A few tips for visitors!
Head for Junction 3 of the A3(M) and follow the yellow and black AA signs to the show. You can use PO7 6HS on your satnav if you wish but follow the signs over your satnav directions.
We have free onsite parking and plenty of it, including disabled parking right by the show entrance. Please don’t stop or park on the road near the entrance or in any of the neighbouring residential areas.
Entry prices can be found on the Admission Times and Prices page.
Veterans and Serving Forces members are eligible for free entry by showing their veterans association ID, HM Services ID cards, or any reasonable paperwork which proves service. Entry is at the discretion of the entry staff. Please note that a veterans badge alone may be insufficient,
While the fields are relatively flat, wear shoes suitable for a walk in the country as there may be uneven ground.
Make sure your shoes are comfortable, you’ll be doing a lot of walking around the 40 acres of fields our show is situated on.
While we do have some seating, there won’t be enough for everyone. If you are likely to need a chair, it is advisable that you bring a lightweight folding chair.
Plan plenty of time to enjoy the event – trade stalls open from 09:00, arena events from 10:00.
Bring plenty of film / memory cards / batteries – there’s a great deal to photograph!
Be aware that there are multiple fields. The main field you enter after getting your tickets contains the Trade Stalls, Food and Bar, Arena, and Vehicle Exhibits. There may be a number of additional exhibits. Turning left at the entrance and walking down past the toilets and first aid tent is the Reenactors and Living History field. There are many dioramas which you can freely explore and interact with. Feel free to ask questions and take pictures, so don’t be shy. These dioramas continue across the bridge. Going further you will find the overflow exhibitors space. There may be more vehicles and reenactment groups situated behind here so it is worth a visit. There is also the Wessex Hill Runners 4×4 experience which you can try out
Why not join in the fun by dressing up in a relevant uniform or in a 40’s style. Sorry, we won’t give a discount for this but it will certainly add to your experience.
Be sure to talk with vehicle owners and reenactors. Maybe ask how you can get involved.
We have a varied program of arena events. You can view the show programme here. Some arena events are both exciting and noisy, please warn small children and the nervous. Those with sensitive ears may wish to bring earplugs for protection.
Dogs are most welcome onsite providing they are on a lead at all times. Owners must like always clean up their dogs’ mess so come prepared.
Marshalls will warn you of heavy vehicles moving to and from the arena, please keep clear of the roadways if asked.
The weather is set to be hot and breezy so remember to bring sun hats, sunglasses and suncream. We have water points throughout the site which can be used if necessary.
A lot of our continued success relies on adverting by word of mouth and by social media so be sure to tell your friends and to share your experience and photos.
Above all – enjoy yourselves and if there is anything you think we can do better for 2019 – let us know!