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Looking for a gift idea for Father's Day (it's less than a month away)? Why not treat him to a gift membership. Whether your Dad is passionate about the countryside, loves wildlife, enjoys great British food or likes to read about the latest cutting-edge machinery, Countryside gift membership is the perfect choice.

In addition to having the 132-page Countryside magazine delivered to his door every month, he will be able to enjoy a range of member benefits, savings and services including discounts on plants, holidays and show tickets that will help him make the most of the ​​​​​British countryside.

Buy your Dad a gift membership today and we'll send both you and him a copy of our fabulous NFU Countryside Kitchen recipe book, worth £15.95. Click here to find out more.

Dumping rubbish in the countryside is a problem that appears to be on the rise.
Fly-tipping not only looks ugly, it also often costs farmers thousands of pounds to clear it up. Warwickshire farmer Charlie Beaty talks about the impact this and other rural crimes are having on the farming community.

Longer days and warmer weather (hopefully) means there is lots to do in the garden. From edibles to ornamentals, Pippa Greenwood gives some great advice on what to do in your garden in May and urges all of us to take time out and indulge in some much-needed garden therapy. Click here for more.

Now that we can visit people at home, why not make some delicious cakes to take round to friends and family. These spiced carrot and honey cupcakes are quick and easy to bake and are a hug on a plate, sure to bring smiles all-round. For this recipe and other tasty bakes, click here.

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Countryside offers a variety of ways you can back British farming by cooking and eating with British ingredients: from shopping guides to recipes and our Seasonal Guide to British Fruit and Veg, we've got eating seasonally covered. Click here to find out how to make the most of seasonal food.

Quiz challenge

Try your hand at our fun countryside quiz. Click here for the answers

1. How many national parks does England have?

2. The Suffolk coastline is famous for which gemstone?

3. What is the collective noun used for a group of grasshoppers?

4. ‘Yukon Gold’ and ‘Russian Banana’ are both varieties of which foodstuff?

5. Which number on the pH scale would indicate a neutral substance?

6. Where are the only naturally-occurring hot springs in England?

Member competitions

Countryside members have the chance to win a tour, tasting and lunch at the charming Cotswolds Distillery, plus, there's tea for two at home from artisan jam and preserve maker Cherry Tree, luxury recycled notebooks and British wool mattress covers to win. Take a look at all of our member competitions here.

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Game Fair ticket offer

The Game Fair returns in 2021, taking place in the familiar surroundings of Ragley Hall, Warwickshire, from 23-25 July. From clay shooting, rural crafts, food and fishing, to archery, gardens, dogs and horses, it will be
a great three-day festival this summer.
Find out how members can save £10 on
the gate price.

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