GET SET TO FLY, WITHOUT JUMPING OUT OF A PLANE
Get set to be blown away as global phenomenon iFLY prepares to take off in Melbourne.
The indoor skydiving experience at Essendon Fields uses a specially designed wind tunnel to propel ‘divers’ above the ground, for the closest sensation to a free fall without the need for a parachute or plane.
Former Australian freestyle skydiving champion and CEO of iFLY Australia, Nir Davidson is behind the 15 million dollar facility. He says you don’t have to be fit or fearless, with specialist instructors on hand to guide users through the process.
Nir saw the concept in the US 6 years ago and has brought it to Australia, recently opening in Brisbane and now in Melbourne, the first tunnel for Victoria.
“I was a professional skydiver and I wanted to make the feeling of jumping out of a plane accessible for everyone. What we do is mimic skydiving so if you’re falling out of an aeroplane at 200km/h we mimic that sensation but within a glass tube,” said Nir.
Spectators are also welcome. For those not quite ready to spread their wings, they can watch all the tricks and tumbles inside the 360-degree glass chamber, from a viewing platform.
Anyone aged 3 to 103 can have a go and whether you're looking to book the coolest birthday bash ever, an unforgettable Hens or Bucks party, a corporate outing or just a great day out with your mates, iFLY Melbourne will blow you and your friends away with amazing experience packages available.
iFLY Melbourne will sweep its first dare devils off their feet from August 2019
2 Burns street, Essendon Fields, Melbourne, Victoria, 3041
MONSTER JAM RETURNS TO MELBOURNE
Thrill-seekers – Start REVVING your engines. Monster Jam® is heading back to Melbourne this October, Jam-packed with even more gravity-defying four-wheeled entertainment the whole family can enjoy.
If your kid's LOVE loud trucks and plenty of action, then Monster Jam is definitely for them. The whole family can expect the unexpected and witness the supercharged Trucks weighing around 5 tons, defying gravity through the air, crushing through cars and tearing up the track .
Unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable, Monster Jam includes various competitions, including racing and freestyle, where Monster Jam trucks take a life of their own as they’re pushed to the limit by these talented drivers, with fans having the chance to vote in real-time for the winner.
Once again the family-friendly world-renowned Party in the Pits® is back ahead of the first show. This will be the only chance for fans to get up close with their favourite Monster Jam trucks, meet the superstar drivers, take pictures, get autographs & more! Standing nearly four metres tall and four metres wide, Monster Jam trucks are custom-designed machines that weigh around 5,500kgs.
Monster Jam World Finals 2019 freestyle winner and mother of three Linsey Read will make her first Australian appearance with Scooby-Doo. Linsey will be joined by an all-star lineup for 2019, including crowd favourites Bari Musawwir in ZombieTM and Becky McDonough in El Toro Loco®.
Affordably priced for the whole family with kids tickets starting from $29*
The larger-than-life trucks are sure to capture the hearts of both young and old.
AAMI Park Melbourne
Saturday October 5, 2019
2pm and 7pm
More details MonsterJam.Melbourne
AAMI Park Olympic Boulevard
Go Under the Sea this September when the MSO performs Disney’s The Little Mermaid in Concert
This September celebrate the 30th anniversary of Disney’s classic 1989 animation, The Little Mermaid live in concert with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
Showcasing the Academy Award winning original score by Alan Menken and featuring the beloved characters of Ariel, Flounder, Sebastian, King Triton and Ursula up on the big screen, the uplifting score will be brought to life by the MSO in three magical performances, conducted by Nicholas Buc.
Award-winning American film composer Alan Menken has written numerous Disney scores including Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin(1992), Pocahontas (1995), each winning him two Academy Awards. Menken also composed the scores for Little Shop of Horrors (1986), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), Hercules (1997), Enchanted (2007) and Tangled (2010) amongst many others.
Enjoy all the beloved songs from the iconic film including Under the Sea, Part of Your World and Kiss the Girl as you re-live this classic tale of Ariel and her magical world under the sea.
Arts Centre Melbourne
6 - 7 September 2019
Arts Centre Melbourne
Hamer Hall, St Kilda Road level
Box Office 03 9929 9600
The District Ice Slide is BACK!
Experience the chill without leaving Melbourne, The District Ice Slide is back these school holidays cooler and faster then before !
Thanks to major sponsor UNIQLO Australia, The Ice Slide is now open at The District Docklands, bringing families the ultimate undercover fun these school holidays!
Each slide is a gold coin donation with all proceeds going to Kids Under Cover, so bring plenty of change because you’ll want to go down again and again.
The line for the slide closes at 4pm so make sure you line up in time. Don't forget your beanies, scarves and gloves to keep you warm.
Unfortunately children under three years of age or children under 80cm in height are not permitted on the ice slide. Children under four years of age must be accompanied by an adult on the ice slide.
The District Docklands
June 29 - July 14
The District Docklands
440 Docklands Drive
Docklands VIC 3008
The Square near UNIQLO
The Langham Melbourne is roaring into these school holidays with a Jurassic World themed High Tea, an adventure 66 million years in the making.
From Tyrannosaurus Rex cake pops coated in white chocolate to dinosaur egg chocolate mousse, the menu features a selection of savoury and sweet dishes from Stiggy egg sushi to Jurassic World cupcakes and Dino paw print cookies. Guests are certain to feel excited about everything pre-historic.
Savoury dishes also include Isla Nublar beef roll with sweet onion marmalade and watercress, Triceratops cream cheese and cucumber ribbon sandwich, Stegosaurus vegetable crudités with hummus, Indominus Rex chicken and vegetable pie and Jurassic World miniature corn dogs.
The Langham Melbourne encourages children to dress up for this special occasion. Camouflage perhaps? Or maybe a jungle print? Regardless of what’s worn, The Langham, Melbourne looks forward to welcoming guests with a curiosity for everything related to dinosaurs and their habitat.
The Langham, Melbourne’s children’s high teas are a highlight on everyone’s winter school holidays calendar. Advance bookings are highly recommended.
Monday 1 July until Friday 19 July 2019
Two high tea sessions served each weekday.
$59.00 per child Jurassic World High Tea with a glass of cordial or hot chocolate plus one take home Jurassic World Snap Squad toy.
$59.00 per adult for Wedgwood High Tea with espresso coffee, leaf tea and a glass of sparkling wine
1 SOUTHGATE AVENUE, SOUTHBANK, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA 3006, AUSTRALIA
THE LANGHAM, MELBOURNE