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In the Heart of Shrewsbury

The West Mid Showground occupies a riverside setting in the county town of Shropshire, just a few minutes walk from its historic town centre.

As well as hosting some of the region’s biggest and brightest events, the near 100-acre showground also welcomes camper vans, touring caravans and tents, offering electric hook-up, toilets and shower facilities.

It is charity-run by the West Midlands Agricultural Society, which also feeds into the Rural Charity, supporting those people and organisations who make up the local rural economy.

Did you know?

The Shropshire County Show has been held on the West Mid Showground site for well over 100 years after the inaugural event was hosted in Shrewsbury’s Quarry in 1875.

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Shrewsbury Camping Park

Historic Shrewsbury is a perfect destination for tourists from across the UK and beyond and the West Mid Showground offers a campsite on the banks of the River Severn, just a few minutes walk from the café culture, castle and the churches that dominate the town’s famous skyline.

With electric and non-electric pitches for motorhomes, touring caravans and tents and a glamping pod village for those who prefer a bit more comfort there is something for everyone at the near 60-acre plot.

Did you know?

Tinie Tempah, Shed Seven, Ocean Colour Scene and the Charlatans are just of some of the bands and acts to play at the West Mid Showground.

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Great for families

Our large site is great for families or groups that would like to come together for a weekend or more - function rooms are even available if you are marking a special occasion!

Wonderful tourist destination

Wander the winding medieval streets of Shrewsbury, explore the castle and abbey, stroll around gardens and parks and take a boating trip on the Severn.

Open all year round

We open our gates all year round with many motorhome and touring caravan rallies staying with us in the colder months - and even some brave campers!

Glamping village on site

The Darwin View Glamping area boasts a spring of converted stables with private washing and cooking facilities for both couples and families.

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What’s Happening at the West Mid Showground?

Among the many events hosted at the West Mid Showground are three annual events hosted by the West Midlands Agricultural Society (WMAS) itself - the historic Shropshire County Show, Shrewsbury Live and the Bonfire and Firework Spectacular.

The site is also home to the Shrewsbury Folk Festival in August as well as the Shrewsbury Half Marathon, concerts, dog shows, private hire and a weekly Car Boot Sale (as events allow).

What's On

01. Shropshire County Show

The Shropshire County Show has been held for a century and a quarter and for many years has been hosted at the showground in the merry month of May!

Over the last 145 years, farmers and their families and employees have come together with visitors from Shrewsbury and beyond to bring together town and country and celebrate the agricultural county of Shropshire.

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02. Shrewsbury Live
 

Shrewsbury Live was launched in 2019 and quickly became a popular event on the showground calendar.

Offering a packed programme of events, including shows from Monster Trucks, Stuntworld International, Extreme Mountain Bikes and more in recent years, Shrewsbury Live is an event for all of the family held annually in September.
 

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03. Bonfire & Fireworks Spectacular

Our Bonfire and Fireworks Spectacular is an annual event attended by thousands from across the region.

Held every November it features a huge bonfire and two firework displays - one early display suitable for families with younger children and a later display, as well as refreshments, musical entertainment and fairground rides!
 

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Gallery centre

Great location just an easy 15 minute walk into town. Own little garden with a shelter and fire pit. Washing and toilet block and pot wash point close by. Very friendly staff. Very peaceful, calm and relaxing even though it is a big site. We had a great stay.

Kay B

Great having indoor area (with heater) and two outside options (no cover or under cover). Site was enormous so plenty of room for kids to kick a ball and run about. Good fun swimming, canoeing and fishing in the River Severn. Site very secure and staff all very helpful. Shrewsbury and the surrounding area is a great location with so much to see and do. We will be back.

Stephen C

We had a great camping weekend and thank you for the warm & helpful welcome when we arrived. Facilities were fine, nice powerful showers and ideally situated, being a peaceful site, but still close to the town. We will certainly be returning and have recommended the site to friends. "What a find" Thanks again!

T M

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Camping and Glamping at the West Mid Showground

We love to see great feedback for our camping and glamping here at the showground - and month on month we take on what our visitors tell us and look to improve the site for the future!

Bringing people to Shropshire as we head into 2022

Shrewsbury is a historic town at the heart of a rural county and attracts thousands of tourists every year.

£25 annual membership means free admission!

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