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 on in the area

Looking for something to do to add to your relaxing time away while stay with us?  Here are some upcoming events that may be of interest to you.

  • Bird Watching:  Join the Friends of Merri Creek on Sunday 20 May or May 27 and assist with their survey of birdlife.  BYO a pair of binoculars.  This activity is suitable for the whole family.
  • Plenty Gorge Tree Planting:  On Saturday 26 May or 30 June the Friends of the Gorge will undertake a tree planting activity.  The Plenty Gorge is a hidden treasure on the outskirts of Melbourne a great place for your family to visit while supporting a local environmental issue.
  • Art Show:  The Kalkallo Rural Fire Brigade is running their 16th Annual Art Show on Saturday 9 June.  All proceeds raised on the day go to the purchase and maintenance of their fire fighting equipment.
  • Ned Kelly’s House:  Visit the house where Ned Kelly was born and went to school.  Also, if you have the time you can take the Ned Kelly trail that starts at Beveridge and goes all the way to Stringy Bark Creek.
  • Bread Making:  On Sunday 17 June learn how to make bread as well as the historical, cultural and social importance of the bread.

Keep an eye on the Mitchell Shire events calendar, too.  It lists many of the local events and activities.

All these events and activities are free and are just some of the many things you can do in the Wallan and Upper Plenty areas.


(image from The Age)