Things to do for Active Kids
Australian Institute of Sport Bruce
Where is it at?
Australian Institute of Sport
Tel: 2 6214 1010
Where are we going today?
The AIS (Australian Institute of Sports) trains national and international level athletes in Olympic standard conditions, and welcomes families to not only learn about the sporting triumphes in national history but as part of an AIS tour actively engage in many of the activities.
Interactive offerings include the wheelchair basketball, virtual downhill skiing, rock climbing and football penalty shootouts, as well as user friendly equipment like ball skills testers and reaction timers. It makes it a much more entertaining trip for kids and is generally suited to those of primary school age and up though younger ones will still get something out of it.
It's not all about the sports hero worship, though there's plenty of that, a large section on Sports Science opens up a more intellectual level that will help engage the not so sporty kids too. It's worth noting that every tour is guided by an established athlete, who is always happy to answer kids' questions as they go around.
How much does it cost?
When can we go?
Public tours depart from the Sports Visitor Centre daily (except some public holidays) at 10.00am, 1
The cafe at the AIS sells a wide range of hot and cold food and drink for you to enjoy before or after your tour. The cafe can be found in the Sports Visitor Centre..
Any Top Tips?
Tours last 90 minutes at a gentle walking pace, guides are happy to slow if necessary..
Need a little extra help?
All AIS facilities are wheelchair accessible. Toilets are located within the Sports Visitor Centre and parking for people with disability is also available in the Australian Sports Commission Administration Building car park adjacent to the Sports Visitor Centre. .
Baby change available in visitor centre..
Can I get one of those?
Extensive sports apparel and equipment store plus souvenirs..
What people are saying?
by Kaitlyn Handley
I am a athlete and have been to many sports institutes around this country Australia and because I am disabled i need good facilities and the facilities at this institute is fantastic and the view is great and the training is great and I definitely recmend you come here if you are a high up sport person
by A Google User
great deals!!! love it