The Ekka

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10 Family passes to the Ekka to give away! The Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) has been bringing the country and city together since 1876, to celebrate and champion agriculture and the critical role it plays in our everyday... Read More


Tips for Attending the Ekka as a Family

As the longest running and largest public event in Queensland, the Ekka is the highlight of the Brisbane calendar. And why wouldn’t an occasion that involves rides and attractions, cute and cuddly animals, shows and showbags be something to look forward to?! Kids especially await this must-visit annual event with eager anticipation and excitement, so, …

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Ekka day trip – How to make the most of your visit to Brisbane for the Ekka

The secret to having a fun-filled family day out at the Ekka is all in the planning. If you live outside of Queensland’s capital and plan on attending our state’s biggest regional show, then just a little planning will make a big difference to the success of your visit. Here are our tips for out …

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How to get to and from the Ekka with minimum stress and maximum fun

The Ekka is a highlight in Brisbane’s event calendar each year, but, because of its location at the Brisbane Showgrounds, a bit of planning is needed to make it easier for families to access this inner-city venue. Brisbane Kids have researched the best ways of getting to and from the Ekka with a family, so …

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The Ultimate Guide to Saving Money at the Ekka with Kids

The tireless organisers of the Royal Queensland Show are committed to offering visitors a unique and fun-filled event every year that can be experienced regardless of budget. With even more free entertainment than ever at this year’s show, and by using our ultimate guide to saving money at the Ekka, you can enjoy all the …

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Healthy food options for families at the Ekka

Ahhh, the Ekka… home of delicious treats like Dagwood Dogs, fairy floss, Strawberry Sundaes and show bags heavy with chocolates, chips and lollies! But not all the food on offer at the Ekka is either deep fried or sugar coated. Here’s our list of the healthy food options for families at the Ekka this year. …

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The Animals You Will Meet At the Ekka

When we think of the Ekka, we often think of rides and showbags, sideshow alley and Dagwood Dogs. Yet the Ekka is at heart an agricultural show, showcasing around 10,000 beautiful animals every year. Seeing all the animals at the Ekka is a highlight for any child or adult alike. From the cute and cuddly …

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EKKA – Royal Queensland Show | August 2017

The biggest annual event on the Brisbane calendar, the Ekka is ready for a massive event in 2017. This show, with a proud tradition in farming and bringing people together, will run over 10 days from Friday 11th August – Sunday 20th August, and includes People’s Day on Wednesday 16th August, which is the the …

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The top TV and Movie showbags for kids at the 2015 EKKA

The Brisbane EKKA is just around the corner, which means it’s time for the all-important task of picking showbags! Reviewing the showbag list is always fun, but, with a huge range to choose, from making the final decision can be a little difficult. TV and Movie showbags are always a popular choice with Brisbane Kids because they are jam-packed …

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How to spend a day at the Ekka for a family of 4 for FREE*

*After paying for entry (but we can save you money on that too!). In conjunction with the Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland (RNA), we’ve come up with a guide to the perfect FREE day at the Ekka for a family of 4. Once you’ve paid your admission, our guide can enlighten you …

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Where To Buy Showbags Online

You don’t need to go to the Brisbane Ekka to buy a showbag If you’re avoiding the crowds of the Ekka, or just can’t find the time or money to go, your Brisbane Kids can still be part of the fun by purchasing a show bag online, or by making your own. Here’s our pick …

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What to do on Ekka Wednesday according to Brisbane Kids

What’s open for the Wednesday Ekka Show Holiday in Brisbane? Looking for somewhere to take your Brisbane Kids as Brisbane celebrates the Ekka Show holiday on Wednesday 10th August this year? We have put together a list below of awesome activities that you and your Brisbane kids can do on this mid-week public holiday. Remember …

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Six wonderful reasons your kids will remember the Ekka forever

If you were born and raised in Brisbane, you will probably have fond memories of trips to the Ekka as a child. Whether you religiously went with your family each year, your school class had an Ekka excursion once, your doting grandparents took you and spoiled you with showbags, or you went to the Ekka …

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What’s on at the Ekka in the Evening for Kids

As the sun sets, the excitement builds at the Ekka. Your Brisbane Kids won’t want to miss these exciting family friendly events happening in the evenings throughout the ten days of the 2015 Ekka. EkkaNITES Professional Horse Trainer & Trick Animal Trainer Frank Green | 5.15pm – 5:30pm nightly (plus various performances throughout the day …

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Why the Ekka is the perfect outing for a toddler in Brisbane

Is it a crazy idea to take your toddler to the Ekka? No way! It can be both an educational and an entertaining experience, full of wonderful encounters that your toddler will remember for years to come. Talk to the Animals The Ekka is a wonderful place to expose your toddler in a safe environment to …

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Family Packages Available At The 2017 Ekka | What Are They and How Will They Save You Money?

The Ekka can make for an amazing (albeit hectic!) day out with your Brisbane Kids and family. More than ever, it really pays to plan your Ekka trip in advance, with pre-purchased and family tickets saving you money on the day. We’re giving you the lowdown on the best value deals for families. Online Verses …

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Ekka Wonder — The goat will not eat your clothes

The Ekka — One pregnant mum, her mother-in-law and 2 crazy Brisbane kids. The Royal Brisbane Show is clearly one of those big events where you either get its magic or you don’t, and I am one of those ‘stars in my eyes’ type Ekka person. When I was young, my single mum could never afford …

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The Top 10 Reasons Why the EKKA is a Great-Value Family Day Out

1. More than 70% of the RNA Showgrounds are dedicated to free activities 2. There are nearly 300 free things to do and see at Ekka 3. Parents are encouraged to bring along a picnic rug and packed lunch 4. Parents can bring along their own water bottles and fill them up at no charge …

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