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


Lights, Camera Action! Workshops for 12-15 year olds

Sun 23 Feb - Sun 29 Mar

These speciality workshops have been designed with our future filmmakers, aged between 12-15 years old, in mind to assist them with their film entries into screenPLAY!
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Lights, Camera Action! Workshops for 8-11 year olds

Sun 23 Feb - Sun 29 Mar

These speciality workshops have been designed with our future filmmakers, aged between 8-11 years old, in mind to assist them with their film entries into screenPLAY!
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Regurgitator - Pogogo Show

Sun 17 May
One Price $15.75 Family ticket $47 (2 Adults+2 Children) ($11.75/ticket must buy 4) inc b/fee.

After performing shows specifically for children last year, the band have stretched this into something that resembles an audio kid’s programme, right down to in-between ...
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