Did you know that October 21st to 29th is Children’s Week? It is annual event celebrated throughout Australia around the 4th Wednesday in October. The permanent theme which was adopted in 1996 is “A Caring World Shares” which reflects the aim of Children’s Week.
Many different events and activities are organised nation wide and the Northern Territory is also celebrating! “Children’s Week celebrates the right of children to enjoy childhood. It is also a time for children to demonstrate their talents, skills and abilities.”
Many children throughout Australia will participate, celebrate and enjoy events and activities hosted in various locations. From schools, playgroups, daycare, libraries and other community organisations.
“Designated by the nations of the world, Universal Children’s Day calls society to a greater response to the plight of many millions of children around the world who are denied the basic necessities of a happy childhood and the education to develop their capacities. It also calls us in Australia to consider those conditions in society which affect the lives and future of our own children.”
Children’s Week Local Events
Here are all the events happening around Darwin, Palmerston and the rural area to celebrate Children’s Week 2017!
City of Darwin Children’s Art Exhibition
On display Monday 23 October – Friday 24 November 8:30am – 5:00pm
This exhibition will showcase NT children’s artistic abilities and creative pursuits.
Venue: Council Community Art Space, Civic Centre, Harry Chan Ave Darwin
Free Family Fun Morning for children 0-5 and their families
Wednesday 25 October 9:00 – 12:00 noon
Art & craft activities, Funbus, jumping castle, petting zoo, story-time, magic show with Hyper the clown, disco with Kevin, free give away and morning tea.
Venue: Jingili Water Gardens, Freshwater Road, Jingili
Free Family Fun Afternoon at Darwin Waterfront
Saturday 28 October 3:00 – 6:00pm
Darwin Waterfront activities with water slide, Float and Play in the Lagoon, art and craft activities, Archery Attack and lots more.
Movie night under the stars at Darwin Waterfront
Saturday 28 October 7pm
Movie Inside Out: Bring along blankets or chairs and relax on the Waterfront lawns under the stars with family and friends.
Darwin Waterfront, Kitchener Drive
Palmerston and Rural Events
Palmerston Children’s Week Party for children 0-5 and their families
Tuesday 24 October 9:00 – 11:00am
ALL FAMILIES WELCOME to enjoy join in the fun for all ages. Coffee available for purchase. The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) in collaboration with other community groups will be celebrating this event over two days.
The first celebration in Palmerston will be focusing on the amazing talents children and babies bring to the breastfeeding relationship and the importance of obtaining correct breastfeeding and support to allow our children to thrive. This event will be very family friendly with lots of activities for children. You do not need to be an ABA member to attend.
Venue: Palmerston Recreation Centre, The Boulevard, Palmerston
Batchelor Oval National Children’s Week Celebration
Tuesday 25th October 9:30 – 12 noon
Free fun activities for children and families – EVERYONE WELCOME
Venue: Batchelor Oval
Smile-A-Mile Humpty Doo Children’s Week Celebration
Thursday 26th October 9.30 – 12 noon
Everyone welcome! Come along and join in celebrating National Children’s Week. Lots of fun kid’s activities – petty zoo, jumping castles, badge making, ride on John Deere toys, art and craft. Free sausage BBQ and icy poles.
Venue: Humpty Doo Village Green – 85 Challoner Circuit, Humpty Doo
Head along to one of the many events happening this week with your family. Celebrate your children! Let us know if you attend any!
Quotes from www.childrensweek.org.au