Children’s Week (22 to 30 October) is a national celebration that recognises the talents, skills, achievements, and rights of children. To celebrate, we are hosting a range of activities to encourage children to create, explore, learn and most important have fun!

The theme for Children's Week 2022 is that all children have the right to a standard of living that supports their wellbeing and healthy development.

Children’s Week activities are proudly presented by City of Boroondara in partnership with the Victorian Government.

Library events

During Children's Week our libraries will be running their usual Children's storytimes and activities which you can find out more about on our Children's storytimes and activities page.

These include:

  • Live online - bedtime storytime
  • Wurundjeri storytime
  • Chinese storytime
  • Sing baby sing events
  • Tiny tots events

You can register to attend these library events on our Boroondara Libraries page on Eventbrite.

Arts events

Wild City exhibition

What if wild animals lived amongst us in the city? It would be a Wild City. Discover Wild City, a special community artwork developed by artist Kathy Holowko and the children of Boroondara.

Open from Monday 19 September to Saturday 3 December 2022 at the Hawthorn Arts Centre.

Find out more on our Wild City Exhibition event page.

Kew Traffic School events

Free child car restraint inspections

Did you know that over 70% of child car restraints are incorrectly installed or used? Make sure your child is travelling safely by booking in for a free child car restraint fitting or safety check.

Book a free restraint fitting or safety check at Kew Traffic School on Monday 24 October between 9 am and 1 pm.

Play and ride session with a bonus storytime (up to 6 years)

Boroondara Families is proud to host this special open day on Monday 24 October at Kew Traffic School as part of celebrating Community Safety Month and Children's Week.

This event will feature:

  • Children (up to 6 years) will be invited to ‘play and ride’ from 9:30 am to 11 am
  • A storytime session from 11 am to 11:30 am.

Play and ride session (up to 10 years)

Boroondara Families is proud to host this special open day on Monday 24 October at Kew Traffic School as part of celebrating Community Safety Month and Children's Week.

Children (up to 10 years) will be invited to ‘play and ride’ between 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm.

Sustainability and environment events

Moth Night with Entomological Society: Great Southern Bioblitz

Boroondara is teaming up with Councils across Greater Melbourne to join the Great Southern Bioblitz. As part of the challenge, we invite you to come along and join in an evening of moth spotting and identification.

Join us on Friday 28 October from 7:30 pm to 10 pm.

Additional events

  • Stay and play at Kew Toy Library event: Thursday 27 October from 10 am to 11 am
  • Kids and teddy day out at Greythorn Community Hub event: Thursday 27 October from 10 am to 12 pm (noon)
  • Children's week at Bowen Street Community Centre event: Thursday 27 October from 10 am to 12 pm

  • Canterbury Toy Library Children's Week family fun morning event: Saturday 24 October 10 am to 12 pm (noon)

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