Easter Holidays – Sydney Royal Easter Show

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On good Friday we headed up to Sydney for the Easter Show. We met the Powells and drove to the car park together. Unfortunately I had left our pre-bought tickets at home so we had to line up to rebuy them. Worst part was it took us 50mins :-(. The Powells went in ahead and did the showbag pavillion – which worked out well as we weren’t buying any.

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Finally inside we headed off on the animal walk.

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It’s always fun seeing the animals, esp. the petting zoo. The ducks going down the slippery dip are a firm favourite and I feel in love with the cute little puppy (middle, top row).

Easter Show animals

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Of course no trip to the Show is complete without fresh cooked corn. Lunch part 1.

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We then saw a great high dive pirate show.

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It had been very hot sitting in the sun so the kids were glad to cool off a bit.

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Next up with a circus workshop.

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Then a delightful afternoon refreshment – or lunch part 2. The girls shared some curly fries and the guys went in search of “cheese on a stick”. Look revolting but they enjoyed it.

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Time for the Ashton circus.

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Then the working dog show – which was one of the days favourites.

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It was getting to 5pm so we headed into the food pavillion, where Noel won a special award for chilli eating.

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And we got some delicious chocolate dipped strawberries.

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The girls got to sit on a police motorbike…

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and get a tattoo.

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Time for a little break…which my feet were really needing by now….

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while the girls watched some wood chopping.

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We bought dinner…

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found, with some difficulty, some seats in the main arena….

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and got ready to watch the Rodeo. I don’t really get it but don’t feel the animals were harmed. Not so the cowboys!!!

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Leanne was kind enough to get hot drinks for everyone.

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There was a motorbike jump show – which was a bit hard to see on the other side of the arena.

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Then the fireworks which were fantastic.

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We haven’t stayed into the evening since before the kids were born and it was a great way to end the day. Last up was a ride for the girls as they had been bugging us about rides all day.

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Then time to head home. We took Sarah, and Christy went with the Powells for a sleepover. After such long day I was so exhausted I slept on the way home. I was happy and rather sore but very pleased I managed the day without a wheelchair.

4 comments

  1. Tat says:

    I’ve been in doubt whether or not we should go to the Easter show this year.. but after looking at your photos, I’ve realised just how much I want to go!

  2. Carla Lyon says:

    WOW! That looks like a lot of fun. When you said Easter Show, I was picturing in my mind a Church service about Jesus. Your Easter show looks like our State Fairs here in the USA. Corn on the cob is a big favorite during our fairs too.

  3. Leanne says:

    I think you did exceptionally well. Eleven hours at the show with 9 of us – 5 being kids – is no small feat and I think we covered ALOT of ground (some of it twice!) AND we all had fun! Was a great day!

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