Royal Bath and West Show 2024 provides packed days of fun

The Royal Bath and West Show throws open its gates to visitors on today with a packed three-day programme ahead. The show runs from 30th May until 1st June and, with half-term in full swing, provides a great day of family entertainment for the young and young at heart.

Highlights this year include the Horticulture Village, where visitors can obtain gardening tips from experts such as David Domoney of ITV’s ‘Love Your Garden’; the Dorset Axemen, who are back in the Woodland and Countryside Arena; and The Great British Kitchen, which welcomes Rachel Khoo, Clodagh McKenna, Rosemary Shrager and Andy Clarke.

Main Ring entertainment comes from the Pony Club Games and the Jamie Squibb Freestyle motorbike displays; whilst the Sports Village and Lakeside Farm will have plenty of activities for everyone. The all-new ‘Bark & West’ section is also a must-visit dedicated to pets, and features trade stands, an agility ring, and displays from show favourites Pawsability Dog Agility.

The ever-popular Wurzels will be performing on Thursday, and if you are planning to visit on Saturday you may catch a glimpse of Love Island’s Farmer Will.

It’s not too late to get your tickets, which can be purchased in advance at or on the gate. Add-ons including VIP upgrades, VIP Parking, exclusive merchandise, and tickets to the bus service from Wells and Shepton Mallet are also available online.