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HOT: Blossom Festival, Cherryhill Orchards, Wandin East

HOT: Blossom Festival, Cherryhill Orchards, Wandin East

Spring has sprung and the cherry trees are blossoming! Cherryhill Orchards is celebrating with a Blossom Festival that includes live music, giant yard games, workshops and food trucks.

blossom festival yarra valley

The setting is really gorgeous as Cherryhill Orchards is set amongst the rolling hills of the Yarra Valley. There’s limited seating in the grassy area where the main festival action takes place so BYO picnic rug.

blossom festival yarra valley

You’re also welcome to BYO food or there are several food trucks on site.

blossom festival yarra valley

Save space for one of their famous soft serve ice creams made with macerated pitted cherries mixed with vanilla ice cream ($5)!

blossom festival yarra valley

Note that this year because of a cool Spring the orchard isn’t fully in bloom yet. With a bit of judicious cropping and positioning you can still get some beautiful shots. You can also use your pre-purchased tickets for a later date without having to change the date. The website says that the orchard will be closer to full bloom from Friday.

Tickets are only $10 for adults and $5 for children and each ticket includes a bottle of their non-alcoholic Cherish Cherry Spritzer (valued at $4.50 a bottle).

blossom festival yarra valley

Blossom Festival

I recommend that you buy your tickets online as there are only a limited number of tickets available per day. Also get there early to make sure you don’t miss out on entering, as when we arrived at 12 midday there were only 5 car spaces remaining.

Cherryhill Orchards is only 45 minutes from Melbourne and the Blossom Festival is a relaxing half-day adventure that you can combine with nearby attractions like Warratina lavender farm and Seville Water Park, not to mention the region’s farm gates, vineyards and breweries.

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HOT Tips:

  • Go early ie 10am when it opens to be guaranteed entry;
  • Buy your tickets online;
  • Each ticket (adult or child) includes a bottle of non-alcoholic Cherry Spritzer;
  • Take a hat, sunscreen and water;
  • Food trucks available though you can BYO picnic. Highly recommend the cherry ice cream!
  • Combine your trip with a visit to Warratina lavender farm and Seville Water Park.
  • Keep an eye on young kids. The orchard can be a great hiding place!;
  • dogs not allowed in orchards; and
  • There are only portaloos, no baby change facilities.

Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned entrepreneur. She combines her love for kids, food, travel and bikes into several passion projects.

She owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au; develops and produces bike-related creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com; and writes another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne with (non-kid related) reviews about things to do and places to go in Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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