This year’s Children’s Week is set to be a fun one, with lots of events and activities happening across WA. Learn more about Children’s Week, plus check out what’s on in and around the Melville area.

What is Children’s Week?

Children’s Week is a national event, held every year around the 4th week of October. It’s a week dedicated to celebrating children and encouraging families to play, learn and grow together. As the convenor of Children’s Week WA, Meerilinga is hosting and promoting some fantastic free and low-cost events at various venues across the state. Here are just a few happening in the local area.

Local Children’s Week Events

Free Family Day Out at the Shipwrecks Museum

Bring the whole family down for a special day, discovering some of oldest known shipwrecks of Western Australia. Visit the photographic exhibition As Eye See It, coordinated by the Department of Communities and featuring images taken by West Australian young people living in care. Participants were given a camera and encouraged to take four photographs of things which hold a special significance for them. Once you have explored the museum enjoy some fantastic free kids activities! Make your own sun visor to stay safe in the sun, and take part in our sun prints workshop. All celebrating the 2019 theme of a Child’s Right to be Healthy, Safe & Happy.

Date: Sunday 20th October
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: WA Shipwrecks Museum, 45 Cliff Street, Fremantle
Cost: FREE

Music Book Children’s Week Classics Concert

Join Music Book for a beautiful mini-concert in the Library while your little one absorbs the magic and joy of live music. For little ones 0 – 4 and their grownups. Don’t forget to bring your favourite furry friend.

The concert is proudly supported by the City of Melville, Stockland CARE grants, and Forgotten Books.

Date: Monday 21st October
Time: 1.30pm-2.15pm
Location: A.H. Bracks Library, Cnr Stock Rd & Canning Hwy
Cost: FREE

Buster It’s All About Play for Children’s Week

Held across several days and venues, Buster is a moving activity zone – providing creative and FUN opportunities for families to learn and play together. Loose parts, arts & crafts and heaps of other children and families to socialise with. This year, Buster will offer families the chance to play & learn together throughout Children’s Week 2019!

Best suited for children aged birth to 5 years. Buster It’s All About Play is a free initiative thanks to the City of Fremantle.

Date: Tuesday 22nd October
Time: 9.30am-11.30am
Location: Paget St Park, Hilton
Cost: FREE

Date: Wednesday 23rd October
Time: 9.30am-11.30am
Location: Fremantle Arts Centre
Cost: FREE

Date: Friday 25th October
Time: 9.30am-11.30am
Location: Leighton Beach Park Area
Cost: FREE

Go for 2 & 5 Children’s Week Puppet Play Day

Celebrate Children’s Week at a free Hand Puppet making workshop provided by the Spare Parts Puppet Theatre at Meerilinga Children and Family Centre Cockburn. This will be a great hands-on activity to be enjoyed by children and families and will be free-flow workshop in which children get to take home their puppet as a memento.

The stars at Spare Parts Puppet Play will then engage the children in a basic Theatre show, encouraging them to use their imaginations to create stories using their Hand Puppets. A delicious and nutritious healthy morning tea provided.

Date: Thursday 24th October
Time: 9.30am-11.30am
Location: Meerilinga Early Learning Centre, 219 Winterfold Rd, Coolbellup
Cost: FREE

Don’t forget to RSVP via the Meerilinga Facebook event page.

Free Family Fun Day Out at the WA Maritime Museum

Bring the whole family down and dive into the depths of WA’s maritime history, enjoying a range of exciting shark-themed activities on this free Family Fun Day! Join us for Children’s Week at the WA Maritime Museum.

Don’t forget to meet our very special guest, Seamus the Shark at 10.30am and 11.30am! *Please note that while the Museum is free, entry charges apply to the special exhibition Planet Shark: Predator or Prey and the HMAS Submarine Ovens.

Date: Sunday 27th October
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: WA Maritime Museum, Victoria Quay, Fremantle
Cost: FREE entry to the WA Maritime Museum, tickets required to Planet Shark exhibition

For even more Children’s Week events and activities, visit the WA Children’s Week website. You can also browse other local events on the Melville Mums What’s On calendar.

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Author: Melville Mums