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National Children's Week

19-28 October, we're celebrating National Children's week.

Children's Week is an annual event celebrated in Australia held around the fourth Wednesday in October. Children's Week celebrates the right of children to enjoy childhood. It is also a time for children to demonstrate their talents, skills and abilities.

Events in Darwin and Alice Springs are scheduled for family and children throughout the week, including:

Children’s Artwork Exhibition (DRW)

Monday 22 October and Thursday 15 November 2018.

Darwin Creative Hub, The Mall

This exhibition is a great opportunity for children to display their unique creative expression to the community. Art in all kinds of mediums encourages children to create, self-express, develop imagination, build self-esteem and confidence. The benefits are many and varied, as children delight in the satisfaction of newly created artwork.

Jingili Water Gardens Activities (DRW)

Wednesday 24 October 2018 between 9am-12pm

For ages 0 - 5 years

The event includes Jumping Castle & Waterslide, Fun Bus, Kevin’s Disco, Hyper the Clown - Puppet Show, Fun & Games Equipment, Art & Craft Activities, Free Sausage Sizzle and Flavoured Ice Cups, Coffee with a Cop and Jock the Firetruck.

Darwin Waterfront Activities (DRW)

Saturday 27 October 2018 between 3 - 6 pm

For children 0 - 12years

Face Painting

The event includes Airbrush & Glitter Tattoos, Hyper the Clown – Disco, Art & Craft Activities, Fun & Games Equipment, Fun Bus, 6.00pm: Burning Circus - Circus Workshop and 7.00pm: MOVIE - ‘The Son of Bigfoot’

Gala Dinner (ASP)

Tuesday 27 October

Olive Pink Botanical Gardens

Anglicare in partnership with CREATE Foundation, Tangentyere Council, Congress and Lutheran Community Care, has organised a Gala dinner.  The cost is $50 per person and includes pre-dinner nibbles, BBQ buffet, dessert and entertainment. Colleen Gwynne, the Children’s Commissioner for the NT will be the guest speaker.  For tickets contact Anglicare on 8951 8000 or purchase online.

Family Fun Afternoon (ASP)

Thursday, October 29th from 3-5pm

Alice Springs Plaza

The afternoon will include performances by local children, children’s activities and information stalls.

Art and Photography Exhibition (ASP)

An exhibition of photography and artworks created by local children and adolescents will be held at the Alice Springs library.  The exhibition launch will be held on Friday 30 October from 4-6pm.  Artwork submissions close Friday 23 October.  For information on how to submit artwork please phone Anglicare on 8951 8002 or email

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