Passionate about educating future generations about all aspects of farming, food and the countryside

We are dedicated to ensuring children understand where food comes from and how it’s produced, which in turn encourages healthy eating. We also promote learning outside of the classroom which provides the opportunity to be active and connect with nature. We offer a range of year-round educational events, shows and courses which you can find more about below.


Countryside Days Video Highlights

To get a flavour of what we do take a look at the video highlights of our Countryside Days event, open to KS2 pupils from schools across Yorkshire.


We support teachers and schools across Yorkshire through a variety of means. Take a look below at the free training courses we offer, apply for a grant for your school or get ideas for lesson planning through the resource links.

Primary Schools

We hold a number of events each year specifically for primary schools, along with competitions and discounted entry to the Great Yorkshire Show. Find out more below about what is happening this year.

Secondary Schools

We are committed to showcasing opportunities and careers in rural industries to the next generation. Take a look at the events below which offer first-hand experiences and the chance to meet professionals already in the industry.

Work with us

If you are interested in helping or working at our educational events, please click below to discover all the opportunities that are available.

For further information please contact Kate Kirby, Charitable Activities Coordinator, on 01423 546283 or email

Education Blog

National Farming Competition Connects Teenagers with Farming and Food Production

The Food, Farming and Environment competition, managed by leading education charity, LEAF Education, saw teenagers from six schools from across the UK, take part in a broad range of activities designed to give them hands-on experience and an insight into the science and technology used in farming including milking cows, tractor driving and auto-steer, sheep […]

Discovery Zone 2019

Discovery Zone 2019 Highlights This year the Discovery Zone was a hive of activity for families and school groups at the Great Yorkshire Show. From milling grain, making bread, sausages, and muffins to using wool to felt, weave, and spin children were entertained for hours. Children learnt about engineering and technology by understanding how hydraulics […]


THE NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP SHOW 2019 Tuesday 8th – Wednesday 9th October 2019   For the second year running, The Yorkshire Agricultural Society is delighted to offer a targeted LAND BASED area at the National Apprenticeship Show. Allowing farming and related industries to showcase what fantastic career options are available within the sector. Do you have […]

Fun for all in the family area at the Great Yorkshire Show

Fun for all at the Great Yorkshire Show in the family area, comprising of the Discovery Zone, Gen Z, and the outdoor sports area. Discovery Zone Come along and get hands-on with new ways to learn about the countryside at the Great Yorkshire Show family area 2019. Meet some newly hatched chicks, find out how […]

What’s on in the Discovery Zone at the Great Yorkshire Show

Discovery Zone The educational team at the Yorkshire Agricultural Society is busy beavering away to produce an exciting, fun and educational area at this year’s Great Yorkshire Show 9 – 11 July 2019 to celebrate all things Farming, Food, and the Countryside. The Discovery Zone at The Great Yorkshire show 2019 is aimed to provide […]

Teachers courses underway for Summer term

Free teacher courses underway as teachers from across Yorkshire joined us today for our first course of the Summer Term; A Different Perspective Exploring ideas for nature discovery activities using all of the senses to take back to school. Involving listening games, soaking up the sounds around theme. ‘Walking up in the tree canopy’ using […]

Sellout Springtime Live a Storming Success

Springtime Live the sell-out event which celebrated farming, food and the countryside. Thousands of visitors flocked to The Yorkshire Agricultural Society’s annual educational family spring show Springtime Live. More than 4,000 visitors of all ages enjoyed a feast of activities and live entertainment. Including Mr Bloom from CBeebies and a live link up to farms […]

Rethink Food

As seen on the One show! We recently met with the faces behind an exciting organisation who have similar aims to ourselves, called Rethink Food. This is what they had to say: “Our mission is to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for children, young people and communities by changing the way we think about food […]

Vegetable Box Competition 2019

Healthy eating and highlighting the field to fork journey is an important message for the Yorkshire Agricultural Society and promoting this to the next generation is vital. One of the ways we do this is to run a Vegetable Box competition every year, with the finals judged and the winner announced at the Great Yorkshire […]

Training Courses for Teachers – Spring 2019

Our training courses for teachers this Spring have been extremely well received with lots of great ideas shared to take back to the classroom. We have seen the return of the ever popular ‘Muddy Maths’ and ‘Developing your Outdoor Space for Learning’ in addition to a new course all about habitats. The aptly named ‘Creature […]

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