The annual Geelong Children’s Week is back later this month, with something for kids of all ages.
The 16th edition of the week will include a mixture of in-person and digital events, to give children and their parents the opportunity to connect with community organisations.
This year’s theme is based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child Article 15: ‘Children have the right to choose their own friends and safely connect with others’.
Among the activities are a virtual show by local children’s performers, The Mik Maks, a day of activities at Milla Milla playgroup, a virtual performance by magician Dazzling Dan and an online session of songs and stories with Granny Lee and her ukulele.
The at home activities include art and craft kits from the National Wool Museum and the Grovedale Toy Library, and a ‘Healthy at Home’ toolkit.
Greater Geelong Deputy Mayor Trent Sullivan welcomed the return of some in-person activities in this year’s program.
“More than ever, it’s important children are provided opportunities to connect with their friends in a safe and engaging way, and organisers have done a fantastic job of creating a full program of events,” he said.
“Geelong Children’s Week is an excellent example of events that families can enjoy at low or no cost and is a wonderful opportunity to promote the rights of children.”
The event will run from October 23 to October 31.