This year was our first year taking the kids (aged 4 and 2) to the Royal Show. I was a bit worried that there wouldn’t be enough for them to enjoy and we would have to end the day short. I couldn’t have been more wrong!

We started at the pigeon and poultry pavilion which the girls loved. They liked comparing the breeds of ducks and talking about their differences.

2018 IGA Perth Royal Show

The dog shows were next. The agility shows were particularly good fun to watch and a definite highlight of the day for the girls.

2018 IGA Perth Royal Show

We then headed to the rides at kids city and had a whole family ride on the roller coaster. The ride seemed to go for ages with the operator asking us as we went past “another lap?” to which the answer was always a chorus of “yes!!”.

2018 IGA Perth Royal Show

2018 IGA Perth Royal Show

Next, we had a wander through the creative crafts which showcases some amazing products.

Next on our list was the animal nursery. The girls absolutely loved wandering through and patting the goats. We also got to see newly hatched baby parrots which were super cute.

2018 IGA Perth Royal Show 2018 IGA Perth Royal Show

We stopped for lunch at the food forum which had some very inviting options (especially at the bbq lawn 😋) but we went with a frugal lunch of cheese toasties for only $2.50. It was a nice surprise to find that there were options for all budgets and tastes.

It was then time to head down side show alley. It was fun to see the girls faces as the looked around and took in the sights and sounds of the rides and carnival games. We played a few games and the kids were so excited with their prizes!

2018 IGA Perth Royal Show 2018 IGA Perth Royal Show

Next, we checked out a wood chopping competition. We were all mesmerised with how fast and skilled the chopping was. This was such a fun competition to watch with the girls making guesses about who would win and watching them be shocked when the first log fell.

2018 IGA Perth Royal Show

The creatures great and small was our last stop. The kids particularly loved holding a rabbit, patting the pigs and holding a chick. So much cuteness in one place!

2018 IGA Perth Royal Show

We had an absolute blast at this year’s Royal Show. There are so many free things to do. We were there for about 5 hours before miss 2 was almost falling asleep while walking, but there was so much we didn’t get to.

I love that there really is something for everyone and so many things to do and see that you’re guaranteed a fantastic day out. We had such a fun day that I’m already looking forward to next year.

There is plenty of food and drink options, there’s an abundance of bathrooms and I noticed good wheelchair and pram access at many of the attractions.

2018 IGA Perth Royal Show

Kid rides in the Nova937 kiddieland are 2 for 1 between 3pm and 4pm daily, near gate 10.

2018 IGA Perth Royal Show

Half price kids entry on Thursday 27 September (4 and under are always free!).

The Royal Show is on until 29 September and located at the Claremont Showgrounds. There is a train station at Claremont Showgrounds making transport to and from really easy.

About Amy Butcher

Amy is a SAHM to 2 girls and also currently studying, part time, towards a bachelor of commerce with business law major. She loves filling her days exploring Perth and all it has to offer and sharing her adventures on her Instagram.

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