Bank Holiday Monday 27 August, 9.30am – 5pm 


If you’re looking for a great day out in the countryside, The Countryside Show is the event for you.

Taking place at Beacon Hill Country Park on the beautiful outskirts of rural Charnwood; the fantastic family event has evolved from the popular Wood Fair, which was held at Beacon Hill for more than 11 years.

We boast a unique line-up in the main arena that balances the very best of countryside life and a food marketplace where you can taste some of the freshly crafted local produce Leicestershire has to offer.

From extreme mountain biking and dog agility to birds of prey demonstrations, we’ve got some spectacular features fit for a bank holiday bonanza.

There’s also live music, a main arena, food marketplace, marquees, stalls and plenty of free activities for children including tree climbing, wall climbing, bird-box making and much more.

More than 5,000 visitors entered the gates of the countryside show in 2017 with over 150 traders, exhibitors, charities and community groups, making it one of the most popular events in Leicestershire.

With special thanks to our sponsors…

View this year’s program here



What activities are there for children?

There’s loads of activities to enjoy and best of all, they are all included in the entry price. Have a go at tree climbing, hear stories from the Wild Man of the Woods, meet the Shetland ponies, take on the climbing wall, build a bug hotel and much more.

What are the prices if we arrive on the day?

Adult – £12
Child (6-16 years) – £9
Concessions (60 years and over) – £9
Child (5 years and under) – Free

What medical facilities do you have in place?

There will be a first aid tent with a paramedic on site.

Is there a car park?

Follow signs for the Countryside Show and parking will be allocated upon arrival. For less abled visitors, parking is available closer to the event entrance but please be aware this still requires a short walk.


Is there anywhere to park my bicycle?

There is a bike rack on site.

Will there be a programme available?

You will be given a programme on entry to the show. This will include a timetable of the displays and demonstrations, a map and directory of exhibitors.

How can I apply to trade at the show?

We have limited availability for exhibitors. Contact our Country Parks Team by emailing or calling 0116 3055000.

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are welcome at the Countryside Show. However please ensure that your dog is kept on a lead at all times and dog waste is collected immediately. We cannot provide dog waste bins at the Countryside Show field but there is one nearby in the Beacon top car park as well as water for your four-legged friend.

Can I bring food and drink?

You are welcome to bring food and drink in to the show. However, there will be an abundance of caterers offering a huge array of delicious local food and drink. All BBQs are strictly prohibited, including disposables.

Is the event filmed/photographed?

Yes. We will be filming and photographing inside the event to capture the atmosphere and entertainment to share on our website and social media channels. Footage may also be used locally, nationally and internationally in various media to promote the show.

By attending the event, you give your express consent to your actual or simulated likeness to be included within any film, photograph, audio and/or audio-visual recording to be exploited in any and all media for any purpose at any time throughout the world.