Freelance writer with a BA double majoring in Literature and Australian History who loves finding random places of social or historical treasure whilst travelling around visiting festivals, markets and quaint cafes with my husband and baby
Kick a goal with the family by taking them to a Lions game
There are those who go to work on a Monday on a high if their footy team wins that weekend, and in a Monday slump if the boys lose. These people spend their Summer suffering through cricket and counting the days until the AFL pre-season trial games start.
These are the true fans, and the ones who live and breathe their teams' successes throughout the season.
A Lions game is a great place to take the kids. More often than not they have activities on the day for the junior fans, and the price of tickets to the game is family friendly compared with other codes.
The Lions home games for this year are:
Round 2 Saturday, April 2 - North Melbourne Round 4 Saturday, April 16 - Gold Coast SUNS Round 6 Sunday, May 1 - Sydney Swans
Round 8 Saturday, May 14 - Collingwood Round 10 Saturday, May 28 - Hawthorn Round 12 Saturday, June 11 - Fremantle
Round 13 Saturday, June 18 - West Coast Eagles
Round 17 Sunday, July 17 - GWS Giants
Round 19 Saturday, July 30 - Port Adelaide
Round 21 Saturday, August 13 - Carlton
Round 22 Sunday, August 21 - Geelong Cats
Tickets to the games start at $25.50 and family packages are often available. Tickets are available on Ticketmaster. See the Gabba seating chart and the frequently asked questions to choose the seat area that's right for you.
A day out at the Gabba watching the Lions is fun for the whole family and budget friendly in comparison to other sports. Don't forget to bring a hat and suntan lotion to afternoon games, as it can get bright until the sun starts to go down.