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School Holiday Fun!

SCHOOL’S OUT FOR, WELL, WINTER!

The kids are on school holidays and you might be wondering how you’ll keep them entertained – without breaking the bank, that is. As it turns out, there’s plenty to do with the young ones on the cheap. We’ve done the groundwork to help you plan your July school holidays.


DARWIN WATERFRONT

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Bounce and Play Fun Day
While everyone ‘down south’ feels the chill this month, Top Enders get to delight in the Dry season warmth, splashing about in the sunshine to cool off. Treat the kids with a swag of fun activities including giant bubbles, inflatable obstacle course, a jumping castle and the mother of all slip‘n’slides.

WED 3 JUL | 9AM-12PM

Sports Play Fun Day
It’s no secret the little ones have an excess of energy (really, where do they get it from?) so it’s nice for them to be able to expend some of that energy in a fun way with their pals. Activities include AFL Aus Kick, flag races, tug of war, egg and spoon races, an inflatable hockey field, rugby workshops with NRL NT, come and try soccer sessions and mini games with YMCA.

WED 10 JUL | 9AM-12PM

Craft and Play Fun Day
Kids love getting creative in their free time and this Fun Day is all about making things. They can learn how to make playdough, create their own slime workshop, build and construct out of LEGO bricks, try their hand at sand art, and craft and grow grass heads. Fun!

WED 17 JUL | 9AM-12PM


CITY OF DARWIN LIBRARIES

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Movies
Kick back in the air-con with fun flicks at 2pm every Mon to Wed during the school holidays. Screenings are free and there are no bookings required.

Toy Story
MON 1 JUL | CASUARINA

Toy Story 2
TUE 2 JUL | DARWIN CITY

Toy Story 3
WED 3 JUL | KARAMA

The LEGO Movie 2
MON 8 JUL | CASUARINA

An Extremely Goofy Movie
TUE 9 JUL | DARWIN CITY

Wonder Park
WED 10 JUL | KARAMA

Dumbo
MON 15 JUL | CASUARINA

Missing Link
TUE 16 JUL | DARWIN CITY

Luis and the Aliens
WED 17 JUL | KARAMA

Tech Zone
Learn about the latest gadgets and gizmos in this mind-blowing daily tech sesh. From virtual reality to 3D printing, there’s something to spark the interest of those curious young minds.

MON & FRI, 3-4.30PM | DARWIN CITY | TUE, WED & THU, 3-5PM | CASUARINA

Family Groove
It’s time to bust a move with the fam in this fun disco session! Children and their families are encouraged to bust a move. Everyone’s invited but bookings required, and children under eight must be accompanied by a grown up. Don’t forget that each family member attending needs to book a ticket!

WED 17 JUL, 6-7PM | CASUARINA LIBRARY

Amazing Drumming Monkeys
Treat the little ones to the beats of the Amazing Drumming Monkeys, singing and dancing their way through the Monkeys’ fun-filled world. They’ll tell jokes, sings songs and dance. Bookings are required, so jump online and snap up your tickets!

FRI 19 JUL, 10AM | CASUARINA LIBRARY | SAT 20 JUL, 10AM | KARAMA LIBRARY


KATHERINE

YMCA Free Skate Day
Get rollin’ at these free skate sessions.

TUE 2 JUL | SESSION 1 - 3-4PM | SESSION 2 - 4.30-5.30PM | SESSION 3 - 6.30-7.30PM | YMCA SKATE RINK | FREE 5+ | BOOKINGS 8972 2592

YMCA Face Your Fears Disco
Head in to the YMCA early for some ‘face your fears’ challenges, before boogie-ing your way through the night!

FRI 5 JUL, 6-8PM | YMCA SKATE RINK | FREE | 8972 2592

Nitmiluk Gorge Boat Tour
Enjoy a cruise down Nitmiluk, the Jawoyn name for Katherine Gorge. Take in the sights and sounds of the trees, birds and water life of the first two gorges. But make sure you’ve got appropriate footwear on – there are steps and walks of about 400m each way. Strictly for school-aged children and their families, bookings essential.

WED 3, 10 & 17 JUL, 10AM-12PM | NITMULUK TOURS | FREE | nitmiluktours.com.au | 1300 146 74

Cutta Cutta Caves
Home to a variety of native wildlife, the Cutta Cutta Caves formed millions of years ago, rich in Indigenous culture and modern European history. Enjoy delving 15 metres below the surface to discover amazing limestone caves!

THU 4, 11 & 18 JUL, 12-1PM | CUTTA CUTTA CAVES NATURE PARK | FREE | nitmiluktours.com.au | 1300 146 74

Cooking Class
Get creative in the kitchen with these fun family cooking sessions.

THU 4, 11 & 18 JUL, 9.30-11.30AM | NITMILUK TOURS VISITORS CENTRE | FREE | nitmiluktours.com.au | 1300 146 74

Cultural Saturdays
Enjoy a fun family afternoon with swimming in the pool (2-5pm), fresh fruit, cultural activities – such as basket weaving and canvas painting with traditional colours and styles – and live music from 5-8pm.

SAT 13 & 20 JUL, 2-8PM | NITMILUK TOURS VISITORS CENTRE | FREE | nitmiluktours.com.au | 1300 146 74

Free Cinema Days with Somerville
Kick back in front of the big screen at Katherine Cinema 3 every Wednesday. But get in quick – seating is limited!

X Men Dark Phoenix
WED 3 JUL | 3PM

Men In Black International
WED 3 JUL | 5PM

Toy Story 4
WED 10 JUL | 3PM

The Secret Life of Pets
WED 10 JUL | 5PM

Spiderman Far from Home
WED 17 JUL | 3PM

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