Darwin Easter and April School holidays 2023

Darwin Easter and April School holidays 2023

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Darwin Easter and April School holidays 2023 break is fast approaching! Easter is from Good Friday 7th of April to Easter Monday 10th April. School holidays will start on Tuesday 11th April (for Darwin public schools, private and Independent school holidays may be slightly different – please check with your school).  Students will return to school for Term 2 on Monday 17th or Tuesday 18th April – some public primary school have a pupil free day on 17th so check with your own schools when students return.

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 January School holidays 2022 – 2023.

Easter activities

Darwin Easter April School Holidays 2023

Casuarina Square – Easter Saturday 8th April

Casuarina Square has loads of fun filled Easter and school holidays activities coming up!
Have an EXCLUSIVE breakfast with the Easter Bunny! Or participate in the massive Easter egg hunt around the centre and head to a special kids movie for just $5 (tickets essential for parents/guardians and children attending).
Easter hunt is FREE but registration required.
Plus much more Easter bunny crafts, Easter Bunny Meet and Greet, Garden Games
and Face Painting. Easter Registrations essential! Head here to book your kids in – click here
View all the happenings and event times for Casuarina here
Darwin Easter and April School holidays 2023

BAM Party and Events – Groovy Easter – Saturday 1st April

On Saturday 1st April from 9am to 11am – get ready to have a Groovy Easter with BAM Party & Events. There will be an Easter selfie station, get crafty with Gather Craft Co, a visit from the Easter Bunny and join in the Lord Mayors Easter Egg Hunt happening in the Mall. Plus get all your Easter supplies and decorations in store! Located at 3/2 Harriet Place, Darwin City (enterance from Smith Street carpark, near Sekada).

Lord Mayors Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday 1st April

Make some memories with the family and remember how good it feels to find all those chocolate eggs…Head to Raintree Park in the Smith Street Mall on Saturday 1 April from 9:30am and get your map, so you can hunt down some Easter Egg yumminess. PLUS they’ll have games and cool stuff, thanks to the City of Darwin Fun Bus team.
PLUS get your Easter fun on with Activate Darwin between 9.30 and 10.30, including a special visit from the Easter Bunny!

Kalymnian Brotherhood Darwin: Easter Family Fest – Saturday 1st April

The Kalymnian Brotherhood is proud to present our first EasterFest! Fundraising for the Kalymnian Brotherhood Community, they are proud to announce our very first Easter Event to celebrate upcoming Aussie and Orthodox Easter, and all things multi-cultural!
All funds raised will go towards having more free community events for everyone to attend and enjoy throughout the year. Join in on Saturday from 11am to 7:30pm Batten Road Marrara.
Free entry for all. Air Conditioned hall, stalls, food available for purchase, Childrens Entertainemnt, gifts stalls and more!
Linda Conder

Easter GIVEAWAY – with Linda Conder

This year, to wish my wonderful community of clients a very Happy Easter, Linda is running a gut-friendly giveaway valued at over $100. It includes:
– The CSIRO Healthy Gut Diet Cookbook
– BioPure Collagen Protein 400g
– 2x Pana Organic Mint Crunch Dark (yum!)

To enter, head over to her Facebook page here The competition will close on Wednesday 5th April at 12pm. The winner will be drawn at random and announced via Facebook.

Easter activities in Darwin City from Monday 3rd April to Thur 6th April

The fun continues from Monday 3 – Thursday 6 April with children’s Easter activities from 9:30am – 10:15am daily. There will be themed sensory play, Easter Egg Olympics, ‘Follow the Easter Bunny’ clue sheets and more! These activities are perfect for little ones aged 2 – 5 years old.

Plus, make sure you keep an eye out for the life-sized Easter eggs that will be placed throughout the Mall, Raintree Park & Tamarind Park! Activities will be held next to the Playground, in the Mall.

Palmerston’s Egg-cellent Easter – Thursday 6th April

Join the City of Palmerston and the Easter Bunny for an egg-citing afternoon of free activities for the whole family. On Thursday 6th April from 2:30 to 5pm at Gray Community Hall (Corner of Essington Avenue and Victoria Drive, Gray). Activities include face painting, a petting zoo, disco, craft making, bucking bull and a free sausage sizzle.
Darwin Easter and April School holidays 2023

Good Friday Easter Markets at the Terrtiory Wildlife Park – Friday 7th April

Head to the Territory Wildlife Park on Good Friday for their Markets.Free entry to markets only.
Market and Park is normal entry fees or you can use your membership. Markets are on from 9am to 1pm. The Park is open all Easter long weekend from 9am to 4pm. Territory Wildlife Park is located at 960 Cox Peninsula Road Berry Springs.

Easter Weekend at the Precicnt at Darwin Waterfront – Friday 7th to  Sunday 9th

Loads of Enterntaiment and happenings at the Precicnt with Friday live music, Saturday Nat Pellegrino and Will Hatch 6-9pm. Sunday So Fresh from 6-9pm, plus on Sunday – Kids activities with Wild Life Sanctuary from 12pm. There will also be an Easter Craft Station, Animals and Egg painting. For more info and to reserve your table call  8941 9000 or email functions@theprecincttavern.com.au

Easter Eggstravaganza at Darwin Waterfront – Saturday 8th April

Hop to the Waterfront for an Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, 8 April from 9am to 1pm.
Join the Easter Bunny along with friends from Tip Top Circus Entertainment, Fairy Jill’s Enchanted Entertainment and Giggling Gecko Jumping Castles for a morning of Easter activities, glitter face-painting, obstacle course and more. Don’t forget to get your Darwin Waterfront Passport – for exclusive deals and fun – more info here! Plus all the info on school holiday activities at the waterfront.

Easter Carnival – Sunday 9th April

At Palmerston Christian College – join in the Easter Carnival hosted by Zion Church Darwin!
They will  have an egg hunt, carnival games, prizes, chocolate, face painting, BBQ and the true Easter story and … it’s all FREE! Easter service will be held at 10am and the Easter Carnival 1130am – 1pm. Palmeston Christian College is at 50 Waler Road, Palmerston.

Kids Easter Party @ the CasClub – Sunday 9th April

Easter Kids Party is on again at the CasClub (269 Trower Road Casuarina). Sunday 9th April 11am-1pm. Kids Eat FREE* 12-2pm and 6-9pm. There will be a kids disco, face painting, Alice in Wonderland theme – prizes for best dressed, prizes for best Mad Hatter hat, Easter eggs on arrival.

Darwin Easter and April School holidays 2023

Darwin Easter and April School Holidays 2023

Top End Multi Sports – April School holidays program

TEMS have their popular sports holiday program back for the April holidays break. For the best holiday fun, book your kids into their holiday program where they have a variety of sports and activities to keep your kids entertained! Whether your kid is a beginner or expert player, their school holiday program provides for all levels of ability. They can expect lots of fun, learn a skill and much more.

Program consists of: Soccer, tennis, volleyball, swimming, movie time and more. Daily activities have flexibility to suit children. For ages 5+ 8am to 4pm (half days and earlier starts available on request)

Tuesday 11th to Friday 14th April ($240 for 4 days) or $75 per day

Enrolments are now open and filling up fast! For more information and to enrol, click here.

Darwin Easter and April School holidays 2023

Casuarina Square

Casuarina Square are celebrating their BIG 50th Birthday! and have HEAPS of activities and happenings over the next few months to celebrate!

Easter and School holiday activities will be held daily including Funny bunny crafts, face painting, totally RAD crafts, Rubix Cube challenge, Petting Zoo, Golden Egg treasure hunt, sand arts, Learn to Dance in the 80s with Rix Kix Arts, Grill’d buger masterclass plus so much more!

And don’t foget the FREE live music in the Quarter every Friday evening 6pm to 9pm! See all the events and times here  

Why not check out our Top 10 FREE things to do with kids in Darwin here

Darwin Easter and April School holidays 2023

Bees Creek Horse Riding – School Holidays program

Happening on Tuesday 11th, Wednesday 12th and Friday 14th April from 8am to 5pm each day. All horse riding instruction with Pony Club and Equestrian Australia accredited and insured coach.

The daily program includes: 1 hour horse riding lesson each day, safety around horses, handling horses on the ground, learning how to care for horses and ponies, feeding, grooming, stable management, saddling up. There will also be horse quiz’s, painting horseshoes, savenger hunts and obstacle courses and much more! Cost is $200 per day or $550 for all three days. Places are limited. Suitable for children aged 7 and older. To book call Kate Todd 0478 115 814 or email beescreekhorseriding@outlook.com. Program will be held at 180 Lovelock road Bees Creek.

Alphonsus Music Studio

Kindermusik playdates – Tuesday 11th and Thursday 13th April

Hosted by Alphonsus accredited Kindermusik teacher. Kindermusik playdates will be happening on Tuesday 11th April and Thursday 13th April at Oasis Shopping Village. Each playdate has a specific theme which focuses on bonding, communication and developing musical skills and is for children aged 0-5. Four sessions to choose from with each session running for 45mins.

Plus for Darwin Family Life followers get 10% off the session fees with code DARFAMLIFE.
For more info and to book your child’s spot head here 

swim dynamics

Swim Dynamics – School holiday swim intensives

School Holidays are a great opportunity for some Intensive Practise. Intensive programs are a perfect opportunity to consolidate or boost your child’s swimming and water safety skills.

  • With a smaller gap between classes (not once per week) Intensive Programs offer students and teachers to do more Practice and less reviewing.

  • With a lesson every day or every other day students get a stronger sense of continuity and can make leaps they may have been struggling with.

  • Because lessons happen so quickly one after another, its much easier for students to see and feel pride in their improvements.

  • The regular sessions with improved practice is a great opportunity to add extra strength and fitness to those swim skills giving kids the extra edge to work towards progression.

The next Holiday Intensive Program will be held over the one (1) week Easter School Holiday Break April 2023. Classes will be held the four days (4) Tues – Fri. Students will have a 30 minute class scheduled between 8:30am and 12:00pm on each day. Group classes will be between 8:30 and 10am with privates offered from 10am onwards. You can book your child in here

Surf & Sail (Free School Holiday Session) – Tuesday 11th April

FREE Surf & Sail at Lake Alexander from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on Tue April 11th!
For ages 6 & up!
No Booking required – just wear bathers/clothes that can get wet.
Parent/Guardian required to sign waiver on arrival and supervise.
Go for a Sail and have a paddle in our school holiday fun session!

Inflatable Fun Days – Tuesday 11th and Friday 14th April

Giggling Geckos will be setting up a number of inflatable jumping castles for a morning of fun in the park! Two FREE EVENTS running at Palmerston Waterpark – 11/4/23 from 10am and
Leanyer Recreation Park – 14/4/23 from 10am.
Darwin Easter and April School holidays 2023

Clubhouse Territory – FREE Community Fun Day Friday 14th April

Clubhouse Territory are proud to present the Be-Inclusive Games – Community Day – All Abilities Come-n-Try. A FREE Community Fun Day for all ages! Come and be part of an activity-loaded day on Friday 14th April 2023 from 10am to 1pm. There will be come-n-try sessions, games & clinics, food & drink, & plenty of children’s entertainment. So, come and join us at Marrara Indoor Stadium. Register for FREE here

Gaming After Dark – Friday 14th April

Hang out and play casual setups, compete in small Esports competitions, socialise and be around friendly like-minded people! FREE event, For ages 12-17 at Casuarina Library, 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

FREEZE skate – Saturday 15th April

Beat the heat at Darwin’s only ice rink! Grab your warmest winter gear and chill out in the coolest spot in Darwin during the January school holidays. This FREE skating session is exclusively for young people aged 12-20. Bring your friends and don’t forget your socks! Saturday 15th April 5:30pm to 7pm at Darwin Ice Skating Centre Osgood Drive Eaton. BOOKINGS WILL BE ESSENTIAL here

National Youth Week 2023

The Northern Territory Youth Week (NTYW) is the largest celebration of youth with hundreds of activities and events targeting for 12 to 25 year old’s across the NT. It provides young people with an opportunity to:

  • express ideas
  • raise their concerns
  • attend drug and alcohol-free events.

NTYW will run from 6 to 16 April 2023. Bus services in Darwin and Alice Springs will also be free during NTYW. For more information head here.

City of Palmerston Library

Need help keeping the kids entertained this school holidays? Visit the Palmerston Library these April holidays from learn to face paint, dance workshops, drag queen storytime and crafts. All activities start at 10am and are for 6-12 year olds. Some bookings required. Check out all the dates/details and book here

leanyer recreation park

Leanyer Recreation Park

Another great option to keep the kids busy and cool these Darwin Easter and April School holidays 2023 is to visit Leanyer Recreation park. AND the brand new water playground is now open and finished upgrades! It is a FREE water recreation park located at 215 Vanderlin Drive Leanyer. The Park consists of dry and wet recreational areas. The wet area includes a swimming lagoon (shallow in many areas – great for toddlers and young children), three massive water slides for the older kids.  There are large grassed areas for play, BBQ’s, a dry playground, skate park and basketball courts. The Park has lots of shaded areas including over the pool, the wet play area, the skate park and the grassed areas. There are toilets and change room facilities. 
Opening hours during the school holidays are:
Park from 9am
Wet Play & Lagoon from 10am
Slides from 11am
Park closes at 6pm

Palmerston Water Park

Palmerston Water Park is the second water park in Darwin. It also FREE and open seven days a week. Located at Cnr University Ave and Roystonea Ave (access via Roystonea Ave). The water park includes a 14 metre high – 100 metre long – six-line racer water slide, a wet play area for families and toddlers featuring sprays, water curtains and a shallow wading pool. Another wet play area for teenagers featuring more active water cannons, buckets and high intensity interactive play, a café, toilets and change room facilities, open grassed play area with BBQs, shaded areas and a skate park. Closed Christmas Day.
Opening hours during the school holidays are:
Park from 9am
Wet Play from 10am
Slides from 11am
Park closes at 6pm

Fun in the Parks – for school aged children and libraries events

Darwin Easter and April School holidays 2023

Taminmin Community Library

Taminimin Community Library located at 70 Challoner Cct Humpty Doo. Check out their Facebook page for more information about school holiday activities.

the playshack

Playshack Palmerston

Why not head into the Playshack located in the Hub complex Palmerston (Shop 7, 3 Maluka Drive). Let the kids run and burn their energy and you can enjoy a coffee or drink and a snacks available for purchase. The Playshack have extended during school holidays. Their hours will be 8.30 am till 4 pm Monday – Friday, plus the usual weekend times of Saturday 9 am till 2pm and Sunday 10 am till 4 pm. Entry is only $9.90 per child during the week and bubs under 1 are free. Please remember your socks!

Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory (MAGNT)

The Museum and Art Gallery NT (located at 19 Conacher St) is another great place to take the kids and keep them entertained for a few hours in air conditioning!  Entry to the MAGNT is free and they are open Tuesday to Saturday 10am till 4pm and Sundays open 10am till 5pm. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Check out the Pig-nosed Turtle Feeding at MAGNT. Every Thursday at 10.30am, step inside the Monsoon Garden and get up close with these unique reptiles found only in Northern Australia and Papua New Guinea.

One of the latest Exhibition on at MAGNT is Tiny Territory! Invertebrates in the Top End are the most numerous and important ecosystem engineers, service providers and waste managers. They are rarely noticed or revered.  Tiny Territory makes large and wondrous the small, colourful and alien-like invertebrates of the Northern Territory. Another current exhibition is the 2022 Exit Art which is showcasing contemporary art and design from Northern Territory Year 12 students,

We hope you enjoy the Darwin Easter and April School holidays 2023. Have a safe and happy Easter with your family and loved ones.

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