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The Best Venues for Corporate Family Fun Days in Sydney & Melbourne
Corporate Family Fun Days are an excellent way to engage your staff and reward them and their families with a fun day out.
Organising a big day out for your staff and their families isn’t a walk in the park. There are quite a few elements to consider and one of those is the venue.
Do you choose a blank canvas venue or a park where you need to bring in EVERYTHING! Rides, amusements, catering, security… Or, do you choose to host your family fun day at an existing attraction that is set-up to handle large numbers, has all the entertainment you need, catering facilities onsite AND will ultimately make your life as the event planner a whole lot easier…
We choose option #2! And you should too, because if you’re hosting a family fun day in Sydney or Melbourne there are a plethora of great venues to choose from. This also means you can mix it up and choose a new experience to offer your guests year on year.
So, without further ado let’s take a quick look at Sydney and Melbourne’s best venues for hosting corporate family fun days.
P.S. By their nature these attractions are also great venues for Christmas parties, kid’s birthday parties, team building events, community events and charity days
VENUES IN SYDNEY FOR CORPORATE FAMILY FUN DAYS
Raging Waters Sydney (previously Wet ‘n’ Wild Sydney)
Raging Waters Sydney, is an excellent option for summer-time Family Fun Days. Open from October to April and located in Sydney’s thriving Western Suburbs this is a destination for all ages.
There are over 40 slides and attractions – and you don’t even have to get wet to enjoy yourself!
They have fantastic event spaces for groups that can host from 20 to 10,000! These are great spaces to use as a home base for your staff and their families. They have varied catering options available to suit any budget.
In addition, they offer amazing group ticket discounts – including dynamic pricing, the more people attending your event, the less you pay!
From booking the event to waving the last of your guests’ goodbye the dedicated events team are on hand to ensure your event runs smoothly.
Click here for more information on hosting Family Fun Days at Raging Waters Sydney.
Free parking onsite | Group Ticket Discounts | Dedicated Event Spaces | Excellent Catering Packages
Luna Park Sydney
Luna Park Sydney is one Sydney’s most iconic amusement parks and is a great choice for Family Fun Days. Open all year round and located on Milsons Point – a stone’s throw from the Harbour Bridge – it’s convenient for arrival by car, train, bus or ferry.
Luna Park Sydney has an array of rides and amusements for all ages and all thrill levels.
The venue can accommodate group bookings of 20 to 10,000! There are a range of private event spaces you can book to use for catering, speeches and other activities exclusive to your group. One of which is Lavender Green, a marquee overlooking the magnificent Lavender Bay – it’s the perfect place for hosting a BBQ party.
You can also book the entire precinct exclusively! Add some branding and let your staff and their families feel extra special for the day.
The Luna Park Venue’s team offer award-wining catering and can tailor catering packages specific for your group or you can pre-purchase food vouchers for use at the Park’s existing outlets.
Discounts for bulk ride passes and amusement tickets available.
Click here for more information on hosting Family Fun Days at Luna Park Venues Sydney.
Harbour-side Location | Group Ticket Discounts | Dedicated Event Spaces | Award-wining Catering | Exclusive Hire Available
Taronga Zoo is a great day out for everyone (with or without kids)! Open all year round and located on Sydney Harbour’s north shore, there is ample parking onsite or arrive by bus or ferry.
Stroll through the beautiful grounds, visit the animals, enjoy the playgrounds or take in one of the excellent talks and wildlife shows. Or for the adventurous, check out the Wild Ropes course.
Groups can hire the Concert Lawns for their Family Fun Day base. The onsite catering team, EPICURE can assist with feeding your guests and have a range of catering options to choose from. The space can accommodate up to 2000 guests for a casual picnic, or you can apply to erect a marquee on the space.
Discounted group zoo admission available.
Click here for more information on hosting Family Fun Days at Taronga Zoo.
Harbour-side Location | Group Ticket Discounts | Hireable Picnic Area | Catering Packages
Merlin Entertainments is home to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney and Madame Tussauds – where you can host a family fun day at one of the venues or give your guests access to all three!
Each attraction offers entertainment for the entire family and they are located together conveniently in Darling Harbour.
Each venue can accommodate all sized groups and you can even book an attraction exclusively for the day. There are dedicated spaces to have as your home base for servicing catering, a place to chill out or enjoy face painting and gift bag collection.
CBD Location | Group Ticket Discounts | Dedicated Group Areas | Catering Packages | Exclusive Hire Available
VENUES IN MELBOURNE FOR CORPORATE FAMILY FUN DAYS
Adventure Park in Geelong is an epic attraction within easy reach of Melbourne that is open during the Australian summer months October – April. Not only does it have an impressive collection of waterslides, there are rides and amusements of all sorts to please the entire family (little ones included!).
Groups of 20 or more are eligible for discounted group entre tickets – and the best thing, if the pass isn’t used on the day, they are valid up until the end of the season. Passes give guests access to unlimited rides.
Another bonus is complimentary reserved marquees and pavilions for group bookings.There are multiple spaces, marquees and pavilions available that can accommodate from 20 to 1500 people. It’s the perfect way to create a home base for your group to meet, linger and replenish their energy with a great range of catering options.
Click here for more information on hosting Family Fun Days at Adventure Park.Free Parking for Cars and Buses | Group Ticket Discounts | Free Group Areas | Catering Packages
A Day at the Zoo…
Who doesn’t love a day at the Zoo!? Lucky for Melbournians, there are two amazing Zoos available to choose from when planning your next Family Fun Day – Melbourne Zoo & Werribee Zoo (see details below).
Melbourne Zoo is located just north of the CBD and has ample parking available, along with easy transport connections.
There are a range of beautiful spaces that can be hired exclusively for corporate groups – from indoor spaces that are inspired by the wildlife around them to outdoor lawns that are perfect for picnics and BBQs – you’ll find a space to suit your group. This also means Melbourne Zoo is perfect for Family Fun Days all year round.
There are a range of catering packages available and the onsite events team can also help enhance your Family Fun Day by arranging face painting, entertainers and animal encounters and talks with the Keepers.
Corporate groups can get 50% off adult tickets and children under 15 are free on weekends
Click here for more information on hosting Family Fun Days at Melbourne Zoo.
Central Melbourne Location | Group Ticket Discounts | Dedicate Group Areas | Catering Packages
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Werribee Zoo is about 35 mins south-west of the CBD over the West Gate Bridge.
Werribee Zoo has indoor and outdoor spaces suitable for groups from 20 to 1,500 guests. There are also three functions spaces that can be hired exclusively for corporate groups.
Safaris are available throughout the day, providing fun and excitement for adults and children alike. They can also offer team building activities, animal encounters and a range of entertainment. The Zoo offers free parking with plenty of coach parking, making it easy for groups travelling from afar.
Group discounts and catering packages available.Click here for more information on hosting Family Fun Days at Werribee Zoo.
Free Parking for Cars and Buses | Group Ticket Discounts | Dedicate Group Areas | Catering Packages
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium is conveniently located in Melbourne’s CBD with an excellent position overlooking the Yarra River.
The venue can cater for groups of 50 to over 2,000 and provides entertainment for the whole family. Walk underwater through the glass viewing tunnels, come within inches of huge sharks, rays and turtles and see some of the remarkable marine and freshwater animals that Australia is famous for.
Family Day packages include all day entry, a range of dining options and a private space for your guests.
You can make the day even more memorable with a range of exciting options including entertainers, face painters, children’s show bags, shark dives, and much more.
Click here for more information on hosting Family Fun Days at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.
CBD Location | Group Ticket Discounts | Dedicate Group Areas | Catering Packages
Melbourne Musuem located in Carlton Gardens in Melbourne’s CBD, is a great venue for family fun days during daylight hours or in the evening. Light filled atriums, leafy courtyards and interactive gallery spaces create the perfect destination for a day of family fun for up to 300 guests. Or experience the magic of the Melbourne Museum at night by taking over the entire venue (for up to 3100 guests) for an evening of exhilarating adventures.
Your guests, both grown-up and growing, will delight in the discovery of something new. Explore their eight main galleries, including the Melbourne Museum’s most popular exhibit; Phar Lap. Learn about Melbourne’s history in Melbourne Gallery, and spot wildlife in Forest Gallery. Get adventurous in Pauline Gandel Children’s Gallery and explore Science and Life Gallery where you’ll find bugs, dinosaurs, fossils, animals and much more.
For an event experience that will last a life time, Melbourne Museum is the perfect venue choice for your family fun day or night.
Click here for more information on hosting Family Fun Days at Melbourne Museum.
Central Melbourne Location | Convenient Public Transport Access | Onsite Parking | Dedicate Group Areas | Catering Packages | Exclusive Hire Available
Latitude Melbourne located just 30mins north of the CBD offers a world of fun entertainment for little kids and big kids alike. From the dedicated Kids Zone for little ones aged 18mths to 5 years, to the massive fully integrated bouncing and climbing activity floor, there really is something for everyone. Catering for groups from 10 people up to 250 people, Latitude will challenge the body and mind, and leave you with a brand-new attitude.
When you’ve had almost all the fun you can handle on the huge free jump trampolines, getting competitive on the dodgeball and basketball courts, challenging yourself and cheering each other on in the climbing zone, then have even more fun off the activity floor. With fabulous fresh catering prepared by their in-house chef and the option to add alcohol to your package, this will be a party to keep your guests talking long after the event.
Latitude will help you plan and inspire out-of-the-box ideas for your next family fun day. Why not get Batman to fly in for the day or enlist the creative help of face painters? Want to create a mini petting zoo in the Latitude car park? It’s been done before!
Click here for more information on hosting Family Fun Days at Latitude Melbourne.
Onsite Parking | Dedicate Group Areas | Catering Packages | Exclusive Hire Available
All of the venues mentioned above are perfect for Family Fun Days. They can all accommodate large numbers, provide entertainment for kids of all ages and adults PLUS make a day out with the family easy! And which event planner (or parent, for that matter) doesn’t love E-A-S-Y!?You may also find useful the following blogs…
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Header image: courtesy of Luna Park Melbourne