More parking, better food, more seats: We’ve made New Forest Show better than ever

ANIMAL MAGIC: Contestants in last year’s Young Shepherd of the Year competition

ANIMAL MAGIC: Contestants in last year’s Young Shepherd of the Year competition

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IT is one of the biggest events in the local calendar – and this year it should be better than ever before.

Organisers of the New Forest and Hampshire County Show say they have improved the event after listening to visitors' suggestions.

Around 95,000 people are expected to attend the three-day extravaganza in July which has caused problems with car parking in the past.

But organisers say new zonal car parks will make it easier for people to find their vehicles at the end of the day.

More improvements include dust suppressants on walkways, more seating and toilets, new baby changing areas and more drains and ditches.

The show guide will also feature a 'plan your day' section to help visitors make the most of their time while there will be more variety in food on offer.

Feedback was gathered through leaflets handed out at the end of last year's show with parking one of the top priorities.

The theme for this year is 'hands on' and several activities have been planned to allow everyone to get involved such as getting up close with cute rabbits and chicks in the show farm, taking on a tractor in a tug-of-war, casting flies with fishing experts and taking part in pottery lessons in the art tent.

International showjumping is also on offer alongside motorbike acrobatics and a grand parade.

The show takes place at New Park, Brockenhurst, from Tuesday, July 29 to Thursday, July 31 and there is a 10 per cent discount on tickets bought before July 21.

For tickets and more details visit newforestshow.co.uk

Proceeds go towards supporting the New Forest Agricultural Show Society and other local charities.

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2:08pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Tonytolle says...

Reduce the entrance fee to make it more peasant friendly.
Reduce the entrance fee to make it more peasant friendly. Tonytolle
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2:27pm Mon 23 Jun 14

billy bumble says...

Tonytolle wrote:
Reduce the entrance fee to make it more peasant friendly.
20 quid is not a lot of money for a day out

I think it's reasonable
[quote][p][bold]Tonytolle[/bold] wrote: Reduce the entrance fee to make it more peasant friendly.[/p][/quote]20 quid is not a lot of money for a day out I think it's reasonable billy bumble
  • Score: -3

3:30pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Richard 1976 says...

I'm still haunted by my summer working in the kings park nursery.. When we all trudged en mass to decorate the bbc parks department marquee at the new forest show. Beautiful flower arrangements adorned with tea served for the great and good of the borough.. The kings park nursery manager who shall remain nameless commentating via microphone his views of folk walking past ,and some dreadful banter with guest celebrity Barry Howard from hi de hi. What a vibrant modern image of bournemouth so sadly tarnished that afternoon in 1997!
I'm still haunted by my summer working in the kings park nursery.. When we all trudged en mass to decorate the bbc parks department marquee at the new forest show. Beautiful flower arrangements adorned with tea served for the great and good of the borough.. The kings park nursery manager who shall remain nameless commentating via microphone his views of folk walking past ,and some dreadful banter with guest celebrity Barry Howard from hi de hi. What a vibrant modern image of bournemouth so sadly tarnished that afternoon in 1997! Richard 1976
  • Score: 1

7:03pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

The most 'samey' of the country shows. I stopped going 20 years ago as I kept getting deja vu feelings. Wasn't sure what year I was in as everything was the same year after year and in the same place and the same people and always those same blokes going up the huge poles.
The most 'samey' of the country shows. I stopped going 20 years ago as I kept getting deja vu feelings. Wasn't sure what year I was in as everything was the same year after year and in the same place and the same people and always those same blokes going up the huge poles. Telscombe Cliffy
  • Score: 1

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