Discovery Zone

Family Area

Discovery Zone

We are making some changes to the Show this year. In light of current circumstances, the Discovery Zone will be reconfigured to safely allow for social distancing. Displays and demonstrations will replace some ‘hands-on’ activities and there will be no touching of animals. In some exhibitor spaces, one-way systems and limited capacity will be in place for the best experience. Please be patient, follow social distancing rules and allow for queuing during busy times.

The Discovery Zone at the Great Yorkshire Show provides a wealth of fun 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, try your hand at willow weaving and marvel at a display of birds of prey.

Be Entertained

Be transformed into your favourite animal by our face painters, visit the fairy’s flower garden 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

Make your very own sausage roll, try your hand at a traditional countryside craft and see how Yorkshire’s famed dry stone walls are expertly put together.

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.