A park with a library, jenga blocks, beach chairs, djs, food trucks, theatres and other entertainment? Hyde Park is not your average park.
Hyde Park Village Festival is part of Sydney Festival 2014 with an oasis of eats, beats and other treats. There is a mix of free and ticketed events and turns into a licensed venue after 5pm everyday.
Entry is next to the Archibald fountain with bright beaming ‘Welcome’ lights for all festive goes.
On the left, Cucina dell’Arte is a big top tent that showcases the chaos of a pizzeria kitchen in circus form such as setting tables, flipping pizzas, juggling plates.. Tickets are $36/$40.
On the right, Zip Hydrotap offers free cups of water to keep us hydrated from the blazing sun.
A giant jenga set will keep the kids (or adults) entertained.
Seating on the side for the parents to watch their kids available too.
City of Sydney Library has books for all ages! Sit back and have a read.
Check out the bottled plants at the back, named the ‘Lawn Library’.
Food trucks are also available for those hungry tummies. Who doesn’t love a good ol jaffle? I had the British India Jaffle $9.
Gelato Messina has their ‘hot (milk chocolate) dawg’ on special- who would’ve thought? Decisions are hard to make.
Their menu has an italian carnivale theme to it..
I had their Cremino Loco $9. Servings are as huge as a 3 scoop of ice cream!
Relax and chill watching the sun set with luminous lights above.
Sit back and relax whilst drinking a Rekorderlig Cider at the Gazebo and Band Stand next to it (Thursday – Sunday only)
And why not find out which colour you are at the Yellow Tail marquee?
There was a massive line for the Spiegeltent Tent. Prices range $20+.
Review Rating: =D =) =| =(
Product (Village Festival): =D
Would I go everyday the Village Festival? Considering how much variety of performers they have at the Band Stand. It’s nice to chill with friends on a warm evening. I wouldn’t go everyday but a few times to check it out and taste exotic foods like Messina’s how dawg!
Would I pay for entry? Maybe a $5 entry fee. It’s a really nice atmosphere and extremely family friendly. If only the drinks were slightly cheaper (we paid $7 for a glass of white wine) then I would pay a small fee to go.
Highlight: They need to get more beach chairs because they are certainly very relaxing! All those people who have finished work on a busy weekday just want to have a drink or two and sit with friends. Love the lights at night and lively atmosphere.
Suggestion of Improvement: It’s a very busy area so maybe more chairs and tables. It’s quite a small area so they could easily make it bigger. The lines for the ticketing booths are really long if you want to watch a show.
Ends: Sunday January 26, 2014