A visit to the Melbourne Royal Present this yr will probably be considerably cheaper for households after the state authorities introduced on Thursday that youngsters aged beneath 14 will get free entry.
Whereas keen mother and father will nonetheless spend a small fortune on showbags and rides, Premier Daniel Andrews has introduced that entry to the present, which runs by means of the September faculty holidays, will probably be free for kids to assist ease value of dwelling pressures.
“We predict that’s actually vital,” Andrews stated after making the announcement on Twitter. “It’s been actually difficult for younger folks. It’s been difficult for households and … there are important value of dwelling pressures.”
It is going to be the town’s first Melbourne Royal Present since September 2019, on account of two consecutive reveals being axed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“[It’s] about getting again to that sense of regular getting issues again that we’ve not been in a position to have due to the virus and security and since we’ve adopted science and made actually tough selections,” he stated.
“I feel the present goes to be simply terrific.”
The show will run from Thursday, September 22 to Sunday, October 2.
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