Playing giant board games, making wooden toys, planting veggies and eating bush tucker are just some of the free educational activities on offer during this year’s Children’s Week.

Across Victoria, from 21-29 October, Children’s Week celebrates the talents, skills, achievements and rights of young people.

This year’s theme highlights the power of education to transform a child’s life. The theme is based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Article 29 – Education should develop each child’s personality and talents to the full. It should encourage children to respect their parents, their cultures and other cultures.

During Children’s Week, local councils, organisations, schools and early childhood services organise a range of open days, displays and special events that celebrate childhood and showcase children’s achievements.

All Children’s Week events are offered free-of-charge to Victorian families with children aged 0-12 years. This represents a great opportunity for Victorian families to enjoy a fun, engaging and educational experience at minimal expense.

With over 90 free activities across the state, families can find their nearest activity by heading to: