It’s Ekka time of year here in Brisbane! The “Ekka” is the annual show or exhibition held in the city with rides, showbags, animals, entertainment and fireworks. One day, I’m sure we’ll take the kids to the Ekka, but for now we are content to take them instead to our local show held on the outskirts of the suburbs. A smaller show has much to offer a young family, without the crowds, queues or expense of a larger show!
I don’t usually include lots of photos in the one post, but I thought you’d like to see some of what the Samford Show had to offer:
This is the only entertainment we paid for.
We’ll avoid other rides for as long as possible!
Motorcycles and Vintage Cars
There are better pics of the cars, but thought you’d like to see the backdrop!
Vehicles aren’t my thing but SquiggleDad enjoyed showing the kids, and we all voted on our favourites. Little Miss 4 took her job very seriously, and carefully wrote down her number (with help) on the voting slip!
Local Fire Service
Lots of local services such as fire and police were available on the day to teach kids about safety. We enjoyed seeing inside the fire engine, and watching a demonstration of how fires behave in our local area.
Although my kids are nature-lovers and very aware of animals, their experience of farms is limited. They both enjoyed feeding and patting the baby farm animals.
My son would have been happy here all day. I was so grateful that the blokes running this stand didn’t mind a little boy sitting on their tractors. All of them.
The show is held half way between where we live, and where my folks live, so the kids enjoyed the day even more by spending it with their grandparents too.
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So what about you? Do you go to the big show held in your capital city? Do you opt for a smaller or rural show? Or is neither available to your family? And if you go, what does your family enjoy doing together?