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Tesselaar Tulip Festival: One Million Flowers, One Location and the Ultimate Family Day Out

Step into a magical world filled with flowers and fuelled by family fun! The Tesselaar Tulip Festival is a MUST-DO over the school holidays and beyond and this flowering fairyland absolutely blew us away!

Three Mum Central families were lucky enough to experience all the fun at the Tesselaar Tulip Festival over the weekend – Belinda, Estela and Alicia all rated the Tesselaar Tulip Festival 10/10.

Check out their video review and what they had to say about the experience below.

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The Tesselaar Tulip Festival is now in full bloom! 

Babies, toddlers, kids, teens, adults, and even pets, will love this amazing day out as you escape the everyday grind and enter a botanical paradise that feels a world away. Best of all, while it seems a world away, it’s really not! The Tesselaar Tulip Festival is just outside Melbourne – less than an hour away! Head to the scenic Dandenong Ranges and be prepared to be amazed.

One million tulips in one location – AMAZING! Source: Supplied

The Tesselaar Tulip Festival is open every day from 16 September to 15 October 2023. Find it at the Tesselaar Flower Festival, 357 Monbulk Road, Silvan, through the Dandenong Ranges.

General admission for an adult is $33.50 but concession tickets start at $29.50. During Spring Fever, tickets are $23.50 with concession tickets for $19.50. Children under 16 are free of charge. 

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Real Mums Review: The Tesselaar Tulip Festival 

Meet our review crew:

Belinda and Alex

Hands down this was a fabulous opportunity to escape the city, immerse yourself in Dutch culture and wonder at the million or so tulips! There were so many interactive opportunities to allow the kids to get ‘hands on’ and really embrace the event! Highly recommended, a fab day out!

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Alicia and family

Wow!! What a fabulous event. Not only was this festival so well organised, but there is so much to see and do for the whole family – fun activities for kids of all ages, to food and souvenirs to buy.

From the moment you enter the gates you’re surrounded by a beautiful Dutch culture capturing the view of millions of beautiful colourful tulips across the fields. 100% would recommend this to everyone. Such a fun filled day spent out with the family.” 

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Estela and family

Tesselaar Tulip Festival provided my family with a unique, enjoyable and memorable experience. We loved the delicious food, fun entertainment and the variety of colourful flowers.

I highly recommend it to families with children to do during the spring school holidays. The event is suitable for all ages, there is something for everyone to enjoy. We will definitely do it again in the future.”

Estela and her family were mesmerised by the abundance of flowers. Source: Supplied

Flowers galore! Dandenong Flower Festival

The first thing you’ll notice when you arrive at the stunning Tesselaar Tulip Festival is the flowers! There are over a million gorgeous flowers, including tulips, in full bloom and in an array of vibrant colours. It’s certainly not something you see every day and it truly is breathtaking to see and to walk amongst.

We were in awe of the beautiful flowers! We’re mesmerised with the variety of colours and sizes.” – Estela

With so many bright and colourful tulips you can’t miss such a fantastic photo opportunity. The variety and colours are beautiful,” – Alicia

An absolute feast for the senses! Source: Supplied

mum centralREVIEWER TIP: Make sure you have PLENTY of battery and memory on your phone because you’ll want to take a trillion pictures of this paradise!

Bluey and Bingo fans won’t be disappointed with their live interactive experience! Source: Supplied

We were gobsmacked at the pure beauty of the blooms but also loved how many activities there were to choose from. There’s live entertainment each day including music and performances, with special guests Bluey and Bingo live interactive display in the first week of Children’s Week. The kids loved it … talk about audience participation!!

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There’s also a fairy garden, treasure hunt, tractor rides, reptile zoo and drumming workshop – all opportunities for you (and the kids) to get hands-on and interactive. Plus, in the second Children’s Week, you can enjoy the Peppa Pig Stage show LIVE multiple times daily!

The kids had a fantastic day participating in drumming work shops, to taking a tractor ride around the fields, snake/reptile exhibition, giant bubbles and fairies, finding there way through the maze, and watching the interactive Bluey and Bingo show.” – Alicia

Stop and smell the … tulips! Source: Supplied

A feast for ALL the senses

We also loved the cultural side of things as the Tulip Festival has a Dutch-inspired vibe with Dutch food, shops, market stalls, a clog dancing workshop and is even home to its very own Big Thing – the Biggest Clog in the World. How cool!

Get up close and sit inside the world’s biggest clog! Source: Supplied

And the food? Amazing!

We were spoilt for choice with the various food options available. Something for everyone, and those scones … they were next level!– Belinda

Food glorious food … so many delicious choices on hand! Source: Supplied

The Tesselaar Tulip Festival is pet-friendly and suitable for prams too. You can bring your own picnic or feast on the various food options available there. They also have a licensed bar.

The whole atmosphere of the event was so fun and exciting. The variety of food was fantastic and the Dutch culture was so wonderful to see that was spread across the whole event.” – Alicia

Enjoy a little Dutch culture with windmills galore! Source: Supplied

mum centralTake a look at our video review below to see what you can expect at the Tesselaar Tulip Festival. Plus, see how our reviewers rated it! 

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Tesselaar Tulip Festival

Value for Money9.0
Entertainment + Food9.5

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A Must-Do for Families in Melbourne!

Book your tickets today and discover the most vibrant and fun day out you’ll have all school holidays. Remember that kids 16 years and under are free. Tickets start at just $23.50, depending on dates. 

  • WHEN: The Tesselaar Tulip Festival is open every day from 16 September to 15 October 2023.
  • WHERE: Tesselaar Flower Festival, 357 Monbulk Road, Silvan, through the Dandenong Ranges.
  • PRICE: General admission for an adult is $33.50. Concession tickets start at $29.50. During Spring Fever, tickets are $23.50, with concession tickets for $19.50. Children under 16 are free of charge.
  • WHERE TO BUY: Tesselaar Tulip Festival website

Visit the Tesselaar Tulip Festival website today to secure your tickets and learn more about this incredible experience.


This is a sponsored review for the Tesselaar Tulip Festival. All images and opinions are those of our reviewers. To find out how it works and apply, click here. 

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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