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Children’s Week Brisbane | Activities to Celebrate Friendship

Are you looking for ways to celebrate Children’s Week Brisbane 2023? You’ve come to the right place as we’ve compiled a list of Children’s Week activities and information to help you make the most of this important annual event!

We all hope to create a childhood for our children filled with adventure and fun. To ensure their days are filled exploring, making friends, and seeing the world for all its beauty. We want to nurture their curiosity and ensure their innocence to the harsher side of life lasts for as long as possible. Children’s Week celebrates the rights of children to enjoy childhood and for the wider community to rejoice in their talents, skills, and abilities. That’s something we can all definitely get behind!

Children’s Week Brisbane 2023

Children’s Week Brisbane 2023 will run from 21 – 29 October 2023. This annual event is celebrated throughout Australia with a diverse range of events and activities organised at National, State, and local levels.

Children's Week 2020
Children’s Week

Children’s Week aims to:

  • encourage and support individuals, groups and organisations to organise local activities and events that support and involve children and communities
  • raise community awareness of the needs, rights and achievements of children
  • ensure that the public is aware of the Queensland Government’s obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • ensure that any breaches of the Queensland Government’s obligations under the Convention on the Rights of a Child are publicised, to stimulate public support for action to ensure that any breaches are remedied
  • affiliate or associate with diverse organisations or individuals concerned with children’s rights and wellbeing

Children’s Week Brisbane 2023 theme

The Children’s Week National Theme for 2023 is based on UNCRC Article 31: Children have the right to relax, play and join in a wide range of leisure activities.

This is DEFINITELY something we embrace here as part of our personal ethos at Families Magazine!

What’s on during Children’s Week Brisbane?

Events for 2023 will be confirmed soon. In the meantime, find out what happened last year…

Dress Up Day Pop-Up Playgroups
Dress Up Day Pop-Up Playgroups

Have you checked out the activities for Children’s Week Brisbane yet? Here are some great family-friendly events designed to celebrate the loves of our lives – our kids!

Dress Up Day | Multiple locations

Each year Playgroup Queensland celebrates Dress Up Day. Playgroups are encouraged to hold a celebration during their playgroup session and invite local community members and families to ‘dress up’ and attend the event. Dress Up Day is held during Children’s Week each year. Find out dates and locations here.

First Five Forever, Babies Books & Rhymes | Multiple locations

Various local council libraries

First Five Forever, Toddler Time| Multiple locations

Please note: Due to COVID-19, not all libraries are offering First Five Forever activities.

Various local council libraries

Why celebrate Children’s Week Brisbane?

The goal of Children’s Week is to recognise the talents, skills, and abilities of ALL children. Playgroups, schools, childcare centres, kindy’s, cultural groups, local libraries, and community groups will all engage and come together to celebrate our little darlings. This will (hopefully) continue to encourage families to play, learn, and grow together.

As adults, we have a role to play in nurturing our children and providing them with a wide variety of opportunities that speak to WHO they are as individuals.

Find a Children’s Week activity near you in Brisbane on our calendar here.

You can learn more about Queensland Children’s Week by heading to the Children’s Rights Queensland website.

UNICEF has created a great child’s rights activity book. You can download it for FREE here.

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Regina Gleeson

Regina is a fan of finding 'things to do with kids' in South East Queensland (specifically Brisbane and surrounds). As the Listings Editor of the popular Families Magazine (2013 - 2020), she was instrumental in hunting down and finding all the best things to do for families and sharing that information with her audience. She is extremely community-minded and makes it her personal mission to contribute content that is low cost (or free!) and suitable for families. This thirst for knowledge and desire to experience the things she writes about makes her an irreplaceable member of the team. Now working for blogs as a free-lancer, she contributes around raising two smaller humans and working with many, many more.

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