Whilst the Main Arena is our focal point, across the 20 acre Showground we have a very wide range of attractions appealing to all age groups. These are broadly grouped together under a number of Zones as follows….
ANIMAL & RURAL SKILLS ZONE
FUN DOG SHOW
Organised by the Animal Welfare Trust, Newbury Branch.
Please bring your dog along and enter – all dogs are welcome! Runs on both days. See stand on the day for class entries.
MEET AND GREET FARM ANIMALS
Farms 4 Ewe bring along our favourite farm animals, large and small for all to meet. Learn about how they are reared, what they eat, and the role they play in the countryside.
MILLETS FARM FALCONRY
Oxfordshire’s largest collection of birds of prey, on “tour” at the White Horse Show. See these beautiful birds close up and talk to one of the most knowledgeable falconers in the country.
There might even be some ferrets stretching their legs in a race or two!
Lots more as well…
including handling lizards and snakes; petting donkeys visiting from the sanctuary nr Wallingford; a wide range of poultry (chickens and ducks), bee-keepers and weavers…
Rows of vintage motorbikes (Sunday) classic cars (Monday and historic tractors (both days) including a parade by each in the Main Arena.
Static and Steam engines, collections, blacksmith demonstrations, Kennesaw Confederates (American Civil War)…
Lumberjack demonstrations and competitions with chainsaw and axe. Watch the chips fly and the sawdust pile up! See also, chainsaw carving and have the chance to buy the amazing animal and other shapes created by one man and his motorised saw.
Our largest ever childrens area includes:
Prof Crump – our most popular and very very tall entertainer!
Punch and Judy – performances across both days
Children’s Tent and Outdoor play area – Art,crafts and play courtesy of Annabelle’s Nursery
Cheeky Monkeys – Music sing along for the small ones, thanks to Sharon – well know throughout our region
Juggling John – His first time at the Show with his own mini arena with many and varied performances across the day
Go-Karts – Electric go karts for the youngsters setting the trend for carbon free motoring!
And of course, the renowned Hebborns Fun Fair who join us once again with all your favourite rides, traditional and new.
Enjoy the listening to the brass bands by the Tea Rooms or, on Sunday, the spirited music of the Ukey Dukes by the Beer Tent
FOOD AND DRINK
UK Bars are running the “Beer Tent” again to keep everyone refreshed and, new for this year, our very own Prosecco stand with personalised White Horse Show cocktails.
And this year, traditional ice-cream served from a traditional ice-cream van!
HAVE-A-GO COUNTRY PURSUITS
in a fantastic (and safe) setting looking up to the White Horse Hill
This is one of the busiest attractions with novices through to experienced hands taking part. Try your hand (and eye) with archery, target shooting and clay pigeon. Experienced staff on-hand to help and guide.
We have over 70 indoor and outdoor pop-up shops selling everything from clothing, leather goods, hand made jewellery and ornaments, to cakes, tools, cards and paintings.
Browse and shop amongst the varied and interesting offers on view.
HELP RECREATE THE UFFINGTON WHITE HORSE
Last year visitors supported the National Trust in protecting the real chalk Horse by joining us in recreating a large scale version on the showground. Let’s do it again in 2017!
Children £ 4 (5 – 16 years)
Children aged 4 and under Free Entry
We accept cash and most major credit and debit cards.
Cashbacks can be obtained from the ticket booths. Access to these can be achieved throughout the day by having your hand stamped to allow your return entry.
Ground Conditions and Parking
The Showground is pasture land and the parking area a cultivated field which has recently been cropped. Accordingly, the ground can be uneven and, in prolonged rain, access in and out of the parking area can become difficult. Whilst we seek to manage the arrangements as best we can, all drivers enter at their own risk. We advise wearing fully enclosed shoes as the car-park field is stubble which can be spikey underfoot.
We provide for disabled parking nearest the entry gates into the Showground.
Dogs should not be left in vehicles. The Showground can be a noisy and busy place so if you dog is of a nervous disposition then please leave at home.
Please bag and bin your dog mess.
Please keep these with you at all times.
In dry weather please be extra careful when extinguishing cigarettes.
We hope you have a very enjoyable day at the Show.
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