What are the dates and opening times for the 2024 show?
- Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June 2024
- Opening times for the show site will be 1pm – 9pm on both days
- Last entry to the event is 8:30pm on both days
- Brockwell Park gates will be open as usual from 7:30am and close at 9:00pm.
Is the show ticketed? / Do I have to pay to get in?
No. The show is un-ticketed and free to enter on both days.
Why is there a perimeter fence around the show?
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 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.
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 searching on entry?
In line with all other major public events, a condition of entry is that all visitors will be subject to mandatory 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.
Am I allowed to leave and re-enter the show?
Yes, re-admittance is allowed. However, it is a term of entry to be searched before entering, so be aware that you will have to go through this process again.
What items can I / can't I bring with me?
There are many items we don’t allow into the show site.
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.
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. EventLambeth has also commissioned an ecology impact assessment toolkit, which will be used to assist with the management of any impacts.
Can I bring food & drink?
- You are welcome to bring food into 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 sealed and unopened containers or bottles.
- You are welcome to bring reusable bottles with you, but they must be empty upon entry
- 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.
Why can't I bring my own alcohol into 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.
As with any licensed premises for a festival or large public event in the UK, by restricting alcohol brought into the event site we have an ability to control the purchase and consumption of alcohol at the event, preventing underage and excessive drinking, reducing alcohol related antisocial behaviour and adhering to the four licensing objectives.
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. All bars accept the following forms of identification:
- Current UK Passport
- Current Driver’s License or Provisional License
- The following cards (part of the PASS Scheme): Validate UK, CitizenCard
Am I allowed to bring liquids other than alcohol into the show?
Yes, but we ask that they are in sealed and unopened bottles and/or containers only. See the full list of prohibited items in our show Terms and Conditions. You are welcome to bring in reusable bottles, but only if they are empty on entry. You can fill up with water at any of our free water stations on site.
Is there a funfair?
There is a children’s funfair located by the Main Arena, as well as some other adult rides located around the show in various locations.
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 a full medical centre located on site near to the main stage. There will also be regular patrols of first aiders taking place throughout the event site. If you require assistance, please make yourself known to a member of staff who will be able to assist in organising medical help.
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 free 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. See our Accessibility page for information on how to apply.
If you absolutely must drive 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.
What road closures and parking suspensions are in place?
Please be aware that in order to ease traffic congestion and to allow access by Emergency Service vehicles during the Lambeth Country Show, it is necessary to prohibit parking in certain streets in the vicinity of Brockwell Park as well as implementing certain road closures. These plans also help keep London moving due to the surrounding roads being key routes in and out of central London.
You will be affected if you live nearby or operate a local business. Advance notification will be sent by post to surrounding addresses, as well as on all affected streets. We apologise for any inconvenience caused during the show weekend.
Is there anywhere to park my bicycle?
There will be 2 main cycle parks within Brockwell Park located at Entrance A (Herne Hill) and Entrance C (Tulse Hill side of Brixton entrance). 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.
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 cash machines at the show?
No. We advice that you bring cash with you if you prefer using this method of payment.
All bars and the majority of traders on site will have facilities to take card payments.
Will there be a programme available?
Our A-Z Show Guide App will be available to download in the weeks leading up to the event.
Printed line-ups and maps will be available from information points located around the show site.
Is there a lost property area at the show?
Lost Property is handled at the Welfare Tent, located near to the LatinoLife Big Top Stage. Please head there and speak to our Lost Property Manager if you have lost or found an item.
If you have lost something, please complete our lost property form and one of the TLC Welfare team will contact you if they have your missing item(s).
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.
How can I trade at the show?
Each year we have an application process to trade or exhibit. Everyone is welcome to apply.
Applications usually open in January and close in February, but join our mailing list to find out when forms go live on our website.
Read our application FAQs for details about how it all works.
Please email email@example.com if you have any further enquiries.
I would like to perform at the show. Can I apply?
We want to hear from you if you are a performer and have special talent to showcase.
Applications usually open in January and close in February, but join our mailing list to find out when forms go live on our website.
Do you have a fun and interactive idea for a performance or workshop to share? This year is your chance to dazzle the crowds and show them what you have to offer. We’re always on the look out for the following:
- Solo singers / bands of all genres
- Dance / theatre groups
- Science workshops / speakers
- Poetry and spoken word
- Animal exhibitors
- Other random fun
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.
Paws & Pause will be running a Doggy Day Care at the event.
Dressing your dog in costume is also very much encouraged.
Am I allowed to bring in any other animals with me?
No. We only allow dogs. Any other animals are not permitted on site unless they are part of an agreed exhibit or performance.
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. If you wish to film and record at the show, please get in touch.
Amateur photography with professional equipment does not require advance accreditation and is permitted on site.
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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 searching 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. See our full Terms and Conditions
- CCTV will be in operation throughout the whole of the event and Brockwell Park
- 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.