Summer is here and family outings just got easier with children being able to experience Grand Slam tennis for just $5 at the Australian Open 2017, with a new child’s ground pass designed to welcome more young tennis fans to Melbourne Park.
The $5 ground pass, for children aged three to 14 years, will improve accessibility for junior fans and is available every day of the tournament.
Also on offer in The Ballpark is:
A range of $5 food options
Free fresh fruit from Woolworths
A limited number of $5 carparks will be made available to families on site each day.
For the first time, a mini theme park, The Ballpark, will offer all-day entertainment for kids of all ages, including:
LEGO Play zone
ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Fan Zone + mini-courts
Outdoor Adventure Park, with a rock climbing wall and slacklining
Bob the Builder special relaunch activation (week 1 only)
Medibank Play Park with a giant trampoline, giant colouring wall and family games
The Ballpark Stage with twice daily shows
Plus…a ‘Swapkins Meet’ – a one-off event on January 28th where kids can come and swap their favorurite Shopkins collectables
Open 10am – 6pm daily, from January 16th – 26th, with reduced hours Jan 27th – 29th .
Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley said the tournament would continue to live up to its fan friendly reputation.
“We pride ourselves on being the most fan-friendly of the Grand Slams and we’ve designed the $5 Ground Pass for kids to make the Australian Open more affordable for young families.
“We want kids to be able to see their idols in action and inspire them to get involved in tennis. The new kids’ zone, the Ballpark, will have heaps of fun activities, kid-friendly food options, along with the opportunity to actually play tennis, as well as a few surprises.
“We can’t wait to welcome more kids to Australian Open 2017 and will continue to offer world class entertainment at family-friendly prices,” he said.
To celebrate, we have a Family ground pass package for 2 adults + 3 kids for the first day, Monday 16 January, 2017.
To enter all you have to do is comment below in 25 words or less why you would want to take your family to Opening Day.
The giveaway ends on Monday January 2nd, 2017 at 8pm (AEST) with the winner being announced on the blog and via email on Tuesday the 3rd January. Open to Australian residents only.
Congratulations Di, you are our winner!
Head to ticketek.com.au to buy your tickets!