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Kids opt for traditional show bags
Kids opt for traditional show bags

For some children it was about the novelty toys while others loved the lollies - but all agreed that yesterday's job as official show bag testers for the Perth Royal Show was a dream gig.

Fifteen lucky youngsters spent the morning assessing the merits of the 280 show bags on offer, with choice varying greatly between the boys and girls.

The most expensive show bag, Morish Decadent at $220, barely rated a vote up against more traditional bags.

Chelsea de Vries, 11, nominated the Roc Candy Junior bag as her favourite because of the mixture of lollies and lollipops while her brothers Max and Bryce, both 8, chose the Wrigley 5 Gum bag.

Scotch College student Cameron McVeigh, 12, said a variety of lollies was the key to a great show bag.

"I've learnt from past experiences," he said. "Toys are just really a waste because they can break easily."

With show bags starting at $1 there is something for all budgets at this year's Show.

Forty-five new show bags will be on sale this year, including Barbie Fab Life, Dora the Explorer and Braziliano the Coffee Lovers.

Children under 13 get free entry to this year's Perth Royal Show, which runs from Saturday, September 29 until October 6. Discount tickets are available at www.perthroyalshow.com.au or IGA supermarkets until September 28.

The West Australian

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