Sydney Royal Easter Show Highlights 2017

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The Sydney Royal Easter Show is back for another year and promises to be bigger and better than the years prior.

Hooves, Horsepower and Heritage are some of the main themes as the Sydney Royal Easter Show returns in 2017.

The largest ticketed annual event in the southern hemisphere runs from 6 April until 19 April at the Sydney Showground at Sydney Olympic Park with a blend of fresh attractions and the traditional family favourites.

Each year the Sydney Royal Easter Show attracts an average of 850,000 visitors and with the 2017 Show coinciding with NSW school holidays, there is every opportunity for that number to be exceeded.

Some of the highlights at this year’s show include;

WHAT’S NEW?

  • LITTLE HANDS ON THE LAND
    The Daily Telegraph Paddock will be transformed into a kid-sized working farm to teach 2 – 10 year olds about agriculture from crop-to-shop. Little Hands on the Land is a free activity that takes children on a journey through nine stations including a chook shed, fruit orchard, sheep shed, vegie patch, cow shed, pony barrel race and an outback tractor pull.
    When: Daily
    Where: The Daily Telegraph Paddock
  • LUNCHTIME GRAND PARADE
    The Grand Parade has been taking place at the Show since 1907. Watch as the best of the best in Australian agriculture make their way around Spotless Stadium in a spectacular procession. The parade not to miss is at 1pm on 11 April.
    When: 8 April 5.25pm; 11 April 1pm; 14 April 4.15pm
    Where: Spotless Stadium
  • THE BEAST
    A real Show beauty is The Beast soaring to extraordinary heights. Riders will swing 45 metres into the air on the giant pendulum.
    Where :Coca-Cola Carnival
  • BALLOON MONSTERS
    Standing at over 2.5 metres high and made entirely from, you guessed it, balloons – they’ll hand out colourful air- filled spheres in return for a cuddle or a laugh.
    Where: The Intersection. Grand Parade, corner Showground Road
  • LOONEY TUNES CIRCUS
    What happens when Tweety Bird and Daffy Duck run away and join the circus? Families with young children will find out in this show that’s filled with amazing aerial acts including trapeze, silks, comedy routines, clowns, hula hoops, contortion and more. When 7 – 19 April
    Where: The Amphitheatre
  • TROLLS
    Off the back of DreamWorks’ movie release, the stars of Trolls – Poppy and Branch – will bring music, rainbows and friendship to audiences in a live-action show. Poppy and Branch might have their ups and downs, but they always make friends in the end. When 7 – 10 April and 12 – 19 April
    Where: The Amphitheatre
  • PET PAVILION
    You might not find them down on the farm but that doesn’t mean you won’t see them at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Say hello to all creatures fluffy, hairy, feathered and scaled in the new Pet Pavilion. While the official Sydney Royal dog competitions will take place in the Dog Pavilion, the Pet Pavilion is home to all the other domestic animal events.
    When: Daily
    Where: Pet Pavilion, Riverina Avenue
  • EASTER BUNNY SPECTACULAR
    When the Cadbury Bunny loses his bounce, he calls for some help from his special friends, the Cadbury Bunny Helpers, to get it back again. Join the Cadbury Bunny as he celebrates the magic of Easter in this all singing, all dancing and fun-filled show!
    When: 7 – 10 April and 12 – 19 April 11am Where The Amphitheatre

RETURNING IN 2017

  • THE MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER
    The blockbuster live action drama that captured the hearts, minds and emotions of Sydney Royal Easter Show audiences is back with a little difference.
    When: Daily 7.30pm
    Where: Spotless Stadium
  • CWA TEA ROOM
    The aroma of freshly baked scones, piping-hot tea, and the warmth of the CWA ladies who serve the delicious treats with jam and cream are a Show tradition not to be missed. Each year the CWA ladies keep a tally of how many scones are baked every day of the Show, so far they haven’t cracked the 50,000 mark, although they’ve been close for the past two years.
    Where: Home, Garden & Lifestyle Pavilion
  • THE GREAT BACKYARD PUMPKIN CHALLENGE
    Come and see the colourful, quirky and down-right delightful entries in the Great Backyard Pumpkin Challenge. Will this year’s greatest great pumpkin beat the record set in 2015 with a 728kg whopper?
    Where: Flower & Garden Pavilion
  • FARMYARD NURSERY
    Stroll along the Animal Walk and you will find the Farmyard Nursery – an open-plan indoor paddock with over 800 free-range animals you can pat.
    Where: Farmyard Nursery (entry via Woolworths Food Farm)
  • DISTRICT EXHIBIT DISPLAYS
    The uniquely Australian District Exhibit displays climb the walls of the Woolworths Fresh Food Dome providing a colourful, creative and captivating tapestry of the country’s best produce.
    Where: Woolworths Fresh Food Dome

GET HANDS ON

  • WOOLWORTHS FOOD FARM
    The Woolworths Food Farm is designed to teach little ones where food comes from with a host of free kids’ activities like the opportunity to dig for vegetables, grind grains into flour and cooking sessions.
    Where: Woolworths Food Farm
  • 2017 NESTLÉ HEALTHY ACTIVE KIDS COOKING
    Calling all chefs between 6 – 13 years old! You can join a free cooking session and learn about healthy eating habits for a healthy life.
    Where Woolworths Food Farm
  • PAT-A-LAMB
    There are Show-wide opportunities to get close to loveable farm animals and the Sheep & Fleece Pavilion doesn’t disappoint with arguably the sweetest chance for a selfie.
    Where: Sheep & Wool Pavilion
  • BE A JUNIOR FARM HAND
    There are loads of free Junior Farm Hands activities in the Woolworths Food Farm to keep kids entertained. Primary School aged kids will learn all about farming and where their food comes from through hands-on interactive learning like milling grain, troweling through the vegetable digging plot, collecting an egg from the chook house, and so much more.
    Where: Woolworths Food Farm


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