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As a registered charity, Stithians Show is dedicated to providing educational opportunities to young people and local schools. 2017 saw the launch of our Next Generation Project offering opportunities to our younger visitors.


Sunflower Trail & Workshops

Local Schools, Youth Groups & Home Educators

Competitive Classes

Young Farmers

Musical Opportunities

Sunflower Trail & Workshops

Our Sunflower Trail will take you on an exciting adventure around the show, searching out our giant, wooden sunflowers, collecting stamps and getting hands on with a range of inspiring and creative activities. E.g.

Milk & Arable Production

Meat & Butchery

Knots & Woodworking

Wool Processing

Environmental Issues

Fitness & Sports


Local Schools, Youth Groups & Home Educators

Our next generation project has been specifically aimed to work with the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum by offering cross-curricular topics and a variety of workshops, although many of these will be accessible to other age groups too. We had tremendous feedback from the schools that attended the show in 2017 and we are already expanding upon the opportunities available this year.

Schools that book in advance with us can take advantage of our discounts:

Students £5, staff & helpers go free!

We are aware that at a busy event such as this, a high ratio of parents to children is required which is why we allow staff & helpers to go free.

We are able to provide several planning resources ahead of the show and we hope to expand what we offer over the coming years:

Available resources

Risk Assessments – A comprehensive risk assessment is provided that you can tailor as required and covers all the workshops at the show. Click here to view a sample.

Sunflower Trail & Maps – Sunflower Trails can be collected at the gates of the show or can be printed in advance to be able to plan the order of activities to be visited. Additional maps for staff and helpers will show all the features including toilets, picnic area, Schools’ Marquee and hand washing stations. Click here to view a sample.

Activities & Workshops – A complete list of hands on activities will be available before the show and enquiries are welcome now to find out what activities have been booked (more yet to be finalised). For the list of 2017 activities, please see above. Some workshops must be pre-booked (no extra charge) and availability will be on a first come, first served basis. For 2018, the Cornwall Guild of Spinners & Weavers has limited availability for their wool processing workshop.

Schools’ Marquee – We have a marquee set up with benches for our visiting schools to use for lunch breaks, changing clothing or for leaving bags at your own risk.

Competitions – Children take great pride in seeing their work on display and we have a range of classes in our Arts, Crafts and Cookery Sections which are open to all schools and young people. Many of these classes can be tailored, please be in contact.

Cornwall Guild of Spinners & Weavers – Offered a workshop where children processed wool from it’s simplest form through blending, carding, spinning and weaving. The making of friendship bracelets was also very popular!

Rare Breeds Survival Trust – The team brought their (wooden!) milking cow, Rosie, along for children to experience along with a real cow and her calf. They were also located beside the show’s milking parlour so children could see how cows are milked with machinery.

Portreath Gig Rowing Club –Adult and children’s rowing machines (with leader boards for those that wished to compete!) to teach technique and test fitness. With a full-sized pilot gig and information boards about the history of gig rowing, there was plenty to learn about our heritage sport.


For more information or to make a booking, contact Jenna Payne: 01209 861073 or jenna@stithians.show

Competitive Classes

The Arts, Crafts & Cookery Section has a wealth of classes for young people across a range of age groups with something for everybody!

The Sheep & Cattle Sections have young handler classes, the Horse Section has many junior rider classes for children on and off the leading rein and there are many other classes in the other animal sections specifically to encourage our young exhibitors. There is even a photography show in the Cavy Section so you can take pictures of your guinea pigs with a class for selfies!

Click here to view available schedules.

Young Farmers

With agriculture at our heart, we have a whole section dedicated to competitions for Cornish Young Farmers Clubs. Click here for the Young Farmers Section.

Musical Opportunities

Stithians Show is pleased to host the Kelly’s & Newell’s Travel Stage, where each year we welcome a showcase of talented local performers. The stage has featured many junior bands and since the launch of the Next Generation Project we intend to see at least one of these performances coming from a junior or youth group every year.

Would your band, dance group or school like to be considered? Please send details and ideally a video or two to jenna@stithians.show.

2018 – Threemilstone School Choir
2017 – Newquay Treviglas School’s steel band; The Steelers & Daisy Clarke (singer/songwriter)

2018 Supporting Organisations

Details coming soon!

2017 Supporting Organisations

South West Seeds – Provided children with an understanding of arable crops by getting hands on with several examples and by milling their own flour from wheat.

Falmouth Maritime Museum – Taught children basic knot skills that are required by mariners, gave demonstrations with their steam box for bending wood and allowed children to have a go at shaping an oar with a small plane.