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Winter holidays can be hard to keep the kids entertained because the weather can make it hard to get out of the house.

Here are 5 great things you can do with the kids to help keep them entertained:

  1. Library: The Darwin Library has great holiday programs including movies, story times, science experiments, shows and more. All events are FREE. The Alice Springs Library also has many events including story times, movies and craft to keep the kids busy. All events are FREE.
  2. Mini golf: Flight Path golf have a fabulous mini golf course that the kids will love. Price is $8.50 for 18 holes. Open everyday.
  3. Show: The Alice Spring show is on again bringing you food, rides, animals and lots of entertainment. On 1st and 2nd of July 9-5:30pm.
  4. Reptiles: Visit the Alice Springs Reptile Centre for a fun day of reptile spotting. Don’t miss the informative daily show and handling session, the kids will love it. Prices start at $9. Open everyday.
  5. Movies: Winter time is perfect for seeing a movie and Event cinemas have great family ticket prices. With “Finding Dory”, “Ice Age 5″ and “The BFG” all out these holidays, you may even want to go more than once.

Check out some great indoor games to do with the kids in the holidays HERE.

What are you planning on doing with the kids these holidays? Please add your comment below.


  • We definitely won’t be holidaying in the NT. A visit here is on my bucket list for one day…..

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  • Thanks for a good list – the reptiles sound like fun.

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  • It is always a great day out at the Show.

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  • For those visiting Alice Springs who have an interest in motor vehicles there is a museum there featuring some. There is some fabulous photos of various cars, trucks – small and big. I believe some of them are in albums. I personally haven’t been it but I know a couple of vehicle fans who have. They spent a few hours looking around, including the albums. One one building on a corner (I think it may have been a side wall of a supermarket) there is a big mural of scenery. The Todd River may still have some water in it or it may be dry. For safety ressons do not wander along there at night at all. There is also a Royal District Flying Doctor Base there. I’m not sure how often it is open to the Public. We visited it on a Coach Tour. From memory they had souveniers, postcards etc. for sale as a fundraiser. It is very cold at night, but is sometimes quite warm during the day. We went up there in June.

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  • Finding Dory is a hit. I was told by a 15 year old boy that he loved the movie…go figure

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  • Fantastic things to do in a fantastic territory. Always found wonderful things to see and do when I visited a few times. Thanks for your tips.

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  • I’d love to visit the NT. I think there would be a lot of really cool and interesting things to do and see up there.

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  • I’d love to get to the NT some day.

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  • The Alice Springs show sound’s interesting and the weather would be wonderful!

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