Darwin Easter and School holidays break is fast approaching! We will have a one week break for Darwin public schools. Starting Saturday 13th of April (Private and Independent school holidays may be slightly different – please check with your school). Good Friday falls on 19th April and Easter Monday is 22nd April. Students will return to school on Tuesday 23rd of April for start of Term 2.
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 and over the Easter break!
Darwin Easter and School Holidays April 2019
Here is our list of the School holiday and Easter activities happening in Darwin and the surrounds! Or you may even decide to head out camping. Check out this blog for our top tips for camping with your family.
Darwin Squash Centre
Darwin Squash centre have lots of different options these upcoming school holidays. Ring them today to book your option! 8945 7362.
City of Darwin Libraries
There will be lots of fun FREE activities happening at the libraries these school holidays from 13th to 18th April with no bookings required. From Easter story times for all ages, movies, tech zone and Easter basket weaving plus there will be an Easter scavenger hunt at all libraries throughout the school holidays!
Gardens Tennis Club – Holiday program
Gardens Tennis have their school holiday program happening again – Monday 15th through to Thursday 18th of April from 8 am till 12 pm for $50 per child per day (or $180 for all four days) it includes recess and a fun filled morning of Tennis skills. Their program is a social, fun & healthy way to spend the school holidays. Perfect for kids already playing tennis or for brand new beginners wanting to pick up a racket for the first time. For children 5 years and over. Morning tea platter included. The Gardens Tennis holiday program will be held at Top End Multi Sports Centre at 110 Old McMillans Rd
Spaces are limited – get in quick and book in by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 8981 2181
Perth Mermaids at the Territory Wildlife Park
Come along and be enchanted by the swimming mermaids and a meet and greet on Monday 15th to Thursday 18th. Bookings are essential and max of 30 people per 10 minute time slot. For more information and to book tickets head to their Facebook events page. No tickets for the mermaids will be available on the day from TWP. Normal park entry fee apply or use your Territorian pass. Email any questions to email@example.com
Fun in the Parks
Palmerston library have a variety of activities happening these holidays on Tuesday 16th, Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th April and no bookings are required.
Swim Dynamics – School Holiday Intensive swimming program
Keep the kids busy these school holidays while also giving their water confidence and swimming skills a bit of a boost at the same time! Develop and practise new skills with a 30 minute group or private lesson each day of the holidays (excluding Good Friday). Lessons will be held Monday 15th to Thursday 18th April at Nightcliff Pool
$75 per child for group lessons – Limited spaces available so register today here.
The Planet located at 69 Progress Drive Nightcliff have some great School holiday specials on to keep the kids busy and entertained! You can get 2 games of bowling for $13 per person (normally $20!!) and you can add a VR experience for just $5. They also have a playground promo of 1 free entry for each $10 spend in cafe.
George Brown Botanic Gardens – Tuesday 16th April – 10 am – 1 pm
Head along to their BIG FREE event. There will be water slides, Easter biscuit decorating, games, music, circus play, train rides, arts and crafts, face painting, cuddly animals, segway rides, bubble fun and hopefully an appearance from the Easter Bunny.
Food and drinks available for purchase and there is a cost for Easter biscuit decorating, train rides, and segway rides.
Keeper Kids at the Territory Wildlife Park
Territory Wildlife Park Keeper Kids Program is a specially designed hands-on day for children aged 8 – 12 years old who’d like to work with native animals when they grow up. Hosted by their team of dedicated Guides and Keepers, participants learn the daily routines and expectations of a Territory Wildlife Park Zoo Keeper. April School holiday dates are Monday 15th to Thursday 18th from 9 am to 3.30 pm. Cost is $ 115 per child, per day. Multiple bookings available on booking request. Included in the daily program are guided activities, morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea, hat, water bottle & Certificate. To book in contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 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 slice of Petra’s Raw cakes 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 5 pm and Sunday 10 am till 4 pm. Entry is only $8.50 per child during the week and bubs under 1 are free. Please remember your socks!
The Big Top Coffee Shop
The Big Top Coffee Shop located in Charles Street Stuart Park, will be open these school holidays – Monday to Friday 8 am to 1.30 pm. This fun space where coffee and circus combine. Air Con & Free WiFi. Fantastic play space for young and young at heart. Head in today and check out these great space.
Lego Brick Build & Play plus more – Monday 15th to Thursday 18th
Head to Oasis Shopping Village these School Holidays for some Mega fun with LEGO plus GIANT Jenga and Block Games. Heaps of fun for all the kids and the mess stays there! The fun will be set up 10 am till 2 pm from Monday to Thursday.
Casuarina Square – Easter School Holiday Crafts
Enjoy their free Easter craft activities these school holidays! From 10am – 12pm daily from 13th – 20th April, Level 1, near Jamaica Blue plus check out all the other great Easter and school holiday deals Casuarina has on.
Kids Meal Deals – $5 for school holidays 13th – 20th April
Win Breakfast with the Easter Bunny!
Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday 20th April
The Easter Egg Hunt will finish at BCC Cinemas where they will hold a competition for the best dressed Easter costume! At 12 Noon at the BCC Cinemas!
Prizes: 1st Prize $150 Casuarina Square Gift Card
2nd Prize $100 Casuarina Square Gift Card
3rd Prize $50 Casuarina Square Gift Card
Big Egg Hunt – Leanyer Recreation Park – Saturday 20th April – 9am
The C3 BIG EGG HUNT is back for the 4th big year and will once again be lots of fun for the whole family on Easter Saturday! Get ready to hunt and then splash! It’s a FREE COMMUNITY EVENT run by C3 Church Darwin, with support from the NT Government and AkronGroup. Thousands of coloured tokens, plus heaps of hidden PRIZE TOKENS will be there to be found. Then simply redeem them for Cadbury eggs & prizes in our big ‘Eggxchange Marquee’.
Come and see the Eggstravaganza display at Easter Fest at Gateway NT Shopping Centre! Plus kids can meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy FREE activities in the lead up to the Easter long weekend! There will be Easter Art & Craft on Monday 15 & Tuesday 16 April, 10 am – 1 pm
Get creative with FREE Easter egg decorating and Easter Bunny magic scratch art!* and the kids can meet the Easter Bunny and show off their masterpieces! Located near the Customer Service Desk.
Gateway’s Biggest Children’s Morning Tea – Wednesday 17 April, 10 am – 12 noon
Join the Easter Bunny and experience an Easter wonderland with yummy treats, gifts, games and surprises! Plus, best dressed kids will WIN an Event Cinemas movie pass!* Located near the Customer Service Desk. Spaces are limited for this event. To register, click here
Easter Fest Egg Hunt – Thursday 18 April, 10 am – 1 pm
Join in the fun and search for special prizes hidden inside eggs throughout the centre! Kids can pick up a FREE* Easter treat bag and map from the Customer Service Desk to begin their hunt. Remember the Easter Bunny will be hopping around if you need some help!
Territory Wildlife Park Markets – Saturday 20th April
We hope you and your family have a safe and enjoyable School Holidays and Easter! Please leave us a comment if you found this blog helpful and don’t forget to hit share on Facebook!