Discovery Zone

Family Area

Discovery Zone

The Discovery Zone at the Great Yorkshire Show provides ‘hands-on’ interactive learning opportunities for all the family!  Find out more about food, farming and the countryside through fun, engaging experiences that will keep everyone entertained.


Meet newly hatched chicks, play in our Mini Fodder experience and visit the school garden to make your own seed strips to plant at home.


Make & Bake

Get stuck in and make your very own sausage roll and visit the butcher to see  what meat comes from where.

Be Entertained

Have-a-go at a variety of outdoor sports and see who will be crowned champions in our School Veg Box Competition. Be transformed into your favourite animal by our face painters or just relax with an ice cream on the hillside overlooking the showground.

All activities in the Discovery Zone are FREE as they are fully funded by The Yorkshire Agricultural Society as part of their charitable activities.

Get Creative

Try your hand at a variety of different countryside crafts and take your creations home with you; from willow weaving to building your own bird box. See what exciting things you can make out of recyclable objects around the house.

Gen Z

Designed especially for young adults Gen Z was our BRAND NEW, FREE addition to the Great Yorkshire Show 2019.

Visitors can expect to:

  • meet celebrity guests
  • bag some great free giveaways
  • be inspired whilst having fun
  • discover more about the latest technology used in agriculture
  • and lots more to be announced soon….

 All activities in Gen Z are funded by The Yorkshire Agricultural Society.