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The Royal Norfolk Show returns for another edition on the 27th and 28th June, with an unbelievable amount of entertainment and activity to keep you occupied and leave you exhausted over both days. If you’re new to the show or just need a reminder of how incredible the event is, then we’ve got all the info you need right here!
The show is located at the Norfolk Showground which is the home of the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association (RNAA). If you’re travelling by car, then you’ve got the opportunity this year to access FREE PARKING, if you book your show tickets in advance! You can afford to miss out on this, so book your tickets right here!
Another pre-book bonus is that you’ll get access to exclusive ticket prices, with a two-day adult ticket at just £34!
If it’s action and displays you’re after, the Grand Ring is offering some truly incredible performances to spectate from 7 am right to 7 pm, so it’ll be a challenge to pull yourself away. To name a few of the best events, the RAF Falcons parachute display team will be showcasing their airborne skills as they plunge towards the showground in artistic formation. They’ll be performing multiple times across the two days, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to catch them.
If that’s not thrilling enough for you, you can check out the stunning ‘Adrenalin Tour’, a quad bike stunt show where the daring team tackle insane ramps and high speeds whilst pulling off impressive stunts. This is a performance that should be enjoyed by absolutely everyone of all ages - a thrilling experience that’ll get your heart racing!
The third spectacle on the Grand Ring that’s a must-see is the special World War One commemoration for 2018 -the year which marks 100 years since the end of the gruelling battle. The showing will feature a reenactment of the battles toward the end of the war, including heavy machinery such as tanks and firearms. This will be a highly educational experience for looking to learn more about our history, especially for shooting enthusiasts who are looking to get an understanding of what firearms were like in the early 1900’s.
Aside from these three events, there are a huge number of other events and activities taking place at the ring, such as gundog parades, show jumping competitions and so much more - view the full schedule on the Royal Norfolk Show’s site.
When it’s time for you to grab a bite and drink something after all of the excitement, there are plenty of options for you directly on site.
First on the list is the Adnams Food and Drink Experience, an indoor feast with a selection of the best local producers bringing you treats with the country lifestyle in mind. Nearly every one of these stalls will provide you with something seriously tasty that’s been farmed and sourced within the area. Cheeses from local goats and cows, sausages from nearby pork farms, and pressed juices from the best Norfolk orchards. You’re guaranteed to find food and drink that’s full of flavour to fill you up.
If you’re up for sitting down with a menu in a quieter area instead, the showground is home to various cafes and restaurants, such as St Walstan’s Dining Hall that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner from morning to night. More places to eat can be found at https://royalnorfolkshow.rnaa.org.uk/places-to-eat/ .
There are going to be plenty of things to purchase during your time at the show, all of varying value. Everything from hats to cars will be on offer, so you can get your next set of shooting tweeds, or splash out on a brand new off-roading vehicle.
There’s a really great discovery zone for young people to get the chance to learn more about the way farms and the environment work together to create sustainability. This includes an interactive science zone, plenty of puzzles, and demonstrations from supermarket Morrisons, showing how they prepare their produce in store.
Mid-Norfolk Gundog Club
The Mid-Norfolk Gundog Club will be present to show how they run field trials and working tests for their gundogs. They’re a long-time established partner of the Kennel Club and have been in service for over 25 years.
These are just a few of the events going on during the two-day period, but there’s so much more for you to explore and discover. The Royal Norfolk Show is easily one of the best country events the UK has ever seen, and it only continues to improve every year. Be sure to secure your tickets early to capitalise on free parking and discounted prices.