Sydney’s Royal Easter Show is the Australia’s largest national event, combining entertainment, agriculture, food and fashion into two jam-packed weeks. From roosters to rollercoasters and cows to Cadbury, the Show offers something for everyone. Whether you’re young, old, a family, a couple, or taking on Sydney solo – make a day of it and head out to the Showground for a day you’ll never forget….
The Easter Show caters for people of all ages and interests. There are a number of ways you can tackle the show but the most important thing is to make a rough plan so you don’t miss out on anything!
-Transport. Getting to and from the show is easy! Sydney Showground is located in the Olympic Park at Homebush and is serviced by bus, train, ferry and taxis. There are also parking stations if you choose to drive. If you’re an out-of-towner and wondering about accommodation – Surry Hills and Darlinghurst and are both located within walking distance of Central Station, which has direct train services out to Olympic Park.
- For the kids. If you’re heading to the show with kids, make sure you don’t miss out on the Dairy Farmers Milking Barn, where farmers will show you how they milk their cows. You can also catch a sheep shearing demonstration and visit your favourite breeds of cats and dogs in the Domestic Animal pavilions. Why not grab some fish and chips to eat outside in Cathy Freeman Park before heading into the Kids Carnival for the afternoon to have a pony ride or a heart-racing drop on the Free Fall. Finish off the day with a trip around the Showbag Pavilion and watch their eyes light up!
- For the adults. There’s plenty to do for adults wishing to enjoy the best the Show has to offer. Start the day with a freshly ground espresso coffee from Café Alfresco before taking a tour around the foodie’s paradise – the Woolworths Fresh Food Dome. Once you’ve tasted everything on offer, chill out and watch the famous WoodChop. It would be rude not to have a drink, so why not grab one from one of the bars in the arena or head to the Tyrells Wine Bar for a cheeky tipple. Head back to the Main Arena to catch the Precision Driving Team and a wild horse riding performance. And as always, your Easter Show night will end with a bang…
With so much to see and do, one day at the Show might not be enough! It’s worth coming down to Sydney for the experience of the Show and with 900,000 people expected to attend the show, it’s worth making a trip of it and booking a hotel. Darlinghurst, Surry Hills and the city have plenty of accommodation options that will place right next to public transport networks as well as being in the midst of all the action.