At Country Living we champion craftspeople and small businesses and that's what the Spring Fair is all about. We have fabrics, furnishings, accessories and more, all from hand-picked makers. See here for our Meet the Maker page to read about some of the wonderful talents you'll discover at the Fair, or visit our Sneak Peek page and see a selection of the products that will be available to buy. You might also be interested in visiting our Newcomers Market page to discover some of our brand new exhibitors.
Alongside shopping there are plenty of features to add to your day out. Visit our brand new Country Living Theatre for panel discussions and lifestyle tips from prominent figures and contributors to the magazine; try everything from block printing to chocolate making in our Craft & Create Rooms or be wowed by our glorious ‘glamping’ inspired garden- complete with vintage VW camper van. And if you're looking to relax, why not book lunch in the brand new Country Living Restaurant, or enjoy a glass of fizz in our champagne lounge.
So come along, enjoy a colourful day out that will lift your spirits after winter, meet our makers and pick up inspiring ideas for simple country style.
The sun is shining, the straw hats are on and the Wimbledon tennis championships is serving up the perfect excuse to indulge in the country’s favourite fruit, British strawberries, which are bigger and sweeter this year thanks to new growing methods and successful harvesting through the winter months. A warm spring with cool nights has […]
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A refreshing blackcurrant cordial is just the ticket in this sultry weather. Check out local pick-your-own farms or farm shops to get the best price for blackcurrants – they’ll be considerably cheaper per kilo than the tiny boxes sold in supermarkets. I also like to serve the cordial topped up with Prosecco for a sparkling aperitif. Citric acid is […]
As summer temperatures continue to soar, Britain’s fascinating collection of traditional lidos provide the perfect place for a relaxing outdoor dip. The majority of these British lidos were built in the 1930s – many have sadly been closed and erased from the landscape over the years but those left have largely retained their magnificent Art […]
Serve this vibrantly coloured sweet blueberry and bay curd with scones or use as a filling for Victoria sponge cake. Preparation: 15 minutes Cooking: 35 minutes Makes about 600g Ingredients 225g blueberries 2 large bay leaves 50g unsalted butter 225g caster sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 medium eggs, beaten Method 1. Put the blueberries […]
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