Something for the kids at BBC Countryfile Live

Child insect hunting at Wicken Fen

Amongst all the live debates and cooking demos, there’s a whole lot of fun to be had in our 50 things woodland. Kids (and adults too) can try den building, pond dipping, wild art and many other outdoorsy activities. There will also be nature storytelling sessions from children’s writers and illustrators to help inspire your little explorers and connect them with the outdoors.

50 things woodland

Catch us hanging out in the magical wooded copse down by the river in the National Trust area where children can try a range of fun icky, sticky activities to start their very own story with nature this summer.  
 
There will be space for parents to stay and watch, or get stuck in too in the wonderfully picturesque setting.
 

Get involved in...

 
- Tree climbing
- Den building
- Rolling down a hill
- Learning how to play a grass trumpet
- Wild art – we’ll be making bird boxes and a giant bug hotel
- Pond dipping
- Bug hunting
 
All activities are free to visitors to the event. Some however are bookable and places will be allocated on a first come, first served.
 
The 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾  area will be open every day from 9.30am – 6pm (5pm on Sunday 7th).
 
 

Nature stories at BBC Countryfile Live 

 
Children will be able to listen to the authors of some magical nature books in our storytelling area in our retail marquee at Countryfile Live in August. This will particularly appeal to younger readers.
 

With four readings a day at 11am, midday, 2pm and 3pm.

Special guests include:

 
Alison Limentani, author of ‘How much does a ladybird weigh?’ an extraordinary and original picture book introducing the fascinating world of numbers, weight and wildlife (Thursday 4 August, 11am and 2pm)
 
Award-winning picture book author and storyteller Jo Empson reading from and signing copies of her new picture book Little Home Bird celebrating the wonder of migrating British birds (Friday 5 August 11am and 2pm)
 
Join author Tracey Corderoy who will be telling a story of a dog, a big blue suitcase, the great outdoors...and a very special friend! (Saturday 6 August 11am and 2pm)
 
All events are free with no need to book a ticket in advance; just head to our retail marquee in the National Trust area.