Showbags galore at Very Special Kids

Excitement filled Very Special Kids Hospice today as children and families supported by Very Special Kids were the first in Victoria to preview this year’s Royal Melbourne Show showbags.

Children, who had travelled with their families from across Victoria for the occasion, were thrilled as the showbags were unveiled including Minions Movie, Littlest Pet Shop, Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World, Freddo Family Deal, Peppa Pig and Frozen showbags.

Alice Zaslavski from kids’ cooking show Kitchen Whiz was there to launch the event and Minister for Consumer Affairs, the Honourable Jane Garrett, joined the children to provide all the showbag contents the official seal of approval.

Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) CEO Mark O’Sullivan said the showbag launch is a key event in the lead up to the Royal Melbourne Show and RASV looks forward to welcoming around 500,000 people who are expected to come through the gates from 19 to 29 September.

“Showbags are synonymous with the Royal Melbourne Show experience and the announcement of what’s on offer is eagerly anticipated each year. The 2015 showbag line-up caters to all ages and interests, from gourmet treats to novelty films and toys and includes a wide-range of new showbags as well as the crowd favourites.

“It was a pleasure to provide Very Special Kids the opportunity to see the showbags before everyone else. We loved seeing the delighted faces of the children with their families,” said Mr O’Sullivan.

View the fun in the gallery below: