Where To Take The Littlies At The Sydney Royal Easter Show
If you're heading to the Sydney Royal Easter Show with a child who's too small for some of the rides and you want to do more than hang out at the animal pavilion all day (which IS still a lot of fun!) then we have some activities they will LOVE!
Be A Scientist For A Day
Is your child a budding scientist?
The Children’s Medical Research Institute has a stand where the kids can put on a lab coat and take a seat in one of the replica labs to undertake research. They will get to test their skill and precision using pipettes and water to imitate a real lab scenario for scientists.
Other activities will include learning and colouring the structure of a DNA molecule and witnessing live experiments from CMRI researchers. Parents will be able to ask questions of our researchers while their children are entertained, and kids will receive a special certificate to take home.
If you have a toddler they can still enjoy a ride just like the big kids!
Kids Carnival has a heap of rides designed for little people in mind!
They can ride on a traditional Mini Swing, a Junior Carousel, the Animal Kingdom Jungle Safari and heaps more, perfect for the younger members of your family.
Flora Kulchas Workshop
The Flora Kulchas bring floral design and horticulture alive for children with free kids floral design workshops. Kids aged 5-12 can get hands-on and create their own floral headbands, necklaces, floral cupcakes and terrariums using fresh flowers and fabulous floral techniques.
This beautiful cast of floral characters also host a wonderful stage show featuring fantasy characters preparing for the prestigious fictional Wonglepong Moth Ball. Check the Pavilion for stage show session times.
Be a Junior Farm Hand
There are loads of free Junior Farm Hands activities in the Woolworths Food Farm that will keep kids entertained for hours. Primary School aged kids will learn all about farming and where their food comes from through hands-on interactive learning like the opportunity to mill grain, trowel through the vegetable digging plot, collect an egg from the chook house, and so much more.
Kids can also experience a slice of farm life by getting a tractor licence when they climb up onto the orange Kubota tractor be awarded a Jillaroo or Jackaroo work cards if they can successfully answer some simple questions or complete a Farm Play challenge on the mini farm.
Chook Washing and Pat a Chick
Be sure to head to the Steggles Poultry Pavilion to see some of the country's most pampered poultry during their daily beauty routine.
You'll never guess what goes into preparing chooks for competition. Watch as the birds are lathered, fluffed and blow-dried. All the while, an experienced commentator will talk you through the demonstration which is, quite literally, all for show!
Children can then pat the friendly farmyard fowls in one of the Pat a Chick sessions which is also a great photo opportunity
Little Hands on the Land
There's a kid-sized working farm in The Daily Telegraph Paddock teaching kids the crop-to-shop agriculture story.
Little Hands on the Land is a free activity that takes children aged 2 - 10 on a journey through 10 stations including a chook shed, fruit orchard, tractor pull and more before they get to the farmer's market to trade their produce for farm dollars. Their hard-earned farm dollars can be spent at the last station - the supermarket.