Castle Howard - Landing page

Castle Howard

Leave early and avoid the traffic

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Countryfile Live, Castle Howard. We strongly advise arriving early. We're expecting thousands of visitors over the four days and we expect the A64 to be busy in the summer holidays. Car parks open from 7:00 and the show opens from 8:30. We have a dedicated traffic management plan for when you leave the A64, so please follow the AA signs.

Refreshments and toilet facilities will be available at the nearest entrance from 7:00.

If you're coming on Thursday, arrive between 7:00 and 8:00 to recieve a FREE bacon butty* cooked by celebrity chef Brian Turner. 

Please visit the traffic information page here for further information.


*Eligible vehicles will receive a coupon upon arrival. Valid Thursday 15th August only and the voucher must be claimed before 10:30am. Limited to 2 bacon sandwiches per vehicle. Brian Turner will be there for a limited amount of time.
Castle Howard - Landing page


*Map is for illustrative purposes only and content is subject to change

The Equine Arena

Throughout each day, a series of events will be stages in the Equine Arena to entertain you. 

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The Farmyard

Enter the Farmyard to come face-to-face with your favourite farming friends. Meet farming professionals, learn how to handle the animals safely and enjoy a host of educational talks and demonstrations throughout each day.

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National Trust Acre

Join The National Trust to find out how we can inspire children to get more involved in nature, with celebrities including Ray Mears and Carol Klein. 

Vintage fun fair

Enjoy a variety of traditional fun fair rides, guaranteed to entertain you and the kids for hours. Extra charges apply. 

The Graze Inn sponsored by Thatchers

Brand new for this year! Featuring eight artisanal food producers, you are invited to tuck into a hearty lunch and sip a refreshing drink, whilst enjoying the talents of the best local acts.

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The Main Stage

Take a seat on a comfy hay bale and get up-close-and-personal with your favourite Countryfile heroes. Anita, Matt, Ellie, John, Adam, Tom and Charlotte will all be taking to the stage to recall stories and share fascinating facts about the BBC’s best-loved TV series.

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Village Green

At the heart of the showground is the Village Green. Here you can spread out with a picnic blanker, catch up with friends and enjoy some traditional country entertainment.

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50 Things Woodland

Explore a magical woodland playground and get back to basics on your very own mini adventure!

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The Lakeside Club

The benefits of a members club transported to the middle of a buzzing country event. Enjoy BBC Countryfile Live in style this summer at the Lakeside Club with breathtaking views across the South Lake.

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Family Fishing

Fishing lessons for all ages and abilities run by Get Hooked on Fishing.


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Wildlife Zone

There’s so much to learn and discover in the Wildlife Zone. Alive with hints, tips and hands-on help, this zone is for anyone who wants to learn about or care for the wildlife on our doorsteps.

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The Big Top sponsored by Kuoni

Join us in our beautiful Big Top for a look behind the scenes of some of your favourite BBC TV and Radio programmes.

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The Arena

Watch working animals show off their skills in this lively arena that will bring together a mix of traditional and rural pursuits.

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The Dog Lovers' Arena sponsored by PDSA

We know that dogs have many talents, and here’s the arena that proves it. Enjoy a packed schedule of demonstrations, competitions and performances.

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The Le Creuset Kitchen Theatre at Countryfile Live

Do try this at home! Join a host of chefs and culinary experts as they expand your food horizons.

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Our Official Product Supplier, Magimix, will be providing all small domestic appliances to the food theatres around the show as well as supporting The Le Creuset and Countryfile Kitchen Theatre.

The Craven Arms Pub Garden sponsored by Wainwright

No village is complete without a buzzing country pub. Enjoy a pint of real ale, cider or a refreshing juice at The Craven Arms.

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Farming in Action

A sure favourite for visitors of all ages, this area features an exhibition of agricultural vehicles including tractors and combine harvesters.

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Castle Howard

Castle Howard, near York, is a magnificent historic house in the north of England with ornate interiors and landscaped gardens set in 1000 acres of rolling parkland in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

The Jessops Photography Experience

Join us in the Jessops Photography Experience where you can learn direct from the experts and take part in lots of exciting activities.

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Quilter Cheviot Hospitality Area

An area for Quilter Cheviot's invited guests to enjoy.

WH Smith Book Signings

Love books? Huge fan of Countryfile? Then how do you fancy picking up a great new read at the show, plus getting it personally signed by your favourite author?

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Welcome to Yorkshire

The Welcome to Yorkshire stand will have a whole host of animals to play with, lots of tasty treats to try and a chance to make and play.

NEFF Official Appliance Sponsor

NEFF is extremely excited to be the Official Appliance sponsor for Countryfile Live. They'll be bringing you a weekend of delicious and fun activities including live cooking demonstrations using the unique Slide&Hide®, the only oven with the disappearing door. 

Quilter Hospitality

An area for Quilter invited guests to enjoy.

The O2 Rural Business Theatre

Join us at The O2 Rural Business Theatre to discuss and debate the challenges that rural businesses face in the every day running of their companies, from sole traders to large corporations.

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Caravan and Motorhome Club

Visit the Caravan and Motorhome Club stand where you’ll get the chance to try manoeuvring a caravan or a motorhome, for free. 

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Yorkshire Water

Head to Official Tap Water Sponsor Yorkshire Water to find out more about fantastic walks and other activities available. Don't forget to bring your refillable water bottle, too!

The Quilter Cheviot Investment Hub

Join Quilter and their investment experts at their Investment Hub.

Quilter Cheviot 'Capturing the moment' Photography Exhibition

A photography competition open to participants across the UK and Ireland to capture the rich diversity of our rural communities, our wildlife and the iconic features that make up our wonderful landscapes.