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The Royal Norfolk Show 2017: From baby changing to child tagging - a handy house-keeping guide to make your day even better

PUBLISHED: 08:28 28 June 2017

Enjoy all the fun of the show. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Enjoy all the fun of the show. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2016

With the Royal Norfolk Show just around the corner here are some important house-keeping notes for all showgoers to make your experience even better...

Breast feeding and baby-changing

We have a special breast feeding, bottle warming and separate baby changing unit for parents at the MacGregor Building, next to the Wensum Ring. This is kindly staffed by the Toddler Team for Kings Community Church. There are also baby-changing facilities in the disabled section of every toilet block on the showground and the Food Hall rotunda. A separate baby feeding room is also available in the toilet block at the eastern side of the Grand Ring on Avenue 9.

Cash machines

Cash machines are located at the Nationwide Building Society stand 166 on President’s Avenue and by the toilet block at the eastern side of the Grand Ring on Avenue 9.

Chaplaincy

A quiet area is available for prayer and reflection near the main Show Office off Royal Avenue.

Child tagging

Child tagging is available just inside all the main entrances to the showground and is run and staffed by Lions Clubs International. Children, the elderly, vulnerable persons and even dogs can be tagged with a “Guardian Angels” wristband, where a contact mobile number will be written on the reverse to help contact parents/guardians should a child become lost.

Dogs

Dogs are welcome at the Royal Norfolk Show provided they are kept on a lead at all times and litter disposed of in the special bins provided. Except for guide dogs, they are not allowed in any eating areas. Please do not leave dogs in cars.

First aid

St John Ambulance will have several first aid units across the showground – just look for the red cross ambulance icons on the map.

We also have a medical centre in the MacGregor Building near the Show Office. In an emergency, you should always call 999.

Grandstands

Free covered grandstand seating is available at the Grand Ring (eastern side, off Avenue 9), the Light Horse and Wensum Rings. 
Reserved seating is also available in the Grand Ring and can be booked at the ticket office opposite 4th Drive on Avenue 9. Seats cost £5 each and will be reserved for you all day up until 4.30pm. 
The Members’ and Vice-Presidents’ grandstands are free of charge to all Association members.

Hand washing

We would encourage all visitors to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after touching animals and before eating. There are two toilet blocks in the livestock areas, one by the Horse Rings, with further facilities in the Food Hall Rotunda.

Lost children

Please check whether the child/person is wearing a “Guardian Angels” wristband and if so, contact the number on the band. If there is no wristband, the child should immediately be taken to the MacGregor Building by the Show Office.

Lost property

During the Show, lost property can be taken to or collected from the Show Office.

After the show, the police will hold all lost property at Bethel Street Station in Norwich.

Show office

The main Show Office can be found on Royal Avenue and is open throughout the Show between 7am - 6pm for general questions and help. You can also buy extra tickets and Member/Vice President guest badges at the RNAA branded gazebo outside the office, just off Royal Avenue. Why not consider upgrading to a Show membership on the day?

Smoking

Smoking is not permitted in any marquee, building or around any livestock areas on the showground at any time. Please be considerate of others if you choose to smoke in outside eating areas.

Disabled facilities

All toilet blocks on the showground have disabled toilets.

Subject to availability, forward parking is offered in all main car parks for blue badge holders. In addition to this, a limited number of disabled parking spaces can be reserved for Green Car Park (Norwich Gate entrance) at £6 per day. These spaces can only be booked in advance - please contact the Show Office on 01603 748931 and have your blue badge number available.

The Rotary Club of Norwich will be on hand with golf buggies to drive the disabled, elderly or infirm to various points across the showground. They can be picked up at Norwich, Dereham and Wymondham public entrance gates, and from the Vice President’s gate, or can be flagged down. The service is free of charge.

Electric scooters and wheelchairs can be hired from Event Mobility by the King George VI, Dereham and Norwich Gate entrances. Bookings should be made in advance. Hire costs are £20 per day for an electric scooter, or £10 for a manual wheelchair. Call Event Mobility on 01386 725391 or visit their website for more info.

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