News bulletin: 1 November 2012
Thousands of people have joined in Victoria’s biggest ever Children’s Week celebrations, which ran from 20–28 October.
The week kicked off with an official launch at Collingwood Children’s Farm on Sunday 21 October, where farm animals and fairies put smiles on the faces of thousands of children.
More than 8000 people joined in the free Family Fun Day, feeding animals, baking damper and enjoying free educational activities. Pony rides, face painting and a tractor tour were among the day’s most popular among the children.
Some of the other popular Children’s Week events included Melbourne Museum’s Romp and Stomp for Children, which celebrated its 10th anniversary with a walking dinosaur, the popular Tangled display and one of the biggest crowds on record.
Many of Victoria's Public libraries got involved combining Children's Week and the National Year of Reading celebrations, holding story time sessions with visiting authors, workshops and a range of other engaging activities that promoted reading.
Regional Victoria also joined in the fun with family friendly activities across the state. The Bellarine Peninsula's annual Family Fun Day at The Shed returned with popular entertainers the Funky Mummies and the Mik Maks. The event was just one of more than 30 that were held across the Greater Geelong region.
Children’s Week is an annual event that recognises and celebrates the talents, skills, achievements and rights of young people. For more information, see: Children’s Week