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Royal Norfolk Show scraps car parking costs for show-goers who book tickets in advance

PUBLISHED: 12:23 01 May 2018 | UPDATED: 18:56 01 May 2018

Young Handlers in the Livestock Arena at the Royal Norfolk Show. Picture: Ian Burt

Young Handlers in the Livestock Arena at the Royal Norfolk Show. Picture: Ian Burt

As the countdown begins to this year’s Royal Norfolk Show, organisers have revealed they are scrapping car parking charges for people who book their tickets in advance online.

The Royal Norfolk Show seen from the top of the Anglian Demolition scaffolding. Picture: Ian BurtThe Royal Norfolk Show seen from the top of the Anglian Demolition scaffolding. Picture: Ian Burt

Parking for the show traditionally costs about £6 per vehicle on top of individual entry fees, so the waiving of parking costs will be welcome news for those booking up online before the first day of the Royal Norfolk Show which this year takes place on June 27 and 28 at the Norfolk Showground. Parking will cost £6 for those buying their tickets on the actual days of the show.

Meanwhile the Royal Norfolk Show has announced lots of new elements to the annual two-day celebration of our county which will this year have a special focus on three themes. Field to Fork will put the spotlight on Norfolk’s massive contribution to food production, Our Coast will celebrate the county’s 90 miles of coastline and the organisations for which it is home, and Wellbeing aims to raise awareness of the importance of everybody looking after their mental health.

There will also be a special First World War commemoration event - called Norfolk Remembers - which will see an exact replica of a First World War Mk 4 tank take centre stage in the Grand Ring.

Other highlights include the Adrenaline Tour Quad Bike Stunt Show making its Grand Ring debut, and a new-look horticultural area, led by garden consultant and writer Ellen Mary, which will feature show gardens, school gardens, community and charity allotments as well as displays of flowers, fruit and vegetables from Norfolk and Norwich Horticultural Society. The Adnams Food and Drink Experience will include a Surf and Turf approach with extra fishmongery demonstrations alongside demonstrations from top Norfolk butchers. There will be a new food hub called Flavours which will focus on artisan food producers.

Show director Mark Nicholas said: “The excitement is already building for Norfolk’s big celebration. The show stands the test of time and this year visitors will enjoy an offering featuring the best of the county. The unique spectacle of livestock showing is always a top draw and a great way to show support for our farmers. Beyond this there is something for everyone at our show...We look forward to welcoming you.”

Online tickets for this year’s show are on sale now at www.royalnorfolkshow.co.uk

To be eligible for free car parking people must purchase tickets online before the first day of the show.


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