Sydney Family Show Moore Park is famous for showbags of course, but whether it’s throwing a fishing line in, cuddling a lizard, spinning yourself silly on carnival rides, this year’s show packed with entertainment for the whole family. The Sydney Family Show 2021 Show will be filled with stage entertainment, an Easter Basket Scramble, furry friends at the animal nursery, and heaps more.
Sydney Family Show 2021: Insider tips from families
- Many families report a long wait (up to an hour) at the gate, even with pre-purchased tickets, so be prepared to wait
- There is limited shade and undercover areas, so ensure you bring hats, water and wear sunscreen (and reapply!)
- As always, packing your own food and drink is a cheaper and often healthier option (some reported long lines for food)
- There is also limited seating for eating lunch, so try the market stalls area where there’s undercover tables and chairs
Carnival rides require coupons, so plan for this cost in addition to entry. There are a few free activities, but it will be difficult to dissuade kids from wanting a turn on those tempting rides! Thrill seekers can flock to adrenaline-fuelled carnival rides such as the Super Sizzler and YoYo while the more sedate Classic Carousel and dodgem cars will also bring delight.
Price to ride: You can purchase ride coupons or opt for a 2-hour unlimited wristband.
Some of the popular carnival rides:
- Dodgem Cars
- Haunted House
- Giant Slide
- Flying Tiger
- Cup and Saucer
- Pirate Ship
- Jumping Castle
- Swinging Chairs
Carnival Games and Sideshow Alley
Try your luck on the Smash-A-Dolly, pop some balloons on the Balloon Bust, or get a lucky number on the Laughing Clowns. There are loads to choose from, so work your way down sideshow alley and show your skills! There’s also Ring Toss, Barrell Toss and Canon Blast.
- The Laughing Clowns – a show favourite where every child wins a prize!
- Lucky Envelopes – You only need one number to win a huge prize
- Smash a Plate – it’s just like when Dad does the dishes!
Shows and Stage Performances
Live stage show
Super girl Evengallenna needs your help to keep the golden egg safe for the Easter Bunny. There is a villain loose somewhere here at the Show. A great opportunity for the children to be a part of an Interactive Live Stage Show! Times available on the day.
Shimano Fish Tank
Improve your fishing skills at the Shimano Fish Tank! You can win over $20,000 in prizes and check out the latest Shimano gear. The tank display is open s10am – 5pm and there are 3 teaching shows a day.
Come face-to-face with some of the country’s most exciting reptiles! Learn about loads of reptiles like lizards, turtles, non-venomous snakes and crocodiles! Plus have the chance to take a photo with some of the animals too!
The animal nursery is included with ticket price, but do prepare for some waiting to pet the animals!
Kids have an opportunity to watch and learn about animals at the animal nursery where they can feed and pet goats, rabbits, chickens and much more!
The area is open between 10am-5pm.
Easter Basket Scramble
Available as a separate ticket add-on for an additional 10 per child, the Sydney Family Show ‘Easter Scramble’ is a hunt for children who are given a basket to collect small toys and chocolate eggs from different Egg-stations around the grounds. Reviews of the scramble have been mixed, with some parents reporting confusion from staff at the showground and disappointment with the toys.
Showbags are the best drawcard for any child at Easter, so the Sydney Family Show showbags are definitely popular!
Kids can choose between showbags with chocolates, lollies, toys, costumes, and there’s a range of cooking, fashion and sports showbags for adults.
- Killer Python
- Kit Kat
- Bertie Beetle
- Squishy Bag Of Fun
- Pretty Girl
- Lotza Dolls
- Wild Cowboy
- Mighty Knight
- Princess Sparkle
- Modern Girl
- Tool Man
- Super Hero
- Cool Ride
- Super Star
- Best Friends Forever
- Emoji Bag
Covid-19 information and safety:
You will be required to sign in to the venue.
The Sydney Family Show is following NSW Government guidelines to ensure the event site abides by all physical distancing rules, including limited numbers of exhibition stands, streamlined entry and exits points, and physically distanced queuing, this will all be monitored by COVID Marshals.
Getting to the Show, Parking, Tickets and Discounts:
Entry prices to the Sydney Family Show are $15 for an adult; $7 for a child; and $40 for a family of four – pre-booking tickets is strongly encouraged. Rides, showbags and carnival games are at an additional cost.
Discounts (valid for the Sydney Family Show Moore Park 2021):
- Dine & Discover Vouchers: The Sydney Family Show 2021 will be accepting Dine and Discover vouchers at the two main ticketboxes. Find out more about applying for yours here.
- Discounted rides: Purchase your ride coupons online for discounts. Coupons can be used for rides and games (rides require between 1- 4 coupons each).
The EQ offers 2 hours of free parking before 6pm. It has a 2,000 spot multi-storey car park open 6.00am to 2.00am, 7 days a week.
Casual parking rates:
No. of Hours Rate (Incl GST):
- 0 – 2 Free
- 2 – 3 $10
- 3 – 4 $12
- 4 – 5 $16
- 5 – 6 $20
- 6+ $30
- Evening flat rate (after 6pm) $7
Public transport: You can plan your trip via public transport here.
Essential Details: Sydney Family Show
- What: Sydney Famiy Show Moore Park
- Where: The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park. Location address for your GPS is 122 Lang Road, Moore Park
- When: Until Monday 18 April 2021
- Tickets: Entry prices to the Sydney Family Show Moore Park are $15 for an adult; $7 for a child; and $40 for a family of four – pre-booking tickets is strongly encouraged. Rides, showbags and carnival games are at an additional cost.
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