BBC Countryfile Live returns for second year

Blenheim Palace will once again be the venue for BBC Countryfile Live when it returns for a second year between 3rd to 6th August, 2017, together with all the Countryfile presenters.

After the success of the inaugural Countryfile Live 2016, which saw 125,000 people flock to the 100 acre Oxfordshire site, the second helping of the summer’s most action-packed day out is eagerly anticipated.

Adam Henson and pupils from Woodstock Primary School launched this year’s BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace with some new-born helpers, the ‘Countryfile Live Lambs’. The lambs are among the first born at Blenheim Palace this year and will be on show at the Passion for British Livestock area at this year’s event. You can keep up with the lambs via social media, @Countryfilelive, with regular access to video and photo updates, alongside online questions and answer sessions with Charles the Blenheim Shepherd on the Countryfile Live Facebook page


The whole family, including the dog, can enjoy the very best experience of the British countryside at Countryfile Live and for 2017 there is a host of new attractions including four days of live arena shows, hands-on activities, animal displays, debates, food, drink and shopping from over 500 independent retailers and lifestyle brands.

Adam Henson’s Farm will enable visitors to meet some of the friendliest and rarest animals you will know from the programme while at the Central Ring you can watch working animals show off their skills. The Farming in Action area will demonstrate the journey produce takes from field to fork and visitors will be able to learn about our fragile food chain. The National Trust Theatre will host debates, talks and interviews led by farmers, environmentalists, commentators and outdoor enthusiasts.

There is even a pub – The Craven Arms – where you can order cool beers, cider or ginger beer with plenty of room in the pub garden too. A good spot to meet for lunch with a great summer food menu. On the Village Green there will be plenty of family entertainment complete with bandstand and traditional maypole and in the Big Barn you can pull up a hay bale and listen to stories and interviews or watch demonstrations from your favourite TV personalities and authors, wildlife experts and countryside enthusiasts.

The event is sponsored by Quilter Cheviot and is being staged in association with the National Trust. On site-camping facilities are available, presented in association with the Caravanning and Camping Club. Countryfile lovers can even make a weekend out of what will be one of the biggest and most exciting outdoor events this year.

Full show information and tickets are available now from

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