National Park helps support Children's Countryside Day

Northumberland National Park has announced a significant partnership with Glendale Agricultural Society with three years of support, a value of £12,500, to further grow the success of the Children's Countryside Day.

Wednesday, 16th May 2018, 09:58 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th May 2018, 10:00 am
Glen Sanderson, chairman of Northumberland National Park, awards first place in the flag competition to Eglingham First School at Children's Countryside Day.

This multi-award award-winning event is being held on Thursday, June 7, near Wooler, with more than 1,600 school children expected to attend.

The theme for 2018 is Living off the Land and will demonstrate to children how the area of Glendale, which is on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, is supported by the landscape surrounding it.

Rachael Tait, secretary of Glendale Agricultural Society, said: “The Glendale Agricultural Society is absolutely delighted to be in partnership with the Northumberland National Park Authority. The National Park has been a much-valued supporter of this event since its inception and are strong advocates of educating the next generation about the countryside.”

Tony Gates, chief executive of Northumberland National Park, added: “At Northumberland National Park, our commitment to engage young people with their landscape is stronger than ever and we are delighted to continue with our support for the Glendale Countryside Day.”

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He continued: “It is an important and very effective event for us to capture the interest and imagination of the region’s young people and stimulate the next generation of landscape enthusiasts.

“The day offers an unique way in which to introduce young people from a variety of backgrounds to the countryside and shows them the importance of this landscape, the enjoyment it provides and the key role farming plays in their day to day lives and compliment well the ambition we are delivering with our partners through The Sill project.

“For many children, the Children’s Countryside Day will be the first introduction to farming and country life for, and a highlight of their primary school education so I encourage all the children, and parents that attend, to really participate in the activities on offer, engage with the exhibitors and benefit from the wealth of information and knowledge at this tremendous event.”

Further information about Glendale Agricultural Society and the Children’s Countryside Day can be found on