Holiday activities

School holiday activities

The Easter holidays will be here before we know it, and the MCG will be a must-visit location! While we’ll have more information closer to the dates, we’re excited about the upcoming activities taking place from Monday April 8 to Friday April 12.

Enjoy a great day out with a visit to the National Sports Museum. Located inside Gate 3 of the ‘G and filled with interactive zones, priceless sporting artefacts and 3D holograms and offering a range of special activities, it’s sure to be a hit with the whole family these school holidays.

My Match Day at the MCG with AFL and AFLW footballers  (10.00am and 11.30am)

Kids will have the opportunity to step into the shoes of professional footballers as they take in the real-life match day experience of a player at the ‘G.

Players will share their stories and offer insights into the routines and activities that take place before, during and after a game – from the player change rooms during warm-up to the tense times spent in the thick of the action.

Sessions will depart from the inside of Gate 3 and run for one hour at 10.00am and 11.30am each day (except Thursday April 11).

Schedule of visitors: 
Mon April 8: Tom Lonergan (Geel) and Emma Kearney (NM)
Tues April 9: Jack Crisp (Coll) and Monique Conti (WB)
Wed April 10: Callum Moore (Rich) and Nina Morrison (Geel)
Thur April 11: Paul Ahern (NM) and Kaitlyn Ashmore (NM) *10am session only*
Fri April 12: Tom Lonergan (Geel) and Maddie Gay (Melb)

Please note: Children must be accompanied by a paying adult for this one-hour experience. An additional cost of $10 per person (all participating children and all accompanying adults) is required for this experience, as part of a visit to the National Sports Museum.

Player appearances are subject to change at short notice. In the event this occurs, replacements will be provided.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Breann Moody (Carl) has withdrawn from Wednesday’s sessions, with Nina Morrison taking her place.  

Click here to secure your tickets!

How to purchase your tickets:
1. Select your chosen date
2. Select ticket type (NSM or NSMMCG) and number of visitors
3. Go to payment, and sign into Ticketek account
4. Add the My Match Day at the ‘G option (for each child and adult in attendance) to your cart
5. Check out!

Download our step-by-step guide to purchasing your My Match Day tickets.

Cue sports (Tuesday-Thursday 12-3pm)

Chalk up and learn how to shark your friends! Triple World Billiards Champion Robby Foldvari will be on hand to provide demonstrations on a billiard table, showcasing some incredible trick shots and involving visitors in learning skills and tricks.

We can’t wait to see what sort of wizardry Robby will produce on the billiards table, be sure to check it out!

Holiday Quest

Kids can explore the museum by taking our special holiday quest! Finding answers as they explore the museum, completed quests will receive a special prize for their efforts.

Get active in Game On!

In Game On! kids can test their goal-kicking skills against AFL players, run out the batsman on a virtual cricket pitch or test their reaction times against elite athletes.

With sporting activities ranging from archery to netball, the interactive gallery is the perfect place for kids to throw, shoot, ride, race and run to their heart’s content!

MCG Tour

Visitors can top off their day with a special tour around the mighty MCG, exploring otherwise off limits areas of the stadium and hearing unique stories from the ground’s amazing history.