Countryside Live

Walthamstow and Leyton Marshes
Countryside Live
Walthamstow and Leyton Marshes
Lea Bridge Road
E10 7QL

Saturday, 24 September 2016 to Sunday, 25 September 2016
10:00 - 17:00
Adult £5 (two day pass £7), child FREE. Cash only

Countryside Live

The countryside comes to town!

This family friendly event, bringing the countryside into London, has something for all ages and all interests.

The weekend is packed full of arena displays, falconry, sheep dogs and ferret racing and the infamous dancing sheep show.  There’s also a range of traditional countryside activities to come and try including willow weaving and wood turning or if you just want to watch, you can marvel at the blacksmith demonstrating his trade.

There’s animals galore too! From the more traditional farm animals of sheep, goats, and calves, we’ve also got some smaller animals for you to have a hold of including rabbits, guinea pigs and tortoises. We’ve got some shy and unusual visitors including bats and otters and some critters from foreign places too!

Make sure you pop into see many of the local wildlife groups and organisations who can tell you all about their work in and around the Lee Valley.

Top Tips

  • There are no cash machines in or in the immediate vicinity

  • Nearly all of the activities are free, but there is a small charge for a couple of them

  • If it rains it could get muddy so please ensure you wear appropriate clothing and footwear

  • If you need to take a break why not grab hot and cold beverages or a bite to eat from our onsite caterers

  • There are now car park charges at Lee Valley Ice Centre - see Getting Here for more info.

  • There will be bike racks available so why not bike down and make a day of it

  • Dogs are welcome if kept on a lead

Getting Here

Please see our ‘How to find us’ page for directions and transport links. The site is located behind the Lee Valley Ice Centre and there is limited chargeable parking on site in the Lee Valley Ice Centre car park, so why not jump on the bus or your bike to come and see us.


There is no booking required, simply turn up! However please note it is cash-only entry. There are no cash points on site or in the immediate vicinity.

We look forward to seeing you when the countryside comes to town!




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