Celebrating the festive Easter season for the fifth year in a row, Dodo Sydney Family Show is the largest Easter Show alternative, and an event in it’s own right –– offering an affordable option for families, fittingly run by a family. An intimate, locally owned business hosts this impressive event, which has become increasingly popular due to it’s free entry, while still offering a striking array of activities, carnivals, entertainment and attractions you would expect from the long-familiar Sydney Royal Easter show. Not only is this show evidently an inexpensive substitution to enjoy these Easter holidays, but you can access many free activities and entertainment inside, without having to calculate how much of your savings you’re willing to compromise for a hopping Easter. The icing on this gratis treat is the complimentary parking at the show –– the first two hours at the Entertainment Quarter car park is free, and the show is also easily accessible by public transport.
“We have purposely built a Show that can be enjoyed by everyone, we appreciate how expensive a day out with the whole family can be, and our goal was to provide a real Show experience without the worry of breaking the bank,” Britt Osborne, Show Director said.
This year more than 300,000 eager Sydneyites are estimated to attend this festival, having also attracted the partnership with Disney this year, it’s sure to please the entire family. Some of the highlights include :
Down at the Showring, Dusty from Planes Fire & Rescue, Lightning McQueen and friends will be available for a meet and greet in our hosting city. For the first time in Australia, CARS fans have the long-anticipated opportunity to spend some quality time with their popular disney favourites. With only 3 Lightning McQueens in the world, you can imagine the hype, especially at no cost! A Looney Tunes Stage Show will also be presented daily. The whole gang is going back to school at the Acme Academy this year, and these crazies will be performing for their Looney fans.
If you’re looking for a crazy bargain amid cute creatures you’ve struck gold! For $5 The Sydney Family Easter Show gives you an all-access-pass to be face-to-face, hand-to-hand and heart-to heart with all the animals you could ask for. Complete with all baby farmyard animals including piglets, ducks, chicks, fawns, puppies, kittens, goats, calves and lambs, there’s many adorable babies to make your kids feel right at home. The adults wont be missing out as these little ones are taken care of by their parents the whole time, so there will be pigs, chickens, deer, dogs, cats, cows and sheep attending as well. You may even catch a pig race! Noah’s Racing Pigs is a great little competition to satisfy your craving this year to witness and cheer on adorable piglets making their way through an obstacle course, fighting to be the first little oinker to pass the finish line, place your bets!
The pack from Circus Avalon will bring their favourite acts from their astonishingly successful, crowd-pleasing Show “Tutto” to the Moore Park area under a mystic circus tent. Presented in 20 minute shows, several times a day at the show ground. Each of the performances will be something to look out for, with professional aerialists and ground performers, from the spin sisters on an aerial ring, to the Phantom & the Strongman balancing in inspired, charming ways using each other as support. Come and be awed by this circus goody this Easter.
Markets and Rides
Ride as many rides as you want, or can handle in 4 hours! All for a one-time low price of $35 or only $110 for a Family Pass. With over 25 rides available to keep you entertained for 240 minutes. Alternately, for those who want to try only a few –– you can pay per ride of your choice for only $5. The rides offered include Dodgems, Classic Carousel, Giant Yoyo, Cup And Saucer, Giant Slide, Blue Mouse, Jungle Gym, Adrenaline Rush, Windjammer, Fire Engine, Super Sizzler and many more, plus 4 new rides for this year: Top Gun, Hurricane, Traffic Jam, and Circus Train.
An amazing international food menu will be also offered to all guests in addition to the usual carnival favourites at the Dodo Sydney Family show –– including food markets, kiosks and stalls.
Like the Easter show, this family-owned equivalent is complete with a scope of Showbags at very affordable prices, the Killer Python, Wild Cowboy, Milky Bar, Pirates, Police, Fire and Rescue, Cool Ride, Princess Sparkle, Lotza Dolls, just to name a few. Sure to appeal to a range of kids and adults, there’s a bag for you!
“Whether it’s watching the racing pigs or supporting the local dance groups performing on stage, we have plenty to see and do that is suitable for all age groups.”
Apr 2-12, 10am – 5pm on 2nd April, 10am – 6pm for the Easter long weekend (3-6 April) and 10am – 5pm from the 7th April through to the 12th, Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park, Free, sydneyfamilyshow.com.au/
By Rocio Belinda Mendez