Thursday, 11 September 2014

The Tesselaar Tulip Festival Melbourne - School Holiday Family Fun and A Giveaway


More than 400 years ago, the world's first tulip festival was held in Turkey. Centuries later and on the other side of the globe, the passion for this remarkable flower continues to bloom a little closer to home in Silvan, Melbourne.

Yes, Melbournians have a tulip festival of their very own which has been flourishing annually since 1954 and it's perfectly timed for your enjoyment these school holidays.

The Tesselaar Tulip Festival is here again from September 11 until October the 7th, 2014 and is set to wow visitors with a sensational display of over half a million tulips. If flowers in that number are not enough to impress alone then the multicultural displays and theme days held in celebration of each Spring's magnificent harvest against this stunning backdrop are bound to appeal. There's something for everyone at this annual event - from the very young to seniors.

A visit on any day during the festival at the Tesselaar Tulip Farm will allow visitors the opportunity to marvel at and admire stunning fields of colour. There will be live entertainment on stage every day of the festival as well as a sculpture display in the gardens and even Alpacas. Enjoy souvenir market stalls including a Clog shop, tractor rides and a fairy garden. You can even pick a bunch of tulips!

The month long festival highlights include:

A Turkish Weekend: Friday 12th - Sunday 14th September: Immerse yourself in Turkish traditions and experience dancing, (including belly dancing), Turkish musicians and foods, even fortune readings from your very own cup of Turkish coffee! This stunning array is put together in collaboration with the Australian Turkish Cultural Platform.

Dutch Weekend: Friday 19th - Sunday 21st September. Experience Holland! See historical displays, Dutch folk dancers, windmills, games and even a Dutch craftsman who will be making traditional Gouda clay pipes.

Seniors Week: Monday 15th - Thursday 18th September. Seniors enjoy free tea and coffee and can enjoy Latin and ballroom dancing demonstrations as well as live shows.

Children's Days are between Monday 22nd - Thursday 25th September and Monday 29th September - Thursday 2nd October and there's loads to keep them entertained. Kids under 16 are free at this event and can enjoy Fairy Monica, Paul Jamieson - The Music Man, watch a Despicable Me 2 stage show featuring Minions. There will be farm petting zoos and a range of workshops on offer. (Please note, fees may apply to some extra activities.)

The Food, Wine and Jazz Weekend is on between Friday the 26th until Sunday the 28th September. Listen to the Moonee Valley Jazz Band and the Cheek to Cheek Trio while enjoying the foods and wines of the region.

Finally, The Irish Weekend is on Friday 3rd until Sunday 5th October and needs little explaining: Fun, music and dance with an Irish theme.
 
Full details of all daily events, ticketing information and location information regarding the festival can be found on the Tesselaar Tulip Farm website. Be sure to check it out when planning your visit.
 
The Tesselaar Tulip Farm is located at 357 Monbulk Road Silvan, Victoria, 3795.
Melway Map: 123 B5. Phone 03 9737 7722.
 
Would you like to experience the
Tesselaar Tulip Festival for yourself?
I have five passes to this stunning event to giveaway
to five lucky Six Little Hearts readers.
Each pass admits two and is valued at $44.
Children under 16 are free (accompanied by an adult)
so take the family!
 
Please note, you must be a resident of Melbourne to enter this giveaway.
Passes are valid for entry on any day of the festival and are good for single use only.


Please share the love! Let your friends know about this event and giveaway by shouting out about it on your social media - all options are below this post. I really appreciate this so thank you in advance.
 
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This is a game of skill and the most creative / informative answer, as deemed by the judge will win.
 
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*All images are used with the permission of Tesselaar's Public Relations.
Six Little Hearts received tickets to this event in exchange for its promotion here.  

36 comments:

  1. The children's day would be fantastic!! Thanks so much for the chance to win, would be perfect for school holidays!

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    1. You're on your way! Well done, will be in touch shortly :D

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  2. Turkish Weekend would be perfect as we will be in Melbourne this weekend =)

    Karina Lee

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  3. The Irish Weekend would be great craic! My grandmother is Irish, and I'd love to take the kids and mum. After searching for the pot of gold and chasing leprechauns, we'd dance to the Irish music, marvel at the Irish dancers and their gorgeous dresses, and then enjoy some tasty Irish Stew (and Irish coffee for me!) Their dreams that night would be of green leprechauns and colourful tulips.

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  4. I would love to enjoy the Irish Weekend, but I think that the Children's Days between Monday 22nd - Thursday 25th September and Monday 29th September - Thursday 2nd October would be amazing so that my grandchildren can enjoy it with me

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    1. You're on your way with the Grandkids Cheryl, check your inbox for details :D

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  5. the childrens days. my boys would really love the activities aimed at children. it will be a fun thing for them to do these school holidays

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  6. Food, Wine and Jazz Weekend is on my birthday, it would be colourful and swinging way to celebrate

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  7. The Irish blood in me just couldn't go past the Irish Weekend!
    Kirsten W

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  8. I don't have a smart phone of any description, and therefore have no instagram! I hope that I am still eligible for this competition as I couldn't complete all steps in the raffle copter!

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    1. Instagram is not essential so you are still in the running :D

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  9. children's week as my kid will enjoy various children's activities.

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  10. The children's week, I took mine a few years ago and they were amazed by the colours!

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  11. Irish Weekend! My mother is from Ireland, and that weekend is actually my birthday weekend, absolutely perfect timing! :)

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    1. Happy Birthday Trish! Will be in touch shortly :D

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  12. The Children's Day, a day out for my sons and I to enjoy and have fun.

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  13. I'd like to go to the Turkish weekend. I want to try the coffee!

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  14. The Food, Wine and Jazz Weekend would be lovely - who doesn't love Food, Wine and Jazz with the Tulips!

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  15. Children's Days

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  16. would love this with plenty of zirtec doesn't matter worth every drop of snot i love flowers especially tulips

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    1. Take some tissues Eamond! I will be in touch shortly. :D

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  17. The Irish weekend sounds like a lot of fun

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  18. Been there many moons ago - loved it

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  19. I'd love to attend during Children's Week so that I can do something fun with my kids when Dad's at work!

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  20. Well, I love the sound of the food/wine/jazz, but lets be honest, the kids one would be great!! Especially because of the minions - my kids would go cray cray for that!!!
    Kelly Sammut

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    1. Better make up your mind Kelly, I will be in touch shortly :D

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  21. Turkish days sounds wonderfully interesting! I hope they see a tall, dark stranger coming into my life from my coffee grounds reading - talk about a Turkish delight ;) :)

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  22. children's week! so that I can bring my little ones!!

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  23. I'd love the Food, wine and Jazz theme weekend! Sounds awesome!

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