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    I want to take ds who is 3 yrs old. I'm not sure what activities, rides etc would be suited/available for him.
    What do you think, too young?

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    I went a couple of years ago with DS1 and DS2....they were 3 and 5yo.

    They have an area that has rides just for the little kiddies so its not just all stuff for the teens/adults.

    One thing is its VERY expensive! A ride ticket is like $5...so throw in a few rides, entry, show bags, lunch and its ends up being very exey day out.

    Also there is a lot of walking to do and its so so busy as well. Personally I would wait til they are older....like 8 and onwards so they can last the distance and get the most out of it. But thats just me

    So if you go get there as soon as it opens as it gets really busy as the day progresses. Take lots of water and even snacks too. And be prepared to carry or take a pusher in case DS gets tired.

    Have fun!

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    Oh yeah....we went to the Showgrounds the otehr weekend for the Fishing and Camping show and we had DD1 who is 9mo. They had NO baby change facilities at all. It was ridiculous! And nowhere where I felt I could safely BF either.

    And a little boy got lost (he may have been 9) and he was so upset. If you go I highly recommend writing you phone number with permanent texta on their arm so if they do get lost at least they can show your number if they cant remember it.

    DS2 tends to be a wanderer so we always do this when we go somewhere like that.

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    Thanks. I have a double stroller as I have a 6m old too.
    I'm super organized so would definitely bring the whole house with me!

    Oh I like the Phone number idea!

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    We have gone every year since DS was over 1. Except last year because DD was too little. I can't wait to go this year. I know our kids can last the whole day though, or can easily nap in the stroller if they need one. If they couldn't I probably wouldn't be too keen on going.

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    Ds2 wouldnt be able to nap in my stroller, but ds1 could (has low seat back at front). However he would last until about early avo before losing the plot.

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    I'm from Adelaide it's coming here next week. Farm animals? Do u have yellow brick road where u collect fruit, milk etc I find that fun I don't know haha! I might sound hopeless sorry! Does he enjoy cars? Do they have a car event or the dog jumping it just depends on what your child enjoys I guess.

    My friends take there kids every year!! And spend about 2k :|

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    2 grand is a ridiculous amount to spend at the show!! You'd have to play like every game, go on every ride and buy every show bag to spend that much .. Oh and have lots of kids. We spend around $250 for 4 of us including entry.

    When does it start?

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    I haven't been in years, it's just too darn expensive now. The only thing I've want to take DS for is showbags and the animals and I think it would all be too much for him if I'm honest.
    I'm going to see if any of the young guys from work are going this year and ask if they mind picking up a couple of bags for us.


 

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