Countryside Live

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

Saturday, 30 September 2017 to Sunday, 01 October 2017
10:00 - 17:00
Adult £5, (two day pass £7), U16 FREE

Countryside Live 2017!

Town and country combine with an ideal day out for explorers and wildlife lovers - perfect for all the family.

A great day out for all the family!
A great day out for all the family!

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

2017 brings a year or celebration to Lee Valley Regional Park as we celebrate 50 years since the park begun, creating award winning open spaces and world class sports venues from old scrap yards and rubbish dumps!

Fun filled countryside crafts
Fun filled countryside crafts

The weekend is packed full of exciting things to do with over 20 fun activities, arena displays, food stalls and a bar.

Arena displays for 2017 include the legendary dancing Sheep Show, breath taking falconry displays and a brand new to this years event, a dog agility show!

Meet and greet the animals or watch some of them take part in breath taking arena displays
Meet and greet the animals or watch some of them take part in breath taking arena displays

Get hands on with free traditional countryside activities and arts and crafts including willow weaving with Willowpool and woodwork with Tree Wright in the Arts and Crafts Zone.

Come and visit the animals including otters, ferrets, bats and bees in the Wildlife Zone along with dog agility and training tips, learn about the RSPB and how to give nature a home, or visit Buteo to find out more about the bird's of Lee Valley.

Stroll around our mini market to see a selection of local jams, homemade cupcakes and cookies plus learn all about London Farmers Market at their stall.

Once you've checked out the mini market treat yourself to some food and a pint in our food court, with lots of yummy options from burgers to baguettes.

New zones including:

  • Arts and Crafts

  • Bushcraft

  • Friends of Lee Valley

  • Keep fit

  • Mini Market

  • Wildlife

Amazing arena shows:

  • The Sheep Show 

  • Ferret Racing 

  • Falconry display 

  • Dog agility 

Old and new activities:

  • Animals in Tuition - meet and handle some fascinating animals

  • Blacksmith - iron working demonstrations

  • Coda Falconry - static display and flying demonstrations

  • Essex Bat Group - hand held demonstrations and talks

  • Ferret World - ferret talks and racing

  • Herbal Medicine - herb walks and advice

  • London Farmers Market - samples of juices with some tasty treats to take home

  • Myddelton House Gardens - plant sale and information on gardening

  • Pebadale Bees - learn about bumblebees and take home honey and other bumblebee products

  • RSPB - learn about the birds in Lee Valley Regional Park

  • Tree Wright - make wooden keepsakes to take home

  • Willoowpool - weave a wreath and enjoy the wonders of willow

  • You're so Jammy Jams - buy your own jams to take home


Amazing new additions...including a bar!
Amazing new additions...including a bar!

Top tips

  • There are no cash machines in the immediate vicinity. Please be aware entry is cash only.

  • Nearly all of the activities are free, but there's a small charge for a few, face painting being one of them.

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

  • There is plenty of food and drink stalls at the show so grab a bite to eat and something to drink.

  • Car parking charges now apply at Lee Valley Ice Centre - see 'Getting Here' for more info.

  • Bike racks are available so cycle down and make a day of it.

  • Well behaved dogs are welcome but must be kept on a a lead. 

Join one of the guided herb or bird walks
Join one of the guided herb or bird walks

Getting here

By bicycle: National Cycle Network - Route 1, Sustrans: Green Hackney Route, Sustrans: London Docklands & Lea Valley route, Lee Valley Pathway. Bike racks available on-site.

By train: the nearest train station is Lea Bridge or Clapton on the Liverpool Street line (both 10 minute walk)

By bus: buses 48, 55 and 56 stop on Lea Bridge Road outside Lee Valley Ice Centre

By car: the event site is just off the A104 Lea Bridge Road. There’s a large car park but be mindful this is chargeable. For more information on car parking charges please click here.


Save 10% and book your event entry online! 

When you get to the booking details page please choose ticket type ADW for a weekend ticket, ADU for a standard adult day ticket and CHI for a standard child day ticket. Kids go free but please make sure you select how many kids will be accompanying you!

Tickets are available on the gate however please note it's 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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