Royal Easter Show

My 5 favourite things at the Royal Easter Show – plus we have tickets!

Royal Easter Show

The Royal Easter Show is a family tradition. I think I’ve only missed it three times in 40 years, and two of those times were because I was giving birth to Easter babies! There are five things we HAVE to do every year:

1. The Baby Animal Farm

Royal Easter Show

The baby animals are our hands-down favourite thing about the Easter Show. Those baby ducks on the slide are the highlight of my year. I remember one year, there were no ducklings on a slide, I’m pretty sure many words were had because they were back the following year and they are still the highlight.

2. Woolworths Food Dome

Royal Easter Show

I’m obsessed with the Woolworths Food Dome. I love seeing the fruit and vegetable displays every year and sampling all the amazing foods. I pop into the Woolworths Kitchen, buy some fresh apples, buy a box of cupcakes from My Little Cupcake, pick up the beef jerky and find some new things to sample.

Easter Show

3. Potato on a stick and curly apples

Royal Easter Show

My kids only want to eat food from a spiraliser when we are at the show! We pick up potato on a stick at the kids fun fair and then spiral apples over at the farm. The apples are only $1 and we go through several. They are so good! The whole Woolworths Fresh Food Kids area is so fun, with loads of kid-friendly activities.

Easter Show

4. Walk the animal walk

Royal Easter Show

From the days of the Paddle Pop lion to now, the animal walk is the first thing we do at the show. We love seeing the show animals and learn about the products that come from them. We look at how the wool is graded, seeing the piglets, looking at the cute cats, watching the cows get milked – the whole farm experience.

5. The Showbags!

What’s the show without the showbag hall? As kids, we would get the showbag pull out from the paper and go over it with a fine tooth comb, making sure we got the best deal. Now my kids get on the website to choose their bags, but they are just as excited!

Find your showbags (and everything else) at www.eastershow.com.au

The Easter Show has so many memories for us as a family and we want your family to build memories of your own so we have 2x 4 ticket packs to give away. Just tell us why you want to go to the show!

(Competition closes Wednesday 10th April at 11 pm. Available to Australian residents over 18 only. Tickets only will be provided. All transport and accommodation is at the winner’s expense.)

 

This entry was posted in Opinion on by .
mm

About Maraya

Maraya can be found hiding in the car pretending to ‘work’, watching endless teen dramas, eating chocolate and dreaming of becoming the next Mrs Hemsworth (any of them will do!)

26 thoughts on “My 5 favourite things at the Royal Easter Show – plus we have tickets!

  1. Jenni Prince

    I have 3 children – 18, 14 and 5 . I have been to the Easter show with the older children but would love to take the older boys with my youngest so the older boys can share their memories with my youngest.

    Reply
  2. Karina Lee

    It’s been in the Wong family tradition since I was 6, and I now want to pass this tradition down to my kids!

    Reply
  3. Naomi O’Bryan

    Believe it or not , we have never gone as a family to the Easter show ! My kids are 11,9,7 now they are the perfect ages to take them ! We would love to win tickets , it would make the trip even more special 😀

    Reply
  4. Paige Yang

    My Mr. 2 has never been to the Royal Easter Show since he was born and his brother’s 8th birthday is on the school holiday. It would be fantastic to take them to the show for a very special day to give them some splendid memories.

    Reply
  5. Kim Osborne

    Growing up the Easter show was my favourite family event of the year, my brother and I would spend hours researching what showbags to buy in our budget.

    I would love to start taking my 2 girls this year for a new family tradition.

    Reply
  6. Lisa

    I loved the show when I was growing up but my boys have only ever been once. I’d love to take them now that they’re bigger! Perfect school holiday day out!

    Reply
  7. R Silverthorne

    I would love to take my family to the Easter Show to see the animal winners, the shows, the cute baby animals, to feed the sheep & goats, the food & food displays, the samples, the rides & finally when we are all exhursted, the showbags.

    Reply
  8. Rebecca

    I would love to take my 3 kids to the show. They’ve never been as it can be an expensive day out…. but growing up my Grandma used to take me each year, sadly she has passed away but I would love the opportunity to start the tradition with my own kids.

    Reply
  9. Anita Mitchell

    I would love to take my three kids (age 3, 5 and 6) to the Easter show. They have never been before (and I haven’t been since I was little) but they have loved it when their cousins got them a show bag last year. I would love the opportunity to take them and experience it for themselves!

    Reply
  10. Lex

    I love going to the show and being reminded of Australian culture and showing the kids how amazing it is!! Love the dirty, happy, exhausted faces and knowing we made a family memory!

    Reply
  11. Rebecca

    Oooh! Pick me – please! We must do all five on your list. Easter show traditions for us too. We love the show.

    Reply
  12. Emily

    Our three kids are 3, 6 and 8,
    never been to the show, which they hate!
    Tickets this year would be our dream,
    to go on rides and eat ice cream!
    Pat the animals and visit the dome,
    see the shows and when we’ve seen it all head home!

    Reply
  13. Gael McCann

    Life is too busy day to day. Between 3 kids and a husband that works full time and long hours we don’t get to enjoy each others company.
    I’d love to be able to spend a day enjoying the show. The food, the animals, the rides. It would be a perfect family memory to make and maybe the start of a yearly tradition.

    Reply
  14. Kylie Amoroso

    We love the Easter show but it can be a very expydsy for a family on a tight budget but wouldn’t miss it for the world.

    Reply
  15. Liz Borchert

    Our family tradition growing up was to watch the wood chop and buy the Bertie Beetle showbag. Of course you can’t miss the animal pavilions…. gotta check out the big farm animals! 😀

    Reply
  16. Lesa Paul

    My kids love to see their grandmothers tapestry’s in the craft competition. She enters every year and if we can we try to go to the show to show her our support………the dog competitions are a big hit too ( especially the border collies). And then they love to see the other pavilions..especially the food displays. Now that they are older, we would like to try to stay for the fireworks and night show for the first time ever.

    Reply
  17. Vanessa

    I would love to take my children to the Easter show as they have never been before. I would love for them to experience the food,showbags ,animals and rides and my favourite event was the woodchopping where my dad would buy me a meat pie dripping in tomato sauce and we would cheer them on. My dad took me every year until he passed away and since then I haven’t been back but I would love to go to the show and create a new and happy experience with my boys.

    Reply
  18. Vanessa Penman

    I would love to take my children to the Easter show as they have never been before. I would love for them to experience the food,showbags ,animals and rides and my favourite event was the woodchopping where my dad would buy me a meat pie dripping in tomato sauce and we would cheer them on. My dad took me every year until he passed away and since then I haven’t been back but I would love to go to the show and create a new and happy experience with my boys.

    Reply
  19. Rebecca

    I would love to take my daughters to see the animals and have some fun on some rides. Great Aussie tradition the Easter show ! So many memories from being a little kid myself

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *