Showground space is in demand

THE site of the Suffolk Show has seen an upturn in bookings for events demanding outdoor and indoor space.

Trinity Park Events says its 300 acres of parkland at Ipswich, owned by Suffolk Agricultural Association has been attracting new business from clients, mainly private sector, looking for a venue for product launches and team building events as well as staging horse or dog shows or camping and caravanning rallies.

Clients include Ransomes Jacobsen and Bartram Mowers, which need space to showcase their new and often sizable agricultural and horticultural machinery to sales teams.

Trinity Park is also proving a winning venue for regional sports. It is home to Olympic Archery hopeful Nicky Hunt who is currently training six days a week in the lead up to the Olympic trials weekends next Spring. Using its cattle building has ensured she can continue training all year round.

The site’s hard road surfacing has made it the venue of choice for a series of British Cycling training sessions for ages eight and upwards starting this month.

Dominic Castle, of Ipswich Cycle Club, which is running the Go Ride project, said: “We had been looking for a safe, accessible venue for cycle racing for some time.

“When we had a look at Trinity Park we realised it has all the facilities we need, including plenty of ways to lay out different circuits, which means we can provide races for youngsters as well as seniors.”