Vacations are all about exploring new worlds, embracing new cultures and creating everlasting memories. And what better way to experience it all than a road trip to Royal Melbourne Show 2016!.
A brainchild of the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria in 1848, The Royal Melbourne Show is held every year in the month of September when the air is sweet and mindful of spring blossoms. This annual agriculture show is a wonderful concoction of quintessential rustic old-world charm and the contemporary taste of Australia.
Find the best deals on car hire in Melbourne and drive around with your family for an enjoyable yet comfortable tourism experience.
Here is the list of 5 best things you can do at the Royal Melbourne Show 2016.
Meet the prize-winning animals of the country
Watch buffalo cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, horses, dogs, goats, alpacas, cats, pigs and domestic fowl compete in various championships and root for your favorite contestants. You can also visit The Animal Farmyard, The Farmhouse and Jayco Animal Nursery to see farm life firsthand.
From Vintage Cartoons to Music Artists
If you are travelling with young kids, don’t forget to reserve seats for the Looney Tunes Classroom Capers show. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety and Sylvester will have your kids squeal in delight. The many latest hits belted out by an eclectic team of music artists is bound to cheer up your teenaged kids. After the entertaining cartoon show and musical performance, head towards Herald Sun Arena to watch fireworks and motocross stunts.
Discover Your Arty Side
Indulge in arts, crafts and cooking activities and discover your creative potential at the Melbourne Show. This kids-friendly zone holds nearly 4000 intricate artworks created by talented artists and chefs whose items on display vary from crochet and embroidery to photography, cakes and preserves. After browsing leisurely through them all, try your hand at cake decorating, crochet, embroidery, and knitting.
Thrilling Adventure Rides
Unleash your fun side and make the most of Coca-Cola Thrillseekers Carnival, Kids Carnival and Adventure Carnival at the agricultural show. These carnivals are home to some of the greatest adrenaline-boosting rides.
Casual and Fine Dining Experience
Savour the taste of Australia’s best produce at the Royal Melbourne Show. Some of the finest food and drink experiences are found at the Winning Tastes Pavilion where you will enjoy Australia’s most celebrated Pop-up restaurants, more than 10 Brew Bars, BBQ food joints, Cocktail Bars, and the Australian Food Awards Deli.
Details of the Royal Melbourne Show
Date: 17th September to 27th September
Venue: Royal Melbourne Showgrounds. Ascot Vale, Victoria, Australia
Timing: 10 am to 9 pm
Entry fees: Adult (15 years and above) – $29, Concession – $21, Children (5 to 14 years) – $16, Family A (2 adults & 2 children) – $74, Family B (1 adults & 3 children) – $60. There’s an early bird discount of up to 25%, if you book tickets by or before 31st August.