Australian Open 2024 For Kids & Families
Heading to the Australian Open this year with the kids? There are so many family activities at the AO Ballpark to keep you busy all day. From tiny tots to 10 year olds, there is plenty to do.
When is the Australian Open 2024?
The Australian Open starts on Sunday 14th January 2024 – Sunday 28th January 2024.
Family Activities at Australian Open
The great value $10 Australian Open kids ground pass ticket features plenty of activities at the Emirates Ballpark. In the past years there have been activities such as:
- Fly Better adventure
- Adrenaline tower
- Cloud Jump
- 7m high aerial adventure
- 8m high waterslide
- Entertainment stage
- Character meet and greets
- Live Entertainment
You can book session time at the ballpark when they purchase their tickets to ensure efficient entry.
The Water Battle Zone is a great place to be on a warm day to beat the heat at the Australian Open.
Melbourne’s brand new lobster bar, Pinchy’s will be down at the AO Ballpark providing gourmet lobster rolls, and fish and chips for kids. And Boost will be at the AO Hilltop (upper terrace) serving up Blue Ace smoothies.
The family-friendly activities are not limited to the AO Ballkpark. They begin at Fed Square with tennis on the big screens, then continue via the Art Play outdoor playground, and extend through to the Practice Village at the eastern end of the precinct, where fans can get closer to the players than ever before.
Kids Tennis Day
Kids Tennis Day presented by Emirates is returning to the Australian Open this summer on 13th January 2024
After two years Melbourne Park will once again be transformed into a colourful wonderland of activities and entertainment for families.
In the morning there will be an Arena Spectacular on Rod Laver Arena where kids and adults alike will be wowed by awe-inspiring performance of acrobatics, dance, and an array of awesome circus talent.
The centerpiece of this spectacular will see fans’ favourite tennis players showing off their skills and tricks with some help from the hilarious show cast.
Australian Open Kids Club
AO Kids Club, the first-ever childcare program offered at a Grand Slam, is also back. This year in a new and easily accessible location at Deakin Edge at Fed Square.
Kids can watch tennis throughout the precinct with ground pass access to all outdoor courts and Melbourne Arena; or they can grab a racquet themselves and have a hit at the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Fan Zone and mini-courts, as well as meet the world’s best players of the show at Autograph Island.
Tips for Attending the Australian Open with Kids
- Book your kids ground passes for just $10
- Take public transport if you can as parking is limited and it is usually super busy getting in and out.
- Bring a change of clothes for the kids, or bathers for the water activities.
- Don’t forget the sunscreen. (Although if you do, sponsors are usually handing it out)
Melbourne Park Melbourne
Sunday 14th January 2024 – Sunday 28th January 2024
Things to do in Melbourne with Kids
The Australian Open is a great day out with the kids during the school holidays. If you are looking for more ideas check out our SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES post.