We are incredibly excited to finally announce that we are working on something very special for BBC Countryfile Live!

BBC Countryfile Live embodies all the very best bits of the television show – it’s a great day out for anyone who loves the countryside, and promises good outdoor fun, great food and priceless family time. This year, for the very first time, Countryfile Live is coming North, and will be set in the beautiful rolling parkland of Castle Howard.

The Rural Business Group is proud to be working on O2’s exciting new initiative ‘The O2 Rural Business Theatre’, at Castle Howard. Alongside O2 and SME London, the team behind BBC Countryfile Live, we are curating a dynamic and varied theatre programme.

As you know, we are incredibly passionate about promoting rural businesses, as well as raising awareness of the challenges we face. We hope The O2 Rural Business Theatre will be a  wonderful platform to share some inspirational stories of rural business owners, as well as offering practical business advice and addressing important issues, from risk management to a rural strategy.

We plan to put on a wide range of informative and engaging sessions (and with Jemma and Anna involved, you know they’ll be entertaining!), and aim to present the rural sector and its challenges is a fun and accessible way. You should even see quite a few familiar faces pop up, both from Countryfile, and our past winners and entrants. 

So we hope to see you there, it’s guaranteed to be the best day out this summer!

Countryfile Live will be held at Castle Howard between 15th and 18th August. You can purchase your tickets here.