Your Guide to the Stonham Barns Site

The full address for the Mid-Suffolk Showground is Stonham Barns, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal, Suffolk. IP14 6AT.

As well as the Showground and camping areas, the leisure and retail complex includes two fishing lakes, the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary and Birds of Prey Centre,  a 9 hole golf course, a driving range with resident PGA pro, crazy golf and children’s play area, and shops featuring aquatics and reptiles, hair & beauty, jewellery and clothing, gift and toys, china collectables, antiques, home furnishings, fitness & vibro club, garden centre, cafe/restaurant, general stores, and a Post Office. Many of the business operating on the site have their own websites, which can be accessed via

One great thing about Stonham Barns from a camping point of view, is that you will not need to load your vehicle with a weeks supply of food. The general store on site supplies most of the items you might expect to find in your average ‘corner shop’ grocers, milk, fruit, veg, cooked and uncooked meat items, canned food and drinks including beers and lagers. And all at very competitive prices. The market square which houses the shops is in a ‘public’ part of the complex, but you are totally free to move between the showground itself and the public areas of site. The public cannot of course access the Showground.

There are charges for some of the feature activities on the site which are privately run. The Owl Sanctuary and Bird of Prey Centre for example, has a separate admission charge, but offers a family ticket, and is well worth a visit. The fishing lakes, and golf course charges are around £6 per day. Although there are plenty of free organised activities during ‘Dub Vacation’, the modest costs associated with the additional activities are a small price to pay for having the facility right on your doorstep.

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