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Tips for the Australian International Airshow

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The best way to enjoy the Australian International Airshow with your kids

The Australian International Air Show is the biggest, loudest and most impressive air show in the Southern Hemisphere. We have put together a few hot tips the whole family can enjoy the show.

We went to the Australian International Airshow on a Sunday, which although still 38c thankfully we were saved by cloud cover..though sun cream and hats were still a must. We have put together a few KidTown Melbourne Tips to help you make the most of your day...

Umbrella There is very little shade, so take a small umbrella that will easily fit into a bag or pocket to use when watching the air displays on sunny days.

Comfy shoes There is lots and lots of walking involved. Even walking from the car park to the show is a fair distance. Make sure you wear comfy shoes or thongs.

Pram or beach trolley Everywhere is pram friendly, so take your pram if your child is young enough. Alternatively, if you have a beach trolley for older children to sit in, this might be an option.

BYO food Your own food is allowed, so pack a picnic. Don't forget a picnic rug to sit on as the ground can be very dusty.

Cash for the carpark The car park was $10 entry and (at the time of writing) would only take cash.

Buy merchandise on the Sunday If you want to purchase anything, wait until the end of the day on the Sunday. Everything (including programs) are reduced by 50%.

BYO water bottle. There are drinking stations set up, so make sure you and the kids stay hydrated by filling up your water bottles.

Something to hold your posters There are lots of airplane posters given away. Unfortunately ours got crushed under the pram. If you can, take some sort of carrying folder A3 size to protect your posters.

Choose a meeting point In case you get separated. That way, you can all head to the same place and meet up again.

Ear protection for kids Disposable ear plugs are handed out free from many locations, however we did find them too big for our three year old. For small children who require ear protection, make sure you bring your own from home/buy beforehand.

The Australian International Air Show at Avalon Airport really is a fantastic experience for the whole family. In 2019 we had an incredible day. With these few tips we are sure to make 2020 even better.

Where: Avalon Airport, Avalon
When: February each year
Web: Australian International Air Show

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