Reliving Childhood Memories At The Easter Show

The Sydney Royal Easter Show is all about great entertainment, delicious food and agricultural showcases. Most of all, however, it’s a chance to spend quality time with family and relive childhood memories.

The Easter Show was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To celebrate its return this year, the City of Parramatta worked with the organisers to give away some family passes in a competition.

When Deborah found out that she was one of the lucky winners, she rang her elderly Mum straight away to ask if she felt up to it. Her Mum’s reply was "you better believe it!".

With a family historical connection to the Show, she and her sister were excited to take their Mum on this special outing with the kids. Deborah’s Aunt, who passed away earlier this year, had been a yearly competitor in the Show. Deborah grew up visiting her Aunt’s farmhouse and admiring the hallway with show ribbons covering every square inch.

On their family trip out to the Easter Show this year, Deborah’s Mum enthralled some of the staff with some old gossip of the soap-opera worthy show politics she experienced back in the day.

The Easter Show is an event that brings out the childlike delight in anyone, no matter their age. The kids blasted their way through the day fuelled by fairy floss and loved spending their carnival coupons on rides (with much overhyped dabbing). The Pirate’s Revenge came up trumps as their favourite and they were definitely not scared at all on the Haunted House ride.

For Deborah the memory she’ll treasure the most will be seeing the childlike excitement on her Mum’s face when she was given a huge fairy floss. She also loved getting some respite from the heat of the day when they got completely saturated on the carnival log ride. Her Mum’s highlight was running into one of her carers who’d entered the millinery competition.

All in all, it was a great day out at the Easter Show and a total crowd pleaser. Quotes from the kids included "absolute best day of all time" and "so epic, dude". Deborah’s Mum enjoyed every second and fell asleep on the car journey home – a sure sign that a good time was had.

“The content and the layout of the show is well designed to cater to vastly different groups and interests,” said Deborah. “You could happily spend a whole day just on the rides, or seeing the demonstrations and shows, or viewing the exhibits.”

Part of Parramatta’s local government area, Sydney Olympic Park is home to the annual Sydney Royal Easter Show. For more information about the Show visit discoverparramatta.com/royaleastershow

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