The East of England Arena and Events Centre will be welcoming schoolchildren from across the region to Kids Country Food and Farming day today, July 1, an event organised by The East of England Agricultural Society for schools and children’s organisations.

Kids Country Food & Farming Day is an interactive learning event aiming to teach children where food comes from, and the importance of agriculture and the countryside. There will be over 100 interactive educators at the East of England Showground, building understanding in 3000+ schoolchildren aged between 4 and 14.

The children will be able to make bread rolls, sausages & mackerel pâté, press rapeseed for oil, and have a go at making veg art in the ‘Field to Farm’ area. They will be able to learn rural skills such as dry stone walling and hedge laying in our ‘Countryside Skills’ area, where they will also have a chance to explore our willow maze and learn about honeybees. The cattle sheds will be full of livestock, and there will be displays of sheep shearing, ferret racing, falconry and lots more. To top it off, there will be a fantastic display of farm machinery, with a live commentary explaining the work and inputs involved in growing and making food.

Head of events at East of England Arena, Pamela Newbould, welcomed the event back to the venue, saying, “It’s a huge pleasure to see so many delighted children at our venue for the seventh year of this wonderful event, learning about food and where it comes from – a hugely important topic.”