Saturday, 13 August 2016

Countryfile Live | Aug 16

Hey everyone last week we had the chance to visit Countryfile Live  for the first time.
I was very excited however i think Graham definitely was much more excited than me since being a farmer theres lots of things there he can relate to as well as drool over the machinery!

Countryfile Live is set on the grounds near Blenheim Palace.

We set of nice an early Sunday morning, this was actually the last day, the show started on the Thursday. Eagerly trying not to hit any traffic since we heard there was lots the previous days, however it wasn't too bad really, the parking we signed really well and the attendants led us to the specific parking bays which were situated on a huge field. It was about a 5-10 min walk to the actual show so remember to bring pushchairs and carriers for the little ones as there is generally a lot of walking once there also.

No queues to get in, showed our tickets and in we enter. There was a huge tractor and Countryfile poster pinned to some straw bales. It was rather busy a lot of people wanted to get a drink at the bar to start their day!

Stalls and stalls of different handmade items, gifts and named brands such as Blacks, Joules, Barbour.
Again you could take your pick on what you wanted to eat all yummy local british foods. We stopped off at Salcombe Devon Ice Creams to cool us down. 

We enjoyed venturing round all the stalls, miles and miles to be honest of things to see and do. 
The kids really enjoyed the different tents to go in, the bee keeper was one of there favourites, it was really interesting to see the Honey bees in their Hive.

The Wild life zone wads great the kids cut out swan hats and coloured in pictures. they also loved the insect area. Alister couldn't get enough of looking at the different skulls. We all loved holding the tiny little chicks, that wads definitely a highlight of my day!

I had a great time trying lots of different local ciders i really needed it since the weather was amazing and hot. A could of things we didn't get round to doing which we would like to next time was the fishing and maybe the canoeing.

There were interesting demonstrations going on by Miele and we enjoyed the Q&A with Ellie Harrison and John Craven. 

The last bits we ended up doing which the kids enjoyed was the fun fair ride of course and Graham loved walking round all the different Tractors old and new. Some of them you could actually sit in. The kids enjoyed that.

All in all the day was brilliant, hours and hours of things to do, we honestly didn't have enough time to get round the whole place. Next year we might consider camping and going for two days. there is a camping ground right next to the show and is available to book through the Countryfile website.

Now heres a ton of pictures me and Graham took while we were there.

Check out our Vlog of the day Below-


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