We are looking forward to a big September.

Wallan Car ShowNow that spring is in the air you must come and visit us at Annie’s.  The world is waking up after the spring snooze and there are beautiful blooms, new animal babies and lots of events popping up around the place.

If you enjoy your golf you will love the Growling Frog Golf Club in nearby Yan Yean.  The course is aGraham Marsh designed 18-hole, par 72 course, set on 280 acres of picturesque, gently undulating land.  It has an excellent restaurant overlooking the course, too.  This Tuesday 3rd September is Seniors Day. If you are a senior, take advantage of the specials on offer and enjoy a social day out.

Speaking of growling frogs, did you know that the Growling Grass Frog can be found in the nearby wetlands of Morang?  This is a locally endangered species but Parks Victoria is helping to prevent its extinction. The wetlands are also home to many different species of birdlife, both rare and threatened.  You might enjoy the bus and walking tour of the wetlands where you can look out for the different forms of wildlife.  Join the tour on Friday 6th September.

If you are bringing your family to stay you will be thrilled to hear that the famous Funfields Amusement Park reopens on September 22nd in time for the school holidays.  This is an incredible place filled with water fun, rides and all sorts of amusements.

On the same weekend you will see Wallan filled with shiny cars.  The Wallan Vintage Car, Collectables Swap Meet and Car Show is being held on September 22 at the Wallan Recreation Reserve in Duke Street.  You will see: Ford / Holden / Chrysler / American / British / European / Vintage and Veteran / Hotrod / Motorcycle / Scooter vehicles all vying to win a trophy.

Don’t forget that the Whittlesea Market is on every third Saturday of the month and the Wallan Old Time Market falls on the Second Saturday of the month.

September is bursting at the seams with fun things to do so book a stay at Annie’s Cedar Farm Cottages. 

It’s school holidays so bring the kids and let them enjoy being up close to our friendly animals and have fun on the farm.  Book your cabin today.

 

Celtic in Kilmore

Next weekend is the Kilmore Celtic Festival.  I’d love to encourage you to come along and enjoy yourself at this happy and musical weekend. You might even join in the dancing!

Pull out your dancing shoes and save a dance for me.

What’s to Eat in the Wallan Area?

I know that people sometimes worry that when they leave the city behind, they’ll find themselves in a world with no decent food or wine available. You’ll be very pleased to know that we are surrounded by some excellent places to eat.

In Wallan you can dine at Hogans, the local cafe bar and restaurant which serves modern cuisine  using gourmet ingredients from local producers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Across the road in Wellington Square you will find Blue Denim Cafe which has modern cafe food and gourmet pizza.  It caters for dine in and takeaway.

Wallan is also home to two newly opened Indian restaurants.  Thousand Spices and Curry Mahal both serve high quality Indian dine in or takeaway meals and easily compare in quality to the restaurants in Melbourne.

Also on offer is modern Italian cuisine from La Torre and Chinese from the Wallan Chinese and Noodle Gold takeaways.

If you’d like to travel a little further afield you can find superb Thai food at Epping Thai Restaurant and Thai Sontaya in Whittlesea.  Both towns are only around 20 minutes away.

One of our favourite places to go is Monteleone Restaurant in Donnybrook.  This fabulous place services Italian food made from local and home grown ingredients.  Their gourmet pizzas are delicious.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of course, there are many other takeaway food places around, too.  You certainly won’t be hungry.

I can guarantee you that the dining choices in the Wallan area are varied and high quality.  Not only will you be able to relax here, you’ll be well fed, too.

Next time, we might just talk about picnics…..

Trail Rides with Uncle Nev.

We are surrounded by lovely countryside and plenty of ways to get out and enjoy it.  One of the most popular ways to do it is with Uncle Nev’s Trail Rides.

People come from far and wide just to ride the trails with the team from Uncle Nev’s so that will give you sopme idea of how good it is.

Gallop over the hills or take a leisurely walk through the State Forest. Bring your camera and capture the breathtaking views and abundant wildlife.  All riding levels are catered for from beginners to the experienced. Uncle Nev’s has a stable of more than 60 horses and they will match your skill level with the perfect horse for you.

Uncle Nev’s Trail Rides is located at 1115 Wallan-Whittlesea Road, Upper Plenty.