Do you have a little toddlers that you need to keep entertained and burn energy? I know I need to keep my little toddler happy and doing things and its great to know the different activities happening around Darwin for our young ones. Darwin Family Life has rounded up the latest fun and happening with our top six activities.
Darwin Toddlers Fun!
It is always a favourite of ours and suits various aged kids; from the little babies, toddlers, up to preschoolers. The staff are also always changing the activities and rotating the things they have out. Currently they are operating at indoor locations and here is a blog we wrote about it last year with some more detailed info. We highly recommend the fun bus! Free and lots of fun! Just take along a piece of fruit to share.
9.30 am till 11.30 am every day of the week
Monday – Bagot Community, Tuesday and Wednesdays at Malak Community Hall, Thursdays and Fridays at Lyons Community Hall.
A fun and exciting Kindy Karate class for 2 – 5yr olds.
The Tigers class consists of a fun, action packed circuit to music with a very basic introduction to the structure and discipline of martial arts. This class is perfect for toddlers and is fun and energetic. Parents and children will have a great time together bonding and learning! First class is FREE and you can purchase a pass to make session even cheaper! Don’t worry if you have younger children or babies with you – Just bring them along – we all blend in together and make it work!
Monday and Fridays 10.30am till 11am for kids up to 5 years in age. Classes are casual and cost only $8 per child.
Classes held at The Lifestyle Studio – 31 Tilston Avenue Moulden
They have opened up their new Cafe and Big Top Circus workshop space and offer things for all ages during the week. On Mondays 9 am till 10 am they hold their 0-4 yrs Big Top Tots session which includes sensory play, motor skills development and loads of fun! Casual attendance and costs $10 a session. Plus Mums and Dads can enjoy a cuppa from the Big Top Cafe serving delicious coffees and beverages and snacks to eat!
Wednesdays 9am till 10am they hold a story time and play with Trinket for $5 a session.
You will find The Burning Circus headquarters located at 6 Charles Street in Stuart Park.
Story time at the libraries
For toddlers there are lots of sessions at both the Palmerston library and Darwin City Council Libraries. Palmerston Library Story time for toddlers and preschoolers is a highly engaging with lots of action songs and a story. There sessions are on every Tuesday and Thursdays 10 am till 10.45 am and are free. For babies up to one year old there is a special Nursery time for this age group on Wednesdays 10 am till 10.45 am
Darwin City Council library story time sessions are free and are on at these places and times:
Casuarina Library – Mondays and Wednesdays 10 am
Darwin City Library – Wednesdays and Saturdays 10 am
Karama Library – Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 am
Nightcliff Library – Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 am
Pop up playgroups – Tiny Tots Palmerston and Rainbows Karama Shopping Centres
These popup playgroups happen every month – first Monday (Palmerston Shopping Centre) first Tuesday (Karama Shopping Centre). The FREE sessions are great for kids and include: games and activities, morning tea, mat session dancing, stories, songs, fun activities. No bookings required just turn up for all the fun from 10 am!
Palmerston Shopping Centre – 10 Temple Tce, Palmerston
Karama Plaza – Kalymnos Rd Karama
Early Childhood Australia NT Branch have started back up their Gym for Growth and Development classes held at Coolalinga Central on Friday mornings 9.30 am till 10.30 am. These sessions promote exercise, movement and music activities encouraging healthy growth and development for kids up to 4 years old. Bookings are essential and ECA can be contacted here.
If you have any other fun activities or ideas for toddlers and kids around Darwin – pop us a comment and let us know!