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Fun for Kids in Darwin

Looking for something to do around Darwin with the Kids this Tropical Summer, but not sure what’s around? No need to stress, Tourism Top End have you covered with things to keep the kids busy for days, with activities like fish-feeding, kart hire, animal encounters and so much more…

To make it even easier on you, we have created a page dedicated for Fun for Kids. Do check it out for a range of adventures to keep the kids busy. 

Below are a few examples of activities available. 

 

Wave Lagoon
Darwin’s Wave Lagoon is open daily between 10am - 6pm. The Wave Lagoon rolls out 10 different wave patterns, from gentle swells to waves up to 1.2 metres high, perfect for boogie boarders. Boogie boards and water tubes available for use. The toddlers can enjoy a shallow zone across from the main Lagoon.

Admission fees apply.

DarwinWaterfront

Photo credit - Darwin Waterfront

 

Museum and Art Gallery of the NT 
There’s something for you and the kids to enjoy at the Museum and Art Gallery. Get the kids involved at the Discovery Centre with interactive displays built specifically for them.

Free Admission.

MAGNT

Photo credit - Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory 

 

Territory Wildlife Park
Any child is easily satisfied at the Territory Wildlife Park, just a short 45-minute drive from Darwin’s CBD. Gets up-close and personal with local animals that call the Territory home.  Make sure you keep an eye out on their social media channels as they run school holiday programs during the school year.  

Admission fees applies.

TWP

Photo credit - Territory Wildlife Park

 

Water Parks
Leanyer and Palmerston water and skate parks are a kids' delight. They offer water-based fun from waterslides to paddle pools for kids in Darwin and Palmerston. There are BBQs and picnic tables available, basketball courts and plenty of skateboarding space.

Free Admission. 

PalmerstonWaterpark

Photo credit - Palmerston Waterpark

 

See Crocodiles
Get up close with the Territory’s own Saltwater Crocodiles in a safe environment. Crocosaurus Cove and Crocodylus Park are home to some of the largest Crocodiles in captivity on display. They both offer plenty of interactive experiences from croc feeding to animal holding.

Admission fees applies.

Crocodiles

Photo credit - Crocodylus Park and Crocosaurus Cove 

 

Go Kart Racing
Why not take the kids kart racing and experience the thrill at Darwin's premier karting facility? Complete with an outside circuit with 1035 meters of track, their karts are the closest thing you’ll get to a full-racing kart, giving you the true experience of racing up to 80kms at 30mms off the tarmac.

Admission fees applies.

Kart Racing 

Photo credit - Darwin Kart Hire

 

Ice Skating
The Darwin Ice Skating Centre provides social ice-skating sessions, learn-to-skate program, coaching, ice hockey and figure skating. A great day out for all the family.

Admission fees applies.

SkatingCentre 

Photo credit - Darwin Airport Central

 

Fish Feeding
Take the kids to feed the fish at Aquascene located in Darwin City. As high tide comes so do hundreds of fish, from Milkfish, Mullet, Catfish, Bream and Barramundi looking for something to eat. If you're lucky you might have the chance to spot Rays, Cod, Mangrove Jack and Diamond Fish in the shallows if you watch carefully. 

Admission fees applies.

FishFeeding

Photo credit - Aquascene

 

 

Start planning your adventures today with our trip planner

Need help booking everything in or don’t have the time to do it yourself? No problem, one of our friendly consultants can do all the hard work for you.

Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 1300 138 886 or pop into the centre on 6 Bennett Street, Darwin. 

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