Exhibit at Connect with the Countryside

Connect with the Countryside 2021 is cancelled.

The Education Committee has announced with much regret that Connect with the Countryside will not being going ahead in 2021 but are determined to hold the event in 2022.  For the full statement click here.


Having run for 15 years, Connect with the Countryside supports the National Curriculum and gives pupils from over 50 schools in Brighton and Hove, East and West Sussex and Surrey an interactive, hands-on insight into farming, food, the countryside and the environment.

Exhibitors are essential to the continuing success of Connect with the Countryside. If you would like to take part, please email education@seas.org.uk.

Four special zones engage pupils in a range of activities including:

  1. Livestock, where pupils can meet a range of farm animals, from Sussex Beef bulls to chickens.
  2. Horticulture and Food, where pupils can learn about healthy food, taste local tomatoes and peppers, fresh milk and honey and discover how sausages, bread and butter are made.
  3. Wildlife and Recreation (Indoor) where pupils can experience corn dolly making, seed sowing, a bat hospital and wattle & daub.
  4. Wildlife and Recreation (Outdoor) including gun dog training, fly fishing, hedge laying, forestry and conservation

Plus: ‘The Sheep Show’, Pony Club Display and a Birds of Prey demonstration. Pupils also have an opportunity to sit in the driver’s seat of a tractor or combine harvester.

The whole day in general was an excellent educational day. Everything was ready for us when we arrivedExhibitors comments on the event

For more information:
South of England Agricultural Society
Selsfield Road, Ardingly, West Sussex, RH17 6TL
Telephone: 01444 892700  Email: education@seas.org.uk

Enjoyed having the opportunity to connect with so many school children and teaching staff

Exhibitor benefits:

  1. A short description of your organisation, contact details and weblink in our Teachers’ Booklet
  2. Input into pupils’ Q&A
  3. Free buffet lunch and refreshments
  4. Free exhibition space
  5. Opportunity to showcase your organisation to teachers and pupils
  6. Promote your involvement on your website and social media sites

Please note: No promotional material can be handed out on the day. We encourage pupils to visit exhibitor websites.