What are the dates & opening times this year?
Our 2018 show will take place on Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 July.
Opening times for the show will be 12 noon – 8pm on both days. Last entry is 6:30pm on both days.
Brockwell Park will open as usual at 7:30am and close at 9:15pm.
Why has a perimeter fence now been introduced?
Public safety is paramount for all public events in Lambeth. There has been a reassessment of the security and crowd management plan for the event. This means we have to make changes to the layout of the show, as well as introduce a perimeter fence. These extra security measures throughout the event and Brockwell Park itself will ensure increased safety for all those attending. The fence allows us to secure the show site and operate a robust bag and body searching policy.
Existing park gates are not suitable to operate mandatory searching due to the large volume of visitors attending, especially at peak times. This type of searching at park gates will lead to queues impacting on surrounding pavements and roads and it will also prohibit access to the park for people who do not wish to attend the show.
How long will the fence be up for in the park?
The fence will start to be built on Monday 16 July with de-rig expected to last until Wednesday 25 July. The build will be a phased process and access through the park will remain open until dusk on Friday 20 July, when it will close in preparation for the show.
Events sites, such as the Country Show, are subject to The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, so please be aware that at times during the build and de-rig areas of the park will have restricted access to members of the public as any construction site would.
The Country Show site will be closed off from this point and will only be opened up for general public access from Monday 23 July morning after the show.
A show map will be made available on our website and mobile app in the coming weeks outlining where the fence line will be.
Are any of the park gates going to be closed during the show?
No. All park gates will be open for the duration of the weekend. The rest of the park is open as usual for the public to enjoy.
Why is there now searching on entry?
In line with all other major public events, a condition of entry is that all visitors will be subject to mandatory bag and body searches. This decision has been made after detailed consultation with and advice from multiple event safety partners, including the emergency services.
You are advised to allow extra time to get in, especially if you bring bags with you, and avoid peak entry times of 3 – 5pm. Please make a note of the show’s Prohibited Items before attending.
Where does searching take place?
All park gates will be open to the public as usual. Upon entering Brockwell Park, there will be two show entrances; one at Herne Hill and one close to the Brockwell Lido / Brixton Water Lane. Please follow signage and instructions from security staff as you enter lanes who will perform the searches before you can enter the event. For visitors with pushchairs, prams, wheelchairs and young children there will be dedicated express lanes for you to use at both entrances to minimise queuing time for you, where possible.
A stylised public map will be made available on our website and free mobile app in the weeks leading up to the show. This will assist you in planning your visit and the best entrance for you to arrive at.
Last entry will be 6:30pm on both days.
How do you intend to protect the biodiversity of the park?
We are working with the Council’s Parks Service to address any areas of concern. We are using the same footprint that we have used in previous years, so we are aware of the sensitive areas within that footprint. EventLambeth has also commissioned a ecology impact assessment toolkit, which will be used to assist with the management of any impacts.
Are there any Terms and Conditions for visitors to the show?
To ensure that the Lambeth Country Show stays a safe family event please see our full Terms and Conditions, which includes a full list of prohibited items.
Why can't we bring our own alcohol in to the show?
Due to some alcohol related antisocial behaviour issues in previous years, bringing in alcohol to the event is now prohibited as we want to maintain the family friendly ethos of the Country Show. There will be plenty of licensed bars across the event and a Challenge 25 policy will be in place.
If you are lucky enough to look under 25 you will be asked to prove that you are aged 18 or over when you buy alcohol at the show. If you are under 18 you are committing an offence if you attempt to buy alcohol.
Am I allowed to bring other liquids in to the show?
Yes, but we ask that they are in sealed bottles and/or containers only. See the full list of prohibited items in our show Terms and Conditions.
What is access like for wheelchair users?
The show takes place in Brockwell Park, which recently just retained its Green Flag Award. Good pathways and road systems run throughout that makes it easily accessible for wheelchair users to get around. However, many of the activities and stages are situated on the grass fields of the park.
What medical facilities do you have in place?
There will be 5 first aid points located on site; a main medical centre by the Main Arena, one by the Main Stage, one located in Brockwell Farm, one in Activate (our sports area) and another located by Herne Hill park entrance. Mobile first aiders will also patrol the site at various points throughout the day.
One of the main issues we have encountered over the years, especially in hot temperatures, is that of dehydration and exhaustion. We remind you to drink plenty of water at all times and don’t forget to wear high factor sun block if your skin is sensitive to the sun – especially young children.
You are encouraged to bring refillable water flask containers with you and refill at the various designated water points across site. Please help us reduce the amount of plastic going to landfill by choosing to refill your bottles rather than purchasing plastic water bottles and bringing them with you to the show.
The show is an outdoor event, so be prepared for all conditions – not just the sunshine, but cold weather & rain too!
Is there a car park?
There is no public car park at the show. You are encouraged to walk, cycle or use public transport wherever possible.
Accessible Parking is available on both days and is free of charge for Blue Badge holders only. Friends and/or family arriving in separate vehicles will not be able to use this car park. Spaces must be applied for in advance of the show and allocated on a first come, first served basis.
If you are still considering driving to the event, please consider GoCarShare or Liftshare and help reduce carbon emissions to and from the event. Surrounding residential parking is extremely limited, so be prepared to have to park some distance away from Brockwell Park and please be mindful of local residents.
Is there anywhere to park my bicycle?
There will be 2 main cycle parks within Brockwell Park located at the two main entrances. There will be plenty of space to securely lock up your bike during show hours and they will be patrolled by our security team at all times. The Metropolitan Police will also be present offering to security mark and register your bike free of charge.
Bikes are not permitted to be locked on the Brockwell Park railings. Any bikes found to be doing so will be removed and a charge will be imposed upon collection.
Will there be a programme available?
There will be a smartphone app available to download in the weeks leading up to the show from the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Alternatively, there will be printed A-Z Show Guides available at the show for £1. These will be available at all information booths, as well as from show ambassadors walking around the show throughout the weekend.
Is there a lost property area at the show?
Yes. This is located at our on-site office, which can be found next to the main medical point by the Main Arena and is clearly marked on the event map. If you have any trouble finding it, show ambassadors will be on hand at information points and walking around site to assist you.
Lost property will be kept by the organisers for two weeks only post show. After this time, any property left unclaimed will be passed on to either a local charity shop or destroyed.
If you have lost something at the show, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I enter the competitions?
There are various competitions to enter at the show such as sporting activities and horticultural exhibits. Visit our ‘Get Involved‘ page for more information.
Can I bring my dog?
Well behaved dogs and assistance dogs are very much welcome to the show, but we do ask you to keep them on a lead at all times. Please consider the crowds and loud noises as this can have a negative impact on your pet. Any dogs caught without a lead will be handed over to our onsite animal welfare team.
We ask you to be considerate and keep your dog away from child play areas and food traders, as well as disposing of any fouling promptly and appropriately.
Dressing your dog in costume is also very much encouraged.
Can I bring food & drink?
– You are welcome to bring food in to the show. However, there will be an abundance of caterers offering a huge array of food from all over the world.
– Only water and soft drinks are allowed to be brought on to the event site. They must be in unopened / sealed containers or bottles.
– No alcohol is to be brought in to the show.
– There will be numerous bars across site offering craft beer, ale, wine, cider, cocktails and more!
– Brockwell Park is a glass free site. Any glass will be confiscated on entry.
Is the event filmed / photographed?
Yes. We will be filming and photographing inside the event to capture the atmosphere and entertainment to share on our website and social media channels. Footage may also be used locally, nationally and internationally in various media to promote the show.
By attending the event, you give your express consent to your actual or simulated likeness to be included within any film, photograph, audio and/or audio-visual recording to be exploited in any and all media for any purpose at any time throughout the world.
This also includes CCTV and body-camera filming by the Metropolitan Police Service and/or show security, which may be carried out for the safety of attendees and staff. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Any other professional film and video equipment, which is not authorized by management in advance, will not be permitted.
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– There will be a full perimeter fence around the event in the park and heightened security measures in place throughout the show and Brockwell Park itself.
– All visitors will be subject to mandatory bag and body searches on entry, so you are advised to allow extra time to get into the event.
– Wristbands will be issued for all children and vulnerable adults on entry gates and information points. These wristbands enable you to write your mobile number on, but not the child’s or vulnerable adult’s name, and attach to their wrist. This means we can reunite you much quicker if you become separated.
– We reserve the right to refuse entry to the event.
– Last entry to the event is 6:30pm on both days. Avoid peak entry times of 3pm – 5pm.
– CCTV will be in operation throughout the whole of the event.
– We operate a zero tolerance policy on drugs and ‘legal highs’.
– We operate a Challenge 25 policy at all our on-site bars. If you are lucky enough to look younger than 25, you will be asked for ID.
– Official filming and photography will be taking place on both days.
– The use of drones/UAV’s is strictly prohibited. For more information, visit Government Legislation.
– All BBQs are strictly prohibited, including disposables.
– Please help us reduce waste going to landfill and increase our recycling rate. You can do this by simply discarding your drinks, plates and other waste in to the clearly marked bins correctly.
– You are welcome to bring camping chairs with you, but you may be asked to fold them away in areas that become very busy – especially in the Main Stage field. If you would like to have a picnic, please do so in the designated areas so more people can enjoy the entertainment on offer at the music stages.
– When leaving the Country Show, please be considerate of our neighbours and leave quietly.