Visitor Information

Opening Times

The show is open to the public from 8.30am - 5.30pm.
Gates open for viewing equine classes from 7.30am.
Please be aware that trade vehicles will be moving around the Showground up to 8.30am and after 5.30pm.


All Car Parking is FREE.
Please come early to avoid traffic and admission delays to enjoy a Full Day’s Entertainment.


FREE children's identity wrist bands are available at the Public Entrance and the Information Office on Main Drive.
Baby changing facilities are available in the toilets for the disabled on Third and Fourth Avenue.
Feeding mothers room is on Third Avenue next to the toilets.

Local Accommodation

For local hotels, and bed and breakfast listings, please contact the St Albans Visitor Information Centre at The Alban Arena,

Local Amenities

Nearest Town:
Redbourn Village - 1 mile, (local shops, post office, free cash machine)
Harpenden 3 miles, St.Albans 6 miles
Nearest Petrol Station: Flamstead Filling Station, turn left out of Showground,
first exit at roundabout, second exit by M1 junction, garage is 100 metres on right.
Watling Truck Stop Shop adjacent to petrol station, sells Calor Gas Canisters

Getting Here

The Showground is located 300 metres from Junction 9 of the M1 on the B5183. The Showground is signposted from the Motorway.
By Train... The nearest British Rail stations are Harpenden (10 mins) and St Albans (15 mins) which are on First Capital Connect St Pancras line. National Rail Enquiries: 08457 484952 (24hrs)
By Bus... Bus number 34 - St.Albans to Dunstable. Saturday only, one service per hour.
There is no bus service on Sunday. Please call 0871 200 2233 (07.00-22.00 daily) Go to
Taxis are readily available at these stations
A map is available on our Find Us page.


Well behaved dogs, with a ‘poop scoop’ are welcome, but must be controlled at all times on a non-retractable fixed lead.

Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and are not permitted in any marquees containing animals or food. If any dog is seen to be showing signs of aggression, owners/ handlers may be required to escort it from the premises.