Vibrant colour, gourmet food and musical entertainment are what you can expect on your visit to the Tesselaar Tulip Festival in Silvin, Victoria.
Located just over an hours drive from Melbourne, the Tesselaar Tulip Festival is an annual event for people of all ages to enjoy. Along with the thousands of multi-coloured flowers, there are traditional Danish gift stores, baby animals to cuddle, musical stage shows, flower picking, fairy gardens and a varied selection of delicious food to choose from.
I look forward to this event every year, but taking a look at the weather forecast before choosing which day to visit is essential because the festival takes place outdoors. With a lot of grassed areas that can turn to mushy mud pits in the wet (I speak from experience), it’s best to visit on a lovely sunny day.
Each year at the festival, there are a series of stunning sculptures by local artists that are situated in between the giant flowerbeds. I absolutely love being able to see the new and creative pieces each year as I tiptoe through the tulips.
There a tonnes of fun activities for the little ones, including fairy finding, arts and crafts, traditional Danish games, live character shows and you can even paint your own clogs.
For the more mature visitors, there is the tulip centre where you can buy your very own plants to take home and some surprisingly delicious coffee from a cute little cart, parked under a beautiful old tree.
Tulips aren’t the only flowers you’ll find at the festival, there are all sorts of lovely flora throughout the gardens, particularly a stunning field of very happy looking daffodils.
If you’re considering a visit to Silvin, the festival runs from mid September to mid October and is $24 entry for adults, $20 for concession card holders and all children under 16 years of age are free.
Have you ever visited the Tesselaar Tulip Festival? What is your favourite part?
Check out my video below for a delightful, visual experience of my tulip adventure and let me know what you think.
Until next time,