Towards the end of the Animal Walk, your kids will also find free Easter Show entertainment at the Food Farm, situated right near the Plaza Public entry at the back from the main entrance. The Food Farm paves the way, and it most certainly paved the way for an entertaining Junior MasterChef like experience. Regardless as to whether or not your child cooks, has cooked or has never cooked at school, in your kitchen or at a private cooking school before, the Food farm's friendly and interactive way of introducing your kids to quality produce levels the playing field for Sydney's kids to emerge as foodies with ease and style.
A fun, educational experience.
A fantastic, albeit fun journey where Sydney's kids, including those on a school excursion to the Sydney Royal Easter Show learn about the steps involved in our food leaving the farm gate to landing on our dinner plates. There are a number of cooking with kids sections on at the Food Farm. The times will need to be checked in advance as they do not run on the hour.
There was so much to view, and fact sheets to take away. The exercises in the Junior Farm Hands activity book also includes the Food Farm after the Animal Walk experience.
Inside the Food Farm
The educational experiences revolved around fruit, vegetables, cereal crops and grains, eggs, chicken meat, red meat and aquaculture to name. The facts at hand were rather easy to understand for all. For example, Australian egg farmers produce over 187 million dozen eggs a year. Each Australian child and adult consumes/eats around 150 eggs a year. Boy that's a decent amount of protein. Furthermore, the chicken quiz was also quite popular. Each child who participates reads the question, and they then select either true or false. They then post their answer accordingly on this large, visible board. Then they can check off their answers. No different to how Sydney's kids learn their times tables in primary school.
About our dairy foods
Every child had fun in the hands on activities beyond just merely cooking such as pastry rolling, food sorting, egg collecting and grain milling to name. Looks like we do indeed have a few little talented bakers on our hands. A must experience activity in Sydney.