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What is Living Land?

Living Land is a free event for Kent school children in years 3 and 4 to learn about food, farming and countryside life. Attended by local experts, the event allows children to learn through interactive activities including touching farm animals, watching a live milking parlour, tasting produce and many more demonstrations.

When is Living Land?

Living Land will next take place on Thursday 2nd May 2024.

Where does Living Land take place?

Living Land takes place at Kent Showground, Detling, Maidstone, ME14 3JF.

Who organises the event?

Living Land is run and managed by Kent County Agricultural Society. As a charity, the Society have the following charitable objectives, and in addition make a number of awards each year.

  • The improvement of agriculture, forestry, horticulture, allied industries, rural crafts and the breeding of livestock
  • The demonstration of improved methods connected with the above
  • The holding of the annual Kent County Show
  • The encouragement of agricultural and horticultural education, research and experimental work

What can I expect at Living Land

There’s so much happening at Living Land, with each area dedicated to elements of farming, food production and countryside life. Each group will be assigned a steward to guide you through the sections and help you make the most of each area.

You can expect to see birds of prey demonstrations from Joe’s Bows and The Hogg Show will introduce the children to some of the rarest pigs from across the world with names such as Will-I- Ham and Del Boy Trotter plus many more. The Touch and Taste area gives children the opportunity to try local produce, and the Animal Zone will introduce them to farm animals which they can touch and learn about them.


How can we get involved?

If you are a Kent based primary school and would like to book your 2024 spaces, please download the application form here and return to Sally Higgins by Friday 25th November 2023. Please note that spaces are limited and are filled on a first come first serve basis.

If you’re interested in getting involved as trade, please contact Sally Higgins.

What if we can’t make the date?

If you can’t participate in the activities on 4th May, you can still get involved! Find videos and downloadable worksheets to use in the classroom and at home on our virtual Living Land site here.