Royal Norfolk Show

Every year the Food & Farming Discovery Trust works the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association to offer school parties the chance to visit the Royal Norfolk Show for free. In addition to this the FFDT coordinates the educational offering at the show including the Discovery Zone.

The Discovery Zone is an exciting educational area focusing on hands on activities linked to the National Curriculum. The Discovery Zone is aimed at young people of all ages. Activities will include, meeting animals in our Dairy, exploring our man made beach, reaching new heights on our climbing wall and getting hands on with the science behind farming. We are also lucky to have Easton & Otley College and Norfolk Young Farmers supporting us by running hands on activities.

Competitions at the Royal Norfolk Show


Food, Farming and Countryside Challenge 

This is an exciting opportunity for shows to showcase the learning that has been happening in their school. Each school is given the use of a wheelbarrow and two A3 signs to showcase

their entry for the competition. The children who have worked on the project will have up to 10 minutes with the judges to talk them through their entry.

All entries will be displayed at the Royal Norfolk Show on 26th and 27th June 2019 with judging taking place on Wednesday 26th in the morning and prize giving in the afternoon.

Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Enthusiasm, enjoyment and involvement of the children
  • Harvesting and use of edible crops


Schools Art Competition

The Food and Farming Discovery Trust are delighted to invite school children from Key Stage 1 right up to Key Stage 4 to enter this years Schools Art competition.

We ask pupils to submit their entries in any medium. Due to display space, we ask that entries are no larger than A3 where possible. There’s is no limit to the number of entries per school.


The winning entries will be on display at the Royal Norfolk Show on 26 and 27 June 2019 and the prize giving will take place on Thursday 27 June.