Walkthrough of FREE Kids Activities at 2021 Waroona Show | Presented by the Waroona Agricultural Society
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For an entertaining family day out that doesn’t break the bank, while also, giving children an opportunity to see a bit of farm life... Look no further than the 2021 Waroona Show!
Held on the last Saturday of the September- October School Holidays and Waroona being 1.5 hrs away from Perth, it’s perfect for a day trip.
The Waroona Ag Society has made it easy for visiting Perth families by organizing a free Park N Ride bus to the showgrounds from the Waroona Recreation & Aquatic Centre on Hill Street. However, if you’re early, parking is free around the showgrounds.
Don’t feel like driving? Catch the Australind Train either from Perth City or Armadale Station. The Australind arrives in Waroona at 11 am, not far from the Showground, departing at 3:30 pm for Perth. For train tickets, visit the Trans WA website.
Before the event, by purchasing tickets online, you can cut the line by getting tickets scanned at the gate to enter through the fast-track lane.
Pick up an event map and program for a full day of event highlights and activities but we’ve got you covered … simply scroll down this page and click a button.
For your convenience, we’ve also organized a Kid Friendly Map with the Waroona Ag Society so your whole day can be planned without the kids ever getting bored for one minute! This map also provides a trail of FREE activities happening in and around the show.
Don’t miss the big circus tent of Circus Challenge!
Make it your first stop, kids will get an opportunity to try their hand at circus skills and it’s totally free. It also gives you a chance to take a bit of a break after the drive down.
What would an Ag Show be without animal experiences?
The Waroona Show offers plenty including:
- Pet & cuddle baby farm animals at the Old Macdonalds Farm display.
- Redz Peel Zoo where they can again interact with native animals.
- Farm shed to see sheep shearing demonstrations and variety of farm animals to see up close.
- Poultry Shed (green shed just up from the Log Chops) look at all the different chooks, ducks and geese.
Inside the Men’s Shed, a big cream building, admire the artistry and craftmanship of Waroona locals. Kids will have fun guessing what the artist created out of ‘rubbish’ in the Outdoor Upcycled/Recycled Competition.
Follow noises to Funland, created for families with younger kids (Toddler to 6 years old), it offers an entertainment space without the hustle and bustle of a busy sideshow alley.
Little ones will enjoy experiencing:
- Assortment of ride on cars and trikes set against a backdrop of traffic lights, stop signs and little roadways.
- Play kitchens
- Sand play
- Giant games and puzzles.
Looking around, it’s hard to miss the Big Digger!
It’s not every day that city kids, adults as well, can take the controls of an actual, working hydraulic digger. Pick up and dump plastic balls in a pit.
Other free activities worth checking out include the Climbing Wall.
In and amongst the crowd, you may meet Pirateman Michael roving through the crowd, kindly ask him where and when he’ll be giving free workshops.
Hungry? Walk down Food Truck Alley.
Nearby, the Children’s Activity Tent offers free art and crafts for kids to create and sit for a while. Find the Parent’s Tent within walking distance to mingle with locals.
Spot a very pretty tent to meet the Eco Fairies, happy to entertain the kids, providing time for a break. Enjoy free face painting around the oval.
On the Main Stage, read the program to see what’s happening on the stage that your family will enjoy.
Head towards the Hall, it’s the older style red brick building and inside, you’ll find:
- Supersonic Science Show set up with free kids activities and games.
- Local exhibits including cooking, flowers, fruit and vegetables, art and craft, sewing and woodwork.
Further north, the local Firestation has been transformed into the Photography and Children’s Hall. Admire what local kids have been busy making during their school holidays set to a display backdrop of Volunteer Firefighter uniforms and boots.
Outside, hear log chopping in rhythm, it’s the log choppers making short work of jarrah with quick, strong and accurate blows.
Have you seen miniature cattle before?
Walk further up from the log choppers to find them these friendly cows.
Ask the owner if the kids can have a pat.
Near 1pm, the Sheep Dog Trails have started.
Watch clever dogs round up sheep and get them through gates and pens carefully listening to the instruction of the farmer. The bond between a farmer and their sheep dog is always wonderful to watch.
Wander on, you’ll smell and hear Trade Cattle before you see them!
Safely walk and admire these big beasts.
On the hill, there’s a big colourful shed called the Farm/History Shed.
Inside, among many other activities, are ladies spinning wool.
Kids can have a go and help using the spare spinning wheel.
Next, sit the kids down on the padded mat to a sheep shearing demonstration. Sensory bins in the Farm shed are filled with wool, lupin, hay and sand for kids to play with. What’s hidden inside each one?
There’s a pet lamb or two in there for children to meet, as well as, a big TV showing what a farmers does with his time!
Walk through the History section of the shed and marvel at how some of the pioneering families lived. Help the local Lions’ Club with their Animal Nursery with a donation for the whole family to walk through and interact with lambs, chickens, baby goats, mini ponies, rabbits and maybe… even a puppy or small donkey.
Ready to sit down again and just watch something?
On the oval, under the shade of the trees, is a sandpit for the kids to play in.
Have a seat and some refreshments and watch as horses are put through their paces.
In this area, you’ll find a wooden Milking Cow where the kids can try their hand at milking her!
Later in the afternoon, at 2:30pm, come back to watch the horses and riders compete in the 6 Bar Jumps.
Love fire engines? How about helicopters?
On the footy oval, check out the Fire Engines on display, there’s even an RAC Helicopter simulator for older kids and adults to try flying.
In this part of WA, the RAC Helicopter offers an invaluable service to the community, you will be humbled by the work of these dedicated people.
By now, just about everything that’s FREE has been covered in this walkthrough.
If possible, stay for the last and best free thing of all, the Alcoa Fireworks at 8pm!
The friendliest country show in WA, the 2021 Waroona Show is on Saturday 9 October, gates open 8am and spectacular Fireworks ending at 8pm.
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Mini Digger | Free, All Day
Circus Challenge | FREE, All Day
FunLand | Dedicated entertainment area for Toddlers - 6 yrs old, All Day
Old Macdonalds Farm | FREE, 8am-4pm
Redz Peel Zoo | FREE, All Day
Pirate Michael Fire Show | Evening, 7pm-7.20pm
Farm Shed with sheep shearing display & farm animals to pet | All Day, 8am-5pm
Lions Tractor Train | Gold Coin Donation, All Day
Alcoa Fireworks Display | Evening, 8pm
Click buttons below to find both the Full Event program, as well as, a Kids In Perth exclusive Kid Friendly Map that guides families through the entire show, marking out free and affordable entertainment.
Book Online To Save
- Adult | $18 per person, normally $20pp @ Gate
- Children 5-16 | $10 per child, Children under 5 FREE
- Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) | $48 per family, Save $2
- Aged Pensioners | $10 per person