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Eynesbury Family Picnic

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by Em Phillips (subscribe)
Freelance writer, mum and lover of all things Melbourne :)
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Eynesbury Homestead
The Eynesbury Homestead bluestone building and lawn

This year has reminded us of the pleasure and simplicity of enjoying the outdoors on a picnic with family or friends. But, where to go? If you've seen enough of your local parks and classic picnic spots, The Great Eynesbury Eat Out offers somewhere a little different and special to take the family or meet with friends.

Picnic on the lush Homestead Lawn

Forty minutes from the city and a world away, the Eynesbury homestead is an elegant bluestone building built in the 1870s and beautifully restored to include the modern Ms Peacocks restaurant and bar.

Grab some bevvies from the Bird Bar(th)

There's plenty of space to spread out and enjoy The Great Eynesbury Eat Out and Ms Peacocks has put on a tasty menu and beverages are available from both the restaurant and the new 'Bird Bar(th) outdoor drink van, which you can take out to enjoy wherever you like in the surrounding property.

Casual take away meal options include great quality pizzas, salads, antipasto platters, burgers, desserts and some yummy choices for the kids. There are loads of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage options to choose from to keep you hydrated in the summer sun.

Eynesbury Homestead
Have a picnic on the picnic tables while enjoying live sport on the big screen

You can grab a picnic rug and set up on the picturesque greenery of the Eynesbury Homestead lawn, a manicured garden in front of the bluestone building, with large old trees for plenty of shade, native birdlife and some beautiful resident peacocks. Here you can escape the current world, and imagine you are back in time perhaps to a world of British pastoralists with grand country homes miles from anywhere.
Eynesbury Homestead
The Eynesbury Beach Resort

For some more socialising with entertainment options, you can enjoy your picnic on the other side of the building, taking a seat at one of the many picnic tables or beach style seats and lounges at the Eynesbury Beach Resort. There is loads of sand, a big screen playing live sports, and free jumping castle for the kids.

Resident Peacocks on the lawn

After your picnic, you could chill out and have a few more bevvies on site or explore the surrounds including the many walking trails, Grey Box woodland, Werribee River and Gorge, ornamental lake or have a game of golf at the nearby Eynesbury Golf Course.

Head to The Great Eynesbury's Eat Out or one of the other events over the summer at Ms Peacocks on at the Eynesbury Homestead for a unique and fun day out with the family. It's open the following days and times:

Wednesday & Thursday: 4pm 9:30pm

Friday & Saturday: 12pm Late

Sunday: 12pm 4pm
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When: Wednesday & Thursday: 4pm 9:30pm Friday & Saturday: 12pm Late Sunday: 12pm 4pm
Phone: (03) 9971 0402
Where: The Eynesbury Homestead Lawn
Cost: Varies- choose what you like from the menu
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