The Easter show has opened for another year and crowds are expected to soar through next week’s school holidays. All the favourite rides return including the Sling Shot, Speed, Mega drop, Ferris wheel and many others for children.
This year at the show you can check out the animals, competitions, beer and wine garden, food tasting and wood chopping.
There are 336 show bags to chose from, starting from just $1.
A family pass costs $111.60, adult tickets are $38.50, student tickets are $28.50 and kids’ tickets are $23.50. Tickets are cheaper if bought from Woolworths, and ride coupons are cheaper if you purchase them online.
The show finishes on April 23. Opening times are 9am-9pm.
The best way to get the show is by train. Sydney Olympic Park Major Event buses begin running between 7am and 7.30am daily, depending on the route, and run every 20 to 30 minutes.
There is plenty for adults to do as well as kids. Children get the chance to see, touch and hold baby ducks, chicks, puppies, goats and lambs at the nursery. Adults meanwhile can visit the Woolworths dome for free wine and food tastings.
The whole family can enjoy activities such as dinosaur adventures, “Goin ape- gorillas in your midst”, The Chipolatas, Girls Girls Girls Extreme trick riding stunt show, showtime freestyle motoX, Team D-MAX Precision driving team, Australian Extreme Trick riding championships and U Beaut Ute.
Show favourites back again this year are rodeo, grande parade and the Australian whip-cracking championships.
The food and drink outlets are listed on the food finder on the Royal Easter Show’s website.
There are special events including the showgirl presentation and rural achiever public speaking showcase held on Sunday April 13, seniors day on Tuesday and Wednesday April 15-16 and Kids day April 23.
To purchase entry tickets and ride coupons go to the Easter Show’s website. – Report and photos by Kimberley Braddish