Kids Country Food and Farming Day

The Kids Country Food and Farming Day will take place again next year for its fifth run, in Peterborough.

This year East of England’s Agricultural Society hosted its fourth Kids Country Food and Farming Day whereby around 5,000 children from across the region visited to take part in the educational celebration of food, farming and countryside. 

Next year’s event will take place on 30th June, which will mark its fifth year running.

The annual event aims to teach children where food comes from and the importance of agriculture and countryside.

The event will include numerous hands-on activities, demonstrations and talks from leading industry suppliers, competitions, and will offer pupils a better understanding of the farm to fork process.

The day will also incorporate elements of the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 curriculum.

This year’s event included displays from Billingsgate Seafood School, Weetabix, the British Dragonfly Society who were able to show the children a newly built dragonfly pond, celebrity chef Rachel Green, and a ‘Mad Scientist’.

Other exhibitors covered livestock, modern and vintage farm machinery, rural skills and cooking, whilst displays included working horses, gundogs and ferret displays, to name a few.

The 2017 event will showcase similar exhibitors and displays, but will offer a new line-up as well.

The event will be split up into a number of themes hosted in a series of zones including: sausage making and vegetable art in the exhibition hall; farm animals and displays in the livestock buildings; farm machinery by the Grandstand; and a country pursuits area.

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