Attractions and things to do and see
The Whittlesea area has many parks with great fun for kids and places to picnic all over the region. It also has some great local attractions that are well worth a visit when you are in the area.
This great activity park is located on Plenty road and is a great family day out with a fun toboggan ride, mini golf, water slides, go-karts and blaster boats. There are BBQ facilities and a kiosk and if you don’t want to go on the rides the park is free.
Yan Yean Reservoir
This was Melbourne’s first water reservoir and you can enjoy a walk along the dam wall, a picnic in the grounds, visit the wetlands area and do some bird watching and there is a playground for the kids.
Built in 1857 the valve house is a wonderful example of a blue stone building.
This is a heritage building built of clay and mud in the 1840’s by two men, Edwards and Hannaford, for the pastoralist John Bear. The castle has turrets on the corners and a parapet. It is not known why the castle was built. In the early 1900’s the parapets and a castellated tower were taken down. The building has since been shored up with chicken wire and a mud covering to try to keep the building in a reasonable condition.
The Tramway Museum is found at Bylands and here you can see a variety of trams from Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo. See 30 trams here.
Uncle Nev’s Horse Riding is at Upper Plenty and you can ride through the Mt. Disappointment State Forest. With over 60 horses to choose from there is sure to be one to suit every rider from the complete novice to the experienced.
Enjoy a round of golf at the Whittlesea Country Club at Humevale or at the Growling Frog course at Yan Yean.
Annual Whittlesea Show
The show is a must see for locals and visitors alike with the attractions of an agricultural show and fun place for the kids and whole family. The show has been held for 150 years and is held in November with fun and entertainment like animal displays, arts and crafts, dancing, dog show and vintage displays.