The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is back from 27 February to 15 March 2015 with more than 200 events to ignite your taste buds. There are various excellent events catered towards kids so if you have a little one at home, don't forget to bring them along. See below for my top picks.
For those little chefs who like to cook up a storm in the kitchen, there are some excellent workshops on offer.
The Kids Cooking Workshop is a hands-on workshop perfect for all primary-aged children. They will have so much fun as they discover fresh garden produce before heading to the kitchen to make scrumptious veggie pizzas and sweet treats. Don't forget to bring your camera as you'll want to snap some memorable pictures.
When: Saturday 28 February & Sunday 1 March 10:30am & 1pm; Where: Rivers Lifestyle Centre, The Gallery, 28 Kurrak Rd, Yarrambat Cost: $20 Tickets:Click here
Kids Cook Lunch with George is an excellent workshop giving kids the opportunity to prepare and present a two course lunch for Mum or Dad. Watch the kids in action as they knead, mix, stir and prepare delicious souvlakia and salad for main course and loukoumathes for dessert. Get ready to be dazzled by your kids Mums and Dads!
When: Saturday 1 March 10:30am & 1pm Where: Hellenic Republic Brunswick,434 Lygon St, Brunswick East Cost: $55 Tickets:Click here
For a taste of Asia the Asian Market Tour & Dumplings is just for you. This guided tour allows you to discover Box Hill Central's marvellous Fresh Food Market before getting your hands dirty to make your own dumplings. Come with an empty stomach because you'll be tasting all sorts of Asian flavours while learning about the culture.
When: Saturday 7 March & Sunday 8 March 11am & 2pm Where: Box Hill Central, 1 Main St, Box Hill Cost: Children $10; Adult $20 Tickets:Click here
Why not introduce your children to the super powers of raw food in Kids' Raw Food Class? This cracking workshop will inspire the young palates and educate kids on the benefits of delicious raw food, as well as the different ways on how to prepare raw food.
When: Sunday 8 March 11am Where: St Ali, 12-18 Yarra Pl, South Melbourne Cost: $25 Tickets:Click here
Looking for a great day out? Here are some awesome ideas for the whole family!
If you're looking for the best Teddy Bear's Picnic to attend then you've found it. Teddy Bear's Picnic Goes to the Circus has lots of fantastic activities for all kinds of kids. You can get your face painted, bounce around in the jumping castle, get crafty with fun activities and hop on the pony for a joy ride. Whatever you do don't miss out on the exciting circus show. So bring a picnic blanket and your favourite munchies and enjoy a great day out.
When: Saturday 28 February 10:30am Where: Karralyka Gardens, Mines Rd, Ringwood East Cost: $5 Information:Click here
Lunch with the Lions is a rare opportunity for kids to learn about the majestic lions. This African-themed event features three male lion brothers as well as interesting keeper talks and presentations. In addition, kids can enjoy heaps of fun activities, get a taste of African-inspired food and have a chance to have a go on the African drums.
When: Sunday 1 March 9am Where: The Royal Melbourne Zoo, Elliott Avenue, Parkville Cost: $30 - $150 Tickets:Click here
Enjoy a fun family day out with the Hatter, the Dormouse, the March Hare and Alice at Morning Tea with Alice . Get ready to have a whole heap of fun as you wear gigantic hats, learn the Lobster Quadrille, sip delicious tea and enjoy tasty treats.
When: Sunday 8 March 10am Where: Fels Park, Simpson Street, Yarraville Cost: $20 - $55 Tickets:Click here