Home matchdays at Villa Park are more than just 90 minutes thanks to Villa's increasingly popular Family Fun Zone.
There are hours of entertainment in store for your family on a matchday, starting with a host of activities in the Indoor Academy up to two hours before kick-off.
Our free family fundays have been a huge hit with supporters since their inception five years ago, so a decision was taken to hold them on a more frequent basis in 2013-14 by regularly opening the Family Fun Zone.
The thrill of a Villa Park matchday begins long before kick-off. Be part of the big-match buzz by getting to the stadium early, bumping into our mascots Hercules, Bella and Chip, participating in an array of challenges, games and activities with other supporters, before finding your seat in the stadium and soaking up the incredible atmosphere.
There is so much in store for our junior fans, they will hardly be able to contain their excitement.
The Fun Zone is now open before most weekend fixtures [please check avfc.co.uk for confirmation] and is open to all on presentation of a match ticket from up to two hours before kick-off.
The aim is to give families an enjoyable experience in the build up to kick-off, bring new junior fans to Villa Park and increase the value for money that supporters get from their ticket price.
Providing fans with a fun, safe and exciting football experience has been a central part of the club's operation for many years.
The Villa Park Fun Zone offers a great family day out in a safe environment, with up to two hours of pre-match activities for the youngsters followed the excitement of Barclays Premier League football.
Fun Zone activities usually include large inflatables, challenge-based games, football activities, face painting and much more.
Special Villa guests – including current and former players – have been known to occasionally make appearances too.
What's more, the Fun Zone often coincides with some great family ticket offers, making the whole day out at Villa Park excellent value for money.
Sat Aug 13 Rotherham United Opens 1pm
Sun Sep 11 Nottingham Forest Opens 11.15pm
Sat Sep 24 Newcastle United Opens 3.30pm
Sat Oct 22 Fulham Opens 1pm
Sat Nov 5 Blackburn Rovers Opens 1pm
Sat Nov 26 Cardiff City Opens 1pm
Sat Dec 10 Wigan Athletic Opens 1pm
Sat Jan 21 Preston North End Opens 1pm
Sat Feb 11 Ipswich Town Opens 1pm
Sat Mar 11 Sheffield Wednesday Opens 1pm
Sat Apr 1 Norwich City Opens 1pm
Sat Apr 15 Reading Opens 1pm
Sun May 7 Brighton and Hove Albion Opens 1pm
Subject to change. Details on our Fun Zones for the 2016/17 season will be updated here. Please stay tuned to avfc.co.uk for more information.