WHAT'S ON FOR SPRING ON THE PENINSULA
There is always so much to do down on the Mornington Peninsula, particularly in Spring. Here are just a few of our top tips of things we'd like to do and thought you would too. Why not try something new and take a workshop of a class....visit the fantastic Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery for the David Hockney prints exhibition or have a great day out at a regional festival or sporting event. Make a weekend of it, check out our Spring special and book one of our stunning weekend retreats.
LADBROKES PENINSULA CUP DAY
MORNINGTON RACECOURSE - 3RD NOVEMBER - 11AM - 6PM
Don't miss the social event of the season with great options from general admission with the family on the front lawns to marquee and dining packages with friends!
Ladbrokes Peninsula Cup Day epitomises spring racing, Peninsula style. Thousands of racegoers converge upon Mornington for the country races element of their Melbourne Cup long weekend. Experience the lively buzz of great racing and fashion in a picturesque setting and indulge the course's array of options that will allow you to enjoy the day in style.
General Admission - Presale - ONLINE $20 Adult and Kids under 16 FREE. $25 at the gate on the day.
Choose from general admission which will be full with food, music, a range of bars and a fantastic party atmosphere. Or take the family and enjoy a picnic on the lawn with FREE rides and attractions with plenty of places for the kids to run around.
If you are looking to enhance your day why not try one of the many packages on offer - we are sure you won't be disappointed from marquees in prime positions where you can immerse yourself in all the social atmosphere to dining with a birds eye view where you can indugle in gourmet delights.
Whichever way you choose to spend your Ladbrokes Peninsula Cup Day you are sure to experience a great Melbourne Cup Weekend - Peninsula style!
DERBY DAY AT ST ANDREWS BEACH BREWERY
2nd November 2019 - 12pm - 6pm
Come quench your thirst this Derby Day and celebrate at St Andrew's Beach Brewery.
If you're looking to back a lucky runner, there's no better place than here at are race-track-turned-brewery, where racing champions were born and bred.
This year, we'll be celebrating Derby Day in our very own "Birdcage"- the brewery's sports bar, where you'll find plenty of beer and all the in's and out's of the races coming to you live on the big screens. A ticket to the birdcage will get you exclusive access to our Birdcage area, a free drink on arrival, mouthwatering cocktail style food throughout the day and DJ entertainment.
Dust off your best fascinators and monochrome attire, because we'll be giving away door prizes to our best dressed punters! You know what they say, leave it all on the track.
We'll be kicking off from 12pm-6pm. Tickets are $55pp for 18+ only.
For any event enquiries, please contact St Andrews Beach Brewery via (03) 5988 6854 or email email@example.com.
SPRING BEGINNERS GLASSBLOWING WORKSHOP
GORDON STUDIO GLASSBLOWERS, REDHILL
Ever wanted to try your hand at glassblowing?
Take this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create glass and light in a live hotglass studio in a truly inspirational Peninsula setting.
We manipulate molten glass into paperweights and a drinking tumbler - perfect for a gift or for your home!
We use ancient Venetian techniques (gathering, marvering, shaping) and colour-application
No experience required. Aged 16+ only.
Art & Culture
DAVID HOCKNEY PRINTS
MORNINGTON PENINSULA REGIONAL GALLERY - 5TH OCTOBER - 1ST DECEMBER 2019
David Hockney is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century and an important contributor to the pop art movement of the 1960s.
This exhibition highlights his talents as one of the greatest printmakers of our time and is a thrilling insight into the mind of an iconic artist still searching for new ways of seeing.
The exhibition is drawn from the National Gallery of Australia’s extensive collection, presenting over 80 works from 1961 to the present day including prints developed using lithography and etching, photocopiers and fax machines, and more recently, iPhones and iPads.
A truly international artist who moved to Los Angeles in 1964 and during his lifetime exhibited widely in the USA, UK and Europe, David Hockney has always demonstrated a profound visual curiosity and desire to surprise, shock and entertain.
Visitors can explore David Hockney and printmaking further through curator floor talks, a printmaking workshop, kids programs and a special talk with John Hockney, David Hockney’s brother – who has written a revealing book about the Hockney clan titled ‘The Hockneys: Never Worry What the Neighbours Think’.
DAY OF THE DEAD
Boneo Discovery Park presents Day of the Dead a family-friendly fiesta in celebration of all things immortal!
On Saturday 2nd of November we will be hosting a Day of the Dead celebration, providing family friendly entertainment from 6-9pm including live music, mini train, carousel, light installations, movie tent, fright walk, workshops and face painting. There will be food trucks and bar refreshments available on site.
The evenings activities will focus on providing family entertainment through art and adventure, all while enjoying the spectacular grounds of Boneo Discovery Park.
Children are encouraged to dress up for a night of spooky adventure! Prizes for best costumes.
Tickets available online now!
Workshops & Classes
BLUE MINI CAFE, ROSEBUD - 12TH OCTOBER & 9TH NOVEMBER - 4.00PM - 6.30PM
Enter the real-life cafe setting at Blue Mini on the Mornington Peninsula and try your hand at coffee making - barista style!
Presented by Blue Mini's coffee specialist, this intimate experience will see participants sample in-house roasted coffee beans (Boneo Road Roasters) while learning the process of where they come from and the importance of ethical sourcing.
Then it's time to try out the machines
- Practice making cappuccino, latte, short black and espresso coffees
- Learn how to get the prefect grind for your brewing method
- Master the art of silky milk
- Make signature espresso martinis
- And drink as much coffee as you can handle!
Perfect for enthusiasts and beginners alike who are eager to learn more about the world of coffee. The experience lasts approx. 2 hours and includes:
- Expert training by coffee specialist
- Coffee handbook, and
- House roasted Boneo Road Roasters coffee beans to take home