Explore the Store

Our original and very popular Farm to Fork store trail. All of our Explore the Store resources can be downloaded or ordered below.

About this Trail

This trail helps children learn where their food comes from by exploring the fruit and vegetable aisle, the bakery and fish counters and chillers, as well as tasting some exciting new food.

What happens on the trail?

Depending on your local store, children will get the chance to:

  • Touch, smell and taste different types of fruit and vegetables and learn where and how they grow.
  • Go behind the scenes and meet the baker to learn how bread is made.
  • Visit the cheese counter and get to taste different cheeses.
  • Have a close encounter with some fresh fish.
  • Exerience parts of the supermarket customers don't get to see, such as the warehouse and chillers.

For a brief introduction about this trail, download our trail overview.


Our free trail packs contain all the resources that make up the topic.

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Before the trail

Suggested activities and discussion points to prepare the children for their visit.

After the trail
Curriculum links

The trails and extension activities have been aligned to UK curriculums and are structured by age.

Find your Explore the Store resources here