23rd - 30th SEPTEMBER, 2017
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 Powers Illusionist Stage Spectacular
Prepare yourself for a fast paced, action packed show of mystery and suspense combined with hilarious audience participation routines. This is a breathtaking new show of illusions, levitations and escapes, which with the combination of Sam’s slick humour, visual gags and quick one-liners is the perfect family entertainment package. Sam Powers will perform at 11.00am, 1.00pm and 3.00pm daily in the Entertainment Theatre. Find out more about Sam Powers Illusionist Stage Spectacular here.
Sam Powers Jaws of Death Show
Daily at 6pm at The Plaza is Sam Powers (from The Illusionists) attempting a death defying magician escape from a straight jacket while hanging from a flaming set of steel jaws. It’s guaranteed to put you on the edge of your seat. Find out more about Sam Powers - Jaws of Death
Dance of the Drones
For the first time in Australia, Shooting Star
drones will coordinate with 40 on-ground dancers to bring us an amazing show
that will light up the sky in spectacular fashion. Catch the performance
nightly at 7:15pm in the Main Arena. Find more information about Dance of the Drones here.
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.
Discounted Entry & Giveaway
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 -
1. Thursday 28th September is half price kids entry day, but only for tickets purchased on the day at the gate.
2 Discounted tickets can be purchased online until 22nd September or at IGA until 30th September (Save $4/adult and $2/child).
3. Entry after 5pm every day saves $10/adult and $5/child on normal entry prices.
4. Visit with the Grandparents Friday, 29th September. Seniors enter for half price, but only for tickets purchased on the day at the gate
Follow the Yellow Brick Road and Cheese Toasties
Great value for money and a great way to
navigate around the Show, on Tuesday 26th September, the Yellow
brick road is half price. Don’t miss out on cheese toasties & smoothies, free fresh fruit, giveaways at stops, paint the giant wall mural, fly a drone, milk a cow, get your face painted and much more. The Cheese Toasties are a great way to enjoy something to eat on a budget and you can usually get discounted yoghurt and dairy drinks also at the WA Dairy Pavilion. Find out more about the Yellow Brick Road and Cheese Toasties here.
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.
Daily shows on the Family Fun Stage at 10.30am. At babyballet®, we make learning to dance an unforgettable and magical experience for you and your little one. Come along to our interactive and magical show and meet Twinkle and Teddy as they give you and your little one the chance to dance, gain confidence and shine in a fun, caring and supportive environment. Find out more about Baby Ballet here.
Time in Space Circus
Be amazed by Time in Space’s fusion of movement mayhem and high flying acrobatics.Daily shows at 11.00am, 1.00pm, 3.00pm and 5.00pm in The Plaza area. Find out more about Time In Space Circus here.
Kids Boot Camp
Over 75 metres long, full of amazing challenges including mazes, slides, obstacle courses and much much more! Imagine a mega jumping castle, but with everything that a jumping castle was meant to be, plus more! Twice as big and a million times more fun! We think this is the best value ride at the Perth Royal Show for kids at $8.00. (Last year it was located near a coffee outlet so was a great place stop for a coffee while the kids conquered the course). 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.
Funky Monkey Bars
Let the kids swing, climb and play on a big range of funky monkey bar play combinations. You can find them up near the wood chop area and they are offering 10% OFF their big range of Funky Monkey Bar models and accessories so you can maybe get some of your Christmas shopping list ticked off at the same time. www.funkymonkeybars.com
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.
Find out more about the Perth Royal Show and what's on at www.perthroyalshow.com.au.