Family Activities

Fun and entertainment for children around Darwin

Planning a family holiday with children can be fun. Listed are kids entertainment venues, attractions and activities for children of all ages making your holiday in Darwin or Outer Darwin fun and entertaining for the children.Looking for Holiday activities for children, Browse through the great range of kids fun, entertainment ideas and venues ranging from swimming, indoor skating, outdoor skating, horseriding, ple3asure rides, go-kart racing, slot car racing, indoor rock climbing, outdoor rock climbing, playgrounds, real life lazer games, mini golf, adventure games, etc.

Outdoor Childrens Entertainment - In the Outer Darwin Region
Outdoor adventure programs for children in Darwin ADVENTURE BOUND NT

Outdoor education programs, adventure activities, abseiling, rock climbing, flying fox, billabong, canoeing, fishing, wildlife viewing, swimming pool, BBQ, campfire storytelling and campsites. Catering for groups from 2 to 35 people, visitors can enjoy a full range of activities, weather you seek adrenelin charged, challenging experience or simply want time to relax and reflect basecamp Wallaroo is your perfect choice. LOCATION 100 km from Airport. CONTACT Ph 08 89452656 or 0409 950 444 – Web – Email

Flight path gold public driving range - golf lessons for children, kids golf lessons
Outdoor adventure programs for children in Darwin 18 HOLE MINI GOLF COURSE

A challenge for the whole family! 18 holes of pure fun! Situated at Flight Path Golf & Outdoor Recreation on Vanderlin Drive in Berrimah. Mini golf is open 7 days from 9am during the week and 8am on weekends. Cost is $7 per person. Other activities to enjoy at Flight Path are the golf driving range and the target archery*. If you have a few hours to spare, this is a fun place to bring your friends and family. Take advantage of our great money saving ‘Combo Deals’. All welcome. For more information call 8947 1257. *Conditions apply

Wild Thingz Animal Training and Encounters
Wild Thingz Animal Training and Encounters WILD THINGZ ANIMAL TRAINING & ENCOUNTERS

This is an exciting new business providing mobile educational animal presentations & encounters. Thanks for checking us out!
Wild Thingz can provide native Australian animal encounters at a wide variety of venues & events such as:

Schools| Child Care Centres
Birthday Parties
Special Occasions
Corporate Events
Sporting Events
Remote Communities

*We also provide animals for televsion/filming work

Animal training services include obedience, problem solving & trick training with dogs|cats|birds|horses.

T: (08) 89 881299 | M: 0429 625 259 | E: | Website:

Mount Bundy Station Family accommodation and entertainment
Mt Bundy Station near Adelaide River MOUNT BUNDY STATION

Mount Bundy Station located only 1 hour from Darwin welcomes families to experience rural life in the northern territory on a historic Cattle Station which was once 1 million Acres. Surrounded by an abundance of wildlife including farm animals, families are able to explore the station via guided Horse tours (All ages and stages  are catered for) and enjoy time in the Australian Bush. A swimming pool and a range of accommodation is available. A shady caravan park and camping area, fishing, bushwalking, bird watching  and exploring nearby Litchfield National Park are popular . Visit our website at  or contact us at  Ph 0889767009  fax 0889767113 mob 0427715371

Territory Wildlife Park
Attractions - The Territory Wildlife Park THE TERRITORY WILDLIFE PARK  

Native Territory flora and fauna set in their natural environments on 4oo hectares of natural bushland. Great for families and smaller children with the shuttle service. Open daily 8.30 am to 6 pm, last admission 4 pm. LOCATION Cox Peninsular Road, Berry Springs NT. CONTACTS Ph 08 89887200 – or – 08 89886000 – Fax 08 89518268 – Web – Email

Fun places to take the kids - Indoor Rock Climbing
Indoor rock climbing for Children in Darwin THE ROCK CENTER

ROCK CLIMBING – Indoor and outdoor rock climbing center and adventure playmaze for children of all ages. LOCATION Doctors Gully Larrakeyah. CONTACT Ph 08 89410747 Web – email

Entertain the kids for free - Safe Swimming Places

Water Parks for Children in Darwin LEANYER WATER PARK

The Leanyer Water Park was built near the Northern suburbs of Darwin to provide a water based recreation facility safe from crocodiles and box jellyfish . The park consists of children’s wading pools and water features and fountains with a huge bucket that gradually fills up and spills over. BBQ facilities · Picnic tables · Skatepark · Cycling Path LOCATION 15 km from Darwin City Centre, Access is off Vanderlin Drive TIMES Wed – Sun 10am to 7pm – open daily on public holidays and school holidays.

Free Childrens Entertainment - Skateboarding Skate and recreation parks around Darwin LEANYER RECREATION PARK (SKATE PARK)

An outdoor skatepark used mainly for skate boarding. for children of all ages right next to the Leanyer Water Park (above). LOCATION 15 Kilometers from the Darwin City Center. TIMES Open 8 am to 8 pm daily.

Kids fun Venue - Laser Games
Children reality lazer game - Zone 3 Darwin ZONE 3 DARWIN

Darwin’s only Laser Tag Adventure Game of laser tag which is a high tech sport where players wearing computerised vests or packs and handheld “phasers” attempt to achieve a winning score by zapping opponent players, base stations, and other targets within a playing arena or maze. LOCATION 70 McMinn St Darwin CONTACT Ph 08 89811 333

Free kids Entertainment
Darwin's water gardens and playgrounds for Children RAPID CREEK WATER GARDENS

Surrounded by beautiful water gardens and fountains, this park has the most picturesque walk & cycle paths around. There is a huge shaded playground, bbq’s, shaded picnic table areas, drinking fountains & toilet facilities. Very close to the sunday Rapid Creed Markets. LOCATION Turn off Trower Rd onto freshwater Rd Jingili.

Free Entertainment for Children in Darwin - Outdoor Skating
Skate Parks for Darwin kids WATER GARDENS SKATE PARK

Located at the Rapid Creek Water Gardens (above). This skate park is only small and skaters under 10 must be supervised. Open every day 24 hours a day. This is just another feature of the beautiful Rapid Creek Water Gardens.

Childrens Outdoor Entertainment - Mini Golf in Darwin
Mini golf family fun GARDENS PARK GOLF LINKS

MINI GOLF – 18 hole mini golf is great fun for the family, in a beautiful tropical setting. Perfect for birthday parties – under lights at night for larger groups. LOCATION Gardens Rd The Gardens. CONTACT Ph 08 89816365

Ten pin bowling center in Darwin PLANET TENPIN

Ten Pin Bowling – 16 Lanes with option of Bumper Bowling. Glow in the Dark bowling on Friday and Saturday nights. Bowling leagues for singles and teams in Adults, Seniors, Juniors, and mixed divisions with membership to TBA. New indoor mini golf facility. Colourful play area just for the kids. Arcade games, air hockey and pool tables. Fully licenced and refurbished café. Ring up for their great school holiday deals. All in an airconditioned and relaxed environment. LOCATION 69 Progress Drive Nightcliff. CONTACT Ph 08 89854416 – Fax – 08 89480180 – Web – Planet Tenpin

Childrens Fun - Nature - Out of Darwin

Northern Territory’s only Butterfly Farm, at Batchelor, 100 km southwest of Darwin, has two aviaries with a variety of butterflies, birds and waterfalls set in beautiful gardens. Explore the NT’s first butterfly sanctuary and discover the delightful display of flora, tortoises in the ponds and amazing butterflies. The tropical setting has play facilities for children, an excellent swimming pool and there is a cafe. Open daily 9.30 am to 4.45pm. LOCATION Meneling Road Batchelor. CONTACT Ph 08 8976 0199

Childrens Entertainment Venue in Darwin Suburbs - Slot Car Racing
Slot car racing and drag car racing in Darwin THUNDER ALLEY SLOT CAR RACING

Race 1/24th & 1/32nd Scale Slotcars & Drag Cars. Street Racing on 3 different tracks or Drag Race on the scale 1/8th mile Drag Strip. Friday Nights 6pm till late. Wednesday and Thursday, Friday 6 pm till late, Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 6 pm. LOCATION Shed 2/14 Tang Street Coconut Grove Nightcliff. CONTACT Ph 0400 515 602

Go Kart Racing  in Darwin - Childrens Fun

Race around the 1.1 km real race track in a twin engine Pro Kart. 12 minute sessions or groups of 8 can hold their own GP Meeting with a 10 minute practice followed by 3×6 lap race. Single engine karts, kids and two seater karts are also available. Open Monday to Saturday and every second Sunday from 11 am to 6.30 pm. LOCATION If you are travelling from Darwin, take the Stuart Highway towards Palmerston, continue past the airport, turn right just after the Naval Base Berrimah and follow the signs to Ultra Fast Karts. CONTACT Ph 0407 710 068

Duckabout tours in Darwin
Duckabout tours in Darwin DUCKABOUT TOURS DARWIN

Experience the excitement of the BIG SPLASH! Explore Darwin by land and sea in just one tour in our amphibious vessel Ride the Croc.Your Duckabout journey will take you cruising by road past historic landmarks and fantastic scenery before you experience the excitement of the BIG SPLASH, as our amphibious craft launches itself into the water.  View spectacular sights only seen from the waters of Darwin Harbour while listening to a narration about the history and evolution of Darwin – Australia’s most fascinating tourism destination. We run 1hr Splash & Dash Tours throughout the day, from 9.30am. Or, join us for a spectacular 1½hr Sunset Tour, which leaves at twilight.  Explore Australia the fun way. Join us on a Duckabout Tour. Phone 1300 DUCKABOUT (1300 382522). Web:

Darwin Fun Bus FUN BUS

The Fun Bus is run by the Darwin City Council for children aged between 0 -5 years of age. The Fun Bus is a mobile playground for children to attend with their parents or carers between 9 am and 11.30 am Monday to Fridays except public holidays and six weeks over December – January. The Fun Bus commences in the first week of February each year. There is ‘Wet Season’ program that goes for six weeks operating from the Malak Community Center in Malak. The ‘Dry Season’ outdoor program commences in mid March at the following venues – Monday – Bagot Community, Bagot Rd Ludmilla – Tuesday – Old McMillans Park, Old McMillans Rd, Coconut Grove – Wednesday – Water Gardens, Trower Rd Rapid Creek – Thursday – Malak Caravan Park, McMillans Rd, Malak – Friday – Civic Park, Smith Street, Darwin. CONTACT Ph 89 300300

Fun for children in Darwin
Darwin Fun in the Parks FUN IN THE PARKS

An ecxellent free fun program to entertain children in the school holidays for primary school aged children held at various ovals and parks around Darwin. Activities include water play, slide, ball games, laarge gym shapes, face painting, rides, jumping castle and lots of other fun activities. It operates between 10 am and 12.30 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday during school holidays except public holidays and the two weeks over Christmas and New Year. Venues are advertised prior in the NT News and on the Councils Website Calendar Programs are also available from Council’s 4 public libraries and the Civic Center. CONTACT – 89 822622


Oz Jet operate awesome jet boat rides around Darwin from April – October. Filled with spins, fish-tails, stunts and speed the rides are extreme and loads of fun!
LOCATION: Stokes Hill Wharf Darwin. CONTACT Ph 1300135595. Mob 1300135595 – Email