I look forward to planning weekends out and about with my children, and I'm sure you do too!
Here is a great list of events that are happening in and around Melbourne this weekend for you and your family to enjoy:
Emu Plains Market
Box Hill Miniature Railway has a public running day on Sun 19th from 11am-4pm. Rides cost $3pp. For more info, visit their website here.
Emu Plains Market is on Saturday 18th and without a doubt is one of the best markets on the Mornington Peninsula. With a range of kids activities on offer, it is a family favourite. To find out more, click here
Jazz at Cruden Farm is on Saturday 18th from 4pm-8pm. Enjoy a relaxed evening of jazz whilst sitting on a picnic rug in the stunning gardens of the late Dame Elisabeth Murdoch. Tickets cost $25. This event is a fundraiser for the McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park.
Eltham Market is on Sunday 19th from 8:30am-1:30pm and offers a range of hand crafted items, fruit & Veg, plants, home baked goods, hot food and more. For more info, click here. Also in Eltham is the Diamond Valley Miniature Railway which runs every Sunday 11am-5pm and tickets cost $3.
IRONMAN 70.3 Geelong is set to test avid triathletes looking for a challenging and unique experience along Geelong’s spectacular waterfront. Take the kids along on Sunday 19th to cheer these dedicated athletes to the finish line. For more info, click here
Yarra Valley Ice Cream Festival has 144 different ice cream flavours over the 12 days of the festival. Twelve new flavours are introduced daily. This is the last weekend of the festival, so make sure you don't miss out! For more info, click here.
Indian Street Food Festival is on Sunday 19th from 12pm-9pm at 518 High St Preston. For more info, click here.
White Night Melbourne is on Saturday 18th from 7pm-7am. This is a rare opportunity to experience the city in a different light. Join in the fun and magic that White Night brings to the city of Melbourne. For more info, click here.
Women's AFL Match: Western Bulldogs V Melbourne at VU Whitten Oval on Saturday 18th. Entry is free if you attend after three quarter time of the men's match (subject to capacity). For more info, click here.
Seaford Handmade Market is on Sunday 19th from 9am-1pm at the Seaford Scout Hall, Station St Seaford. For more info, click here.
Blue Lotus Flower Gardens are open until April but now is a fantastic time to visit. To read my review on the garden and other places of interest in the area, click here