Schools Day Out

Schools Day Out 2018-08-13T03:54:57+00:00

Check out the Schools Day Out website for more information, or register your interest below.


With the Schools Day Out programme children can experience the following:

  • A specially designed Schools Farm Walk, which includes special activities in the concourse, the visit to the Farmyard, and key highlights of the wider A&P Show, including seeing the larger animals
  • A Kids Activity Book is provided to each child, focusing on each livestock section featured at the show and will include a mix of interactive and educational activities.
  • The milkable model cow will be on display and working. She will have a new name by show day and be painted in the winner’s colours from the Colouring Competition.

Our Goal is:

  • For all children who visit to rural/ lifestyle farming, allowing them to live and breath life on the farm with access to real animals, various demonstrations, tours through the animal pens and a chance to talk to farmers about what they do. While having a fun, engaging, and educational time.

We thank everyone for the time and effort put in to making this day special, especially Dave Wilson and volunteers for running the Farmyard and Tash McGowan who runs the School Days Out Programme.


In the main Events Centre building the children will again be able to experience hand weaving and french knitting on large barrels as well as view Educational Trade Stalls, Poultry and Bird displays including hatching chickens in a portable incubator, alpacas, sheep and cattle in their bedding shed being prepared for showing.

Colouring Competition 2017

The annual “cow colouring and naming competition” was on again in 2017 and was well supported. Thank you to all those who competed. We look forward to receiving even more entries in 2018.

The 2017 overall winning cow was won by Lara Jo Skinner who gave her cow the name of Luna.

Congratulations to you all!

Fantastic prizes were sponsored by Resene Paints for all sections.

Colouring Competition

Download Colouring Competition nearer time.