How wonderful is it to be able to have the Easter Show go ahead this year! On from April 1 – 12 at the Sydney Showground, most things are the same the year, but look out for this symbol ⭐️ where things might be slightly different.
Let’s talk $$
$280. That’s how much we reckon you need to “do” the Easter Show as a family of 4. Yes, you could spend more without batting an eyelid, but our guide is about avoiding blowouts. This year pubic transport is not included, so we’ve factored in the cost of pre-booked parking / public transport. We also increased the food and rides coupon budget by $10 each – we’re feeling generous! ;p
- Tickets – buy early bird tickets online = $99.50
- Getting there – public transport is not included this year – $20 ⭐️
- Rides tickets – 50 coupons = $50
- Show bags (2 – 4 per child) = $80
- Food – BYO lunch and buy 1 treat each = $30
Let’s go into detail
- The early bird Family Pass is $99.50 until midnight on the 31st of March so get in quick and buy your tickets now
- Entry is free for children 3 years and under
- If you don’t mind going after 4pm twilight tickets are $32 for adults and $10 for children
- The last day of the show is known as Kids Day and tickets are half price for children
- ⭐️ The cost of public transport is not included in the ticket price this year, so we’ve factored in $20 to cover public transport or pre-booked parking
- All the information about bus and train routes can be found here
- Taxis will be available on Herb Elliott Ave (near Australia Ave) during the day until 5pm and then on Murray Rose Ave (near the Coca-Cola Carnival gate) from 5pm until 11pm
- Good news – once you walk through the gates most of the entertainment is free! From arts & crafts to patting farmyard animals, displays of milking cows or shearing sheep and competitions such as wood chopping and horse riding – there is HEAPS to see and do
- Kids will love the animal walk, the farmyard nursery and the Woolworths Dome
- Download the free Easter Show App to get the latest on what’s on each day (and where the closest toilets are!)
- $50 will get you 50 coupons, $20 will get you 22 coupons – these can be purchased at the show
- There is an option to purchase ride coupons at 20% off, but only for bundles of either 110 coupons ($96) or 135 coupons ($108) – purchase them here
- There is an unlimited wristband deal ($35), only available to the first 6,000 people on Thursday 1 April (for use between 10am – 2pm)
- Most rides in the kids carnival area are 4 to 8 coupons
- Somes rides won’t require adult accompaniment and some rides will be free for adults to accompany – look for those ones!
- If you’re on a budget or trying to eat healthily, definitely pack lunch and drinks
- There are free water refill stations throughout the show
- For a bargain lunch, look for the food truck selling cheese toasties for $2 and a 300ml Moove for $3 – winning!
- As a guide, a bag of fairy floss is $5, a cup of Lemonade is $5, Cheese on a Stick is $5, a bottle of water is $5 and soft drink is $5.50
Research show bags in advance to see if you can get a step ahead when it comes to negotiating with the kids. Here is the show bag guide – you can filter by kids bags
Before you enter the show, explain to the kids exactly how the day will run, how many show bags you’re willing to buy, whether or not they can have fairy floss etc. Maybe they can decide between a treat and a balloon or another version of Easter show temptation. Be upfront and stick to your guns, kindly of course! 🙂
Don’t forget to remind your kiddies how lucky we are that we can attend events like the Easter Show in Australia this year!