We just spent the day at Ekka and whilst we're tired (and some of us just a teensy bit emotional), we had a fantastic day. As a family of four, we all took away different ideas of what made the day so good.
Dad is a born and bred Queenslander who relives his childhood each time we revisit with our own children. He has a particular order of how the day should progress and very specific objectives to fulfill culminating in a Dagwood Dog, butter sandwiches and a strawberry sundae.
Mum grew up about as far from the Ekka as is possible and let's just say, Ekka is not her gastronomic ideal. Whilst the animals and the produce hall were impressive, I've got to say, for me the dodgems were a standout. The old rides are the best rides and there's nothing like ramming your husband and son to release the stresses of parenting.
Miss Four was surprisingly impressed with the sight of a sheep giving birth right before her very young eyes. I will admit I was a bit unsure what reaction this would receive yet both children were suitably in awe with not one "Eeeewww" between them.
Master Six, needless to say, had his sights set on the showbags from the moment we uttered the words, "Let's go to Ekka today". We managed to distract him briefly with a bounce on the bungee trampoline but he was a man on a mission.
The fun is only just starting so why not share your tips for a truly excellent Ekka experience?