When I was little, my Dad used to take my sister and I to the Perth Royal Show. Fast forward several years and my husband and I were delighted to take our 5-year-old to the Royal Show, a first time for him.
What I love about the ‘Show’ it is wonderful blend of country and city: agricultural events, mining equipment, old farming machinery, fast rides (very scary), performers, best in show events – from cakes, quilts, dogs to livestock, tourism showcases of towns and produce from Western Australia, fast food, games alley, equestrian events, show judging of animals, chair lifts, show games, and of course the much treasured show bag!
It was refreshing to see some great free activities for the kids, and we had a great time at the ‘Scouts’ enclosure, where they had a ‘boot camp’ bouncy castle and some fun games, including a popular air-pressured, rocket launcher.
My son played the clown game for the first time and managed to win an Elmo! He was thrilled, and I was so surprised! It was good to see somethings never change, like the carnival atmosphere around the ‘House of Horrors’ and the ‘Ghost Train’ which was well away from the children’s section, but had to be traversed to get to the chair lifts, it was spooky, noisy and fun!
Entry for children under 13 is free, show bags can set you back $12-24, rides and show games around $6-8. Our little guy lasted 2 hours, we were grateful to get home!
view from the chair lift
spider man show bag – much treasured!