Malvern last year was the first time we had camped at a show, went in general camping as not booked and had a great time...
Looking forward to it again this year. I was half tempted to get a cowboy hat but resisted..
Campsite shop will be there for emergency items but you pay for it..
One thing I did like at Malvern was they left plenty of space both in front and back of your "pitch" so easy to get out if you did want to drive out..
The showground at Malvern is a bit weird as regards the weather. It is a place of extremes.
It's in the shelter of the hills and if it's a hot day elsewhere it's absolutely roasting at the show, and conversely if it's generally a cold day you don't see many brass monkeys looking at the vans!!
There are standpipes around so you can get water for the dog. Our mutt is trained to drink from a running tap, but if yours isn't, one of those folding plastic dog bowls might be handy if it is hot.
Most of the aisles are tarmac, and it's a big place, so if you have delicate feet a pair of comfy walking shoes would be an advantage. If it has been very wet for a while before the show, it will be muddy in places off the tarmac.