The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society has played a leading role in the development of agriculture and the rural economy in Wales for over a century, since its formation in 1904.

Today our work includes providing support for business, social welfare and education in rural communities, and the organisation and staging of our ever-popular society events; the Smallholding and Countryside Festival, the Royal Welsh Show  and the Winter Fair.

SMALLHOLDING AND COUNTRYSIDE FESTIVAL

Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Powys. LD2 3SY

Smallholding & Countryside Festival 2020 – Cancelled due to COVID-19

We look forward to seeing you at next years Smallholding & Countryside Festival 2021

Toilets, showers and baby changing facilities

  • Entrance A – Avenue E
  • Horse Ring (includes baby changing and disabled facilities) – Avenue J/H
  • Main Ring Collecting Ring (includes baby changing facilities) – Avenue K
  • Cattle Ring, top corner (includes showers) – Avenue M
  • Pig and Goat Ring (includes baby changing and disabled facilities and showers) – Avenue M
  • Country Pursuits Area (includes baby changing facilities and showers) – Avenue D
  • Machinery Avenue (includes showers) – between Avenues C and D
  • South Glamorgan Exhibition Hall (includes baby changing and disabled facilities)
  • Hafod a Hendre (includes baby changing facilities)
  • Montgomery Pavilion (includes baby changing and disabled facilities) (Members only)
  • Members’ Centre (includes baby changing and disabled facilities) (Members only)
  • Baby changing and feeding facilities are also available at the lost children’s marquee on Avenue E (opposite the main ring grandstand)

Accessibility

Event Mobility will be providing electric scooters and manual wheelchairs for the use of disabled, elderly and mobility impaired visitors to the Royal Welsh Show

To reserve an mobility scooter or manual wheelchair you can book on line at www.eventmobility.org.uk. Please be aware that advance bookings cannot be made by phone.

Disabled Ticketing Policy

The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society is committed to improving accessibility to the facilities and aim to make trips more comfortable and enjoyable for visitors with disabilities.

If a visitor has a full-time registered carer or attendant, that carer can have access to the event free of charge by applying in advance with supporting documentation.

Please note that advance tickets will only be provided upon satisfactory proof that the attendant is a registered carer.  No such arrangements will be available on the gate.

For more information or to book please call 01982553683 or email Bryony@rwas.co.uk.

Car parks

Our FREE park & ride carparks are located on all main routes to the showground and are well signposted from all directions. Please follow the direction of the traffic and parking marshals to ensure you park quickly and safely and remember to take a note of which carpark you have parked in.

Regular FREE park & ride buses will be running to and from the showground from 7.30am until 9.30pm.

A forward parking area is available in all our park & ride carparks for visitors displaying a Blue Badge. FREE low access park & ride shuttle buses will take visitors to and from the showground between 7.30am and 9.30pm.

We also have a limited number of ‘paid for’ (£5/day) spaces for disabled visitors in a carpark adjacent to the showground. Access to this carpark will only be possible by displaying the correct parking passes, which must be purchased in advance by calling 01982 553683.

Lost children

The lost children marquee can be found on Avenue E, opposite the main ring grandstand (stand number – E361). The marquee is open from 9.30 am – 7.30 pm. Outside of these hours lost children are cared for at the Police Station, at Entrance A.
All missing children should be reported to the Police Station at Entrance A or the RWAS Headquarters (Tel: 01982 553683).

Banks, building societies and cash points

Cash points can be found at:

  • Barclays Bank – on Avenue E
  • HSBC Bank – on Avenue E
  • Entrance A
  • Entrance D
  • Fur and Feather Pavilion

Both Barclays and HSBC also offer a full banking service during office hours during the four days of the show.

Emergencies

In the event of an emergency, please call 999.
For non-emergencies, the Police Station can be found at Entrance A (Telephone: 101) or the RWAS Headquarters is next to the Montgomery Pavilion (Telephone: 01982 553683).

First Aid

A fully equipped Medical Centre and professional medical team are located on Avenue D (Telephone: 01982 551057).

Lost Property

Lost property can be collected from and reported to the Police Station at Entrance A.

Wi-Fi

You will find free WiFi hotspots throughout the showground during the Royal Welsh Show in the following areas:

  • Near the bandstand
  • Hafod a Hendre
  • Members Centre
  • Neuadd Henllan
  • Central seated section of the Main Ring grandstand
  • The junction between the Food Hall and the Meirion Shearing Centre
  • The grass bank over-looking the Main Ring next to the S4C Pavilion

Internet users will have to be within 25m of the hotspot signs to be in the best range of the Wi-Fi signals.

Shopping bag crèches

With over 1,000 tradestades, there are plenty of opportunities to treat yourself at this year’s show. And you don’t need to worry about carrying it around all day… we have dedicated ‘shopping crèches’ where you can leave your purchases until you’re ready to go home.
These can be found at Entrance A and by the Machinery Pedestrian Entrance and will be open between 8.30 am – 7.00 pm.  A food crèche is also available in the Food Hall between 9.00 am – 6.00 pm.

Photography and filming

Please be aware that photographs and film will be taken throughout the showground for broadcast, publicity and marketing purposes.

Membership booths

During the show, membership can be purchased from the Membership Booths situated at Entrances A and C and at Tŷ Ynys Môn, opposite the Montgomery Pavilion. The Membership Booth at Entrance C will also be open from 12.00 noon – 6.00 pm on Sunday afternoon before the show.

Chaplaincy

The Royal Welsh Chaplaincy team are based in the foyer of the Clwyd Glamorgan Hall and are available 24 hours a day. They can be contacted on 0845 367 9990.

Dogs

With the exception of assistance dogs, dogs are not permitted within the showground perimeter fence. NO ASSISTANCE DOGS are allowed in any buildings/areas containing live animals, the South Glamorgan Exhibition Hall, Grandstand, Members’ Pavilions, Fur & Feather Pavilion, Clwyd Glamorgan Hall, Food Hall or any of the Society’s Dining areas.  Please do not leave dogs in cars.

Smoking

Smoking is not allowed in any enclosed or partially enclosed public area.

Alcohol

Visitors are not permitted to drink alcohol whilst walking around the showground and within the public, unlicensed areas.