January School Holiday Guide for Darwin Palmerston and surrounds – Keep the kids busy!

Family at a lake with a girl kicking and splashing in the water

The crazy festive season now is over and January School holidays are happening. We hope you are thriving (not just surviving!) We have rounded up some great and mostly free activities happening around Darwin and Palmerston to keep the kids busy!

Don’t forget our blog on 20 easy home activities to also keep your little ones entertained!

Our January School Holiday Activity round up

Darwin Waterfront

Darwin Waterfront
There is an awesome line up of fun down at the waterfront for January including free activities on every week day from 10am to 12pm (midday) from Monday 8th to Thursday 25th January 2018.

The free fun will include a magic work shop, waterslides, bubble sports, sailing and surf life saving in the Recreation Lagoon, sand art, balloon twisting, kids disco, AFLNT Auskick and also come ‘n’ try hockey.

Photo credit Darwin Waterfront

Darwin Squash Centre

Darwin Squash Centre
4 hours of super fun holiday program in an indoor, sun-safe & air-conditioned environment. Kids can play squash, racquetball, cricket, soccer, arts and crafts and finish off with a movie screened on the court wall. All food is provided. For ages 5+

This program is on Tuesdays and Thursdays through January. 10am – 2pm and costs $20 per child.  For all the dates available and to book click here.

Bunnings Palmerston

There are some great workshops being held from 11 am to 12 noon on some Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays in December. The workshops include Santa’s little helper workshops, school holiday program and craft workshops. For all the details and to make your booking head here.

Burning Circus

The Burning Circus
Have you heard of the awesome new cafe and circus space opened up in Stuart Park? Located at 2/6 Charles Street, the Burning Circus will be running some awesome school holiday games, craft and circus workshops from Tuesday 2nd of January through to Saturday 27th January. Bookings can be made on 0431 198 743 or email theburningcircus1@gmail.com

Costs vary from $5 – $10 per person and coffees for Mum or Dad just $4! So enjoy a coffee, while the kids take part in a fun filled activity!

City of Darwin Libraries

LEGO to entertain
The Libraries have lots of great activities for you to join in. There are Christmas activities, robot workshops, LEGO exhibits, movies, the Summer Reading Club and heaps more. Click here to read all about when and where things are happening this holiday season! I know I will be booking in for the fantastic LEGO exhibition! My kids are lego mad!

Coolalinga Central

Palmerston school holiday program

Palmerston school holiday program

Lots of activities for the older kids and teenagers from table top gaming, cultural days, sporting activities plus much more. All free activities put on by various providers including YMCA, PaRBA, Balanced Choice and City of Palmerston to name a few. Check here for the full program

NT Art Storms – Sand cards, scratch cards and Batik Art!

Our friends over at NT Art Storms will be keeping lots of little people very busy and showing off their creativity around Darwin, Palmerston and beyond!

Here are some of the dates, times and locations you can catch NT Art Storms!

January 9th (Sand Cards) and also January 23rd (Scratch Art) Coolalinga Central 10 am-1 pm

January 9th (Sand Cards) and also January 23rd (Scratch Art) 2 pm – 4 pm Timezone Casuarina

January 12th 10 am – 12.30pm Batik Inks City of Darwin

January 16th 10 am – 1pm Batik Inks Coolalinga Central

Darwin Ice Skating

Family Ice Skating
For a fun and cool outing why not take the kids along for an Ice Skating session. There are multiple 45 minute sessions each day – bookings are not essential just turn up 15 mins prior to the session to get sorted and fitted for skates. Check out their details here.

Fun in the parks

Timetable of Fun in the parks activities for January 2018

Leave us a comment below if you know of another great activity happening that other families should know about!

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