It will be a case of Easter Royals at the Royal Easter on Good Friday, April 18. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and son, aka Wills, Kate and George, are scheduled to visit the Royal Easter Show before heading across to Manly to Bear Cottage Children’s Hospice and a surf lifesaving demonstration.
With time being tight for our visiting VIPs we have a few tips that may help – arrive early to avoid the queues and head to the Steggles Poultry Pavilion – up to 200 little chickens hatch from their eggs daily and the kiddies get the opportunity to pat a day-old-chicken. After the chooks the choice gets tricky – there are dog shows, cat shows, horse shows, goat shows, pig shows, bee shows, wedge-tailed eagle shows, sheep shearing and hands-on cow milking – although George is probably a tad young for that.
George is also probably a tad young for sideshow alley but here are over 100 rides and games on offer - big tip, if the Crazy Spinning Coaster, Extreme or Freak Out are the carnival rides of choice, DO NOT give him fairy floss before the rides!
We highly recommend heading to the Woodchop Stadium where there will undoubtedly be some burly Tasmanians in blue singlets doing amazing things with axes and saws. There are also some 336 showbags to be had but best to follow the Australian way and stipulate that young George gets ONE ONLY and then maybe soften to two if the tears start rolling. We have done the homework for you – our Top Three for this year are Peppa Pig, Elmo and Dorothy the Dinosaur.
And, of course, if you are doing as the Royals are doing and visiting from out of town, Rydges Parramatta has a terrific Royal Easter Show all-inclusive package.