Easily the biggest event in the county calendar, the 182nd Suffolk Show is being held this year on Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th May at Trinity Park near Ipswich.
Everything that you love about living, working or visiting Suffolk is at the showground. Whether its sport, shopping, eating, drinking, gardening, interiors, rural activities, animals or agricultural machinery there really is something for everyone! Many people come on both days in order not to miss anything.

The Suffolk Show

Visitors to this year’s Suffolk Show will be treated to fantastic displays in the Grand Ring from 23rd Engineers regiment, to USAF Lakenheath and Freestyle Motocross Displays. Horsepower of a different kind sees the fast and furious Shetland Pony Grand National!
The Suffolk Show will once again host the prestigious Horse of the Year Show qualifiers in two categories as well as the Royal International Horseshow qualifiers in five categories.
The Newmarket experience brings together every element of the horseracing world in a brand new trade stand. Street style entertainment takes place all around the showground and the Military Wives Choir from Wattisham will sing near the bandstand while local company Glasswells are introducing an ice-skating rink on their stand this year!
For the foodie, there’s the Eat Street section with 70 stands tempting visitors to sample and buy to take home.

There is so much to see and do at the Suffolk Show, we have only just touched on a few things here…

Buy tickets on line before the day at £18 adults, £5.50 children or £20 and £7 on the day respectively at:


Suffolk Show Hotel

Trinity Park is only a few minutes from Kesgrave Hall Hotel in Suffolk by car. The Kesgrave restaurant is open all day, with breakfast available from 7am-10am, brunch from 10am-12pm and the full menu available from 12 noon – 9.30 (10.00 on a Friday and Saturday night), enabling you to eat either before or after your visit to the Suffolk Show. If you are interested in staying at Kesgrave Hall, a contemporary 4 * hotel with 23 superb bedrooms, give us a call on 01473 333741 and see what offers we have in May during the Suffolk Show days.

Kesgrave Hall Hotel in Suffolk has 23 fabulous luxury boutique hotel bedrooms, 3 stylish meeting spaces, large grounds for the kids to run around, a buzzing bistro and brasserie style restaurant

Sue Bunting

Sun 12 May 2013, Milsom Hotels