United Kingdom · 5 Days · 6 Moments · August 2018

Countryfile Live 2018 at Blenheim Palace


6 August 2018

Day 6 meant departing from the camp site, but we were off to Sherbourne! We enjoyed seeing the woodland, although there was not as much wildlife as we had seen on the site during Springwatch. In the way home we took Graham to Wetherspoons in Sutton, where we would usually be found on a Monday night! He remembered his metal straw too!

5 August 2018

On Day 5 it was the final day of the show, so we were very busy packing in all that we could! We saw The Sheep Show, Simon King and re-visited the Timbersports with STIHL. Every day had been hot and dry (still a heatwave that started in June!) The camp site had become pretty empty by our final night.

4 August 2018

On Day 4 Graham joined us at the show again. We arrived on a bus full of dogs - about 15 of them, including a Great Dane! We saw a talk about hedgehogs at the granola stand and lots of other things on another very busy day! In the evening we had halloumi burgers and marshmallows on the barbecue!

3 August 2018

Day 3 was just Isabel and Frederick exploring, so we did some canoeing, walked a ‘Country Mile’ (we even got medals!), saw more talks and displays in the arenas and the main stage. In the evening Graham took us to Thirsty Meeples board game cafe, and Frederick used his new reusable straw for the first time!

2 August 2018

Day 2 was the opening of the Countryfile Live show, and we enjoyed talks and debates in the National Trust Theatre, including from Hilary McGrady and Michael Gove. We also had a good look around the machinery and made a pledge at the National Trust tent.

1 August 2018

On Day 1 we left home and headed to our camp site at Blenheim Palace. On the way we stopped off at a lovely service station, which had not only a Wetherspoons, but also a beautiful lake with dragonflies and fish! We also picked up food along the way, including dinner that Frederick cooked on the barbecue, including pineapple ‘lollies’ as desert for Graham and Isabel!