Visitor Information

Venue

Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ

The Yorkshire Event Centre is a beautiful site on the outskirts of Harrogate, just off the A1. It’s famous for being the home of the annual Great Yorkshire Show which has been going strong since 1951 and has on average 130,000 visitors attending the show over 3 days so the infrastructure is second to none!

The venue is geographically right at the centre of the UK, so is accessible to shooters nationwide. We have plenty of visitor parking on hard standing ground close to the entrances, professional indoor exhibition halls, plenty of toilets and amenities and good old sensibly priced Yorkshire food and Yorkshire portions. The venue has a mixture of indoor exhibition halls and beautiful outdoor space where we will have our interactive shooting areas and outside exhibitors.

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Directions

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 8NZ

By Car

Please note: The majority of sat nav’s direct traffic from the M62, M1 & A1 motorways to Harrogate via Wetherby (A661) This may be the shortest route, but not the easiest or necessarily the quickest as you go through the town! The most straight forward route for motorway traffic is to use the A1 and exit onto the A59, signposted to Harrogate, you will pick up the yellow AA signs from this point to the Showground.

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By Coach

There is a coach park close to the main entrance at the showground and you can reserve a parking space in advance. Please contact 01472 809727.

By Train

Harrogate Railway Station, HG1 1TE (2 miles from the show venue)
The station is in the town centre of Harrogate and is approximately 5 minutes drive away.
Taxis are available at the station or phone Blueline Taxis on 01423 530830, or Mainline Taxis on 01423 555555.

By Plane

Leeds Bradford International Airport, LS19 7TU (12 miles from the show venue)
The airport is the closest to the showground and is approximately 25 minutes drive away.
Taxis are available at the airport or phone Arrow Cars on 0113 258 5888.

Accommodation

Free Hotel Booking Service
We are working in partnership with BGC Events LTD to offer a free hotel booking service. Click on the weblink to see a list of available rooms in the locality to the venue exclusively for the show. Rooms start at £50 & if you’re feeling flush they go up to £250 a night. To make use of the service, please visit the BGC Events LTD website.

Alternatively, if you wish to contact them direct, your dedicated contacts are Katherine or Nicola at BGC Events Ltd they will advise you which is the best value accomodation for your requirements. Their contact details are: E: ben@bgcevents.co.uk T: +44 (0) 871 9782700

Harrogate Caravan Park
Alternatively if you are looking for more budget accommodation there is Harrogate Caravan Park which is a caravan & campsite well presented and with excellent facilities. This is based on the show site only metres from the Main Entrance. You can visit their website at www.harrogatecaravanpark.co.uk

Show information

  • Car Parks open at 6:45am
  • Official show opening times both days : 08:30am – 16:30pm.
  • Cash machine onsite but please be aware we have no control over fees for withdrawing money (approx £3 per transaction), so we advise you bring your own cash.
  • Disabled parking has it’s own dedicated area. Please display your blue badge clearly to be directed to this area.
  • Show guide will be available for FREE – Show guide includes a full show layout map & full exhibitor listing along with information on all outdoor activity areas & itinerary of all demonstrations and presentations.
  • Dogs are allowed onsite and on outdoor activity areas but are NOT allowed within the exhibition halls. Dogs must be kept on a lead and dog owners must be responsible for their dogs at all times.
  • Priority car parking – Park right next to a main entrance. Please note this area can accommodate 1,000 cars and will work on a first come first served basis. (Only available with an advanced ticket)
  • Fast Track to the show – Early bird visitors will avoid ‘pay on the day’ queuing and will be able to walk straight in and get in earlier than ‘pay on the day’ visitors.
  • Doors will open at approx 08:00am, that’s 30 mins earlier than ‘pay on the day’ visitors.
  • Clayline – To enter the clayline you will need to purchase a show ticket. Fibre wad cartridges only please.

Mobility Scooter Hire

Able to Enable, are a local company that will be providing mobility scooter hire during the event. For more information you can contact Able to Enable on 01423 880 882, All hired mobility scooters will be readily accessible from the disabled parking area near the priority car park entrance (Blue gate).