Summer in Melbourne

To celebrate the launch of our fresh and healthy wrap range, we thought we’d give you a few places to enjoy a yummy wrap with your friends and family over the next few weeks.

If you’re looking for some ideas on what to do with the kids over the summer holidays then look no further.

Here’s our top tips for summer fun over the next few weeks:

The Socceroos take on Asia’s best

The eyes of the soccer world are focused on Melbourne this January as the biggest football tournament ever held in Australia, the AFC Asian Cup, takes place, and with two wins under their belts already, the Socceroos will be looking to go all the way to the finals. Tonight they take on the South Koreans to decide who tops the group, so why not invite some friends around, pick up some treats from your local Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses and support the Socceroos as they take on their big rivals!

The top 16 countries of Asia will compete for Asia’s biggest sporting prize, with seven games being played at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, at Olympic Park, including a quarter final.

The 32-game festival of football runs for 23 days, with Melbourne providing the stage for defending champions Japan and former champions Iran, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Between them they have won 11 of the 15 Asian Cups decided so far, so Melbourne will definitely be the ‘City of Champions’.

A fan park will be operational in Melbourne’s City Square on Swanston Street, throughout the tournament and will include fun and interactive activities so make sure you pick up some treats from Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses and take a picnic down with you for the day, or when your team is playing next.

Kids Tennis Day

Now in its third year, Kids Tennis Day is a national event that brings kids and families together to celebrate and share in the excitement of the Australian Open.

Nickelodeon’s big kid presenters, Luke and Wyatt, will host the event alongside SpongeBob SquarePants, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dora the Explorer and Diego, who will act as ballkids for a friendly exhibition match between the biggest stars in tennis.

On the outside courts, the kids will have the chance to experience tennis and even have a play themselves with ANZ Tennis Hot Shots – Tennis Australia’s official development program. Take the family down this Saturday and make a day of it, but make sure you take along some drinks and tasty treats to help you through the day.

Did you know that Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses makes a fantastic range of wraps, perfect for a summers day.

Splish and Splash

Jim Courier may have had the right idea when he jumped in the Yarra after winning his Australian Open, but we’re not sure he had the right location. Those in the know will be happy to let you in on this secret, if it’s a hot day, why not pass on the pool and head to the leafy suburb of Warrandyte in our closest National Park. As far as river swimming goes, you won’t do better than Pound Bend.

More than 100 years ago, gold miners did us a favour and dug 145 metres of rock through a hill to divert the Yarra through a tunnel to dredge for gold. Nowadays, the locals know it as a calm, deep river oasis.

Make sure you’re prepared, pop by your local Ferguson Plarre and pick up some supplies for a picnic. Grab a Chicken Schnitzel wrap for the kids, and a Gourmet Vegetable or Chicken Caesar wrap for yourself, then be prepared to take a quick dip, chill out by the banks or bring your blow-up tyre and just float.