A whole range of exciting and educational activities and events are being planned for the Royal Norfolk Show 2017.

We are delighted to be able to offer schools free tickets to make the most of this unique educational opportunity. The Royal Norfolk Show provides young people with the chance to engage with a large variety of activities and events around the topic of food, farming and the countryside. This year we will also be continuing to build on the STEM theme introduced at last year’s show.

What is on offer for schools?

There is a whole range of things to do at the show for all ages, a few have been highlighted below:

Discovery Zone
Discover a range of exciting activities including science experiences and agricultural exhibitions. Highlights from 2016 included the Institute of Physics, Master Composters and interactive displays by Easton & Otley College. There are also opportunities to engage with various educational and inspirational guest speakers, including scientists, poets and farmers.

Mr Mawkin’s Farm
Mr Mawkin, the friendly scarecrow, will be at the Royal Norfolk Show 2017 with his farm full of animals including sheep, pigs, donkeys, goats and turkeys. This exhibit provides children with the opportunity to get close and learn about the many diverse breeds from all corners of Great Britain and beyond with the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.

Adventure Sheets
Redeveloped and improved for 2017, the Adventure Sheets provide pupils with a more focused learning experience for their day at the show. Available for all pupils from Key Stages 1-3, the Adventure Sheets also provide updated links to the National Curriculum. (These we be available to download soon!)

Careers Workshops
In partnership with Easton and Otley College and new for 2017 the Careers Workshops will provide students in Key Stage 3 and above to engage with land based careers and find out more about possible career paths, talk to industry professionals who will be available to share their own experiences.

With new and improved competitions this year there is plenty for all ages to get involved with in the run up to the show:

  • News Report Competition
  • Art Competition
  • The Nutrition Kitchen Cookery Competition