One of the most popular traditions of the Easter holidays is to visit Sydney’s annual Royal Easter Show, which starts from 23 March in 2018. This iconic event first began in 1823 to celebrate all things to do with rural communities, from award-winning scones to all types of creatures, great and small. Read on to know what to see and where to find great family accommodation in Sydney’s CBD for the event.
Sydney Royal Easter Show event details Dates: 23 March to 3 April 2018 Venues: Sydney Olympic Park, NSW 2127 Tickets: From eastershow.com.au
What’s not to be missed at the Sydney Royal Show?
Be sure to check these highlights out at this year’s Show:
The Grand Parade
This huge parade is believed to have been the first of its kind back in 1907 and is still something to behold. Wave on as you watch primary producers, community leaders, wood-chopping champions and of course, plenty of interesting animals pass by at Spotless Stadium.
Games and rides
Whether you’re up for wild thrills at the Coca-Cola Carnival or something more relaxing like a pony ride, there is a ride for everyone at this year’s Show. The kids can run riot in the Sea Circus featuring three levels of tricks, or go crazy on the Dodgem cars.
Animals of all shapes and sizes
Here’s your chance to see sheep shearing, horse handling and the daily workings of a dairy in action. Make your way to the puppy competition for a daily dose of cuteness, then watch the Canine Hero Awards for the best and bravest in furry companions.
It may sound a little strange, but we can’t wait to check out The Great Backyard Pumpkin Challenge in 2018. The 2015 record still stands for the biggest pumpkin weighing in at a whopping 728kg. Even if that isn’t broken, it’s worth checking out the pumpkins in disguise!
Where to stay for the Show
You’ll want somewhere quiet, comfortable and indulgent to put up your feet after hours of arcade games and showbag hunting at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Meriton Suites offers a multitude of options and locations for Sydney holiday accommodation, including our Church Street and George Street suites close by in Parramatta. Reserve direct for luxurious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom suites that offer up to three times the space of normal hotel rooms.