The Countryside Area is an enormously popular area of the Show. Come and see the work of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, RSPB and other countryside related organisations. Look out for the programme of ring activities which will include the highly popular pig racing, Dog and Duck show, Dog Agility show and large-bird displays. Elsewhere in the countryside experience try your hand at archery, fly fishing and canoeing. Come and see the best Farriers and Blacksmiths in action. Watch fascinating demonstrations of spoon making, coracle making, corn dollies, longbows, chairs, pole lathe turning, apple pressing and cider making.
Mid-Norfolk Gundog Club Feature
The Mid-Norfolk Gundog Club was formed twenty six years ago by a group of friends determined to improve the training, husbandry and breeding of working gundogs, as well as the expertise of handlers. The Club has been registered with the Kennel Club since 1990 as a General Canine Society and is authorised to hold Gundog Working Tests (GWT) and Field Trials (FT). The club will be conducting demonstrations in the Countryside Ring at the royal Norfolk Show.
Working with the Broads Authority, the Village will reflect the importance of the Broads to the industries, culture and landscape in Norfolk. As Britain’s largest protected wetland, it is a unique destination with many organisations involved in its promotion and protection. The Village, centred on a landscaped lake, also aims to promote what the Broads has to offer everyone, not only tourists but boaters, families, landowners and school children.
The central Broads village activity is the ‘breathing space’ tepee which supports the Show’s wellbeing theme. The title references a Ted Ellis quote who called the Broads a “breathing space for the cure of souls” and now used as the tagline for National Parks UK. This will be a place for people to sit down and immerse themselves in the relaxing sights and sounds of the Broads National Park.
Forestry and Wood Village
This area is a showcase for those who work in the forestry and wood sectors and will include arboriculturists, equipment demonstrations, tree surgery and woodland crafts. A new wood carving competition for local tree surgeons will be taking place on both days of the Show.
Countryside Area display Ring
Norfolk’s rich and varied tourism scene is neatly brought together at the Show’s own Tourism Village. Come and find out more about our tourist destinations and ideas for a day out from a range of exhibitors.
Visit our Crafts Village and find an inspiring collection of local artisan and craft products.
Norfolk Federation of WI
The Norfolk WI will be at the Show and warmly welcome you to visit their marquee for some refreshment. There will also be information about the WI in Norfolk and their campaigns which involve issues relating to farming, the countryside and rural communities.