Come and see us at BBC Countryfile Live
BBC Countryfile Live returns to Blenheim Palace for a second year on 3-6 August, and we’ll be at the heart of the celebrations.
We’ll be building on the success of last year’s exciting event which featured special guests Ray Mears, Martha Kearney and the bakers; Tom and Henry Herbert. There will be a magical woodland play area for kids, plus, for foodies the chance to sample and buy from our tenant producers and watch various TV chefs on the cookery theatre stage. We will also be hosting big conversations about the future of the countryside.
National Trust Theatre
We’ll be hosting a full programme of debates, talks and interviews with high profile nature experts, farmers and other non-govermental organisations in the National Trust Theatre.
Last year’s guests included wildlife experts Simon King, Mike Dilger and Radio 4’s Martha Kearney who captivated audiences with their passion for nature and the outdoors in its different guises
Guests and the full line-up will be announced in the spring, so watch this space!
Food and farming
We love sustainably produced, local and seasonal food. Our cookery stage at Countryfile Live will be packed with talented chefs and cooks baking and doing seasonal cooking using exceptional ingredients produced by our tenant farmers.
What better time to celebrate the fantastic food that some of our 1,500 tenant farmers produce than over the summer months.
This year’s line-up will be announced in the spring.
Fun for kids of all ages
Who will you find down in the woods today? In 2016 it was Ray Mears who helped show youngsters how to build a den in our ‘50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾’ woodland.
In 2017 we’ll be offering lots of old favourites from our '50 things to do' bucket list. Last year children were able to enjoy pond dipping, tree climbing, rolling down a hill and building a bug hotel.
Children will be able to run around, get a bit grubby and experience the sheer joy of exploring in nature.
Visitors will be able to watch an exclusive Countryfile Live stage show, meet rare breeds at Adam Henson’s farm, shop from hundreds of exhibitors and much more.
Tickets are now on sale here with a special £5 discount on entry tickets for National Trust supporters (use promotional code NTSUPPORTER) and a £10 discount for National Trust members. To qualify for this discount, members should use the code published alongside the BBC Countryfile Live news story in the winter issue of the National Trust magazine.
Please note Countryfile Live Main Stage tickets are an additional £5 for adults and children aged 4-16 (children under 4 are free). National Trust members and supporters will also not be charged any booking fees if the ‘print at home’ ticket delivery option is selected at the time of booking.