Darwin June July School holidays 2022 break is fast approaching! School holidays will start on Monday 27th June (for Darwin public schools) to Monday 18th July (Private and Independent school holidays may be slightly different – please check with your school). Students will return to school for Term 3 on 19th of July.
Darwin Family Life has rounded up some of the fantastic options that are free (or affordable) activities to do with your kids these Darwin June July School holidays 2022.
Darwin June July School holidays 2022
Top End Multi Sports – Monday 4th to Friday 15th July
TEMS have their popular sports holiday program back for the July 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!
Program consists of: Soccer, tennis, volleyball, pool time and more. Daily activities have flexibility to suit children. For ages 5+ $75 per day or $300 for 5 days (last day is free!) available 2nd and 3rd week of holidays. Enrolments are now open and filling up fast! For more information and to enrol, click here.
Gaming After Dark – Friday 24th June
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.
PRIDE youth day – Friday 24th June
Rainbow family fun day – Saturday 25th June
Family Fun Day – Saturday 25th June
Kindness Festival – Saturday 25th June
Activities at the Palmerston Youth Centre (PYC) from Saturday 25th June
Daily fun activities at the PYC (11 Palmerston Circuit). Food will be provided. Transportation will be provided by Larrakia Nation. From 10am to 10pm for ages 10-17 years.
Geek Up – Dungeons & Dragons – Sunday 26th June
Meet, connect, and play D&D with other young people at Geek Up! Held at Casuarina Library (17 Bradshaw Terrace), from 1pm to 4pm on Sunday. Join our experienced dungeon master in a one-shot game. Snacks provided. FREE event, for ages 15-25.
Sanderson Annual Family Fun Day – Sunday 26th June
YMCA Activities – From Monday 27th June
There will be a range of activities at the Y; including Amazing Race Kick Off Round 1, Baking, Tie Dying, Lifesize Board games, Puzzles, 2 on 2 Minute 2 Win It. From 11am to 3pm at The Yspace Up Top in Palmerston (11 Palmerston Circuit, Palmerston). Food will be provided. YMCA activities runs school holidays Mondays to Fridays. (Friday an excursion)
Early Birds @ McMinns Lagoon – from Monday 27th June
Fun in the Parks – for school aged children and libraries events
More details about City of Darwin library holidays program and Fun in the Park here
Kids cooking classes
Swim Dynamics – Swimming intensives – Monday 27th June to Friday 15th July
Classes are held on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays in a week period at Nightcliff Pool (259 Casuarina Dr). Students are encouraged to register for all 3 weeks but can also enrol for 1 or 2 of the weeks only. Preference will go to students completing the full 3 weeks. Group classes are $165 – Full program, 3 weeks ($55 per week) or $65 per week if not doing full program. For more information and to book head here
Darwin Scooter workshops and competition
Launch Darwin has partnered with Freestyle Scooter Riding Association and Surf Life Saving NT to bring the community of scooter riders some great workshops and events these school holidays. All activities will be held at the Leanyer Skate Park, 305 Vanderlin Drive. For more information and to book a free session click here
Tip Top Circus fun – Wednesday 29th June
Youth Trax Skateboarding and Mural Art Workshops – Wed 29th and Thurs 30th June
Skateboarding Workshops, Mural Art Workshops and free BBQ Food will be provided from 10am to 2pm. Transport Available. For ages 10-17 at Leanyer Skate Park (305 Vanderlin Drive.)
Dinomania @ the Library – every Friday during holidays starting 1st July
Casuarina Pool Party – Friday 1st July and Saturday 16th July
FREE Family fun pool party and music. Food will be provided from 3pm to 6pm at Casuarina Swimming Pool.
KIDvention – Saturday 2nd July
Flinics – Saturday 2nd July and 16th July
Enjoy a free movie night in Palmerston with the outdoor movie program, movies start at 7pm.Bring along a picnic, blanket or even a bean bag and settle in for a night under the stars.
2 July: Scooby-doo: Straight Outta Nowhere (PG) -held at Joan Fejo Park, Palmerston
16 July: MOVIE MARATHON as part of Geekfest Top End: Pokemon Detective Pikachu (PG), 6pm & Ghostbusters (PG), 8pm – Goyder Square Palmerston
Hyper the Clown – Holiday Disco – Tuesday 5th July
Teddy Bears Picnic – Wednesday 6th July
Nightcliff Pool Party – Sunday 10th July
FREE Family fun pool party and music. Food will be provided, from 3pm to 6pm at Nightcliff pool.
Storytelling for Impact – Wednesday 29th June and Friday 8th July
Launch Darwin have partnered up with Darwin Community Arts to hold a TWO FREE workshops series for young people who want to build their media skills. For ages 15-25.
Storytelling for Impact Session 1
Join local media superstar Lisa Pellegrino for a workshop exploring content creation and interviewing for video. Session One will be held on Wednesday 29 June, 4:30 to 7:00pm at UNTiTLED Gallery + Studio, 3/1 Caryota Court Coconut Grove
Storytelling for Impact Session 2
Join local media superstar Rick Knight for a workshop exploring video production skills and interviewing skills. Session two will be held on Friday 8 July, 4:30 to 7:00pm at UNTiTLED Gallery + Studio, 3/1 Caryota Court Coconut Grove.
Register for Storytelling for impact sessions here
Community Fun Day – Tuesday 12th July
Go Nights! Friday Nights – various dates
Girls only drop in space – from 4pm to 8pm. Free workshops, dinner and bus home. Free entry for females only ages 10-17 at Malak Community Centre (13 Malak Cres). Go Nights are hosted by Two Two One Mental health charity.
The Shak holiday program – various dates
Youth activities and food will be provided. For kids aged 10-17, held at Sanderson Middle school from 12 to 6pm or sometimes till 8pm. Larrakia can drop off home after 5pm. Runs from Friday 24th June, every day of the week (except Sundays). Free event and no registrations required.
Mr Snotbottom – Kids Comedy Show part of the Darwin Fringe Festival
Hoops 4 Health Academy – on Tuesdays
A free culturally safe basketball program building skills and resilience whilst having fun. Food will be provided. Aimed at ages 10-17, held from 4pm at Holy Family Primary School each Tuesday of the school holidays.
Northern Suburbs 3×3 Basketball – Tuesdays and Thursdays
All things streetball hitting the courts in the suburbs. 3×3 basketball, games, activities and prizes. Great sounds, great feed, great fun. Food will be provided. Larrakia Drop offs will be available after 5pm. For kids aged 10-17, from 5pm to 9pm at Chrisp Street Rapid Creek Basketball Courts. Held on Thursday 30th June, Tuesday 5th, Thursday 7th, Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th July.
Cas Youth Space – Wednesdays and Thursdays
Two Two One is running a safe youth drop space for all young people to attend and enjoy. This program will involve FREE activities, movies, games and dinner, from 1pm to 5.30pm at Casuarina Square Food court. Food will be provided. Aimed at 10-17yr olds.
Palmerston Youth Festival – 10th July to 16th July
A FREE week long program jam packed with events for everyone, from all ages music concerts, sports, arts jam, GEEK fest, and so much more check out the full program of events here.
Geekfest Top End – Friday 15th July and Saturday 16th July
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.
Leanyer Recreation Park
Another great option to keep the kids busy and cool these Darwin June July School holidays 2022 is to visit Leanyer Recreation park. 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. PLEASE NOTE THE WET PLAYGROUND IS CURRENTLY UNDER CONTRUCTION UPGRADES. 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:
9am to 8pm – grassed area and BBQ’s
10am to 6pm – wet play area
11am to 6pm – water slides
Palmerston Water Park
10am to 6pm – wet play area
11am to 6pm – water slide
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!
Darwin Ice Skating Centre – special offers!
Our friends at Darwin Ice Skating Centre have some great special offers always on for families! You can skate 1 Parent & 1 Child (5yrs and under) for just $24. Or a family pass of 2 Adults & 2 Children (between 6 Years & 14 Years) is $60.00.
If you buy a pre-paid pass for 10 sessions and receive a 20% discount off the total price. They also have loyalty cards where after 10 skating sessions, you’ll be able to skate for free on the 11th visit.
Check out their school holiday ice skate session times here
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! My kids love visiting the turtles next to the main entrance and there is always interesting new exhibitions and the same old favourites. Entry to the MAGNT is free and they are open Tuesday to Saturday 10am till 4pm and Sundays open 10am till 5pm. Closed Good Friday.
At the moment there is new exhibition called Walking through a Songline.
Office of Youth Affairs
Plus check out more school holiday activities for 10-25 year olds. More details on the website here.
We hope you enjoy the Darwin June July School holidays 2022.
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