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It's Royal Melbourne Show time! 

'It was the best in the universe!' Said Mr almost 5 as we left the show this evening and he wasn't even joking.

Where do I start? Parking?

There is parking at the show, at the local primary school and in some random people's front yard sometimes! There are gates on Epsom Rd, Langs Rd and via the car park as well as access via the train station.

Here are a few tips for a well executed day out.

Tip 1: plan your day. There is so much to see and do, it's a good idea to know when the various shows are on so you can work the other activities around them. The boys would have loved the Looney Toons show on at 11 and 12.30, but we didn't arrive until 3pm. We also left before the fireworks at 8.15.

Tip 2: have a good look around at the rides before you take up a multi-ticket discount offer - the rides are run by different operators so make sure that you're getting the right

amount of tickets for the right rides.

Tip 3: there are so many things that you can do for free, you just need to look out for them- there's colouring in, the animal nursery (my fave!) loads of shows including the Looney Tunes, performers including Anthony Callea, Jessica Mauboy, fireworks & much more, check it out here.

Tip 4: make the Show bags the last stop. But I don't need to tell you that, you already know.

Tip 5: bring cash for the rides, some of them don't accept eftpos and it can be a while before you come across one.

Our highlights included:

The kids carnival, that's where we spent most of our time (& money!) the boys enjoyed their very first roller coaster and had an absolute ball on the kids dodgems'

This Honey Pot Choc Top from Messina. It's located near the Masterchef building

And of course the show bags. Both kids were playing with theirs right til they went to bed tonight.

It was a great way to kick off the holidays. Thanks for an incredible day!!

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