What is Children’s Week

Children's Week is a week-long celebration centred around Universal Children’s Day, a day created by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954 to promote friendship and understanding among children of the world.
The aim of the Children’s Week committee is to unite as many existing children’s events into an incredible week of activities for children and their families.
A diverse range of events and activities organised at national, state and local level as part of Children’s Week, will recognise the talents, skills and abilities of children. We encourage the participation of schools, playgroups, childcare centres, kindergartens, cultural groups, libraries, departments and community groups to engage in activities that facilitate and support children and their families to play, learn and grow together. It is a timely reminder of the importance of childhood and the role adults have in nurturing our children and providing them with every opportunity to reach their full potential. It also calls on us in Australia, to consider those environments which affect the lives and future of our own children.
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For more information on how to hold an event during Children’s Week please contact us via email on events@childrensweek.com.au or 0477 652 666.


Children's Week is an annual festival which is celebrated during the month of October and includes Universal Children's Day which is held always on the fourth Wednesday of October.