Stella Cole was one of 200 children making the most of the school holiday at today's Waterplay in the park.
The nine-year-old St Joseph's Catholic College student was up extra early this morning in anticipation for the family-day event, her mother, Mericar Cole said.
"She made sure we were here right on time because she didn't want to miss out on any of the activities," Mrs Cole said.
"I think she was most excited for the slime and the water slide."
The family, who recently relocated to Katherine from Newcastle with the RAAF, intend to attend as many of the School Holiday Program events while also exploring the many sites in and around Katherine.
Waterplay in the park, hosted by Katherine Isolated Children's Service at the Low Level Nature Reserve, was a chance for Katherine families to get out and about this school holiday.
With about 200 children taking full advantage of the messy and wet stations, KICS coordinator Mandy Tootell said she was pleased to see so many families outdoors and socialising, despite the sticky heat.
"It is a hot day today, unfortunately we can't control exactly when the dry season starts, but it has been so good to see all of these families turning up for the event," she said.
"We have lots of really messy and sensory activities for the kids to get involved in like slime and play dough.
"There is also a jumping castle, painting, and of course a water slide to keep everyone cool."
KICS, a mobile playgroup which travels hundreds of kilometres to deliver play-based learning for geographically isolated children, regularly hosts school holiday events in Katherine.
The event is aimed at 0-10 year-olds and their families.
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