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School's Out

This year, Top End kids have two weeks of school holiday fun in October. Thankfully, there’s plenty to do to keep the little tykes out of trouble.

Darwin

Enjoy loads of free activities including Lego building, a slime workshop, disco circus, tennis clinic and swim program.

Mon 1 – Fri 12 Oct (Weekdays) | 10am-12pm | Darwin Waterfront | Free | waterfront.nt.gov.au

In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.
 
Sat 6 Oct | 7pm | Darwin Waterfront | Free | waterfront.nt.gov.au
 
Young footy fiends aged 12-17 can take to the field to improve their skills and learn more about local health services.
 
Tue 9 Oct 2018 | 9am-3pm | TIO Stadium | $5 | Bookings essential | launchdarwin.com.au
 
Straight from the score and onto the stage, Mozart is ready to throw musical madness into a crescendo of dives, swoops and twirls.
 
Tue 9 – Thu 11 Oct, 10am & 2pm | Fri 12 Oct, 6.30pm | Darwin Entertainment Centre | $30 | $25 Memb, Conc | $20 U18 | yourcentre.com.au
 
Head to Jingili every second Wednesday night for free music and skating at the park. Newbies and all welcome.
 
Wed 10 Oct | 6-8pm | Jingili Skate Park | launchdarwin.com.au
 
Cleverly adapted from the much loved book by Roald Dahl, what starts as just another boring day for George quickly turns into a marvellous experiment of epic proportions.

Thu 11 Oct, 6.30pm | Fri 12 Oct, 11am & 2pm | Darwin Entertainment Centre | $35 | $30 Memb, Conc | $25 U18 | yourcentre.com.au

Free activities for the kids include three water slides, kids’ golf, DJ Kevin, face painting, petting zoo, rock climbing, crate climb, arts and craft activities and more.

Fri 12 Oct | 9am-1pm | George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens | Free | facebook.com/georgebrowndarwinbotanicgardens

Get That Job! – Bike Maintenance 101
Learn about the basics of how your bike works and what you can do to keep it in great shape. For ages 14-25.

Fri 12 Oct | 10.30am-12.30pm | Casuarina Library | Free | Bookings essential | launchdarwin.com.au

PALMERSTON

School Holiday Program
Get your spook on with some frightfully creepy crafts in time for Halloween. Suitable for kids aged 5-12.
 
Tue 2 – Thu 4 Oct & Tue 9 – Thu 11 Oct | Various Times | Palmerston Library | $2 Per Activity | palmerston.nt.gov.au/library
 
School Holiday Pool Party
Enjoy free entry to the pool, a jumping castle, live DJ, BBQ plus competitions and prizes for the best dressed Hawaiian outfit.

Sun 7 Oct | 1-4pm | YMCA NT - Palmerston Swimming & Fitness Centre | Free | facebook.com/palmerstonnt

KATHERINE

School Holiday Activities
Kids aged 3-5 can enjoy story time while those aged 10-17 can try mosaic art, fashion design or create a string bag.
 
Tue 2 – Thu 4 Oct & Tue 9 – Thu 11 Oct | Various Times | Katherine Library | Free | Bookings Essential | ktc.nt.gov.au
 
Circa – Wolfgang
Straight from the score and onto the stage, Mozart is ready to throw musical madness into a crescendo of dives, swoops and twirls.
 
Sat 6 Oct | 7.30pm | Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts And Culture Centre |  $30 | $25 Conc | gyracc.org.au
 
Image: Darwin Waterfront
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