Top 13 Family Experiences

Family Fun

Get Fan Ready @ AO Festival

Get your facepainted, a tennis emoji tattoo plastered on your arm, and slip, slap slop some Milk sunscreen all over – its summer time and there’s nothing better than being prepared for your day ahead at the AO!

Dance like a Rock Star @ AO Live Stage

The family friendly dance tunes kick off on Sunday, 14 January with a charitable MND concert at the AO Live Stage. Don’t miss out!

Shop with Mickey Mouse @ the Disney Store

Disney Play is the first-ever pop up Disney destination at the AO. Featuring exclusive Disney, Marvel and Star Wars tennis merchandise, there's something for all your little Princes and Princesses, Superheroes and classic fans. With a great range of clothing and gifts for the whole family, be sure to add some Disney magic to your day!

AO Ballpark

Can you imagine a kids’ theme park located in the heart of the AO? Believe it! Back and bigger than ever, the AO Ballpark is sure to entertain all kids, from 5-15. Don’t miss out on the fun – kids passes are just $5!

Watch the Tennis

Don’t miss the non-stop tennis action throughout the AO! Watch your favourite player warm up before their big match at one of the many practice courts throughout the precinct. Then catch the actual game at Hisense. Access to Hisense and all of the practice courts is available for all ground pass and $5 kids pass holders.

Dance amongst the bubbles on Grand Slam Oval

Grab your cameras and get your smile on, the Grand Slam Oval area is riddled with photo opportunities! From the Eiffel Tower in the Paris Quarter to the double decker London Bus in the London Rocks quarter, there is no shortage of surprise and delight elements that will have the kiddos smiling from ear to ear! Don’t miss the entrance sign that showers bubbles every hour!

Discover the AO Partner family treats

AO Partners have amped up the entertainment elements all across site! Kids are going to love virtually ‘driving’ a brand new Stinger along the Great Ocean Road, soaking their feet in the Mastercard splash pool, and visiting with characters like Emirates Leila the Camel and Disney’s Minnie Mouse.

Catch the Ball Mascot Dancers at AO Festival

You never know when this quirky gang will pop-up and bust a move as you’re walking into AO Festival. Rocking a hilarious ball mascot costume, you NEED to get a pic with this lively crew. Their overzealous attitude will be sure to get you all fired up for some on court action!

Eat like a Champion

Delicious and nutritious food at a major event? Only at the AO! With a wide array of food options throughout the precinct, you’ll find something for everyone! And every champion deserves to celebrate with a treat –be sure to stop by Doughnut Time on Grand Slam Oval for the ultimate sweet treat!

Be Entertained on Grand Slam Oval

Grand Slam Oval (GSO) returns with a fun new look for each city area - all in the name of summer fun! GSO will still be split into four areas representative of the Grand Slam cities (Melbourne, Paris, London, New York), with the NEW addition of a fifth city, Tokyo in GSO East. Each area will be themed to suit each city with food & beverage offerings, partner activations, and entertainment to match. Think Can Can Dancers in Paris, table tennis and live music in London and Pickachu visits in Tokyo!

AO Tennis Game @ AO Festival and Garden Square

Calling all gamers! Experience the new AO Tennis Game on Xbox, Playstation and PC. Play to win!

Have a hit on the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots courts @ AO Ballpark

Grab a racquet and get your game on at the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots courts!

Admire the Melbourne Street Art on Show Court 3

Get a taste of the Melbourne street art scene at the AO! For the first time ever, Show Court 3 will be taken over by street artists!