Children's Countryside Day

The 18th Children's Countryside Day - Thursday 6th June 2024

Established in 2004, this year marks the 18th Children’s Day, and we are proud that it continues to be recognised as one of the foremost rural educational events in the UK. This one-day interactive educational event reinforces the objectives of the Society, aiming to give children of all abilities aged between 5 and 11 years from Northumberland and Tyne and Wear first-hand experience of rural life. 

The CCD celebrates our local heritage and culture; engages the local community and showcases the rural diversification of the Glendale area. Through knowledge sharing between exhibitors and children, we explain where food comes from and how it is produced, with an emphasis on giving a wider understanding of the countryside, the environment and the people who work in the rural economy. Agriculture and rural industries are the essence of the Glendale community and of wider Northumberland. 

With an average of 1600 school children attending CCD each year, around 27,000 children have participated in the event to date.

Our thanks go to Lilburn Estates Farming Partnership for allowing us to use the Showfield for the Children's Countryside Day. We are also extremely grateful to the following businesses and individuals for their generous financial support in 2024.

  • Lilburn Estates Farming Partnership
  • Linhope Estate
  • Northumberland Estates
  • The Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust
  • Lowick Hall Estates
  • Northumberland Freemasons
  • Etal Manor Riding School
  • The Joicey Trust
  • Lazy Grace
  • The Carr-Ellison Charitable Trust
  • The Godman Charitable Company
  • J S & E C Rymer Charitable Trust
  • Penmar Farming Limited
  • Nigel Vinson Charitable Trust
  • Sir John Sumner's Trust
  • Northumberland County Council- Cllr Mark Mather
  • Well, Hung & Tender
  • Pallinsburn Estates
  • Northern  Game Feeds
  • Coldstream Sporting Ltd
  • Alnwick Farming & Property Consultants
  • Johnson's Oils
  • NE Fire
  • The COOP, Wooler
  • Budgens Store, Wooler
  • Ann Matthewson
  • Lowick Village Shop
  • Glendale Engineering
  • ED & MA Redpath's & Sons
  • The Essential Food Company
  • Christine Andrews

We are also extremely thankful for all the support from all the local businesses and volunteers, who kindly help on the day.

Please note this is a closed event, which takes place at the Glendale Showfield and is not open to the public.

Please contact if you would like to get involved.