Australian Open 2022 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, and the NEW AO Hilltop.
Family Activities at Australian Open
The great value $5 Australian Open kids ground pass ticket grants access to the new location in Birrarung Marr, encompassing both the Upper and Lower Terrace, and features plenty of activities such as:
- Climbing Wall
- Kart Racing
- LEGO stage
- Live entertainment
- Silent Disco DJ Dance Parties
There will also be a new Water Battle Zone that promises to be one of the best places 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.
Tennis Hot Shots Day
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.
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.
Melbourne Park Melbourne
17th – 30th January Daily 10am – 7pm
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. Make sure to follow Mum’s Little Explorers on Facebook and Instagram for more family fun inspiration.