Holiday activities

School holiday activities

Winter is upon us and the MCG is a must-visit location for the school holidays! We’re excited about the upcoming activities taking place from Monday July 1 to Friday July 5.

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)

With the AFL season in full swing, 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. This is a unique experience not to be missed.

Sessions will depart from the inside of Gate 3 and run for one hour at 10.00am and 11.30am each day.

Schedule of visitors: 
Mon July 1: Chloe Molloy (Coll) and Tom Langdon (Coll)
Tues July 2: Libby Birch (Melb) and Flynn Appleby (Coll)
Wed July 3: Nina Morrison (Geel) and Fletcher Roberts (WB)
Thur July 4: Kaitlyn Ashmore (NM) and Gryan Miers (Geel)
Fri July 5: Monique Conti (Rich) and Tom Langdon (Coll)

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.

Click here to secure your tickets!

To purchase tickets, choose your NSM or combined experience on the selected date and add to your cart, then on the next page you can add your tickets for the My Match Day experience!

Sports Draw! (Wednesday-Friday 12-3pm)

Sharpen your wit and pencils in interactive drawing sessions with renowned Australian caricaturist Paul Harvey. Live caricature sessions with AFL/AFLW talents at 12.30pm!

Koorie Heritage Trust (Monday and Tuesday, 12.30-3.30pm)

Leading into NAIDOC week 2019, learn about Aboriginal heritage and artifacts from the traditional Aboriginal game, Marngrook.

Holiday Quest (daily)

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.