Christmas in Darwin 2021 – Christmas Carols, Santa photos plus more

Darwin Christmas 2021

Christmas in Darwin 2021,  is well and truly coming alive! There is so much festive fun happening around the place over the next few weeks! It is hard to sometimes find and locate all the different events and Christmas happenings so we have rounded them all up for you in one place. Where to get your Santa photos, Christmas Carols, Christmas light displays and much more! Also don’t forget to stay tuned for our much anticipated School holidays blog which will have some events and places doing Christmas crafts and other activities for the kids! Also check out our Darwin Christmas Gift Guide to support local businesses this Christmas!

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Gratitude activities for kids of every age

gratitude activities for kids

Gratitude is being thankful and appreciating that you have something or someone. As parents we teach our children at a very young age to say “Thank You” at the right moments, but you may not realise just how much good an “attitude of gratitude” can do for your kids.

They are never too young to get the benefits of gratitude activities (and we are never too old as well, while we are at it!). Here are some fantastic and easy gratitude activities for kids that you can add to their daily life.

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Tips for Thumbsuckers and Getting Rid of Dummies

Tips for thumbsuckers

Does your child suck? All four of mine had dummies at some point. It’s pretty common in fact. I got my kids to give up their dummies at different ages, besides one of my sons. He literally spat the dummy at 4 months old and wouldn’t have it anymore. 

Statistics vary, but as many as between 75% and 95% of children will suck their thumbs, with the numbers going up when you add those who suck dummies/pacifiers or their fingers or toes.

While some children will give up thumbsucking, finger sucking or their dummies in their own time, most will need to be encouraged to quit this habit. Here are some tips for thumbsuckers to help them give up.

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Top 10 Free things to do with kids in Darwin

free things to do with kids in Darwin

Darwin is a pretty amazing place to raise kids. The lifestyle, all the possible outdoor adventures and there are many free things to do with kids in Darwin. I have grown up in Darwin, so when I decided to start thinking about having my own family (all those years ago now….) I actually decided Darwin would be a good place to raise a family rather than a big city down south. We know our neighbours and I love how they all ride their bikes together in our court. So Darwin Family Life has rounded up our Top 10 FREE things to do with kids in Darwin.

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Darwin December and January School holidays 2020 – 21

Darwin December and January School holidays 2020

Darwin December and January School holidays 2020 break is fast approaching! We will have six weeks break for Darwin public schools.  Starting Friday 18th December (Private and Independent school holidays may be slightly different – please check with your school).  Students will return to school on 1st February 2021!

Yes parent SIX WEEKS to keep the kids busy and entertained without loosing your sanity! Darwin Family Life has rounded up some of the fantastic options that are free (or affordable) activities to do with your kids these Darwin December and January School holidays 2020 – 21.

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Christmas in Darwin 2020 – Christmas Carols, Santa photos plus more

Christmas in Darwin 2020

Christmas in Darwin 2020,  is well and truly coming alive! There is so much festive fun happening around the place over the next few weeks! It is hard to sometimes find and locate all the different events and Christmas happenings so we have rounded them all up for you in one place. Where to get your Santa photos, Christmas Carols, Christmas light displays and much more! Also don’t forget to stay tuned for our much anticipated School holidays blog which will have some events and places doing Christmas crafts and other activities for the kids!

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Darwin September and October School holidays 2020

Darwin September and October School Holidays

Darwin September and October School holidays 2020 break is fast approaching! We will have a two weeks break for Darwin public schools. Starting Saturday 26th September (Private and Independent school holidays are different – please check with your school). Students will return to school on Monday 12th October for Term 4.

Darwin Family Life has rounded up some of the fantastic options that are free (or affordable) activities to do with your kids these Darwin School holidays.

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Different Lunchbox Ideas that the Kids will LOVE

different lunchbox ideas

Lunchboxes! Oh, my goodness these horrible little things are the bane of every parent’s life. Coming up with a variety and different lunchbox ideas that your child eats, enjoys and that are reasonably healthy can be challenging! Forget the sleep ins, fun relaxing holidays and go with the flow days – not having to do lunches is the greatest thing about school holidays.

But now that school is back and lunchboxes are terrorising our mornings, Darwin Family Life has pulled together our best ideas for healthy lunchboxes that are stress-free, and also certain to get eaten.

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Best walks and bike rides with kids in Darwin

best walks and bike rides with kids in Darwin

We are quite blessed in Darwin to have many seaside walkways and bike paths which are often overlooked. Exploring Darwin has never been a perfect time with our beautiful dry season now here. Exercising and exploring with your family is a perfect option to have some quality family time. We have rounded up the best walks and bike rides with kids in Darwin which if your kids are anything like mine they are constantly needing to burn their endless energy.

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