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.
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.
- read more about Circo Stankowich
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.
- read more about Parque Criativo
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.
- read more about Topetão
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.
- read more about Procissão do Samba
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+)
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