FAQs

Woman driving a tractor at The New Forest Show.

Need Answers?

Please find below answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Show. If you cannot find the answer to your question please don’t hesitate to email: [email protected]

When Is The New Forest Show?

For 2024 the show will be on Tuesday 30th July, Wednesday 31st July & Thursday 1st August

When Is The Show Open?

The show opens at 8.15am and closes at 6.30pm each day.

Can I Apply For A Carer's Ticket?

We prefer to process these in advance, and are happy to accept any of the following:

  • Middle or Higher Rate DLA for care and/or mobility
  • Receipt of a current and valid Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Evidence of being severely sight impaired
  • Recognised assistance dog ID card
  • Current and valid evidence of receiving Attendance Allowance
  • Please email [email protected] with your details.

Are Dogs Allowed?

Yes ­ – although they must be kept on a lead at all times. Dogs are not allowed in the Livestock Tents. They will clearly display a ‘No Dogs Allowed’ sign at the entrance. Please note that all ‘banned breeds’ are not permitted on the showground

How Do I Get To The Show?

Please visit our Getting Here page for detailed information on the various ways for visitors to get to the New Forest and Hampshire County Show. If you’re bringing a dog to the Show, please read the Bluestar Shuttle Bus Dog Policy

Is There A Dedicated Disabled Car Park?

Yes – As you enter New Park please ensure you have your council issued disabled badge visible on the windscreen and you will be directed to the disabled car park.

Where Can I Buy Tickets To The Show?

Tickets for the Show can be bought online. See the red tickets tab at the top of the page. You can also buy tickets on the gate.

Where Can I Hire A Mobility Scooter?

Mobility Scooters can be hired direct with the Wheels for Freedom company and need to be reserved before the Show. Bookings can be made online at www.wheelsforfreedom.org.uk at a cost of £30.00 per day. Telephone Bookings on 01202 670450 can also be made at a cost of £30.00 per day Once booked, they will be available from 8.00am with flexible return on Tuesday and Wednesday. And available from 8.00am to 6.30pm Thursday. If you need to hire a mobility scooter on the day, they will be available for £33.  

Is There A Show Guide / Programme?

Yes! Show Guides are available on Show Days where they will be sold of various Kiosks at the entrances and across the Showground. It is also possible to pay for a Show Guide online when you book your tickets. You will receive a voucher via email which you can redeem at any kiosk on arrival.

Can I Buy Food And Drink At The Show?

Yes! Mobile catering units are positioned all over the Showground and provide a huge range of delicious food including fresh battered fish and chips, British hog roasts and beef carveries as well as vegetarian and vegan options and for the more exotic visitors, Chinese noodle dishes! Our local produce area and food hall both sell a variety of food and drink to be consumed on site. Not forgetting the Garden Tearoom located in the Flower and Gardening Show too.

Plan Your Day

Crammed with Show rings, livestock and activity marquees, food stalls and tradestands, you can spend all day (or several!) exploring everything it has to offer..

Aerial photo of The New Forest Show.

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