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Education Activities

As part of its charitable work, the Yorkshire Agricultural Society works to educate others about Food, Farming and the countryside.

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One of the Society’s aims is to show young people where their food comes from and to educate them about rural life. We bring young people to the showground and introduce them to all aspects of the environment, through a series of events, workshops and initiatives. More information can be found in our annual newsletter, Muddy Matters (Autumn 2018)

Events for School Groups

Supporting Schools and Teaching Staff

Courses for Primary School Staff cover a wide variety of subjects which are focussed on outdoor learning. A new course booklet is released every term.

School Visits to the showground are available where you can use our facilities as an Outdoor Classroom including ponds, woodland, orchard and a classroom pavilion.

Grants for Schools offering small grants to schools for projects which meet our charitable objectives. If your school has an outdoor area or growing garden you would like to develop or if you are planning a visit to a farm, for example, take a look at our grant application process. We may be able to help with your project by offering a small grant towards the cost. 

Education at our Annual Shows

Springtime Live is aimed at younger children and takes place in early spring.  An event for all the family, there are lots of attractions, animals and activities.  Another fun way to learn.

The Discovery Zone at the Great Yorkshire Show is a great success. Its aim is to let young people learn about rural life while enjoying themselves. It is very easy to find your way around and there are plenty of interactive workshops for children to use. From sausage making to falconry, the event showcases food, farming, countryside, rural crafts and healthy living. We offer discounted tickets for schools groups.

Countryside Live is held in October and includes a fantastic ‘Create & Explore’ area for the children to experience many hands-on activities from felt-making to wax candle creations, bread making, willow-weaving and more, the children will be entertained all day long! This event has become a family show for people of all backgrounds to learn about rural life while enjoying themselves. 

Resources, Farm Visits & School Workshops




Countryside Classroom helps teachers to find resources, places to visit and school support relating to the themes of food, farming and the natural environment. The site contains a range of quality assured educational content from hundreds of contributors.

For further information about our educational events, please contact Kate Kirby, Charitable Activities Co-ordinator / 01423 546283

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