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McDonald’s Holiday All-Stars: Sporting Style

Jan 7 - Jan 18, 2013

Monday January 7 to Thursday January 10, 2013
Monday January 14 to Friday January – 18, 2013

(**Program not available on Friday January 11, 2013 due to one-day international at MCG between Australia and Sri Lanka)

McDonald's Holiday All-StarsKids can get among the action with the National Sports Museum’s McDonald’s® Holiday All-Stars: Sporting Styles program.

The theme for the summer holidays is Sporting Style. It’s the biggest holiday period of the year!

Keep the kids entertained during their visit to the National Sports Museum at the MCG with a range of fun themed activities including:

McDonald’s® All-Star Author and Illustrator

Meet Paul Harvey, the famous children’s author and illustrator. Paul will conduct drawing classes and complete caricatures daily from 11:00am and 1:00pm within the McDonald’s® All-Star Auditorium.

Challenge a Champ
Meet your heroes in Game On and challenge them to your favourite sport from 2pm daily in the National Sports Museum, subject to availability.

An MCG TourFind out which Champs will be playing by liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter.

McDonald’s Holiday All-Stars activity booklet
A kid’s guide through the National Sports Museum.

Follow the clues to find answers to a series of questions about different styles athletic stars sport when competing.

All-day activity within the National Sports Museum.

McDonald’s Holiday All-Stars Square
A place for young ones to chill out and participate in themed make-and-take activities as well as some activities to test their coordination and accuracy playing with a hula hoop, hookey and quoits! All-day activity in the National Sports Museum foyer.


The Paddock CafeMcDonald’s Holiday All-Stars program is included in the National Sports Museum admission price.

Ever wanted to see behind the scenes at the ‘G? Upgrade your ticket to include an MCG Tour and make a day of it!

With yummy snacks, meals and coffee at the Paddock Cafe and a great range of official cricket, AFL and MCG merchandise available at the MCG Superstore, a visit to the National Sports Museum has everything you need for a great day out with the kids.

Visiting the National Sports Museum


Australian Tourism Accreditation Program
Museum Accreditation Program