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Suffolk Show 2022: Everything you need to know from travel information to ticket prices



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The ever-popular Suffolk Show held in Ipswich is back after a two year hiatus due to the pandemic.

But do you know what time the gates open, where to park or how much tickets cost?

SuffolkNews has put together an easy go-to guide with all the vital details about the popular agricultural show.

The Suffolk Show in 2017. Picture Mark Westley
The Suffolk Show in 2017. Picture Mark Westley

Gate opening times

The gates for the show open at 7am on both days and last entry is 7pm on the first day and 5.30pm on the second day.

Tradestands are open from 8.30am and close at 6pm.

The Suffolk Show, held in Ipswich, is back after two years. Picture: Mark Westley
The Suffolk Show, held in Ipswich, is back after two years. Picture: Mark Westley

Tickets

Tickets bought online up until Tuesday, May 31 will cost £28.50 for adults, £23.00 for senior citizens over 65, £9.50 for young people aged between 15 and 18, and free for children under 15.

Tickets can also be bought at the gates on the day at the full price.

Tickets can be bought on the day at full price. Picture: Mark Westley
Tickets can be bought on the day at full price. Picture: Mark Westley

Travelling to the show

The Suffolk Show can be accessed by both the A14 and the A12. For those who are driving, free parking is available. The site address is Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich IP3 8UH and there is plenty of signage as well as help from Suffolk Police and traffic officers who will ensure a constant flow of traffic.

Ipswich buses are providing services from Ipswich Railway Station forecourt to Trinity Park and will depart at regular intervals.

Coaches will enter the showground through Gate 1 where there is a designated coach parking area.

Parking is free at the show and there are a variety of public transport options. Picture: Mark Westley
Parking is free at the show and there are a variety of public transport options. Picture: Mark Westley

For those travelling by train, the station is only five miles from Ipswich Railway Station where there is a taxi rank and bus stop.

Taxis can drop off visitors at the drop off point, in Murrills Road, off the roundabout at Gate 1.

Cash machines

There will be mobile cash machines located throughout the Showground for visitors to withdraw cash but there is a charge.

A variety of local food vendors will be at the show, serving up locally-sourced, healthy food. Picture: Mark Westley
A variety of local food vendors will be at the show, serving up locally-sourced, healthy food. Picture: Mark Westley

Food and drink

There is a variety of food vendors at the show from Adnams Beach Eats to Greene King Street Eats. Plenty of food options are available with local and artisan catering outlets serving up fresh, locally-sourced and healthy food. Visitors can also bring a picnic if they wish.

Disabled visitors

The show has put provisions in place for disabled visitors such as the Access for All Hospitality centre run by students at Suffolk New College. The centre offers a quiet place for visitors to rest and buy refreshments.

All toilet blocks have accessible toilets for people with disabilities. Disabled visitors are charged the appropriate full price admission, but can bring a carer at no extra cost and do not need to purchase an extra ticket.

Electric scooters and manual wheelchairs for disabled, elderly, and mobility impaired visitors are also available at the show which are provided by Event Mobility.

Show maps can be picked up free of charge at the information kiosks located at the three main entrances. Picture: Mark Westley
Show maps can be picked up free of charge at the information kiosks located at the three main entrances. Picture: Mark Westley

Show information and maps

Information kiosks can be found at the three main entrances to the show where maps can be picked up free of charge.

For any information about the show on the day, visitors can go to the main show office which has a map reference of Grid Ref I11.