The summer cherry-picking season is almost here and CherryHill Orchards’, Pick Your Own season is set to start on November 24th with an abundant crop of sweet, ripe cherries to pick, eat on the spot and take home by the bucketful!
As well as delicious cherries, there’ll be lots of fun, family activities to enjoy throughout the season, including face painting, fantastic food trucks, an outdoor cinema and CherryHill’s famous ice cream now also available from a cute, retro caravan that will make its way through the orchard.
Children love to pick their own fresh cherries and this year, weekday (Monday to Friday) entry for children up to 13 years old is free.
The whole family can enjoy live local music, giant lawn games and selfie photo fun, all against the backdrop of stunning Yarra Valley views. There’s also a play area set aside for children with a newly installed vintage tractor to provide lots of fun and photo opportunities.
The whole family will also enjoy CherryHill Orchards’ outdoor cinema showing Christmas themed films such as “Elf” and “Home Alone” every Friday night in December**.
Bring a picnic or enjoy some of the food and drink options that just keep growing at CherryHill Orchards. New for this season, every paid entry ticket will include a bottle of CherryHill’s Cherish, a refreshing sparkling cherry juice.
This year, CherryHill Orchards have launched a Cherry Shiraz wine, which will be available for tastings and purchase, as well as their new range of cherry cocktails from their farmgate tasting bar.
You can eat as many cherries as you like at the orchard and purchase the rest to take home. It’s a great family activity and a fun way for children to learn about where their food comes from. CherryHill Orchards’ friendly staff will take you to the very best picking spots, and are on hand to help with any cherry questions you may have.
CherryHill Orchards’ Pick Your Own season is expected to run to Mid-January. Check their website for details.
For further information go to www.cherryhill.com.au.
What:Pick Your Own cherries at CherryHill Orchards in the Yarra Valley, Victoria’s largest cherry orchard
Where: CherryHill Orchards, 474 Queens Road, Wandin East
When: Commences 24th November and runs until Mid-January (see website for updates); 9.00am to 5.00pm, 7 days a week (closed Christmas Day)
Tickets: ONLINE ONLY at www.cherryhill.com.au
Session times are morning, midday and afternoons. Stay as long as you like.
Adults $15.00, children aged 4-13 years $6. Children aged 3 and under FREE Family entry (2 adults, 3 Children) $35
Children aged 4-13 years free on weekdays (Monday to Friday) Excluding public holidays. N.B. Free weekday offer does not include the complimentary bottle of Cherish
Take home Pick Your Own cherries: $12.00/kg – but all cherries eaten on site are included in the entry price. Every paid entry will include one bottle of CherryHill’s Cherish Buses and Large groups welcome. Group discount available. Bookings are essential.
Outdoor Cinema Tickets: $20 adults, $10 children
Further information: 1300 CHERRY (1300 243 779)