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Celebrating country life in Surrey this year

PUBLISHED: 12:30 06 May 2009 | UPDATED: 15:59 20 February 2013

Surrey County Show is coming (Photo Helen Hughes)

Surrey County Show is coming (Photo Helen Hughes)

With Surrey County Agricultural Society celebrating its 180th birthday, this year's Surrey County Show promises to be bigger and better than ever. We pick out the highlights from this year's agricultural calender in Surrey

With Surrey County Agricultural Society celebrating its 180th birthday, this year's Surrey County Show promises to be bigger and better than ever and it is joined as always by a number of top agricultural shows in Surrey. For a taste of country life in Surrey, the below are definitely worth a visit...

Surrey County Show: Need to know...

  • What: Surrey County Show is said to be the largest one-day agricultural show in the UK (when the sun shines at least), bringing all the best parts of rural life to the heart of Surrey's county town.
  • When: Monday May 25, 9am to 6pm
  • Where: Stoke Park, Guildford
  • How: Parking at the showground is free and there are two park-and-ride car parks available: at the Guildford Business Park and the University of Surrey.
  • Cost: Save up to 30 per cent by buying tickets in advance. Tickets on the gate cost: Adults £13; concessions £9; children (aged five to 16) £6; family ticket (two adults and two children) £35. Call 01483 890810 to book your tickets.
  • Special offer: The first 100 cyclists arriving at the Nightingale Road entrance on a bicycle will get in at half price!

For your full guide to this year's Surrey County Show, pick up a copy of May's Surrey Life magazine - available in all good shops now.

Further tastes of the Surrey countryside

Cowpie Country Show
Betchworth, near Dorking
Sunday May 10
Tickets: Adults £8; children £4 (five to 16); OAPs £6; and family ticket
£20 (two adults and two children)
Tel: 01483 769786

The Cranleigh Show
Cranleigh Showground, GU6 7DW
Sunday August 2
Admission charges on show day: Adults £12; children under 16 and OAPs £5; Family ticket £30 (two adults and two children/OAPs)
Tel: 01306 712050

The Chertsey Show
Chertsey Meads, Chertsey
Saturday August 8 and Sunday 9
Tickets: Adults £7; OAPs and concessions £4
Tel: 01932 564366

Egham Royal Show
Caddy's Field, Egham
Saturday August 29 and Sunday 30
Tickets: Adults £6; children (five to 16) £3; concessions £5; and family £15
Tickets only available on the day

Edenbridge and Oxted Show
The Ardenrun Showground, near Lingfield
Sunday August 30 and Monday 31
Tickets: Adults £14; children (five to 15) and senior citizens £7; family ticket (two adults and three children) £35
Tel: 01737 645843

Surrey Country Fair and Ploughing Match
Loseley Park, Guildford
Sunday September 27
Tickets: Adults £7.50; concessions £6; children (five to 16) £4.50; and family ticket (two adults and two children) £22
Tel: 01483 890810

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