Melinda Gainsford-Taylor Grown Ups Go Free Interview

Melinda Gainsford-Taylor Grown Ups Go Free Interview

Melinda Gainsford-Taylor Grown Ups Go Free Interview

Why should kids have all the fun? With the Christmas break just weeks away, Kellogg's is running a promotion to make these school holidays fun for everyone.

Purchase a specially marked Kellogg's -Grown Ups Go Free' cereal box, and you can get a free adult ticket to your choice of over 90 popular attractions nationwide when you buy a full price child or adult ticket.

Busy mum of two and former Australian Olympian Melinda Gainsford-Taylor knows all too well how much planning and saving it can take to keep the whole family amused without breaking the bank.

'The pressure to think of exciting things to do for an entire holiday break can be high, so I'm all for savings that can be made just by holding onto your cereal boxes," Gainsford-Taylor said.

'I love going out for the day with my husband Mark and my kids Gabriella and Nicholas! Growing up in country Narromine meant that going to wildlife parks, aquariums or the bowling alley were a treat, and as a mum I love any excuse to relive those memories, but this time with my family," Gainsford-Taylor said.

'I see the joy families get when they are out and about, and I am proud to be taking part in the Kellogg's Grown Ups Go Free campaign as the offer makes these outings a lot more affordable for Aussie parents."

The Kellogg's Grown Ups Go Free campaign commences from 13 October on specially-marked packs of Just Right, Corn Flakes, Coco Pops, Crunchy Nut, Nutri-Grain and Rice Bubbles. Each pack contains one voucher, and there is no limit to the number of Grown Ups Go Free vouchers that families can purchase and use.

For example, a family picking up a 460 gram box of Kellogg's Just Right (RRP $5.49) can take advantage of the voucher at any of the 90 plus participating attractions around Australia, with potential savings of up to $40 per voucher.

'With the vouchers valid right through until June 2016, seeing something new and exciting like Sea Life Aquarium (Melbourne), Madame Tussauds (Sydney), Wild Life World (Queensland) or Otway Fly Treetop Walk (Melbourne) will be sure to put a smile on my kids' faces," Gainsford-Taylor said.

If the family can't agree on where to go, split up and head off to different attractions for the day! For mum and daughter wanting to rub shoulders with the stars, the cost of an adult to take one child to Madame Tussauds in Sydney would be just $28 instead of the usual $68. For dad and son who feel like some bowling, Strike Bowling is just around the corner and will cost just $12 for both passes to a daytime game.

Kellogg's Grown Ups Go Free promotion is a limited time offer and will run from 13 October until stocks last. Vouchers are valid until 30 June 2016, so families can save them to be enjoyed next year if they choose.

To make use of this offer, shoppers simply need to purchase Kellogg's specially-marked Grown Ups Go Free cereal, cut out the on-pack voucher and present it at the ticket booth at any of the 90 plus participating attractions around Australia before 30 June 2016.


For a list of participating attractions, more information and full terms and conditions, please visit

Interview with Melinda Gainsford-Taylor

Question: What are your family's favourite attractions from the 90 + list?

Melinda Gainsford-Taylor: Madame Tussauds
Wildlife Zoo Sydney
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Sydney Eye Tower + Skywalk
Otway Fly Treetop Walk (Melbourne)

Question: How do you keep your family occupied during the holiday period?

Melinda Gainsford-Taylor: I try to mix things up in the holidays and think it is a great opportunity for us to do something different as a family. We are a very sporting family which takes up most of our weekends so it is nice to do something different in the holidays like going to the wildlife Zoo or Madame Tussaud's.

Question: What advice do you have for families who are trying to keep the cost of school holiday activities to a minimum?

Melinda Gainsford-Taylor: With the Grown Ups Go Free Campaign it gives you a wonderful opportunity to the activities that you always want to do with your family but just can't afford.

Every time you buy a specially marked box of Kellogg's you get a free adult ticket to when you buy another adult or child ticket to 90 attractions across Australia

Question: What are your family's favourite rainy day activities?

Melinda Gainsford-Taylor: Going to the movies, tenpin bowling or playing board games

Question: Can you share information with us about your athletic clinics?

Melinda Gainsford-Taylor: I love conducting my Mel GT Explosive Speed clinics in the school holidays. At these clinics I teach children from the ages 8 to 16 proper running technique and give them skills and tips that will make them run faster. If you can run faster it will be beneficial in most sports you compete in. I also conduct weekly sessions at The Sydney Academy of Sport at Narrabeen for children with all sorts of ability. I find coaching incredibly rewarding.

Question: What is your advice for parents who have children who aren't interested in sports?

Melinda Gainsford-Taylor: If your child doesn't enjoy sport it is really important for parents to do activities that still keeps them active especially for their and your general health. Whether it is all going for a walk together, or having a swim at the beach, or going for a bike ride or even kick a ball. These are all good activities we can do as a family to keep fit and healthy.

Interview by Brooke Hunter