Children's Events

For the young and the young at heart, there’s much family fun to be had at Tanks Arts Centre.

Our monthly Market Day is an ever-popular family event, held on the last Sunday of every month from April to November.  The Tanks Markets are a unique slice of cultural life in the tropics, with a blend of market stalls, free live music and gallery exhibitions. The Kids’ Tank arts workshops are a fun part of market day, offering children the opportunity to learn anything from how to write a short story to printmaking..

Tanks is also home to annual family events that are eagerly anticipated within the community.  The Cairns Children’s Festival in May is a dedicated and diverse one-day program to celebrate and support creativity, adventure and innovation for children and their families, and Carnival on Collins in September offers loads of free family fun as a signature event of Cairns Festival.

Lastly, there are always School Holiday and Weekly workshops programmed throughout the year, arts-based activities for all age groups.

If you are a children's entertainer or a workshop facilitator with a new and innovative idea the Tanks would like to hear from you. Contact us about your ideas


Green Zone

Sun 20 May
FREE

Art Play and Nature Experiences with Family Day Care.
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Tinkering Tank

Sun 20 May
FREE

Tinker with paper, tape and a big room of wooden posts.
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screenPLAY Zone

Sun 20 May
FREE

Head to the ScreenPLAY Zone to see films by our youngest filmmakers.
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Blue Arrow's Garden

Sun 20 May
FREE

Create, play, listen and read in Blue Arrow's Garden.
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The 5ft Giant

Sun 20 May
$15.75 | $47 Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) inc b/fee

A fun, magic filled production for the entire family.
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ARC Racers

Sun 20 May
FREE

Join in interactive games with the ARC Racers.
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5 Minutes of Fame Stage

Sun 20 May
FREE

It’s time for your 5 minutes of fame on this fully produced stage.
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Round the Tank - Mini Music Festival

Sun 20 May
FREE

Music festival for mini music lovers.
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String Garden - Infant Zone

Sun 20 May
FREE

A private, cushion filled space to engage with music.
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