All You Need to Know About the Royal Bath and West Show 2023
By Laura Linham
24th May 2023 | Local News
Are you ready for a spectacular showcase of agriculture, entertainment, and family fun? Look no further than the Royal Bath and West Show! It's one of the biggest events in Somerset's calendar, and it's right on our doorstop - and here's everything you need to know about this year's show!
When is the Royal Bath and West Show?
The Royal Bath and West Show takes place from 1st to 3rd June 2023, perfectly timed during the half-term break.
What are the opening hours for the Royal Bath and West Show?
The Show opens at 9 am and closes at 6 pm each day. Make sure to plan your visit accordingly to make the most of the exciting activities and attractions.
How much are tickets for the Royal Bath and West Show?
You have the option to choose between Super Saver Tickets (available until 19th February) and Advance Tickets (available until 26th May). Here are the ticket prices:
- Super Saver Ticket: £20 for adults (includes free entry for 2 children) and £6 for additional children.
- Advance Ticket (Day Specific): £22 for adults (includes free entry for 2 children) and £6 for additional children.
- Advance Ticket (Any Day): £25 for adults (includes free entry for 2 children) and £6 for additional children.
How can I book tickets for the Royal Bath and West Show?
Booking tickets is quick and easy. You can secure your spot online at www.bathandwest.com/tickets or by calling 0333 242 7912.
Can I purchase tickets for the Royal Bath and West Show on the day?
Yes, tickets can be purchased on the day of the Show. However, to enjoy great savings and ensure a smooth entry, it is recommended to book your tickets in advance. Super Saver Tickets and Advance Saver Tickets also provide free admission for up to two children aged 5 to 15 years.
Is camping available at the Royal Bath and West Show?
Yes, camping facilities are available for those who want to fully immerse themselves in the Show experience. Non-electric grass pitches are priced at £25 per night. Don't forget to purchase a ticket for Show entry in addition to your camping booking.
Is there a bus service to the Royal Bath and West Show available?
To make your journey to the Show even more convenient, a bus service is provided in collaboration with Bakers Coaches. The bus service operates routes to Wells, Shepton Mallet, and the Bath & West Showground. For the full timetable and more information, visit www.bathandwest.com/royal-bath-and-west-show/visitors/getting-to-the-show.
Are there provisions for carers at the Royal Bath and West Show?
The Royal Bath and West Show operates an Essential Companion Scheme to ensure everyone can access and enjoy the event. Essential Companions accompanying paying individuals can access the Show free of charge. Refer to www.bathandwest.com/royal-bath-and-west-show/visitors/tickets for full details.
Can I hire a mobility scooter at the Royal Bath and West Show?
Yes, mobility scooters are available for hire. It is recommended to book in advance to secure a scooter. Collection details can be found at www.bathandwest.com/royal-bath-and-west-show/visitors/tickets.
Where is the disabled parking located at the Royal Bath and West Show?
Disabled parking is conveniently located at the front of the Yellow Car Park. Present your blue badge upon arrival, and the Car Parking Stewards will direct you to the designated disabled parking area.
Is parking free at the Royal Bath and West Show?
Yes, parking at the Royal Bath and West Show is absolutely free.
Are there baby changing facilities available at the Royal Bath and West Show?
Baby changing facilities are available in each toilet block, including the outdoor accessible toilet blocks.
Are drones allowed at the Royal Bath and West Show?
Due to safety reasons, the flying of drones from or over the Royal Bath and West Show is strictly prohibited.
Are dogs allowed at the Royal Bath and West Show?
Dogs are welcome at the Royal Bath and West Show but must be kept on a lead at all times. Please note that there are certain areas, including the Main Lawn, Food & Drink Marquee, Horticulture Tent, Cheese Marquee, and Livestock Buildings/Marquees, where dogs are not permitted.
What's happening in the Main Ring at the Royal Bath and West Show 2023?
Prepare to be amazed by the thrilling performances taking place in the Main Ring throughout the day. Get ready for adrenaline-pumping displays and captivating showcases that will leave you in awe. Here's a sneak peek of what's happening in the Main Ring:
The Imps Motorcycle Display
Back by popular demand, the Main Ring Attraction features the incredible Imps Motorcycle Display Team. Dressed in their striking red tunics, this highly disciplined team will leave you on the edge of your seat with their daring stunts. Watch in awe as they perform breathtaking fire jumps and impressive cross-over routines. Don't miss their performances in the Main Ring, scheduled twice a day (morning and afternoon).
Pawsability Canine Display Team
Get ready for some family-friendly fun with the Pawsability Canine Display Team. Join them in the Main Ring every day for a delightful show that showcases the incredible skills and agility of these talented dogs. It's entertainment that will bring smiles to faces of all ages.
Pony Club Games
Calling all young horse enthusiasts! Don't miss the fast-paced excitement of the Pony Club Games in the Main Ring. Cheer on as skilled young riders compete in thrilling equestrian challenges. It's a must-watch spectacle for anyone with a love for horses.
In addition to these thrilling performances, make sure to catch other captivating displays in the Main Ring:
- Livestock Grand Parade (Friday and Saturday afternoon)
- Pawsability Dog Agility (every day)
- Heavy Horses (every day)
- Vintage Vehicle Parade (every day - afternoon)
What's taking place on the Main Lawn at the Royal Bath and West Show 2023?
The Main Lawn is not only a picturesque picnic spot but also a hub of entertainment and celebration. Grab your blankets and relax while enjoying a wide range of activities. Here's what you can look forward to on the Main Lawn:
Will there be live music at the Royal Bath and West Show 2023?
Prepare to be serenaded by an array of talented local artists as you explore the Royal Bath and West Show. With a diverse lineup of live music, there's something to suit every musical taste. Whether you prefer to relax and unwind on the Main Lawn or get your groove on in the lively atmosphere of the Pilton Tent, the Show promises a melodic experience like no other.
The Main Lawn acts as the perfect backdrop for a laid-back picnic, allowing you to enjoy the superb sounds of local artists. Take a seat on the grass, soak up the sunshine, and let the captivating melodies fill the air as you indulge in delicious treats from nearby food stalls. With a full timetable of performances, you can plan your day and ensure you don't miss your favorite acts.
For those seeking a livelier atmosphere, head over to the energetic Pilton Tent. This vibrant venue hosts a range of carefully selected bands and groups, guaranteed to get you on your feet and dancing. Let loose and immerse yourself in the rhythm and energy as talented musicians deliver captivating performances.
To stay up to date with the full timetable of live music, make sure to grab a copy of the Show Programme, available for purchase at the event. It provides a comprehensive guide to all the musical performances taking place, ensuring you don't miss a beat.
What's taking place in the Great British Kitchen at the Royal Bath and West Show 2023?
Prepare to be captivated by the culinary talents of renowned chefs and experts as the Great British Kitchen returns to the Royal Bath and West Show. Delight in a series of live celebrity cooking demonstrations that will leave you inspired and eager to try new flavors in your own kitchen.
- The renowned Matt Tebbutt, best known for his appearances on BBC1's food and chat show, Saturday Kitchen. On Thursday, 1st June, Matt will take centre stage, sharing his culinary expertise and creating mouthwatering dishes that will impress.
- On Friday, 2nd June, Phil Vickery, celebrated for his work on ITV's This Morning. As a chef since 2006, Phil brings a wealth of knowledge and creativity to the Great British Kitchen, showcasing his culinary prowess and providing invaluable cooking tips and tricks.
- Saturday, 3rd June, introduces the esteemed Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones MBE, widely recognised as "The Black Farmer." Accompanied by The Black Farmer Chef, Aleandro Brown, Wilfred will demonstrate his passion for farm-fresh ingredients and present delectable dishes celebrating British cuisine.
- Returning to the Great British Kitchen is the expert mixologist Andy Clarke. Join him as he unveils the secrets behind creating exquisite cocktails that are both impressive and easy to make. With his cocktail recipe book, "Home Bar," featuring over 60 tantalizing drink recipes, Andy will guide you through the art of mixology.
- Hosting the proceedings is Lisa Cadd, also known as "The Fuss-Free Foodie." As the author of the popular cookbook, Lisa has cultivated a community of foodies who appreciate simplicity in the kitchen. She will be sharing her favorite fuss-free recipes and innovative culinary techniques, inspiring you to create delicious meals without the hassle.
Located in the Theatre, next to the Main Ring, the Great British Kitchen offers free admission on a first-come, first-served basis. To secure your spot and make the most of these extraordinary cooking demonstrations, we recommend arriving early to avoid disappointment.
Is there anything for children to do at the Royal Bath and West Show 2023?
Exciting Adventures Await Kids at the Royal Bath and West Show 2023!
- Sports Village - Engage in workshops, explore exhibits, and enjoy all-round excitement brought to you by local sports teams and brands. Get ready for a lively and active experience! Featuring stands from Decathlon, Pentathlon, Shepton Mallet Football Club, and Bath Rugby Foundation. Whether you're looking to participate in family sports activities or discover a new sport to pursue, the Royal Bath & West Sports Village is the place to be. Don't miss out on the action!
- Immerse yourself in interactive farming fun at Lakeside Farm! Younger members of the family can meet adorable farm animals and learn about the fascinating field-to-fork process. Get up close to the animals in their pens and witness the entertaining Sheep Show, Sheep Dog Display, and Goat Display.
- Step into the Woodland & Countryside Arena, a bustling hub of countryside-themed activities and entertainment. Let your creativity shine at Amerton Art Studio, where you can craft your own wooden magic wand using traditional greenwood-working tools and techniques. Join Geraint for an introductory talk, demonstration, and individual guidance to create a unique magic wand to take home. This enchanting activity is free and runs throughout the weekend.
- Experience the magic of bubbles with Bubble Inc. Led by Sam Sam The Bubbleman and his team, who hold 12 Guinness World Records, you'll be mesmerised by the captivating bubble universe they create.
- Head to the Vintage Fairground for a nostalgic dose of good old-fashioned fun. Enjoy classic rides and games, including Gallopers, Old Tyme Striker, Hoopla, Helter Skelter, and more. Don't forget to satisfy your sweet tooth at the Sweet Stall.
- Everyone's favourite little green tractor, Tractor Ted, is back at the show! Join him on Agricultural Avenue, just off the Main Lawn, for an exciting adventure.
- Embark on a picturesque journey aboard the Bath & West Railway. This charming half-mile route takes you over Prestleigh Brook, along a delightful lake, and even includes a new bridge over a water cascade. Children will be thrilled by the steam and diesel locomotives that haul passengers along the track. The Bath & West Railway is a testament to the dedication of the local volunteers from the East Somerset Model and Experimental Engineers.
- Prepare to be amazed at Discover the Future, an interactive area packed with engineering and technology activities designed especially for children. Experience mind-blowing displays and engage in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) activities that showcase the fascinating world of modern manufacturing, energy, and defence. With plenty to explore and learn, children of all ages and abilities will be captivated for hours. Most of the action takes place undercover, so it's weatherproof and ready for adventure!
What's happening at the Horticultural Village at the Royal Bath and West Show 2023?
Step into the enchanting Horticultural Village at the show, where green-fingered enthusiasts will be immersed in a world of floral beauty and gardening wonders. From the vibrant Flower Tent to the exquisite Floral Art displays, there's something for every horticulture lover to enjoy.
- Don't miss the highlight of the Horticultural Village - the mesmerising Chelsea Garden exhibit by The Newt in Somerset. This stunning garden has been specifically designed for the show, showcasing breathtaking floral arrangements and innovative landscaping. Marvel at the creativity and craftsmanship on display.
- Discover new trade stands that feature a wide range of horticultural products and garden furniture, perfect for enhancing your outdoor spaces. Explore the latest trends, gather inspiration, and find everything you need to create your own garden oasis.
- Get ready to be inspired by David Domoney, a renowned Chartered Horticulturalist and Broadcaster. With his expertise and passion for gardening, David has been instrumental in promoting the mental and physical health benefits of working with plants. Catch him at the show on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd June as he shares his wealth of knowledge and gardening insights. Don't miss the opportunity to learn from one of the industry's most respected figures.
Immerse yourself in the captivating world of horticulture at the Royal Bath and West Show 2023's Horticultural Village. From stunning displays to expert advice, it's a haven for all plant enthusiasts. Join us for a blooming good time!
Will there be any animals at the Royal Bath and West Show 2023?
- Step into the heart of agriculture at the Royal Bath & West Show as the Livestock Classes take centre stage. From the Sheep Ring to the Cattle Ring and Pig Ring, witness the beauty and diversity of farm animals as they compete for glory. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Livestock lines, where you can get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures.
- For younger visitors, Lakeside Farm offers a delightful experience to interact with friendly farm animals. Watch their faces light up as they learn about the fascinating journey from the field to the fork. It's a perfect opportunity for children to create lasting memories and develop a love for the animal kingdom.
- Equestrian enthusiasts will be captivated by the thrilling Equine competitions at the show. Marvel at the grace and skill of show jumping, enjoy the fast-paced scurry races, and cheer on the talented riders in the Pony Club Games. Experience the majestic presence of Heavy Horses as they showcase their magnificent turnout displays. You can find these incredible equine events in the Main Ring and along Avenue A.
- Discover the wonders of Great British Dogs near the Woodland & Countryside Arena. Meet rare and fascinating British dog breeds and engage with their passionate owners, who will be eager to share their knowledge. Explore the unique characteristics of these incredible canine companions and appreciate the rich diversity of our furry friends.
- Prepare to be amazed by the agility and skill of our four-legged friends as Pawsability Dog Agility takes center stage in the Main Ring. Watch in awe as these talented dogs navigate thrilling obstacle courses, showcasing their speed, agility, and bond with their handlers. Who will emerge as the top dog in this exciting competition?
- Head to the Bees & Honey Marquee to find out more about the fascinating world of the honeybee. This year, the Bees & Honey Marquee will feature a variety of displays of all things Honey Bee and other pollinators at home & abroad.
- Showcasing their breathtakingly beautiful birds, the Hawkeye Falconry is back and ready to amaze the audience with their incredible birds.
Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of the Royal Bath and West Show from the daredevil motorcycle stunts to the impressive canine agility, to food and fun, there's something for everyone to enjoy!