Visitor Information

General Information

Dogs at Badminton

Well behaved dogs are welcome at Badminton and it’s worth coming just to see the variety of breeds on parade!

Please note they must be kept on a short lead at all times and may not be taken into the Main Arena Grandstands or Badminton Members’ Enclosure nor any restaurant (apart from assistance dogs). The RSPCA stand will assist with any sick, injured or distressed dogs.

Do not leave a dog shut in a car at any time (the RSPCA have authority to remove it, breaking in if necessary).

For reasons of hygiene and health, please do not allow dogs to foul areas around tradestands or other public places; if they do, please clear up after them – Pooper Scoopers will be available for your use in the Tradestand Area.

Assistance/Guide Dogs only will be admitted to the Members’ Club.

Dog Creche

A Dog Creche will be available on site during the event.

Opening times – 9am – 5pm daily

Costs – £5 per hour per dog up to 4 hours – Wednesday to Saturday

Sunday afternoon 1.30pm until end of showjumping – £25 per dog

Bookings are required for the Sunday afternoon (showjumping) session will open on February 1st.

(No booking required for all other sessions.)

Bookings to be made directly by telephone – 07764 489919 (payment by card) or email

No refunds will be given.


The use of Drones anywhere on the Horse Trials site is strictly forbidden throughout the week of the Event.

First Aid

First Aid is available  – near the Event Organiser’s Office and also at First Aid Points on the Cross Country Course on the Saturday.

Grocery Shop and Post Office is available in Badminton Village.

Lost People

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday – lost people should be taken to the Event Organisers Office. On Saturday, if you are lost or have lost someone else go to the Lost People Tent after the Cross Country finishes.

Children’s wristlets.  Free ID wristlets are available for all children, available for collection by all parents or guardians from any of the Programme Selling Huts, the Box Office, Organiser’s Office or Public Camp Site. Just write your contact mobile number and name on the wristlet and secure it to your child. This will enable us to quickly reunite you if your child gets lost.

Lost Property

Any lost property should be taken to the Event Organiser’s Office on the Showground. If you have lost anything telephone the Horse Trials Office after the Event and we will see if it has been handed in. Tel: 01454 218272.

Mother and Baby Unit

This is situated near the Red Cross and will provide a baby changing facility and a small area for breastfeeding.


Will be available from Programme Kiosks on the Showground.

Radio Badminton

Will be broadcast on 87.7 FM this year throughout the event. Gatehouse Radio Badminton Earpieces can be purchased from sellers around the showground.  Please note that Ofcom changed the frequency for the 2022 event and therefore older earpieces will not work.

Sat Nav

We do not recommend using SatNav as it is not set up to allow for our traffic management – please follow AA signage to Event.

Shop & Drop

A drop off point for shopping will be available near the Red Cross. This will be manned from 10 am – 5.00 p.m. (While every care will be taken, no responsibility can be accepted by the Organisers for any loss or damage).

Shopping Village

The Shopping Village is open:

Wednesday 9am – 6pm
Thursday 9am – 6pm
Friday 9am – 6pm
Saturday 8am – 7pm
Sunday 9am – 5pm
There will be a Fairground adjacent to the Main Tradestand Area.

Show Jumping

It is necessary to purchase Grandstand Seats to watch the Show Jumping in the Main Arena – contact the Box Office for more details.


Bicycle stands are available at each entrance. Please note bicycles are not permitted on the show ground.

Spectator transport service on Saturday only

Will operate from the Slaits to Charcoal Clump entrance.


Toilet facilities will be provided throughout the showground and around the Cross Country Course.


Badminton is committed to delivering an event which causes as little waste as possible. Wherever possible waste is recycled.  Please assist by bringing refillable water bottles and by using the marked bins to recycle. Read more about sustainability at Badminton and our commitment to the environment.