These school holidays, we’re celebrating the little ones with two weeks packed with activities to keep their growing minds entertained and wowed.
FAMILY NIGHT IN THE GARDEN – SUNDAY 1st OCTOBER
Over the Labour Day long weekend we’ll be extending our Garden opening hours into the night for a sanctuary for parents to bring the little ones along to. With a free face painter at the ready to transform your little one into their favourite superhero, animal or character and the kids play area ready for block castles and table tennis tournaments, there’s plenty of fun to be had. There will be live entertainment bringing the garden to life and fairy lights galore (did you expect any less of us?).
Our wood-fired ovens will be turning out delicious pizzas for the family to share while our BBQ chef’s cook up burgers and other mouth-watering meals straight off the charcoal grill until 9pm. The Garden Bar will be open until 10pm, serving up fresh juices and smoothies for the little kids, and wines, beers & cocktails for the big kids. Entry is free and everyone is welcome.
Don’t forget to whisper a very quiet goodnight to Kevin Bacon and his farm friends; including best buds Bert and Ernie the baby goats (the biggest kids of all if you ask us), Russell Crow our new Rooster recruit and our brood of lively chickens.
KIDS WORKSHOPS – scroll down to book
Our Pizza Making class is back by popular demand and ready for little chefs to muster up their next delicious creation. Teaming up with our friends from Fly By Fun we’ll also be bringing you workshops in cookie & cupcake decorating, fossil hunting, mini-masterchef classes and farm animal arts & crafts.
Browse the classes and dates below and book a spot for your little one. We welcome you to join us for a coffee or meal before or after – to book a table in The Cafe or The Potting Shed, click here.
CUPCAKE AND COOKIE DECORATING WORKSHOP – TUESDAY 26th SEPTEMBER 10am, 12pm, 2pm
Come and join us inside our Atrium for our Cookie & Cupcake Decorating Workshops hosted in alliance with our friends from Fly By Fun. A perfect balance of yumminess and education, the kids will how to work with pastry ingredients including royal icing, buttercream, fondant and gum paste. They’ll decorate their own chef hats and express their creativity in colour as they decorate cookies and cupcakes to take home (or devour right there on the spot!).
PIZZA MAKING CLASS – WEDNESDAY 27th SEPTEMBER & TUESDAY 3rd OCTOBER 10am, 12pm, 2pm
FOSSIL HUNTER WORKSHOP – THURSDAY 28th SEPTEMBER 10am, 12pm, 2pm
(FREE) SHOPPING BAG DECORATING IN THE MARKETS – MONDAY 2nd OCTOBER 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm
MINI-MASTERCHEF WORKSHOP – WEDNESDAY 4th OCTOBER 11am, 1pm, 3pm
Join us inside Atrium for our Mini Masterchef Workshops – perfect for the kids who love getting their hands dirty in the kitchen. The Fly by Fun team will bring the fun with a pressure test, invention test and guess the ingredient style game to challenge their knowledge and teach them something new in a dynamic and engaging way.
FARM ANIMAL ARTS & CRAFTS WORKSHOP – FRIDAY 6TH OCTOBER 10am, 12pm, 2pm
Hosted in the Atrium with the Fly By Fun team, it’s time for kids show their love of animals as they learn all about different farm animals, decorate their very own animal themed notepads and hats to take home. Our Grounds team will take the little ones for a personalised visit to our own farm animals to get up close and personal in the pen with Kevin Bacon (our resident pig), baby goats Bert & Ernie, and our brood of lively little chooks!