As the world’s largest indoor agricultural event, The Royal offers a learning environment like no other, rich with hands-on and up-close learning opportunities. Students of all ages can experience the sights, smells, and tastes of Canada’s Agri-Food system as The Royal immerses them in the very best of Canadian agriculture, food, and equestrian sport. Students can interact with real farmers and animals and explore where their food comes from. They can observe daily demonstrations about farming and animal care, investigate new frontiers in STEM research, and discover more about the varied career opportunities in the Agri-Food sector.
Every teacher who attends The Fair will receive a Resource Package filled with information about The Royal, and how they can continue the learning about agriculture all year long.
Curriculum-connected learning activities and assignments, as well as an app-based digital scavenger hunt can keep students engaged during your visit to The Fair.
Learning with The Royal can also continue all year! Ontario Curriculum links, programs, classroom extensions, and activities are available for Kindergarten to Grade 12 at The Royal’s Online Education Centre.
Over 14 Education Centres to explore and discover the story of Farm to Table. Find livestock experts, immerse yourself in virtual reality farms, be amazed with the butter sculptures and the giant vegetable displays.
Sign up to learn to cook alongside some of Toronto’s top chefs in these hands-on cooking sessions, held daily throughout the 10 days of the Fair. Get hands-on skill-building experience with experts in the culinary field, and learn more about using local ingredients to make delicious meals—an extra fee in addition to admission.
Meaningful education and inspiring entertainment combine in The Royal’s Animal Theatre! Learn from The Royal’s animal experts with interactive demonstrations on farm activities and working animals, and watch the Global Pet Foods SuperDogs in action! In The Animal Theatre, there is something for everyone to learn.
On Wednesday, November 8 2023 hear from producers and experts in the field of nutrition and health, and take a specialized tour of The Royal to engage with industry partners and producers in the food system.
Featuring a new freestall cow enclosure with live cows, and a custom-built state of the art milkhouse, Dairy Farmers of Ontario’s Dairy Education Centre is an immersive dairy farming experience featuring educator-led milking demonstrations.
RBC Future Launch has partnered with The Royal to help young Canadians with their next steps for both education and careers in the Agri-Food space and beyond. Attendees can look forward to engaging keynote speakers, panel discussions, professional development tools and workshops, and networking opportunities that empower youth for the jobs of today and tomorrow.
Visitors can get up close with real farm animals. Their caretakers will be on hand to answer questions about animal management and care, as well as other realities of life on a farm
The tactile farm inspired play area is perfect for children full of energy. With hands-on educational activities that mimic the activities of a working farm, little ones can run, climb and play while learning about grains, vegetables, and tractors!
Experience and explore how science, technology, the arts and entrepreneurship are changing the way we grow, think about and consume food. Our interactions with the environment, animals and ingredients can make us healthier, create high-tech jobs and protect our natural resources.
Tickets are non-refundable once paid. Please make sure of the number of students when registering and making payment
We are located in the Exhibition Grounds, Enercare Centre, Toronto
Yes, we have a School Group Registration Desk in the Enercare Centre (On Princes’ Boulevard) in Hall C right across the School Group Entrance. Pre-paid school groups with no changes to the registration forms will have an express lane for quicker admission.
Yes we do. The school bus drop of is on Princes’ Boulevard on the South side of the Enercare Centre outside of Hall C. School Registration Desk is right inside Hall C. Let us know during registration if your school bus will require parking and we will direct your bus driver to the bus parking zone.
511 Bathurst – frequent streetcar service from Bathurst Station to Exhibition Loop
509 Harbourfront – frequent streetcar service from Union Station to Exhibition Loop
29 Dufferin – frequent bus service from Wilson and Dufferin stations to Princes’ Gate Loop
121 Fort York Esplanade – frequent service between the Distillery District and Princes’ Gates Loop
Exit GO station at Exhibition GO Station
** GO Bus Transit and TTC are free for students 12 and under **
Absolutely! WindReach Farm provides various services to assist individuals with accessibility needs during their visit to The Royal. They can provide guided tours and a quiet space which can serve as a base of operations for the day as well as a place to enjoy lunch. For WindReach assistance call: 905-655-5827 Ext. 225 or email Bonnie.Dalton@windreachfarm.org with your date of visit.
The Royal is a self-guided tour unless your group should require the assistance of WindReach Farm.
* A packed lunch or money for lunch/snack
* Any tools/materials needed for any assignments to be completed at the Fair preassigned by teacher
* The students and visitors are responsible for their own personal items. The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is in no way responsible for lost, missing, stolen or damaged items
* Wear comfortable walking shoes
* Curiosity and a positive attitude!
Yes, follow these simple manners to have a great and safe visit:
* Royal Security/ Lost & Found located in Hall A Salon A, 416-263-3099
* First Aid located between Hall C/D out in the Galleria, 416-263-3002
Call us at 416-263-3404 or email us at SchoolGroups@royalfair.org
By entering the event premises you consent to being photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded, and allow the use of such material to be used by The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair for any promotional purposes.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Since 2000, WindReach Farm has been providing support and opportunity to groups of individuals with special needs who visit The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.
Assisted tours for groups with specials needs students please contact WindReach Farm directly at 905-655-5827 x225 or email Bonnie.Dalton@WindReachFarm.org. Visit the WindReach Farm website at windreachfarm.org.
The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is located on the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat. It is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples.