Melbourne fans ahead of a game against Fremantle at the MCG in round 11, 2023. Picture: AFL Photos

Kids are taking over the 2023 Toyota AFL Premiership Season! From Rounds 16-19, kids aged 14 and under will have free entry* to games plus there will be heaps of entertainment and giveaways.

Check out the games below to see what's on in Round 19.

Essendon v Western Bulldogs

  • Raising awareness and funds for Challenge - Supporting Kids with Cancer
  • Junior MC including interviews with Challenge kids
  • Kids Zone – Located in the Marvel Kids’ Zone.
    • Colouring in station
    • Free face painting
    • Bean bags
    • Giant Connect Four
    • Fairy floss giveaways

Richmond v Hawthorn

  • Tiger Cub Hub - outside Gate 3 - 12pm until first bounce at 1.45pm
    • Face painter, magician, DJ
    • Spin to win competition where everyone wins a prize
    • Colouring activities
    • First 100 people to the Tiger Cub hub will receive a F&B voucher
    • Footy collector card available exclusive to members
    • Mascots to make an appearance
  • Paddock outside Gate 3
    • Petting zoo with 28 baby animals (100 people can be in the pen at one time)
  • AFL-related inflatables
  • Coles 'Healthy Kicks' inflatable fitness course
  • Bunnings face painting and giveaways
  • Chemist Warehouse 'House of Wellness' van with AFL team-branded giveaways

Carlton v West Coast

From 12.15

  • Limited edition junior baggers flags giveaway while stocks last.
  • Free face painting
  • Carlton inflatable footy games
  • Photo opportunities with Kioti tractors
  • Create your own personalized footy card
  • 12:45PM - 1:15PM player meet and greet
  • 1:15PM - 1:30PM Captain Carlton and Navy Nina's Blue Crew performance & meet and greet


  • Complimentary popcorn, Level 1, Aisle 27
  • Complimentary smoothies, Level 1, Gate 9
  • Be in your seats by 1:50PM for Blue Crew performance & team entry.

GWS GIANTS v Gold Coast Suns

  • Live and local family entertainment in our Fan Zone:
    • Face painting
    • Inflatables
    • Live dance performance
    • Acoustic entertainment
  • Local junior footy participants can register for our junior club’s march to do a lap of honour around the field at half time! Enquire with your local footy club to register your place!
  • Plus, bring a footy and get on the turf at Manuka Oval with Macca’s Kick to Kick after the final siren 

Melbourne v Adelaide


Kids are taking over the ‘G this Sunday, July 23!

The entire match day experience will be designed for kids, with endless opportunities to make core memories with the family.

A special performance from everyone’s favourite Blue Heeler Bluey and her little sister Bingo will headline the pre-match festivities, while Yarra Park will be abuzz with mini trains, a kids fan zone, roaming entertainers and more.

See below for all the important information, including timings and locations.

We can’t wait to see you at the ‘G!


Bluey & Bingo performance

Be in your seats from 2.40pm to catch an amazing pre-match performance from Bluey & Bingo!

The show will feature crowd involvement, so we encourage all to dance, sing and get involved! During the performance, the club will be handing out 50 golden tickets to some lucky fans for a special meet & greet with Bluey & Bingo.

  • When: 2.40pm - 3pm
  • Where: Inside the stadium

The Dee Train

Get to the game early and enjoy a ride on The Dee Train! The mini trains will be choo-choo-ing their way around Yarra Park - an amazing experience for your train-loving little ones!

  • Where: Pick up and drop off in Paddock 19 (near Jolimont Station)
  • When: 1.30pm until half time

The Dee Zone

An exciting zone filled with inflatables, roaming entertainment and a DJ. 

  • Where: Paddock 19, near Gates 2 and 3.
  • When: 1.30pm until half time

Hidden Games Arcade

Head to Gate 3 and Level 3 to play some classic arcade games and join in on some console game play. Mum and Dad can grab a drink as well!

  • Where: Level 3, enter via Gate 3
  • When: 1.30pm until half time

Iconic photo opportunities

Tell your friends you were in the coaches box, or sitting next to Simon Goodwin in his post match press conference! Snap your photo in front of these iconic backdrops and create lifelong memories.

  • Where: Olympic Atrium, Level 2, enter via Gate 3
  • When: 1.30pm until half time

St Kilda v North Melbourne

  • Kids Zone - Gate 7 – From gates open (3pm) until end of first quarter
    • Face painting
    • Arts & Crafts
    • Footy inflatables
    • Mascot and player appearances
    • Stilt walkers
    • Giveaways

* Terms and conditions apply, subject to capacity and availability All tickets are subject to the AFL Ticket and Entry Conditions.