The words "school holidays" seem to bring the anxiety out of some parents. Add the word "Christmas" and the stress levels rocket. While both occasions provide reasons for quality time with the kids, it can be a challenge to find enough activities and entertainment to keep easily bored children occupied. Fortunately in Dockland lies a haven that can provide your kids with a full day of fun while you take a breather from all the children-sitting. Here are 5 top reasons to grab your kids and spent the school holidays down at Wonderland Fun Park.
1) 11 Fun-tastic Rides and Games
Wonderland Fun Park offer a variety of fun, exciting and safe rides and games for kids to enjoy on their own or accompanied by an adult.
The Grand Carousel featured in the movie 'Charlotte's Web' was a classic dating back to the 1940s. Another merry-go-round ride is the classic Tea Cup ride.
The Jurassic Adventure allows kids to climb the wall, ride the slide and jump on Jurassic dinosaurs.
With the festive season bundled with the school holidays, Wonderland Fun Park has been transformed into a Christmas north pole village, complete with an enchanted forest, make-a-wish tree and Santa's mailbox to post those special letters.
This inner-city fun park offering rides and attractions throughout the year is celebrating the festive season as Santa's Magical Wonderland. There are daily snowfalls and icy snow-cones to help keep Summer at bay. Santa will also be making appearances throughout the day to take photographs with kids and families.
Wonderland Fun Park becomes one giant Christmas playground from 17 November to 24 December with continued access to all the rides and games including the Wacky Worm Roller Coaster, Crazy Wave, Walk on Water Snow Balls, Tea Cups, Grand Carousel, Dodgem Cars and Bungee Trampoline.
The Wonderland Spiegeltent Theatre is home to an amazing live circus show filled with elves and Santa performing amazing tricks, stunts and aerial acrobatics. At only AUD10 per show ticket online, Santa's Circus Spectacular Show offers 45 minutes of fun and entertainment that's sure to entertain children and adults alike.
4) Party at Wonderland Fun Park
If you're looking for a venue for a children's party of at least 10 kids this school holidays and festive season, Wonderland Fun Park can offer a day overflowing with exciting rides and fun times. You can choose from 3 different party packages starting from AUD34.50 per child.
Packages can include an all-day unlimited ride wristband per child, dedicated function space with tables, chairs, table cloths, balloons and party hats, party invitations, free admission for an adult to accompany a child into the function area and party foods like party pies, sausage rolls, mini hot dogs, cup cakes, fairy bread, sandwiches, chips, mini hawaiian pizza, mini spring rolls, drinks and snacks like fairy floss, popcorn or snow cone.
If your children's party is running into large numbers, the Wonderland Spiegeltent Theatre can also be hired exclusively or on a shared-basis with another group, with or without the rides. For the extravagant or lavish party of all children's party, there's always the possibility of hiring the entire Wonderland Fun Park exclusively to yourself.
With the Super Unlimited Ride Wristband at AUD35, your kids can ride and play all day from 11am to 5pm on all the rides including 1 Bungee Jump Trampoline and 1 Walk on Water Balls, allowing to enjoy some downtime from all the child-minding. You receive AUD5 off each Super Unlimited Ride Wristband if you purchase 4 or more. You can also opt out of the Walk on Water Balls and pay AUD29.50 for an Unlimited Ride Wristband or AUD25 if you purchase 4 or more of them.
Your child's Unlimited Ride Pass also has benefits at Harbour Town Sanchurros where he or he will receive a FREE Kids Churros with any adult Chocolate & Churros purchase made. If you've been at Icehouse or Pleasure Boat Cruises, showing your receipt at the Ticket Office gets you a 2-for-1 Unlimited Ride Pass. Members of Costco, Westpac Social Club, Platinum Play or Awe receive AUD10 off the Unlimited Rides Pass or the Super Unlimited Rides Pass upon showing their member cards at the Ticket Box.
If the kids are still bored and restless after a full day of fun and play at Wonderland Fun Park, there's always Christmas Square in the Melbourne CBD.