18th - 19th September


Meet The Animals


It wouldn’t be a country show without the chance to meet the animals from the countryside.  This year visitors will be able to meet creatures great and small from ferrets and dogs to horses and armadillos!  Plus don’t miss the chance to see our falcons in flight. 

*Animals subject to availability. All information correct at time of publication. Aztec Events reserves the right to amend or change activities due to unforeseen circumstances without prior notice.



Farmyard Favourites

We’re very excited to welcome Gemma’s Farm to this year’s National Country Show Live who will be bringing a whole range of furry friends for you to meet. With ponies, goats, sheep, turkeys, chickens, ferrets and giant rabbits, you can also meet guinea pigs, mice, rex rabbits, chicks, duckling and farm dogs – there’s an animal for everyone! Click here for more information.

Exotic Animal Encounter

This year you'll have the chance to meet incredible animals including Meerkat Mob (The Meeps), Nevaeh & Saffy the Skunks, Princess and Huff the Burmese pythons, Sirius the majestic Raven, Missy and Magoo the Mongooses, Vesper the Ural owl, Wilbur & Willow the Coatimundi, Ludo the Armadillo and many more.*

Equine Area

Saddle up and explore the Equine Area at The National Country Show Live. Come and meet a range of horses, enjoy carriage rides with stunning Heavy Horses and witness an incredible horse stunt show - the Equine Area isn’t to be missed.

Falcons in Flight

Turn your eye to the sky as Fens Falconry brings a range of birds along to the show for a stunning display. You can get up close and meet the birds as well as speak to the expert handlers on the day.


Bring your dog to the National Country Show Live where you can take part and win rosettes in our Fun Dog Shows, witness world class displays from the Conquest K9 Dog Display Team and get advice from dog training experts. Plus young handlers will be able to take part in a Young Handler Training and Obedience Test. Click here for more information.

Poultry & Duck Zone

Learn more about chickens and ducks from the experts at the Colchester Poultry Club at this year's show - you can even meet some of the birds too!

Hopefield Animal Sanctuary

This year we will be welcoming Hopefield Animal Sanctuary to the show, who will be telling you about the great work that the Brentwood based Sanctuary does as well as bringing some visitors along for you to meet including guinea pigs, a bearded dragon and more.*

Snakes and Reptiles

Get up close to snakes and reptiles and learn all about them from the Federation of British Herpetologists at this year's show.

Ferret Zone

Come to the Ferret Zone and meet the Essex Ferret Welfare Society who will be raising awareness and promoting welfare. There will be a whole range of ferrets that you'll be able to meet as you learn more about these popular animals.