The surprising place you can still buy Royal Easter Show showbags

Kristine Tarbert
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
A young girl looks at showbags on offer at the Royal Easter Show. Photo: AP

The Royal Easter Show may be cancelled for this year leaving many disappointed but it turns out you can still do one of the most popular things - and that’s buying your children (or yourself) an iconic showbag, or ten.

As lockdowns and restrictions continue to evolve around the country to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, many families are working out ways to entertain kids at home.

Enter a little something to brighten up anyone’s day - the iconic showbags from the Royal Easter Show, which are available for purchase online for delivery straight to your door, and are being sold at your local Woolworths supermarket.

Showbags.com.au are selling a range of showbags suitable for pre-schoolers through to tweens in light of the cancellation of Easter shows around the country.

A Paw Patrol showbag. Photo: Supplied/showbags.com.au

The range includes not only delicious chocolates and confectionary, perfect for Easter treats, but also showbags full of activities including toys and art supplies to keep kids entertained. Prices range from $6.00 to $30.00

If you’ve left it too late to nab one online in time for Easter never fear.

Showbags.com.au has also teamed up with Woolworths to bring the magic of Sydney Royal Easter Show to homes in New South Wales, with 12 themed Showbags now available on shelves across the state.

The range of novelty Showbags at local Woolworths stores include Bakugan, Barbie, Friends, Hatchimals, Harry Potter, Hot Wheels, LOL, Paw Patrol, Peter Rabbit, PJ Masks, Pokémon and Stranger Things.

The Woolworths collection consists of 12 themed bags - all for $30.00 each.

Harry Potter showbag. Photo: Supplied/showbags.com.au

Chicane Showbags, who are known for creating the popular Allen’s, Bertie Beetle, Milkybar and KitKat showbags have also jumped on board.

You can order any of these showbags to be delivered to your home at showbagshop.com.au.

Easter Show cancelled amid outbreak

It’s a little bit of positive news after it was revealed the Sydney Royal Easter Show would be cancelled for the first time in nearly a century due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“This is the first time the Sydney Royal Easter Show has been cancelled because of a public health emergency since the Spanish flu pandemic in 1919,” Royal Agricultural Society (RAS) president Robert Ryan said in a statement at the time of the announcement.

The Easter Show has been cancelled for 2020. Photo: Getty Images

The show was due to begin on April 3 and more than 800,000 people were expected to attend the 12-day event.

The RAS said on its website the decision was made “for the safety and wellbeing of our patrons and visitors”.

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