Perth Royal Show

22nd - 29th September 2018

The IGA Perth Royal Show has been a long running highlight of the Spring School holidays. This year the show features a lot of long-time favourites as well as some never before seen performances and exhibitions. We have rounded up our top picks of family friendly things to do at the show and some tips if you are visiting on a budget.

Sam Perry
Sam Perry will perform on Saturday 22 September in the Main Arena at 7.45 pm. Sam Perry is a one man orchestra. Armed with only a loop station, effect pedal and microphone Perry is able to create layer upon layer of haunting vocal harmonies, heavy basslines and break-beat, beat boxed rhythms – live on the spot. Find out more... 

Shannon Noll
Shannon Noll will perform Sunday 23rd September in the Main Arena at 6.30pmShannon Noll has captured the hearts and minds of music fans around Australia and overseas with his raw, gifted rock voice. He remains one of the most recognisable names and faces in the Australian music industry with only a few matching his success. Find out more...

IGA Cooking with Kids
Kids get to takeover the kitchen and cook up some delicious Cheese Scruffins and a healthy trifle. There are five 30 minute sessions daily in the Farm to food pavilion. Get in early as the sessions tend to fill up fast! Find out more about IGA Cooking with Kids here.

Racing and Diving Pigs
Back for another year are the highly entertaining racing and diving pigs. Watch on as the pigs race around the circuit and then dive from 2.5m high into a pool. There are five shows daily happening near Gate 8. Find out more about Racing and Diving Pigs here.

Dock Dogs Show Performances
Daily shows in the DockDogs area near the Woodchop Arena at 11.30am, 1.00pm, 2.30pm and 4.00pm.

DockDogs is a water sport for dogs that essentially involves leaping off a purpose built platform into a pool after a floatable toy. Find out more about Dog Dogs Show Performances here.

Discounted Entry
This year the Royal Show has different discounts and giveaways running for every day of the show. Here are some ways to save on entry  -

  • Thursday 24th September is half price kids entry day, but only for tickets purchased on the day at the gate.
  • Discounted tickets can be purchased online until 22nd September or at IGA until 29th September (Save $4/adult and $2/child).
  • Entry after 5pm every day saves $10/adult and $5/child on normal entry prices.
  • Visit with the Grandparents Friday, 28th September. Seniors enter for half price, but only for tickets purchased on the day at the gate

Find out more about discounted entry here.

Agventure Trail (formerly the Yellow Brick Road)
The AGVENTURE Trail is included in your entry ticket to the show, with exhibits open daily from 9am to 8pm. Replacing the pre-existing IGA Follow the Yellow Brick Road, AGVENTURE Trail provides a free show program at Information Booths to complete the hands-on interactive activities with a chance to win one of the many prizes on offer, including a family pass for four people to the 2019 Perth Royal Show! Find out more...

2 for 1 Kids Rides
For kids rides tickets purchased between 3pm and 4pm daily at Gate 10, you’ll receive two tickets for the price of 1 (normally $6 per ticket). Tickets can be used until 7pm on the day of purchase. Find out more about 2 for 1 Kids Rides here.

Lotterywest Fireworks Spectacular
Be captivated by the kaleidoscope of colour, music and intensity at the nightly Firework Display. Nightly from 8pm in the Main Arena. Find out more about the fireworks here.

Kids Boot Camp
Over 75 metres long, full of amazing challenges including mazes, slides, obstacle courses and much much more! We think this is the best value ride at the Perth Royal Show for kids at $8.00. This year it's located on Roberts Road, not far from the Dairy Pavillion. Find out more about Kids Boot Camp here.

Creatures Great and Small Pavilion
At Creatures Great and Small three little pigs retreat to their houses of wood, straw and brick, chicks, cavies and rabbits will be waiting for a gentle pat or cuddle while camels keep the alpacas and goats company through the Show. Open 9am - 6pm daily. Find out more about the Creatures Great and Small Pavilion here.

Cheese Toasties
The super popular cheese toastie is back for 2018 - available in the WA Dairy Pavillion from 9am - 5pm. Perfect for an on the go snack while at the Perth Royal Show. Find out more...

101+ Free Things To Do at the Show
Ranging from the Flight Centre Spectacular Fireworks display every evening, to cooking, cake decorating, Scitech’s unique exhibition, walking among animals and getting a chance to pet and cuddle some of them, shearing demonstrations, horse events, street entertainment, dancing dogs, racing and diving pigs … the list is exciting and endless. Download the 101+ Free Things to do and see brochure here...

Getting There
Why not catch the train or bus and avoid the hassle of parking. Purchase a family rider ticket and save. Up to 7 persons can travel on a family rider ticket (2 full paying adults and 5 concession fares). See the Transperth website to plan your trip.

If you are driving expect to have to pay around $10 - $15+ for a parking space at a local residence or in the allocated Perth Royal Show car parks.

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