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
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
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.
3. Potato on a stick and curly apples
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.
4. Walk the animal walk
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.)