Getting to The Royal Cheshire County Show
The Royal Cheshire County Show ground is situated at Tabley, near Knutsford on the A556, approximately 1.5 miles from Junction 19 of the M6.
The Royal Cheshire County Show is open on show days from 8am – 6pm. Tickets are charged at the full rate throughout the day. Last entry to the showground is at 5pm.
The postcode for you to enter in to your Sat Nav is WA16 0JF.
Visitors planning a journey to this year’s The Royal Cheshire County Show will benefit from a free bus service to get them to and from the showground. The service has been funded and organised by Principal Partner Cheshire East Council and will run to and from Knutsford and Hartford railway stations. For full details click here
International Currency Exchange (ICE) PLC operates a cash dispensing service. This can be found in the ICE PLC Bureau situated on the corner of the Main Ring, close to the Motor Traders area.
Visitors are welcome to bring their dogs to the show as long as they are kept on a lead and remain under control. Owners are also responsible for cleaning up after their dogs. Please note dogs are strictly not permitted in the Roberts Bakery Food Hall and Food Live Theatre, the Cheese Hall, or Poultry, Pigeon, Rabbit and Cavy Marquee.
To help visitors with mobility difficulties, plus accompanying friends and family, a free and frequent minibus shuttle service operates from just off the Pickmere Car Park en-route to the pay points and takes visitors right into the heart of the showground. Visitors who wish to make use of this service must enter the showground though Gate 7 in Pickmere Lane only. These vehicles, staffed by fully trained drivers and attendants are fitted with tail-lifts for wheelchair access and are provided courtesy of Principal Partner, Cheshire East Council’s Transport Co-ordination service. Payment into the showground will be collected at the bus terminal in this instance. We invite a carer to receive complimentary entry when accompanying a person with a disability to the Royal Cheshire County Show.
This is provided by the St. Johns Ambulance Service and North West Ambulance Services. First aid posts are situated between the Main Ring and Shire Ring, adjacent to the Show Jumping Ring and near the Flower/WI Marquee.
To reserve an electric scooter or manual wheelchair you can book on line at www.eventmobility.org.uk, print out an advance booking form from the website or contact the office on 01386 725391 to request a form to be posted to you.
Please be aware that advance bookings cannot be made by phone.
Please note: this service is only available from the Tabley Car Park which is accessed via Gate 1, Flittogate Lane, off the A556. Follow Sat Nav WA16 OHJ for this location only.
Lost children will be dealt with by the St. John Ambulance Service. If a child (or other vulnerable person) is found, or reported lost, immediate contact should be made with St. John Ambulance Service or any show steward, show security or the police and St John Ambulance personnel will make their way to you. Once reported people should wait until St. Johns or the police arrive.
Toilets are situated all around the Showground. Facilities for disabled visitors are also available at these points.
Restaurant / Bar facilities are available for Members and Vice Presidents in the Members Enclosure. The Tabley Restaurant and Bar, adjacent to the Cattle Judging Rings also serves full meals and breakfasts for the general public, stockmen and Members. Numerous mobile catering units around the Showground provide a wide choice of Snacks, Ice Cream, Sandwiches and Drinks. Several public bars around the Show Ground sell alcoholic drinks.
The Royal Cheshire County Show is fully committed to managing its impact on the natural environment whenever and wherever practicably possible.
We are fully aware that The Royal Cheshire County, as a very popular event, generates vast amounts of litter waste. However, we are proud to work with the Nick Brookes Group, which handle our various waste streams, to ensure we have a zero amount of waste going to landfill each year.
This is achieved by choosing not to attempt to segregate waste at source (at the show), which can prove problematic, but with all waste collected on site being taken to a local recycling centre and sorted into recyclable and non-recyclable waste streams. We are currently working on an 80% recycled percentage, with the remaining 20% being used as Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) to generate energy.
We also encourage all suppliers to The Royal Cheshire County Show to reduce their impact on the natural environment in anyway practicably possible.
It is recommended that anyone coming into direct contact with animals should wash immediately afterwards and in particular before eating.
Information can be obtained from the Show Office in the Members Area and various information points throughout the showground.
Facilities for changing and feeding babies are kindly provided by the Mother’s Union. Their marquee is situated close to the entrance to the Members Enclosure at the rear of the pond.
Please be aware that photographs and film will be taken throughout the showground for broadcast, publicity and marketing purposes. The Society will only use such material to promote and publicise The Royal Cheshire County Show, and will not pass on or sell to third parties. Where possible, in the event of photography of a child, parent/guardian permission will be requested. For any specific questions relating to our photography policy please contact us by email.
Bella Design and Marketing is the Show’s PR and Marketing partner for the 2018 event and will be operating a dedicated press area during the show, arranging interviews, providing press packs and information to media representatives.
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