12 Fun Things to Do When You Stay at Annie’s Cedar Farm

Are you thinking of visiting us here at Annie’s Cedar Farm?   Take a look at the many fun things to do in the area while you’re here.

Play Golf – Hidden Valley has a secret gem and it’s the professional 18 hole golf course. Wonderfully scenic, the course will stretch you while the surroundings soothe you.

Wallan Olde Time Market – The Wallan Market is one of our favourite events, happening on the second Saturday of every month.  It’s a big market which has everything from fresh produce to crafts, trash and treasure and food. Many people come to Wallan especially for the market.

Dining in Wallan

Eat! – Wallan is fast developing a reputation for great places to eat.  Try Indian, Chinese, Thai, Italian, and Hogan’s Hotel, and there are lots more to choose from. Visit the new Wallan Wine Hub and enjoy boutique wines and beers or book in for one of the occasional winery tours.

Horse RidingUncle Nev’s is famous for its horse riding experiences which suit beginners to advanced riders. You will ride through the hills and the State Forest. Catering for people aged 8+, you will discover our local bushland and wildlife from the comfort of your saddle.

Visit the Wineries – People are just beginning to realise that a lot of great wines are made in this region.  Take a tour of some of the local wineries and taste them for yourself.  There is a list of wineries on the Mitchell Shire site.

Paintball and Laser Skirmish – get the adrenaline pumping! Adrenaline Games keeps you active I Wallan. Laser skirmish is an outdoor combat team sport; think paintball without the bruises. Alternatively, be splattered in paint for the real effect!

Walk the Wallan Trail – Walk through Wallan following Wallan Trail from Hadfield Park to the Wallan Railway Station. It’s a gentle walk which takes about half an hour and leads you through our park and playgrounds, past the new wetland area and down to the station.

Funfields –  Funfields is an outdoor family fun park in Whittlesea, just a few minutes from Annie’s.  Famous for its water slides and activities, the fun park actually has a great mix of both wet and dry rides  If you’re staying with us for a while, think about buying a season pass to Funfields. It’s great value.

Bundoora Park – This is a fabulous animal farm where your children can help feed the baby animals and even enjoy pony rides.  This is a lovely way to continue the engagement with animals that they start with us.

Pretty Sally Riding RanchEnjoy Pretty Sally Trail Rides which is situated in the heart of the Great Dividing Ranges with panoramic views and wildlife in abundance. The pony rides are suitable for children and adults.

Reading Cinemas, Epping – If you need your movie fix, you’ll be pleased to know that the Epping cinemas are only a short drive away.

Ned Kelly;s homesteadKelly Homestead – Visit Ned Kelly’s childhood home. While the homestead is on private property, you can see it clearly and take some great photos of this iconic property. The homestead was recently sold.  Read more about it here.

Of course, once you’ve tried all of these activities, you’ll be very pleased to come home to Annie’s and put your feet up while you drink in the soft, soothing noises of nature.

Book a cabin with us by calling 03 5783 2234.

Easter Holidays at Annie’s.

Easter bunnyHappy Easter to you.  Yes, it’s almost here.

The Easter Bunny tiptoes around Annie’s Cedar Farm Cottages so that he doesn’t scare our animals, which is very considerate of him.  He still manages to leave behind a lovely collection of Easter eggs every year, though.

So what happens in the area during the Easter holidays?

Join one of the biggest, craziest Easter Egg hunts going around at Funfields on Saturday, April 19.  Children 12 years and under receive a showbag and a free Easter Egg Hunt ticket for one hunt with the purchase of their day pass.  Find out more on their website and check out the timetable for your child’s age group.

Jungle Kid’s Play Centre offers Easter egg decorating on Monday 14TH and Wednesday 16TH April, free with normal entry costs.  Help your kids get their eggs ready for display to their friends and family over Easter.

The YMCA in Craigieburn runs a number of different school holiday activities ranging from cooking to science.  Book your child in for a learning experience that’s really fun.

Of course, there are many things you can do as a family if you are staying here at Annie’s.  The best thing to do is explore.  Early autumn is a lovely time of year.  It’s cool but not cold and there is little wind. That means you can take a really good look at what is happening to the trees and flowers.  You can look for wildlife and check out the insect world.  You can even help us feed the animals.

Annie’s Cedar Farm Cottages in Upper Plenty gives you the choice – action or relaxation. It’s up to you and your family.

Now, the Easter Bunny is preparing for his big day so whatever you do, keep your eyes and ears open for him.

We wish you a very happy Easter.


Funfields Amusement Park

The next time you visit us it is worthwhile having a look at the Funfields Amusement Park.  Located in Whittlesea, Funfields re opens on 22 September for the school holidays and has some great rides that are ideal for ages.

The Alpine Toboggan Slide is the marquee ride of the park and as it is over 400 metres long you can either speed down or go slow and take in the great views of the surrounding area.  Just don’t go too slowly – there’s another toboggan behind you!

For those with a “need for speed” try the Thunderdome Go Kart Track.  It is great fun and safe for the whole family as you can use a single seat or a double seat go kart which is ideal if one of your kids is too small to see over the steering wheel.

As we are in spring and about to go into summer you might want to check out the water attractions such as the Wipe Out, Bumper Boats, Splashdown Waterslides and Wacky Water to cool down while at the same time having heaps of fun.

For the more adventurous and daring, Blackbeard’s Fury is the pirate ship with a difference.   Hold on to your hat as the pirate ship gets very high as it rides the “seven seas”.

Maybe you are looking for something a bit tamer:  the Crocodile Creek Mini Golf may be suitable for you.  This mini golf course has many challenges as it meanders around waterfalls, ponds and other features.

These are just some of the attractions at the Funfields Amusement Park as there are many others attractions.  With a café, BBQ facilities and a picnic area this is also a fabulous place for your family and friends to unwind between rides or to simply take it easy.

(All images from the Funfields website)