Royal Show 2008: All you need to know

The Royal Show is being held at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire from Thursday 3 – Sunday 6 July 2008.


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The Show remains committed to promoting the best of British Farming providing an excellent day out for the whole family to enjoy.

It will include industry-led premier livestock and equine competitions, the Best of British food and drink and an action-packed programme of entertainment at The Grand Ring.

Pigs and children

School Visits & Education Programme

The education programme aims to bring children in touch with farming and rural life. It is tailored to the needs of schools includes thematic trails, hands-on activities and guided tours.

What’s new at the show:

Energy & Sustainability Park – featuring Anaerobic Digestion, greener fuels such as bio-diesel and bio ethanol, non-food and energy crops and solar power.

Farmers’ Market, co-located by the food hall – where farmers will sell their own fresh, local and regional produce.

Horse riding

Alongside the Countryside Arena area is the new Game & Country Skills section. This includes demonstrations and advice on mole catching, game keeping & bow making from leading country organisations and craftsmen.

New “young handlers” competitions will also be taking place on Sunday 6th July as well as the usual impressive livestock classes.

Another key area of interest for Royal Show goers are the prestigious equine classes and competitions.

For a full list of all livestock classes, competitions and judges visit the Royal Show website.

Cattle head Cow

Ticket Information:

Tickets for the Royal Show call 0871 230 5590 or for further information about the show or to buy online go to The Royal show website

Opening times:

  • Thursday 3 – Saturday 5 July 09.00am to 7pm (no admission after 6pm)
  • Sunday 6 July 09.00am to 5pm (no admission after 4pm)


  • The fair is being held at Stoneleigh Park which is near Coventry, Warwickshire


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  • A full supplement highlighting the events at This Years Royal Show will be included in 20 June issue of Farmers Weekly.

Car Parking:

  • Parking is free


  • No Dogs, apart from assistance dogs will be permitted into the showground. Please do not bring your dogs and leave them in the car.


  • Royal Agricultural Society of England.