Upcoming Events

Sumners Ponds Model Show

2018 Show: Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June 2018 - 10am until 5pm each day. Last entry at 3.30pm.

Registration is NOW OPEN to all exhibitors. Download entry forms and return to us before 1st May 2018.

Last Time:

The Model Show returns on the 10th and 11th June 2017 for its fifth year of active displays on the lake, on the ground and in the air! With display areas exhibiting boats, planes, helicopters, quads, drones, trains, cars, kites and much more with have-a-go areas, model traders, bring and buy, food and drink plus other activities too! A great day out in beautiful surroundings.

There were five display fields for the 2016 show. The main show area around the Ribbon Lake will be primarily boats, trains and tanks. Many active displays took place in this area. There was also refreshments available in this field including hog roast, BBQ, hot and cold drinks and ice creams. The second field was RC cars where there were displays and races taking place throughout the day. The third field was quads and drones which were racing up and down the field and around the stream that runs through that area. At the top of the hill the fourth field, above Betty's Lake, was displaying scale model helicopters and planes and the fifth field was displaying all manner of kites including some impressive novelties.

Display Time Table 2017:

Ribbon Lake And Main Show Area:

1.30pm – Display by Portsmouth Model Boat Display Team – Pyrotechnic display on the water featuring boats and military vehicles

All Day – Active electric and steam powered displays in the Train marquees

All Day – Various clubs exhibiting static displays and sailing models boats on the Ribbon Lake

Hourly All Day – Tank battles by RC Tank Regiment

Rc Car Field:

10am to 1pm and 2pm to 3.30pm – General racing

and bashing

1pm and 3pm - RC car stunt show and police tag

Quads And Drones Field:

All Day – Flying and racing with simulator

12pm – Have a go quadcopter flying

Kite Field:

All Day – Flying and displays of novelty kites

Planes And Heli Field:

All Day – RC helicopter simulator and general flying

11.30am and 2.30pm - Helicopter Flight to Music and Warbirds flight

12.30pm – Guest appearance by Iron Man

(Saturday @ 4pm)  – Air Ambulance Raffle – Win a drone

(Sunday @ 3pm)  – Air Ambulance Raffle – Win a drone + The top prize: Holiday at RC Hotel in Corfu

The Sumners Ponds Model Show 2017

Contact Us

Sumners Ponds
Chapel Road
Barns Green, Horsham
West Sussex, RH13 0PR

Reception: 01403 732539  
Cafe: 01403 732734
Email: bookings@sumnersponds.co.uk

Reception Opening Times

Monday - Sunday: 9am - 5pm

Cafe Opening Times

Sunday - Wednesday: 8am - 5pm
Thursday - Saturday: 8am - 10:30pm