School Group Bookings

We welcome school groups and, with so much to see and do, we recommend allowing a whole day for a visit.

The Devon County Show is one of the South West’s most iconic annual events. It’s a giant celebration of farming, food and country life, showcasing award-winning livestock, the finest food and drink and rural living at its most vibrant.

Pre-schools and primary schools will get a lot out of a visit to The Children's Farm, supported by Farm Wise Devon.  Youngsters will be invited to roll up their sleeves and get stuck into making butter and bread dough, milling wheat for flour, pressing apple juice and planting seeds. They will see calves being fed, cows being milked, chicks hatching, egg grading, bread baking, pigs feeding, tree climbing demonstrations, scarecrow competition entries and much more!  Click here for Farmwise scarecrow competition information.

Schools are invited to take part in our Junior Crafts and Garden Competitions and see their entries displayed at the County Show; from vegetable princesses to painted Devon rocks and seed art. Click here for Crafts & Gardens Competition Information.

Secondary schools can use a visit to provide activities to link up with the curriculum. Please contact us for more information. The under 16s will have plenty of opportunity to find out more about land-based education post-GCSE.

Benefits of group bookings:

  • Buy 10 tickets and get three tickets free
  • Free entry for one coach driver (per vehicle) and a complimentary £5 meal voucher
  • Free coach parking and dedicated drop-off point
  • Free shuttle bus for coach drivers to get to and from the showground
  • Transport subsidies available on a first come first served basis for schools arriving by coach, courtesy of Ashfords LLP and Devonshire Poultry. Please contact Emma Watson on 01392 353784 or [email protected] to discuss.

Dates: Thursday, May 17 to Saturday, May 19.

Venue: The showground is at Westpoint, Exeter EX5 1DJ just one mile from J30 of the M5.

Show opening times: Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 07.00 -18.30.

Admission prices:    Students: £6.25 

Additional teachers/ parent helpers above the 3 free allocation: £19.00

Children: 0-5yrs go free on Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Download a school group booking form by clicking here.