Wednesday, 12 March 2014
Monopoly, cowboy hats and fairy wings were the order of the day when 30 kids from Westmead Children’s Hospital and Royal Far West were let loose on the sea of 336 Showbags to select their top picks at today’s Sydney Royal Showbag Launch.
“From enduring favourites like Bertie Beetle and Warheads to 28 new Showbags in 2014, hunting down the perfect bag is one of the great traditions the Show has to offer,” said Michael Collins, Chief Operating Officer of the Sydney Royal Easter Show (the Show).
“There’s nothing better than the shuffling of Showbags, the unmistakable smell of the Showbag Pavilion and the sweet treats of Jelly Beans and Wonka Chocolate. It really is a feast for the senses.
“But not everyone is looking for a sweet treat – there are plenty of dress ups for the young and young at heart including NRL State of Origin, Peppa Pig and Skylanders Swap Force,” Mr Collins said.
Parents can also get in on the action with Darrell Lea, Athletica and A Little Luxury sponsored by Prevention Magazine.
To prepare for the busy Showbag Pavilion, Showgoers can make their choice ahead of time using an online wish list and budget tool available on the Show website.
“This year, 127 Showbags are $10 and under, making them even more accessible to families on a budget. Our Top 5 Showbags $10 and under include, Cadbury Dairy Milk, Super Hillier’s Flip The Tree Frog , Wagon Wheel, Twisties Regular and Gag Magic,” Mr Collins said.
“One dollar will buy you Blinky Bill and Hiller’s ‘Flip The Tree Frog’ so you don’t have to go home empty handed.
“My advice is: visit www.eastershow.com.au and make the most of all the great discounts we have on offer at this year’s Show. Family Showlink tickets are just $99.20 when you purchase online before 31 March – and that includes same-day return public transport.
“There are also some great savings to be made on carnival rides and food by being
organised and planning ahead of time,” Mr Collins said.
Top 10 Showbags for 2014 (in no particular order):
The Wiggles – $25
Monopoly – $25
Nestle Show Stopper – $10
Peppa Pig – $25
Tiny Teddy – $13
Elmo – $25
PlayDoh – $22
Hubba Bubba – $5
Coca-Cola Backpack – $25
Darrell Lea Pig Out Bag – $18
Top 5 Showbags, $10.00 and under (in no particular order): (PTO)
Cadbury Dairy Milk Super – $10
Hillier’s Flip The Tree Frog – $1
Wagon Wheel – $8
Twisties Regular – $6
Gag Magic – $10
The Sydney Royal Easter Show runs from Thursday 10 April to Wednesday 23 April, 2014. Excellence in Agriculture Day will be celebrated on 15 April.