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Children's Week 2019

Children's Week


National Children’s Week is running from 19 to 27 October this year and once again, we have a diverse range of events and activities to celebrate our children and all that they can achieve.

Children's Week celebrates the right of children to enjoy childhood and is also a time for children to demonstrate their talents, skills and abilities.


Children’s Week activities in Maroondah

Launch of Stories Beyond Stereotypes

Thursday 24 October
6.30pm to 7.30pm
Maroondah Federation Estate, 30 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood

Educators, parents and carers of children aged 7 to 12 years are invited to attend the official launch of Stories Beyond Stereotypes.

Stories Beyond Stereotypes is a booklist featuring real and imaginary characters who follow their own path unconstrained by stereotypes about gender. The booklist builds on a list created in 2018 for children aged 0 to 6 years.

Hear from a guest speaker and go in the draw to win a gift pack of books for your school or class.

An initiative of Maroondah, Knox and Yarra Ranges Councils, Eastern Regional Libraries, EACH, Women’s Health East, Level Playground, Department of Education and Inspiro Community Health.

Refreshments will be provided.

To RSVP for the event, please email by Thursday 17 October.

Children's Fun Day

Please note: Due to forecast wet conditions the Children's Fun Day has been cancelled. We apologise for any disappointment.

Friday 25 October
Our Children's Fun Day included free activities for young children and their families, parent information, entertainment and activities.
For more information phone 9294 5740 or email

Pop the Popcorn: Family Movie Night

Friday 25 October
5.30pm to 7.30pm
Realm Library, Ringwood Town Square
179 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood

Be entertained with movie adaptations of your favourite kids’ books and enjoy some free popcorn too!

Free event, but bookings essential.

Book online

Or call 9800 6430 to book.

Halloween at Wyreena

Thursday 31 October
4.30pm to 7.30pm
Wyreena Community Arts Centre
13-23 Hull Rd, Croydon

Come along and wear your Halloween outfit and be entertained by Wizard Sim Sala Bim this Halloween at Wyreena. 

Make a wand or magic lantern and then go on a trick or treat treasure quest.

You can BYO a picnic or purchase food from The Conservatory Café

This event will be held outdoors, in the case of inclement weather activities will be held inside.

This is a free event for families and children up to 10 years.

Bookings are not required.

For further information on the event, contact Wyreena on 9294 5590. 

Further information

These activities are presented by Maroondah City Council, in partnership with the Victorian Department of Education and Training. For further information on Children's Week activities contact Council on 1300 88 22 33. 

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