The countdown has begun for the Suffolk Show 2018, with just a few weeks to go until the gates open for the county’s biggest day out. The Suffolk Show at Trinity Park, Ipswich on Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st May, is set to be bigger and better than ever.
Run by the Suffolk Agricultural Association, the Suffolk Show is a unique celebration of all that makes the county great. With lots of new attractions, unique shopping opportunities and free have-a-go activities, the Suffolk Show offers a great value day out for the whole family to enjoy. In 2017 the Show was chosen from 30 entries as a finalist for ‘Best Family Day Out’ in the EADT EDP Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards.
Highlights for 2018 include The Bolddog Lings who will be wowing crowds in the Grand Ring with their thrilling, high-energy motorbike stunt show. Popular attractions like the Military Zone, Sports Village, and Flower and Garden Show will offer plenty of things to see and do, alongside an amazing shopping experience with boutique fashion on Fifth Avenue, luxury homewares in the Lifestyle Pavilion, and delicious artisan produce in the Show’s biggest ever Food Hall.
The theme for this year is ‘Looking back, looking forward’ which will celebrate how agriculture has shaped the county and offer a glimpse into Suffolk’s farming future. A World War One display area will give an insight into the history of farming and the county’s role during the War, while the innovative BT Technology Tent will showcase the latest tech trends.
Suffolk Show Director, Bee Kemball, said, “We are so excited to mark the 100-day countdown to the Suffolk Show and we look forward to welcoming visitors to the county’s biggest day out. There are so many things to see and do at the Show and each year we make sure that there’s something new and exciting for visitors to enjoy.
“As well as all our usual Show favourites and popular family attractions, this year we’re addressing some poignant themes and we hope visitors will enjoy looking back at the impact of World War One in Suffolk, as well as learning hands-on about the future of technology and farming.”
There will be even more animal attractions at the Suffolk Show this year, with opportunities to meet the Suffolk Punch Horse and learn more about this rare breed. Pygmy goats will also be making their debut entrance at the Show, alongside hundreds of other animals including prize-winning Red Poll Cattle, Suffolk Sheep, pigs, rabbits, chickens and even some racing ferrets. For more information and to book tickets visit www.suffolkshow.co.uk or call the ticket office on 01473 707117.
The Suffolk Show is run and managed by the Suffolk Agricultural Association. As a charity, the SAA’s core purpose is to promote the importance of food, farming and the countryside to the economy and character of Suffolk through the Suffolk Show.