Top 25 Cheap and Free Things for Kids to do in and around Darwin

Darwin comes alive in the dry season. There are markets and movies, there are holiday activities and open days. So what are the top things to do with kids in Darwin that won’t break the bank? Here we go;

  1. Leanyer water park (free)
  2. Mindil sunset market – take a chair, grab some of the fantastic food on offer and watch the sunset on the beach while the kids play.
  3. Darwin wave pool (family of 5 $18)
  4. Movies under the stars at the Waterfront precinct (free).
  5. World War 2 oil storage tunnels ($8 adults $5 chilkdren)
  6. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (free)
  7. Aquascene (family of 5 $43)
  8. Sundays Live at the Lagoon – free local music on the Darwin waterfront lawn from 12 – 4pm
  9. Jingili skate park.
  10. Walk around the board walks to the viewing platforms of Mary River National park to see the birdlife and crocodiles.
  11. Bike trails around Nightcliff
  12. Howard Springs
  13. Plunge into the rockholes of Litchfield
  14. Botanical gardens for school holiday activities.
  15. Darwin Festival (4 – 21 August)
  16. Deck chair cinema
  17. Cool off under a waterfall at Kakadu
  18. Free tai chi at the waterfront precinct every Saturday
  19. Cracker night (1st July)
  20. Palmerston water park (free)
  21. Aviation Museum
  22. Fannie Bay gaol
  23. Fish feeding at Cullen Bay
  24. World War 2 bunkers at the Charles Darwin National Park
  25. School Holiday activities at the waterfront precinct (Games on Mondays, art and craft Tuesdays, archery Wednesdays, circus Thursdays, bubble sports Fridays)