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National Children’s Week

National 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.

National Children's Week is an annual event celebrated in Australia held around the fourth Wednesday in October. A diverse range of events and activities are organised in Darwin.

City of Darwin is proud to host events and activities for our local children showcasing their abilities and talents.

Children’s Artwork Exhibition

Following the grand opening on Saturday 19 October 2019 at 9.30am with children's entertainment, activities, lucky door prize and morning tea, the exhibition will be on display at the Community Art Space, 1st Floor, Civic Centre, 17 Harry Chan Avenue, Darwin between Monday 21 October to Friday 15 November 2019.

The exhibition opening hours are:

  • Monday to Friday between 8.30am - 4.30pm.

All artwork from individuals or groups are welcome from drawing, painting, printing, collage, sculpture, ceramic, photography and digital art!

The possibilities are endless!

This exhibition is a great opportunity for children to display their unique creative expression to the community. Art in all kinds of mediums encourage 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.

How to enter?

Simply drop off your artwork on Friday 11 October and Monday 14 October at the Civic Centre.

Terms and Conditions

  1. The Children’s Art Exhibition is open to children aged one (1) to twelve (12) years old.
  2. All artworks must be suitable for an audience of 0 - 12 years.
  3. Framed works and works on canvas must be ready to hang using appropriate string or a wire of sufficient strength, length and size to support the weight of the artwork.
  4. Each artwork must be labelled on the reverse side with artist’s name and contact details.
  5. While due care will be taken, City of Darwin cannot accept liability for any damages caused to artworks for the duration of the exhibition.
  6. All artwork must be collected within timeframe specified. Artworks not collected will be held for up to two (2) months and then may be disposed of.

To download the Children's Artwork Exhibition flyer, click here

Water Gardens Activities

Wednesday 23 October 2019 between 9.00am - 12.00pm

For ages 0 - 5 years

  • Jumping Castle & Waterslide
  • Fun Bus
  • Kevin’s Disco
  • Hyper the Clown - Puppet Show
  • Art & Craft Activities
  • Storytelling
  • Free Sausage Sizzle

Many of the activities on offer will be of a water play theme, so don’t forget to bring a towel and a change of clothes!

Darwin Waterfront Activities

Saturday 26 October 2019 between 3.00pm - 6.00pm

For children 0 - 12years

  • Waterslide
  • Art & Craft Activities
  • Fun & Games Equipment
  • Fun Bus
  • Burning Circus - Circus Workshop
  • African Drummer 
  • 6.00pm: Entertainment
  • 7.00pm: Movie screening

Don’t forget to bring a picnic blanket or chairs for the movie!

To download the Children's Week Family Event flyer, click here

More Information

For information and enquiries regarding Council's National Children's Week activities please contact the Vibrant Communities team.

08 8930 0561

Last modified 
03 Oct 2019

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