Pre Show Supplement 2018

Newbury Weekly News

Thursday, 13 September, 2018

Berkshire Show essentials...

Quick Facts

WHAT TO BRING n Sun hats and sun lotion, as well as waterproofs and umbrel- las. The British weather is very unpredictable n Wear sensible footwear, you’ve got 150 acres to get around! There are surfaced roads as well as grassy areas n Re-usable bags for your purchases n Poo bags, a non-retractable lead and water if you’re bringing your dog. We will have poo bins across the showground and water stations in the Dog Zone n Picnic essentials, although there will be plenty of ‘street food’ offerings around the show- ground; from fish and chips to baguettes to baked potatoes n There will be baby changing and feeding facilities, including high chairs, bottle warmers and a comfortable place to sit while feeding, available at the National Childbirth Trust on Avenue C n Buy a show guide on the day, packed with maps, schedules, special offers and lots of informa- tion about all the attractions HOW TO GET THERE By car from the A34 from the north and south, the M4 east and west, exiting at Junction 13, or by the B4009 locally. There is an extended slip road up towards Chieveley just before joining the A34 heading to Oxford. PLEASE DO NOT USE SAT NAV TO FIND YOUR WAY TO THE SHOWGROUND – It takes no account of the traffic manage- ment plan in place and you may be directed to the wrong location.

n 20 arenas n 150 acres of showground (that’s 150 football pitches) n 450 volunteers, officials, stewards and judges n 2,000 animals are on site over the weekend n 600 trade stands n More than 12,000 man-hours to set up and break down the show n 55,000 visitors over the weekend n 15,000 ice creams n 8,000 Cornish pasties n 10,000 bacon rolls n 4,000 baked spuds n 4,000 baguettes n 8,000 doughnuts

The Royal County of Berkshire Show is one of a series of events staged by Newbury & District Agricultural Society; a not-for- profit organisation and regis- tered charity, with the main purpose being to educate the general public in the need to preserve the countryside and wildlife and to promote and support the British agricultural, horticultural, forestry and rural crafts industries.

01386 725391 www.eventmobil- The show opens from 8am to 6pm on both Saturday and Sunday. TICKETS Tickets can be purchased at an advanced rate up until Friday, September 14, and at local outlets (see for a list of outlets). Or they can be purchased on the gate.

free, but some you have to pay for. See our website for a map of the carparks – www.berk- USEFUL CONTACTS Bus timetables: 0118 959 4000 Train timetables: 0845 748 4960 Event Mobility (to book scooters and wheelchairs in advance):

Please follow the AA signs as you approach the showground. A regular bus service will oper- ate from Thatcham and Newbury to the showground. There are trains from Oxford, Southamp- ton and Bristol running to Read- ing, with a change to Newbury. Disabled parking spaces are available close to the show- ground for blue badge holders. Please be aware that some are

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