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Beth McFadden4 years ago

These school holidays planned out for you!

Those two words—school holidays—can have you shaking in your boots. A few weeks of school-free children can send parents up the wall, and now we're in the thick of it, you're probably begging for help when it comes to keeping the rascals entertained. Are you stuck for ideas and about to to pull your hair out from all the noise, stress and frustration? Check out our ideas below—from feeding fish to exploring local wildlife, there's bound to be something in this list that your children will enjoy! Need to feed them while you're out and about? Check out these awesome local cafes for wholesome, delicious food.

Aquascene Fish Feeding

Hand feed wild fish, Aquascene Fish Feeding – Darwin

Are you looking for a fun activity to get the kids out of the house? Aquascene Fish Feeding has daily feeding times, so you can visit with the family and feed wild fish! Including bream, catfish, mullet and barramundi, this eco-friendly tourism attraction is perfect for kids who love to get up close and personal with wildlife. Give the kiosk a call to check on feeding times; because the fish are wild, feeding times change with the tide.
Where: 28 Doctors Gully Road, Larrakeyah NT 0820

Territory Wildlife Park

Check out the local wildlife,
Check out the aquatic life, Territory Wildlife Park – Darwin

If your tykes can’t get enough of wild animals, take the drive out to the Territory Wildlife Park. This Northern Territory gem is a great place to take the kids, with a huge range of wild animals and natural wildlife to see. From giant crocs to cute, fluffy joeys, there are plenty of Australian animals to encounter (and maybe even meet!). These school holidays, the Territory Wildlife Park also has a huge range of school holiday activities including wild circus classes and an animal costume workshop. During the winter holidays, you can even enjoy a twilight tour or camp out under the stars. Book in and roast marshmallows by a camp fire, enjoy some nighttime animal encounters, and camp onsite to enjoy costume competitions and treasure hunts!
Where: Cox Peninsula Road, Berry Springs NT 0838

The Planet

Enjoy bowling with the family, The Planet - Darwin
Enjoy bowling with the family, The Planet – Darwin

Do your kids prefer a bit of healthy competition to meeting wildlife? If that’s the case, head to The Planet for some awesome tenpin bowling or a game of putt putt. They have a 16-lane tenpin centre, including shoe and ball hire, bumper bowling for the younger kids, and glow-in-the-dark bowling on Friday and Saturday nights! Prefer putt putt? Their 13-hole mini indoor golf course is perfect for kids of all ages, and gives the family something fun to do together. You can even book birthday parties and events here, so give The Planet a call these school holidays and start planning a fun day out!
Where: 69 Progress Drive, Nightcliff NT 0810

Are the kids behaving like they haven’t been fed in days? We’ve found the perfect cafe in Darwin with food they’ll love.

Frying Nemo

Enjoy waterside dining with the family, Frying Nemo - Darwin
Enjoy waterside dining with the family, Frying Nemo – Darwin

Do you need some delicious, fast and fresh food for your children? Head to the Frying Nemo fish and chippery. This incredible restaurant and takeaway spot is perfect if you need somewhere to drop in for dinner on your way home from a big day out. For a healthy option, order some of the wild-caught Northern Territory fish; including barramundi, jewfish, threadfin salmon, rock cod and black-tip flake, choose to have your fillet grilled for a fresh meal straight out of the ocean. Are your children particularly picky when it comes to meal times? Check out their little nippers menu perfect for fussy children, with old-time favourites like chicken nuggets and chips! All of the food at Frying Nemo is sourced from within Australia, so you know you’re going to get the best, fresh seafood in the area!
Where: 10/90 Frances Bay Drive, Stuart Park NT 0820

Need some more family fun ideas? Check out this father-son day out in Darwin!

Have you got a fool-proof holiday plan in Darwin? Comment and let us know!