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School holidays in the city

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If you’re looking for activities to help keep the kids entertained throughout the school holidays, look no further! We know it’s hot at the moment, so we’ve ensured most items are indoors or something that will help to keep you cool.

A day at the Waterfront

The Darwin Waterfront is the perfect location to spend the day. Lounge by the recreation lagoon or make a splash in the Wave Pool. Aqua Park is also open, providing a fun and active experience for the whole family. Additionally, the Waterfront have a fantastic school holiday program which you can view here.

Crocosaurus Cove

A slice of adventure located in the heart of Darwin city, Crocosaurus Cove is the perfect school holiday destination.

If your child loves animals, sign them up for Croc Cove's Junior Reptile Rangers program. They'll come up close with some of the NT's unique wildlife while also learning how to prepare meals and feed them.

Read more about Croc Cove's Junior Reptile Ranger program here.

Pay a visit to the library

The City of Darwin public library is a great spot to spend the morning. Sit indoors and immerse yourself in a good book. The library is also running a fantastic school holiday program. Head to the City of Darwin's website to view.

RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

Located on Stokes Hill Wharf, this amazing exhibit will teach you the history of the RFDS through interactive displays and virtual reality. Experience the drama and destruction of the bombing of Darwin and hear stories and experiences of what happened on that day.

The RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility is a must-see exhibition and is suitable for the entire family. Tickets can be purchased at

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