This year with the kids at 6 & & years I thought it would be fun to try it for the first time. I knew they would still not be old enough to walk ALL day long so I used the app to star my must do activities and then beelined them in order of preference once we arrived.
We hit the carnival rides to start.. we figured that firstly they would get busier as the day went on and we would also not hear the end of it until the kids had been given a little adrenalin thrill. They are not cheap and there are loads so my advice would be to go to the Kids Carnival first as they are cheaper and unless your kids have a serious dare devil streak they will not know the difference.
My kids are Dinosaur addicts so Dinosaur Ice World was next followed the Farmyard Nursery.. You do need to think about time slots for demos and shows once there so that if certain things are all days events and others certain times you obviously give those priority so you see your favourites.
I really wanted to see the working dogs show to see what my Dex could REALLY do and luckily as everything is reasonably close you can do at least two or three things in the space of an hour..
We had grabbed lunch from the Woolworths Food Hall and took it to where the stage was so we could laugh at the guys being hypnotised and see if we wanted to do the Circus Skills Workshop..
We did and I was too busy plate spinning to take pictures of the kids tightrope walking, juggling and hula hooping.. #badmum #killmeforhavingfun.
We finished with a trials bike Demo and some totally awesome skateboarding action before heading to the Show Bag Hall.
I had again already researched the bags on the app so sort of knew which ones I would allow them to buy and we set them a limit with one licensed style big bag and one small lolly bag which meant we spent $30 each kiddlywink.
We exited via one more ride at the carnival the proceeded to chew sweets and eat chocolate all the way home. It was a fab day and I will go back for sure.. I would love to get the kids to see some judging of livestock next time and to learn a bit more about the farming side of it.
I had heard people say parking is hard yet there are car parks everywhere so not sure why and I had feared the Show Bag part as they say kids go CRAZY.. well yes my kids were a tad over excited but we gave them the choice of two and they were fine with that. 3 days later and they are still playing with the contents and telling everyone at school how fab it was..
Have you been to the Easter Show? got any advice for newbies? Did I do ok?