Timetable Dates
Ruby Ray & the Funky Monkeys 11.30am   2.00pm
Mon 25   Tue 26   Wed 27   Thu 28
Peppa Pig - Taking Turns 11:00am   1:30pm
Mon 25   Tue 26   Wed 27   Thu 28
( at 12:00pm Meet and greet with Peppa Pig)
The Mik Maks 10:00am   12.30pm   2:30pm
Mon 2   Tue 3   Wed 4   Thu 5
Trolls 11:00am   1:30pm
Mon 2   Tue 3   Wed 4   Thu 5
( at 12:00pm Meet and Greet with Trolls)
Black Snake Reptile zoo Mon 25   Tue 26   Wed 27   Thu 28   Mon 2   Tue 3   Wed 4   Thu 5
( at TBC)
Fairy Story-telling TBC
Mon 25   Tue 26   Wed 27   Thu 28   Mon 2   Tue 3   Wed 4   Thu 5
The Blue Loon Balloonist 10am - 2pm
Mon 2   Tue 3   Wed 4   Thu 5
'Animals On The Move' petting zoo 9am - 4pm
Mon 25   Tue 26   Wed 27   Thu 28   Mon 2   Tue 3   Wed 4   Thu 5
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Mez's Craft Workshop Mon 25   Tue 26   Wed 27   Thu 28   Mon 2   Tue 3   Wed 4   Thu 5
Face Painting Mon 25   Tue 26   Wed 27   Thu 28   Mon 2   Tue 3   Wed 4   Thu 5
Kofi Kunkpe African Drumming 9.45am   12.30pm
Mon 25   Tue 26   Wed 27   Thu 28
Sand Wizard Mon 25   Tue 26   Wed 27   Thu 28   Mon 2   Tue 3   Tue 4   Thu 5
Wizard of Oz Treasure Hunt
Tulip Tractor Ride

Childrens Weeks

We have a fantastic line up of Children’s entertainment in 2017.
Get Active Week (25th – 28th Sept) sees the Peppa Pig – Taking Turns stage show joining us along with Ruby Ray and The Funky Monkeys and Kopi Kunpke African Drumming. There will be Hula Hoop workshops and sporting activities to partake in. Get into the spirit and come dressed in your favourite sporting outfit. Spot prizes daily for those who impress us!

Superhero Week (2nd – 5th Oct) has live performances from Trolls, also visiting us for the first time. The kids will also love Melbourne’s own, The MikMaks, they bring amazing colour, excitement, laughter and fun to the stage. There will be roving superheroes to interact with and save the day! Come dressed as your favorite superhero or character.  Spot prizes daily for those who impress us!

Also daily, we have our Fairy and her intriguing tales in Fairy Hollow, The Blue Loon twisting balloons into animals, hats, flowers and more. You can pet the animals in our petting zoo and learn about Australian wildlife from Michael of Black Snake Productions, with his wealth of knowledge on reptiles.  Sandwizard will be there too.

There are a variety of craft workshops on offer as well as amazing face painters.

Children can test out their powers of observation on our Wizard of Oz Treasure Hunt, or participate in some fun Dutch Games, ride on our Tulip Train, indulge in traditional Dutch foods and other treats, see market stalls, pick a bunch of Tulips, visit our clog shop, and of course be amongst the sensational Tulips. There are plenty of fun and photo opportunities!

Food

Poffertjes – Moorish Dutch pancakes with various toppings, many people visit just for these treats. 

Dutch Foods – Croquettes, Frikandellen (sausage), Reifkoek (potato cakes)

The Tulip Cafe – Dine in or take away meals

Gozleme – Traditional Turkish, hand made Gozleme with a variety of fillings (savory flat bread, pastry dish)

The Wicked Spud – Potato twisters and gourmet wedges

Il Padrino – Wood fired pizza, Kibbeling (Dutch fish bites), salt & pepper calamari, french fries

Baked Potato Express – Baked potatoes with various fillings and fresh corn on the cob.

Choo la la Nuts – Roasted praline almonds, macadamias and peanuts.

Timboon Fine Ice Cream – Home made ice creams and sorbets.

Chocolate Junction – Fairy floss, strawberry and chocolate kebabs, frog in the pond, biscuits and slices.

Silva Coffee – Delicious, local coffee.

Ruby Ray & the Funky Monkeys

11.30am   2.00pm
Mon 25   Tue 26   Wed 27   Thu 28

Playing a mix of Funk, Jazz, Blues, Classical, Folk & Hip Hop with some of today’s hit’s, old favorites, along with original songs that will make the kids jump for joy and the whole audience be filled with wonder.

Peppa Pig - Taking Turns

11:00am   1:30pm
Mon 25   Tue 26   Wed 27   Thu 28
( at 12:00pm Meet and greet with Peppa Pig)

See the humorous antics of Peppa and George come alive on the stage. A fun show for all ages with crowd participation and plenty of giggles. See this live stage show that will entertain children and adults alike. There are photo opportunities and a meet and greet session between the two shows. Free.

The Mik Maks

10:00am   12.30pm   2:30pm
Mon 2   Tue 3   Wed 4   Thu 5

Could the MikMaks be the next Wiggles!? Australia’s favourite new kids band and their quirky songs are guaranteed to get both kids and adults on their feet, dancing and singing. We can’t wait to hear what new tunes they’ve written since last year! Free.

Trolls

11:00am   1:30pm
Mon 2   Tue 3   Wed 4   Thu 5
( at 12:00pm Meet and Greet with Trolls)

Join Poppy and Branch from the DreamWorks movie Trolls starring in the Trolls Show. Two shows daily with a Meet and Greet. Along with their two shows during the day, they have a half hour meet and greet, so you get to meet the much loved duo and have a photo taken. Free.

Black Snake Reptile zoo

Mon 25   Tue 26   Wed 27   Thu 28   Mon 2   Tue 3   Wed 4   Thu 5
( at TBC)

Enjoy wildlife demonstrations and interact with animals you wouldn’t usually get a chance to; snakes, lizards, crocodiles and more. Black Snake Productions are passionate about Australian reptiles and are dedicated to conservation. The Black Snake team has years of experience with an aim to educate about the amazing world of Australian wildlife. They are doing two shoes during the day with educational and interactive talks. Free.

Fairy Story-telling

TBC
Mon 25   Tue 26   Wed 27   Thu 28   Mon 2   Tue 3   Wed 4   Thu 5

An inspiring children’s story teller. Her terrific imagination and sense of fun makes for magical children’s entertainment. Free.

The Blue Loon Balloonist

10am - 2pm
Mon 2   Tue 3   Wed 4   Thu 5

Creating incredible balloon characters before your very eyes. From flowers, fairies and comic characters to animals and more, The Blue Loon will impress any audience with his slick, quick, ballooning skills! Free.

'Animals On The Move' petting zoo

9am - 4pm
Mon 25   Tue 26   Wed 27   Thu 28   Mon 2   Tue 3   Wed 4   Thu 5
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See and touch a large variety of farm animals, with trained staff there to ensure your child has a memorable farm animal experience. Children are invited to get to know the animals including: calves, sheep and lambs, baby goats, chickens, ducks, guinea pigs, a rooster and his hens, rabbits and friendly miniature pigs. They are here all day, with short breaks to rest and rotate the animals. Free.

Mez's Craft Workshop

Mon 25   Tue 26   Wed 27   Thu 28   Mon 2   Tue 3   Wed 4   Thu 5

Create a lasting memory of your visit to the Tesselaar Tulip Festival that you can take home. Hands on activities involving the childhood favourites of painting, sticking and drawing ... and you don’t have to clean up the mess! Craft activities range between $7-$12.

Face Painting

Mon 25   Tue 26   Wed 27   Thu 28   Mon 2   Tue 3   Wed 4   Thu 5

Children and adults alike are captivated with the transformation of their faces as Elena and her team of artists work their craft with impressive speed. From animals to monsters, princesses to super heroes. Elena prides herself on never saying no to a request and always astonishing the onlooker. Face Painting is $10 per person.

Kofi Kunkpe African Drumming

9.45am   12.30pm
Mon 25   Tue 26   Wed 27   Thu 28

Come and immerse yourself in a show and hands on workshop for all ages on African drumming.

Sand Wizard

Mon 25   Tue 26   Wed 27   Thu 28   Mon 2   Tue 3   Tue 4   Thu 5

Create your own masterpiece with coloured sand. You can bring your picture home as a special memory. Priced between $5-$9.

Wizard of Oz Treasure Hunt

Search and explore the gardens for the icons from the movie. If you can find all seven of them, we have a special prize waiting for you at our Clog Shop. . This activity is available every day, and for all ages at the Tesselaar Tulip Festival. Free.

Tulip Tractor Ride

Visitors can take a tour of the fields in our novel mobile. $5 per person or $15 for a family of 4.