Life with kids in Sydney City
Opening on Friday 12th until Tuesday 23rd April 2019, from 9am til late, the Sydney Royal Easter Show is back for another year. Highlights include the Grand Parade, Animal Walk, super-fast sheep shearing demos, pony rides and of course, appearances by the Easter Bunny. Did we mention the unicorn bun stall?
Our visit to the Royal Easter Show last year did not disappoint. Our day was filled with memorable firsts. We arrived at 10am on a sunny Saturday morning. Crowds of people were flowing in from the car parks and Train Station. Plenty of volunteers were waiting to guide everyone through the gates and offer help.
We lost count of the number of tractors on display around the show and were amazed by their enormous presence towering over us. Not something you see regularly living in Sydney City!
One of the highlights was the FREE daily shows in the amphitheatre. We watched Poppy and Branch Trolls perform for 25 minutes. Audience participation is encouraged with dozens of children up dancing and singing. These friendly characters even took time at the end of the show to meet their fans and give out hugs.
If your kids are not exhausted from dancing with the Trolls, stay seated in the amphitheatre for more singing and dancing with the Minions. Unsurprising high-energy and flexible. Performances by the characters from Despicable Me 3 took place twice daily at 10.30am and 11.30am.
Charlotte took a short break to flick through her Despicable Me 3 showbag. These are sold at $30 each.
We moved on to explore 'The Paddock'. This is a role play farm setting for children to experience life on a farm. They need to harvest vegetables in buckets and can "sell" them at the farmers market once the course is completed.
There are mini tractors and horses to ride on, we even spotted a small minion driving his cart.
Charlotte gave these simulator udders a good squeeze.
Staying cool with ice-cream having decided against the deep fried lasagne. We watched the final of the woodchopping event which was a test of speed and strength. Inside the pet pavilion, cats were waiting patiently to be judged on an array of qualities including "best arched back".
The Sydney Royal Easter Show has something for everyone. We enjoyed our visit to the city-meets-country event and can't wait to return next year.
The annual Sydney Royal Easter Show takes place at the Sydney Olympic Park. Approximately 800,000 people attend each year. For more information visit www.eastershow.com.au.