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Dia das Crianças: 5 activities for kids

Five activities to keep little ones happy on National Children's Day.

Far from being a day to put the feet up, the public holiday for Nossa Senhora Aparecida on 12 October is also National Children's Day, so parents will need to be fully equipped with some killer ideas to occupy small minds. If hitting the nearest boteco is out of the question, then, Time Out Rio has come up with five events the young ones will love.

Circo Stankowich

The longest-running circus in the country is back in town after a thirty year absence, so as well as having the children howling, the clowns might be familiar to a few of the parents, too.

Parque Criativo

An excellent initiative to wrestle some of the city's public spaces back from the brink of neglect, this week's edition has children's theatre, excellent live music and it's all for free.


The famous clown takes over the 3,000-plus capacity Citibank Hall, Barra da Tijuca, in its entirety for the afternoon, bringing with him a raft of acrobat and magician friends with which to wow the crowds.

Procissão do Samba

Inaugurated earlier this year, Madureira Park has been taken into the hearts of the locals with its fresh, open spaces, and a samba march will lead the masses there for an afternoon of music.

Enciclopédia das invenções

Oi Futuro Flamengo's educational team offer children a little inspiration in the form of invention for the day, encouraging them to make their own e manuals of creativity. (ages 8+)

Words by Time Out Rio de Janeiro editors

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