New Forest Show to be better than ever, say organisers

New Forest Show to be better than ever, say organsiers

New Forest Show to be better than ever, say organsiers

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T is one of the biggest events in the Hampshire calendar – and this year it promises to be better than ever.

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

About 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. There is a ten per cent discount on tickets bought before July 21. For tickets and more details visit newforest-show.co.uk.

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

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6:39pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Turtlebay says...

Who care? The majority of local people can't get time off work to go in the middle of the week anyway!
Who care? The majority of local people can't get time off work to go in the middle of the week anyway! Turtlebay
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11:14pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

Bet none of the anti-cycling NIMBY's who live in the forest will even acknowledge the fact that even this article states the problems that up to 90k CARS can cause over 3 days... Same number of cyclists(on their bikes) would only take up at most a third of that space, so 3k cyclists spread thinly over many, many miles each day for 2 days isn't even a little drop in that vast ocean.
Bet none of the anti-cycling NIMBY's who live in the forest will even acknowledge the fact that even this article states the problems that up to 90k CARS can cause over 3 days... Same number of cyclists(on their bikes) would only take up at most a third of that space, so 3k cyclists spread thinly over many, many miles each day for 2 days isn't even a little drop in that vast ocean. Ginger_cyclist
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4:49am Mon 23 Jun 14

huckit P says...

It is a shame that such an event has to be staged mid-week. People woh need to go to work cannot always get time off. Apart from that the traffic chaos that always occurs is enough to put a lot of people off, me included.
It is a shame that such an event has to be staged mid-week. People woh need to go to work cannot always get time off. Apart from that the traffic chaos that always occurs is enough to put a lot of people off, me included. huckit P
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