Find a public 2017 event or activity

Public events and activities for 2017 are listed below. (These events have been registered by individual organisations. Please see the NSW Committee’s disclaimer.)

If you can’t find an event or activity in your local area, you might like to organise and register one!

Event name: Camden LGA Children's Week Art Workshops 2017

Date: Until 1 November

Time: 9am-5pm

Location: Queanbeyan Schools and Community Centres and Campbell Page

Short paragraph about the event:
Whether you are a little artist or beginner, come along to the Camden LGA Children's Art Workshop to showcase your creative talents and personality. Designed with fun and creativity in mind, children will have an opportunity to express their ideas through art and learn new techniques from a local artist. Art pieces created by children will be exhibited at Narellan Library during the month of October.

Event name: Special Children's Week Edition of Network News

Date: 21-29 October

Time: 9am-5pm


The quarterly edition of our Out of School Hours Services sector newspaper is being produced by the children who have volunteered from throughout NSW OSHC services. 

Event name: The OOSH Sector celebrates Children's Week

Date: Until 1 November

Time: 21-29 October

Location: NSW

Short paragraph about the event:
Participating Out of School Hours Services (OOSH) in NSW will be hosting special afternoon Children's Week celebrations in their services. These events will include invitees from the local school and community.  Events are by invitation only but will be featured in local news and social media.

Event name: Children’s Week Expo

Date: Saturday 21 October

Time: 10am-1pm

Location: Queanbeyan

Short paragraph about the event:
The Queanbeyan Children's Week Market and Expo is a free event open to the whole community, with lots of information stalls, local small businesses and free fun activities for families. The aim of the Expo is to encourage families to access information in an informal setting.

Event name: Children’s Week Display

Date: until 29 October

Time: Outdoor exhibition

Location: Queanbeyan

Short paragraph about the event:
We are displaying artworks created by children from across Queanbeyan in the local shopping centre, to promote the rights of children. Last year we turned these artworks into flags which will be displayed down the main street along with the artworks.

Event name: Celebrating Children’s Week 2017

Date: Wednesday 26 October

Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm

Location: Botanic Gardens, Batemans Bay

Short paragraph about the event:
Eurobodalla Shire Children's services will be celebrating Children’s week at Botanic Gardens ( Batemans Bay) held on Wednesday 26 October between 10am-12pm.

Event name: Picnic for 'Peak' Organisations that support services who work with vulnerable children, young people, families and communities.



Location: This event is not open to the public.


Event name: Free Children’s Week event- Cockatoo Island Adventures Family Fun Day

Date: Sunday 22 October

Time: 10:30am - 3:30pm

Location: Cockatoo Island

Short paragraph about the event:
Join us for a special day of family fun amongst the spectacular shipyards of historic Cockatoo Island presented by the Australian National Maritime Museum!

Make creative crafts, dress up in costume and have your face painted as we salute to all things navy and nautical.  Spy up periscopes and take the hoop- helm in interactive circus performances. Enjoy swing dancing, storytelling and theatrical tours across the island. Join in spectacular bubble art making, marvel at steam crane demonstrations, take a harbour cruise on a historic vessel and much more. 

It’s a whole day of fun for the whole family.

Event name: Bee Centre

Date: 21-29 October

Time: N/A

Location: Bee Centre

Short paragraph about the event:
Private events to celebrate Children’s Week. This is a closed event

Event name: Kids Festival & Mud Run

Date: 20-26 October

Time: 4pm -6pm

Location: Berrigan Shire

Short paragraph about the event:
The Berrigan Shire will host a four day Children's Festival in partnership with Lions Clubs and family support services. The Festival program will be held 4pm to 6 pm in Shire reserves / parks in the townships of Barooga (20 October), Finley (25 October), Berrigan (24 October) and Tocumwal (26 October) Activities to be provided include: facepainting, games and our Annual Mud Run to be held this year at the Tocumwal Pony Club: Thursday 26 October 2017 at 4 pm. Local service Clubs - Lions  will be on hand to cook up a free sausage sizzle with the Rotary Club of Tocumwal and Smithers Orchards providing fresh orange juice on each day of the program.

Event name: NSW Family Daycare

Date: Wednesday 25 October (Universal Children's Day)

Time: all day

Location: Sydney NSW

Short paragraph about the event:

To celebrate NSW Children’s Week with our members, NSW Family Day Care Association is giving away an all-inclusive Professional Development Training session for one service’s staff and educators. The prize is a Professional Development Training session that focuses on educators to benefit children. The winning service can choose from selection of PD sessions that focus directly on best outcomes for children.

Event name: Oberon Council Library

Date: 23-27 October


Location: Oberon Council Library

Short paragraph about the event:

 The Oberon Council Library will be hosting library activities for the children from our local schools over multiple days the week of the 23st October to the 27th October.

Contact Oberon Council Library for further details.

Event name: NSW Children’s Week and NSW Grandparents Day Open Day

Date: 26 October

Time: 10am – 11.30am

Location: Nowra Hill

Short paragraph about the event:
We want families to come and join in the learning experiences with the children in our Morning activities from 10am to 11.30am. We invite families to share stories and experiences with the children.

To further celebrate Grandparents Day we will have discussions with the children about what grandparents mean to them. We invite our visitors to bring in or email us photographs of grandparents that promote the talent and experience of older people. In addition we are asking the children to paint and draw someone that is special such as a grandparent and we will Display their artwork in our foyer areas to celebrate children’s strengths, successes and links to the community.

 Event name: NSW Children’s Week and NSW Grandparents Day Open Day

Date: 25 and 27 October

Time: 2.00pm

Location: Werranda Children’s Centre, Werrington Downs

Postcode: 2747

Short paragraph about the event:
Werranda Children’s Centre are holding a sporting afternoon for our dads and grandpa's and afternoon tea on Friday. This is a closed event.

Event name: Fun in the Park

Date: 27 October

Time: 3.00pm – 6.00pm

Location: Gungadai

Postcode: 2722

Short paragraph about the event:
There will be music, face painting, masks, beading, glowsticks, giant games, novelty races, bubbles, balloons, Christmas craft, showbags, luckydips, fairyfloss,

Lions Club merry go round, Gundy's Got Talent Contest and Emergency Services display. Gundagai’s Transition to School Mascot Gundy Bunyip will also be there to meet all the children starting Big School in 2018


Event name: Fun in the Park

Date: 24 October 2017

Time: 10.00pm – 12.00pm

Location: Dubbo

Postcode: 2830

Short paragraph about the event:
To celebrate Children’s Week the Dubbo Children’s Committee is holding a free family fun day. Join us for lots of fun, free activities including a petting zoo and face painting. To find out more visit:

Event name: Children’s Week Playgroup at Oyster Bay

Date: 27 October 2017

Time: 10.00pm – 12.00pm

Location: Oyster Bay

Postcode: 2225

Short paragraph about the event:
Celebrate Children's Week with us at Oyster Bay Community Hall on Friday, 27 October. There will be free face painting, story time, arts & craft, parachute & ball games. It’s a fun filled event for the kids and you get to meet other families too. For more information visit:

Event name: Central Coast Kids Day Out

Date: 5 November 2017

Time: 10.00pm – 3.00pm

Location: Kariong

Postcode: 2250

Short paragraph about the event:
Central Coast Kids Day Out is all about our Central Coast kids, their families, the services and ways to enrich our family’s lives on the Central Coast. Continually families are saying that this is the best family event on the Central Coast. This is CCKDO's 18th year!

There will be kid’s shows, rides, stalls, entertainers, workshops and performances.

Event name: Activity Centres Inc. Cultural Afternoon Tea

Date: 27 October 2017

Time: 3.15pm

Location: Toongabbie, Greystanes and Girraween

Postcode: 2146

Short paragraph about the event:
Four After School Care Services within the organisation providing care for over 200 children will hold a Cultural Afternoon Tea and Talent Showcase.    


Event name: Biggest Recess

Date: 27 October 2017

Time: morning

Short paragraph about the event:
Be a part of this year's Biggest Recess on Friday 27 October, 2017 and help ensure the children of today grow up healthy and well in NSW.

Biggest Recess encourages adults to think about the fun and playful times they had at school with friends and bring that sense of adventure into the office. Biggest Recess only takes 20 minutes out of your busy working day and is an easy and fun way to learn more about how we can role model healthy behaviours for the children in our lives. Register your organisation now at to receive some healthy recipes and fun games for you and your work colleagues to share this Biggest Recess on Friday 27 October, 2017.

 Event name: NSW Children’s Week Celebration

Date: 25 October

Time: 10am – 12pm

Location: Greenacre

Postcode: 2190

Short paragraph about the event:
Free fun, sand art, animal farm, reptile table, face painting, songs, art and craft, playdough, a visit from the Mayor and Councillor, several community organisations providing information to families.