Outdoor Themed Days at the Showground

When no shows are taking place on the showground, its a vast open but secure space where the Education Officer can arrange and lead a themed day tailored to the individual requirements of a school.

Themes on offer range from team building, orienteering, colour, senses, plants, minibeasts, natural/manmade etc. A typical day starts around 10am with warm up activities to get used to the space and break down inhibitions before moving on to focused tasks.

Around the middle of the day there would be a break for lunch before continuing again in the afternoon until around 2.30pm. The pupils bring a packed lunch and hot drinks are provided for adults.

If a wet day then use can be made of the Society building as a base although the outdoors would still be used for most of the practical activities. For any day a group of up to around 30 pupils can be accommodated but there is no limit to how many days a school can book, subject to the showground and building being free and the Education Officer being available.

These days are free of charge so if it sounds of interest, please contact Jan to discuss your preferred theme. Email education@newburyshowground.co.uk or call 01635 247111.


“Just a note to say thank you again for today. My daughter was buzzing with details of all the games and challenges she’d enjoyed.”

“Thanks for today. I didn’t really know what to expect or how it would pan out with my children. I have to say though, that I thought the day went really well and the children and I enjoyed ourselves. I think having the venue outside was what, personally, made it work for us” – Home Educators