For a while the Sydney Royal Easter Show was at Moore Park, until Fox Studios came along, of which is now the Entertainment Quarter today. The Royal Agricultural Society decided to move the show to Sydney's Olympic Park to coincide with the 2000 Olympic Games at the time, and to this day, the show is still a great success. With some of my friends, of who have lived in Sydney their entire life, were grown up with key family traditions of always going to the 'easter show' once every couple of years due to the expense; while there are other families that go to the show every year without fail. Does your family go every year? Why?
Furthermore, what is the highlight of the show for your family? The animals? Rides? Show bags?
My family has vague intentions every year but if it works out there isn't a convenient day for us, it's no issue (we avoid the Easter weekend, because of the crowds). Much of the show is the same and its a bit expensive, but that said, it's an excuse for the whole family to spend the day together and it is pretty fun. I've actually been so often now that I know my way around well and I do like the different shows that take place every few years (like the diving pigs, for example).
My family goes once every couple of years. It gets too boring otherwise, and the Easter Show is meant to be a treat, not a regular indulgence. The pennies for many families can simply add up. The Sydney show is great, however the Royal Melbourne Show (equivalent held in September each year) has more farm animals and more adult friendly show bags than the Sydney show has.
Yes, my family and I usually go every year. I live really close to where the show is located so we just walk down and it's really nice. I love looking at all the little shops and stalls and the interesting crafts and food. Of course everyone in my family goes crazy over show bags.
I went to the very last 1 at Moore Park, & the very 1st 1 at where ever itís held now. My husband & I went this year, 2015, by bus from where we live, but it was raining, & the place had no shelter for the queue, so we retuned on the same bus.