If you’re thinking about visiting the KaBloom Festival of Flowers this year, we have two words for you. DO IT!
Located in the gorgeous Dandenong Ranges, the Tesselaar KaBloom Festival of Flowers is just an hour away from Melbourne but it feels like a completely different world, filled with flowers, fairies and more.
Expect fields upon fields of beautiful, colourful, majestic flowers. We’re talking millions and millions of flowers in every colour. It’s quite the sight and an Instagrammer’s dream! And this is just the beginning of the magic!
Mum Central reviews the KaBloom Festival of Flowers
We recently ventured to the KaBloom Festival of Flowers with a crew of Mum Central reviewers and were absolutely blown away by the experience.
The festival is located just one hour from Melbourne’s CBD but once you arrive, it will feel like you’ve entered an entirely different universe – one with fairies, circus performers and millions of flowers. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind experience.
The festival is suitable for every age and there really is something for everyone. Plus kids 16 and under are free!
In addition to the sensational scenery – and perfect family photo opportunities – there are tractor rides, amazing entertainment, delicious food trucks and even a bespoke flower circus.
Take a look at our video review below to see what you can expect from a day at the KaBloom Festival of Flowers.
What our reviewers had to say about the KaBloom Festival of Flowers
It was such a nice day to be able to get out into nature and have some fun with family. We had a really, really wonderful experience. It was great to see the kids get back out to nature and experience the atmosphere of being outside in a great community.
If I was to give it a rating I’d would definitely give it a rating of 10/10 – just to get the family out and about into nature again. I’ll definitely recommend and i’ll be back again while it’s on in the holidays.” Kirsten, Mum of 1
Everything was just awesome, it was a really great event. I’ve got 3 kids and it can get pretty expensive when you’re heading out for the day when everyone has to pay a fee to get in. This really is a great day out that’s friendly on the wallet and I’d highly recommend it to anybody. Deanna, Mum of 3
Beyond the flower fields – So much more in bloom
The flower fields are incredible but there’s a lot more to see and do at the festival. Most of the entertainment is free including the circus festival, which takes place in the flower fields multiple times a day. There are also circus workshops and storytelling among the flowers. Fairies included!
They also have a croquet lawn, giant chess, giant Jenga, totem tennis, giant naughts and crosses to challenge your friends and family with.
A highlight for the kids is the challenging outdoor obstacle course as well as their flower crate Meadow Maze.
All of these activities above are free with entry.
Extra activities to consider
The tractor train rides cost $15 for a family of four (children three and under free) were a real highlight. We took the ride when we first arrived so we were able to get a feel for where everything was located while learning more about the event and the background of Tesselaar.
The kids also lined up to get their faces painted. Ninja Turtles it was and they loved the outcome!! Face painting costs $15 per face.
There is also an Easter Rabbit Hunt over the Easter long weekend which is $10pp. See more.
Be sure to also check out the several shops on site including a lolly shop, fairy shop and flower market.
Our advice is to prepare to spend at least three hours there. We were there for 5 hours and it was just the right amount of time.
BYO food or dine-in
Pack a picnic and set up at one of the many tables on the farm, or visit one of the food vendors including Anja’s Scones, Baked Potatoes with various toppings, Bavarian Bangers German sausages, Pulled Pork Rolls and Burgers, Gozleme, French Crepes, Indian Cuisine, Dutch Poffertjes, Soft Serve Ice Cream, Calamari, Fish and Chips, Potato Twisters, Tea, Coffee and cold drinks including beer, wine and cider.
Food prices range from $3-$23 per item or meal. No BYOB though.
Pets and prams
If you’re wondering if you should pack your pup and your pram, the answer is YES to both!
The festival is located on a property on a hill so there is a bit of a slope but nothing a pram can’t handle. If you are bringing young ones, you may want to take a stroller just in case their little legs need a break.
You can also bring your dog, as long as they remain on lead. We saw quite a few dogs on leads and they were having a ball!
Book your tickets today
- WHEN: The KaBloom Festival of Flowers is open every day until April 25th.
- WHERE: Tesselaar Flower Farm 357 Monbulk Road, Silvan, through the Dandenong Ranges.
- PRICE: Tickets start at $32 with children under 16 free of charge.
- WHERE TO BUY: KaBloom website
Visit the Tesselaar KaBloom Festival of Flowers website today to secure your tickets and find out more about this incredible experience.
This is a sponsored review for KaBloom Festival of Flowers. All images and opinions are those of our reviewers from our Mum’s the Word Panel of Reviewers. To find out how it works and apply, click here.