Camp with the Club at the first ever BBC Countryfile Live

  • Countryfile Live takes place from 4th-7th August 2016 at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire. Full show information and tickets are available now from www.countryfilelive.com  

The Camping and Caravanning Club has joined forces with Countryfile Live as its official camping partner, and will operate on-site camping for the duration of the show from 4-7 August 2016.

Countryfile Live is an all-new event set to combine the tradition of the UK’s best county fairs with the high quality presentation of BBC One’s Countryfile programme, all set in the stunning stately home and grounds of Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire. Running across four days, this one of a kind event will bring the very best of the British countryside to Blenheim Palace, offering something for all the family (and their four legged friends!)

Visitors to the show will be able to immerse themselves in every aspect of the British countryside and country living through live arena shows, talks, animal displays, hands-on activities and farming practices.

There will also be opportunities to get up close to Countryfile presenters and visitors will be able to browse over 600 food and craft producers after enjoying a drink in a great British pub garden.

For those keen to camp during the show, there will be 200 standard grass pitches available at the Club-operated campsite in the stunning Blenheim Palace estate.

Campers are welcome in all camping units, including tents, trailer tents, caravans and motorhomes. Campsite facilities will include toilets and showers, plus fresh water and chemical disposal points.

Camping and Caravanning Club Member Services Director Darren Whittington said: “Countryfile is a hugely popular show, and a hit with many of our members, so we’re over the moon to be joining forces with Countryfile Live and playing a key role in this inaugural event. The Club will exhibit at the show too, so we’re looking forward to meeting visitors to the event, and sharing with them the joys of camping with the Club.”

Tim Etchells, Managing Director of SME London, BBC Countryfile Live organiser, said, ‘“We want to offer Countryfile Live visitors a great camping experience at the event – what better partner could we have to do so than The Camping and Caravanning Club?”

Visitors planning to camp onsite at Blenheim must purchase both a day ticket to Countryfile Live, which starts at £26.40 for an adult, as well as camping for the four nights of the show which costs a further £150 (for up to two adults and two children). Additional adults incur a one-off fee of £20 per person and the pitch price is fixed at four days of camping though visitors are not required to stay for that length of time.

The price per pitch includes re-entry passes to Countryfile Live for the duration of the event, meaning that campers will have access to the full four days of Countryfile Live for the price of their day ticket and accommodation. For booking terms and conditions, visit www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/countryfilelive.

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For more information on the show, and to book tickets, visit www.countryfilelive.com.

To book camping with the Club at BBC Countryfile Live, visit: www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/countryfilelive.

For further information or images about the Camping and Caravanning Club, please contact:

Rob Ganley on 024 7647 5204 or rob.ganley@campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk

Andrew Robson on 024 7467 5291 or andrew.robson@campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk

For further information or images about Countryfile Live please contact,
House PR on 020 7291 3000 or countryfile@housepr.com

Notes for Editors

Find Countryfile Live on social media at
twitter.com/countryfilelive | facebook.com/bbccountryfilelive | instagram.com/countryfilelive
and use hashtags #countryfilelive and #cfllovedogs to get involved!

Tickets are available now from www.countryfilelive.com priced at

• Adult £26.40
• Child ages 5-16 years £13.20
• Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 children 16 & under) £72.60
• Senior 65+ £24.20
• VIP Ticket £82.50

Group discounts are available for groups of 10 or more on standard price tickets (excludes VIP & family tickets). To book a group, please contact: 020 7492 1637 or countryfilelive@encoretickets.co.uk.

About The Camping and Caravanning Club

The Camping and Caravanning Club is 115-years-old and is the largest and oldest Club in the world for all forms of camping. It has 108 award-winning sites throughout the UK and, through a partnership with the Forestry Commission, now runs and manages a further 16 Camping in the Forest touring sites.

Get involved: for the latest news, information and inspiration from The Camping and Caravanning Club, and to engage with those who’ve enjoyed holidays with the Club, visit www.facebook.com/thefriendlyclub, www.twitter.com/campandcaravan or check out our new Instagram page www.instagram.com/campandcaravan.

To learn more about the benefits of joining the Club, visit www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/jointheclub.

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About BBC Countryfile. On air every week since 1988, Countryfile is the BBC’s flagship rural affairs programme and has earned a reputation for high quality reporting, stunning photography and some of the most memorable moments on British television.
In 2009 the programme moved from its established Sunday morning slot to the prime time Sunday evening schedule on BBC One. The change proved to be a ratings winner, with audiences of more than 8 million now coming to the show to make Countryfile the most-watched factual programme on any TV channel.

About BBC Worldwide. BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Its vision is to build the BBC’s brands, audiences, commercial returns and reputation across the world. This is achieved through investing in, commercialising and showcasing content from the BBC around the world, in a way that is consistent with BBC standards and values. The business also champions British creativity globally.

In 2014/15, BBC Worldwide generated headline profits of £138.6m and headline sales of £1,001.8m and returned a record £226.5m to the BBC. For more detailed performance information please see our Annual Review website:

www.bbcworldwide.com/annualreview
www.bbcworldwide.com
www.twitter.com/bbcwpress

About SME London Ltd. Countryfile Live is produced by SME London Ltd under licence from BBC Worldwide. SME London Ltd is one of the most respected and trusted exhibition organisers in the UK. The team at SME is highly experienced in the launch and management of major consumer exhibitions. The company’s credits include The BBC Good Food Show, London Fashion Week, The British international Motor Show, Art15 London, The House and Garden Fair and The BBC’s Doctor Who Festival.
www.smelondon.co.uk

About Blenheim Palace. Blenheim Palace is the home of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. This masterpiece of 18th century baroque architecture boasts over 300 years of history and is a World Heritage Site, surrounded by more than 2000 acres of Capability Brown’s landscaped Parkland and Formal Gardens. Not only a singular part of Britain’s history, Blenheim Palace is a living and changing experience with a wealth of events, themed tours and exhibitions throughout the year.

About Us

The Camping and Caravanning Club is 115-years-old and is the largest and oldest Club in the world for all forms of camping. It has 109 award-winning sites throughout the UK and, through a partnership with the Forestry Commission, now runs and manages a further 16 Camping in the Forest touring sites.

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