Children’s Week celebrates the talents, skills, achievements and rights of children.

There are a number of free events running across our libraries and community centres between Saturday 19 October to Sunday 27 October, including child restraint checks, storytime sessions and PlayGym sessions.

You can also watch chicks chicks emerging from their shells at Henny Penny Hatching.

Date Time Event Location Bookings
Sat 19 Oct 8am to 1pm Emergency Services Family Fun Day Boroondara Farmers Market Not required
Sat 19 Oct 1.30pm to 3.30pm Free family swim with inflatables Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre Not required
Sat 19 Oct 2.30pm to 4.30pm Learn to Play Board Games Kew Toy Library Not required
Sun 20 Oct 10am to 12pm Making Simple Lunch Box Snacks Hawthorn Community House Book now
Sun 20 Oct 10am to 11am Sing and Play with Captain Adam the Pirate Hawthorn Community House Book now
Sun 20 Oct 1pm to 3pm Neighbourhood Art for Kids Hawthorn Community House Book now
Sun 20 Oct 1pm to 2pm Storytime Yoga Hawthorn Community House Book now
Mon 21 Oct 11am Dental checks and information session Bowen Street Community Centre To book, call 9889 0791.
Mon 21 Oct 10.30am to 11am Tiny tots storytime Ashburton Library Not required
Mon 21 Oct 4pm to 5pm Make it! After school club Hawthorn Library Not required
Tue 22 Oct 10.30am to 11am Tiny tots storytime Kew Library Not required
Tue 22 Oct 11am to 11.45am Preschool storytime Balwyn Library Not required
Tue 22 Oct 4pm to 4.45pm Group-fit Kids Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre Not required
Wed 23 Oct 9am to 12pm Children's Week activities including Indigenous Storytime, Making bush tucker and Threading fresh fruit snacks Craig Family Centre Not required
Wed 23 Oct 11am to 11.45am Preschool storytime Kew Library Not required
Wed 23 Oct 4pm to 7pm Free family swim Kew Recreation Centre Not required
Wed 23 Oct 7pm to 9pm Parent information session - Terrific Twos Blackwood Room, Council offices Book now
Thur 24 Oct 11am Dental checks and information session Bowen Street Community Centre To book, call 9889 0791.
Thur 24 Oct 11am to 11.45am Preschool storytime Ashburton Library Not required
Thur 24 Oct 1pm to 3pm Sensory obstacle course (for babies 0 to 2 years old) Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre Not required
Thur 24 Oct 9am to 12pm Children's Week activities including Pram walk with your local MCH nurse, Threading fresh fruit snacks and Messy play Greythorn Community Hub Not required
Thur 24 Oct 1pm to 2pm PlayGym session Boroondara Sports Complex Not required
Thur 24 Oct 10.30am to 11am Sing baby sing Hawthorn Library Not required
Thur 24 Oct 9.30am to 11.30am Stay and Play Kew Toy Library Not required
Fri 25 Oct 11am to 11.45am Chinese storytime Balwyn Library Not required
Fri 25 Oct 11am to 11.45am Preschool storytime Hawthorn Library Not required
Fri 25 Oct 2pm to 2.30pm Sing baby sing Ashburton Library Not required
Sun 27 Oct 9.30am to 11.30am Multicultural morning Kew Toy Library Not required
Sun 27 Oct 9.30am to 10.30am Cooking for 3 to 6-year-olds Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre To book, email [email protected]
Sun 27 Oct 11am to 12pm Science for 3 to 6-year-olds Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre To book, email [email protected]
Sun 27 Oct 9.30am to 12pm Open age playgroup Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre Not required

Child restraint checks

There will be free child restraint checks at various locations throughout October. To book, contact your preferred childcare centre directly.

Greythorn Early Childhood Centre and Kindergarten

Contact the centre to book a child restraint check

Date Time
Monday 7 October and Tuesday 8 October 9am to 12pm
Wednesday 9 October 1pm to 4pm
Thursday 10 October and Friday 11 October 9am to 12pm

Camberwell Kindergarten and Childcare

Contact the centre to book a child restraint check

Date Time
Monday 14 October and Tuesday 15 October 9am to 12pm
Wednesday 16 October 1pm to 4pm
Thursday 17 October and Friday 18 October 9am to 12pm

Belford Oaks Childcare Centre

Contact the centre to book a child restraint check

Date Time
Monday 21 October and Tuesday 22 October 9am to 12pm
Wednesday 23 October 1pm to 4pm
Thursday 24 October and Friday 25 October 9am to 12pm

Auburn Kindergarten and Childcare Centre

Contact the centre to book a child restraint check

Date Time
Monday 28 October and Tuesday 29 October 9am to 12pm
Wednesday 30 October 1pm to 4pm
Thursday 31 October and Friday 1 November 9am to 12pm

Henny Penny Hatching

Visit the Bowen Street Community Centre to see eggs hatching and chicks emerging from their shells.

Dates: 14 to 25 October 2019
Time: 9am to 4pm 

More information

For more information, contact Children and Youth Services on 9278 4613 or at [email protected].