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It's FLUFFY time!

You never forget the first time you cuddled up to a baby lamb, or tried your hand at milking a cow. When you saw the biggest bulls as they paraded around the ring, or cheered on the majestic horses as they trotted their way across Herald Sun Arena.

The animals are the real stars of the  Melbourne Royal Show, with thousands of them spread across Melbourne Showgrounds over 11 days.

With large animal precincts and hands-on animal activities, the Show is the only place you can get up close with your favourites.

Whether you want to see the best-in-show dogs, chickens, watch the horses compete or lead an alpaca, the animal experiences at the Show are truly unforgettable.

Animal Nursery

Where else do you want to be but in a space filled with fluffy, cuddly adorable baby animals? The Animal Nursery is a cuteness overload. Get up close to baby goats, lambs, ducklings, chooks and more.

Buy a cup of feed to hand-feed the animals and chat to the farmer to learn about how the animals are cared for and raised back home on their farm.

Make sure you snap a selfie with your favourite fluffy friend at this highlight of the Melbourne Royal Show. #melbroyalshow

Sushi Hub Farmyard

Get the full farmyard experience and visit the resident sheep, cattle, goats and alpacas. There are heaps of opportunities to get pats and cuddles with these sweeties and extra interactive Sushi Hub elements like giant sushi cushions, making it perfect for a picture opportunity.

Friendly Farmer Darryl will answer questions about his life spent caring for all of the wonderful creatures and share his tips to care for cows, sheep, alpacas, poultry and more!

Milking Experience

Try your hand at milking a cow at the Milking Experience in Milking & Shearing. Meet some friendly Jersey cows, learn a new skill and find out more about life on a dairy farm.

Catch this experience four times a day in Milking & Shearing from 27 September to 2 October.

Sheep Shearing Experience

The woolliest of farm animals are shepherded into Milking & Shearing for the Melbourne Royal Show Shearing Experience.

Think you have what it takes? Don’t be sheepish. Test your skills on the shears and learn more about how Australia produces some of the world’s most sought-after wool.

Catch this experience four times a day in Milking & Shearing from 27 September to 2 October.

Tiny Pygmy Goats 

The National Pygmy Goat Association of Australia will have a colourful display of beautiful goats that will melt your heart.

You will never have seen goat's so small before. These little goats are not what you expect. They are so tiny, under 44cm high, friendly and cuddly. Come and see these little darlings for a pat and a photo opportunity in the Kubota Australia Livestock Pavilion on 27 September.

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