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), Child FREE

Countryside Live 2017!

The countryside comes to town once again, but this year there will be many exciting new additions as we celebrate Lee Valley Regional Park Authority's 50th Anniversary!

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

The weekend is packed full of arena displays including falconry, ferret racing and the infamous dancing sheep show! There will also be 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 including 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 overseas 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.

With 2017 being Lee Valley's 50th Anniversary, Countryside Live will welcome new and exciting exhibitors, arena displays and more!

Remember to keep checking this webpage as we reveal new and exciting activities over the upcoming months!

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 is a small charge for a couple of them including face painting

  • 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 a hot or cold drink or a bite to eat from one of the many outlets including the East End WI's famous cake marquee!

  • There are now car parking 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

The site is located behind the Lee Valley Ice Centre where there is  parking available, but why not jump on the bus or your bike to come and see us? There will be plenty of bike racks available!

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.


You can now book Countryside Live online for the first time - and save 10%!

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 door 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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