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.

Darwin September and October School Holidays 2020

Here is our list of the School holiday events and activities happening in Darwin and the surrounds! 

Also don’t forget to check out the best walks and bike rides with kids in Darwin these school holidays!

Aquafest 2020 – Saturday 26th September

Darwin September and October School holidays 2020

To celebrate Water Safety Week head along to enjoy a FREE family friendly event, on Saturday 26th September from 10am-1pm at the Palmerston Pool! There will be free entertainment for the whole family with Water Safety giveaways, inflatable obstacle course, Big Splash Bucket, Circus fun, Boof the Barramundi and much more!

TEMS Darwin September and October School Holidays 2020 program

tems holiday program

Top End Multi Sports (TEMS) are running their popular sports school holiday program again! Week program from Monday 28th September to Friday 2nd October  8am to 4pm each day (if you need earlier please ask, half days available)

Their program includes tennis, swimming and soccer. Cost is $60 per day or $250 for the week. To book in click here. For more information please contact admin@tems.net.au

The Village Markets & Indoor Playground – 1st of October Moon festival

darwin september and october school holidays 2020

Join the team at the Village for their FREE school holiday craft activity on Thursday 1st October in celebration of the Moon Festival from 10am till 2pm.

The Village Markets and Indoor playground will be open during the holidays, Wednesday to Sunday 9.30am to 2pm, showcasing so many local stall holders, delicious coffee and food plus their FREE playground for the kids to enjoy!

YMCA FREE youth pool party at Nightcliff Friday 2nd October

Join the Y at Nightcliff Pool for a free youth pool party from 3pm to 6pm! It is free for ages 4-17. Children under the age of 10 must have adequate supervision of a parent or guardian over the age of 16.

There will be a free BBQ and also fun activities *INCLUDING INFLATABLE TOYS*. There will also be music and other entertainment! Bring yourself, bring your mates, and enjoy the beautiful afternoon that they have planned!

Urban Jams – Friday 2nd October

Urban Jams is a series of free events for Palmerston Youth, with hip hop music, break dancing, street art, 3 on 3 basketball competition, activities and a free healthy BBQ. For: 10-18-year-olds. 6pm to 9pm at the Palmerston Recreation Centre.
Held by the City of Palmerston, with support from Express Studios, Food Bank NT and PaRBA and proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government. Urban Jams events are drug and alcohol-free. (This is a regular monthly event)

Casuarina Pool – Inflatable fun! Saturday 3rd October

Casuarina Pool are hosting their Big pool INFLATABLE fun these holidays, from 1pm to 3pm on Saturday 3rd October. This is limited to people aged 6 to 17 years old. To use the inflatable, it is an extra $5 per person on top of Pool Entry. This is paid at the counter on entry. Head along for some cool fun in the sun! (This is a regular fortnightly event)

Kim’s Cubby – Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th October

Young story lovers are invited to join a lineup of local children’s picture book authors for morning-time readings, fun and creative activities at Eva’s Cafe at the Botanic Gardens! Different authors will share their latest books and guide us through special storytime arts and craft, inspiring a life-long love of books, imagination and play. Parents and kids welcome. Held in honour of the life and work of Darwin children’s author, Kim Caraher. Story times from 10am to 12.15pm both days. Tickets available online here 

Oasis Shopping Centre – Centre Stage Kids Karaoke Show Saturday 3rd & 10th October

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Head  into Oasis Shopping Village on October the 3rd and 10th to be part of “Centre Stage” – our exciting new Kids Karaoke experience for ages 8 – 16 years.

This fun and interactive event will run over two Saturdays and is all about kids having a go and having fun. The focus is on participation not competition and will provide an opportunity for any young performer to enjoy a moment in the spotlight, singing a popular song on stage and being exposed to a ‘Popstar’ experience. Registrations will open at 10.15 till 11am each Saturday and there are limited spots. Karaoke performances and best dressed fashion show between 11am-12:15pm.

Head here for more information and terms and conditions.

No Drama Rollarama Skate Sessions and Roller Bop Disco!

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Darwin Skate School and Shiner Town are hosting a few skating sessions and Roller Bop big skating session these school holidays!

There will be 3 daytime INDOOR skating sessions and the big Roller Bop disco on Friday night. Let the kids go wild with their skate skills on the massive floor at Marrara stadium. No drama, Easy going, Airconditioned casual skate session with great tunes and plenty of space. All ages and skill levels welcome, safety gear recommended.
Sorry no skate hire at this time.

Skate sessions will be:

Tuesday 29th September – 1.30pm to 3pm

Thursday 1st October – 3pm – 4.30pm

Monday 5th October – 10am – 11.30am

Roller Bop Disco – Friday 9th October – 6pm – 8pm

Bookings essential and tickets can be purchased here.

YMCA FREE youth pool party at Casuarina Thursday 8th October

Join the Y at Casuarina Pool for a free youth pool party from 3pm to 6pm! It is free for ages 4-17. Children under the age of 10 must have adequate supervision of a parent or guardian over the age of 16.

There will be a free BBQ and also fun activities *INCLUDING INFLATABLE TOYS*. There will also be music and other entertainment! Bring yourself, bring your mates, and enjoy the beautiful afternoon that they have planned!

George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens – Healthy Holiday fun – Friday 9th October

george brown school holidays

Great healthy fun for kids of all ages will be happening at the beautiful new George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens Visitor and Event Centre on Friday 9th October from 10am till 1pm . This event will be fun filled and jammed packed full of entertainment for the whole family including a water slide, jumping castle, roaming characters, $10 Segway rides, face painting, nature play, animal encounters, DJ, magic show, sand cards, junior rangers, circus play space and bubbles and try mini sports,  plus so much more!
And don’t forget to check out the air con visitor centre with exciting exhibitions, or the event centre relaxing and listening to some great story books from the shop. There will be plenty of food and drink options available for purchase. Join in the covid safe fun with plenty of space to socially distance and wash your hands… if you’re sick stay home but otherwise stay safe and have fun!

Disney Kids party at the Precinct – Saturday 10th October

The Precint at Darwin Waterfront is hosting a Disney Kids party on Saturday 10th October from 12pm to 9pm. Join in for a full afternoon of unforgettable fun for the whole family, including Dress up competitions, kids activities, live music in the Beer Garden. Lunch 11:30-3, Afternoon menu 3-6, Dinner 6-9pm. Call now to reserve a table at (08) 8941 9000

Indonesian Night Market: Pasar Malam  – Saturday 10th October

Celebrating all things Indonesian – this night market is for all those missing Bali at the moment! The Market will be held next to Nightcliff Jetty it will kick off from 4pm. There will be  Indonesian Dance, Food, Beverages, Arts, Crafts and more…

Activate Darwin

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Enjoy a variety of different activities in Darwin City these school holidays. Lots of fun to be had including youth dance workshops, arts & crafts, feel good circus sessions & so much more.

Registrations are required for some activities. To register visit click here or check out the Activate Darwin Facebook page.

 Darwin Squash Centre

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Darwin Squash centre have lots of different options these upcoming school holidays. Ring them today to book your option! 8945 7362.

Option 1 – Drop and Go!

4 hours of fun in an indoor, sun-safe & air-conditioned environment. They will entertain them with a whole range of fun activities to wear them out. Food is provided.

Tuesday 29th Sept, Thursday 1st, Tuesday 6th and Thursday 8th October 10am – 2pm $30 per child.

Option 2 – Sit and Watch!

Get your kids to learn to play while you sit back and enjoy a coffee!

They’ll learn to play in a fun group coaching session, then finish off with a friendly competition using all the skills they’ve just learnt.

Monday 28th September and 5th October  10am – 11am. $15 per child

Option 3 – Stay and Play

Join the fun and get on court with your kids… Adults play at kids prices! Simply rock up to hire a court for Squash or Racquetball and experience the fun for yourself. You’ll get a great workout while the kids burn energy too – all inside in a sun safe, air-conditioned environment.

Every weekday between 10am & 5pm. $5 per person for 1 hour. Plus FREE racquet hire these school holidays! Available all School holidays 28th September till 9th October.

Swim Dynamics – School Holiday Intensive swimming program

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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.  Lessons will be held Monday 28th Sep – Friday 9th Oct (3 classes per week Mon, Wed & Fri) at Nightcliff Pool between 8.30am & 12.30pm (exact time dependent on level). Group Lessons are $50.00 per child per week. Private Lessons – $135 (3 x 1 on 1 lessons per week). Limited spaces available so register today here.

The Planet

The Planet located at 69 Progress Drive Nightcliff have some great School holiday specials on to keep the kids busy and entertained! For $25 per person you can get  2 games of bowling, full motion virtual reality ride, shoe hire, hotdog, fries and a drink*! Get Social! these hols at the Planet and Snap some cool pics* (of your bowling shoes/game/VR ride) and tag @planettenpin on social media to go into the draw for super cool school holiday prizes! *T&C apply. For more info and to book a lane 8985 4416.

Taminmin Community Library

Taminmin Community Library is hosting a number of events and activities for kids over these school holidays. Located on Challoner Circuit in Humpty Doo.

darwin september and october school holidays 2020

Casuarina Square – Explore, Create and Play

Darwin September and October school holidays

At Casuarina Square there will be kids activities happening every day during the school holidays from 11am to 1pm.  A ‘decorate your own postcard station’ so people can write to those they can’t travel to these school holidays. Why not grab one of the many great $5 kids meal deals and also check out the centre displays of places around the world. Or head in for the family fun and food decorating! For more info head to their Facebook page here and their website

Zone 3

zone 3

Zone 3 are having their great school holiday specials back these school holidays. From Monday 28th September until Friday 9th October they will be open from 10am to 6pm for walk in sessions on the weekdays and it is only $15 per person for unlimited laser and arcades deal for 2hrs!

Basketball NT

Basketball NT are holding two FREE fun sessions these school holidays at Leanyer Recreation Park on Wednesday 30th September and 7th October – 3pm to 5pm. For more information contact Adam on participation@nt.basketball.net.au

darwin september and october school holidays 2020

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 $9.90 per child during the school holidays 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 you’ll 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 session times here

Youth NT

The Office of Youth Affairs publishes calendars to promote a wide range of activities and events happening across the Territory in the School holidays. From Shaktivities, Corrograted Iron Youth arts, Geektacular Meetup, football, basketball, hip hop, jewellery making and more. Check out the full Darwin program here and Palmerston program here

We hope you and your family have a safe and enjoyable School Holidays! Please leave us a comment if you found this blog helpful and don’t forget to hit share on Facebook!

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