to your satnav instructions. This is due to various one-way and alternate routes that may be in place at the time.

tickets
when will tickets be on sale?

Tickets will be on sale in January. Please keep an eye on our website and social media for the launch date.

How much will tickets be for this year's show?

Prices for the 2024 Royal Cornwall Show are as follows:

Adult – 1 day ticket: £23.5
Child (5 – 15 years) 1 day ticket: £6
Family (2 adults & 2 children 5-15 yrs old) – 1 day ticket: £50
Adult – Half day ticket after 3:30pm (Thurs or Fri: £11.5
Adult – Half day ticket after 2:30pm (Sat): £11.5
Child – Half Day Ticket after 3:30pm (Thurs or Fri): £3
Child – Half Day Ticket after 2:30pm (Sat): £3

Do young children require a ticket?

Children under the age of 4 have free admission into the Show and do not require a ticket. Any child 4 or older should be in possession of a child day ticket, or a junior membership.

Where can I buy tickets to the Royal Cornwall Show?

You can buy Royal Cornwall Show tickets in three places:
1. Online – [Add link]
2. Show Office – Visit the Show Office at the Royal Cornwall Events Centre and purchase your tickets from May onwards.
The office is open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.
3. On the gate – you can purchase tickets on the gates the day of the Show from 8:30am

Please note – Official Royal Cornwall Show tickets can only be purchased by one of the methods above, and are NEVER sold through 3rd parties or ticket sites.

I bought online tickets, what do I do now?

When your online order has been completed you will receive a confirmation email that contains an attachment with your ‘e-ticket’ which includes a QR Code. You must present the QR Code tickets at the gate. You can either print these tickets yourself or present them at the gate on a mobile device.

Please note – if you are presenting your tickets on a mobile device, we advise that you download or use a screenshot as we cannot guarantee 4G/5G coverage on site for you to access your emails.

I have completed my online order, but not received an email?

If you have completed your online order but not received your confirmation email, please check your spam or junk folders. If you still haven’t received it, sometimes it can be because payment hasn’t gone through or the contact email was typed incorrectly. Please contact tickets@royalcornwall.co.uk to assist you.

I am a school, do you have concessions for school parties?

Yes, we do offer concessions for school parties of 10 or more students.  School parties must be booked in advance and are not available online or on the day – Please contact tickets@royalcornwall.co.uk for a booking form.

I want to bring a large group, do you offer discounts for block bookings?

Yes, we do offer discounted tickets for group booking of 10 adults or more. Tickets are reduced to £TBC per adult.  Group bookings must be booked in advance and are not available online or on the day – Please contact tickets@royalcornwall.co.uk for a booking form.

grandstand
Do I need a separate ticket for the main ring grandstand?

Yes, a grandstand ticket can be purchased in addition to your admission ticket or membership.  Reserved seating is available at the main ring grandstand and can be booked in advance either online or over the counter at the Show Office. Reserved seats can used throughout the whole day, and you can come and go as you like.  You can also reserve grandstand seats on the day by visiting the kiosks at the back of the grandstand. But please note that these may be limited and are prone to sell out quickly.

Is there unreserved grandstand seating available?

Yes, there is unreserved grandstand seating in the front row of the grandstand that is at ground-level, which may be a restricted view. You are also able to use reserved seats when not in use, but you will need to vacate should the person who has reserved the seat returns to the grandstand.  Only one side of the Main Ring is made up of grandstand seating, the other three sides there is standing space available to Show attendees at all times.

parking & Travel
Is there parking at the Royal Cornwall Show?

Parking is FREE at the Royal Cornwall Show, and car parks are located in fields adjacent to the showground.

Can I choose which car park I use?

Unfortunately, in order to keep traffic flowing and to reduce delays, our traffic team will direct you to the closest car park in use at the time you arrive, you will not be able to choose which car park you park in.

Is there parking for disabled guests?

Yes, we do provide forward facing parking near the front in most of the parking fields. These spaces are used on a first come first serve basis, so if you require such as space, please aim to arrive at the Show early.  Please place your blue badge in the front of your vehicle and make yourself known to the parking attendants to see if they can park you in the correct area.

Can I park my vehicle or camp in the car parks overnight?

Due to security reasons, vehicles cannot be kept in the car park overnight, nor can we allow any camping in the parking fields. Security will sweep the car parks each evening, and any unauthorised vehicles will be removed.

Do you have charging facilities for electric vehicles?

All of our car park are located in open agricultural fields, therefore unfortunately, we do not have any facilities for charging electric vehicles.

Can I travel to the Show by bus?

There are a couple of bus stops located outside the showground. One on the A39 at Whitecross and one opposite the Tregonnings Garage near the East Entrance Car Park.  To check the most up to date timetables and for services stopping near the showground, visit Go Cornwall Bus

Can I travel to the Show by Plane?

Newquay Airport is located just a 20-minute drive from the Showground, with daily flights from across the UK. Visit the Newquay Airport website for more details. The next closest airport is Exeter Airport, which is around 90mins – 2hr drive from the Showground. You can find out about their flight services on the Exeter Airport website.

membership
What is a Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association membership?

A membership is an annual subscription to the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association and helps the Association to support local agriculture and the countryside. In return for your support, members receive the following:

- Admission to all 3 days of the Royal Cornwall Show
- Forward car parking (subject to availability)
- Reduced livestock and equine entry fees
- Use of the Members’ Lounge, Bar, dining areas and cloakrooms during the Show
- The right to attend and vote at all general meetings
- Take part in the election of councillors to the Association
- Free subscription to the Royal Cornwall Magazine (as published)

How much is Membership?

Memberships are an annual subscription that run through to the next Royal Cornwall Show. Adult memberships are priced at £TBC and Junior Memberships (4 – 15 years) is £TBC. Children under 4 do not require a membership. You can also become a Life Member, which gives you admission to the Royal Cornwall Show for the rest of your life, and can be bought at any age. The current cost of Life Membership is £1195.00.

How do I become a Member?

You can become a member in several ways:
1. Purchase a membership online
2. Purchase a membership over the counter at the Show Office (Open Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm)
3. Over the telephone by calling the Membership Team – 01208 817014

When will I receive my Membership Badge and passes?

Members’ packs, including members’ badges are typically posted out in early May. If you order a Membership in May, you should receive your pack in the post a few working days later. If you order a membership online, there is no digital ticket, just a confirmation email, all members’ packs are a physical product. If you have any concerns that you have not received your members’ pack, please contact the team – 01208 817014

I am an existing Member and want to renew my membership, how do I do that?

Again, there are several ways to do this, the same as above, the main three options are online, over the counter, or by telephone. You can also set up a direct debit, which means your annual membership will be automatically renewed each year. We tend to renew memberships in late January/early February, and your pack is automatically sent to you in May. To set up a direct debit membership contact 01208 817014

I am a member and my contact details have changed, what do I do?

It is very important that we are made aware of any changes in name, postal address and contact details for a member so we can ensure that all correspondence, including your Members’ badges and passes for admission, are sent to the right person, as well as any information about subscription prices and deadlines. If you need to update your contact details, please call the office on 01208 817014 or email saraheustice@royalcornwall.co.uk

Can I purchase Memberships at the gate?

Unfortunately memberships have to be purchased prior to the Royal Cornwall Show and cannot be purchased on the gates. Online membership closes on Thursday 30th May at 11:59pm to allow time for members’ packs to be posted. Telephone orders for postage will also close on Thursday 30th May, again to allow time for delivery. After this point, memberships must be collected in person at the Show Office prior to first day of the Show. You can purchase a membership up until the Wednesday, the day before the Show, at the Show office, and purchase over the counter.

Can I gift a membership?

Yes, we do offer gift membership for all types of memberships. We will post our a gift membership pack which includes a personalised gift membership certificate, which includes a message of your choice, within a presentation folder. We can either post this to the recipient directly, or to the buyer. If you would like to gift a membership, you can fill in our form or contact the Membership Team on 01208 817014

I have an Annual Membership and cannot attend the Show, can I get a refund?

Unfortunately, memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable. Memberships work as an annual subscription to support the activities of the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association, and therefore non-attendance is not an adequate reason for a refund. Complimentary Show admission is just a benefit of this subscription.

I am a Member and want to bring a guest to the Show?

Daily guest badges are available for fully paid-up members to purchase. Guest badges will give guests access to the Members’ Pavilion and its facilities, guest badges DO NOT permit access to the Show and a separate admission ticket must be purchased for the guest to enter the showground.

How many guest badges can a member purchase?

Guest badges are limited to 5 per Show day/per household. In other words, if multiple members are registered at the same address, the allocation is for the household, not for individual members.

Can I bring a dog into the Members’ Pavilion?

Yes! Dogs are very welcome in the Members' Pavilion. We ask that dogs are kept on a non-retractable lead and are kept to the Members’ back lawn and the Pavilion Centre, but are kept away from the light refreshment and bar areas, as well as the members’ marquees.

Are there refreshments in the Members’ Pavilion?

There is a wide range of food and drink available to purchase in the Members' Pavilion. There are light refreshments served in the Tregothnan Hall in the Pavilion. There is also a food court located on the lawn at the rear of the building, as well as a fully stocked bar. There is also an exclusive restaurant for Members’ use only. This restaurant, run by Scott Young and his team, sources local and seasonal ingredients to produce a delicious multi-course lunch on the first two days of the Show. Advanced booking is highly recommended, contact Scott Young on 07591 203113 or email scottyoung333@yahoo.co.uk to book a table.

General showground
Do you have toilet facilities at the Showground?

Yes, we have several permanent toilet blocks located across the site which can be found on the show map. During the Show we also have some temporary toilet blocked available as well.

Do you have disabled toilet facilities?

Most of the permanent toilet blocks also have a disabled toilet and require a RADAR key to access. They are located in the following toilet blocks:
- At the crossroads above the cattle exhibition halls
- In front of the cattle exhibition halls
- On the main avenue near Ring 2
- At the East Entrance
- At the bottom of the ramp on the main avenue
- Behind the Secretary’s Office

Are there any shower facilities?

We have shower facilities located across the showground, usually as part of the permanent toilet blocks:
- Next to the cattle exhibition halls (including a disabled shower)
- At the crossroads above the cattle exhibition halls
- At the East Entrance (including a disabled shower)
- At the bottom of the ramp on the main avenue (including a disabled shower)
- Behind the Secretary’s Office

Do you have a Family Area?

Yes, we have a family area located near to the Members Pavilion just before the ramp on the main avenue. It is a play area for children between 3 and 7. Here, children can be left in safety. There are also baby-changing and feeding facilities here. The open hours are 9am – 6pm on Show days.

Is there baby changing facilities on site?

Yes, there are baby changing facilities located across multiple areas, in the permanent toilet blocks:
- Next to the cattle exhibition halls
- At the crossroads above the cattle exhibition halls
- At the East Entrance
- At the bottom of the ramp on the main avenue
- Behind the Secretary’s OfficeNear Ring 2 on main avenue.
During the Royal Cornwall Show, there are also baby changing facilities at the Family Area, located at stand no. 284

Do you have first aid assistance during the Royal Cornwall Show?

During the Royal Cornwall Show first aid assistance is provided. There is a purpose built and fully equipped first-aid facility located next to the main entrance. Services are provided by St. John's Ambulance and the South West Ambulance Trust. There are paramedics in key locations, and mobile responders.

Is there an information point at the Royal Cornwall Show?

If you have any questions while you are at the Show, you can visit our information point, which is located near the Members’ Pavilion, or look out for our friendly Show Hosts located just inside all the main entrances. They will be happy to help with any questions you have, from directions to the nearest toilet block to event hours, they will aim to assist you.

Is there any internal transport within the showground?

There is a free bus service than runs within the showground, linking key areas of the Showground. Please note that they are no dedicated facilities for disabled passengers on these buses.

Can I bring my dog to the Royal Cornwall Show?

Yes, dogs are welcome at the Royal Cornwall Show. We kindly ask that dogs are kept on short, non-retractable leads, and that you clean up after them. Please make sure you keep your dog hydrated, we do offer dog water spots across the Showground, check out the Show Map to find out where they are located. Dogs MUST NOT be kept in your car in the car park, but accompany you to the Show.

camping
Can you camp at the Royal Cornwall Show?

Yes, we offer a caravan and camping park during the Show week. Camping pitches must be prebooked before the Show.

Where is the camping located?

The caravan and camping park is located on Edmonton Lane, adjacent to the showground and next to the village of Whitecross. Easy access to the Show is possible through the main pedestrian entrance on the A39.

How do I book camping?

Camping must be prebooked and can be purchased online with your show tickets HERE. You can also ring the Show Office to book and pay for your pitch on 01208 812183. Pitches are extremely limited and are usually sold out several weeks before the event. Early booking is highly recommended.

What size/capacity is a pitch?

A pitch is designed to accommodate either one caravan (with one vehicle), or a small motorhome, or a large tent (with one vehicle), and a maximum occupancy of 4 people. If your party is larger than this, or you have a bigger vehicle, you will need to book multiple pitches.

How long can I book a pitch for?

All pitches are bookable for the full Show week only, (nights of Monday 3rd – Saturday 8th June). The whole duration is priced at £TBC per pitch. Guests with camping pitches are able to use the pitch for as many or as few nights within the Show Week as they desire. You do not have to camp for the whole week.

I have booked a camping pitch, do I still need a Show ticket?

Yes, camping pitches DO NOT include admission to the Royal Cornwall Show. You will have to purchase Show tickets in addition to your camping pitch.

I have booked my camping pitch online, but only received a confirmation email?

Don’t worry, this is correct. Camping passes are a physical product and your pack will be sent to you in the post in early May.

I have booked a camping pitch but my vehicle registration number has changed, what do I do?

If your registration number has changed since booking your camping pitch, please contact the Show Office on 01208 812183 or email tickets@royalcornwall.co.uk so that we can change the details on your booking. If this change happens after you receive your camping pack, DO NOT change the registration on your pass, but contact the Show Office as per the details above. We will inform the camping team of the change, and you will not need to change the registration number on your pass. Any passes that have been tampered with will not be accepted onto the site.

What facilities are available at the camping park?

There are mobile toilets and showers located at the camping park, there is also mains water points throughout the field. A local pub, petrol station and supermarkets are located just a short walk from the camping field. Please note that there are no electric hook-up facilities available.

Can I park my vehicle or camp in the car parks overnight?

Due to security reasons, vehicles cannot be kept in the car parks overnight, nor can we allow any camping in the parking fields. Security will sweep the car parks each evening and any unauthorised vehicles will be removed.

When is the earliest I can arrive on the campsite?

The caravan and camping park officially opens on Monday 3rd June at 8am. However, if you have a caravan, tent etc. you can bring them on site from 8am on Saturday 1st June, but the facilities to camp will not be available.

Can I use a generator at the campsite?

The use of small, quiet generators is allowed between the 7am – 11pm. But we ask that you please consider the comfort of the other guests around you.

accessibility
Do you have disabled toilet facilities?

Most of the permanent toilet blocks also have a disabled toilet and require a RADAR key to access. They are located in the following toilet blocks:
- At the crossroads above the cattle exhibition halls
- In front of the cattle exhibition halls
- On the main avenue near Ring 2
- At the East Entrance
- At the bottom of the ramp on the main avenue
- Behind the Secretary’s Office

Do you have a toilet for those needing assistance?

Yes, we have a Space to Change toilet facility located in the toilet block next the cattle exhibition halls. This facility is fully accessible, spacious toilet, that has an adult size adjustable changing bench and a hoist. If you plan on using this facility, please bring your own sling.

Is there parking for disabled guests?

Yes, we do provide forward facing parking near the front in most of the parking fields. These spaces are used on a first come first serve basis, so if you require such as space, please aim to arrive at the Show early. Please place your blue badge in the front of your vehicle and make yourself known to the parking attendants to see if they can park you in the correct area.

Is the Royal Cornwall Show accessible for wheelchairs and mobility scooters?

The majority of the showground walkways are made of hard surface, and tents and marquees are either at ground level or have a ramped access. The main Show Office building has a full ramp access, and the Members Pavilion is fully accessible and includes a lift to access other floors. Please note that some avenues between stands are on grass.

Can I hire a mobility scooter or a wheelchair for my visit to the Royal Cornwall Show?

Yes, you are able to hire a mobility scooter or a wheelchair for the Royal Cornwall Show. You will need to pre-book and pay before you visit the Show with Advanced Mobility (Tel 01274 568131 or visit www.advanced-mobility.co.uk) If you enter the Show at a different entrance than stated at the time of booking, your scooter/wheelchair will be delivered to you at the new entrance, speak to one of the gate stewards explaining that you have an assistance vehicle booked and they will contact the Advanced Mobility team.

Do you offer any concessions for disabled guests?

Yes, we do offer a disabled carer/PA ticket scheme for those guests that need assistance in order to attend the Show. In essence, the disabled guest will purchase a full price admission ticket and on providing the relevant information at one of our dedicated kiosks at the Show entrances, their carer will be given complimentary admission. For more information about how the scheme works, please visit our Accessibility page.

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