Little Hands on the Land is a brand new exhibit at this year’s Sydney Royal Easter Show. The kid-sized farm gives children hands-on experience in how food gets from crop to shop. It’s the perfect family activity this Easter long weekend and it’s absolutely free!
There are nine stations to walk through: a sheep shed, fruit orchard, chook shed, veggie patch, pony barrel race, cow shed, a tractor pull, farmers market. Produce that is collected by the little hands is traded for ‘farm dollars’ that can be spent at a Woolworths supermarket. There are also farm animals to meet and lots of food facts to learn along the way.
Teaching kids about agriculture from a young age gives them healthy and sustainable eating habits for life. Little Hands on the Land has proven to be a very popular feature of this year’s show.
The attention to detail on the farm is incredible. There are garden beds, old tractors, fruit and vegetables, stables, rustic farmyard decorations – it’s a delight to visit for kids and their adults.
Find Little Hands on the Land at the Daily Telegraph Paddock. It’s open every day from 9.30am to 6.30pm.