Battles Through History


Event Date: 28/09/2024 - 29/09/2024

If you want to see Knights in full combat mode, they are ready and willing to thrash seven bells out of each other for your enjoyment.

If you want to see a WW2 skirmish, then the arena awaits you, with a grandstand overlooking it for the best views. There will be battles in the main arena throughout the day and within the living history areas too. Take a walk-through History with the living history re-enactors that are waiting to tell you all about what they do, with demonstrations, and full public interaction. From ancient Rome to Modern day warfare, the show has it covered!

There will be numerous military vehicles on site, check in the programme for a tick list to make sure you see them all. Have a chat with the owners, discover the history, take a photo. There will be helicopters arriving over the weekend so make sure you look to the skies and then go and have a chat and an explore of them.

There will be wargamers with full displays and items to buy in the Norfolk Pavilion, if you want some retail therapy there will be traders waiting to fulfil your every need in the Vintage Village, the Military Zone and in the Jubilee Hall!

For refreshments you can relax in the Vintage Café with a slice of cake and a cup of tea or have a drink at one of the two bars on site. A great assortment of food stands will also be on site.

Plus, there will be evening entertainment from two fabulous bands for those that want the full weekend experience!



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

01444 892048

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We are immensely grateful to have worked with you on our festival this year. It is so rare to meet people who are so dedicated and enthusiastic about their work. You have both been so incredibly kind, generous and supportive in helping us with our festival. You are both a true credit to your profession and we honestly feel so lucky to have gotten to know you and work with you both.

Jolly Good Festival

Thank you so much for all the hard work your team put into our Fiesta last Friday. It went really well, and our clients / staff had a fantastic time. The support and help provided throughout was very much appreciated and helped the event to run so smoothly. The catering team also did a fantastic job and food selection/drinks options were perfect.

Southdown Fiesta

Warners Shows organise events with all major showgrounds across England. It was a pleasure to work, from start to finish, with such a professional and helpful team on site as we launched our new event on the South of England Showground. From point of sale through to ground staff. Looking forward to returning in 2024.

Campervan Campout
Sally Dodds, Head of Events, Warners Group

The Event Centre staff went out of their way to help deliver the best possible experience. Nothing was too much to ask for and all our requests were met with a very positive response throughout. We would not hesitate to recommend the South of England Event Centre to other prospective clients.

Murray Stinton
Production Manager, AA Roadshow

I wanted to say a very big thank you to you and all of your wonderful team for an awesome event on Tuesday. All of our delegates had nothing but praise for the venue, the catering staff and wider teams.

Lisa Spies
from First Central


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Event start: 10/12/2023 8:00 am

Most Sunday's at the Showground.
Winter months undercover where possible. Sellers can arrive from 6am - open to the public from 8am

Wealdstone & Northolt CS Open Show

Event start: 10/12/2023 9:00 am

Canine open show

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Event start: 17/12/2023 8:00 am

Most Sunday's at the Showground.
Winter months undercover where possible. Sellers can arrive from 6am - open to the public from 8am

Tractor Run

Event start: 17/12/2023

Chailey YFC's Annual Charity Christmas Tractor Run is happening again on the 17th December 2023 and they would love to see you all there again.
Spaces are limited this year to first come first serve basis.

Young Driver Experience

Event start: 07/01/2024 9:00 am

If you’re aged 10 to 17, have your first taste of proper driving in a Vauxhall Corsa with Young Driver Experience, go bling with a drive in a gleaming Bentley, take a cool classic car for a spin, or even get behind the wheel of an actual fire engine!


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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