Tendring Hundred Show

Essex County's Premier Agricultural Event

Open and Closing Times

Gates open to the general public at 8.00am.
Showing Classes begin in the Main Ring at 8.00am.
Tradestands open from 9.30am until 6.00pm.
Gates to the Showground close at 6.00pm.

What they're saying about us

  • I travel nearly 600 miles from the north of Scotland to be part of such a friendly atmosphere. Tendring is a Show like no other. There are no empire builders, everyone pulls together to make it a really great occasion. I hope to be able to make it for many years yet, well done everyone.

    Brian Brinded, The Rabbit Whisperer
  • I just wanted to email to say that we really enjoyed being a part of your event on Saturday. We had many repeat customers through the day and lots of compliments on our set up. We would love to come back next year!

    Caroline Butler-Bird, Hempland’s Coffee
  • The Tendring Show is one of our local shows and it is good to support them as they treat us as part of their very large team and we feel part of the family it is nice to see all the familiar faces.

    Angie & Rick, Colchester Bird of Prey Display
  • We have been supporting the Tendring Show for over 50 years and see it as our main shop window to  promote both the NFU and the NFU Mutual locally.

    Philip Breary, NFU Mutual, Colchester
  • The day at Tendring Hundred Show simply is not long enough to see all the different attractions that this Show offers

    Keith, Owls r us
  • We have used the Show as a PR tool to show new technology for over 15 years and see many of our existing customers year after year. It’s a great day out and we always seem to generate new leads and we will continue our support to the Show for years to come.

    Paul Dewing, Managing Director – GCS Alarms
  • I would like to thank you for a most enjoyable day on Saturday, it seemed like the traditional weather for the Show returned to normality thank goodness, I hope it all worked out with a good attendance etc.

    Mr Tony Irwin, Chairman NES Signs
  • Come rain or shine this friendly show still has the wonderful atmosphere it’s always had since I first attended the Show back in the 1970s

    Mark Gates, A Touch of Silver
  • A lovely, traditional agricultural show, lots to see, plenty to do, entertainment for all the family.

    Nicki Firth, Colchester Poultry Club
  • I always look forward to the Tendring show for no matter what your interests you will find something for you and as far as the Colchester Vintage Club is concerned it is the only event in the year that we attend as a static Show.

    P. Pearson, Colchester Vintage Motor Club

Directions to the Showground

The Tendring Showground is situated at Lawford House Park, Bromley Road, Lawford, Nr Manningtree, Essex.
Find the Showground on Google Maps.

By Car

Postcode for Satellite Navigation / Route Planner purposes: CO11 2ND. There will be AA signs directing all traffic from the A120 and A137 and all public car parks will be clearly marked.

By Rail

Manningtree Railway station is a 20-minute walk from the Showground. For National Rail enquiries call 08467 48 49 50 or visit www.nationalexpress.com.

By Bus

Please check First Essex Buses Saturday Timetable. Routes via Manningtree on the A137 will go past the Showground. Visit www.firstgroup.com for details.

Parking Facilities

Parking is FREE. A forward disabled parking area is available for Blue Badge Holders.

Showground Plan

Download a plan of the Showground here.

Facilities for Disabled Visitors

There is disabled car parking available for Blue Badge Holders.  Your Blue Badge must be clearly in view for our traffic control team to see, failure to display this, means you may not be parked in the disabled car park.   When arriving from either the A137 or via the A120 or A133 you will be directed to the Disabled Car Park by Main Entrance ‘D’ – please click on the attached link Showground Approach Plan to see the disabled car park and main Entrance Gate ‘D’ and where you will be parked.

Event Mobility Scooters are positioned by Entrance to Gate ‘D’.    If required, you can hire a scooter or wheelchair through Event Mobility.  Book on-line at  www.eventmobility.org.uk ; or print out an advance booking form from the website or call on 01386 725391 (during office hours only) to request a form to be posted to you. Please be aware that advance bookings cannot be made by phone.    If you book a Mobility Scooter you will be sent a special forward area car hanger with your confirmation – Please display this Car Hanger to ensure you are directed to the car park right by the Event Mobility Scooters.

All toilet blocks have facilities for disabled visitors.

Dogs

Please keep your dog on a fixed (non-retractable) lead at all times and be aware that dogs are not permitted in certain marquees and areas on the Showground.

First Aid

St John Ambulance will be in attendance all day.

Show Programmes

Programmes with pull-out Show Plans are available for purchase on the day of the Show from all the main gates.

For more information please contact us on info@tendringshow.co.uk