Sydney Royal Easter Show
Hold baby chicks, ride on teacups, and load up your arms with show bags
The Royal Easter Show brings country life to the city: showing off the brawn of the woodchoppers, steady hands of the sheep shearers and the core strength of Australia’s best bull riders. For kids, it’s all about the show bags: how many can you get your parents to buy for you? For teens, the fairground is the main attraction with thriller roller coasters. There are daily fireworks displays and an international marketplace to explore. A new evening production of the beloved Banjo Patterson poem ‘The Man from Snowy River’ features 100 animals galloping around the Spotless Stadium. And there’s a Cheese Toastie Factory churning out tasty toasties all day, every day for $2 a pop. EJ
Sydney Showground Olympic Blvd, Sydney Olympic Park 2127. 02 9704 1000. www.eastershow.com.au. Daily 9am-late. $22-$47. Mar 17-30.