• Watch a lamb being born!
• See a beef cattle ultrasound!
• Talk to a farmer!
• Take part in a scientific experiment!
• Measure a horse!
• Taste some honey straight from the hive!
• See giant pumpkins!
• Plant a seed, take it home, watch it grow!
• Judge your favourite chicken!
• Milk a cow!
• Discover how much energy it takes to power up your favourite games console.
Here are just some of the great learning opportunities the boys took part in at the Ekka this year...
We started off the morning joining Max and Milly for a fun packed all singing and dancing Barnyard Boogie. Master 2 is a big fan and was very excited to see his favourite animals on stage.
The strawberry sundae, originated at the Ekka in the early 1950s and quickly became synonymous with all things Ekka. This is as an Ekka icon, we couldn't get away with not treating the boys to one! The famous sundae with its crunchy cone with layers of fresh chopped Queensland strawberries, smooth vanilla and strawberry ice-cream and clouds of fluffy cream topped with a juicy strawberry was enough to keep Master 2 quiet for a few minutes!!!!
Master 2 is animal crazy so was delighted to spend time looking at and touching these life size animals on display for the children.
The display included characters and settings from well known Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes that you had to find! Truly amazing.
And of course there was a display with trains in it!!!
Master 2 in his element as the boys pretended to drive the Fire Truck and look at all the equipment on board.