Showman’s Acres, BA4

Showman’s Acres’  scale of distinctive filming options and large crew facilities make it an impressive and rare find in the South West of England.

The extent of the 200+ acres of grounds provide vistas sweeping across fields to the landscape beyond. From rolling parkland with areas of meadow flowers and woodland cut through with winding accessible tracks to cavernous warehouses and large hardstanding expanses, this location is very well set for large-scale film production due to its multi-location offering and being a well-serviced site.

It is home to an imposing Grandstand with seating as well as modern warehouses varying in size and style including one with a viewing platform to really take in the impressive surroundings. Showman’s Acres also offers further unusual options from a fully equipped conference centre and built in theatre to small cabins dotted about the landscape. And if that wasn’t enough, it also boasts its very own working miniature railway.

  • 240 acres comprising woodland, grass fields, parkland, established gardens, orchards, a cottage garden, clearings and evergreen areas.
  • 5x main warehouse spaces, each of different styles and interior options including a viewing platform, along with office spaces attached, conferencing facility and a built in theatre.
  • Grandstand with seating overlooking the main ring.
  • Empty derelict period farmhouse (available for interiors)
  • An excellent network of roads including an off road driving course, hardstanding tracks, forest walkways and private roads.
  • An Arboretum with insect and bee hotels as well as butterfly and hedgehog houses.
  • A selection of buildings spread across the site including sheds, portable shelters in the woods and cabins on the edge of a small lake, old barns, stables, workshops and garages.
  • A small lake
  • Miniature railway
  • Tennis court


There is plenty of parking for crew vehicles on location including hardstanding and grass areas.

A crew base can be set up in the conference suite or in various buildings across the site. All with nearby access to facilities.

There is a large 2 storey restaurant on site as well as numerous takeaway options including street food vans, which can be brought in by prior arrangement.

Showman’s Acres can offer a ‘Shoot and Stay’ option with 4 log cabins and 45 small stockman rooms.


Trains run from London to Castle Cary station. Showman’s Acres is approximately a 5-10 minute drive from Castle Cary station.

Showman’s Acres is approximately 40 minutes from Bristol.

Central London is approximately 3 hours 20 minutes by car.