Schoolkids have a great day out at the Royal Show

2008-05-28 00:00

The SABC mobile kiddies’ lunchtime show came to the Royal Show yesterday — half price day — and pupils from across the province thronged the showgrounds with beaming faces and screams of excitement as they enjoyed rides at the funfair, looked at snakes at the snake park and, once the SABC show began, sat with eyes glued to the stage.

A group of boys in the snake park were amazed at how huge some of the pythons were.

“Check it out, bra, he’s so big and fat and now he’s moving. Do you think he can break through the glass?” asked one boy leaning over the barricade to get as close to the enclosed rock python as he could.

The snake park is located at the back of the stage of the main arena and for an entry fee of R5 for children and R10 for adults, one can see green and black mambas, cobras, pythons, house, corn and other snakes, tortoises, turtles, monitors, a crocodile and gruesome pictures of what people with snake bites look like.

Each enclosure has a detailed description describing the reptiles.

The funfair was very busy yesterday in comparison to Monday and Tuesday and no matter where in the showgrounds you were, you could hear the shrill screams of children dropping from a height of about 10 metres on the “Free Fall” ride.

The SABC roadshow for children was a blast for young and older pupils who watched and screamed as their favourite YoTv presenters and animated characters came to


The show will be broadcast at the main arena again tomorrow.

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