23/07/2022 The Land Rover Social The Land Rover Social Join us this summer, embrace the world outside and the opportunities it holds for adventure at this new and very exciting event for all Land Rover enthusiasts MORE INFO 30/07/2022 The Big One - Summer Artisan Craft & Gift Fayre The Big One - Summer Artisan Craft & Gift Fayre A huge weekend of fun for all the family! Shopping, inflatables, circus, funfair, we have it all! PLEASE NOTE TICKETS FOR THE CIRCUS AND LABYRINTH ARE SOLD SEPARATELY MORE INFO 06/08/2022 Sussex Balloon & Action Extravaganza Sussex Balloon & Action Extravaganza Head to the South of England Showground this summer and witness Magical Hot Air Balloons, Death Defying Demonstrations, High Octane Air Displays, Adrenaline Fueled Stunts, Fireworks and a Full Action Extravaganza! MORE INFO 13/08/2022 Megafest 2022 - CANCELLED Megafest 2022 - CANCELLED The South's freshest, family friendly festival making it's smash debut Summer 22' Tribute acts, MEGA funfair, dedicated kid's stage, shopping, pop-up cinema, food and much more....... THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR THIS YEAR MORE INFO 20/08/2022 Truckfest South East Truckfest South East A great day out and a fantastic family experience. Be amazed by Monster Trucks and Arena Stunt Shows. Meet Celebrities and Children’s Characters. Enjoy Exhilirating rides and see some incredible Trucks. Come and be part of it MORE INFO 24/09/2022 Autumn show & International Horse Trials Autumn show & International Horse Trials The Autumn Show and the South of England International Horse Trials are coming together in 2022 as one fantastic event. This will truly be a jam packed and perfect autumnal day out for all ages (and their canine companions). MORE INFO 01/10/2022 Pick It Up Put It Down Pick It Up Put It Down Pick It Up Put It Down is a fitness/music festival. Crossfit exercise and fun with all proceeds going to the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance MORE INFO 23/10/2022 Guildford & District Canine Society - Dog Show Guildford & District Canine Society - Dog Show We currently hold two shows a year at The South of England Show Ground at Ardingly. MORE INFO 19/11/2022 Winter Fair Winter Fair At the Winter Fair, visitors can shop till they drop with an abundance of artisan produce and gifts as well as food and drink on offer from local and independent traders. MORE INFO

If you would like to speak to one of our representatives about hiring one of our spaces contact us on:

01444 892048

See the space for yourself


What a fantastic Venue. Easy to use and set in a great and beautiful location with good access and a very helpful and professional support team

MPM Events Ltd - Patrick Turner
Organiser, The World of Park and Leisure Homes Show

As a conference centre, the showground at Ardingly has always delivered a first class service. The venue is large and provides sufficient car-parking spaces. Being in the centre of Sussex - its easily accessible - no matter what direction you are coming from. The conference facilities are clean, spacious and elevated overlooking the grounds. The catering is exquisite and always served at the appropriate time. I would highly recommend this venue to those that run seminars, training days or management meetings.

Kieran Diamond
Money Matters Seminar

Our first impressive of the room (Ardingly Room, Norfolk Pavilion) when we walked in was impressive, it was beautifully laid out. The food was excellent and there was nothing that could have been improved upon.

Kathy Flood
Sussex County Bowls Luncheon and Prizegiving

We have had so much positive feedback, including “the venue was great” and “the refreshments were excellent”. We can’t thank you enough for all your support – it made all the difference and I know it will lead to many more local events. This was a great start to the scheme in a fantastic setting.

Liz Bennett
Mid Sussex South Community Voluntary Service

I just wanted to say very many thanks to all involved with organising and catering for Mother's funeral tea. From our perspective, from set up to close, it could not have been smoother and, given the circumstances, it was lovely to know that everything was in hand so that we had nothing to worry about. We cannot think of anything that could have been improved upon and it was exactly as we had hoped for. Our guests were comfortable and relaxed and they obviously enjoyed the food - some very favourable comments were made with recommendations to others along the lines of 'you must just try.

Judith Stanley
Funeral Tea


Carry On Crafting

Event start: 09/07/2022 10:00 am

We’re packing so much into the weekend filling it with all your favourite crafts, fabulous food, shopping and of course you don’t have to leave as you can camp! We’re also dog friendly so you can bring your furry four legged friend with you on a lead

Classic Ford Show

Event start: 10/07/2022 10:00 am

Classic Ford Show is BACK for 2022. There will be some top displays from the editor of Classic Ford magazine, a range of products to browse in the retail village, competitions, along with hundreds of cars on display and more!

South East Arabian Horse Group Show

Event start: 10/07/2022 8:00 am

For entry details, please go the South East Arabian Horse Group website for details. Admission free for visitors.

HERITAGE LIVE 2022 - Rag'n'Bone Man plus Special Guests

Event start: 15/07/2022 4:00 pm

Know for his distinctive baritone voice, Rag'n'Bone Man is one of the most successful British breakthrough artists of recent years.

HERITAGE LIVE 2022 - Culture Club & Guests

Event start: 16/07/2022 4:00 pm

Very special guests for the shows will be Bananarama, Lulu and Kim Wilde - with DJ Fat Tony getting the party started from 4pm!


Make an Enquiry

At the South of England Event Centre, we have the space for your event to succeed. If you would like to know more about our event spaces or have a question about how we can help you make the most of your event, please contact us.

Tel: 01444 892048