COUNTRYSIDERS

We have 27 clubs across Norfolk, come and join the fun today!

Fun, Learning, Achievement
Course Information

Click here to view our 'Welcome to Countrysiders' PDF

YFC Agri-Learning Packs

Click here for the Agricultural Engineering course book form

Beginners Tractor Driving

 

£90.00

Courses in October, February and Easter holidays.

2 day course at Easton College 

For Countrysider members aged 13+

Course subsidised from £155.00 to just £90.00 for Countrysider members!

 

Agricultural Engineering

£70.00

Course in Easter holidays.

One day course at Easton College 

For Countrysider members aged 12+

 

 

Dairy & Calf Handling

£65.00

Course in February.

One day course with opportunities to train and compete at a Calf Show!

For Countrysider members aged 12+

Lambing 

£65.00

Saturday daytime course.

One day course at Easton & Otley College (Easton Campus)

For Countrysider members aged 12+

*Note the course date may be subject to change depending on livestock available.

Created by the Seniors of Norfolk YFC to help parents of those home schooling, download each pack below! 

Once you have completed please email the office or ask your Countrysider Club Leader for the answers! 

Each pack will have different subjects and will be available weekly! 

Click here for a tractor driving course booking form

Click here for the Lambing and Sheep Care course booking form

Click here for the Dairy and Calf handling course booking form

To find out information about your closest club, click on the links below: 

Click here for a polo shirt order form

Acle

Meet at Fleggburgh Village Hall, NR29 3AG

Club Leader; Tracey Matthews      07557 687261

 

Fortnightly on Thursdays 7.00pm – 8.30pm

 

The best thing about being a Countrysider is…

“…the good friends I have made and the fun activities we do.” Esther Anderson, Acle Countrysiders

Attleborough

Meet at Great Ellingham Recreation Hall, NR17 1HY

Club Leader; Alison Chapman     07748 760355 

 

Fortnightly on Tuesday’s 7.00 pm – 8.30 pm

 

The best thing about Countrysiders is…

“…having fun with friends, entering competitions and having great meetings like painting, pumpkin carving and dodgeball, we love playing dodgeball!” Attleborough Countrysiders

Aylsham

Meet at Hevingham Village Hall, NR10 5NL

 

Fortnightly on Thursdays at 7.00pm – 8-30pm

 

The best thing about Countrysiders is…

“…it’s great to socialise and meet new people; go on interesting outings, from farms to bowling. Every year there is an amazing Rally where we compete against other clubs. There is a mock farm auction, stock-judging and lots of other events happening throughout the countrysider year and it’s a place where you can do things you wouldn’t normally get to do.” Lucy Cletheroe, aged 12, Aylsham Countrysiders

Dereham

Club Leader; Becky Holliday     07518 822206 

 

Fortnightly on Mondays, 7.00pm – 8.30pm

 

'My name is Matthew and l am a member of  Dereham Countrysiders. I joined over two 

years ago and I have had a terrific time, we meet up every two weeks and there is always a new experience and fun to be had.
 My best memories are when we went camping last year at Westacre.After putting up my tent it was straight off to a fish farm to see the fish being bred. We also saw a deere being skinned and gutted. The out door food was great  as it was cooked

over the camp fire. We also made habitats for kingfishers. 

     I also learnt how to build a bridge which was really useful as recently when I was out for a walk with my sister my Bridge building skill  was put to good use to cross a deep ditch and take a short cut home. 

Another great meeting we had was to go sheep judging so now I can tell which lamb has the best meat on it. We nearly always finish of our meetings with a ball game.

   I would recommend Countrysiders to any children as it much better than sitting in front of a screen' 

Diss

Meet at Burston Pavilion, by kind permission of BOCM Paul

Club Leader; Claire Matthews     07778 703010 

 

Fortnightly on Mondays, 7.00pm – 8.30pm

 

'I enjoy going to Countysiders as I go with my best mate and we have fun. The things I have enjoyed most were the tubing in Norwich and the 2 day tractor driving course at Easton college. The tubing was so much fun, sliding down a massive slope really fast. I really enjoyed the tractor course as I liked learning about how to look after tractors, safety around tractors and what they are used for.  Mostly I enjoyed driving them and it was great to get a certificate at the end of it. 

I am looking forward to going back to meetings when we're allowed to as usually they have lots of different activities for us. One week we could take our pets to a meeting, there was dogs and cats.

The thing I'm looking forward to most is the Tractor Engineer course that we will hopefully be able to do later this year' 

Jacob - Diss Countrysiders 

Downham Market

Meet at the Community Centre, Howdale Road, Downham Market. PE38 9AH

Club Leader; Carolyn Allsebrook     07787 117148 

 

Fortnightly on Tuesdays at 7.00pm – 8.30pm

 

The best thing about Countrysiders is…

“Countrysiders brings people together to make friends.” Lucy Dent, aged 10, Downham Market Countrysiders

 

Fakenham

Meet at Colkirk Village Hall, Fakenham, NR21 7NR

Club Leader; Becky Hunt       07876 133873
 

Fortnightly on Wednesday's, 7.00pm - 8.30pm

 

The best thing about Countrysiders is…
“…being able to easily make great new friends and try activities in a fun environment.” Ellie, Fakenham Countrysiders. 

Harleston

Meet at Harleston YFC Clubhouse, Spirketts Lane, Harleston

Club Leader; Helen Reeve     07795 327011

 

Fortnightly on Tuesdays, 7.00pm – 8.30pm

 

The best thing about Countrysiders is…

“…always having your wellies at the ready – snow or no snow – and being able to meet so many great people.” Harleston Countrysiders

Loddon

Meet at The Hollies, 10 High Street, NR14 6AH

Club Leader ; Lucy Stowell      07960 739745
 

Fortnightly on Wednesday's, 7.00pm - 8.30pm

"There are so many reasons why we love Countrysiders. It's like a second family and allows you to make friends for life who are non-judgemental and genuinely caring that allow you to be yourself. Countryside's helps our confidence with things such as public speaking and meeting new people. There are so many opportunities with competitions ranging from Norfolk to National events and amazing campouts that help you make new friends from different clubs. It becomes a way of life with many of our family members and friends being a part of the organisation. But most of all, everyone is always up for a laugh and its an amazing organisation to be a part of." 

Written by Team Lucy (Lucy Harvey and Lucy Barmy)  

North Elmham

Meet at North Elmham War Memorial Institute Hall (Near the Church) NR20 5JS

Club Leader; Katherine Day       07960 377747

Fortnightly on Tuesdays, 7.00pm – 8.30pm

 

The best thing about Countrysiders is…

“…being able to have fun with all my friends on a Tuesday evening and do the things I would never have had  a chance to do if I wasn’t a Countrysider. I love to give new things a go.” Taylor Stankowski, aged 12, North Elmham Countrysiders.

North Walsham

Meet at The Community Centre, New Road, NR28 9DE
 

Fortnightly on Thursday's, 7.00pm - 8.30pm

'I really enjoy being a Countrysider because of all of the fun meetings and activities we do. I enjoyed going to see the lambs last year in spring and I loved making pancakes this year for Pancake day. One of my favourite meetings was when we went to Mundesley beach a couple of years ago. We had fish and chips and we played lots of fun games. We visit farms quite often and I love to see all of the animals and go for walks.   We do a wide range of things such as sport, mock stock judging, crafts and more. I think Countrysiders is a great way to meet new friends and learn new skills while having fun at the same time.' Imogen Honey 
 

 

Reepham

Meet at Stimson’s Piece, Reepham, NR10 4QS

Club Leader; Moira Harrison     07590 503120

 

Fortnightly on Wednesday's, 7.00pm - 8.30pm

 

'About this time last year my friend Marcella invited me to come to countrysiders, I thought I would try it. Not sure what to expect I went along with her and when I arrived I had the nicest greeting, everyone was having so much fun, I was asked to come join in with everyone and i felt so welcomed. 

Some of my favourite memories are when I at the Norfolk show when we got to be part of the parade in the grand ring it was so exciting and such an amazing experience, when we were preparing for the neon disco and we were decorating our tops, It was so cool seeing them glow in the UV light or when we brought our pets in. 

I love countrysiders because every meeting is different and fun,I have made so many new friends, It has also taught me new skills and always makes me feel good on a bad day.

I cant wait for our next meeting and hope were back soon.' 

Orla - Reepham countrysiders

Swaffham

Meet at Great Dunham Village Hall PE32 2LJ 

Club Leader; Moira Harrison   07590 503120 

 

Every other Wednesday at 7pm

'Swaffham is a hands-on club where you chose your activities from indoor hockey to going out bowling. You even get to run your club at the mini meeting where you would view the finances of the club, see what we are doing at the next meeting and chose what competitions you want to enter. 

Some of the most notable activities I have done at Countrysiders was playing golf, tubing, trampling and even going in the main ring at the Royal Norfolk show to celebrate 150 years of Young Farmers (the seniors) in a parade. 

Sometimes the seniors organise group activities such as the tubing. Which is always great fun as we get to get away from the indoors.  

Sadly, we can't always get outdoors but we can also have great fun indoors with games like hockey or even visitors; suck as the EAAA who taught use cpr and the national horse sanctuary.' Maxwell Eagle    

Terrington

Meet at Jephson Hall, Walpole Cross Keys, PE34 4HE

Club Leader; Moira Harrison    07590 503120 

 

Fortnightly on Mondays, 7.00pm – 8.30pm

 

The best thing about Countrysiders is…

“…meeting new people, particularly people from across the count that I wouldn’t have otherwise got to meet.” Emma Collison, aged 14, Terrington Countrysiders

Wymondham

Meet at Catholic Hall, opposite the Bridewell Museum, Wymondham, NR18 0NS

Club Leader; Mark Holmes     07484 651881

 

Fortnightly on Tuesdays, 7.00pm – 8.30pm

 

The best thing about Countrysiders is…

“…the people you meet and the friends you make at the campout and through your club and others. Oh and you can’t beat a ‘sticky moments’ meeting, its always good fun!” Ewan Holmes, aged 11, Wymondham Countrysiders

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