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Our visit to the Bickley Valley Harvest Festival 2017

Bickley Valley Harvest Festival excitement took over Perth this weekend as locals and tourists alike, headed to the hills, just east of Perth. The weather played along beautifully and the Bickley Valley was looking beautiful with autumn colours abounding!

Chief Explorer Adam and Chief Explorer Peter put on a brilliant shuttle service around the participating venues on behalf of Explore Tours Perth, making it easy to get around and enjoy a few wine tastings

Adam and Peter reported that all the vineyard venues we visited: Carldenn, Brookside & Lawnbrook, Hainault, Core Cider, Due Jolly, La Frattoria, Mason Mill , Fairbrossen, Myattsfield, and Plume busy and buzzing. It was great to see everyone enjoying the delights of the Bickley Valley – can you tell we are just a little bit biased towards this wonderful Perth Hills region?

At the end of a fab weekend, Peter and Adam were so pleased to be able to hand over 2 heavy tins of coin donations to the Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre yesterday afternoon.

I took my young family up the experience the festival on Sunday and visited the fairly new Italian La Fattoria and the Core Cider House.

La Fattoria

With a distinctly Italian flavour, La Fattoria has some great views and a wonderful setting and is a fairly new offering to the Bickley Valley which I have been keen to try out.

We grabbed an Italian hot dog and sat on the grass in front of the venue, relaxing to views of the orchards whilst the kids played with very energetic family dog

Next time, I am definitely keen to try out Nonna’s table, and taste the full and amazing looking food offering!


Core Cider House

A short time later, we headed just down the road to the Core Cider House. They are renown for the live music Sunday sessions, and it had a great festival atmosphere on Sunday, complete with live music.

Playground at Core Cider House

Well organised for families, with the kids area, nature play, petting zoo and reptile farm, I was pleasantly surprised by the lack of queues and relaxed atmosphere. A lemon cider later, and a stroll up to the Apple shed yielded wine tasting and we couldn’t resist a wonderful ice cream on the way out.

All-in-all, the Bickley Valley Harvest Festival 2017 was a great way to spend a family day out in Perth. See you there next year


Bickley Valley Day Tours

If you missed the festival or want to experience more of the Bickley Valley, consider joining one our awesome Bickley Valley Day Tours, complete with wine and cider tasting.

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