AO Ballpark

Family Fun

The ultimate Summer experience at the new supersized AO Ballpark

AO Ballpark is the ultimate summer family experience. A mini theme park and hub of kids entertainment onsite at the AO. Catering to the kids’ happy imaginations, the Ballpark is packed with fun and games for everyone!

In a brand-new location for 2019, kids and parents can also pick up a racquet and play tennis on the clay courts.

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The AO Ballpark Returns


Adventure Zone

This colourful and exciting space is the epicentre of FUN where kids will be invited to step outside their comfort zone and go on an adventure! Providing kids (5-12yrs) with a mix of outdoor activities, all day entertainment and the chance to rub shoulders with some of their favourite superheroes. Fun features include:

  • 12m Water Slide
  • Super Soaker Blast and Misting tunnel
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Kia Junior Drive
  • Australian Ninja Warrior Course
  • ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Fan Zone
  • Stage Shows all day with amazing prize giveaways
  • Roaming Characters
  • AO Ballpark Giant Letters
Adventure Zone

Emirates Family Sanctuary

Leading the way in increased comfort and services for parents, the Emirates Family Sanctuary provides premium viewing on a giant screen, kids entertainment and family friendly F&B. Ample seating and shade will allow families to recharge before heading out to soak up the action elsewhere.

  • Experience LEGO Play, featuring a number of challenges to showcase your building skills!
  • Hide & Seek Café
  • AO Sports Film Festival, with daily screenings of films to delight the whole family. Don’t miss special entertainment and meet and greets with the Looney Tunes team before watching Space Jam on Wednesday Jan 23. Enjoy the show! View program 
  • AO Kids Club check-in where parents can drop off kids for the afternoon session
  • Imagination station, where kids can create and explore the world with interactive games, giant colouring-in walls, polaroid photo station and paper plane decorating
Experience LEGO Play

ANZ Tennis Hot Shots

Engaging and interactive tennis activities including 12 mini courts where kids can pick up a racquet, test their skills and have fun playing tennis. Open for the entire tournament and located on the clay courts, kids get a slice of what it feels like to be a pro player. Racquet and balls provided, don’t forget to wear your sneakers!

AO Kids Club

For the first time, there will be professional onsite childcare available at the AO – making the event even better than ever!

Your kids will have nonstop fun in our new tennis and entertainment program for kids aged 5-12 years. The program features priority access to the AO Ballpark, player practice viewing, a tennis lesson with a professional coach, and lots of other games and activities.

Children will be entertained and cared for by qualified and experienced educators who will provide fun interaction at all times, ensuring a memorable time is had by all. Spaces are limited at this Grand Slam first – be sure to book soon!

Full day and half-day options are available.

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Have a Hit or Book a Court

An AO first, it’s all about having fun and having a hit. Perfect for kids and families to get a taste of Tennis, regardless of skill level. Ability to book private and group professional tennis lessons or book a court for half hour or full hour time slots. Racquet and balls provided.

Have a Hit or Book a Court

Player Viewing

Get up close and personal with the World’s best players at the Player Viewing Deck.

Located at the AO Practice Courts, kids and families can get a behind the scenes look at their favourite players.