Family Fun | New Forest Show

There is so much to see and do at the New Forest and Hampshire County Show, its the perfect day out for all the family.

Take a look below at some of the best areas of the showground to visit for Family Fun and entertainment.

Sheep Show

The Sheep Show is educational entertainment at its best. Learn about shearing and wool at the live stage show presented in humorous kiwi style. Don’t miss the sheep performing The Sheep Show Shuffle.

You can find the Sheep Show in the Livestock area of the showground, opposite the Black Boar Pub.

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Family Fun Area

Enjoy all day entertainment for all the whole family in this wonderful area of the showground dedicated to children. Watch a fun packed programme of entertainment including: circus workshops, Sing Now Choir and Nasira Belly Dancers.

Meet Rufus our Show mascot who will be making frequent appearances in this area.

Childrens activities taking place in this area include: face painting, coloring walls and children’s craft activities.

The Family Fun Area can be found next to the Honey & Bee Tent along the Solent Avenue.

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Longdown Show Farm

Come and visit our Show Farm for a hands-on, interactive farmyard experience. Stroke their rabbits, hold the chicks and say hello to wonderful farmyard animals.

You can find the Show Farm in the livestock area of the showground.

Tractor Tug of War

This is a tug of war competition like no other. We invite young and old to come in to the ring and test their strength against a vintage tractor. Pick up the rope and take the strain,  the more the crowd shout the harder it seems to be to move the tractors.

Discovery Zone

Kindly sponsored by ExonnMobil, the Discovery Zone is an area dedicated to children. There are plenty of opportunities for children to get involved with hands on, educational activities in this zone.



Ferret Racing & Falconry

These exciting attractions feature in our Countryside Area ring timetable. Ferret racing is a highlight, watch as your particular favourite winds its way through the course. The falconry is always a favourite with the crowds, not to be missed!

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Fun Kitchen


Fun Kitchen workshops provide families with the opportunity to learn new skills, explore tastes and cook up some tasty treats.

Six workshops will be taking place each day at the following time:

10.30am: 11.30am: 12.30pm: 1.30pm: 2.30pm: 3.30pm

Workshops are available for children aged 5 & over (children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult)

To book a space on the Fun Kitchen Workshops please call 01590 622400.

Spaces will also be available on the day on first come first serve basis.