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Fun At BBC Countryfile Live 2018

Earlier this month we spent the day at Blenheim Palace for the BBC Countryfile Live Show 2018.  I know loads of you visited over the weekend as I’ve seen lots of photos appearing on my news feeds.  Wasn’t it a fantastic event?!

It was incredibly hot but this hadn’t put people off as it was also incredibly busy.  There were thousands of people there on the day we visited.  The show is certainly a huge success in its third year running.  I think it now has such a good reputation for how well organised it is and for the fantastic variety of entertainment there that it’s definitely the place to be.

If you haven’t been before then BBC Countryfile Live basically covers everything involving country life.  This includes farming, farm animals, conservation, outdoor activities, horses, food, organic crafts, outdoor clothing, camping gear, you name it!

Our favourite areas are the Woodland Trust and National Trust 50 Things arena.  My kids LOVE doing the tree climbing.  Lois was so excited to have a go as last time she was too young.

The dog agility shows and various animal demonstrations were really fun to watch.  It’s amazing what you can train animals to do.  We even saw a little 5 year old girl do an agility course with her dog.  Brilliant!

Tractor Ted was there once again and enjoyed having a ride around the showground meeting visitors.

tractor ted

We had a good look around the various stalls, in particular the motor homes.  Well I can dream, right?!  They were absolutely amazing.  I would love to own a motor home.  Luxury camping.  Awesome!  We also tried out the binoculars in the Nikon stand.

One of the really popular parts of the show was the vintage funfair.  I absolutely loved the colourful rides and feeling of being near the seaside.  You can’t beat a good ole merry go round!

All in all we had a brilliant day.  On the downside it was incredibly hot which meant we decided to head home earlier than we would have liked.  The kids just couldn’t cope with it anymore and neither could we.  The organisers had done everything they could though.  There were lots of shaded areas and drinking water readily available everywhere for people to fill up water bottles.   I’m glad we chose not to take Willow the dog with us, although lots of pet stalls had doggy baths and drinking bowls available.

We are really looking forward to next years show already and hope to try out some new activities too.  Role on Countryfile Live 2019!!!!


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