Every year at this time, there is a large annual show in our city – the Royal Melbourne Show.
We went 2 years ago after I won tickets to a special Bananas In Pyjamas Birthday party. The boys got to dance, wriggle and shake with B1, B2, the teddies and Rat-in-a-hat. They even sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to BC once they learnt it was his birthday. It was a special day out.
The Melbourne Show has special place for me because I worked there, selling junk food for about 8 years, through high school and Uni. It was always a full on, but very fun 10 days.
This year, however, I just couldn’t quite come at the expense of the Show. It’s a lot of money to get in and then once you’re in everything, and I mean EVERYTHING is expensive.
Keen to find an alternative, I discovered The Doveton Show, held at Myuna Farm – a farm at the edge of the city where you can go to feed, pet and learn more about farm animals.
We’d never been there before and my expectations of the Show itself weren’t particularly high, I was just hoping that it would at least get BC off my back about ‘going to the Show’.
BUT it turned out to be a fabulous, fabulous afternoon out!
For a start, they had allocated loads of disabled car park very close to the venue, so BC was able to walk from the car to the farm. Yay!
And the activities were fab! BC and Bean got to climb up on a Fire Truck – BC even had a go of driving.
There were side show games – the boys loved putting the balls in the clown’s mouths, and ‘catching’ a boat to win a prize. And there were rides. A wonderful car merry-go-round which they both adored and a great train ride around part of the farm.
And of course, the animals. The boys loved seeing all the animals and were lucky enough to even feed some baby goats.
We bought show bags and a very fun bubble gun and had a great day out – and all for under $30!!!! We’ll definitely be going again next year.