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Re: Want to win tickets to Countryfile Live?

Sunday Blenheim.  Would love to take my mum we have had a very bad few years after loosing my dad and my neice of 25 having cancer.  She would love the theatre and all the stalls. It would be great to escape for a few hours as money is tight.  It would make her extremely happy (and me!)

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Re: Want to win tickets to Countryfile Live?

Would love to attend Countryfile for the first time ever with my wife, we have missed out on free tickets in previous years and would love to go, the event looks amazing ! We live nearby and tomorrow is my birthday so it would be great if i was lucky enough to win ! Blenheim palace either tomorrow or Saturday Smiley Happy would love to attend this great event
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Re: Want to win tickets to Countryfile Live?

Just realised it’s only Saturday or Sunday to win - silly me ! Saturday would be great !
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Re: Want to win tickets to Countryfile Live?

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I would love to take my niece and nephew off my older sister and give her some respite, and take my mum for a wonderful day out, spent with her grandkids too! Smiley Very Happy

 

Blenhiem would be my preference.

Friday if it were available - Saturday if not!

 

Thanks O2 Smiley Happy

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Re: Want to win tickets to Countryfile Live?

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This competition is now closed! We'll select the winners at random and contact them via private message to let them know and confirm attendance. We'll update the thread with the winners once everyone has accepted. wink

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Re: Want to win tickets to Countryfile Live?

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Re: Want to win tickets to Countryfile Live?

Good luck to all who entered...
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Re: Want to win tickets to Countryfile Live?

Thanks to the lovely community team, this weekend we went here (sorry for the random people in front of the sign - my wife said I had to...):

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It was warm. Too warm if I am honest, and so we didn't get all the way round - it is MASSIVE and it was really good.

 

Driving up to the actual show, hosted in the lovely grounds of Blenheim Palace, we got treated to a lovely view of the main "house" and the bridge leading up to it (apologies for the quality - these were taken in the car while queued up!)

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One of the first things we found was the lovely o2 stand where I got beat at the online safety quiz (I was taking it easy, honest!), then won a goody bag and chocolate bar and finally had a much needed ice cream...

 

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Walking further down we found the Woodland Trust, where we (well, the random child that we followed round all day **) built a mini bug hotel and got given a couple of trees to plant in our back garden (that I managed to not take a picture of...). 

 

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**Not random at all, in fact is my daughter/monster (delete according to behaviour).

 

She also managed to sneak into a nest and look after some eggs for a little while...

 

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We then took a stroll through the wildlife section, and had a chat with the people at the butterfly conservation stand, the BTO (British Trust for Ornithology) and Hugh Warwick about HedgeOx and helping our Hedgehogs.

 

Crossing over a very wobbly bridge, and annoying some people pretending to fish, we walked through the farming section and saw (in no particular order) some baby chickens, helped feed a calf some milk, stroked a piglet and held a chicken.

 

 

We had a ride on a ferris wheel and took the next few pictures to show the size of the event:

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After getting our land legs back, we had a quick walk through the food section which smelt and looked delicious.

 

Shortly after this we decided we had covered enough ground and slowly made our way back to the car.

 

Did we see everything there? No.

Could you see everything in one day? Unless you went round very quickly and didn't stop at any stalls then maybe - but what would the point of that be?

 

If I am honest you could easily spend 2 days here and you still wouldn't see everything!

 

Other points to note: the show had an app that (it seems) o2 helped to create and power that was really useful to see where you were on the site and what was coming up. My only criticisms would be that pressing back does not get you out of the app, and the map page is not interactive (you have to open the menu then select either stalls or events to see what is happening).

All of the people we talked to at each of the stalls was very nice and couldn't be more friendly or helpful. They put up with a very enthusiastic 7 year old telling them all she knew about whatever topic their stand was about and being very excited about it all.

The site was very clean and you can tell everyone there was making sure to look after it - there was no rubbish being dropped, people were putting any rubbish into a bin or recycling point and clearing up after themselves.

Dogs were everywhere, as were the water points for them. One of the best things we saw was a spaniel deciding he wanted a dip in the water trough instead of a drink and having a lie down! Did this cause any problems for others? Possibly. Did anyone get upset about it? Not at all.

We also saw lots of people with the buggy/cart things, carrying picnics, show merch or children and older dogs so that they didn't miss out! Again everyone was very understanding and did not get upset that people had these with them - the atmosphere was fantastic all day.

 

Would we go again? Without a doubt!

 

So thanks again to o2 for the opportunity to go, and I hope that anyone that got tickets enjoyed it and for those going to the Castle Howard have a great time too! (Make sure you take plenty of drinks and either a picnic or remortgage your house before going - the food is not cheap!)

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Re: Want to win tickets to Countryfile Live?

It looks like a lot of fun @gmarkj, thanks for all the photos and details on how the day went! It seems your daughter had an especially great time, love the nest picture laughing chicken

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Re: Want to win tickets to Countryfile Live?

It all sounds absolutely brilliant @gmarkj.

Thanks for posting pictures.  I had no idea it would be that big. wink

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