You'll be amazed at our arena entertainment. There's lots for the children too and they come in free of charge!
You'll be spoilt for choice with a varied programme of demonstrations from experts and professionals.
The Arena is the place for excitement and spectacle and in 2016 we have a stunning line up of new talent and spectacular thrills.
Stunt Monkey Motorcycle Riders
H & M Dog Display Team
Sonny & Rainbow
The Bandstand provides continuous music to enjoy and take a break and sit for an hour by one of our food areas. From Swing to Latin – Brass to Folk – a programme to suit all tastes.
Bob Ludlam and the Kings of Rhythm
Bus Pass Buskers
Our new Piazza Stage right in the centre of the Showground also provides continuous ‘easy listening’, again with loads of seating as we provide at all our venues.
Wigan Ukulele Club
Around the showground
Sheridan and Friends
Twistopher & Twistina
Merchant Taylors' School
Road Train Ride
Salvation Army Band (Sunday)
The Thwaites Brewery Shire Horses and Dray (Saturday)
Click here to view our What's On schedule.
NEW FOR 2016!
Super Kids Saturday - Saturday 20th August
Children’s TV star Mr Bloom is to take a break from his famous nursery to meet visitors at the show on Saturday 20th August. He will perform 2 stage shows and various workshops will be held throughout the day. Timings are 12.15pm and 3.15pm on the bandstand. Places are limited and on a first come, first serve basis.
Stunt Monkey Motorcycle Stunt Riders.
Also confirmed H&M Dog Display, Sonny & Rainbow, live music.
Entertainment for everyone!
The show has always been a great day out - even if gardening is not high on your list of hobbies. The packed entertainment programme throughout the four days of the show is created so that there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the entertainment on offer. Enjoy watching dog displays, bike stunts and new for this year, one of the world’s leading display falconers with dancing Spanish horses. A must see!
Bandstand and Piazza Area
Our music hubs where brass bands, swing bands and rock choirs serenade the crowds throughout the day. Bring a picnic and relax!
Family Fun at Southport Flower Show…..
….and children* go free!
There is plenty for the children to enjoy too (all for free)! They can just watch, join in with award winning clowns for Sonny and Rainbow or even dive into our new interactive marquee for hours of entertainment and fun learning.
Traditional Skills Marquee
Families are invited to visit Norton Priory Museum & Gardens in their Traditional Skills marquee for a hands on introduction to crafts from the past. Have a go at making a decorative clay tile to take home! Climb onto the shave horse and have a go at whittling – make a Gypsy flower or a plant pot marker to take away. Make your own dried herb bags and learn about pollinators. Find out about traditional skills and bushcraft courses for children and adults. All activities are FREE!