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Our first Easter Show en famille...

We had not done the Easter Show with kids until last weekend. I went with Marcus years back but so far that all I can remember was gagging at the thought of cheese on a stick and how fast those woodchoppers were!

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..

#MISSIONSUCCESS

Have you been to the Easter Show? got any advice for newbies? Did I do ok? 



29 comments

  1. I live in Queensland so have not been to the Easter show. But you sound as though you all had a great time and had reasonable limits and expectations for the day. My kids are soon to be 6 with a 4 year old and 20 months. I've been to the Brisbane Ekka once before in my early twenties I shudder at the thought of taking my kids there at the ages we have now......so we will give it a few years yet.

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  2. Wow - that sounds awesome, even to a big kid like me. They may be talking about it for days to come but I bet they'll remember it FOREVER! Every year I say I'm going to pop my Easter Show cherry and every year it passes me by. I'm going to be all over it in 2016 just you wait and see... (PS You two look like a right pair of Champion Plate Spinners!)

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  3. You should hun, I actually think it is even more fun without kids or possibly teenage ones as you can do EVERYTHING x

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  4. Yes I agree, our youngest being 6 was perfect.. we could have gone younger and taken a stroller but its great to be able to get up close and for them to really be able to take it in x

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  5. Board Books & Puzzles for easy access and a mystery dip each visit would be fun.

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  9. Lots of room for winter hats and scarves...

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  13. Perfect for winter throws in our freezing cold house :)

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  22. I'd fill this gorgeous basket with my son's toys! It would make a stylish addition to his playroom!

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