BBC Countryfile Live is returning to Blenheim Palace in August for its 3rd year in a row. We went to the first one in 2016 and had a fantastic time. This year’s event will take place from the 2nd to the 5th August and promises to be bigger and better than ever!
The show consists of 4 days of live shows, hands-on activities, animal demonstrations, shopping and more. The show celebrates everything about the beautiful British countryside in the fabulous setting of the Blenheim Palace grounds.
2018 is a particularly special year for BBC Countryfile Live as it marks its 30th anniversary. To celebrate there will be a special ‘behind the scenes’ exhibition at the show. The producers, camera crew and presenters will take to the stage to explain how the show is put together.
Our favourite part of the show in 2016 was the National Trust and Woodland Trust areas. I am really pleased to see these returning again in 2018. Children will be able to try out lots of outdoor activities. My girls’ particularly enjoyed the tree climbing on our previous visit.
The Waterside area will allow visitors to try their hand at fishing and various water sports. The whole family can get involved and try something new. There are also birds of prey and vintage fun fair rides.
Some of the other activities on offer include dog agility demonstrations, animal handling, equine shows, and off-road driving experiences. There will also be cookery demonstrations from the Countryfile Kitchen. Furthermore there are hundreds of trade stalls and street foods stalls to tempt you.
New to the show this year is a music stage featuring headline act The Shires. They are the UKs biggest selling country act. The summer party on the music stage will be held on Saturday 4th August 6-9pm. Make sure you purchase your tickets in advance as they are limited.
The BBC Countryfile Live show is most definitely suitable for all the family. There is so much to see and do that it’s almost impossible to do it all in one day. We cannot recommend it enough. Buy your tickets now : https://countryfilelive.com
Disclaimer: BBC Countryfile Live have offered us free tickets in return for spreading awareness of the show, however all words in this post are my own.