Children's Week

Celebrate Childrens Week, 23-31 October 2021

Children's Week is a national celebration that recognises the talents, skills, achievements and rights of children. It will run from Saturday 23 October to Sunday 31 October 2021, with thousands of Victorian children taking part in the festivities.

The theme for Children's Week 2020-21 is Children have the right to choose their friends and safely connect with others, drawn from Article 15 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

During Children's Week, local councils, not-for-profit organisations, schools and early childhood services organise open days, displays, special events, virtual spaces and online-based activities. These celebrate childhood and showcase children's achievements.

All Children's Week events are free to families with children aged from birth to 12 years. This is a great opportunity for Victorian families to enjoy fun, engaging and educational experiences.

Calendar of free activities

A calendar of activities is available to view.

Children's Week Promotional Materials

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More information

For questions or information on Children's Week grants in Victoria, email childrens.week@education.vic.gov.au

For information about Children’s Week across Australia visit Children's Week Council of Australia.