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Bank holiday bonanza at Beacon Hill Country Park

The Countryside Show returns to Beacon Hill Country Park on August Bank Holiday Monday

A dog jumping through a fire hoop
Paws for Thought at The Countryside Show

The countdown has started to a popular event held in one of the county’s most iconic country parks.

Following the success of last year’s event, 'The Countryside Show' returns on August Bank Holiday Monday with a new edition to its line-up - Archery Legends who will give visitors the chance to relive their favourite 'Game of Thrones' moments and learn the fine art of using a bow and arrow.

The event, organised by Leicestershire County Council is returning for its fourth consecutive year at the Green-Flag accredited Beacon Hill Country Park on Monday 26 August, with a line-up including Clwyd Axemen, the action packed dog agility show ‘Paws for Thought’ and Extreme Mountain Bike Show.  

The show also welcomes blacksmiths Artmetal, who will be sharing their craft skills and our famous wood carver who will be carving show-stopping creations for the end of show auction. 

“We aim to build on the success of last year’s show by having a varied programme which highlights the skills, talent, craft and local produce we have in Leicestershire. People attending the show will also have the opportunity to visit the newly opened Beacon Hill Cafe which is the first of our developments to help make our green spaces in the county more sustainable.’’

Last year more than 4,000 people visited the popular show which balances the very best of countryside life and a food marketplace where visitors can taste some of the best freshly crafted local produce.

This year visitors will be able to sample and view a range of handmade goods and products and practical demonstrations from more than 100 exhibitors and performers in the large craft marquee. 

Other activities on the day will include a Punch and Judy show, donkey rides for children, bird-of-prey display shows, live music and a wealth of children’s activities such as tree climbing, Shetland ponies and a climbing wall. 

The event runs from 9.30am to 5pm with tickets available to buy in advance through Eventbrite or on the gate.

Early bird tickets with a 30 per cent saving are available online until midday Friday, 23 August. These tickets are £8 for adults, £6 for concessions and £24 for a family ticket.

Ticket prices include show entry, children’s activities, car parking and an event programme. For more information and to buy tickets visit

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