More fun for kids than ever at the Australian Open 2023!

With ground passes from $10, there is so much for kids to experience at the Australian Open 2023.

When the sun is shining and the school holidays are nearing a close, you know it’s time for the Australian Open to begin.

From January 16 – January 29, the Australian Open will transform the Melbourne Park precinct into a family-friendly hub. If you’re a big tennis fan and want to bring your little ones along or are just looking for some holiday fun, then AO23 is the place for you!

You will be spoilt for choice with the huge range of family-friendly activities and entertainment across Grand Slam Oval, Garden Square, AO Tennis Club and AO Ballpark.

The great-value Australian Open kids ground pass includes access to AO Ballpark presented by Emirates featuring:

☼ Emirates Fly Better adventure with an adrenaline tower and cloud jump

☼ Aerial adventure featuring 12 unique obstacles (7m high)

☼ Live Entertainment stage

☼ 8m high water slide

☼ Tennis Hot Shots

☼ First Nations immersive digital art experience

Affordable Tickets

No matter your budget, a children’s ground pass to the Australian Open is an affordable option for your family. With children’s ground passes (14 and under) starting from as little as $10 for most days and then down to just $5 for week two, every member of your family can join in on the action.

Ground passes allow you to wander all day and check out everything the Melbourne Park precinct offers outside the courts. There is so much to do that will keep the kids entertained all day!

AO Ballpark presented by Emirates

The AO Ballpark will once again return to the Australia Open. A family favourite, the AO Ballpark will be located at the city entrance on Birrarung Marr with fun and adventure for kids of all ages.

This year the AO Ballpark features a 7m high aerial adventure with unique 12 obstacles, live entertainment stage, an 8m high waterslide, the Emirates Fly Better adventure activity, Tennis Hot Shots, and a First Nations immersive digital art experience and more. No doubt, the AO Ballpark will keep the kids active and entertained.

The AO Ballpark, presented by Emirates, will operate daily from 16 to 29 January 2023.

Grand Slam Oval

Grand Slam Oval (GSO) will be home to a new soaring shade structure this summer, providing plentiful shade and a place to rest and recharge. Standing 11m tall and 36m wide, the Pavilion’s design is inspired by native trees.

It will create an oasis from the sun during the hot Australian summer. With a panel of giant screens on GSO, families can sit back and relax in the shade without missing a moment of the action happening on the court.

AO Tennis Club

To capture the imagination of fans is the AO Tennis Club, a brand-new precinct dedicated to playing the sport in all its forms. Located north of Garden Square, fans can hone their skills at Padel, Pop, Cardio Tennis, Totem and Table Tennis.

Kids Tennis Day

In addition to the massive range of activities and entertainment for kids and families, Kids Tennis Day will return on Saturday the 14th of January, with various activities and entertainment across the site. With all the activities on offer, families are bound to work up an appetite, and plenty of healthy and sustainable food and beverage options will be available.

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The Australian Open 2023 will transform Melbourne Park from Monday 16 January until Sunday 29 January. Tickets are on sale via