Children's Week 2023

Children’s Week celebrates the right for all children to enjoy their childhood. It’s an opportunity to shine a spotlight on children’s talents and achievements while providing fun and interactive experiences for them and their families.

This year’s theme is ‘Children have the right to relax, play and take part in activities they enjoy’ and is based on Article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

We are hosting a range of events during Children’s Week from 21 Saturday to Sunday 29 October, read more below about what’s taking place near you. 


StoryTime: Follow the Rainbow

Sunday 22 October, 2pm–4pm 

Bentleigh Library and Youth Hub, 161 Jasper Road, Bentleigh

Join special guest and author, Juliet Sampson, as she shares her latest picture book, Follow the Rainbow. Followed by our regular StoryTime and some rainbow-inspired craft. This session will be Auslan interpreted.

The event is free and suitable for ages 3 and up.

Bookings not required

Safe Seats Safe Kids

Monday 23 October, 10am-2pm

Moorleigh Community Village, 90-92 Bignell Road, Bentleigh

Correctly fitted child car restraints and booster seats play an important part in protecting children from injuries in the event of a car accident. Book a time to have your child’s car restraint checked by Safe Seats Safe Kids.

Delivered by Safe Seats Safe Kids. Free.

Bookings required. One booking per child car restraint.

Playspot pop-up playgroup

Tuesday 24 October, 10am–12pm

Booran Reserve, 1051 Glen Huntly Road, Glen Huntly (look for us near the water park)

Playgroup Victoria will host a morning of fun activities with the Playspot pop-up playgroup. Find out how to start a playgroup orjoin an existing playgroup Connect with local families and enjoy a fun morning out.

Families will also be able to find information about our Family and Children’s Services and other local support services in our community.

For ages 0-6 and free.

Bookings not required

Storytelling Yoga

Wednesday 25 October, 11am–11.30am

Bentleigh Library and Youth Hub, 161 Jasper Road, Bentleigh

Join Claire from Young Yogis for a special storytelling spin on a yoga class for pre-schoolers and their special person.

Expect yoga poses, breathing exercises, storytelling, and relaxation tools and techniques. Participants will leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

For ages 2-6 and free.

Bookings required to secure your spot.

Children’s craft activity

Friday 27 October, 10am–12pm

Carnegie Children’s Multipurpose Room, 3 Shepparson Avenue, Carnegie

A hands-on craft activity with Yaz Gaté from Tiny Cupboard Creatives who will use bright colours and a range of mediums to inspire children to explore, play and create their own artworks.

For ages 18 months to 6 years and free.

Bookings not required.

These Children’s Week events are presented by Glen Eira City Council in partnership with the Victorian Government.